Oct CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

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Time Project 2020
Celebrating 25 Years
“A Week In Time: 1 Week, 1 Globe, 1 Classroom.”

September 2020
Dear Sir or Madam
We are excited to invite you to be part of the 25th Anniversary of Time Project A Week of Activities In Time November 27th – Dec 4th 2020.
For the special 25th Anniversary, a week of events culminating in a 24 hour learning marathon starting at 00:00 GMT on Time Day Friday December 4th 2020. On that week and for that day throughout all time zones, the youth of the world will connect through TIME PROJECT. TIME offers a wide variety of inquiry/project based learning activities such as video conferencing, the online research game ‘Unite the Nations’, a Model United Nations Video Conference Simulation, creative design activities like Design a Clock, World Selfie and Sculptures through time plus Classroom Twinning – Blogging Activities. Since 1995 well over 1000 schools and youth groups from 80 countries have participated in the Time Project and for the past 25 years all on a single day – Time Day.


During Time 25th Anniversary the Time participants from around the globe will learn about and share findings centered on the topics of The Plastics Crisis, Inequality of Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, The Lessons of Covid 19 Imainging a Positive Future as well as creative design lessons. Teachers are encouraged to look at this year’s topics through the lens of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with a special focus on (SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, and SDG 13 Climate Action) As well as an examination of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights specifically Article 19th that enshrines the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference. In addition a series of ICC Mock Trials will also take place as organized through our TIME Partners at World Class Schools.


“This is our Time” was originally initiated for the UNESCO Associated Schools Project and was one of their first ASPnet flagship projects. Today, Time Project is currently organized by Time Project Headquarters in Canada in co-operation with Taking It Global for Educators whose mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. Travel the world without packing your suitcase or the need for a passport! Grab the opportunity to learn from and about other young people in an innovative project based learning environment!
Get involved! Be a TIME ambassador!


We want you for a Week in Time Nov 27- Dec 4th .
We aim for at least two participating schools from every time zone on earth. If your school, UNESCO Club or youth and social justice oriented organization would like to participate – it is free! Feel free to contact us by e-mail.


Contact Time Project headquarters at timeproject01@yahoo.ca or project Director j.sheik@tvdsb.ca and then visit the e-learning site at http://timeproject.tiged.org/ and our parent website at http://www.timeproject.org for more information. You will receive all the necessary information regarding the different parts of the project as soon as we have received your email declaring an interest in the project. We have expanded our operations sharing information more easily throughout our new TIME PROJECT GOOGLE DRIVE. For More Information visit our webpage at www.timeproject.org
Yours in Time,
Respectfully,
Joe Sheik
Managing Director
Time Project
World Headquarters
London, Ontario, Canada

3rd Planning Session for 25th Anniversary Event

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Time Project Ambassadors Planning the 25th Anniversary Event

Our Working Committee of Time Project Teachers met today for the third time to track our progress as we develop lesson plans for our 25th ANNIVERSARY of TIME PROJECT! Another 3 hours of planning covered everything from how educators will use our new Google Drive to how we will contact UNESCO Secretaries in various countries to promote the project. Our next meeting is scheduled for August 27th 2020. We were thrilled to be joined today by Time Project Founder Dr. Wim Didderen of the Netherlands. He brought a whole new energy to the table as well as a wealth of ideas. His recount of the early days of Time Project inspired the team and we are honoured that he remains an integral part of the Time Project Planning Team!

Our goal is to give you everything you need to run TIME PROJECT and make it not only easy but easily accessible. A big thank you to Meimei Mary Shih from Taiwan, Dr. Vinibha Illankovan from India, Suzana Delic from Croatia, Renata Radzikowska from Poland , and Joe Sheik from Canada who along with founder Dr. Wim Didderen of the Netherlands all attended and contributed to the new plans for the 25th ANNIVERSARY OF UNESCO’s TIME PROJECT. Poor Zlatan Soldo from Croatia who was on holidays in a mountainous region and Nikolaos Nerantzis from Greece who both struggled with wifi and couldn’t attend, we missed your input and look forward to your added ideas to the google working document.

