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PES and SBMS classes collaborate on a global learning experience

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Parkwood Elementary School has 20 new published authors and Swansboro Middle School has 27 students who have had their research published!
"It's a Small World" writers and research project was developed as part of a collaborative global learning initiative for the 2015-16 school year. It was a huge undertaking by Tonya McCauley's second graders at Parkwood and Kay Getsinger's eighth graders at Swansboro MS.
With the help of OnslowView and 1:1 technology the two groups of students have been collaborating since school started. Each second grader partnered with a student(s) from the eighth grade. Second graders sent questions about their countries, including home life, school life, customs and celebrations for eight grade partners to research and answer. Then the second graders were tasked with developing stories applicable to what they learned.
The books were published by Amazon under the "We Are Neighbors Series" and Parkwood held a special celebration and book signing May 18, for parents and community members.

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