Designing Engaging Curriculum for Global Collaboration in the Classroom

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Designing Engaging Curriculum for Global Collaboration in the Classroom - Learning 2.012 Conference Leader, Beijing, China. October 2012.

Let’s Go Global! Let’s connect with the world! This session will immerse participants in the exciting world of global collaborative projects at all levels of learning. After reviewing essential steps to flatten the classroom the focus will be on design and management for effective and successful global projects using emerging technologies and Web 2.0 tools. Existing projects will be explored for essential design parameters and new projects and opportunities discovered. This session is for teachers at all levels of learning, curriculum coordinators, administrators and anyone interested in improving learning outcomes and engaging learners.

Let’s get started…..Stories from the Flat Classroom…..OPEN this WIKI:• globalcollaboration.flatclassroomproject.org• Follow link to Design Global Collaboration

Julie LindsayDirector and Co-Founder, Flat Classroom Global Educator, Innovator, Leader Resources: http://learningconfluence.com http://123elearning.blogspot.com Get connected: http://flatclassrooms.ning.com Email – lindsay.julie@gmail.com

AGENDA• PART A – Getting started with Global Projects• PART B – Global Project Pedagogy and Curriculum Design – 7 Steps to Flatten your Classroom• PART C – Designing, Pitching and Evaluating Global Projects

Glocalization: Thinking globally acting locally

Thomas FriedmanThe World is Flat "The more you have a culture that naturally glocalizes - that is, the more your own culture easily absorbs foreign ideas and best practices and melds those with its own traditions - the greater advantage you will have in a flat world."

PART 1GETTING STARTED WITH GLOBALPROJECTS

Discuss!What is „collaboration‟?What is „global collaboration‟?What conditions must exist tosupport global collaboration inlearning?

What is ‘Global Collaboration’? Not an An approach ‘add on’ to pedagogy

Evolution of the TraditionalClassroom Social-educational networking Learning Peer-to- is Social peer New learning media

Why Global Collaboration? Global competency International mindedness Cultural awareness Glocalisation!

Defining the GlobalCollaborative ClassroomA classroom that is:• connected• engages with multiple audiences• engages with diverse resources, and tools• creates authentic, collaborativ e learning outcomes.

Evolution of GlobalCollaboration in Education Global Collaboration Global 3.0 CollaborationGlobal 2.0Collaboration1.0

Challenges of EmbeddingGlobal Collaboration Having Going realistic Beyond the expectations ‘Wow’ Shifting Engaging traditional learners and pedagogies leaders

The Evolution of Global Collaboration inEducationP7

Wiki-centric Global Collaboration using Web 2.0 Tools Authentic Problem Solving using Real-World Topics‘Flat’ learning – teacher to student, student to student

projects and pedagogy

connected

collaborative

project-based

global

designing for action

students and teachers

virtual participation

Flat Classroom Mini Conference 2010India

Why global projects?

Discuss!What makes a successful globalcollaborative project?Why are some projects moresuccessful than others?What are the characteristics of anengaged teacher and classroom ina global project?

Flat Classroom™ Global ProjectsFlat Classroom® Project @flatclassroomDigiteen™ Project @digiteen‘A Week in the Life…’ Project Gr3-5 @flatclassroom @netgenedNetGenEd™ Project @eracismprojectEracism™ Project @flatclassroomK-2 Project Building Bridges to Tomorrow @flatclasskids

‘A Week in the Life…’A Flat Classroom® Project for Elementary School students Grades 3-5, age 8-10

Project Tools - Teachers• Flat Classrooms Ning – Our ‘social’ educational network – Join the AWL group – ‘Handhake’ – introductions – Share ideas, converse, solve problems• Google Group – For emails and more private communication as needed• Google docs – Teacher admin doc – Team Grids – student teams and class information

Essential Questions Which Will Be Answered as part of the project• What are the similarities and differences among children around the world?• How can we connect with each other through our commonalities?• How does your geography where you live impact your topic?

