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D219 Conference - Going Global


Presentation given at District 219's Technology Conference on April 9, 2011

Presentation given at District 219's Technology Conference on April 9, 2011

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  • 1. GOING GLOBAL Preparing Students To Be Citizens of the World Lucy Gray D219 Tech Conference April 9, 2011 Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 2. Where the h*** is Matt? Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 3. "...the future belongs to the nation that best educates its citizens…" -President Barack Obama Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 4. A world class education system means globally connected schools Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 5. WHY NOW? @oline73: Can you distill why globally connected classrooms are vital in 2010? Photo source Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 6. 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. Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 7. TODAY’S CONTEXT Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 8. The influence of new media The push for 21st century Skills The urgency presented by complex global problems Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 9. 21st Century Students (and Teachers) New Connections Connected Individuals New Communities Virtual Communities New Content Collaborative Communities Connected in innovative and new ways Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 10. Millennials Want to Learn… ✴With technology ✴With one another ✴Online ✴In their time ✴In their place ✴Doing things that matter Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 11. The New Media Consortium Horizon Report K-12 Emerging technologies Adoption horizons 1 year or less 2 to 3 years 4 to 5 years Report Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 12. The New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2009 K-12 1 year or less Collaborative environments Online communications tools 2 to 3 years Mobiles Cloud computing 4 to 5 years Smart objects The personal web Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 13. The New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2010 K-12 1 year or less Cloud computing Collaborative environments 2 to 3 years Game-based learning Mobiles 4 to 5 years Augmented reality Flexible displays Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 14. The Global Achievement Gap 21st Century Skills Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence Agility and Adaptability Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 15. The Global Achievement Gap 21st Century Skills Initiative and Entrepreneurialism Effective Oral and Written Communication Accessing and Analyzing Information Curiosity and Imagination Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 16. Partnership for 21st Century Skills http://www.p21.org/ Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 17. High Noon Issues involving the global commons Issues requiring a global commitment Issues needing a global regulatory approach Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 18. Additional Resources Esther Wojcicki and Michael Levine Teaching for a Shared Future: American Educators Need to Think Globally Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 19. HOW DO YOU PREPARE STUDENTS? Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 20. Edutopia February/March 2008 http://www.edutopia.org/sage-advice-world-citizens Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 21. First you help them define the term “citizen of the world”. Then you help them learn what being a good citizen means -- to themselves, to loved ones and family, to the school community, to the surrounding community. One’s actions can be directly linked to one’s values (beliefs, feelings, and actions that are important to us), so starting with a basic understanding of one’s values is essential to any meaningful discussions on citizenship. The global context is meaningless unless students are good citizens of their own nation. Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 22. Right before our eyes, all that the education sector has controlled, dismissed, manipulated, validated, embellished, fictionalized, and ranked within an aura of tradition and ritual may be accessed by point-and- click. We need to stop chasing exponentially expanding content. Inquiry, problem recognition and solution, creativity, knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses, communication, and relationships are what students must be prepared for. Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 23. Becoming a world citizen requires knowledge and experience of other cultures; U.S. schools do not provide knowledge or experience. Rather, they provide a cursory glimpse of others in order to exemplify how not to be American. “Diversity Day” does not create world citizens, it patronizes cultural difference and touts xenophobia, and always winds up pandering American culture as Eurocentrically defined. Only travel and immersion in other cultures creates world citizens. Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 24. Prepare students to be citizens of the world by being one yourself. Teach from a global perspective. Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 25. Asia Society Globally Literate Educators Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning Teachers are: ✴ Skilled and knowledgeable ✴ Critical thinkers and problem solvers ✴ Culturally aware ✴ Aware of world events and global dynamics ✴ 21st Century Literate ✴ Collaborative ✴ Use media and technology effectively in their work ✴ Responsible and ethical citizens Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 26. Arlington Heights School District 25 http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/about_us/vision.php Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 27. Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 28. YOUR EFFORTS? Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 29. Take This Survey http://tinyurl.com/21stcenturyskillssurvey Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 30. View Results Here http://tinyurl.com/21stcenturyskillssurveyresults Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 31. MY STORY Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 32. Apple Distinguished Educators Global Awareness 2006 The World is Flat AWhole New Mind Berlin & Prague Rethink. Global Awareness. Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 33. Classroom 2.0 Link Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 34. Global Ed Collaborative Link Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 35. 288,073 unique visitors Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 36. 4,917 members from 118 countries Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 37. GEC Features Searchable member list Latest activity Forums and blogs Links to resources Events Project database Videos and photos Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 38. Apple Distinguished Educators ADE Institute Asia 2008 Visited six Singaporean schools Worked with educators from Singapore, Hong Kong and assorted international schools Worked in teams to create collaborative projects Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 39. The Education Project Bahrain Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 40. Global Education Conference http://globaleducationconference.com Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 41. Connect All Schools iEARN Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 42. EXAMPLES Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 43. Basic Project Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 44. Next Steps Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 45. Deep Cuts Sample Video Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 46. TOOLS OF THE TRADE Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 47. Apple Inc. Tools of the Trade Photobooth (photos, video, greenscreening) iChat AV (videoconferencing, desktop sharing recording) Garageband (recording, podcasting) iWeb (publishing of blogs, photos, podcasts) iPod, iPod Touch, iPad - microphone attachments & apps Apple Learning Interchange (social networking) Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 48. Suggested Toolkit Still or video camera - Flip cameras Check out Woot.com Web Cam - Logitech Chat client - Skype (free), Oovo, Sightspeed Digital recording device or web site - Gcast Collaborative workspace - Think.com (Thinkquest), blogs, wikis Networks - Twitter, iEARN, ePals, Global Ed ning Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 49. Recommendations Learn to network; network to learn Keep it authentic Start small and design very structured projects Join an existing group project Develop a customized vision of 21st century learning for your classroom, school and district Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 50. Where the h*** is Matt 2? Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • 51. Connect with Lucy elemenous@gmail.com elemenous On Twitter, Slideshare, YouTube, Flickr etc. Blog http://www.lucygray.org The Global Education Collaborative http://globaleducation.ning.com Social bookmarking resources http://groups.diigo.com/group/globaleducation http://www.delicious.com/tag/globaleducation Saturday, April 9, 2011