The Purpose of This GLP
I have created this GLP in efforts to make this world a little better place. It is important to teach students that they can make a difference in other peoples’ lives by simply showing that they care. It starts with just one person, but one person can’t do it alone. By having multiple classes all over the world participate in this GLP, students are able to empower each other by sharing ideas and experiences of how their lives have changed, or how they have changed others’ lives. Exposing students to real world problems, and challenging them to make a difference is the mission of my GLP. Building on students’ compassion for humankind will hopefully make a lasting impression in their lives and they will continue to find ways to help humanity as they continue on their journey of life.
Global collaboration is the way of the future (Reed, 2007). By exposing students now to these skills, we are preparing them for jobs of the future, and getting them one step ahead of everyone else.
My name is Aurora Mendoza, and I am an elementary school teacher working for the Apple Valley USD in California. I have been working for this school district since 2006, and have experience in teaching grades second through fourth. I graduated from California State Univerisity, San Bernardino with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a minor in Spanish Studies. I also received my multiple-subject teaching credential with a BCLAD from CSUSB. I am currently attending Azusa Pacific University and working toward attaining my master's degee in Educational Technology. If you have any questions regarding anything you see on this GLP, you can contact me by filling out the Contact the Project Manager Form, or by posting a comment on the Teacher Forum page of this site.
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