Global Education Initiatives

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A presentation given at the Association of Indepedent Maryland Schools Technology Retreat in April 2008.

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Global Education Initiatives

  1. 1. Global Education Initiatives AIMS Technology Retreat Spring 2008 Alecia Berman-Dry St. John’s Episcopal School
  2. 2. Guiding Questions <ul><li>How can we better empower our students to cooperate and to utilize themselves in an ever-globalizing society? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we develop a better understanding of what divides the nations in today’s rapidly changing world by connecting the students to develop an understanding for global issues that affect their everyday lives? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we use technology to increase the capacity of students to become employable and self-reliant in today’s global marketplace? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cooperation
  4. 4. Developing Global Awareness
  5. 5. Employable and Self Reliant in Global Marketplace http://l.yimg.com/img.tv.yahoo.com/tv/us/img/site/22/73/0000042273_20070824163919.jpg
  6. 6. Synthesizing the Books http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/0374292884/ref=dp_otherviews_0?ie=UTF8&s=books&img=0 http://images-jp.amazon.com/images/P/1594481717.09.LZZZZZZZ.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CImn6oEBL.jpg
  7. 7. Adding In A Little Recent History http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0195079108.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0262631598.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
  8. 8. http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForStudents/2007Standards/NETS_for_Students_2007.htm
  9. 9. Math and Science Jobs? By SAM DILLON Published: November 14, 2007 New York Times
  10. 10. http://web2.wsj2.com/
  11. 11. Guiding Questions + Books + Needs + Social Media = ? <ul><li>The classroom that serves the global student should be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to evaluate sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self discipline, persistence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration and Teaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflective and compassionate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global awareness and understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create new paradigms and content, innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership minded </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Finding Parnterships <ul><li>Put out a lot of lines </li></ul><ul><li>Some will get bites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But some fish are too small and have to be tossed back in to mature </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No such thing as a fish that’s too big…until it overwhelms you. </li></ul>http://www.kalumriverlodge.com/fly-fishing/fly-fishing051.jpg
  13. 13. Some Good Fishing Holes <ul><li>Your own school </li></ul><ul><li>Epals </li></ul><ul><li>GlobalSchoolNet </li></ul><ul><li>Global Education Collaborative & Classroom 2.0 Nings </li></ul><ul><li>Sister Schools Project </li></ul><ul><li>NAIS 20/20 Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>World Wise Schools (Peace Corps) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Collaboration Formats <ul><li>Early stages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Getting to Know You… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VOIP </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Collaboration Models <ul><li>Flat classroom project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Horizon Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Literacy Workshop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.literacyworkshop.org/poetryslam/poetryslam.htm </li></ul></ul>http://www.theodora.com/wfb/images/th01_00a.gif
  16. 16. Issues Faced <ul><li>Time Zones/Asynchronous Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Bias </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware accessibility/Bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of Guidelines for Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our rubric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other rubrics </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. The Final Frontier <ul><li>Student Travel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World Leadership School </li></ul></ul>http://services.tos.net/pics/st5/st5-crew.jpg

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