Our newest ideas coming out of today’s sessions include the development of a virtual Time Museum. We have some very special plans to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of this project. Whether your school takes place on line this fall or in the class, the TIME PROJECT curriculum will work for you!

Working through 2 slides of TO DO LISTS…. much to prepare for
the Anniversary of TIME

It is Mid August and so Registration for the 25th Anniversary of UNESCO’s TIME PROJECT is nearly HERE. To request our Education kit filled with the activities we have planned for this year, and the registration form email us at timeproject01@yahoo.ca Ask for the registration packages which will be available mid august along with our new curriculum. A Week In Time Nov 27- Dec 4th 2020 all on line, all ready for your students to explore. See you soon In TIME!

Time Reveals 25th Anniversary Logo

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Sonia Traver Casero

In preparation for the upcoming anniversary, we held a contest during the 2019 edition of Time.  Students throughout the project were invited to submit original art work that could symbolize the project and represent it during its 25th Silver Anniversary.  110 students from Colegio Salesiano San Juan Bosco Valencia, in Valencia, Spain participated in Time Project for the first time this past year. Lead by their teacher Verónica Pastor Enríquez and a team of other staff and volunteers, the students were involved in a variety of Time activities including the logo competition. 

Sonia with her Video Conference Team

The winner of our competition not only designed the logo but she was one of the main photographers for her school’s involvement in Time. Pictured here in preparation for her group’s video conference, she was the one who was taking the pictures and videos throughout time day. She also prepared a keepsake video for her classmates later to remember the day

Time Project is pleased to announce the winner of our 25th Anniversary Logo Competition is 16 year old, Sonia Traver Casero. As a grade 10 student she designed and submitted the following logo.

Sonia’s Award Winning Entry

The judges noticed her incorporation of all of the required elements-  the global aspect of the project wrapped in the concept of time represented by the wrist watch. She also noted the 25 anniversary in her design and incorporated the current project logo. As Sonia enters her grade 11 year and participates once again in TIME, she will see her logo appear on all correspondence, the website and utilized in commemoration of this SILVER ANNIVERSARY in all media and by schools all over the world.

Congratulations Sonia for your achievement we are proud to display your work during this historic event.

Time Logos Over 25 Years

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In 1995, one of the original flagship projects for UNESCO’s new ASPnet was called “This Is Our Time” Time Project. The above logo appeared on certificates of participation.

In addition a Time Project logo was developed for the webpage. This was the graphic representation of the project for the first 15 years.

The image of the person, the clock and the logo for Time originally in Dutch orange was commonly used on literature and publications and variations of this design appeared on many official Time Certificates of Participation.

2001 this black and white variation appeared on the cover of the final Time Project report to UNESCO.

In 2010 the Original Time Logo was updated incorporating the elements of the original work and stylizing the human being from past designs.

A slight modification was made in 2015 to commemorate 20 years of Time Project and a logo to match. In 2019 students were given the opportunity for a contest to design the logo for the 25th Anniversary of Time Project. The winner of Nov 2019 contest and the unveiling of the logo for the 25th Anniversary year will take place later in July . Stay Tuned! We hope you enjoyed our graphic trip through TIME.

2nd Planning Session for the 25th Anniversary of Time.

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Today one more new partner added to the meeting.

Our Working Committee of Time Project Teachers met again today to build upon the ideas from our July 23rd first meeting. We are working on the plans for our 25th ANNIVERSARY of TIME PROJECT! It was a nearly 3 hour event and our next meeting is scheduled for early August. Our new curriculum ideas will make for more streamline lesson plans with even more resources for teachers and students. Our goal is to give you everything you need to run TIME PROJECT and make it not only easy but easily accessible. A big thank you to Meimei Mary Shih from Taiwan, Dr. Vinibha Illankovan from India, Nikolaos Nerantzis from Greece, Zlatan Soldo from Croatia, Renata Radzikowska from Poland , and Joe Sheik from Canada who all attended and contributed to the new plans for the 25th ANNIVERSARY OF UNESCO’s TIME PROJECT. Poor Suzana Delic from Croatia who along with Ana Maria Plemencic also from Croatia who struggled with wifi and couldn’t attend, we missed your smiles and your input. Our newest ideas coming out of today’s sessions include the use of Google Drive for Time Participants to access materials, create GMT charts and schedule Video Conferences. We have some very special plans to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of this project. Whether your school takes place on line this fall or in the class, the TIME PROJECT curriculum will work for you!

