Presentation / workshop given at the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning conference, NYC, June 2012. See resources: http://globalcollaboration.flatclassroomproject.org/2012+Partnership+for+Global+Learning
Julie Lindsay, Director and Co-founder, Flat Classroom. Educator, Innovator, Leader
Enduring understandings of workshop
Why global projects?
What is global collaboration?
Collaboration Primer: Local and Global
The evolution of Global Collaboration in Education: We describe global collaboration in stages. GC 3.0 = more emphasis on co-created multimedia products, use of social media tools for communication, high expectations to connect in an ongoing manner, student-centered learning
Flat Classroom - overview
You know your classroom is flat if….
You know your classroom is flat if….
You know your classroom is flat if….
Flat Classroom is: Projects and pedagogy
Flat Classroom is: Connecting
Flat Classroom is: Collaborative
Flat Classroom is: Project-based
Flat Classroom is: Global
Flat Classroom is: Designing for Action
Flat Classroom is: Students and Teachers
Flat Classroom is: Virtual participation
Flat Classroom Projects: Our aim is to create projects and opportunities across all levels of education. Right now we have FCP and NetGenEd for high school, Digiteen for upper ES, MS and HS, AWL for upper ES, Eracism for MS HS and our new pilot this semester is Building Bridges to Tomorrow for K-2 level – over 40 classrooms from about more than 10 countries
Flat Classroom Project under the microscope
Project Design for wiki collaboration
The Flat Classroom Project Framework shows the essential construct of this global collaborative project
A Week in the Life Project framework
Core outcomes of other global projects
Core outcomes of global projects
7 Steps to Flatten the Classroom
Taxonomy of Global Connection
Pathway of Learning
Connection Planning Tool
DefiningAsynchronous and Synchronous Communications The two types of communication are asynchronous and synchronous.
Types of Communication
Traditional vs Flat Classroom
Ribbleand Bailey define……..thanks to Mike Ribble for providing a workable entry into digital citizenship in the classroom
All students and teachers should conduct themselves in a professional and culturally sensitive manner. This includes the types of avatars they choose, the styles of language they use, and the quality of material they upload. Digiteen Project is a launching pad into this professional learning mode. Here is an example of students solving communication problems themselves.
Enlightened Digital Citizenship including Areas of Awareness and Rays of Understanding
Be aDigiteacher in 3 steps
1) Research the Technology and become connected
2) Monitor and Be Engaged with the technology and the learning
3) Avoid the Fear Factor: Make a difference. Fear-based education is shown to be ineffective in changing student behaviors - this focuses on the methods that work with students and promoting teacher behaviors that must underlie such an environment.
Contribute and Collaborate
Online existence cartoon
And it is more than just students, it is about educators, preservice teachers, and experts merging together in a flattened learning environmentWhere students and educators work together as one with mutually beneficial outcomes for all. Literally, the classroom has become…
The 3R’s – without these there is no true collaboration or co-creation
Blooms revised taxonomy
Digital Taxonomy - As we talk about creating it’s not the typical words of the past. Extracted methods of creating using technology ….how many of these would have been used 20 years ago?
Personal Interest Projects
Project celebration: Student summit
Designing and Managing Global Collaborative Projects
Project design relationships
Project design considerations
Finding project partners #1 Social networks
Finding project partners #2 Established networks
Finding project partners #3 Hashtags
Finding project partners #4 Conferences
Simplified slide for access to resources
Getting started with global collaboration
Flat Classroom …..while you are waiting to startOPEN this WIKI:• globalcollaboration.flatclassroomproject.org• Follow link to Asia Society page• Add ideas to Wallwisher
Julie LindsayDirector and Co-Founder, Flat Classroom Educator, Innovator, Leader Resources: http://learningconfluence.com http://123elearning.blogspot.com Get connected: http://flatclassrooms.ning.com Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
AGENDA• PART A – Defining global collaboration – Reviewing existing projects• PART B – 7 Steps to Flatten your Classroom• PART C – Moving into collaboration • Tools • Partners
As a result of this workshop, participants will: – Understand global collaboration in education and how to support this in the classroom – Know how to find other partners and projects and how to get started in collaboration – Understand the structure of best-practice online global collaborative projects for learning – Share common Web 2.0 tools to connect and collaborate – Review 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom as found in - Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time • By Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis
Discuss!What is „collaboration‟?What is „global collaboration‟?What conditions must exist tosupport global collaboration inlearning? link to Asia Society page • globalcollaboration.flatclassroomproject.org • Follow • Add ideas to Wallwisher
Collaboration Primer• 2 or more people working together – Higher order thinking skill• Local: – geographical proximity – more opportunity for synchronous communication – often cultural and linguistic differences minimized.• Global: – Collaborators geographically dispersed (eg cultural and linguistic differences or different time-zones) – requires more of an asynchronous approach
The Evolution of Global Collaboration inEducationP7
Wiki-centric Global Collaboration using Web 2.0 Tools Authentic Problem Solving using Real-World Topics‘Flat’ learning – teacher to student, student to student
Flat Classroom™ Global Projects Flat Classroom® Project P10-11* @flatclassroom Digiteen™ Project P11-12 @digiteen ‘A Week in the Life…’ Project Gr3-5 P13-14 @flatclassroom NetGenEd™ Project P12-13 @netgened Eracism™ Project P13 @eracismproject Incubator Program NEW! @flatclassroom K-2 Project Building Bridges to Tomorrow NEW! @flatclasskids*See the frameworks for each model on referenced page numbers.
