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BARBARA W. JUZWIAK DIEU
Nationality: Brazilian and Belgian
What I have done until now:
I did a
year of Political Sciences at USP (University of São Paulo) and
have a degree in English teaching from PUC (Pontificia Universidade
Católica de São Paulo). I was trained by and worked for
Inglesa (English language institute) for 20 years, where I prepared
students for Proficiency exams and developed a conversation course for
advanced levels. I have attended many in-training courses on multifarious
subjects ranging from literature, culture, linguistics, webquests and
webdesign to professional development online and a six-month clown workshop!
I have traveled extensively over Europe and the USA, met and worked
with many people from different cultures and walks of life. I have organized
and managed trips for students abroad and a number of international
projects online involving different schools and institutions. I
is Our Time project, of which our school became homebase for French
and Portuguese speaking countries. I also designed and maintain The
English Department website. For all these activities, I was nominated
for the 2003
GSN Online Shared Learning Award, which listed me among the 11
finalists and among the 5
finalists in 2004. My full personal narrative can be found here
and the testimonials here.
In September 2006 I was invited to New Zealand to participate in the
Future of Learning
in a Networked World Unconference.
3. What I do outside school:
actively in various national and international online communities and
in Action, Tappedin,
ECML, CIO's em Educação, Vivência
Pedagógica, E-Teach, CETEFL, Teach and Learn Online. I enjoy
change and experimenting with new ideas, international projects, networking,
creating material, web publishing, surfing on the net, trying my hand
travelling and reading about culture, house decoration and architecture,
education, ethnology, symbolism and semiotics. On weekends, I relax
in the countryside, read, do some special cooking for friends and family,
go for walks with my dogs and watch the videos of all the films I have
not found time to see while in the city.
My skills include:
experience in working with large groups of people, organizing and managing
projects. I also have web-authoring skills (mostly self-taught), speak
4 languages (Polish, Portuguese, English and French) and have a good
understanding of Spanish.
Contacts and/or networks with whom I exchange knowledge, ideas and experience:
contacts within the private sector and academic institutions in Europe,
USA and Brazil.
What I would like to be involved in:
areas of interest are planning and organizing projects and the uses
of ICT in the areas of training, interaction, knowledge acquisition
and information transfer so as to promote and improve global understanding,
communication and creativity.
I am now
working full time but can always fit some more in and will consider
an interesting project or offer.