GES Hosts a World Faire

I received an invitation some time ago to attend a World Faire at Goochland Elementary School. This was one of several outstanding G21 projects I looked forward to seeing come to life this year.

Students organized country stations around the cafeteria with interactive components designed for the iPad, for learning about each country. The most popular interaction, of course, was the food students made that came from around the world.

While the technology inclusion was cool, the most outstanding take-away for me from this well-organized event was the ownership students had of the content associated with each country. Students were enthusiastic about knowing the culture and customs of each country and were eager to share it with their peers and visitors. I had the fortune today to tour the fair with my colleagues Bruce Watson, Pete Gretz, Steve Geyer, and James Lane.

GES students and teachers: awesome job!