Investigating the World: SimulationsLiz Ozunaeaozuna@gmail.com
Today’s Agenda1 Welcome & Intro 2 Global Forum 3 Debrief 4 ISSN Network Simulations 5 Q &A 6 Closing
What is a simulation?sim·u·la·tion n.Noun 1. simulation - the act of imitating the behavior of somesituation or some process by means of something suitablyanalogous (especially for the purpose of study or training) Think-Pair-Share • Think of a time when you were involved in a Study or training experience. What was the goal? What worked? What didn’t? Find a partner, introduce yourself & share your stories
Welcome to the Global Forum World CaféToday’s discussion will focus on three rounds with one questionand five minutes of talk time for eachAfter each round, everyone except the table host will findanother table for round two, and then round three; table hosts willremain at the same table for all three rounds to facilitateintroductions, summarize the conversation & assure that all voicescan enter the talking space You may doodle, write notes, & reflect during each round Let the conversation begin!
I. What is right in the world? II. What is wrong in the world? III. What can you do to Take Action to solve one of the issues you identified in Round 2, using the assets identified in Round 1?
Whole group share out . . . Debrief the process Thoughts about the Global Forum?
After your students participated in a GlobalForum, what might you have them do next?What products might they create that could beassessed based on the Performance Outcomes?
What would students need to know andbe able to do to participate in thisactivity & possible next steps?
S How does this task meet the elements of SAGE?A Performance OutcomesG Which Global Leadership or contentE PO’s might this simulation support?
Stimulatin’ simulations from around the ISSN4th Grade Global Forum San Antonio MS Global Forum & Student Exchange- Global Environmental Problems Regional, Texas & Denver ISA, San AntonioRefugee Simulation-Mathis Middle School Immigration Simulation Advocacy for Children Forced into Asian YES Prep Brays Oaks 6th grade Sex Trade-YES Prep Brays Oaks 7th grade
Final Thoughts “It’s never enough just to tell people about some new insight. Rather, youWhat questions have to get them to experience it in aand/or way that evokes its power and possibility. Instead of pouringcomments do knowledge into people’s heads, you need to help them grind a new set ofyou have? eyeglasses so they can see the world in a new way.” -John Seely Brown, Seeing Differently: Insights on Innovation
ResourcesWorld Café:http://theworldcafe.com/ Website includes resources for hosting your ownworld café, including free downloadable manual(http://theworldcafe.com/pdfs/cafetogo.pdf), and book for purchase.ISSN Tools:For ISSN Graduation Performance System Performance Outcomes and taskdesign tools (SAGE), go to the ISSN Ning (http://issnny.ning.com/ -membership required) , click on the Resources tab, and go to ISSN Tools(http://issnny.ning.com/page/issn-tools )Refugee Simulation curriculum:UNHCR Passages game: “An Awareness Game Confronting the Plight ofRefugees”( http://www.unhcr.org/473dc1772.html)
Resources, continued . . . Student Travel resources (Global Forum with Texas Region@ DCIS, January, 2012): Go to the ISSN Ning, (http://issnny.ning.com/ - membership required) then to Groups. Join the Texas Regional Group and View All discussions. Select Global Leadership Forum, Jan 2012 to find entries with links to resources (http://issnny.ning.com/group/texas-region/forum/topics/global- leadership-forum-january-2012-texas-region-and-dcis-denver ) Curriculum for 21st Century challenges (ISA’s Global Environmental Problems unit): The Choices Program: History & Current Issues for the Classroom, (http://www.choices.edu/cf/); while units are available for purchase, the website includes a wealth of other resources & ideas for simulations tied to global issues.
Resources, continued . . . For information about the YES Prep Refugee Project, contact: "Sarah Straub" <Sarah.Straub@yesprep.org>, For information about the YES Prep simulation tied to the novel Sold, by Patricia McCormick, contact: "Stephanie Gounder" <Stephanie.Gounder@yesprep.org>,