Flattening Classrooms From Japan to Latin America

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A presentation created for the Tri-Association professional development workshop in Mexico City, October 2014, based on my experiences going through the Flat Classroom Teacher course and my personal journey towards flattening teaching and learning at my school.

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  • My goals for the presentation – leave with a connection- the star of a PLN, create a tweet for the presentation hastags #flatclass #triAssociations#Mexedchat #adeInspire you to createMake prove the power of a PLN
  • What about education keeps you up at night and makes you get out of bed in the morning?
  • Overview of the reasons why we need to harness Web 2.0 technologies for learning. Soon whoever can do things cheaper or faster will get the job. We need to teach creativity and entrepreneurship.
  • “Schools have to prepare students for jobs that have not yet been created, technologies that have not yet been invented and problems we don’t know will arise.” PISA Andrea Schleicher With few exceptions geographical distance and political boundaries no longer divide the world in terms of economic activities
  • Flat Fifteen Challenge, Ongoing online collaborative projects
  • Flat 15 Challenge and Virtual Book Club 2013
  • Mark Hurst, Effective Conferences are no longer just about delivering training but also about leveraging connections that are made during the rest of the year.
  • http://kingandkids.blogspot.mx/2013/10/two-tweets-that-changed-everything.html?m=1
  • Flattening Classrooms From Japan to Latin America

    1. 1. Flattening Classrooms from Japan to Latin America Tracey Bryan 2013 Tri-Association Annual Educators Conference, Mexico City
    2. 2. “Between 22%-29% of all U.S. jobs are or will be potentially offshore within a decade or two.” –Alan S. Binder professor of Economics at Princeton
    3. 3. Manufacturing Jobs Hourly Wages $1.90 – Philippines $57.53 - Norway (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011)
    4. 4. Our children’s world is global, not local. In a globalized world the potential customers could be seven billion people.
    5. 5. 20% Time Genius Hour
    6. 6. Daniel Pink + Thomas Friedman
    7. 7. Julie Lindsay + Vicki A. Davis
    8. 8. Transforming Education through Global Collaboration Wiki-centric Global Collaboration using Web 2.0 Tools Authentic Problem Solving using Real-World Topics ‘Flat’ learning – teacher to student, student to student
    9. 9. 5 Levels of Global Connection 1.Intra-connection (own class) 2.Inter-connection (within district) 3.Managed global connection 4.Student to student with teacher management 5.Student to student with student management -Flattening Classrooms Engaging Minds
    10. 10. Do you consume, comment, curate, or create?
    11. 11. I used to just be a consumer…
    12. 12. Curating...
    13. 13. Where can you share what you know?
    14. 14. Crowd Funding
    15. 15. Proyecto Comunidad Inteligente iPod touch
    16. 16. 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE 5.CHOICE 6.CREATE 7.CELEBRATE
    17. 17. How does my digital footprint define me in the eyes of others? • Photos • Social Networking sites • Chats • Videos • Digital portfolios • Badges • Account Profiles • Producing online content • Site/product reviews
    18. 18. Leveraging Connections
    19. 19. Bringing the world into your classroom…
    20. 20. Carol Strohecker Director of the Center for Design Innovation, Winston-Salem, NC
    21. 21. Professional Learning Network On your device or a piece of paper write down the things about education that you are passionate about, the things that keep you up at night.
    22. 22. ASOMEX on iTunes http://goo.gl/soRKuK Send submissions to: pzamora@asf.edu.mx
    23. 23. 2 Tweets That Changed Everything
    24. 24. Twitter for Staying Connected #mexedchat
    25. 25. How far reaching are your words/ideas?
    26. 26. Fill out the form on this link and we can begin to build regional collaborative projects. http://goo.gl/A2HT0c
    27. 27. Keep in Touch With Me @tipsbytracey traceyugalde@gmail.com http://pinterest.com/asfdlc/ http://insatiablelearner.wordpress.c om/

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