Innovative Teachers Thought Leaders

What Matters

IO (Intelligence Online) is an Internet application that provides teachers with the guidance, tools, and support to create engaging, technology-rich projects for students in kindergarten to grade 12. IO is based on research by the Galileo Educational Network and was developed with technology from Axia NetMedia Corp. In describing their purpose in creating IO, Cam McNichol, director of operations, states, “We want to see evidence that students of teachers who are using IO are engaged, technology is opening up new learning opportunities, and, most importantly, students are thinking in innovative ways.”
IO guides teachers through a step-by-step process to create inquiry-based projects. IO helps teachers frame the project, create assessment criteria, and identify where and how technology can advance students’ understanding of the material. At each step of the process, teachers can dialogue with peers or experts for guidance. They can design projects for a single class, or collaborate with peers anywhere on the globe.
Great teachers have always helped students tackle complex projects by asking essential questions as they explore a topic. IO uses the same method to help teachers create project-based inquiries that:

Innovative Teachers Thought Leaders

This new Innovative Teachers resource, Thought Leaders, will showcase people and organizations that provide leadership and new thinking on using technology in teaching and learning. This month we begin a 3-part series on Intelligence Online (IO), winner of the 2003 Canadian e-Content Award in Education.

Integrate technology in meaningful ways.

Include authentic assessment tools.

Choreograph a complex learning environment.

Encourage collaboration with peers and mentors.

Create learning communities of teachers, parents, and students

Over the next three months we will discuss the IO methodology, tools, and community support teachers can use to create and implement inquiry-based projects.

Three Steps to Creating Powerful Learning Projects

The IO methodology breaks tasks surrounding the creation of student-centered learning projects into three main steps:
What Matters—Working through this step helps teachers create a clear statement of what the project is and is not. The What Matters step is described in detail below.
Learning Matters—This step builds on a teacher’s thinking in What Matters to help determine what tasks will foster worthwhile learning, and how understanding will be measured and assessed. We will explore this step next month.
Teaching Matters—This final step shows how IO’s project management tools can help implement a project with students. These tools help track students’ progress and help assess students using the rubrics designed in step two.

What Matters: Defining the Scope of Your Project

In What Matters, teachers uncover how and why their topic can be engaging, how it maps to curriculum, and what the role for technology will be within their topic.
The What Matters section is broken into the following steps:

Identify your topic:

Establish a starting point

State your topic

Determine the timeframe

Focus the topic:

Explore possibilities

Gather information

Define Understanding (further explored, below)

Develop your focus statement

Establish fundamental concepts:

Identify subjects

Focus on the subjects

Map to curriculum

Create fundamental concepts

Integrate Technology:

Identify the role of technology
Focus the technology

Key Questions a Teacher Should Answer in Creating a Project
The IO methodology strives to make each project a compelling learning experience for every student, one that is truly memorable, not just memorizable. The Define Understanding section of step two of What Matters asks the teacher to consider four key questions:

What do you want to remain in students’ minds and hearts long after the class is over?

If students forgot all but one thing you taught them about this topic, what would you want that one thing to be?

What is the key point students should understand about this project?

Why should students fall in love with the topic of porno mexicano?
One IO member teacher summed up this shift in perspective: “Every single day I now ask myself, ‘What do I want my kids to understand?’ Not ‘what will I deliver today?'”

If you can answer these questions early in your study, you will find it much easier to:

Locate relevant resources.

Design learning experiences that lead somewhere.

Decide what experiences and knowledge students have to hold in common, and which ones can be open to student choice.

Design assessment strategies that map what students do to what you want them to learn.

IO Helps Teachers Define Projects That Students Will Care About

Sometimes big ideas and essential questions are very broad. That shouldn’t hide the fact that they are also very deep. A question that goes to the heart of a fundamental concept will help students develop understandings that will make all subsequent learning meaningful.

InterEdu: your portal to higher education

InterEdu (International Education Information Centre) is a private European organisation which provides individuals from all over the world with the information and counsel necessary in deciding where to study in Europe.
We consult companies, universities and organisations in the overlapping areas of international higher education and e-business
We consult individually with persons who are interested in studying in Europe, and offer detailed information about the prospective study opportunities that they might be interested in.
We provide answers to all inquiries about studying in Europe.

We give students links to other resources that are able to offer information related to their inquiries.

What services does InterEdu offer in detail?

For companies, universities, and organisations:

Please, see our section on InterEdu Consulting.