1. Do some research on a week in thelife of children in your school around these NINE topics:• School time• Languages• Clothing• Housing• Transportation• Leisure time• Holidays• Celebration• Environment

2. Collect multimedia and share with team members• Multimedia choices: video, audio, slideshow, cartoons, etc.• Share multimedia online via team wiki pages• Discuss differences and similarities between multimedia

3. Complete a final project demonstrating your information to the rest of the group.• Each classroom will be responsible to assemble a number of team projects• Upload finished projects to the wiki• View all the group projects and compare and contrast the results.

Project Tools - Students• Edmodo – Our ‘social’ educational network – Students in teams – ‘Handhake’ – introductions – Share ideas, converse, solve problems• Wikispaces - Our collaborative working area – Co-create wiki pages with material share for each topic

Workflow AWL 12-2 – Part 1 Classroom Handshake Class Handshake, teachers’Edmodo Join the AWL 12-2, comment, interact Team Formation In Teams, individualEdmodo Organize by Teams handshake Multimedia Collection Wiki, Edmodo Sharing raw multimedia

Student TEAMS Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 School Time 1A 1B 1C 1D 1E 1F Languages 2A 2B 2C 2D 2E 2F Clothing 3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 3F HousingTeam Topics 4A 4B 4C 4D 4E 4F FLAT CLASSROOM TEAMS 2009 Transportation 5A 5B 5C 5D 5E 5F Leisure Time 6A 6B 6C 6D 6E 6F Food 7A 7B 7C 7D 7E 7F Celebrations 8A 8B 8C 8D 8E 8F Environment 9A 9B 9C 9D 9E 9F „A Week in the Life...‟ Team Grid

Project Workflow: AWL 02 - September-December• Application Deadline: September 1• Online Teacher Information Meeting: before September 15• Classroom and Student Handshake: September 15-30• Team Formation and Project Discussions: October 1-30• Multimedia Collection and Sharing: November 1-15• Media Collation and Product Development: November 15-30• Celebration, Summits and Reflections: November 30- December 15

Please join our View from the Window Youblisher It’s not too late. Possible layouts, but I can use anything. I can turn anything into a JPEG. Sonja Dasopatis, captionsPatty Hoyt, California below each picture Anne Mirtschin plus page of captions

The Flat Classroom Project(under the microscope)

Flat Classroom Project Matrix

Flat Classroom Project Design Chartfor Wiki Collaboration

Flat Classroom MultimediaProduct: Student Video

P 10-11

“A week in the life…”

Agreeing on core andoptional outcomes withstakeholders p 45-47

Agreeing on core andoptional outcomes withstakeholders p 45-47

http://k2-12-2.flatclassroomproject.org/

BUILDING BRIDGES TO TOMORROWAIM: TO BUILD UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE BEYONDTHE IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT AND ALSO BUILDCOMMUNITY THROUGH REGULAR CONNECTIONAND COLLABORATION AND BY SHARING BETWEENCLASSROOMS.

OUR CHALLENGE:TO CONNECT CLASSROOMS AROUND THEWORLD IN MEANINGFUL DISCUSSIONS ANDCOLLABORATIONS AND TO SHOW THAT CO-CREATION OF IDEAS AND PRODUCTS ISPOSSIBLE AT THIS LEVEL OF EDUCATION

WHY ARE YOU HERE? You believe global collaboration has a place in your classroom You want to improve digital citizenship and cultural understanding You want to foster global competency amongst students and teachers You have some digital fluency and access to digital tools You want to use tools and skills in meaningful ways to connect with others and learn together

CREATING THE HANDSHAKE Handshake phase  In your groups of 5-6 reach out and „shake hands‟ over the next week.  Share this handshake experience with the rest of us via the wiki and Ning Tools for the handshake?  You decide!  Skype?  Google Earth?  Another Web 2.0 multimedia tool?  Share ideas and surprise us

Project Tools - Teachers• Flat Classrooms Ning – Our ‘social’ educational network – Join the K-2 Building Bridges group – ‘Handhake’ – introductions – Share ideas, converse, solve problems• Google Group – For emails and more private communication as needed• Google docs – Teacher admin doc

Essential Questions Which Will Be Answered as part of the project• Can very young students effectively connect, communicate, and collaborate in a global project?• What does this look like?• What products can students in mixed classroom teams co-create?• What activities and structure can we design and implement to scaffold this collaboration?

