Our Mission: Transforming Lives Through International Education In the past 20 years, VIF has brought  more than  8,000 te...
Snapshot of the VIF Program 1,400 teachers 800 schools 110 districts 6 states
Borderless Learning Panelists <ul><li>Helen Crompton </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom  </li></ul><ul><li>5th Grade  </li><...
Video Conferencing
Video Conferencing (two-way) <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Occurs in real time </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and video </li...
World War II: Beyond Textbooks   <ul><li>Curriculum Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Cultura...
Myths & Legends <ul><li>Curriculum Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Reading  </li></ul><ul><li>Writing  </li></ul><ul><li>Sci...
Video Conferencing (three-way)   <ul><li>Curriculum Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Cultura...
Video Conferencing Platforms <ul><li>Infinite Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Connect students with experts </li></ul><ul>...
Wikis What is a Wiki?
Wikis <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy </li></ul><ul><li>Secure </li></ul><ul><li>Allows fil...
Wikis In Action
Wikispaces: Made for Teachers
Vodcasts
Vodcasts <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-recorded </li></ul><ul><li>Promote cultural diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Su...
Vodcast: Metric Measurement <ul><li>Curriculum Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Perspectives ...
VoiceThreads
VoiceThreads <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Secure platform </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages collaboration </li></ul><ul><...
VoiceThreads in Action
Research Projects 1.0
Research Projects 2.0 <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to create </li></ul><ul><li>Capture attention of students ...
Benefits of Borderless Learning <ul><li>Raise Student Engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital natives </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Q & A | Contact Information <ul><li>Visit us online:  www.vifprogram.com </li></ul>
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  • Our work as 21 st Century Educators- context of changing world Reflect on how much the world has changed Discuss challenges/ implications Share 10 key areas ripe for adding international dimensions each with practical tip &amp; starter ideas
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    1. 2. Our Mission: Transforming Lives Through International Education In the past 20 years, VIF has brought more than 8,000 teachers from more than 50 countries to U.S. classrooms .
    2. 3. Snapshot of the VIF Program 1,400 teachers 800 schools 110 districts 6 states
    3. 4. Borderless Learning Panelists <ul><li>Helen Crompton </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>5th Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing (two-way) </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Research Projects 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Vincent Pienaar </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School Math </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing (three-way) </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThreads </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul>
    4. 5. Video Conferencing
    5. 6. Video Conferencing (two-way) <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Occurs in real time </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and video </li></ul><ul><li>Brings curriculum to life </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters global connections </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Webcam </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>High-speed connection </li></ul><ul><li>Programs such as MSN © Messenger, Skype ™ </li></ul>
    6. 7. World War II: Beyond Textbooks <ul><li>Curriculum Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Student Engagement </li></ul>
    7. 8. Myths & Legends <ul><li>Curriculum Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Active Participation </li></ul>
    8. 9. Video Conferencing (three-way) <ul><li>Curriculum Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-on Activities </li></ul>
    9. 10. Video Conferencing Platforms <ul><li>Infinite Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Connect students with experts </li></ul><ul><li>Invite administrators to drop in </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom-to-classroom collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Invite parents to presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Involve absent students </li></ul><ul><li>Network with others teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Hold virtual team meetings </li></ul>
    10. 11. Wikis What is a Wiki?
    11. 12. Wikis <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy </li></ul><ul><li>Secure </li></ul><ul><li>Allows file sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispace name </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul>
    12. 13. Wikis In Action
    13. 14. Wikispaces: Made for Teachers
    14. 15. Vodcasts
    15. 16. Vodcasts <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-recorded </li></ul><ul><li>Promote cultural diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Support various learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Video camera </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>High-speed connection </li></ul><ul><li>Programs such as Windows Movie Maker or Apple iMovie </li></ul>
    16. 17. Vodcast: Metric Measurement <ul><li>Curriculum Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Student Vodcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Resources </li></ul>
    17. 18. VoiceThreads
    18. 19. VoiceThreads <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Secure platform </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple comment functions </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding </li></ul><ul><li>Allows multiple identities </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Microphone or phone </li></ul><ul><li>Webcam </li></ul>
    19. 20. VoiceThreads in Action
    20. 21. Research Projects 1.0
    21. 22. Research Projects 2.0 <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to create </li></ul><ul><li>Capture attention of students </li></ul><ul><li>May be open-ended </li></ul><ul><li>Combine technology, language arts and math </li></ul><ul><li>Require students to use synthesis and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of students’ interests </li></ul><ul><li>Student Internet access </li></ul>
    22. 23. Benefits of Borderless Learning <ul><li>Raise Student Engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital natives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increase Student Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High-order thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop 21st Century & Global Literacy Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of other world regions and cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness of international and global issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills to work effectively in cross-cultural environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect and concern for other cultures and people </li></ul></ul>
    23. 24. Q & A | Contact Information <ul><li>Visit us online: www.vifprogram.com </li></ul>

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