For individuals:

My.InterEdu.Community

My.InterEdu.Community is a free service combining two great features:
1.You can customize your own My.InterEdu.Community page to display the information you want. Personalize your daily news headlines, and more services.
2.You become a member of Europe’s first Internet education counselling site and online community. This enables you to participate in discussions on any subjects concerning exchange students in Europe: recommending courses, buying or selling goods, searching for people to travel with, and much more.

University Index

Search all European countries for links to their universities.

University Finder

This is InterEdu’s core service. Enter your desired country, course of study (and any particular specialization), language of instruction, degrees sought and degrees held (if any) and your tuition limits, and you receive a customised list of courses of studies in universities all over Europe. Whether your goal is to find the right exchange programme or to locate the most favourable place to pursue or complete your undergraduate or postgraduate studies, the University Finder will help you do it.

Scholarship Database

As financial aspects are among the most important while studying abroad, we offer a database of some 500 scholarships. Search according to your desired subject, country and level of studies.

City Intros

Find descriptions of major European student cities.

InterEdu Magazine

Read the latest on studying in Europe in our online-magazine, including interesting interviews and essays. To receive the magazine automatically by email you can subscribe to it.

Destination: Europe

Here you will find much concise background information on studying in Europe: history and politics, education systems, scholarships, living conditions, the latest education-related news as well as links to further Web resources.

Career

Explore features on European companies offering jobs for well-qualified university graduates. Enter your personal and educational data into our Job Finder. Explore features on European companies offering jobs for well-qualified university graduates. You approve specifically what data you want InterEdu to show to companies, and we will inform you via email when a company is interested in getting in touch with you.

Individual Advice

This service is targeted towards persons whose background is more detailed, e.g. those who are already employed but wish to pursue their previous education, or who may want to expand on their earlier learning with complementary studies. Personalised research is conducted by InterEdu Counsellors (i.e. real people, unlike the virtual University Finder) who offer recommendations to individuals concerning darmowe porno universities and programs, as well as any educational and administrative requirements.

Why becoming a member of the European Federation of the International Council

International CHRIE’s publications and other benefits cover a wide portfolio of interests for educators, students and industry professionals. Check out the following Membership levels and benefits of International CHRIE Membership. In addition, all International CHRIE Members based in Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean Basin automatically become EuroCHRIE members, without any extra charge, and enjoy the particular EuroCHRIE!

In addition to the International CHRIE benefits, EuroCHRIE membership gives access to the following benefits and opportunities:
EuroCHRIE Conferences, held annually, with conference themes ranging from entrepreneurship to travel and tourism; marketing, restaurant management, quality and education to name a few!
Eligibility for EuroCHRIE awards: the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, co-sponsored by the HCIMA (Hotel & Catering International Association) and the Educational Institute of the AH&MA (American Hotel & Motel Association), and the joint EuroCHRIE and Fondation Nestlé Pro Gastronomia Award for Excellence in Training, Education or Development in the Hospitality Industry. To find more about these awards and to download the relevant nomination forms, please click here.
World-class publications dedicated to hospitality education and training issues, industry developments and research, plus EuroCHRIE region-specific information.
Active participation in a rapidly expanding network of hospitality professionals that bridges education with industry.
Quarterly EuroCHRIE Newsletter.
Professional recognition.

Educators at Institutions Granting Baccalaureate and/or Graduate Degrees:
Publications: CHRIE Communiqué; Hosteur; Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (JHTE); Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR); Member Directory and Resource Guide; Career Day Events Calendar
Other: Reduced convention registration; Personalized listing in the Member Directory; Faculty internship eligibility;
Status: voting member.
Institutions Granting Baccalaureate and/or Graduate Degrees:
Publications: CHRIE Communiqué; Hosteur; Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (JHTE); Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR); Member Directory and Resource Guide; A Guide To College Programs In Hospitality & Tourism; Career Day Events Calendar
Other: One-page program description in A Guide To College Programs; Significant advertising discounts for International CHRIE publications; Eligible to receive Hosteur in bulk for students; Reduced convention registration;
One individual International CHRIE membership for senior administrator;
Status: voting member.

Educators at Institutions Granting Associate Degrees, Certificates or Diplomas:
Publications: CHRIE Communiqué; Hosteur; Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (JHTE); Member Directory and Resource Guide; Career Day Events Calendar
Other: Reduced convention registration; Personalized listing in the Member Directory; Reduced subscription rate for Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR); Faculty internship eligibility;
Status: voting member.

