Global Projects - Preparing Youth for their World

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Global Connections — Preparing Students for Their World (NSBA 2013, San Diego)

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Monday, April 15, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Today’s technology enables more relevant interactions than the international pen pal letters of past generations. Hear solutions that help your district fulfill its goal of preparing students to be global citizens, ready to effectively compete in the increasingly flat world and its global economy. From highly regarded cultural programs and expanded language learning to the latest tech tools that facilitate global collaborations, this session will inspire you to open the doors of the world to your students.

Presenters:
Yvonne Marie Andres, President & Co-Founder, Global SchoolNet Foundation;
Rita Oates, Vice President, Education Markets, ePals Inc.;
Keith Bockwoldt, Director of Technology Services, Rudy Gomez, Technology Systems Supervisor, Township High School District 214

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  • Global Connections — Preparing Students for Their World (NSBA 2013, San Diego) Monday, April 15, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Today’s technology enables more relevant interactions than the international pen pal letters of past generations. Hear solutions that help your district fulfill its goal of preparing students to be global citizens, ready to effectively compete in the increasingly flat world and its global economy. From highly regarded cultural programs and expanded language learning to the latest tech tools that facilitate global collaborations, this session will inspire you to open the doors of the world to your students. Presenters: Yvonne Marie Andres, President & Co-Founder, Global SchoolNet Foundation; Rita Oates, Vice President, Education Markets, ePals Inc.; Keith Bockwoldt, Director of Technology Services, Rudy Gomez, Technology Systems Supervisor, Township High School District 214 Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/globalschoolnet Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/myipopp  
  • Global Project-Based Collaboration In a globally connected world, there is enormous value in using online tools to collaboratively connect and learn with others. But, without some structure connecting with others can lead to chaos and frustration. Youth need to learn collaborative, 21st century learning skills, through safe, structured, supervised, educational projects. Teachers need guidance in transitioning from traditional learning in self-contained classrooms – to blended learning environments that take advantage of global collaborative projects, co-created content and virtual field trips. Video : http://youtu.be/PniYjKmrUX0 GlobalSchoolNet and eLanguages have joined forces to “Connect every educator globally by 2020!” For more than 30 years GlobalSchoolNet and eLanguages have been the industry leaders in content-driven collaboration and global e-learning programs. Our worldwide community consists of 120,000 educators and +4 million youth from 194 countries, who work together on local, regional and international projects. iPoPP helps organizations improve their productivity. iPoPP connects educators and youth in meaningful project-learning exchanges to develop literacy and communication skills, foster teamwork and collaboration, encourage workforce preparedness, and create multi-cultural understanding. iPoPP integrates collaborative tools, constructivist learning methodology, and future thinking strategies in education and career development, with strong links to leadership and project management principles. Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/ globalschoolnet Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/myipopp
  • Q1. Can you prioritize your education goals? Q2. How important is global collaborative learning for your students, for your community and for our nation? Q3. How can you take what you are currently doing with global collaborative learning to the next level? Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/globalschoolnet Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/myipopp
  • Recommended reading - these books will convince you that your students need a global perspective. Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/globalschoolnet Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/myipopp
  • Examples of collaborative learning that provide a reason and a purpose to collaborate. More: http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsnpr/coltypes.cfm Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/globalschoolnet Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/myipopp
  • Take Josh home with you by downloading this video from the Global SchoolNet YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/yvonnemariea/featured
  • International Schools CyberFair is an award-winning authentic learning program used by schools and youth organizations around the world. Youth conduct research and publish their findings on the Web. Recognition is given to the best projects in each of eight categories. This White House-endorsed program encourages youth to become community ambassadors by working collaboratively and using technology to share what they have learned. Students evaluate each other's projects by using a unique online evaluation tool.  http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsncf/ Video at: http://youtu.be/-7wHyFoQhfQ
  • Team members use blogs, Google maps, twitter, FB, photos “ Animal conservation has been often mistaken as a topic that does not pertain to us teenagers, awareness about animal conservation, two from Singapore, two from Australia Striving to raise awareness about climatic impacts, pollution, urbanisation and other human impacts as animal habitats are being destroyed. ”
  • Global SchoolNet has supported the "Doors to Diplomacy" educational challenge from 2002-2012, sponsored by the U. S. Department of State -- to encourage middle school and high school students around the world to produce web-based projects that teach about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy. Winning teams have been awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships and cash awards. http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsndoors/
  • " Connecting Through Youth Volunteerism" is a challenge for youth to use digital media (using web and/or video) to share their personal stories about best practices in "youth volunteerism." Youth publish a story online about an organization or special cause in which  they volunteer their time to help (e.g. museums, parks, beach clean-up, hospitals, senior facilities, disaster relief, Humane Society, etc.). Russia-US Civil Society Partnership Program (CSPP) Education Youth Priorities: Raise awareness and increase understanding between Russian/US youth to dispel stereotypes. Promote a collaborative process for Russian/US education and youth NGOs for sharing best practices. Create opportunities for youth involvement in decision making and development processes. Examples of Student Projects: Film about good things in US education Building green houses App to send funds to Chinese orphanages Musickin
  • We can create custom iPoPP collaboration rooms for your school district. iPPoP: International Projects or Partners Place Best elements of GlobalSchoolNet.org and eLanguages.org Introducing iPoPP Collaboration Rooms Online project environments for: Corporate Social Responsibility projects and Community Outreach initiatives; Education programs managed by a NGO, charity or foundation; Government programs about international development, education or cooperation; Corporations: social collaborative working and learning in the workplace. iPoPP benefits Provides expertise and leadership in content-driven collaboration and e-learning; Connects 120,000 educators from 194 countries; Manages global education competitions and award recognition programs; Implements unique evaluation, peer-review and assessment components; Works closely with communities, companies, and governments to deliver sustainable education programs and implement social collaboration and learning networks. Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/globalschoolnet Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/myipopp
  • Twitter.com/globalschoolnet Facebook.com/GlobalSchoolNet Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/globalschoolnet Twitter users can join the conversation by going to http://twitter.com/myipopp
  • Global Projects - Preparing Youth for their World

