dia seis - Started out with skyping and then breakfast at this little cafe down the street where we are staying. I had mushrooms and more cactus for breakfast after trying to sneak away without eating a big breakfast. That would have been unacceptable here even though we usually do not eat big breakfasts back home that often.

Thursday, 11/17 (B-day) Skype Schedule: times listed are for Pulaski High School / GDL on Central Time
8:55 - 9:07... Period 2 Biology
9:10 - 9:20... Period 3B Biology

Here is the agenda for the workshop we put on for local teachers. As part of her internship Kate (see home page to find out who that is) did a great job preparing an agenda and bringing together local teachers who were interested in learning how technology can be used to enhance science education and environmental conservation efforts. It was so interesting to learn about the issues these teachers deal with skillfully and to be able to share professional development opportunities that we have received through Crossing Boundaries with them. There were so many talented people presenting and in attendance - I am honored to be a part of today's event.

Taller de Colaboración Internacional en Educación Ambiental
El jueves 17 de noviembre 2011

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, Informal introductions, Icebreaker
Technology-based Learning
9:30 – 9:45 Crossing Boundaries Intro – Nancy (English)
9:45 – 10:15 PhotoStory – Roberta (English)
10:15 – 10:45 Podcasts – Jamie (English)
10:45 – 11:15 Break, informal discussion on incorporating technology in the classroom
Birds as Educational Tools
11:15 – 11:30 Bird research and education - Sarahy
11:30 – 12:00 eBird – Nancy (English)
12:00 – 12:30 Student collaboration on using wikis, teacher/group collaboration – Kate
12:30 – 1:00 Small group discussions
1:00 – 1:30 Group sharing
1:30 – 1:45 Assessment and follow-up: How interested teachers can get involved and stay connected – Siux and Nancy
1:45 – 2:00 Wrap-up and thank you

2:00 – 4:00 Lunch at Las Julián

Comala - population = 14,594; lat. = 19 degrees, 19 minutes North, long. = 103 degrees, 45 minutes West
For more information check out the following links... maps: www.maplandia.com/mexico/colima/comala/comala/
historical and cultural information: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comala,_Colima

The drive to Comala... long, dark, confusing, bumpy (as in speed bumpy - there was one point where we had to pull over to make sure we had all of our wheels but that was my fault because I didn't see the speed bump in time to slow down). But then we made it to this special landmark called the "Dancing Dogs" and everything was fine. The bed and breakfast we are staying at overnight is really nice. It has a bunch of hammocks outside in a cactus zen garden and an outdoor bed, but the extra special feature is a chiffon-net drape hanging from the ceiling over my pink bed. I am assuming it is decorative and not to protect me from parasitic insects but I am going to sleep with it closed just to say I did. The attention to detail at this place can not be understated because it is beautiful.