David Young Wins in Prague !!

Where do I even begin? Well, the best place to start is by telling those who don’t already know:



David with Laura Ipsen, Corp VP WW Public Sector and Anthony Salcito VP WW Education

Over 3 intense days of presenting the work David’s students did in their project “Infinity Architecture- the Nurture Centre” David won 1st Place in the “Knowledge Building and Critical Thinking” category. Not only the judges were impressed but everyone that had the time to stop by his stand and hear about the amazing work his students did and what they learned from this experience were impressed. He had to present to a panel of judges who were senior Educators from Slovakia, Morocco and Hong Kong. David was also chosen as one of the 7 video pops for the event and here it is:

I would also like to give a big shout out to our Education Minister, John O’Dowd (@JohnODowdSF), for following the event and tweeting his congratulations J

There was so much happening that night it was difficult to keep pace. Here is the full list of winners with links to their projects. If you’re not already registered on the Partners in Learning Network, here is a great reason to do it now. You’ll see and be able to share these wonderful projects that are changing students and teachers’ lives. Make sure you check out the new “Hot Topics” section:
1. US – Doing business in Birmingham, Pauline Roberts and Rick Joseph
2. Singapore – Impactful Online Service Learning, Chen Siyun
3. Germany – Creating Fairytale-Radioplays, Holger Fröhlich
Knowledge building
1. Northern Ireland – Infinity Architecture, David Allan Young
2. Malaysia – The Journalist, Zamimah Binti Azaman
3. Lebanon – The Warak Warak Method, Youssr CHEDIAC
Beyond the classroom
1. Jordan – Glimmer of Hope, Ghadeer Obiedat and Rania Obiedat
2. Canada – little hands big world, Devon Caldwell & Leah Obach
3. Brazil – Ecoweb, Margarida Telles da Cruz
3. UK – The Hit Squad, Katie Boothman
Cutting edge use of ICT
1. UK – Kodu in The Klassroom, Nicki Maddams
2. US, “LYNC”ing Distance Learning Math Classes to Blind and Visually Impaired Students, Robin Lowell and Sherry Hah
3. Australia – Playing. Designing. Learning. Using Games and Project-Based Learning to Develop Creative, Innovative and Independent Learners, Alice Leung
Teacher as a change agent
1. Pakistan – Aqua Crunch, Munazza Riaz Butt
2. Nigeria – Rescue Mission, Ayodele Odeogbola
3. Cyprus – Online and Community-Based Research on Recycling Practices, Maria Loizou Raouna
Educators Choice:
1. Portugal – Oratio Classroom, João Carlos Ramalheiro
2. Macedonia – Fun, Education, Stop Motion Animation, Darko Taleski, Sofija Grabulovksa
3. US – What’s up Egypt, Todd LaVogue

Here is the video of David hearing his winning announced:

Here is a jumpy video that will give you some idea of how wonderful the Grand Ballroom of Prague Castle is and how privileged we were to be able to celebrate this wonderful event in.

I want to congratulate all of the winners but say a special congratulations to our UK buddies, Nicki Maddams from Hartsdown Technology College and Katie Boothman from Saltash.net Community School for their great projects and wins at the event.

I would also like to thank the 2 Judges from Ireland, Deirdre Butler and Michael Hallissy along with the Ireland Teachers who attended the Innovative Schools track. They all had some very long days in attending a variety of workshops, discussion groups and project teams. They are:

Lena McMorrow- from St. Mary’s College in Derry

Beverly Cripps from Ashfield Girls HS in Belfast

Eileen McStocker and Gerard Duffy from St. Pius X HS in Magherafelt

Gwen Brennan and Patricia Davies from Presentation Secondary School in Dublin

It was a pleasure working with and sharing this amazing event with such inspirational, dedicated and fun Teachers. Their students and staff are very lucky to have such committed and passionate educators in their lives.

You can find all of these Teachers and much more on the Partners in Learning Network- Join for free today

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5 Responses to David Young Wins in Prague !!

  1. TurboSparks says:

    Fabulous Work!!! Congratulations David!

  2. Jeremy Young says:

    Fantastic achievement! Well deserved victory for some outstanding work. If any of your students involved are looking for a job, tell them to send their CVs over! Impressed is an understatement.

  3. Emilio Hernandez says:

    Well done David.
    Great work as always.

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