    1. 1. Global ConnectionsPreparing Studentsfor Their WorldGlobal ConnectionsPreparing Studentsfor Their WorldDr. Yvonne Marie Andrés, Founder, GlobalSchoolNet.orgJoin the conversation http://twitter.com/globalschoolnet
    2. 2. Global SchoolNetGlobal Project-Based Collaboration
    3. 3. Can you prioritize your education goals?_____A. Workforce ReadinessGive youth the skills that they will need to be successful in the workforce._____ B. Basic LiteracyEnsure that every student has core literacy skills, including reading, writing, & math._____ C. Critical ThinkingTeach youth to be critical thinkers and problem solvers._____ D. Greater GoodPrepare youth to contribute to the greater good of society and to benefit humanity._____ E. Informed VotingPrepare youth for their future participation in the democratic process._____ F. Self-ActualizationEncourage students to explore their individual potential and creativity._____ G. Moral ValuesTeach youth the importance of respect and not harming others._____ I. Health & LongevityPrepare youth to be healthy and live as long as possible.Rank from 1 to 81 = most important8 = least important© Yvonne Marie Andres
    4. 4. Read Me
    5. 5. CollaborationTypesCollaborationTypes
    6. 6. Are you smarter than a 5thgrader?http://youtu.be/437ixlFwnhY
    7. 7. CyberFairCivic ResponsibilityJohn Muir School105 students ages 5-18Content-driven collaboration
    8. 8. CyberFairEnvironmental Issues“We are striving to raiseawareness aboutclimatic impacts,pollution, urbanisationand other humanimpacts as animalhabitats are beingdestroyed”ToolsTeam members
    9. 9. CustomiPoPPRooms
    10. 10. 4 Ways to Get Started1. Visit the Projects Registryand join or submit acollaborative project2. Participate in CyberFair3. Create your own iPoPPCollaboration room4. Connect with us!

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