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Global Education E-Conference, Nov. 16th, 2012


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This presentation for the Global Education E-Conference explores using international sources and problem based learning to raise students' global consciousness.

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Global Education E-Conference, Nov. 16th, 2012

  1. 1. Students Globalize and Galvanize Students Through Analysisof International Blogs, Newspapers, Non-Print Texts, WorldLiterature and Creation of Original Media Products Ary Aranguiz November 16th, 2012 Global Education Conference Ary AranguizFearless Tech 4 Teachers
  2. 2. Topics for this conversation:Why is global education important?Why and how should we use international sourcesto develop students’ global awareness andcompetence?What is Problem Based Learning, and how do weuse this approach to support global education?What are some credible international sources K-12 students can use?What initiatives exist which facilitate globalproblem based learning projects?
  3. 3. Topics for this conversation:How do you design and assess aglobal problem based learningproject?What interactive web 2.0 tools andsocial media exist to helpstudents take local, national orglobal action?What are some ideas for PBLprojects incorporatinginternational sources?How do we keep the conversationalive via social media to share,mentor and collaborate?
  4. 4. Why is Global Education Important? U.S. students have a limited worldview even though so many have unlimited access to technology.
  5. 5. Why is Global Education Important?• Technology connects us, so our students must respect, and know how to communicate with people of diverse cultures.• A 21st century citizen must have problem solving skills requiring a global perspective.• World issues affect us all in minor and major ways. Students need to be able to see the role we play around the world as well as our interdependence.• A globally conscious student is a critical thinker who recognizes our common humanity, and is more likely to pursue social action locally, nationally or even globally.
  6. 6. Why and how should we use international sources to develop students’ global competence?A B C D Expose students to world issues so they recognize our common humanity. Increase tolerance, respect, empathy for diverse cultures. Eliminate stereotyping- “The problem with stereotypes is not that they’re untrue, but they’re incomplete.” Nigerian novelist TED talk The Danger of the Single Story Prepare students to be able to critically think, research, problem-solve, communicate, interact, create, produce in a globally interconnected workforce.
  7. 7. • Yoani Sanchez- Cuban blogger who risks her life everyday writing her blog, Generacion Y via SMS, to let the world know what it’s like to live under a communist regime.• Malala Yousufzai- Pakistani child activist who fights for education for girls and boys. She was shot by the Taliban on October 9th, and is recovering.• Chimamanda Adichie- Nigerian Writer who has attracted a broader audience to read African Literature.• Han Han- Controversial Chinese blogger who writes against the Chinese government.
  8. 8. What international sourcescan K-12 students use and why?
  9. 9. What international sourcescan K-12 students use and why?
  10. 10. What initiatives exist which facilitate Global Problem Based Learning?
  11. 11. What initiatives exist which facilitate Global Problem Based Learning?
  12. 12. What is Problem Based Learning, and how do we use this approach to support global education?From Buck Institute for Education
  13. 13. How do you design a GlobalProblem Based Learning project? From the Buck Institute for Education
  14. 14. Preparation and Framework for PBL Teach students how to generate thought- provoking questions. Teach students to think deeply about a text. Always practice identifying the Essential Questions raised by a text. Generate specific challenges or problems. Develop guiding questions to lead research. Model how to identify credible sources. Generate solutions with a specific plan of action. Allow Peer Assessment. Assess Formatively and Summatively. Publish/Share with the world. Teach the art of Reflection.
  15. 15. The Teacher’s Role in PBL Coach students on time management. Set the timeframe, Confer with students daily and weekly to monitor progress. Learn about the problem alongside students. Lead students to find the right resources; don’t find them for them! Allow students to problem-solve when group disagreements occur. Guide students in identifying a problem/solution that is neither too broad or too vague.
  16. 16. Assessment- Group & Individual Formative assessment occurring continuously Summative evaluation occurs at the end of project or after a group of tasks Assess for mastery of content knowledge and real world skills Assess group dynamics; quality of sources; depth of research; evidence provided; aesthetics of final product; feasibility Design a specific checklist of tasks and a rubric detailing all expected components and behaviors Confer with students daily to evaluate progress Establish clear cut roles for each student
  17. 17. What web 2.0tools and social media exist to help students take local, national or global action?
  18. 18. What are some examples ofPBL projects incorporating international sources?
  19. 19. • Use print or non print text for analysis and discussion.• Identify essential themes in the text• Generate the essential questions raised by the text.• Example: Why is education so important? Why is educating girls so important?• Generate a challenge to explore the answer/solution to these essential questions-- What can I do locally, nationally or globally to raise awareness?
  20. 20. You’re • invited to keep the • Fearless Tech 4 Teachers conversatio n going! • @trendingteacher #GlobalPBL Tweet, email, • post your comments, • questions, ideas, links, • Global Problem Based Learning- videos and FearlessTech4Teachers more so we can all learn • Ary Aranguiz together!