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Steps to Building Connections in Your Classroom

A presentation given at Ensworth School in Nashville, TN on August 11.

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  • The traditional human orientation to neighborhood- and village-based groups is moving towards communities that are oriented around geographically dispersed social networks. People communicate and maneuver in these networks rather than being bound up in one solidary community. Yet people’s networks continue to have substantial numbers of relatives and neighbors — the traditional bases of community — as well as friends and workmates.
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    1. 1. Global Education Programs Steps to Building Connections in Your Classroom Alecia Berman-Dry Global Partnerships Director World Leadership School
    2. 2. Step One: Know Where You’re Going
    3. 3. Step Two: Set an Intention
    4. 4. Step Three: Choose Your Adventure
    5. 5. Step Four: Make New Friends
    6. 6. Step One: Know Where You’re Going
    7. 7. <ul><li>Why go global? </li></ul><ul><li>How is Ensworth going global? </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of activities can I do? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I find a partner or project? </li></ul>
    8. 8. A Dangerous Gap From High Noon by J.F. Richard
    9. 9. The World As It Was…
    10. 10. The World As It Is…
    11. 11. Is this really connectedness ?
    12. 13. The Research <ul><li>Pew Internet and American Life Project </li></ul><ul><li>Jeffrey Boase, John B. Horrigan, Barry Wellman, Barry, and Lee Rainie. </li></ul><ul><li>The Strength of Internet Ties. </li></ul><ul><li>January 2006 </li></ul>
    13. 14. The News So Far… <ul><li>The number of significant ties has a greater positive effect on one’s access to help than the number of core ties. </li></ul>
    14. 15. “ Glocalization” <ul><li>The Web connects distant friends </li></ul><ul><li>and relatives, yet it also </li></ul><ul><li>connects those who </li></ul><ul><li>live nearby. </li></ul><ul><li>It does not seduce people away from in-person and phone contact. </li></ul>
    15. 16. Neighborhood to Network
    16. 17. For example…. <ul><li>Ross Wehner </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of World Leadership School </li></ul><ul><li>Author of Moon Peru and hundreds of other news and magazine articles </li></ul>
    17. 18. Step Two: Set an Intention
    18. 19. How Is Ensworth Going Global? <ul><li>Teacher Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Student Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Global Education Partnerships Program </li></ul>
    19. 20. Ensworth Global Service Learning
    20. 21. Middle and High School Partnerships <ul><li>Anna </li></ul><ul><li>Chelsy </li></ul>
    21. 22. Step Three: Choose Your Adventure
    22. 23. Activity Types <ul><li>Interpersonal Exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Information Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving Projects </li></ul>Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Domains, Updated
    23. 24. Interpersonal Exchanges
    24. 25. <ul><li>Keypals </li></ul><ul><li>Global Classrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Belize US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>French US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India US </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electronic Appearances </li></ul><ul><li>Impersonations </li></ul>Interpersonal Exchanges
    25. 26. C O L L E C T I O N
    26. 27. <ul><li>Information exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Database creation </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Tele-Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Pooled Data Analysis </li></ul>Information Collection
    27. 28. Problem Solving Projects
    28. 29. <ul><li>Information searches </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel problem solving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientifically Based , again </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematically Based , elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electronic Process Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Serial Creations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tennis Ball </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Social Action Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenge 20/20 NAIS </li></ul></ul>Problem Solving
    29. 31. Google Earth <ul><li>Google Lit Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Overlays </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the Journey </li></ul><ul><li>Save the files and share </li></ul>
    30. 34. Step Four: Make New Friends
    31. 35. Globally-Minded Project Sites <ul><li>Epals </li></ul><ul><li>Global Schoolhouse </li></ul><ul><li>Skype In Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Ed Collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent Schools </li></ul></ul>
    32. 36. Steps to Building Connections in Your Classroom
    33. 37. Step One: Know Where You’re Going
    34. 38. Step Two: Set an Intention
    35. 39. Step Three: Choose Your Adventure
    36. 40. Step Four: Make New Friends
    37. 41. Step Five: Repeat
    38. 42. Action Items for Teachers <ul><li>Consider using Google Earth activity to teach Three Cups of Tea </li></ul><ul><li>Revisit the Activity Types and consider using a few </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Epals, Global SchoolNet or Skype in Schools and join a project </li></ul><ul><li>Join a Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Read a blog </li></ul>
    39. 43. Photo Credits In Order <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    40. 44. Video Around the World