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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/
Facilitator in the field of K12 collaborative online projects
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
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Why are you interested in Collaborative Projects?
Let’s think together How Where What When do students learn ?
Learning with: G L O B A L C O M M U N I T y T E A C H E R S I T C P A R E N T S
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
What is a Collaborative Project? Please write your ideas on the chat window
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?
students Tools Project based learning Good design family Curriculum Community teachers
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?
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?
Thomas University partners with Kenyan school Reading Buddies Collaborative project
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
Training If you are interested please click on this link: www.thomasu.edu/apply2TU Apply before July 15!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Mary Prentice, Ph.D. MSLS