MAET Overseas Instructors 2017

MAET Overseas Instructors 2017

Every year the instructors of the overseas MAET cohort from Michigan State University create a video. This year’s video is a riff off of Ed Sheeran’s “Galway Girl” video, shot on location in Galway, Ireland.

Vocals by Liz Owens Boltz; lyrics by the MAET Overseas 2017 instructional team; Video by Chris Sloan

They came to learn in a faraway land to see as much of this world as they can
With instructors supported by the State of Michigan Said, “friends, I just want to TPACK”
Saw them on the second floor right after class
Had some gelato and then soon they all asked
They wondered – what does it mean, the context of TPACK?
Said it starts with the P, should we go on?
Then the content knowledge, technology for fun
Got context all around it riding shotgun
So think about it more, let’s give TPACK a chance
And watch how that learning will be enhanced
They came to learn in a faraway land
And to see as much of this world as they can
With instructors supported by the State of Michigan
Said, “friends, I just want to RELAX”
In this pretty Galway world
My pretty little Galway world
You know they went to the arch for the afternoon
To Salt House and Murphys, got a pint or two
And back at Corrib, had a big ol’ barbecue
And at night you’d find us listening to trad tunes
Never did we ever find a TPACK spot so sweet
Integrating thoughtfully, we never missed a beat
Oh we could have stayed in Ireland for another week
In this packed out summer, on this learning streak.
They came to learn in a faraway land
And to see as much of this world as they can
With instructors supported by the State of Michigan
They said, “friends, I just want to DANCE”
In this pretty Galway world
My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway world…
And now we’ve learned a lot and it’s the end of summertime
Thinking deeply ‘bout this technology of mine
Brains were steeped in theories of different kinds.
As we filled up our lungs with the cold air of the night
They walked towards home with projects on their minds
They found the Silent Disco, and they danced all night
I swear I’m gonna put them in a song that I write
About a Galway world and my MAET life.
We came to learn in a faraway land
And to see as much of this world as we can
We’re instructors supported by the State of Michigan
We say, “friends, we just want to TPACK”
My pretty little Galway world
My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway world…

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