1. There are 7 possible topics:1. How We Play,2. Celebrating Together,3. Going to School,4. Part of a Family,5. Making a Meal,6. Sharing Stories,7. The View from the Window (landscape, geography) – Everyone does this

2. Collect multimedia and share with team members• Multimedia choices: video, audio, slideshow, cartoons, etc.• Share multimedia online via team wiki pages• Discuss differences and similarities between multimedia

3. Complete a final project demonstrating your information to the rest of the group.• Each classroom will be responsible to assemble a number of team projects• Upload finished projects to the wiki• View all the group projects and compare and contrast the results.

PROPOSED OUTCOMES Co-created product from mixed classrooms E-Book creation - to be shared via a variety of devices Multimedia product eg Voicethread, Glogster (Gr 3-5 project use these) Parent/school presentation - school assembly? Parent conference session? Open classroom?

Workflow K-2 12-2 Classroom Handshake Teacher Ning Join the K-2 12-2 Wiki Class Handshakes Team FormationMultimedia and Individual Select Tools, Plan Organize Topics handshakes collaboration Multimedia Collection Organising into Wiki Sharing raw multimedia communication format

Project Workflow: K-2 12-2 October-December• Application Deadline: September 15• Online Teacher Information Meeting: before October 1• Classroom Handshake and Kick-off: October 1-15• Team Formation and Project Discussions: October 15- November 1• Projects to be started by November 1• Multimedia Collection and Sharing: November 1-15• Product Development and Co-Creation: November 15- 30• Celebration, Summits and Reflections: November 30- December 15

Digiteen Project

© Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay 20

What is the Digiteen Project?There are 2 parts to this project for students whoare 13 years and older:• Global collaboration on research and sharing resources via a wiki, including ongoing discussion and interaction between global classrooms via the wiki and Ning• A school-based local project that takes the new knowledge about Digital Citizenship and implements something within the school community that will raise awareness and make a difference

Digiteen Project Features• Continue with the rigorous research and wiki- co-creation• Continue with mature discussion opportunities on the Ning, sharing ideas and practices to do with digital citizenship• School-based action project

Workflow Digiteen/Digikid 12-2 Pt 1 Classroom Handshake Class Handshake, teachers’ Digikid = Edmodo Digiteen = Ning comment, interact Team Formation In Teams, individual Edmodo/Ning Wiki/Team Grid handshake Research Sharing rawWiki, Edmodo Discussions multimedia/wiki editing

Project Matrix (11x5) = 55 groupsAreas of Awareness/Core 1. Technical 2. Individual 3. Social 4. Cultural 5. Global Access & Awareness Awareness Awareness AwarenessCompetency AwarenessA1 Safety 1A 1B 1C 1D 1EA2 Privacy 2A 2B 2C 2D 2EA3 Copyright, fair use & legal 3A 3B 3C 3D 3EcomplianceB Etiquette & Respect 4A 4B 4C 4D 4EC1 Habits of learning and 5A 5B 5C 5D 5Emanaging online activity:HealthC2 Habits of learning and 6A 6B 6C 6D 6Emanaging online activity:Social mediaC3 Habits of learning and 7A 7B 7C 7D 7Emanaging online activity:Virtual worldsD Literacy & fluency 8A 8B 8C 8D 8EDigital Citizenship 9A 9B 9C 9D 9EPerspectives: Parents &Community

PART 2GLOBAL PROJECT PEDAGOGY ANDCURRICULUM DESIGN

7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom1.CONNECT2.COMMUNICATE3.CITIZENSHIP4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE5.CHOICE6.CREATE7.CELEBRATE

Connect Step #1

What is a PLN? An extended community ofpeople that you A personally can interact chosen with regularly collection of resources you can go to when you want to learn somethingPhoto credit: http://flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/2060090675/

Foster conversation andsocial learning throughconnectivity and interactivityOngoing professionaldevelopmentMake important professionalconnections globally

Encourages a global perspective Acts as a lifeline for quick fixes Scaffolds educators sharing, communicating and collaborating Caveat: A network is only as valuable and useful as what participants contributePhoto credit: http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=2112632514&size=m

©Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay

Step 1: Connect“Pull is the ability toattract people andresources to you thatare relevant andvaluable, even if youwere not even awarebefore that theyexisted.”Brown, J. S., Davidson, L., & Hagel III, J.(2010). The Power of Pull (Kindle Edition ed.).USA: Basic Books. Loc. 172-73, 183-85.

