Embedding Global Collaborative Projects into the Curriculum


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Global Project Design essentials for success in the classroom
Presented by Julie Lindsay at the Global Education Conference 2011 and the Beijing Learning Summit 2011.

This session will focus on curriculum design and pedagogy to embed global collaborative learning experiences and projects into the classroom to enhance learning outcomes. Emerging technologies allow students to experience communication and interaction with others around the world, however designing a meaningful learning experience through a global project that is also part of the curriculum is an important part of developing global digital citizenship and intercultural awareness. Techniques used in Flat Classroom Projects from upper elementary level to high school level will be shared and discussed.

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  • Global competition for jobs means that today’s students must not only be well-educated, creative problem solvers but they must also be equipped to collaborate globally.
  • All students and teachers should conduct themselves in a professional and culturally sensitive manner. This includes the types of avatars they choose, the styles of language they use, and the quality of material they upload. Digiteen Project is a launching pad into this professional learning mode.
  • Homework, staying in touch with family, cultural understanding, blended learning
  • Develop strategies to measure and verify the quality and quantity of online participation using Web 2.0 toolsPractices for measuring student contribution - Ning and wiki.  A group project using Web 2.0 tools now provides better transparency by being able to accurately record participant contribution. Both quality and quantity of contribution can be collected via history tabs on the wiki or revision history in Google docs. 
  • Teachers are taught to:
  • 1) Research the Technology and become connected themselves
  • 2) Monitor and Be Engaged with the technology and the learning
  • 3) Avoid the Fear Factor: Make a difference.  Fear-based education is shown to be ineffective in changing student behaviors - this focuses on the methods that work with students and promoting teacher behaviors that must underlie such an environment.
  • Simplified slide for access to resources
  • Embedding Global Collaborative Projects into the Curriculum

    1. 1. Embedding GlobalCollaborativeProjects into theCurriculumJulie LindsayE-Learning and MYP CoordinatorBeijing BISS International School, ChinaDirector, Flat Classroom® Projectslindsay.julie@gmail.com@julielindsay
    2. 2. Presentation outline PART 1 - Exploring Global Collaboration PART 2 - Curriculum design for global collaboration in the classroom PART 3 – Pedagogy and tools for embedded global collaboration
    4. 4. What is ‘Global Collaboration’? Not an An approach ‘add on’ to pedagogy
    5. 5. Evolution of the TraditionalClassroom Social-educational networking Learning Peer-to- is Social peer New learning media
    6. 6. Why Global Collaboration? Global competency International mindedness Cultural awareness Glocalisation!
    7. 7. Cultural Understanding
    8. 8. Thomas FriedmanThe World is Flat "The more you have a culture that naturally glocalizes - that is, the more your own culture easily absorbs foreign ideas and best practices and melds those with its own traditions - the greater advantage you will have in a flat world."
    9. 9. Defining the GlobalCollaborative ClassroomA classroom that is:• connected• engages with multiple audiences• engages with diverse resources, and tools• creates authentic, collaborative learning outcomes.
    10. 10. Evolution of GlobalCollaboration in Education Global Collaboration Global 3.0 CollaborationGlobal 2.0Collaboration1.0
    11. 11. Global Collaboration Taxonomy
    12. 12. Global Collaboration 3.0• “Co-created” and multimedia rich products• Engaged and connected teachers with all participants• Use of social media tools for communication and interaction• Classrooms merged into one• Engaged students and collaborative expectations• Extended community partners• Student directed learning
    13. 13. Challenges of EmbeddingGlobal Collaboration Having Going realistic Beyond the expectations ‘Wow’ Shifting Engaging traditional learners and pedagogies leaders
    15. 15. What are the CHARACTERISTICS of a GOOD Global Project?Brain Storm
    16. 16. What is an Effective GlobalCollaborative Project? An educational project that flattens or joins classrooms and people from geographically dispersed places within a technology infrastructure built for a common curricular purpose. Interactions foster cultural understanding and global awareness in the process of learning. Local identity is maintained and celebrated.
    17. 17. Examples of successful Global Projects “Successful global collaborative projects start with planning and designing meaningful and understandableBrain Storm interaction.”
    18. 18. Am I willing to redesign my curriculum to embed a global project into what my class does?“Designing a global collaborative experience involves transcending theobvious real time linkup, fostering higher order thinking and providing opportunities for cultural understanding while usually making a product that impacts others in a positive way. ”
    19. 19. Project Design Relationships
    21. 21.     
    22. 22. Communication over the Internet
    23. 23. Types of Communication
    24. 24. Enlightened Digital Citizenship ©2011 All Rights Reserved Vicki A Davis and Julie Lindsay
    25. 25. Digital Citizenship
    26. 26. Citizenship OMG I JUST SAW Sorry for THE HISTORY ON accusing you, THE WIKI..Really the history sorry for any makes it look problems like you BTW I didn’t delete anything Why did you delete stuff off the wiki?
    27. 27. Contribution & Collaboration
    28. 28. Online Collaboration
    29. 29. Contribution &Collaboration Wiki history
    30. 30. Choices: Align with Learning Styles
    31. 31. Higher Order Thinking Creation Co- creation
    32. 32. Project Celebration: Student Summit “In addition to the in-class required assessment for a global project, it is advised that students are able to celebrate and reflect with others from the project, including teachers and students. ”
    33. 33. Student Summit Flat Classroom Project
    35. 35. Flat Classroom Project
    36. 36. Concept Mashup
    37. 37. Flat Classroom Project Matrix
    38. 38. Flat Classroom WikiCollaboration
    39. 39. Flat Classroom Multimedia Product
    40. 40. Digiteen Project
    41. 41. Julie Lindsay (Beijing, China)http://123elearning.blogspot.com Vicki Davis (Camilla, GA)http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
    42. 42. Synchronous & Asynchronous
    43. 43. Social Mediaand GlobalProjectsHow to Workthem Together?•Project Website•Project Blog•Project hashtag#•Use of syndication•Facebook•Press Release
    44. 44. Be a DigiTeacherIn Three Easy Steps
    45. 45. #1
    46. 46. #2
    47. 47. #3 http://flickr.com/photos/breakdennis/
    48. 48. Getting Started with Global Projects Find like-minded educators Design Outcomes Select Tools Manage for Success
    49. 49. Project Management Shared expectations Support for Success Reflect and Redesign
    50. 50. Collaboration: The ConceptConnectedReliable communicators‘Flat’ classroom walls
    51. 51. Collaboration: The Power Power to change the world, one classroom at a time.
    52. 52. Collaboration: The MagicCollaboration: Magic Finding a voice Taking charge of learning Choices and ownership Empowerment
    53. 53. Visit ourFlat Classrooms Website! (Links to Projects) Join our Ning! Join our Conference!
    54. 54. Coming from PEARSON January 20 2012 Your step-by-step guide to creating a global classroom.Join the Flat Classrooms communityon Facebook to learn more, share Read the book and joinideas and be inspired.www.facebook.com/flatclassrooms the community!
    55. 55. Julie Lindsay, Beijing China Flat Classroom Projects lindsay.julie@gmail.comhttp://julielindsay.wikispaces.com Twitter: @julielindsay