Globally Connected Learning

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Let’s explore the why and how of globally connected learning. From Global Competencies, connections, collaborations and communication to tools and projects designed and created for your students to investigate the world, bring in perspective, knowledge, skill and disposition.

Walk through the steps of becoming a globally connected teacher in order to open up their classroom walls and connect their students to the world.

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  • Iceberg Concept of Culture
    90 % of culture below the surface
    Above: Food, Games, dress, music, visual arts dance, literature, language, celebrations
    Below: courtesy , concepts of time, personal space, rules of conduct, facial expressions, non verbal communication, patterns, notions of modesty, ideals of child rearing, attitude towards elders, tolerance of physical pain, concept of past & future, concept of “self”, problem solving roles in relationship to age, sex, class, occupation, kinship
  • Globally Connected Learning

    1. Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano Globallyconnectedlearning.com Globally Connected Learning
    2. Do you believe that global awareness and education is important to students who do not and most likely will never own a passport?
    3. Should “Global Awareness” or “Global Competencies” be taught as a (required) separate course/subject?
    4. How to infuse culture beyond food, music, games, festivals, language or art?
    5. Why? How? Success
    6. Why?
    7. Ignorance of how the US fits into the wider world
    8. Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map
    9. 20% of young Americans think Sudan is in Asia
    10. 50% can’t find New York on a U.S. map
    11. 6 in 10 young Americans don't speak a foreign language fluently.
    12. 9 in 10 (89%) do not correspond regularly with anyone outside the US.
    13. As many as one third (32%) would miss a conference call scheduled with someone in another time zone.
    14. Young people in the USA are unprepared for an increasingly global & interconnected future.
    15. In an era of ubiquitous interconnection, global awareness does not mean simply learning about other cultures, foods and holidays. ScottMcLeod
    16. 21st Century Teachers & Learners recognize that EVERYTHING is connected
    17. How?
    18. Local Isolated Educator Establish PLN Jump in Global Issues & News Offer Collaboration & Help Upgrade Seek Collaboration Partners Connect Trust Share Globally Connected Educator StepstoaGloballyConnected Educator
    19. My Personal Learning Network South Africa
    20. The Networked Teacher Colleagues Family/ Local Community Print & Digital Resources Conferences Curriculum Documents Social Book- marking Video Conferencing Blogs Wikis Podcasts Twitter Social Network Sites Photo Sharing Popular Media
    21. Swing in…Paddle Around
    22. Don’t be a Wallflower
    23. Don’t Shout Out into the World
    24. Participate in Global Conferences
    25. Get Informed: International News & Issues
    26. Use Translation Tools Tom.com-China Sueddeutsche.de-Germany NouvelObs-France Nord-Cinema-France G1 Globo-Brazil Zeit Online-Germany La Información- Spain Spiegel Online-Germ Focus Online- Gmany Komika Magasin-Swedish Marmiton.org-France Elle-France
    27. Gain Global Perspective
    28. BasedonHeidiHayesJacobs,Curriculum21(ASCD2010)
    29. Image by Mike Fisher http://www.flickr.com/photos/grade6kms/5103565561/
    30. Tools
    31. Success
    32. AroundTheWorldWith80Schools.net
    33. VoiceThread- What Could It Mean?
    34. Student Blogging Challenge
    35. Flat Classroom Projects
    36. Global Awareness Projects & Reflection
    37. Teddy Bears Around The World
    38. Why? How? Success
    39. Q&A&Ideas
    40. Image Credits • Upside Down Globe http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenmaise r/3694740123/ • Drill by Mike Fisher http://www.flickr.com/photos/grade6k ms/5103565561/ • Dim Sum Plate by Daring Librarian http://www.flickr.com/photos/info_grrl /5084891145/
    41. Credit&Resources • Survey National Geographic- Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Study • http://www.myWonderfulWorld. org • Google Maps • Google Earth • VoiceThread • Wikis • Blogs • Skype

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