A few days ago, I was invited to visit Pohnpei, Micronesia through pictures. I was truly masmerized by my friend’s description of a photo of her standing at the blow holes at Tonga and the power of the sea.
As a a life- long learner myself, non- native speaker of English, an EFL teacher, someone whose kids made snow tunnels this February, I felt a need to experience and google concepts like lazy sting rays, puffer fish, coral reef, lagoon, snorkling and blow holes.
Since, I am in hospital now and have plenty of time, I continued my “visit” and listened to the concerns of the local people for the future of the islands in Micronesia.The cute, five or six- year old children joyfully crossing the shallow water of the street, may have to permanently leave their homes and islands, because they are being covered by the sea. The global warming again. How sad!
On the 20th of March 2012 this year’s winner of the ALMA Prize (the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award) was announced.
It goes to the Dutch author Guus Kuijer.
He is not very well known worldwide but his books are very popular in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and some of them have been filmed as well. His books are translated to a few languages (I read in the newspaper that nine of his books are translated into Swedish), but I guess that the award will make him more famous.
ALMA is the largest money prize given to authors of books for children and youth (5 million Swedish Crowns, over half a million Euros).
The National Reports given at the Vienna meeting Januari 2012 are available online.
Go to Conferences and Meetings in the menu at the top
In the dropdown menu choose Meetings and Seminars
Then you’ll click on Vienna Januari 2012
On that page you’ll find a PDF file with all the national reports.
Thank you, Meeli
Well done! We’re getting there.
Since Vienna and the start of our new website 16 associations were able to get information on their pages.
Austria; Belgium ( French); Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Finland; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Macedonia; Netherlands; Norway; Romania; Slovenia; Spain.
So it’s fun and it’s easy. Please look at the pages of your friends. Maybe you will be inspired to add your own page ( if you don’t have one) or add more information or pictures on your page.
If you need help please ask me of one of the other IDEC colleagues.
In Vienna some of you didn’t like the green and there were some other comments on the look and feel of the iDEC website.
What do you think about the new look and feel / theme of the website now?
Use the forum to make comments, please.
Friends, MaRA is very much excited about our new web site: http://literacymk.wordpress.com
Among the other pages there is this one http://literacymk.wordpress.com/1st-national-literacy-conference/ It contains the presentations of almost all of the presenters, in Skopje 2010. I know I don’t have Hennrieta and Schlomo’s. I would be more than happy to also add these. Is it all right for you to have them here, on the IDEC web site?
Please let me know.
The Dutch Princess Laurentien, head of the EU Expert Group on Literacy wants to use the Evening Standard’s reading campaign as a springboard “to start to eradicate illiteracy in cities across Europe“.
Intercultural communication. Interesting observation.
Click on the table to get a better view.
As I promised I will make your own association page private on the IDEC website. This means that only one representative from the country / Association can add and edit. You cannot change the information on other pages any more.
I would like to know who will be the editor of your association page. I made a list with associations and editors. You can find this list on IDEC spreadsheet Roles
Request: Check the list, and:
- Place a + sign ( PLUS) or an OK in the column at the right to tell me this is OK. He/She will be the editor
- Put a new name in the right column if you want to change the editor or add one ( from some countries I don’t know who to put there)
Thanks Jeroen C