Going Global: A Road Map for Bringing the World to Your Classroom


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Going Global: A Road Map for Bringing the World to Your Classroom

  1. 1. Going Global: A Road Map for Bringing the World to Your Classroom Lucy Gray The Center for Urban School Improvement The University of Chicago 1Friday, February 29, 2008
  2. 2. TODAY’S ITINERARY Looking at the Weather Report: Understanding Context for Global Awareness Mapping Your Route: Developing A Plan Finding Traveling Companions: Tapping Into Your Personal Learning Network Hitting the Open Road: Creating Successful Projects 2Friday, February 29, 2008
  3. 3. The Context 3Friday, February 29, 2008
  4. 4. + The Connected Student 4Friday, February 29, 2008
  5. 5. Globalization We can no longer compete in the global marketplace as in the past. Outsourcing is the economical choice of corporations. Ingenuity and creativity will be valued in tomorrow’s workforce. Most of the jobs our students will have do not exist today. 5Friday, February 29, 2008
  6. 6. 6 Aptitudes for Success Design – creative, engaging, beautiful Story – high-concept, high-touch Symphony – synthesis, big-picture Empathy – relationships Play – games, humor, but still serious Meaning – Maslow’s hierarchy, spirituality fulfillment 6Friday, February 29, 2008
  7. 7. The 21st Century Student New Connections Connected Individuals New Communities Virtual Communities New Content Collaborative Communities Connected in innovative and new ways 7Friday, February 29, 2008
  8. 8. Millennials Want to Learn… With technology With one another Online In their time In their place Doing things that matter 8Friday, February 29, 2008
  9. 9. Education Map of the Decade The KnowledgeWorks Foundation 9Friday, February 29, 2008
  10. 10. Trends, Hotspots, & Dilemmas Participatory Pedagogy Personal Digital Media Media-Savvy Youth Technologies of Cooperation Media Rich Pervasive Learning Integrating Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants 10Friday, February 29, 2008
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  12. 12. The Plan 12Friday, February 29, 2008
  13. 13. How do you prepare your students to be citizens of the world? 13Friday, February 29, 2008
  14. 14. Edutopia February/March 2008http://www.edutopia.org/sage-advice-world-citizens 14Friday, February 29, 2008
  15. 15. First you help them define the term “citizen of the world”. Then you help them learn what being a good citizen means -- to themselves, to loved ones and family, to the school community, to the surrounding community. One’s actions can be directly linked to one’s values (beliefs, feelings, and actions that are important to us), so starting with a basic understanding of one’s values is essential to any meaningful discussions on citizenship. The global context is meaningless unless students are good citizens of their own nation. 15Friday, February 29, 2008
  16. 16. Right before our eyes, all that the education sector has controlled, dismissed, manipulated, validated, embellished, fictionalized, and ranked within an aura of tradition and ritual may be accessed by point- and-click. We need to stop chasing exponentially expanding content. Inquiry, problem recognition and solution, creativity, knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses, communication, and relationships are what students must be prepared for. 16Friday, February 29, 2008
  17. 17. Becoming a world citizen requires knowledge and experience of other cultures; U.S. schools do not provide knowledge or experience. Rather, they provide a cursory glimpse of others cultures; U.S. Schools do not provide knowledge or experience. Rather, they provide a cursory glimpse of others in order to exemplify how not to be American. “Diversity Day” does not create world citizens, it patronizes cultural difference and touts xenophobia, and always winds up pandering American culture as Eurocentrically defined. Only travel and immersion in other cultures creates world citizens. 17Friday, February 29, 2008
  18. 18. Prepare students to be citizens of the world by being one yourself. Teach from a global perspective. 18Friday, February 29, 2008
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  20. 20. Traveling Companions 20Friday, February 29, 2008
  21. 21. Twitter elemenous 21Friday, February 29, 2008
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  23. 23. Project Creation 23Friday, February 29, 2008
  24. 24. Essential Tools Blogs Wikis Photosharing Sites Chat Video Google Tools 24Friday, February 29, 2008
  25. 25. Web Sites Think.com ePals Global School House TakingITGlobal 25Friday, February 29, 2008
  26. 26. Resources 26Friday, February 29, 2008
  27. 27. Favorite Finds Articles A Night in the Global Village: Heifer Ranch | Edutopia Global Education on a Dime As the World Learns: Education as a Vital Global Marketplace Represents the Future Web Sites Panwapa You Tube - The Davos Question AfterEd Blogs Skoolaborate Global Issues Club Always Learning:Step- by-Step Guide to Global Collaboration Projects What Could It Be? Live Blogging AWNM World Simulation Project 27Friday, February 29, 2008
  28. 28. “... if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” -John Dewey Final Thoughts 28Friday, February 29, 2008
  29. 29. Find me on .... Gmail: elemenous@gmail.com Ning: elemenous Skype: elemenous AIM: elemenous Blog: lucygray.org Flickr: elemenous YouTube: elemenous Twitter: elemenous Flickr: elemenous Twitter: elemenous YouTube: elemenous Del.icio.us: elemenous links for this preso tagged lucygrayroadmap 29Friday, February 29, 2008