WHY all theTALK aboutGlobal Education?“Global Initiatives.”
Personal Journey New Jersey Public Schools, English teacher 1997-2001 Johns Hopkins University Literacy Consultant, 2001-2003 Garrison Forest School, 2003 - present English teacher 2003-2007 Technology Coordinator/ DigitalThinking teacher 2007-2011 Global Educational Correspondent2011 – presentWHY??
Preparing Students forthe 21st CenturyWhat are employers looking for?Alan November, International Education Leader1. Collaboration2. Creativity3. Problem Solving4. Awareness of global issues that affect growing globalmarkets…5. “Empathy”
Benefits of Blogging Student SelectedTopics = Student Directed Learning/Research Student SelectedTopics = Desire toWrite Well Develop Global Communication Skills Students Become “Experts” Writing for a Real Audience Receiving “Real” Feedback World Becomes Smaller
The Global Classroom ProjectNextTwitter Chat: May 11th and 12th:http://theglobalclassroomchats.wikispaces.com/Chat+Schedule
Benefits for theTeacher Collaborate with other teachers around the world. Many resources available online have lesson plans alreadycreated = saves on lesson planning time. Students engage more. Students strive to create higher level work.
SUGGESTIONS Start slowly Choose one global avenue to start Be gentle with yourself and your students Support one another Relax and enjoy, step by step.