The Flat Classroom Project(under the microscope)
What is a PLN? An extended community ofpeople that you A personally can interact chosen with regularly collection of resources you can go to when you want to learn somethingPhoto credit: http://flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/2060090675/
Step 1: Connect“Pull is the ability toattract people andresources to you thatare relevant andvaluable, even if youwere not even awarebefore that theyexisted.”Brown, J. S., Davidson, L., & Hagel III, J.(2010). The Power of Pull (Kindle Edition ed.).USA: Basic Books. Loc. 172-73, 183-85. How to build the learning pathway P 41-42
7 Pull Technologies1. RSS Reader2. Tablet-Sized Devices3. Handheld Devices4. Social Bookmarking5. Joining Online Conversations6. Networking Organizations7. Location Based Apps Pull Learning to help you easily embed learning in your weekly schedule p 36-41
Discuss!What is YOUR definition ofdigital citizenship?
Digital Citizenship “…the norms of behavior with regard to technology use” Ribble and Bailey Citizenship Chapter begins on p 98
Citizenship OMG I JUST SAW THE Sorry for HISTORY ON accusing THE you, the WIKI..Really history sorry for any makes it problems look like you BTW I didn‟t delete Why did you anything delete stuff off the wiki?
“The weakness is that if there is a problem, and you e-mail them,they can just ignore the email, or they can just do their own thingand not listen to what you ask of them.”Student in the Horizon Project
ONE PURPOSE The InternetInvolving the global communityP 131
Why Revise?……to account for the newbehaviours emerging astechnology advances andbecomes more ubiquitous. Blooms Digital Taxonomy Andrew Churches http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+ Digital+Taxonomy
Project Celebration: Student Summit“In addition to the in-class required assessment for a global project, it is advised that students are able to celebrate and reflect with others from the project, including teachers and students. ” P 266-267 Showcase: The Student Summit in Action
Why Celebrate?Step 7: Celebrate• Ongoing Improvement – Kaizen• Retrospection• Closure• Sense of accomplishment• Provide feedback• Cement cooperative learning experiencesA thought about Retrospection…….• It would be sad to retire and have it said, “she didn‟t teach 30 years, she taught 1 year 30 times.” The Chapter on Celebration, Kaizen and ongoing school-wide improvement begins on page 215
Designing and ManagingA Global Collaborative Project
Am I willing to redesign mycurriculum to embed a globalproject into what my class does? “Designing a global collaborative experience involves transcending the obvious real time linkup, fostering higher order thinking and providing opportunities for cultural understanding while usually making a product that impacts others in a positive way. ” Overcoming Obstacles…….
Project Design RelationshipsDesigning global collaborative projects forstudents Chapter 10 – p 236Designing challenge based professionaldevelopment Chapter 11 - 268
Discuss!What are the CHARACTERISTICSof a GOOD Global Project?How can we design learning experiences thatembrace global education as well as enforce rigorand relevance.....or are these the same?How important is collaboration and co-creation inglobal project design? Does this importance differdepending on the age of the participants?
How to find Project Partners? 3. Where? Where? #1 Social NetworksDescription URLGlobal collaborative project ideas globalcollaborations.wikispaces.com/inspired by the Learning 2.0educational networkFlat Classroom Educator Network flatclassrooms.ning.comGlobal Education Conference globaleducationconference.com/Global Classrooms globalclassroom2011-12.wikispaces.com/Taking IT Global www.tigweb.org/tiged/
How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where? Where?#2 Established NetworksLocation URLiEarn http://www.iearn.org/ePals http://www.epals.com/Skype Education http://education.skype.com/Flat Classroom Projects http://www.flatclassroomproject.neteTwinning (europe http://www.etwinning.netonline)
How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where? Where?#3 HashtagsLocation URL#flatclass Conversations around the principles of merging classrooms and co-creating together#globaled Global education conversations#globalclassroom Conversations around global classroom conversations#edchat Lots of conversations happen on this hashtag in education
How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where? Where?#4 ConferencesLocation URLK12 Online Conference http://k12onlineconference.org/(online only) - freeGlobal Education http://www.globaleducationconference.coConference (online only) m/– freeISTE ($) http://www.iste.orgFlat Classroom http://www.flatclassroomconference.comConferences (Free forvirtual $ for f2f)Lots of conferences by Look for them!curriculum area