GOING GLOBAL

Preparing Students to be Citizens of the World
Lucy Gray University of Chicago Urban Education Institute

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"...the future belongs to the nation that best educates its citizens…" -Barack Obama

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A world class education system means globally connected schools

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TODAY’S CONTEXT

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The 21st Century Student
Connected in innovative and new ways
New Communities New Connections New Content

Connected Individuals

Virtual Communities

Collaborative Communities

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Millennials Want to Learn…

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Millennials Want to Learn…
✴With technology ✴With one another ✴Online ✴In their time ✴In their place ✴Doing things that matter

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Education Map of the Decade: Trends, Hotspots and Dilemmas

The KnowledgeWorks Foundation
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Education Map of the Decade: Trends, Hotspots and Dilemmas
✴Participatory pedagogy ✴Personal digital media ✴Media-savvy youth ✴Technologies of cooperation ✴Media rich pervasive learning ✴Integrating digital natives and digital immigrants
The KnowledgeWorks Foundation
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The New Media Consortium

Horizon Report 2009 K-12
Emerging technologies Time to adoption 1 year or less 2 to 3 years 4 to 5 years

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The New Media Consortium

Horizon Report 2009 K-12
1 year or less Collaborative environments Online communications tools 2 to 3 years Mobiles Cloud computing 4 to 5 years Smart Objects The personal web

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The Global Achievement Gap

21st Century Skills
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence Agility and Adaptability

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The Global Achievement Gap

21st Century Skills
Initiative and Entrepreneurialism Effective Oral and Written Communication Accessing and Analyzing Information Curiosity and Imagination

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HOW DO YOU PREPARE STUDENTS?

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Edutopia February/March 2008
http://www.edutopia.org/sage-advice-world-citizens

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First you help them define the term “citizen of the world”. Then you help them learn what being a good citizen means -- to themselves, to loved ones and family, to the school community, to the surrounding community. One’s actions can be directly linked to one’s values (beliefs, feelings, and actions that are important to us), so starting with a basic understanding of one’s values is essential to any meaningful discussions on citizenship. The global context is meaningless unless students are good citizens of their own nation.
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Right before our eyes, all that the education sector has controlled, dismissed, manipulated, validated, embellished, fictionalized, and ranked within an aura of tradition and ritual may be accessed by point-andclick. We need to stop chasing exponentially expanding content. Inquiry, problem recognition and solution, creativity, knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses, communication, and relationships are what students must be prepared for.

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Becoming a world citizen requires knowledge and experience of other cultures; U.S. schools do not provide knowledge or experience. Rather, they provide a cursory glimpse of others in order to exemplify how not to be American. “Diversity Day” does not create world citizens, it patronizes cultural difference and touts xenophobia, and always winds up pandering American culture as Eurocentrically defined. Only travel and immersion in other cultures creates world citizens.

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Prepare students to be citizens of the world by being one yourself. Teach from a global perspective.

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Asia Society

Globally Literate Educators
Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning
Teachers are:

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Skilled and knowledgeable Critical thinkers and problem solvers Culturally aware Aware of world events and global dynamics 21st Century Literate Collaborative Use media and technology effectively in their work Responsible and ethical citizens

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MY STORY

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Apple Distinguished Educators

Global Awareness 2006
The World is Flat A Whole New Mind Berlin & Prague Rethink. Global Awareness.

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Classroom 2.0

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Global Ed Collaborative
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GEC Features
Searchable member list Latest activity Forums and blogs Links to resources Events Project database Videos and photos
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GEC Features
Searchable member list Latest activity Forums and blogs Links to resources Events Project database Videos and photos
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Apple Distinguished Educators

ADE Institute Asia 2008
Visited six Singaporean schools Worked with educators from Singapore, Hong Kong and assorted international schools Worked in teams to create collaborative projects

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EXAMPLES

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Basic Project

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Next Steps

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Deep Cuts

Sample Video
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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

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Apple Inc.

Tools of the Trade
Photobooth (photos, video, green-screening) iChat AV (videoconferencing, recording) Garageband (recording, podcasting) iWeb (publishing of blogs, photos, podcasts) iPod or iPod Touch - microphone attachments & apps Apple Learning Interchange (social networking)
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Suggested Toolkit
Still or video camera - Flip cameras Check out Woot.com Web Cam - Logitech Chat client - Skype (free), Oovo, Sightspeed Digital recording device or web site - Gcast Collaborative workspace - Think.com (Thinkquest), blogs, wikis Project partners - Twitter, iEARN, ePals, Global Ed
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Suggest Toolkit Items
Sharon Peters http://wearejustlearning.pbwiki.com/

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Recommendations
Learn to network; network to learn Keep it authentic Start small Join a group project Keep it authentic Develop a customized vision of 21st century learning for your classroom, school and district

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