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Take Your Classroom Global! PGL12 June 29, 2012Kate Gatto & Sara Hassan
Introduce Yourself!• Where are you from?• What is your role in education?• Why did you decide to attend PGL12? This workshop?
Agenda• What is TakingITGlobal (TIG)?• tigweb.org site tools exploration• What is TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed)?• tiged.org site tools exploration• Virtual classroom platform• TIGed Programs• Student Outcomes
TODAY’S STUDENTS WILL … … “sell to the world; buy from the world; work for international companies; manage employees fromother cultures and countries; collaborate with people all over the world in joint ventures; compete with people on the other side of the world for jobs and markets; and tackle global problems such as AIDS, avian flu, pollution, and disaster recovery.”(Vivien Stewart, “Becoming Citizens of the World,” Educational Leadership)
Today’s students need to be prepared to COMPETE in a global knowledge-basedeconomy AND COOPERATE across borders to address global issues. … Both of which require the effective use of technology.
Technology enabledyouth empoweredto be global citizens.
Food for thought… “Children know more about what’s going on in the world today than their teachers […]. They’re immersed in a media environment […] that was unheard of 150 years ago, and yet if you look at school today versus 100 years ago, they are more similar than dissimilar.” (Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
“ Todays education system faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how they learn. ” (The Partnership for 21st Century Skills)
WhyTIGed Students and teachers plug into the world’s largest multilingual community of global leaders, which they can engage with while using TIGed and after. Student impacts: Connected, Technologically savvy, Informed Globally minded, Inspired, Empowered
Educators can help to make this happen! THANK YOU! firstname.lastname@example.org www.tiged.org Twitter: @TIGed