What's going on in Eracism 2012-2 this week -
Global debating kicked off on October 3rd with three full brackets of eight teams each ready to debate "Global management of natural resources will cause conflict between cultures". This project includes fourteen schools from seven countries - Argentina, Canada, China, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, and the United States. The school teams are researching their debate topic and preparing to post their position in Voicethread. Round 1 debates will be complete by October 29th at which time the judges will listen to the debates, collaborate within the judging teams and post the results in Voicethread. All Voicethreads will become public after the judges have recorded their feedback. The public is welcome to comment on the Voicethreads at that time.
October 10th - The Judges' Training Session was a great learning experience with Marcia Alessi. The judges include teacher education students from the University of Northern Iowa with Dr. Leigh Zeitz, as well as teachers in the project who will be judging brackets and teams other than their own schools, and volunteers from around the world. This global project is so rich with great expertise and amazing educators from around the world! Stay tuned for Round 1 results at the beginning of November.