Posted: April 8, 2009

A warm welcome was extended to twelve visiting Dutch educators by District Superintendent Laurie Keoughan and District 16 staff on Sunday April 5th.  The visitors spent several days in schools of Districts 15 and 16 as part of a teacher exchange program that has the aim of further developing a three year old program of educational collaboration.  While in the area, in addition to classroom visits, the very busy Dutch educators spent time exploring New Brunswick’s culture and heritage through an extensive program arranged by their hosts. Their cultural experience was further enhanced by being billeted with New Brunswick teachers. The continued sharing between local teachers and their Dutch counterparts includes the arranging of collaborative classrooms projects between children of both countries using ICT technology, as well as the development of professional ideas and practices to incorporate technology with teaching methodology. In the photograph on the left Superintendent Keoughan is presented with a gift from Dutch ICT mentors Joost Adema and Annelies Veurman of Groenlo and Arnheim, Holland. The visit was supported by ICT DELTA of Holland.