Posted on 17 April, 2018 in Teachers, Partnerships

Exchange Teacher from Myanmar

Exchange Teacher from Myanmar

Last month Darwin High School welcomed Mr Zaw Lwin, an exchange teacher from Myanmar as part of the ASEAN Bridge Schools Partnership program.

The ASEAN Bridge Schools Partnership program connects school communities with their South-East Asian counterparts and provides the opportunity for teachers and students to collaborate on learning programs, curriculum development and resources.

Teachers, like Mr Zaw Lwin participate in professional learning programs that aim to develop cultural knowledge and awareness, improve English and Asian language skills, enhance information and communication technologies skills, and contribute to communities of learners.

In 2016, the AAC BRIDGE program, which is managed by the Asia Education Foundation, saw five Malaysian schools, establish partnerships with fifteen Australian schools. The program expanded in 2017 to include Singapore, the Philippines and Brunei; and this year again to include Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. 

Mr Zaw Lwin teaches English and the Myanmar language. While visiting Darwin High School he spent time in many areas and took the time to share his experience about life in Myanmar with some of our students.

Darwin High School teacher Anne Myerscough will complete the exchange and visit Mr Zaw Lwin's school in January next year, she said

We are also working to create a partnership with the students. In Semester 2 this year, one of my SIEU classes and his Year 9 English class will be communicating with each other using ICT. We will also be teaching a joint unit of work we have written together based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The aim is to continue our friendship and maintain the relationship between our schools into the future.

Pictured above: SIEU teachers Jenny Jenkinson and Anne Myerscough, DHS students from Myanmar and Mr Zaw Lwin.

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