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Going Global: Preparing Students to be Citizens of the World


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Going Global: Preparing Students to be Citizens of the World

  1. 1. Going Global Preparing Students to be Citizens of the World Lucy Gray Lucy Gray Consulting New Leaf in Learning Conference March 22, 2011 1
  2. 2. Slides with clickable links available at Additional Resources: 2
  3. 3. Let’s Get in the Mood 3
  4. 4. Where is Matt? 4
  5. 5. Agenda 5 My Story The Context Vision and Mindset Mapping This Space The Global Education Collaborative & Conference Example Projects The Classroom Teacher’s Toolkit
  6. 6. Lucy Gray 6 Consultant Co-Founder of the Global Education Collaborative and Conference Apple Distinguished Educator Google Certified Teacher Middle School Computer Science Primary Grades Image Source:
  7. 7. Apple Distinguished Educators Global Awareness 2006 The World is Flat A Whole New Mind Berlin & Prague Rethink. Global Awareness. 7
  8. 8. Classroom 2.0 Link 8
  9. 9. Global Education Collaborative & Conference 9 Text
  10. 10. Mission 10 The Global Education Collaborative is a community of practice where people connect and build the professional relationships necessary for effective collaboration across borders. Via this social network, educators and organizations from all over the world share conversations, resources, projects, and initiatives with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real-world problems. Our ultimate goal is to help prepare students for a rapidly changing and complex world.
  11. 11. Over 500,000 unique visitors 11
  12. 12. Over 10,000 Members from 142 Countries 12
  13. 13. GEC Features Groups Searchable member list Latest activity Discussion forums and blogs Links to resources Events Project database Videos and photos 13
  14. 14. Learning 2.012The Education Project 2010 Apple Asia Distinguished Educator Institute 2008 Connecting Globally 14
  15. 15. The Context 15
  16. 16. "...the future belongs to the nation that best educates its citizens…" -President Barack Obama 16
  17. 17. Arne Duncan Diane Ravitch A NEW NATION AT RISK MOMENT? 17 Rahm Emanuel
  18. 18. 18 Factory Model = Compliance Learning By Doing Model = Communication, Creativity, and Collaboration Where do you stand?
  19. 19. A world class education system should call for globally connected schools 19
  20. 20. @oline73: Can you distill why globally connected classrooms are vital in 2010? Photo source 20
  21. 21. We have urgent problems that need to be addressed and, in order to prepare our students to work on these problems, we must connect them globally. We must teach them how networked learning leads to networked problem solving. 21
  22. 22. The influence of new media The push for 21st century skills The “highly connected teacher” The urgency presented by complex global problems 4 Factors Within This Context 22
  23. 23. 21st Century Students & Teachers New Connections Connected Individuals New Communities Virtual Communities New Content Collaborative Communities Connected in innovative and new ways 23
  24. 24. Millennials Want to Learn… With technology With one another Online In their time In their place Doing things that matter 24
  25. 25. “The Highly Connected Teacher” 25
  26. 26. The New Media Consortium The K12 Horizon Report 26
  27. 27. The New Media Consortium The K12 Horizon Report Emerging technologies Adoption horizons 1 year or less 2 to 3 years 4 to 5 years 27
  28. 28. The New Media Consortium The K12 Horizon Report 1 year or less Cloud Computing Mobiles 2 to 3 years Game-based learning Open Content 4 to 5 years Learning Analytics Personal Learning Environments 28
  29. 29. The Global Achievement Gap 21st Century Skills Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence Agility and Adaptability Initiative and Entrepreneurialism Effective Oral and Written Communication Accessing and Analyzing Information Curiosity and Imagination 29
  30. 30. Partnership for 21st Century Skills 30
  31. 31. CCSSO and Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning New resource on global competence! Download a copy here. Attend the PGL conference 31
  32. 32. From Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World 32
  33. 33. High Noon Issues involving the global commons Issues requiring a global commitment Issues needing a global regulatory approach 33
  34. 34. Additional Resources 34 Esther Wojcicki and Michael Levine Teaching for a Shared Future: American Educators Need to Think Globally EdWeek: Global Learning blog by Tony Jackson
  35. 35. Vision & Mindset 35
  36. 36. Edutopia February/March 2008 36
  37. 37. 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. 37
  38. 38. 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. 38
  39. 39. 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 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. 39
  40. 40. Prepare students to be citizens of the world by being one yourself. Teach from a global perspective. 40
  41. 41. Mapping This Space 42
  42. 42. Take This Survey 43
  43. 43. View Results Here 44
  44. 44. Connect All Schools 45
  45. 45. The Global Education Conference & Collaborative 46
  46. 46. Global Education Conference 47
  47. 47. Steve Hargadon 48
  48. 48. Closing Session 49
  49. 49. 2010 - Brian Mannix 50
  50. 50. 2010 - Polar Bears International 51
  51. 51. 2010 - Catlin Gabel School 52
  52. 52. 2011 - Pam Allyn - LitWorld 53
  53. 53. 2011 - Greg Jacobs - Louder Than a Bomb 54
  54. 54. 2011 - The Shoah Foundation 55
  55. 55. Example Projects 56
  56. 56. Earth Day Groceries ProjectMark Ahlness 57
  57. 57. Projects By Jen 58 Jen Wagner
  58. 58. Around the World with 80 Schools Silvia Tolisano 59
  59. 59. 60 Rob Sbaglia The Writer’s Club
  60. 60. Google Lit TripsJerome Burg 61
  61. 61. Sample VideoValerie Becker 62
  62. 62. WikiValerie Becker 63
  63. 63. A Whole New MindKarl Fisch 64
  64. 64. The iEARN Project Book 65
  65. 65. Avoiding Three Cups of Controversy Greg Mortenson Central Asia Institute Pennies for Peace Three Cups of Tea What Mortenson Got Wrong American Institute of Philanthropy Better Business Bureau Charity Navigator Great NonProfits GuideStar 66
  66. 66. The Classroom Teacher’s Toolkit 67
  67. 67. Apple Inc. Tools of the Trade Photobooth (photos, video, greenscreening) iChat AV (videoconferencing, desktop sharing recording) Garageband (recording, podcasting) iPod, iPod Touch, iPad - microphone attachments & apps 68
  68. 68. Generic Toolkit Still or video camera - Kodak cameras Web cam - Logitech Chat client - Skype (free) Digital recording device or web site Collaborative workspace - (Thinkquest), Google Sites, Wikispaces Networks - Twitter, iEARN, ePals, TakingITGlobal, Global Ed ning Web 2.0 Tools - VoiceThread, Voki, Google Docs (Forms), Google Maps & Earth 69
  69. 69. Starting Points ePals Buck Institute for Education iEARN-USA International Baccalaureate Facing the Future Flat Classroom Project Global Nomads One World Education Primary Source Rock Our World Roots & Shoots TakingITGlobal Voices Education Project World Savvy 70
  70. 70. Recommendations Learn to network; network to learn Keep it authentic Start small and design very structured projects Join an existing group project Develop a customized vision of 21st century learning for your classroom, school and district 71
  71. 71. Where the h*** is Matt 2? Text 72
  72. 72. Lucy’s Contact Info 73 Username: elemenous On Skype, Twitter, YouTube, Diigo, Flickr, Delicious
  73. 73. Slides with clickable links available at Additional Resources: 74