Friday, April 21, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
From Honolulu I flew to Vancouver. Had to clear immigration and customs in Vancouver. This meant also claiming my checked baggage to clear customs. I had to get my checked bag from the bag pick-up area, take it through customs and give it back to an Air Cananda official for the bag to continue to Montreal.
That was the last I saw of my bag! :-(
Upon arrival in Montreal I waited for my bag to come through those rubber flaps from baggage handlers to awaiting public. Nothing! I thought someone`s bag has to be last. But, alas! My bag was not to appear - well not tonight anyway in Montreal!
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
The challenge was to fit 13 weeks into 1 bag. Apparently, it can be done! Help was saught from a site that I was put onto: http://www.onebag.com/
Step 1: Layer clothes in the following order
Jacket (buttons facing down)
Pants and shorts (layered 1 pr facing left, the other right the 3rd facing top, 4th facing down)
This patterning is continued for shirts, jumpers, tee-shirts.
Underwear and socks then can be wrapped into a bundle and placed on top.
Continue wrapping to form a bundle.
Voila! A neat bundle! This can be packed into one bag!
Sunday, April 16, 2006
19/04/06 - 25/04/06: Montreal, Canada.
Fellowship commences 26/04.
26/04/06 - 3/05/06: Toronto, Canada
The Learning Consortium
Meetings and school visits are being arranged by The Learning Consortium
Visit to Durham District Schools Board/International Network of Innovative Schools (INIS)
8/05/06 - 12/05/06: Cambridge, UK
Leadership For Learning/Cambridge Network
Meetings, school and network visits are being arranged by David Frost. Meeting with John MacBeath and Judy Durrant.
15/05/06 - 15/05/06: London, UK
Specialist Schools Trust
Meeting with Sue Williamson, Director, Leadership and Affiliation Networks
16/05/06 - 17/05/06: Birmingham, UK
Birmingham Local Education Authority
Meeting with key staff.
18/05/06 - 23/05/06: Glasgow, UK
Learning Teaching Scotland
Meeting with key staff on services provided to schools
24/05/06 - 25/05/06: Glasgow, UK
North Lanarkshire Local Education Authority
Meeting with key staff; visit to schools involved in International Network of Innovative Schools (INIS)
26/05/06 - 29/05/06: Edinburgh, UK
Bank Holiday weekend
30/05/06 - 2/06/06: London, UK
Meeting with key staff, researchers working on education, attend DEMOS workshops and meetings
5/06/06 - 6/06/06: London, UK
Specialist Schools Trust
Meeting with Emma Sims, Development and Research Coordinator; Meeting with Kai Vacher, Head of Personalising Learning; school visits
7/06/06 9/06/06: London, UK
Innovations Unit of Department for Educational Standards
Meeting with Valerie Hannon and other relevant staff; school visits
13/06/06 - 13/06/06: Dusseldorf, Germany
Semi-Autonomous Schools Network (Bertelsmann Foundation)
Meeting with Petra Madelung
14/06/06 - 14/06/06: Gutersloh, Germany
Meeting with key staff
15/06/06 - 15/06/06: Niedersachsen, Germany
International Network of Innovative Schools (Bertelsmann Foundation)
16/06/06: Dusseldorf, Germany
19/06 - 14/07: Long Service Leave
17/06 - 21/06: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
22/06 - 29/06: Berlin, Germany
30/06 - 03/07: Maikammer (near Mannheim), Germany Staying with friends who operate a winery.
04/07 - 05/07: Stuttgart, Germany A few shows (Elisabeth, LudwigII)
06/07 - 12/07: Tutzing (on Stanberg See, near Munich) Staying with a friend.
12/07: fly Munich, Frankfurt, Singapore, Sydney.
14/07 Arrive: Sydney