Walt Disney World Student Project
I have always believed that the primary focus in education should be students – and I have always believed that we should involve students in each of our conferences. Again this year, we are making students a most important part of our conference. Our desire is that each student will take home an incredible network of talents and information from the other students, teachers, principals, superintendents, technology experts, and other leading citizens.
Together we will support a team that will have the passion and capacity to develop great leaders and foster peace throughout the world.
Ms. Christine Voigt and Bishop Dunne Students lead World Student Project
Students will be connected technologically with each other around the United States and the World at the Blue Ribbon Schools Blueprint for Excellence Conference at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, December 8-12, 2009.
How do you change the world?
Simple… bring the young minds of our future leaders together to communicate, teach, learn, and create understanding.
The World Student Project began last December (2008) in Myrtle Beach, SC, with nine students and was led by Ms. Britt Pool, teacher at White Knoll High School (Lexington, South Carolina), a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School. This project is the vision of Blue Ribbon Schools, Inc., with the mission to bring together students from around the world for sharing and appreciating the cultures from different countries – leading to a more peaceful world.
This year, at the Blueprint for Excellence Conference, Ms. Christine Voigt, technology teacher, and her class at Bishop Dunne School will direct and lead a group of (1) students at Walt Disney World, (2) students from schools in the United States and (3) students from schools around the World. The students will communicate via technology and networks such as Ning, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Remember, “it’s a small world, after all”!!
Students registered for the Blue Ribbon Schools conference at Disney will:
Take part in Walt Disney World’s Leadership and Cultural Institute at Epcot.
Attend the Candlelight Processional at Epcot with a reception viewing the Illuminations overlooking the lake at Epcot.
Participate in sessions with leading technology companies viewing some of the latest in technology and participating in hands on activities.
Have the opportunity to attend a special session with outstanding administrators from around the world.
attend sessions designed specifically by Teachers of the Year who will share their passion for education
participate in special projects and excursions designed especially for students.
Students will communicate live and in person at Disney and with other students around the world by technology.
See you at Disney!
Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc.