Worldwide Teacher Invitation: How to Participate
If you are a certified teacher in the United States or abroad and would like to propose a project collaboration between your students and the students at Mabry Middle School, we invite you to submit you Project Proposal to our Instructional Lead Teacher, Mr. Chris Swanson. Simply clicking on the pdf icon to the left will download the Project Proposal form. Clicking on his name will launch your email application and address an email to his attention. Only teacher requests from an email address associated with an educational institution will be considered.
Collaborations are completely flexible. We invite creativity. Projects may be very short and simple or as complex and extended as the collaborating teachers agree upon. As we begin the Mabry Global Learning Collaborative, we would suggest specific, highly defined projects that can be completed in a short timeframe and can remain on our site for extended educational reference. We are eager for the collaboration between your students and Mabry's students to be richly rewarding and educationally empowering.
If you are a student outside of Mabry Middle School and are interested in participating in Mabry's Global Learning Collaborative, you should contact one of your teachers or school administrators and request that he or she contact Mr. Swanson at the email address above. Participating students must have one of their teachers, in addition to the project teacher at Mabry, overseeing their participation. Mr. Swanson will work with interested teachers not affiliated with Mabry to explain how this works. If you are a student attending Mabry Middle School and are interested in participating in Mabry's Global Learning Collaborative, you should contact one of your teachers at Mabry or see Mr. Swanson at school and request to be added in a special online project.
At Mabry, we are eager to leverage pervasive computing and connectivity to harness new ways of learning, to expand our students' learning experiences beyond the walls of our classrooms, to open our classrooms to the world. Our ultimate goal for this project is to nurture ambitious, creative, independent problem-solvers who will make the world a better place. We invite you to join us in that effort.