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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 1
  2. 2. Additional Resources: 2
  3. 3. Let’s Get in the Mood 3
  4. 4. Where is Matt? 4
  5. 5. Where’s Matt 2012? 5
  6. 6. Agenda 6 My Story The Context Vision and Mindset Mapping This Space The Global Education Conference & Network Example Projects The Classroom Teacher’s Toolkit
  7. 7. Lucy Gray 7 Consultant Co-Founder of the Global Education Collaborative and Conference Apple Distinguished Educator Google Certified Teacher Middle School Computer Science Primary Grades Image Source:
  8. 8. Apple Distinguished Educators Global Awareness 2006 The World is Flat A Whole New Mind Berlin & Prague Rethink. Global Awareness. 8
  9. 9. Classroom 2.0 Link 9
  10. 10. Global Education Collaborative & Conference 10 Text
  11. 11. Mission 11 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.
  12. 12. Over 500,000 unique visitors 12
  13. 13. Over 10,000 members from 142 countries 13
  14. 14. GEC Features Groups Searchable member list Latest activity Discussion forums and blogs Links to resources Events Project database Videos and photos 14
  15. 15. Learning 2.012The Education Project 2010 Apple Asia Distinguished Educator Institute 2008 Connecting Globally 15
  16. 16. The Context 16
  17. 17. "...the future belongs to the nation that best educates its citizens…" -President Barack Obama 17
  18. 18. Arne Duncan Diane Ravitch A New Nation At Risk Moment? 18 Rahm Emanuel
  19. 19. 19 Factory Model = Compliance Learning By Doing Model = Communication, Creativity, and Collaboration Where do you stand?
  20. 20. A world class education system should call for globally connected schools 20
  21. 21. @oline73: Can you distill why globally connected classrooms are vital in 2010? Photo source 21
  22. 22. 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. 22
  23. 23. The influence of new media The push for 21st century skills The “highly connected teacher” The urgency presented by complex global problems Factors Within This Context 23
  24. 24. 21st Century Students & Teachers New Connections Connected Individuals New Communities Virtual Communities New Content Collaborative Communities Connected in innovative and new ways 24
  25. 25. Millennials Want to Learn… With technology With one another Online In their time In their place Doing things that matter 25
  26. 26. “The Highly Connected Teacher” 26
  27. 27. The New Media Consortium The K12 Horizon Report 27
  28. 28. The New Media Consortium The K12 Horizon Report Emerging technologies Adoption horizons 1 year or less 2 to 3 years 4 to 5 years 28
  29. 29. The New Media Consortium The K12 Horizon Report 1 year or less Mobile Devices and Apps Tablet Computing 2 to 3 years Game-based learning Personal Learning Environments 4 to 5 years Augmented Realities Natural User Interfaces 29
  30. 30. 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 30
  31. 31. Creating Innovators 31
  32. 32. Partnership for 21st Century Skills 32
  33. 33. CCSSO and Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning Comprehensive resource addressing global competence Download a copy here. Attend the PGL conference 33
  34. 34. From Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World 34
  35. 35. High Noon Issues involving the global commons Issues requiring a global commitment Issues needing a global regulatory approach 35
  36. 36. Flat Classroom Project® & Book Julie Lindsay & Vicki Davis Steps to Flattening Your Classroom Project Development PD Toolkit 36
  37. 37. Additional Resources 37 Esther Wojcicki and Michael Levine Teaching for a Shared Future: American Educators Need to Think Globally EdWeek: Global Learning blog by Tony Jackson
  38. 38. Vision & Mindset 38
  39. 39. Edutopia February/March 2008 39
  40. 40. 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. 40
  41. 41. 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. 41
  42. 42. 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. 42
  43. 43. Prepare students to be citizens of the world by being one yourself. Teach from a global perspective. 43
  44. 44. Mapping This Space 45
  45. 45. Take This Survey 46
  46. 46. View Results Here 47
  47. 47. Connect All Schools 48
  48. 48. The Global Education Conference & Network 49
  49. 49. Global Education Conference 50
  50. 50. Steve Hargadon 51
  51. 51. Closing Session 52
  52. 52. 2010 - Brian Mannix 53
  53. 53. 2010 - Polar Bears International 54
  54. 54. 2010 - Catlin Gabel School 55
  55. 55. 2011 - Pam Allyn - LitWorld 56
  56. 56. 2011 - Greg Jacobs - Louder Than a Bomb 57
  57. 57. 2011 - The Shoah Foundation 58
  58. 58. Example Projects 59
  59. 59. Earth Day Groceries ProjectMark Ahlness 60
  60. 60. Projects By Jen 61 Jen Wagner
  61. 61. Around the World with 80 Schools Silvia Tolisano 62
  62. 62. 63 Rob Sbaglia The Writer’s Club
  63. 63. Google Lit TripsJerome Burg 64
  64. 64. Sample VideoValerie Becker 65
  65. 65. WikiValerie Becker 66
  66. 66. A Whole New MindKarl Fisch 67
  67. 67. The iEARN Project Book 68
  68. 68. 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 69
  69. 69. The Classroom Teacher’s Toolkit 70
  70. 70. Apple Inc. Tools of the Trade Photobooth (photos, video, greenscreening) iChat AV (videoconferencing, desktop sharing recording) Garageband (recording, podcasting) iPod, iPod Touch, iPad - apps 71
  71. 71. Global Collaboration, Exploration & Innovation on iTunes U 72
  72. 72. 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 73
  73. 73. 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 74
  74. 74. 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 75
  75. 75. Where the h*** is Matt 2? 76
  76. 76. Slides with clickable links available at Additional Resources: 77
  77. 77. Lucy’s Contact Info 78 Username: elemenous On Skype, Twitter, YouTube, Diigo, Flickr, Delicious