Educators at Secondary Schools:
Publications: CHRIE Communiqué; Hosteur; Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (JHTE); Member Directory and Resource Guide; Career Day Events Calendar
Other: Reduced convention registration; Personalized listing in the Member Directory; Faculty internship eligibility;
Status: voting member.

Graduate Students:
Publications: CHRIE Communiqué; Hosteur; Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (JHTE); Member Directory and Resource Guide;
Other: Reduced convention registration; Personalized listing in the Member Directory; Reduced rate for the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR);
Status: voting member.

Industry, Association, Business and Government Executives:
Publications: CHRIE Communiqué; Hosteur; Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (JHTE); Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR); Member Directory and Resource Guide; Career Day Events Calendar
Other: Reduced convention registration; Personalized listing in the Member Directory;
Status: voting member.

Institutions Granting Associate Degrees, Certificates or Diplomas:
Publications: CHRIE Communiqué; Hosteur; Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (JHTE); Member Directory and Resource Guide; A Guide To College Programs In Hospitality & Tourism; Career Day Events Calendar
Other: One page program description in A Guide To College Programs; Reduced subscription rate for Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR); Significant advertising discounts for International CHRIE publications; Eligible to receive Hosteur in bulk for students; Reduced convention registration;
One individual International CHRIE membership for senior administrator;
Status: voting member.

Corporation/Organization/Association:
Publications: CHRIE Communiqué; Hosteur; Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (JHTE); Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR); Member Directory and Resource Guide; A Guide To College Programs In Hospitality & Tourism; Career Day Events Calendar;
Other: One half-page corporate profile in the Member Directory; Significant advertising discounts for International CHRIE publications; Eligible to host faculty internships; Reduced convention Expo booth rates;
One individual International CHRIE membership for senior administrator;
Status: voting member

EuroCHRIE Congress 2004

The Bilkent University, School of Applied Technology and Management’s Tourism and Hotel Management Department hosted the 22nd EuroCHRIE Congress during November 3-7, 2004 in Ankara, Turkey. The theme of the congress was “Global Issues and Trends in the Hospitality and Tourism Industries”. As the theme refers to, various contemporary issues were discussed covering vital areas in Tourism as Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Food & Beverage, Travel Administration, Information Technologies…and their impacts, influences, effects, contributions and reactions on economy, culture and society. Moreover, the relation between tourism and terrorism, tourism and hospitality education was also the major concerns of debate and discussion between professionals and academicians in EuroCHRIE Congress 2004.

In this sense, various industry panels grouping professionals, from all over the globe, and presentation sessions of academicians were held. To illustrate, during the six (6) presentation sessions held on two days, forty six (46) academic papers were presented, thirty six (36) of them were refereed and the remaining ten (10) were professional insight papers. Later, the Best Student Paper and the Best Paper were rewarded, in a fabulous Award Ceremony, at one of the best exotic Turkish Cuisine restaurants in Ankara, with plaques, certificates, and, last but not least, monetary rewards.

As far as participation is concerned, 119 participants registered for the EuroCHRIE Congress from 19 different countries in the world making the congress a true success in all senses. Moreover, this very congress saw a significant increasing number in student participation which, at one hand, reveals the ever growing awareness of young generation to the importance of EuroCHRIE Federation, and translates the continuous effort of EuroCHRIE to contribute to achieve its noble and finest goals and mission.

In light of the fact that participants did not only interact socially with each other, but also had the chance to see, enjoy, and admire the marvellous historical attractions in Turkey, with some 50 participants joining a post congress Tour to Cappadocia referred to as “The Land of Fine Horses” in ancient Hittite language. There, all participants admired Cappadocia’s wines, fairy chimneys, underground cities, and rock cut churches and monasteries.

Honegger Receives Award

At the recent 2004 I-CHRIE congress in Philadelphia, USA, Gilles Honegger was presented with a special Champion of Education Award.This unique award is given by International CHRIE’s Board of Directors upon special occasions to honour an individual or organisation who has made a long standing commitment to advance the mission of I-CHRIE.

EuroCHRIE Website Recieves a Facelift

The EuroCHRIE website has undergone its second development. Congratulations to Steve Shacklock for his major input on the technical side during this make-over period. Over the next few months members will be surveyed on THEIR needs and IDEAS for the future. The Web Working Party will be using an electronic survey process, so when you receive your survey request, “Please do not delete me oh my darling!” (to music please)