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  • STATUS REPORT AND WORK PLAN 1 March 2012
  • 1 KFIT International School Project (KISP) Status Report and Revised Work Plan 1 March 2012BACKGROUNDThe KFIT International School Project (KISP) is a component of UNESCO Bangkok’s Facilitating Effective ICT-PedagogyIntegration Project, which aims to create an enabling environment for student-centered use of ICT. KISP will engage theproject participants (TEIs and schools from Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) in capabilitybuilding workshops on Project-Based Learning (PBL) and tele-collaboration that would lead to practice through the followingidentified scenarios: Scenario Scope A Collaboration of students who are from the same school inter-disciplinary B Collaboration of students from different schools but in the same country inter-school C Collaboration of students from different schools from different countries inter-culturalWhile scenarios A and B could be implemented within the schools and countries of the participants, scenario C will featureschools from different countries working with each other. UNESCO, on the other hand, will facilitate the conduct of the inter-cultural collaboration among schools from different countries by providing guidance to the TEIs. It has also been decided thatthe Asia-Pacific Education Community portal (EC), the main platform for UNESCO’s capacity building workshops on PBLand tele-collaboration,1 will be the platform for scenario C.However, some of the countries opted not participate in scenario C, particularly for countries that are not proficient andcomfortable with the English language, the working language of the project. Bangladesh on the other hand, chose not toparticipate as they are currently implementing another PBL model; participating in KISP might cause confusion among itsteacher-participants. Consequently, other countries were asked to participate; Canada and Korea were selected, as its1 http://ict.unescobkk.org/
  • 2participants already have a background in project-based learning and use of ICT in education.2 Participants from China and thePhilippines are the holdovers from the capacity building workshops organized and conducted by UNESCO, with China addinganother university in the mix of participating groups (Nanjing University). Country Teacher Education Institute (TEI) Canada McGill University China East China Normal University South China Normal University Nanjing University Korea3 - Philippines Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of TechnologySTATUS REPORTIn order to facilitate the conduct of scenario C, online meetings among the participants and UNESCO were organized.4 Theobjectives, timeframe, and outcomes were set and clarified during the first meeting and was used in the concept note for KISP: Objectives A. UNESCO • To expand the community of teachers who were trained and to put the training into practice • To document processes, experiences, and feedback as inputs to the Regional Guide on PBL and telecollaboration that will be published in 2012 • To measure the effectiveness of PBL • To further strengthen the partnerships between teacher educators and teachers B. Canada (For the participating classes) • To increase awareness of different cultures • To integrate ICT for collaborative learning in and across classrooms2 the participating school from Korea, Daegu Wolam Elementary School, was an awardee at the recent Intel Teach School Awards3 No TEI as of writing this report; it is assumed that Daegu Wolam Elementary School will work without a TEI4 Via Skype; first meeting was on 25 November 2011; second meeting was 9 February 2012
  • 3 • To be exposed to different social cultural environments (e.g. in QEP curriculum – Social Studies) • To learn about different views on geographic and climate differencesC. China (For the participating classes): • To provide actual opportunities for authentic English practice • To learn about other countries’ experiences on various global issues (e.g. Science: climate changes/environmental education) • To improve and contribute to the international understanding of different culturesTimeframe Phase Activities Target dates • Clarification of scope and targets among the project’s core September team members (i.e. UNESCO + TEIs) 2011 to November 1 • Identifying classroom teachers 2011 (project initiation and • Initiating communication between teachers and core team to preparation) identify topics, process and calendar • Familiarization with the online collaboration platform (i.e. UNESCO’s Education Community or EC) 2 • Implementation of the designed PBL within the national late (sharing each group’s project team November to and developing ideas for December multi-national / inter-cultural • Sharing processes and products between countries 2011 group projects) • Facilitating teacher’s engagement in discussion on the online platform (EC) • TEIs: monitoring and documentation of the processes and products 3 • Implementation of the designed PBL (international / inter- February Multi-national / inter-cultural cultural) 2012 – group project May/June • Sharing processes and products between countries 2012 • Facilitating teacher’s engagement in discussion on the online platform (EC) • TEIs: monitoring and documentation of the processes and products
  • 4 Target outputs: • Publication: UNESCO Regional Guide on PBL and Telecollaboration, including relevant case studies • Research articles to be co-authored by TEIs and/or school teachers • Project progress report for the Korean GovernmentHowever, the timeframe for Phases 1 and 2 was not followed; this was confirmed during the second online meeting. 5Additionally, participants (TEIs) requested for closer supervision and guidance from UNESCO; TEIs mentioned the need forinformation on recommended topics for collaboration, research questions as well as templates on PBL and tele-collaboration.In response, UNESCO has posted on the EC the materials of the capacity building workshops on PBL and tele-collaboration.An official launching date for the implementation of Phases 1, 2 and 3 for Scenario C (inter-cultural collaboration) was set atMarch 5, 2012.UNESCO is now in the midst facilitating Phase 1, including the process of identifying participant schools, gatheringsuggestions on how to make the EC more suitable to the needs of KISP participants as well as making the TEIs and schoolsbecome more active users of the EC.5 Via Skype; 9 February 2012. For details, see minutes of meeting.
  • 5WORK PLANThe timeframe has been adjusted to reflect the official launching date of the project: Phase Activities Target dates • Clarification of scope and targets among the project’s core February 9 to team members (i.e. UNESCO + TEIs) March 16 1 • Identifying classroom teachers (project initiation and • Initiating communication between teachers and core team preparation) to identify topics, process and calendar • Familiarization with the online collaboration platform (i.e. UNESCO’s Education Community or EC) 2 • Implementation of the designed PBL within the national March 12 to (sharing each group’s project team May 20 and developing ideas for multi-national / inter-cultural • Sharing processes and products between countries group projects) • Facilitating teacher’s engagement in discussion on the online platform (EC) • TEIs: monitoring and documentation of the processes and products 3 May 14 to Multi-national / inter-cultural July 31 group project
  • UNESCO KISP EDUCATION COMMUNITY Tele-collaboration TEI Country1 Framework 4 5 School1 School2 Country1 Country1UNESCO 6 7 School2 School1 Projects through inter- 1 KISP Group ● Country4 Country2 (EC) cultural collaboration Live Chat ● Publication Forum (Regional Guide TEI Wiki TEI TEIs Country4 on PBL and tele- Docs Country2 collaboration 3 Other ● Research articles Tele-collaboration ● Project Progress 2 School1 tools School2 report Country4 Country2Schools School2 School1 Country3 Country3 TEI Country3 EDUCATION COMMUNITY UNESCO Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 1 UNESCO clarifies with TEI the 4 TEIs continue to identify and 7 Schools implement multi- project scope and targets refine topics, process and national / inter-culture group calendar project 2 TEIs identify schools (teachers and students) 5 TEIs coordinate with schools for national project 3 Entry and familiarization with the Education Community (EC) 6 Schools implement PBL within national teams
  • A simplified Gantt Chart further illustrates the tasks and activities for each phase: UNESCO Schools TEIs February March April May June July Phase Activity Task Conduct online meeting (via Skype) x x Clarification of scope and targets among Make improvements to EC (1st round) x x the projects core team members Start using EC (use forums instead of email) x x ceremonial launch x x x Send form to TEIs x Identify classroom teachers Submit accomplished form to UNESCO x 1 Revive forum on project topics / themes x Project Initiation and Preparation Initiating communication between Post revised or additional topics / themes x teachers and core team to identify topics, Present draft process and calendar x process and calendar Revise