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Presentation given February 1 at Chicago Public Schools Tech Talk Conference

Presentation given February 1 at Chicago Public Schools Tech Talk Conference

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  • 1. Creating Global Learning Networks Lucy Gray Chicago Public Schools Tech Talk February 1, 2013 1
  • 2. Where the h*** is Matt 2012 2
  • 3. 3 Download PDF of slides here: http://www.lucygray.org Underlined text and most images are hyperlinked. Click on these to access web sites.
  • 4. Our Agenda Overview The Global Education Conference Tips for Global Project Success Rationale for Going Global Learning Spaces and Tools PLCs and Orgs You Should Know For Educators and Students Demos Google Hangout on Air Skype Steps to Getting Connected 4
  • 5. Lucy Gray 5 Consultant Co-Founder of the Global Education Collaborative and Conference Apple Distinguished Educator Google Certified Teacher Middle School Computer Science Primary Grades Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/genista/6898950/
  • 6. The Global Education Conference and Network http://globaleducationconference.com 6
  • 7. Mission 7 The Global Education Conference Network is a community of practice where people connect and build the professional relationships necessary for effective collaboration across borders. Via this social network, educators and organizations from all over the world share conversations, resources, projects, and initiatives with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real-world problems. Our ultimate goal is to help prepare students for a rapidly changing and complex world.
  • 8. Over 600,000 unique visitors 8
  • 9. 15,000 members from 150+ countries 9
  • 10. GEC Network Features Groups Searchable member list Latest activity Discussion forums and blogs Links to resources Events Project database Videos and photos 10
  • 11. http://globaleducationconference.com 11
  • 12. Conference Basics 12 Free No registration required The conference takes place around the clock for 5 days during International Education Week (November 12 - 17, 2012) All presentations are webinars given in an easy-to-use video conferencing tool called Blackboard Collaborate Sessions are recorded and archived indefinitely Participants can chat in a backchannel and ask questions of the presenters Volunteers help plan the conference and moderate sessions The entire conference is designed to empower teachers.
  • 13. 2012 Keynotes Sasha Barab Hassantu Blake Hussainatu Blake Jenny Buccos Karen Cator Chua Chor Huat Mary Clisbee Dale Dougherty Ilona Dougherty Gavin Dykes Jeremy Gilley Beth Kanter William Kist Bobbi Kurshan Larry Johnson Dana Mortenson Héla Nafti Liz Nealon Andrew Revkin Dan Russell Seymour Simon Bron Stuckey Michael Trucano Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Narcis Vives Tony Wagner Doris Wu Randi Weingarten 13
  • 14. 14 Build Professional Relationships. Keep it simple. Join existing projects. Evolve.
  • 15. @oline73: Can you distill why globally connected classrooms are vital in 2010? Photo source 15
  • 16. We have urgent problems that need to be addressed and, in order to prepare our students to work on these problems, we must connect them globally. We must teach them how networked learning leads to networked problem solving. We must connect ourselves in order to understand this process. 16
  • 17. “The Highly Connected Teacher” 17
  • 18. CCSSO and Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning Comprehensive resource addressing global competence Download a copy here. Attend the PGL conference 18
  • 19. From Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World 19
  • 20. 20 Common Core
  • 21. Additional Resources 21 Esther Wojcicki and Michael Levine Teaching for a Shared Future: American Educators Need to Think Globally EdWeek: Global Learning blog by Tony Jackson
  • 22. 22 Learning Spaces,Orgs, & Projects
  • 23. 23
  • 24. GETideas.org 24
  • 25. Classroom 2.0 25
  • 26. Future of Education 26
  • 27. EdReach 27
  • 28. EdTechTalk 28
  • 29. Think.Com/ThinkQuest 29
  • 30. Common Sense Media 30
  • 31. Scratch 31
  • 32. Massively Minecraft 32
  • 33. ePals 33
  • 34. TakingITGlobal 34
  • 35. iEARN 35
  • 36. Global Kids 36
  • 37. Example Projects 37
  • 38. Earth Day Groceries ProjectMark Ahlness 38
  • 39. Projects By Jen 39 Jen Wagner
  • 40. Around the World with 80 SchoolsSilvia Tolisano 40
  • 41. 41 Flat Stanley
  • 42. 42 The Writer’s ClubRob Sbaglia
  • 43. Google Lit TripsJerome Burg 43
  • 44. Sample VideoValerie Becker 44
  • 45. WikiValerie Becker 45
  • 46. 46 MyThologyMatt Cauthron
  • 47. A Whole New MindKarl Fisch 47
  • 48. The iEARN Project Book 48
  • 49. Where do I start? 49
  • 50. Google+FacebookTwitter 50 Step 1: Pick a Tool
  • 51. Step 2: Follow and Lurk 51 Search for organizations and people that you know in all of these communities. Check out Lucy’s global education Twitter list: https://twitter.com/elemenous/global-education/members Join Lucy’s Global Education Google+ Community: http://tinyurl.com/globaledgoogle
  • 52. Step 3: Add to the Conversation Be generous with your knowledge and resources, and you’ll find that you will reap rewards. In Facebook, use the @ symbol to refer to pages or people that you follow. In Google+, use the + sign for the same purpose. In Twitter and Google+, use hashtags such as #globaled, #edchat, #fourthchat. For more on hashtags, check Cybraryman’s collection: http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html 52
  • 53. Step 4: Join a PLC & Explore Global Education Conference Future of Education Classroom 2.0 EdReach EdWeb GETideas.org Skype in the Classroom Others? 53
  • 54. Step 5: Think About Your Students How are you going to connect them to other classrooms? Are they going to participate individually or as a whole class? What projects are authentic and relate to your curriculum? Are you going to join an existing community and/or project? Are you going to design a project and build a collaborative space yourself ? What 21st century skills will your student developing by participating? How will digital citizenship be addressed? 54
  • 55. Final Recommendations Learn to network; network to learn. Jump into social media when you can. Develop professional relationships with virtual colleagues in PLCs and through social media. Keep projects and experiences authentic. Join an existing group project OR Start small and design very structured projects. 55
  • 56. Additional Resources http://groups.diigo.com/group/globaleducation 56
  • 57. Lucy’s Contact Info 57 lucy@lucygrayconsulting.com http://lucygrayconsulting.com http://globaleducation.ning.com Username: elemenous On Skype, Twitter, YouTube, Diigo, Flickr, Delicious