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Webinar about project based learning, collaboration and ICT tools

Webinar about project based learning, collaboration and ICT tools

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  • 1. presents:
    Collaborative Online Education Project Training for Teachers
    www.thomasu.edu/DOCP 
  • 2. Agenda:
    • Introduction
    • 3. Thinking together
    • 4. What is a Collaborative Project?
    • 5. Why collaborative Projects Online?
    • 6. Key factors of Collaborative Projects
    • 7. Teacher training
    • 8. Is it necessary to be trained to build a successful collaborative project?
    • 9. Some examples (if we have time)
    • 10. Saying goodbye
  • About Thomas University
    Thomas University is a four-year co-educational university that serves the post-secondary educational needs of south Georgia and north Florida.
    As a private, non-sectarian, coeducational institution, Thomas University is committed to providing quality educational opportunities to both traditional and non-traditional students. The University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees as well as continuing education and personal interest courses to citizens of the local and extended community. 
    http://www.thomasu.edu/
  • 11. About MayteEsponda
    • 15 years experience as a teacher
    • 12. Degree on Social Psychology
    • 13. Psychodrama Director
    • 14. My experience:
    • 15. Online instructor and course developer
    • 16. Facilitator in the field of K12 collaborative online projects
    • 17. Managed hundreds of online educational projects, workshops, and conferences on topics of social importance including cultural exchange, climate change, poverty reduction, and art – involving hundreds of participants from over 25 countries
    www.thomasu.edu/DOCP
  • 18.
    • Who are you?
    (Please write your name on the chat window- You may add your email if you want to be contacted)
    • Why are you interested in Collaborative Projects?
  • 19. Let’s think together
    How
    Where
    What
    When
    do students learn ?
  • 20. Learning with:
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  • 21. Respond about Collaborative projects:True or False?
    There is only one leader
    There are different kinds of objectives
    Deal with abstract situations
    Help to develop interpersonal relationships
    Can be done with a single class
    Students learn by doing
    The goal or objective deals with only one subject
    Only the final result counts
    It requires coordination
    All contributions are considered important for the project
  • 22. What is a Collaborative Project?
    Please write your ideas on the chat window
  • 23. The concept:
    Two or more classes…
    From different schools…
    Collaborate locally, regionally, or internationally…
    To achieve an objective which fits into the curriculum
    Using from pen pal collaboration to ICT tools
    Different kind of bonds are created through interaction
    What else can you add?
  • 24. Why collaborative projects?
    Why collaborative online projects?
    • Learning by doing- Solve real life problems
    • 25. Learn with others from others
    Students develop powerfulskills,with real-life applicability applying ICT
  • 26. Key Factors
    • Objectives – (Curriculum)
    • 27. Strategies – Interaction- Creativity
    • 28. Project documentation
    • 29. Resources- Human and technical- (Internet safety)
    • 30. Impact-(family-school- community-world)
    • 31. Sustainable projects- (change)
  • students
    Tools
    Project based
    learning
    Good
    design
    family
    Curriculum
    Community
    teachers
  • 32. What do you know about ICT?Have you used or know how to use?
    An email account (properly)
    IM
    Attached/ upload files
    A blog
    A wiki
    Make videos
    How to schedule an online meeting
    Web conferencing tools
    Internet in a safe way
    Do you participate in collaborative project related websites?
    Do you participate in social communities?
    Do you need training?
  • 33. Do you know how to:
    Use e-mail properly?
    Manage files?
    Use blogs and wikis?
    Make videos?
    Schedule international meetings?
    Find partner schools?
    Interact with people online?
    Build online communities?
  • 34. Thomas University partners with Kenyan school
    Reading Buddies Collaborative project
  • 35. The Course:
    Course/Credit Hours:
    EDU 621 Online Collaborative Projects 3 credit hours
    3 credit hours for Special Students accepted for Graduate Credit. Thomas University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate, bachelor and master degrees. SACS-COC is the regional accreditor that ensures the quality and transferability of student credits and degrees and enables Thomas University to offer Federal financial aid.
    www.thomasu.edu/DOCP 
    Start date: August 18
     
    Prerequisite Courses/Requisite Grades:
    Certified teacher enrolled as Special Student for one-course Certificate OR certified teacher accepted as Special Student for graduate credit.
    Registration deadline: July 15
     
  • 36. Training
    If you are interested please click on this link:
    www.thomasu.edu/apply2TU
    Apply before July 15!
  • 37. Some Collaborative projectexamples
  • 38. Learning Information and communication technology (ICT)
    Skills
  • 39. Public speaking
    Skills
  • 40. Organic Garden Project
    Solving real life problems
    Insects attackedvegetables
    Skills
  • 41. Developing Creativity
    Skills
  • 42. Learning Foreign languages
  • 43. Cooperating in different ways
    Skills
  • 44. Meeting new people
    Skills
  • 45. Feeling part of the global community
  • 46. Enjoying the subject
  • 47. Thanks!!!
    Please contact Thomas University before July 15
    if you are interested in Collaborative Course Training
    www.thomasu.edu/apply2TU
    Course Instructors:
    MayteEsponda
    Course partners:
    mayteesponda@ciudad.com.ar
    Mary Prentice,
    Ph.D. MSLS