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A presentation for Dr. Toledo's class at ISU on April 16, 2009.

A presentation for Dr. Toledo's class at ISU on April 16, 2009.

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  • 1. Professional Development Without Borders: TWB Canada Sharon Peters wearejustlearning.pbwiki.com A presentation for Dr. Toledo’s class April 16 2009
  • 2. Personal Learning Environments/Networks Who is responsible for your learning? Diagram: Dr. Alec Couros
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    • At 59 million, teachers are the largest professionally-trained group in the world
    100 million children do not go to school, 66% - girls 850 million illiterate adults HIV-AIDS infections, domestic violence, the sex trade, military gangs are dominated by the undereducated … and the key to social and economic development
  • 6. TWB-Canada is a non-profit NGO devoted to closing the education divide through teacher professional development and community education.
  • 7. Cape Town Naivasha, Laikipia Districts TWB Canada July-Aug ‘08
  • 8. teacherswithoutborders.org International site
  • 9. TWB Canada July-Aug ‘08
    • South Africa - 3 weeks
    • Team of 5 Canadian teachers
    • Needs assessment with Khanya and Edunov a
    • Two sets of w orkshops for developing ICT skills in teachers in two townships
    • Follow-up visits
  • 10. TWB Canada July-Aug ‘09
    • South Africa - 4 weeks
    • Team of 6-8 multinational teachers + SA teachers
    • Partnering with Edunova, Khanya and others
    • Two sets of workshops for developing ICT skills in teachers in two townships
    • 1 week of bootcamp workshops for admin leaders
    • Follow-up visits
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  • 14.
    • Kenya: 4 weeks
    • Needs assessment with District Educator Officers (2 districts), Kenya Institute of Education and Canada High Commission (CIDA), partnering NGOs
    • Two sets of workshops (Secondary, Elem) for teachers of English, math, and science
    • Follow-up visits to schools in the area
    • Visits to school facilities with special needs
    • Report of recommendations made to KIE
    • Identification of Kenyan teachers to lead workshops next year
    TWB Canada July-Aug ‘08
  • 15.
    • Kenya: 4 weeks
    • Two sets of workshops (Secondary, Elem) for teachers of English, math, and science in two districts with Kenyan teachers
    • 1-2 weeks of ICT training in West Kenya
    • Follow-up visits to schools in the area
    • Visits to school facilities with special needs
    • Report of recommendations made to KIE
    TWB Canada July-Aug ‘09
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  • 21. Profiles Fezeka High School Thananga Ng’anga Teacher at Miti Mingi High School John Michuri Principal of Tigithi Sec. Paul Mwaniki, CTC
  • 22. Partnering NGOs www.edunova.org www.olpejetaconservancy.org www.educationwithoutborders.ca
  • 23. Ways to Participate
    • Join Teachers Without Borders Canada
    • Facilitate a class-to-class project
    • Sponsor a teacher to go abroad
    • Participate in an online mentoring relationship
    • Spread the word!
  • 24. Global Projects begin.....
  • 25. ... with Globally-Minded Educators
  • 26. We need globally-minded educators Skills and competency building Models and inspirations WHY GO GLOBAL?
  • 27.
    • Getting Connected
    • Skills Built
    • Relevance
    • Engagement
    • Cool tools and online spaces
    • Award-winning examples from ordinary teachers
    • Project Opportunities and Portals
  • 28. Skills Built
    • Multiple Literacies: digital, cultural, media
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • Critical thinking
    • Synthesis and summary
    • Info literacy, research, validation, authentication of facts
        • Negotiation and collaboration
  • 29. (Tapscott) Whereas previous generations value loyalty, seniority, security and authority, t he NetGen’s norms reflect a desire for creativity, social connectivity, fun, freedom, speed, and diversity in their workplaces.
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  • 31. Deep Learning Supported
    • Computer software is central in the learning sciences because the visual and processing power of today’s personal computers supports deep learning :
    • Computers support reflection in a combination of visual and verbal modes
    • Internet-based networks of learners can share and combine their developing understandings and benefit from the power of collaborative learning
    • from Cambridge Handbook of Learning Sciences, p. 5
  • 32. Cool Tools & Online Social Spaces
    • Wikis
    • Skype - Webcasting - Podcasting
    • Blogs
    • Google Docs
    • Content-Learning Management Systems
    • Personal Learning Environments
    • Full descriptions
  • 33. These tools offer affordances for students to making meaning
  • 34. Shared online learning spaces provide opportunities for students to " be human together " (Siemens)
  • 35. Caveats: Limitations to Global Projects
    • 2 Kinds of Relationships between partnering schools - how to bridge this gap?
    • The Haves - making it meaningful; anticipating cultural differences
    • The Have Nots - differences in edu standards, cost of bandwidth & hardware
  • 36. Reality-Based Learning Learning situations that empower students to take action for the promotion of societal change
  • 37. Essential Question: How can Canadian students use technology to promote education in developing nations?
  • 38. Students from Montréal, Canada
  • 39. Loise Girls School: where the XOs will be sent Nanyuki, Kenya
  • 40. Darfur Video Project Youth With Video Proposal
  • 41. http://take2videos.ning.com /
  • 42. http://www.widernet.org/digitallibrary/ The Flip
  • 43. Karen Guth - teacher at Neveh Channah School in Etzion Bloc, Israel :"I would say that this became a project that engaged the minds, skills, and hearts of our students. It turned the English Bagrut project into an international research, writing, thinking, and teaching opportunity ."
  • 44. "From all of the work that we have done with other students, I have learned how to look over other people's work and let them edit my own.”
  • 45. Other Portals
    • Global Virtual Classroom
    • Global SchoolNet
    • iEARN
    • Taking IT Global
    • Teachers Without Borders
  • 46. twbcanada.ning.com/
  • 47. Online Spaces to find us www.youtube.com/TWBCanada twbcanada.ning.com/ www.teacherswithoutborders.org / www.twbcanada.org /
  • 48. TWB Canada’s Youtube channel
  • 49. Books of Influence
    • The World is Flat - 3rd ed. (Thomas Friedman)
    • Wikinomics - (Don Tapscott & Anthony Williams)
    • Grown Up Digital – (Don Tapscott)
    • Knowing Knowledge (George Siemens)
    • Three Cups of Tea - ( By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin)
    • Cambridge Handbook of Learning Sciences , (R.Keith Sawyer,ed)
    • Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning (George Siemens and Peter Tittenberg)
  • 50. Research
    • Self-Regulated Learning / Metacognition (Ley & Young, 2001, Hadwin & Winne, 1996, Boekaerts, 2000)
    • Collaborative knowledge construction environments (Jonassen 1995, Scardamalia & Bereiter, 1994) - computers no longer support ONLY individualized instruction
    • Improvement in motivation, learning and problem-solving behaviour (Hoyles, Healy and Pozzi, 1994)
  • 51. Sharon Peters, TWB Quebec Provincial Contact: [email_address]