Monday, October 5, 2009
Stopping in Deer Isle, Maine
Before settling down in Boston, I was able to meet the Stonington Elementary School teachers and principal on Deer Isle, Maine. Through a Kennedy Center Partners in Education Grant, Glacier Valley will be partnering with Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau and Deer Isle School for the next two years involving students in grades 4 - 12 to integrate technology and produce a collaborative music and theater piece that reflects the fishing culture both communities share. Even though I'll be studying in Boston, I hope to stay connected with this project and will be maintaining a wiki space to help Alaska and Maine teachers and students communicate with each other. It was wonderful meeting our school partners face-to-face, as well as some of my Glacier Valley friends through a short video conference. What a beautiful community Deer Isle has! Thank you, Principal Benjamin, for the tour!