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Take Your Classroom Global!         PGL12      June 29, 2012Kate Gatto & Sara Hassan
Introduce Yourself!• Where are you from?• What is your role in education?• Why did you decide to attend PGL12? This  works...
Agenda•   What is TakingITGlobal (TIG)?•   tigweb.org site tools exploration•   What is TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGe...
TODAY’S STUDENTS WILL … … “sell to the world; buy from the world; work for  international companies; manage employees from...
Today’s students need to be prepared to   COMPETE in a global knowledge-basedeconomy AND COOPERATE across borders to      ...
Technology enabledyouth empoweredto be global citizens.
Social Network for Social Good        www.tigweb.org
Young people everywhere are actively                   engaged and connected in shaping a more                   inclusive...
TakingITGlobal attracted5,154,048    visitors in 2011
Crowdsourced         Translation     into 13 languagesArabic, English, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russi...
Community                              Action Tools                              Resources                              Yo...
HOW MIGHT YOU UTILIZE TIG’STOOLS AND RESOURCES IN YOUR    TEACHING PRACTICE?
The Impact
89% increased cultural awareness
82% talk more about local/global issues
66% increased their volunteer activity
Food for thought… “Children know more about what’s going on in the      world today than their teachers […]. They’re    im...
“   Todays education system faces    irrelevance unless we bridge the    gap between how students live    and how they lea...
TIGed: Bridging Formal & Informal Learning
TIGed’s Program PillarsStudent      Global        EnvironmentalVoice        Citizenship    Stewardship
www.deforestaction.org
WhyTIGed    Students and teachers plug into the world’s largest   multilingual community of global leaders, which they    ...
Educators can help   to make this     happen!      THANK YOU! education@takingitglobal.org     www.tiged.org    Twitter: @...
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  1. 1. Take Your Classroom Global! PGL12 June 29, 2012Kate Gatto & Sara Hassan
  2. 2. Introduce Yourself!• Where are you from?• What is your role in education?• Why did you decide to attend PGL12? This workshop?
  3. 3. Agenda• What is TakingITGlobal (TIG)?• tigweb.org site tools exploration• What is TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed)?• tiged.org site tools exploration• Virtual classroom platform• TIGed Programs• Student Outcomes
  4. 4. TODAY’S STUDENTS WILL … … “sell to the world; buy from the world; work for international companies; manage employees fromother cultures and countries; collaborate with people all over the world in joint ventures; compete with people on the other side of the world for jobs and markets; and tackle global problems such as AIDS, avian flu, pollution, and disaster recovery.”(Vivien Stewart, “Becoming Citizens of the World,” Educational Leadership)
  5. 5. Today’s students need to be prepared to COMPETE in a global knowledge-basedeconomy AND COOPERATE across borders to address global issues. … Both of which require the effective use of technology.
  6. 6. Technology enabledyouth empoweredto be global citizens.
  7. 7. Social Network for Social Good www.tigweb.org
  8. 8. Young people everywhere are actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable worldInspire, inform, involve
  9. 9. TakingITGlobal attracted5,154,048 visitors in 2011
  10. 10. Crowdsourced Translation into 13 languagesArabic, English, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish
  11. 11. Community Action Tools Resources Youth Media Global Issues RegionsInformal Learning Communitywww.tigweb.org
  12. 12. HOW MIGHT YOU UTILIZE TIG’STOOLS AND RESOURCES IN YOUR TEACHING PRACTICE?
  13. 13. The Impact
  14. 14. 89% increased cultural awareness
  15. 15. 82% talk more about local/global issues
  16. 16. 66% increased their volunteer activity
  17. 17. Food for thought… “Children know more about what’s going on in the world today than their teachers […]. They’re immersed in a media environment […] that was unheard of 150 years ago, and yet if you look at school today versus 100 years ago, they are more similar than dissimilar.” (Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  18. 18. “ Todays education system faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how they learn. ” (The Partnership for 21st Century Skills)
  19. 19. TIGed: Bridging Formal & Informal Learning
  20. 20. TIGed’s Program PillarsStudent Global EnvironmentalVoice Citizenship Stewardship
  21. 21. www.deforestaction.org
  22. 22. WhyTIGed Students and teachers plug into the world’s largest multilingual community of global leaders, which they can engage with while using TIGed and after. Student impacts: Connected, Technologically savvy, Informed Globally minded, Inspired, Empowered
  23. 23. Educators can help to make this happen! THANK YOU! education@takingitglobal.org www.tiged.org Twitter: @TIGed

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