Making Classroom Connections Worldwide


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  • - 75% of our programs are FREE Cost approximately $12 per student Typical exchange programs cost approximately $9K per student Sign up sheet!
  • TIPPING POINT IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS - Evolution of physical exchanges known as virtual exchanges They will never take the place of physical exchanges like IREX, IIE, Fulbright, etc., but they can enhance them, and encourage students who have means to take part in physical exchanges as a result of virtual exchanges – this has happened twice for GNG – students from a school in Indiana visited their virtual peers in Jordan, and students from Ghana visited their peers at a high school in NJ But, these programs are transformative because they give access to a demographic of students who would otherwise never have the opportunity for cross-cultural collaborations/exchanges Exchange 2.0 has been gaining lots of traction and interest at the US DOS; summit at USIP in April GNG is honored to be part of the original coalition Exchange 2.0 - Virtual exchanges – iEARN, GNG, Soliya - Technology-enabled - Interactive and cross-cultural - Moderated/facilitated - Curriculum-based
  • Making Classroom Connections Worldwide

    1. 1. Making Classroom Connections Worldwide “ Virtually” Crossing Cultures in the Classroom Dr. Tonya Muro Phillips Asia Society – Partnership for Global Learning Conference July 8, 2011
    2. 2. <ul><li>Introducing Global Nomads Group </li></ul><ul><li>GNG Programs </li></ul><ul><li>IVC Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Q and A </li></ul>OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION
    3. 3. <ul><li>INTRODUCING </li></ul><ul><li>GLOBAL NOMADS GROUP </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1998, GNG has: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Worked in over 45 countries in over 2,000 classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reached over 1.5 million young people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Received over 1.7 million You Tube hits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Received Goldman Sachs Award for Excellence in International Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Received Berrien Resa’s Teacher’s Choice Award for Best International Content Provider - Past 5 Years </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. GNG PROGRAMS <ul><li>Innovate civics and social studies curricula with project-based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to 21 st century teaching and learning through global connections </li></ul><ul><li>Align with the Common Core Standards and NETS </li></ul><ul><li>Transform students into active global citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Are affordable </li></ul>
    5. 5. TYPES OF GNG PROGRAMS <ul><li>Year-Long Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students Rebuild (Haiti) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Talk (Middle East) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One LENS (Southeast Asia) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth LINKS (Afghanistan) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PULSE – 2-Part Current Affairs Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Border Crossings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pillars of Islam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics of Corn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Programs include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project-based learning curricula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storyboard outline of each session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitator </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>GNG PROGRAMS – 2011-2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Year-Long: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students Rebuild: DRC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PULSE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9/11: Ten Years Later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Trafficking: SE Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics of Cotton </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two Ways to Participate: </li></ul><ul><li>Register as an interactive site – membership is FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Register as a “view only site” </li></ul><ul><li>REGISTRATION OPENS ON AUGUST 22ND </li></ul>
    7. 7. IVC Equipment - Continuum <ul><li>Desktop IVC: Open Source H.323 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exs: Ekiga and Xmeeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network and classroom challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Desktop IVC: H.323 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$120 and up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exs: Polycom PVX software and CMA Desktop, Tandberg Movi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network and classroom challenges, but less than open source </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Desktop IVC: Skype </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network and classroom challenges, limited connections to other H.323 sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Small Room Systems: Fixed Camera </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$5,000 and under </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom challenges; clearer connection than desktop solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Classroom Systems: High Def – Telepresence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$5,000 and up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideal for classrooms due to camera movement </li></ul></ul>For more information, please see:
    9. 9. Popularize Theory of Change Strategy
    10. 10. Q and A
    11. 11. Please contact: Dr. Tonya Muro Phillips Director of Programs Phone: + 1 (212) 529-0377 Email: [email_address] Website: Thank you for coming! We look forward to “seeing” you at an IVC soon!