7 Pull Technologies 1. RSS Reader 2. Tablet-Sized Devices 3. Handheld Devices 4. Social Bookmarking 5. Joining Online Conversations 6. Networking Organizations 7. Location Based AppsPull Learning to help you easily embed learning in your weekly schedule

Creating aConnectionStrategyp 51- 54

Discuss!What technologies do you useto connect with your PLN?• RSS• Social bookmarking• Blog• Twitter• Other?

Step #2

Traditional Flat ClassroomClassroomSeparated by Unified by theLOCATION INTERNETSeparated by TIME Unified by ASYNCHRONOUS communications tools

Step #3

Discuss!What is YOUR definition ofdigital citizenship?

Digital Citizenship “…the norms of behavior with regard to technology use” Ribble and Bailey

Citizenship OMG I JUST SAW THE Sorry for HISTORY ON accusing THE you, the WIKI..Really history sorry for any makes it problems look like you BTW I didn‟t delete Why did you anything delete stuff off the wiki?

© Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay 2011

Step 3: Citizenship Technology AccessMap of world‟s Facebook connections Source: Facebook December 2010

Technical Awareness You can run into the 21st Century when you know how to use 21st century tools.

Individual Awareness “To blindly accept a website‟s profile settings is to hand over your digital destiny.”

Social Awareness“The novelty and addictiveness of technologywill harm our relationships and productivityunless we take control.”

Cultural Awareness  Everyone is not just like me.  Everyone is like me in some ways.

Contribute & Step #4Collaborate

“The weakness is that if there is a problem, and you e-mailthem, they can just ignore the email, or they can just do their ownthing and not listen to what you ask of them.”Student in the Horizon Project

ONE PURPOSEThe Internet

•Receive•Read•Respond

Discuss!What is „co-creation‟?Can you have co-creationwithout the 3 R‟s of globalcollaboration?

Create Step #6

21st Century Learning Objectives To be able to CREATE

Revised 2001 by Lorin Anderson

Why Revise?……to account for the newbehaviours emerging astechnology advances andbecomes more ubiquitous. Blooms Digital Taxonomy Andrew Churches http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+ Digital+Taxonomy

Digital Taxonomy

Choice Step #5

Choices: Align with Learning Styles

Higher Order Thinking Creation Co- creation

Wikis •Reflecting •Wiki Composition •Opinion •Writing •Reporting on •Research group issues •Discussion mgt •Programming •Cell phone enabled •Organizing Blogging or pics, twitter •Widget finding •Live streaming •Mentoring •Outdoor dig storytlng •Record audio files or photography •Audacity editor •Maps •VoiceThread •Environmental •Animoto research •Camera •Acting •Photography •Presenting •Graphic Design •(Get on film) •“looks”

Social Network(Ning) •Reflections •Blogging •Reading & •Forums opinion •Debates •Forums •Cell phone enabled •Administration Blogging or pics •Organizing Site •Discussion facilitators •Linking sharer •Photography •Record audio files •Outdoor video •Audacity editor •Gcast remotely •VoiceThread •“Roving” reporter •Animoto •Google Earth •Photography •Acting •Camera Op •Presenting •VoiceThread •(Get on film) •Animoto

Discuss!What are the reasons for givingstudents choice in theirlearning?What are the characteristics ofteachers in the choice-richenvironment?

Celebrate Step #7

Project Celebration: Student Summit“In addition to the in-class required assessment for a global project, it is advised that students are able to celebrate and reflect with others from the project, including teachers and students. ”

Celebrate New friends New achievements A sense of accomplishment Enhanced cultural understanding Making the world a better place

LACHSA Summit http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits

Vienna International School Summit Presenter Vicki Davis Westwood Schools http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Summits

Why Celebrate?Step 7: Celebrate• Ongoing Improvement – Kaizen• Retrospection• Closure• Sense of accomplishment• Provide feedback• Cement cooperative learning experiencesA thought about Retrospection…….• It would be sad to retire and have it said, “she didn‟t teach 30 years, she taught 1 year 30 times.”

