Just like yesterday, these are the highlights of Global Education Day, not the detailed reflection. At the end of the day I presented a poster session.
General Information about Global Education
– Global Education Project bit.ly/glabprj
– VIF will give prizes for best in categories
– Global Collaboration Day Sept 15th
– Global Education Forum Oct 13-15, 2016 globaledforum.com
– What global events and experiences have shaped our lives?
– Google Research for skills that students need
– The presentation has link to full report from Google
– Education majors tend to study abroad in the smallest numbers
– VIF offers professional development online
– How do you make global studies scalable?
– VIF acquired participate.com @participatelrn
– After school program that focuses on global connections
– David Young @dyvif talked from VIF
– TabLab helping transform rural education.
– Box with iPads or Android tablets that are pre-loaded with apps that do NOT need the Internet to use.
– Big focus of TabLab is also providing tech training since they haven’t been exposed to technology themselves.
– Books of positive words about classmates. Write compliment and find image. Send it to the student: they can add it to their book of nice using Book Creator.
– Have a lone nut free environment
– micro-credentials with digital badges, will have 8 global competence badges
Round Table One – the Great Global Project Challenge
– How do we hook other teachers into doing things with global Ed?
– “If you learned here” Project. It was simple and multiple steps. After they learned about each other, they created pages in book creator. The lead teacher combined it then sent the completed books back to all the contributors.
– “Out My Window Project” take a picture and create art or poetry based on picture. It gets posted online with hashtag. #ccsshare
– Buy journals. Have students share addresses of family and friends around the world. Ask people to write a letter, pictures, etc and then mail it forward. Teacher who does this: Thomas Keene.
- I’m developing the Global Geography Exchange to have students share the Five Themes of Geography for where ever they live. I already had some teachers sign up on a Google Form at my poster session.
Round Table Two – Environment Issues
– PenPal Schools and Time for Kids collaboration (topics: poaching, ocean, ecotourism, etc) for a new free course, it will run 6 weeks. August 8th is the goal date for them to complete the module, so it will be available for the upcoming school year
– There are also courses that match Spanish and English students learning the other language. There are multiple levels, so it would be appropriate at a beginner level.
– Complex matching algorithm for matching students based on things like age, gender, sign up activity, etc.
- There are more resources and notes posted on the Google Doc.