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Go Global:

World Collaborative Projects for Innovative Teachers


FCIS CONVENTION 2012
COUNTRY DAY WORLD SCHOOL LARGO, FLORIDA
FRAN SIRACUSA JENNIFER WILLIAMS CO-DIRECTORS, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

Florida

Independent School

Montessori

age 2-grade 3

World School

grades 4-8

International Programs

FREE, INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS COLLABORATION SOLUTION FOR CLASSROOMS SYNCHRONIZED USE OF IPADS WITH TEACHER VIEW AND STUDENT VIEW SPECIAL THANKS TO EMILIANO ABRAMZON & BRYAN MILLER

Todays Agenda
How can I develop a customized

vision of 21st century learning for


my classroom today?
How can I globally connect my

students tomorrow?
How can I pioneer a school-wide

initiative that embraces global

collaborations this

year?

Why Should Classrooms Connect Globally?


Collaborate
Improve learning Break down classroom

Create

walls
Develop authentic

audiences

Country Day World School International Programs

World Languages
International Travel Global Projects

World Language Program


Spanish Chinese English American Sign Language

Greek & Latin Roots


http://infosthetics.com

International

Trip

Model UN:

International Delegates

International

Students

Global

Leadership Summit

International Travel

International Travel
Beijing China

Costa Rica

How can I globally connect my students TOMORROW?

By Becoming a Globally Minded Teacher

TODAY!

Prepare students to be citizens of the world by being one yourself!


Lucy Gray

1. TEACH FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE 1. KEEP YOUR PASSPORT UP-TO-DATE 2. LEARN A WORLD LANGUAGE 3. IMPROVE YOUR GEOGRAPHY KNOWLEDGE

Learn to network; network to learn.

Classroom Ideas for TOMORROW!


1. Keep the world at your fingertips! 2. Enrich your playlists and music collection.

3. Spice-up menus!
4. Find beautiful books. 5. Welcome cultural discussions. 1. Use teleconferencing to meet new friends. 2. Expose children to a World Language!

-Growing Up Global

Global Projects: Time to CONNECT!


START SMALL
KEEP IT AUTHENTIC

JOIN AN EXISTING GROUP PROJECT

Global Projects
Flat Classroom: K-2

Rock Our World: 3-4


Caines Arcade: 4-5 Eracism: 6-8 Moon Project: 6 International Day of Peace:

PreK-8

Flat Classroom

Flat Classroom

Connect Synchronously & Asynchronously

Rock Our World

Rock Our World Global Celebration

International Day of Peace

Toolkit

1. WEBCAM: Videoconferencing, Skype, Facetime 2. COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACE: think.com, google sites, wikispaces, blogger 3. NETWORKS: iEARN, TakingITGlobal, GlobalEd Ning, ISTE 4. Web 2.0 TOOLS: VoiceThread, Voki, GoogleDocs, GoogleMaps, GoogleEarth

Meaningful Discovery

Apple Applications

A world class education system should call for globally connected schools.
-Lucy Gray

Start a School-Wide Global Initiative THIS YEAR!


integrate international studies into

overall curriculum
find a partner school hold a Go Global

Professional Development In-Service at your school

Essential Readings for Teachers

GlobalEdCon: Join Our Sessions!

The Connected Middle

School Student: Fostering Global Collaborations through International Projects

Apps Galore: Top Tools for

Global Collaborations

Celebrating Diversity:

International Day of Peace

www.ourglobalprojects.blogspot.com

Connect with Us!

Fran Siracusa:

Skype: franlaprofesora Twitter: la_Profe_S Delicious: fransiracusa Email: fsiracusa@countrydaylargo.com Pinterest: fransiracusa

Jennifer Williams:

Skype: jwilliamscountryday Twitter: jwilliamscds Delicious: jwilliamscountryday Email: jwilliams@countrydaylargo.com Pinterest: whygrow

Ones to Watch
Julie Lindsayhttp://123elearning.blogspot.co m Vicki Davis http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Steve Hargadon http://www.stevehargadon.com Sir Ken Robinsonhttps://twitter.com/SirKenRo binson Lucy Gray https://twitter.com/elemenous Alec Couros https://twitter.com/courosa

Websites to Watch
http:/www.globaleducationconference.com http://www.iearn.org http://www.tigweb.org http://flatclassroomproject.net https://www.iste.org http://www.epals.com http://www.imagination.is http://www.worldmoonproject.org http://www.rockourworld.org http://mathforum.org/class2class/

Sharing Projects with the World


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fqwv 8zez9k http://prezi.com/uqccl9cviqsr/me-on-themap-project/ http://www.epubbud.com/book.php?g=H 6RDZYKT http://youtube/5yvTyJLgdzc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aFYR cClNVU&feature=youtu.be http://voicethread.com/#q.b3069231.i166 02681