7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom1.CONNECT2.COMMUNICATE3.CITIZENSHIP4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE5.CHOICE6.CREATE7.CELEBRATE

PART 3DESIGNING, PITCHING ANDEVALUATING GLOBAL PROJECTS

What are the CHARACTERISTICS of a GOOD Global Project?Brain Storm

What is an Effective GlobalCollaborative Project? An educational project that flattens or joins classrooms and people from geographically dispersed places within a technology infrastructure built for a common curricular purpose. Interactions foster cultural understanding and global awareness in the process of learning. Local identity is maintained and celebrated.

Getting Started with Global Projects Find like-minded educators Design Outcomes Select Tools Manage for Success

Project Management Shared expectations Support for Success Reflect and Redesign

Am I willing to redesign mycurriculum to embed a globalproject into what my class does? “Designing a global collaborative experience involves transcending the obvious real time linkup, fostering higher order thinking and providing opportunities for cultural understanding while usually making a product that impacts others in a positive way. ”

Project Design Relationships

Discuss!What are the CHARACTERISTICSof a GOOD Global Project?How can we design learning experiences thatembrace global education as well as enforce rigorand relevance.....or are these the same?How important is collaboration and co-creation inglobal project design? Does this importance differdepending on the age of the participants?

Finding the right fit…

How do I define criteria forevaluating global projects?

Where do I find global partners?

How to find Project Partners? 3. Where? Where? #1 Social NetworksDescription URLGlobal collaborative project ideas globalcollaborations.wikispaces.com/inspired by the Learning 2.0educational networkFlat Classroom Educator Network flatclassrooms.ning.comGlobal Education Conference globaleducationconference.com/Global Classrooms globalclassroom2011-12.wikispaces.com/Taking IT Global www.tigweb.org/tiged/

How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where? Where?#2 Established NetworksLocation URLiEarn http://www.iearn.org/ePals http://www.epals.com/Skype Education http://education.skype.com/Flat Classroom Projects http://www.flatclassroomproject.neteTwinning (europe http://www.etwinning.netonline)

How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where? Where?#3 HashtagsLocation URL#flatclass Conversations around the principles of merging classrooms and co-creating together#globaled Global education conversations#globalclassroom Conversations around global classroom conversations#edchat Lots of conversations happen on this hashtag in education

How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where? Where?#4 ConferencesLocation URLK12 Online Conference http://k12onlineconference.org/(online only) - freeGlobal Education http://www.globaleducationconference.coConference (online only) m/– freeISTE ($) http://www.iste.orgFlat Classroom http://www.flatclassroomconference.comConferences (Free forvirtual $ for f2f)Lots of conferences by Look for them!curriculum area

Where? Explore Global Project Sources………globalcollaboration.flatclassroomproject.org

Discuss!How can we design learningexperiences that embraceglobal education as well asenforce rigor andrelevance?Are these the same?

Flat Classroom ® Global Projects Flat Classroom® Project P10-11* @flatclassroom Digiteen™ Project P11-12 @digiteen ‘A Week in the Life…’ Project Gr3-5 P13-14 @flatclassroom NetGenEd™ Project P12-13 @netgened Eracism™ Project P13 @eracismproject Incubator Program NEW! @flatclassroom K-2 Project Building Bridges to Tomorrow NEW! @flatclasskids*See the frameworks for each model on referenced page numbers.

Visit ourFlat Classrooms Website! (Links to Projects) Join our Ning!

Flat Classroom ® Book! ‘Flattening Classrooms, Engag ing Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time” flatclassroombook.com

Julie LindsayDirector and Co-Founder, Flat Classroom Global Educator, Innovator, LeaderResources:http://learningconfluence.comhttp://123elearning.blogspot.comGet connected:http://flatclassrooms.ning.comEmail – lindsay.julie@gmail.com

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