Thursday, May 26 2011 15:40
The St. Isidore School Green Club participated in the International School CyberFair 2011. Their theme was Take Action and Unite and they chose local leaders as their subject and Theodore Roosevelt as the person to research about.
Their website www.wix.com/aconlan/teddyroosevelt was chosen to receive a Gold Award from their Global peers. These six girls, Elizabeth Berezuk, Leeanne Appio, Hope Bahnke, Emily Auciello, Chelsea Tarkington, and Kaelyn McGrady, were the members of the Green Club. Under the supervision of Mrs. Alexandra Conlan and Mrs. Carol Findlay, they researched and used technology creatively to communicate their knowledge about Teddy Roosevelt and his contributions as a conservationist Each girl learned to develop a website and in doing so built confidence in the ability to communicate their knowledge both in their writing and in person.
The Global Cyber Fair includes competitors from as far as Taiwan, China, Poland and Indonesia. We are proud to say that these St. Isidore students performed an outstanding academic achievement. Sr. Linda Joseph is very proud of the students’ accomplishments and commends them, and their teachers, for their spectacular achievement. The SIS Green Club also participated in the ESBOCES Celebration of Technology in Education.
International Schools Cyber Fair is an award-winning authentic learning program used by schools and youth organizations around the world. Youth conduct research and publish their findings on the Web. Recognition is given to the best projects in each of eight categories. This White House-endorsed program encourages youth to become community ambassadors by working collaboratively and using technology to share what they have learned. Students evaluate each other's projects by using a unique online evaluation tool.
Source: St. Isidore School press release dated May 26, 2011