Oooooh from this picture you get a hint of something new to come!!!!!

August is coming and so is Registration for the 25th Anniversary of UNESCO’s TIME PROJECT. We hope you will register for TIME by emailing us at timeproject01@yahoo.ca Ask for the registration packages which will be available mid august along with our new curriculum.

Summer Face to Face Planning for 25th Anniversary

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Everyone eager to work on the newest and covid 19 proof curriculum for Time 2020.

A Committee of Time Project Teachers met today to work on the plans for our 25th ANNIVERSARY of TIME PROJECT! It was a 2 hour event and more meetings are scheduled. The team is coming up with some new curriculum and new ideas around some TIME honoured favourite activities. A big thank you to Meimei Mary Shih from Taiwan, Suzana Delic from Croatia, Stien Matakupan from Indonesia, Michael Cunningham from the United States, Nikolaos Nerantzis from Greece, Zlatan Soldo from Croatia, Renata Radzikowska from Poland, and Joe Sheik from Canada who all attended and contributed to the exciting plans for the 25th ANNIVERSARY OF UNESCO’s TIME PROJECT. We are proposing new curriculum and fresh ideas on some TIME honoured favourite activities as well. We have some very special plans to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of this project. All of our activities can be done virtually safe from home or from the classroom depending on what the new school year brings. IF you need a project that is COVID 19 friendly this is the curriculum for YOU.

August is coming and so is Registration for the 25th Anniversary of UNESCO’s TIME PROJECT. We hope you will register for TIME by emailing us at timeproject01@yahoo.ca Ask for the registration packages which will be available mid august along with our new curriculum.

Time Project Ambassadors working hard on the Anniversary Event.

Unite The Nations 2019 Results

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Unite the Nations is one of the ONLY international research competitions where the students themselves create the test. They pick those topics and sources of pride to share and invite students around the world to explore and to discover. We really do unite as nations when we share the best of ourselves in this manner in fun loving competition

Congratulations to The High School of Mate Blazina Labin, Labin, Croatia for coming in FIRST in the Unite the Nations event. For the Second Year in a row!

Second the Affiliated High School of Chung-Hsing University, Taichung City, Taiwan

Third Lord Elgin Public School, London, Canada,

Tied for Fourth Gymnazium Praha 4, Postupicka 3150, Prague, Czech Republic and Vaels International School, Chennai, India.

Fifth Gymnasium #41 Novouralsk, Russia 6 Different countries in the TOP 5 ranking – a first for many years.

All top 5 schools scored in the 80% or higher.

Honourable mention to the next 5 schools

Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace Nr VIII, Wroclaw, Poland

Geodetska skola, Zagreb, Croatia

Maria Kononicka Secondary School No 2, Nowy Sacz, Poland

Gimazija Bernardina Frankopana,  Ogulin, Croatia

Sintermeertencollege, Heerlen, The Netherlands.

A special mention to the participating schools from Croatia who despite the National Strike and despite having limited staff, students and time, all passed the test even when some didn’t have time to answer some of the questions. In Addition it is difficult to note that some of our colleagues in Croatia could not find a way to participate this year because of the strike. Remember Time Project Stands with the Educators who because of the complicated issue, choose to protest both inside the schools and on the picket lines. We support our fellow educators.

Congratulations to all of our Unite the Nations Participants and to all TIME SCHOOLS both off and on line for an excellent 24th ANNUAL TIME DAY.

