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Global Education Initiatives

Global Education Initiatives



A presentation given at the Association of Indepedent Maryland Schools Technology Retreat in April 2008.

A presentation given at the Association of Indepedent Maryland Schools Technology Retreat in April 2008.



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    • Global Education Initiatives AIMS Technology Retreat Spring 2008 Alecia Berman-Dry St. John’s Episcopal School
    • Guiding Questions
      • How can we better empower our students to cooperate and to utilize themselves in an ever-globalizing society?
      • Can we develop a better understanding of what divides the nations in today’s rapidly changing world by connecting the students to develop an understanding for global issues that affect their everyday lives?
      • How can we use technology to increase the capacity of students to become employable and self-reliant in today’s global marketplace?
    • Cooperation
    • Developing Global Awareness
    • Employable and Self Reliant in Global Marketplace http://l.yimg.com/img.tv.yahoo.com/tv/us/img/site/22/73/0000042273_20070824163919.jpg
    • Synthesizing the Books http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/0374292884/ref=dp_otherviews_0?ie=UTF8&s=books&img=0 http://images-jp.amazon.com/images/P/1594481717.09.LZZZZZZZ.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CImn6oEBL.jpg
    • Adding In A Little Recent History http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0195079108.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0262631598.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
    • http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForStudents/2007Standards/NETS_for_Students_2007.htm
    • Math and Science Jobs? By SAM DILLON Published: November 14, 2007 New York Times
    • http://web2.wsj2.com/
    • Guiding Questions + Books + Needs + Social Media = ?
      • The classroom that serves the global student should be:
        • Able to evaluate sources
        • Self discipline, persistence
        • Collaboration and Teaming
        • Reflective and compassionate
        • Global awareness and understanding
        • Create new paradigms and content, innovation
        • Leadership minded
    • Finding Parnterships
      • Put out a lot of lines
      • Some will get bites
        • But some fish are too small and have to be tossed back in to mature
      • No such thing as a fish that’s too big…until it overwhelms you.
    • Some Good Fishing Holes
      • Your own school
      • Epals
      • GlobalSchoolNet
      • Global Education Collaborative & Classroom 2.0 Nings
      • Sister Schools Project
      • NAIS 20/20 Challenge
      • World Wise Schools (Peace Corps)
    • Collaboration Formats
      • Early stages
        • Voicethread
        • Blogs
        • Wikis
      • Getting to Know You…
        • Ning
        • VOIP
    • Collaboration Models
      • Flat classroom project
        • Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis
        • http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/
      • The Horizon Project
        • http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com/
      • The Literacy Workshop
        • http://www.literacyworkshop.org/poetryslam/poetryslam.htm
    • Issues Faced
      • Time Zones/Asynchronous Communication
      • Cultural Bias
      • Hardware accessibility/Bandwidth
      • Importance of Guidelines for Participation
      • Evaluation
        • Our rubric
        • Other rubrics
    • The Final Frontier
      • Student Travel
        • World Leadership School