Connected Educations --> Connected Classrooms


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Workshop for Monroe County Public Schools, November 5, 2013

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  • Connected Educations --> Connected Classrooms

    1. 1. Connected Educators  Connected Classroom Darren Cambridge, @dcambrid, American Institutes for Research Bloomington, IN November 5, 2013
    2. 2. Backchannels for Today c_connected #mccsc
    3. 3. Objectives • Begin a plan for (further) connecting your classroom the world – Identify a learning objective for students that could be more powerfully addressed through using technology to make global connection – Envision an aligned learning activity for making the connections • Build (or grow) your personal learning network to help you learn what you need to know to implement and improve your activity idea – Identify initial tools and strategies for making connections – Brainstorm strategies for making time – Commit to first steps to begin getting to put your idea into action
    4. 4. Four Types of Global Connections • Celebrations • Encounters • Ongoing exchanges • Authentic collaborations
    5. 5. Celebrations
    6. 6. Encounters Guest Experts Mystery Skype
    7. 7. Ongoing Connections #globalclassroom #kinderchat #edchat
    8. 8. Authentic Collaborations
    9. 9. Brainstorm with Partner or Group • Learning objectives a global activity or project could help address • Share your ideas in Today’s Meet (
    10. 10. Brainstorm with Partner or Group • Ideas for activity or project designs that address your learning objective • What you’d need to learn to pull it off • Share your ideas in Today’s Meet ( • Tweet your best ideas at the end of the session #mccsc
    11. 11. Brainstorm with Partner or Group • What you’d need to learn to pull off your idea • Share your ideas in Today’s Meet ( • Tweet your best ideas and learning goals using #mccsc
    12. 12. Getting Started • Starter kit • Edutopia and EdSurge Guides • Profiles • Badges • Community directory • Archives • Book clubs • Calendar • Follow #ce13
    13. 13. Learn from the Pros
    14. 14. Connected educators … • Build relationships within their school, across their districts and states, and across the globe • Are open to new ideas and differing views • Take an inquiry approach to teaching and leading • Share what they do and learn in multiple ways • Seek out opportunities for substantive collaboration
    15. 15. Connected educators began small • Pick a manageable thing to do regularly in small increments • Use the buddy system • Find a role model using the profiles • Balance focus and diversity
    16. 16. Making it Count • Argue for time and recognition for your work as a connected educator • Draw on examples from the Connected Educator Month district toolkit
    17. 17. Commit to something
    18. 18. Your simple learning plan • What will you do regularly over the next month to learn what you need to know to advance your idea? • When will you do it? How you you fit it into your day and week? • How can you use this activity to build the habits of a connected educator? • Brainstorm with partner or group • Write • Tweet and/or share via Today’s Meet ( & #mccsc)
    19. 19. Stay in Touch Darren Cambridge @dcambrid | #ce13 @edcpcp