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Saturday, July 1
12:30 -2:30 and 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Building Global and Cultural Awareness K-12



Come learn about strategies to increase your student’s global and cultural understanding through the use of technology tools that allow you to communicate and collaborate with classes around the globe! Ideas and resources will be shared and time will be given for hands-on exploration of some simple tools for communication and collaboration. Some of the tools to be highlighted include Skype in the Classroom, ePals, Google Hangouts, and Twitter.


Agenda


Welcome!

Objectives




How will we prepare balanced global citizens with a heart for servant leadership in an increasingly secular, internationalized, technology-driven, fast changing world?







Why Global and Cultural Awareness?


  • Data
  • Research
  • Standards
Mapping the Nation





Tools to collaborate globally and "glocally":


Skype in the Classroom
Google Hangouts
ePals
Peace Corps WorldWise Schools
Blogs
Wikis
Twitter
Google Earth



Skype Example:



Wiki Example - Kristin Lubich, Mountain Ridge

Blog Examples



Read: Twitter for a #GlobalEducator


Twitter Hashtags for Ideas:
#GlobalEducation
#GlobalEd
#GlobalEducator
#GlobalEdChat

Classes On Twitter

https://twitter.com/MsJsClass

https://twitter.com/KinderInKorea

https://twitter.com/mswelchsclass


Time to explore these and more resources
Start building your lesson/unit plan

Planning Document
More Project Examples

What if? A Global Citizenship Program Proposal


Share your lesson ideas
Padlet


Closing Video
Global Student Leadership Summit with EF Tours
My pictures from China


What will you do to help increase Global Understanding in your students?


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