1. Creating Global
Chicago Public Schools Tech Talk
February 1, 2013
2. Where the h*** is Matt 2012
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4. Our Agenda
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
Google Hangout on Air
Steps to Getting Connected
5. Lucy Gray
Co-Founder of the Global
Google Certiﬁed Teacher
Middle School Computer
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6. The Global Education Conference and Network
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
9. 15,000 members from
10. GEC Network Features
Searchable member list
Discussion forums and blogs
Links to resources
Videos and photos
12. Conference Basics
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
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
Chua Chor Huat
Build Professional Relationships.
Keep it simple.
Join existing projects.
15. @oline73: Can you
distill why globally
classrooms are vital
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
17. “The Highly Connected Teacher”
18. CCSSO and
Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning
Download a copy here.
Attend the PGL
19. From Educating for Global Competence:
Preparing our Youth to Engage the World
21. Additional Resources
Esther Wojcicki and Michael Levine
Teaching for a Shared Future: American Educators Need to Think Globally
EdWeek: Global Learning blog by Tony Jackson
Learning Spaces,Orgs, & Projects
25. Classroom 2.0
26. Future of Education
30. Common Sense Media
32. Massively Minecraft
36. Global Kids
37. Example Projects
38. Earth Day Groceries ProjectMark Ahlness
39. Projects By Jen
40. Around the World with 80 SchoolsSilvia Tolisano
The Writer’s ClubRob Sbaglia
43. Google Lit TripsJerome Burg
44. Sample VideoValerie Becker
45. WikiValerie Becker
47. A Whole New MindKarl Fisch
48. The iEARN Project Book
49. Where do I start?
Step 1: Pick a Tool
51. Step 2: Follow and Lurk
Search for organizations and people that you know in all of these
Check out Lucy’s global education Twitter list:
Join Lucy’s Global Education Google+ Community:
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
In Google+, use the + sign for the same purpose.
In Twitter and Google+, use hashtags such as #globaled, #edchat,
For more on hashtags, check Cybraryman’s collection:
53. Step 4: Join a PLC & Explore
Global Education Conference
Future of Education
Skype in the Classroom
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
What 21st century skills will your student developing by participating?
How will digital citizenship be addressed?
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.