Coral Gables, FL

School or Organization:

Oates Associates

I am a:

parent, consultant

Languages spoken:

English, Spanish



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I live in Miami, which we call "the capital of Latin America." Within a mile of my house in Coral Gables, there are 250 Latin American headquarters. We are a global community, and children here "know global worlds" far more than where I grew up in Lawrence, KS. Both of my children earned IB diplomas and are fluent in Spanish. I'm always interested in meeting others who share interest and passion for a wider view of education and of the world! Se habla español.

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  • Dear Dr. Rita Oates, 

    Thanks for the email. I really want to known more about ePal and I hope to be in touch with you even after the meeting. 


  • Thanks Dr. Rita

    need collaboration

  • Dear Dr. Rita Oates, 

    Thanks for the warm welcome, and for the information. I visited ePal a couple of times, and I find it very resourceful.


  • Dr. Oates,

    What a wonderful serendipity that you once taught at Harmon!  Thank you for your response to my query and the information you provided.  It will take me a bit of time to explore and grow more comfortable with using each resource and application.  

    I hope to stay in touch and share with you what I've learned and also get used to the various sites and streamline and enhance my teaching.



  • Thanks for the informaiton on e-pals.  It looks like a great site.  I have passed it along to one of my contacts.  I have created and added videos about a short story I wrote on pen pals.
  • Thanks for sharing this information.
  • Hi Rita,
    It's great to hear that you and your children had such a great experience with IB!
    We received the stacks of paperwork required to join the IBvc and it is taking our headmaster a while to look through it. BUT we are really looking forward to participating!
    Thanks for your note! Aloha, Diane
  • Dear Rita,
    After a long absence from the GEC, I've recently returned and immediately noticed your upcoming ePals webinar announcement. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend but am very interested in learning more....just looked at the ePals website and wow, what a goldmine! Do you plan to hold another webinar in the future and is it possible for those who can't attend to get access to a scriptum/recording? At any rate, I'm so happy to have found ePals.
    Greetings from Vienna
  • Thanks Rita,

    I will try to get on-line since I have my holiday right now. Will check if I can use E-Pal....will dig into that matter asap!

    Yours Tina in Sweden
  • Thanks, Rita. I will take a look at it. I asked one of our IT guys to do one of your webinars and to see if it was possible for our school to participate in ePals, since we don't allow our students to receive outside e-mails. Hope it works out, as I can see several possibilities with ePals. Thanks again!
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