draft process and calendar x x Familiarization with the online invite all KISP participants to KISP group (EC) x collaboration platform (i.e. UNESCO’s Start using EC (introductions) x x x Education Community or EC) Make improvements to EC (2nd round) x x x Implementation of the designed PBL Identify topics / themes for national project x x within national teams Implement project x x 2 Sharing processes and products between x (sharing each group’s project and countries Upload project output in ECdeveloping ideas for multi-national / Facilitating teacher’s engagement in x x inter-cultural group projects) discussion on the online platform (EC) Exhange comments in EC monitoring and documentation of the processes and products Prepare project reports (national) x Implementation of the designed PBL Identify topics / themes for international project x x (multi-national / inter-cultural) Implement project x 3 Sharing processes and products between xMulti-national / inter-cultural group countries Upload project output in EC project Facilitating teacher’s engagement in discussion on the online platform (EC) Exhange comments in EC x x monitoring and documentation of the processes and products Prepare progress and implementation reports x online meeting with core team x x Project close-out Project assessment and evaluation ceremonial close-out x x x prepare terminal report x x
  • Task-related details are as follows: Phase Activity Task Output From To Groups Involved Clarification of scope and targets among Conduct online meeting (via Skype) Feb 9 Core Team: UNESCO (Lead), TEIs the projects core team members Make improvements to EC (1st round) EC customisation / upgrade Feb 9 Mar 2 UNESCO Start using EC (use forums instead of email) Feb 9 UNESCO, TEIs, Schools ceremonial launch Mar 5 Mar 5 UNESCO, TEIs, Schools Send form to TEIs teacher data worksheet Feb 22 UNESCO 1 Identify classroom teachers Submit accomplished form to UNESCO list of participating schools, data on teachers Feb 22 Feb 28 TEIs Project Initiation and students and Preparation Revive forum on project topics / themes Feb 27 UNESCO Initiating communication between list of topics for consideration Post revised or additional topics / themes Feb 27 Mar 12 TEIs, Schools teachers and core team to identify topics, process and calendar Present draft process and calendar final process and calendar Mar 1 UNESCO Revise draft process and calendar Mar 1 Mar 9 TEIs, UNESCO Familiarization with the online invite all KISP participants to KISP group (EC) clean member list for KISP group Mar 5 Mar 15 UNESCO (Lead), TEIs collaboration platform (i.e. UNESCO’s Start using EC (introductions) Mar 5 UNESCO, TEIs, Schools Education Community or EC) Make improvements to EC (2nd round) EC customisation / upgrade Mar 5 Mar 16 UNESCO, TEIs, Schools 2 Implementation of the designed PBL Identify topics / themes for national project Final topics / themes for national project Mar 12 Mar 30 TEIs, Schools (sharing each within national teams Implement project student projects (national) Apr 2 May 14 Schools (Lead), TEIsgroup’s project and Sharing processes and products between Upload project output in EC uploaded projects in EC May 14 Schools countriesdeveloping ideas for Facilitating teacher’s engagement in multi-national / discussion on the online platform (EC) Exhange comments in EC forum posts on student projects Apr 2 May 20 Schools (Lead), TEIs inter-cultural groupmonitoring and documentation of the projects) Prepare project reports (national) project reports (national) May 20 TEIs processes and products Implementation of the designed PBL Identify topics / themes for international project Final topics / themes for international project May 14 May 31 TEIs, Schools (international / inter-cultural) Implement project student projects (multi-national / inter-cultural) Jun 4 Jul 16 Schools (Lead), TEIs 3 Sharing processes and products between Upload project output in EC uploaded projects in EC Jul 16 Schools Multi-national / countriesinter-cultural group Facilitating teacher’s engagement in Exhange comments in EC forum posts on student projects Jun 4 Jul 27 Schools (Lead), TEIs project discussion on the online platform (EC) monitoring and documentation of the Prepare project reports (multi-national / inter-cultural) project reports (multi-national / inter-cultural) Jul 20 TEIs processes and products online meeting with core team Jul 23 Core Team: UNESCO (Lead), TEIs Project close-out Project assessment and evaluation ceremonial close-out Jul 27 UNESCO, TEIs, Schools prepare terminal report terminal report Jul 31 UNESCO, TEIs