Team C Tarshie Burrell, Renee Kenton,Tonya Mcmillan Reed, Jeffrey Tarigo EDL 510 August 28, 2011 Carmin Tandy
List of Suggested Ideas <ul><li>Sports, dance or traditions of different countries and how they impact the people that live there. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology assistance programs to introduce technologies to other countries for needy families in other parts of the world . Offering to place one computer in every household if a particular item i.e. computer is sold. </li></ul><ul><li>An implementation of a virtual writing program (virtual pen pal) from students from the same age/or class; the teachers from the differing nations will facilitate global issues that are relevant/or impacts the student and their communities. Students will discuss issues with one another on a weekly basis using programs like instant messaging, SKYPE, emails, or Social Media. </li></ul>EDL 510
Rationale <ul><li>The Global Service Learning Project Proposal we chose was implementing a virtual writing program pen pal) to facilitate the discussion of global issues that are impacting other nation's communities and focus on the challenges and needs of the people (healthcare, schools, education, computers etc..). </li></ul><ul><li>Students will begin to increase their awareness of global healthcare needs and disease prevention that many families face in poverty stricken communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will develop and support new partnerships among global communities by actively engaging in academic projects and share and celebrate their cultures across grade level and curriculum. By collaborating globally, students will create opportunities to build meaningful lasting relationships. </li></ul>EDL 510
Key Points of Proposal <ul><li>Students will: </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate on research projects focused on cultural awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss and develop potential solutions to community and global issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Gain cultural perspective and global knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Create international relationships with a common understanding of respect and appreciation. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize and analyze similarities and differences among different cultures . </li></ul>EDL 510
Implementation of Project within the Classroom EDL 510 <ul><li>Notify/ get permission from administration and parents; present the project or idea </li></ul><ul><li>Research global issues </li></ul><ul><li>Create a collaborative project (Virtual Pen Pal) </li></ul><ul><li>Finds an educational partnership (i.e. VoiceThread 4 Education wiki) </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher develop/or outlines a lesson plans based on global service learning </li></ul><ul><li>Aligns it to Dept. of Education standards </li></ul><ul><li>Joins a program like VOICETHREAD to deliver the global service model </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce/demonstrate this media program to students </li></ul><ul><li>Organize, monitor, facilitate, and assess students within the designated forum or tool </li></ul><ul><li>Survey students </li></ul><ul><li>Document findings </li></ul>Example of Asynchronous Voice Tools (VOICETHREAD )
The Effects of Global Learning <ul><li>Positive communication </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to compare/contrast different cultures/countries </li></ul><ul><li>Broaden global knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Economic standings </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about other countries educational systems, cultures, healthcare, and government </li></ul><ul><li>Students become more Tech savvy </li></ul>EDL 510
Conclusion <ul><li>Global service learning provides the participants with positive, meaningful, real and insightful experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Global service learning promotes cooperative experiences that involve skills attained through teamwork and community involvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Through these experiences the learner gains insight of global issues in way that is meaningful and challenging which in turn supports a higher level of reasoning and thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Service-learning helps to reduce risky and problem behaviors both within and outside of the immediate school setting, increasing awareness of a variety of careers, and encouraging positive workplace attitudes. (Asia Society, 2011) </li></ul>EDL 510
References <ul><li>http://eduweavers.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.globalhealthcareproject.org/Global_Healthcare_Project/Home.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/educators/servicelearning/ideas/#educ </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread 4 Education. Retrieved on August 28, 2011, from www. voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>EDL 510
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