Trudie Scott, Teacher, California, USA
Dear Judy and Freda,
I wanted to take a moment to thank both of you for all of your comments to me and to all of us. I am so impressed with this class and both of you. You are role models in the best sense of the word.
I am really glad that there are translations on the project sites. I was impressed at how people whose native language was not English could participate. It was your gentle mentoring and understanding that allowed this to occur.
I worked hard at this class because it was not only interesting, but allowed me to grow. I am a major fan of iEARN and have talked people's ears off about it. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of what iEARN and you do. I was so tired of "talking the talk" about global education. Now I feel like my students and I can actually do it. It is the collaborative part that is so important for students to learn. I think projects like this will change them.
I look forward to working with both of you in the future. Judy, I will see you in the Kindred Project. Our work already on the My Name Project has had some very interesting results.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me a better person and a better teacher.
Trudie Scott, California, USA
[alum of Sept-Nov 2010 iEARN Online Educator Course: Social Studies Internationalizing Social Studies for the 21st Century in a letter to iEARN Course Facilitators]