Time Selfies Nov 2019

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1/2 a Day of TIME still to go

Posted by j.sheik on November 29, 2019 under Time project | Be the First to Comment



Hello Time Teams
For those of you who have been awake since 00:00 GMT or earlier you are doing great work out there. To others who are joining in as the day progresses WELCOME to TIME.  

For those teachers in Croatia who came in during off hours to support students who wanted to still participate,  your commitment to education inspires us all.  DURING TIME DAY there is example after example of teachers and students in Croatia going to their schools at midnight and in the early am to participate and then leaving again before the schools officially opened today.  YOUR courage humbles us and your dedication is a beacon of the light of learning for us all. H’vala  vam prijatelji  (thank you my friends)  

WE have reached the half way part of our DAY together 12:00 GMT.  BUT there is still much to enjoy
BLOGGING: There are many blogs up there GET THE CONVERSATION GOING with effective replies..
VIDEO CONFERENCES: Please let me know if you have a failed conference and you have a slot of time you wish to fill. Refer to the GMT Bar Graph to see other schools available at your time… you will have to refer to PAGE 2 of the graph now that it is past 12:00 GMT.
OFF LINE ACTIVITIES ie DESIGN A CLOCK, NEWSPAPER ON INTOLERANCE:  Please continue your good work in the classrooms doing off line TIME PROJECT activities.   Please send in your pictures of your activities and your final report. 
UNITE THE NATIONS:   We have received a number of completed test pages already all of which are time stamped in case of a tie. To those schools congratulations for your hard work and dedication to the project. We look forward to giving results no later than Monday Dec 2nd . Results will be emailed out and then advertised on this site and our facebook page.
FINAL REPORTS: AN important part of the TIME DAY is to let us know how your day in TIME went. We work to make Time Project responsive to the teachers and students who participate. We need your help to know what new topics to study, what new ways to share information, what new projects you want to explore…and all of that comes from your FINAL REPORT…please include media coverage, pictures you have taken and any video. 
We still have 1/2of a day in TIME… USE IT…BLOG IT, VIDEO CHAT WITH PARTNERS…explore the UNITE THE NATIONS>..it s all out there to explore and you have a 1/2 day in time to do so.

Welcome To Time Day 2019

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“We Must Change The World.”



Dear Friends of Time

Welcome Time Ambassadors – November 29th 2019  To Time Day!

For the span of ONE DAY, We call upon the youth of the world to connect on this single day in TIME.  “This Is Our Time” has for 24 years promoted youth connections, cooperation and collaboration through inquiry based education. Topics to be explored this year include Zero Waste, Freedom of the Press, School Strike for Climate.  All topics can be explored through blogs, video conferences and can be debated through a Model United Nations simulation and a House of Commons styled debates. WE will connect face to face and in writing throughout this one amazing DAY IN TIME.   Any of the topics can inspire local social justice ACTION projects that can be shared on Time Day with other Time Schools and Time Headquarters timeproject01@yahoo.ca  SHARE YOUR STORIES. All Time Participants can also connect through participation in our 24 hr research Competition known as Unite the Nations.

Unite the Nations is a test created by youth for youth. To participate students must design questions on behalf of their own country. These multiple choice questions must cover the areas of Arts, History, Geography, Social Issues and Sports. Participating schools must submit 5 multiple choice questions for each category and provide both the answer and an English language website or resource where the answer can legitimately be found. On Time Day the test is released at Midnight 00:00 GMT. Participants have 24 hours to research, find and report back to Time Headquarters their results. No matter how many individual participants you have, each participating school is only permitted one test submission. The race against TIME is on! At Midnight the next day – the test closes. Test results are scored by our volunteers and the results are advertised on the Time Project website, the e-learning environment and their Facebook site.

Take your pictures, write your stories, make your webpages and video mashups. SEND IT ALL TO TIME. Once again from those who design clocks to those who build newspapers to those who would blog for the entire day to our many researchers who now begin their race against TIME and one another, WELCOME TO TIME DAY FALL 2019!

Yours in Time,

Respectfully,

Joe Sheik
Project Co-ordinator   Time Project World Headquarters
London, Ontario, Canada