Working in the Global Classroom: A Guide to Connecting & Collaborating Globally (#ACEC2012)


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Presentation by Michael Graffin (@mgraffin) and Nigel Mitchell (@1nbm) at the Australian Computers in Education Conference, held in Perth Western Australia (October 1-3, 2012)

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  • engagement with Asia. Global perspectives, cross cutlural undertanding across the curriculum.
  • We are collaborating with real people, real students the same rules apply. unexpected friendships different circumstances will change your world view, and impact on your teaching rpactice
  • Founder of SAV School (1998 - Present) Globally respected educator 2 Laptops, 1 Digital Camera, 1 (shaky) Internet Connection
  • Establishing global partnerships Time Curriculum Integration Differences in School Year Accessing Professional Support
  • Working in the Global Classroom: A Guide to Connecting & Collaborating Globally (#ACEC2012)

    1. 1. Working in the Global ClassroomA Guide to Connecting & Collaborating Globally Michael Graffin (@mgraffin) Global Classroom Project Co-Founder & Coordinator, Perth, Western Australia Nigel Mitchell (@1nbm) Online learning consultant, Adelaide, South Australia
    2. 2. A Little About UsMichael Graffin• Primary Relief Teacher (2009 - Present)• Global Classroom Project Co-Founder & Coordinator• iEARN Australia Representative• Blogging since 2010 - mgraffin.edublogs.orgNigel Mitchell• Taught in Catholic, Independent and State schools in SA and WA• Has also been involved in post secondary education• Regular contributor to online conversations about global education, e- learning, and open source education• Currently employed as Manager of Online Professional Learning for the Australian Science Teachers Association
    3. 3. Aims of the SessionPresent our rationale for integratingglobal perspectives across thecurriculumShowcase our stories and reflectionsas connected "global educators"Interact with global educators in realtime to discuss the possibilities,challenges, and learning opportunitiesafforded by global interactions.
    4. 4. Join the Online Conversation Join the international conversation on Twitter using the #globalclassroom hashtag Contribute to our Presentation Notes in Google Docs
    5. 5. Global Perspectives are not an"add-on" to the curriculum © Australian Curriculum, They are woven through it. Assessment, and Reporting Authority
    6. 6. Why?• Learn• Connect• Engage• Inspire• Communicate• Collaborate
    7. 7. Why?• Learn
    8. 8. Why?• Connect
    9. 9. Why?• Engage
    10. 10. Why?• Inspire
    11. 11. Why?• Collaborate
    12. 12. Global Collaborationis aboutExtending YourCurriculum Beyond YourClassroom Walls Deb Fraziers Grade 1s (USA) ... I owe these children a great deal. Its time to go beyond book learning ... Map of International Connections - @frugalteacher (USA)
    13. 13. Global Collaborationis aboutPeople &Building CommunityNOTJust The Technology Student, SAV School (Nepal)
    14. 14. Sebastian Panakal, India Linlin Tan, TaiwanGovinda Panthy, Nepal Tina Schmidt & Theresa Allen
    15. 15. Global Collaboration is about Sharing Learning and Building Global Understanding Global Classroom 2011-12 Kids Speak 2011-12 (VoiceThread)
    16. 16. The Global Classroom Memento Scrapbooks
    17. 17. Global Collaborationis aboutknowing where to findPartners andProfessional Support
    18. 18. A Skype Conversation with Julie LindsayGlobal Educator, Innovator, Leader & Consultant • Director - Learning Confluence • Director and Co-founder of Flat Classroom Projects • Co-author of "Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time" (Pearson, 2012)
    19. 19. Keen to Learn More?Upcoming ACEC 2012 PresentationsThe World is my ClassroomAnne Mirtschin (@murcha)Thursday, October 4 @ 1.15PM in Room A (Presentation)Global Collaborative Projects through iEARN (Rob King)Rob King, iEARN AustraliaThursday, October 4 @ 4.15PM in Room A (Workshop)Or feel free to stay behind and chat with us afterwards