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Preparing Our Educators to Learn and Teach in Global Communities of Practice

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A presentation for the free, online 2011 Global Education Conference by co-presenters Barbara Lindsey, Melina Masterson, Claudio Pinna and Carsten Witt

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Preparing Our Educators to Learn and Teach in Global Communities of Practice

  1. 1. Preparing Our Educators To Learn and Teach in Global Communities of Practice Barbara Lindsey, Melina Masterson, Claudio Pinna, Carsten Witt University of Connecticut Global Education Conference 2011
  2. 2. I am interested in this session because I am:a) a faculty member teaching pre-service teachersb) a pre-service teacher (in training to become a teacherc) an in-service teacher (currently teaching)d) other _______________________(if D, please write in the text chat “D followed by what youdo”)
  3. 3. Overview• Introductions• Guiding framework• Learning challenges/Learning opportunities• Practical examples• Resources• Q &A
  4. 4. Guiding Framework Photo credit: Gees Bend quilting bee by acnatta http://www.flickr.com/photos/29218907@N00/272261169"Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly." Etienne Wenger http://www.ewenger.com/theory/
  5. 5. Learning Opportunities
  6. 6. Collaborative Learning
  7. 7. Our Community of Practice
  8. 8. Local
  9. 9. Connecting Across Campuses
  10. 10. Questions or Comments?
  11. 11. Making Global Connections
  12. 12. Questions or Comments?
  13. 13. Making It Personal
  14. 14. Action Research
  15. 15. Action Research
  16. 16. Action Research
  17. 17. Questions or Comments?
  18. 18. Assessment
  19. 19. Understanding the concept by dkuropatwa http://goo.gl/VAuPc
  20. 20. Our Question For You Photo credit: Gees Bend quilting bee by acnatta http://www.flickr.com/photos/29218907@N00/272261169What one idea presented here could you use to help build and/or strengthen your communities of practice?
  21. 21. Creative Commons Licensed ResourcesDiigo List of Resources:http://www.diigo.com/list/lindseybp/globaled11Presenters:Barbara Lindsey: http://goo.gl/0E6YoMelina Masterson: http://goo.gl/TfvB8Claudio Pinna: http://goo.gl/FSsMRCarsten Witt: http://goo.gl/tLRxv
  22. 22. Q &A

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