‚ÄčIngrid Skirrow

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I am greatly looking forward to my visit to Norway and to developing some interesting sessions with you as we look at what is involved with "Student Learning in the 21st century".

I am an experienced primary school classroom teacher who, for the past 11 years, has worked as library manager and teacher-librarian at Vienna International School (VIS). One Web2.0 initiative I was involved with last year was a peotry wiki which I developed as I participated in the first IB online Web2.0 course. Please view:-

In September 2009 I decided to go 'independent' and I have already had a fairly busy time preparing for various conferences and workshops. As PYP workshop leader and school visitor for the IB, I am very lucky to be able to travel around the IBAEM region although I have also been invited to give several IB related workshops or papers outside this region. Recently I have started to specialize in the organisation of in-cooperation workshops for VIS and the IB. This year's 3 day workshop in February 2009 which I both organised and led, was called "Technology and other resources to support teaching and learning in the PYP". At this workshop we looked at the roles of IT integration teachers and of the teacher-librarian and included web2.0 applications as well as books as we looked at ways to support student learning in the 21st century! I hope to share some of our insights with you during our sessions in October.

An additional job I do for the IB is to lead discussion forums and answer questions as OCC faculty member for librarians.

In 2008 I was appointed Regional Director for the region "International Schools" within the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). http://iaslonline.ning.com/ or http://www.iasl-online.org/index.htm.

At the IASL Annual Conference in Abano Terme, Italy in September 2009 I presented two papers and created a poster describing Learner Profile books:-http://www.librarything.com/profile/PYPLearnerProfile

fyi. these papers are available below:-

Jamie Williams
sorry about the photo, haven't got a sensible one.

Click here to listen to Jamie's introduction
to his session on Web 2.0 technology

am currently working at the International School of Geneva, Campus des Nations. But started teaching 13 years ago in the UK. As I completed my PGCE the internet was becoming more accessible for people to create online content. As a geographer this excited me greatly and started with a simple website for resources which students could download. I then moved to the International school of Monaco where I was introduced to the Middle Years programme and the IB Diploma. These more complex courses required a more flexible approach to web based content and I started using 'Moodle' and still run the site at www.geographyjim.org . Since then the opportunites to increase the interactive element of websites have increased dramatically, the use of google apps, calendars, podcasts and other 'web 2.0' content has increased the opportunity of learning for my students.
Over the past 3 years I have been involved in helping with the new I.B. Diploma geography syllabus which culminated in a creating a wiki for teachers (http://ibgeog2009.wikispaces.com/ and http://geographiedebi.wikispaces.com/). This has reinforced the idea of collaboration between teachers and students for me and with the use of 'rss feeds' and 'tagging' has resulted a whole new way of approaching teaching and sharing quality online resources.
Finally I was lucky enough to employ a geographer who I have been working with from the International school of Toulouse called Richard Allaway who has used this technology widely in his teaching and in the creation of www.geographyalltheway.com and is well worth a visit if you have the time!
I hope that the workshop will be interesting and informative, but above all I hope to give you some practical ideas that you will be able to include in your everyday teaching without having to invest hours of time infront of the screen. Web 2.0 technology is all about making the web work for you!
I look forward to meeting you all.