MiddleSchoolKidz.com Webmaster Nominated for
GlobalSchoolNet's 2003 Online Shared Learning Award



Sheila D. Gatling


P.O. Box 7533

Garden City, NY 11530-0710

Phone: 516 850 2067

Fax: 720-294-2979






Garden City, NY-March 10, 2003


Our very own MiddleSchoolKidz.com webmaster, Sheila D. Gatling, has been nominated for the prestigious international 2003 Global SchoolNet Foundation “Online Shared Learning Award”.



"Since 1984 the Global SchoolNet Foundation (GSN) has been a leader in demonstrating and promoting online shared, or collaborative, learning. Today, GSN continues this tradition by instituting the annual "GSN Online Shared Learning Awards." Each year GSN will recognize a number of current K-12 classroom teachers, media specialists, and other school-based educators who have distinguished themselves in the area of online shared learning. Qualified educators who are nominated and selected will receive a cash award in recognition of their dedication, leadership and hard work.

Online Shared Learning is known by several different descriptive names: online collaborative learning, telecollaboration, networked Project-Based Learning, multi-cultural interpersonal exchanges, telecomputing and others.

Online Shared Learning is a variation of project-based learning, with the added dimension of involving two or more groups or classes of students in geographically diverse locations working together. Because of distance, students use a variety of online and traditional communications media (email, CU-SeeMe, national postal services, fax, couriers, etc.) in order to accomplish the shared project mission. Students exchange data, original writing, surveys, analysis and evaluation, conclusions, final reports, documents, products, and other information... including a great deal of email and other correspondence among the project participants."

To view Sheila’s Candidate Narrative and Testimonials, click here:

1. http://www.gsnaward.org/viewCandidates/viewCandidates.jsp

2. enter LAST NAME: "Gatling" in the space provided

3. and then click the grey submit button

The award winner and finalists will be announced in early April 2003. To wish Sheila well in the competition, drop an e-mail to sgatling@middleschoolkidz.com


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