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Catalina Valenzuela
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  • Miami, FL
  • United States
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  • Caroline Black
  • Abena Bailey
  • Xavier Espejo-Vadillo
  • Julie Balen
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  • Lisa Durff
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Name:
Catalina Valenzuela
About Me:
I am teacher who happens to be an economist with a masters degree in international relations.
I am currently developing professional development courses to increase digital literacy in Latin American teaching profession.
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Interest in Flat Connections
I am interested in learning good practice. I believe that a XXI citizen needs to be an able digital person and more important a global human been. A XXI citizen must be used digital tools to communicate adequately and to participate in the issues close to his/her heart in a world that is flat.

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Challenge 14: Pitching my Global Project Design

I woke up all by myself last Thursday at 5:30AM EST (I am not an early riser and still struggles to wake up). I washed my teeth and went straight on my computer to meet with FLATS. First and foremost I want to thank you for been there. It means a lot that people from literally all over the world were there ready to listen to my pitch. After listening to Abena and her experience with her great Oh, My English Project, I was ready to present my ideas. 

I presented my project Fair Trade,…

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Posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:30am

Challenge 13: Fair Trade, Fair Play

I started and ended my teaching career at Business Academy Bexley. Academies in the UK are loosely based in the charter schools model in the US. They are ran by privates and funded by the government.

One of the key issues that attracted to the Academy was its called for innovation. Several experiments after, the innovation went through the window due to lack of academic (and behavioral improvement). However I had the chance to design and implement a course called Fair Trade, Fair…

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Posted on December 10, 2012 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Challenge 12: Celebration and summation

For this challenge, I did not present my Flatclassroom project. Sorry.

However I participated in a summit, a great, fun and enlightening summit: The Global Education Conference (GEC)

I presented the blog where I contribute as the ed tech writer and content strategist. This year, the GEC called for ed tech ventures to present their ideas, projects and products as part of an…

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Posted on December 9, 2012 at 2:50am

Is your school a 21c school? Are you a 21c teacher?

A nice test for the week end.....And some ideas too

21 Signs You’re a 21st Century School

 1.     Your book report list…includes a selection of e-books. amazon.com

2.     Your students work on collaborative projects…with students in Australia.  epals.com

3.     You give weekly class updates and homework clues…via your blog.

4.     You prepare substitutes…

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Posted on October 14, 2012 at 7:52am — 4 Comments

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