Published on March 2, 2014
Designing Engaging Curriculum for Global Collabora4on in the Classroom ASB Unplugged 2014 Hands-‐on Learning Ins4tute learningconﬂuence.wikispaces.com Julie Lindsay
Julie Lindsay Director Learning Confluence P/L MA Music, MA Educational Technology Leadership EdD Student, University of Southern Queensland @julielindsay | about.me/julielindsay learningconfluence.com | flatconnections.com
Let’s get started….. OPEN this WIKI: • hSp://learningconﬂuence.wikispaces.com/ • Follow link to Designing Engaging Curriculum
AGENDA • PART 1 – Ge)ng started with global projects and collabora:ve pedagogy • PART 2 – Global project curriculum design • PART 3 – Design, pitch and evaluate global projects
GeVng started with global projects and collabora4ve pedagogy PART 1
Discuss! What is ‘collaboration’? What is ‘global collaboration’? What conditions must exist to support global collaboration in learning?
What is Collabora4on? Something we do already Enhanced using technology More than coopera4on Aligned with standards
ISTE NETS.S Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collabora:vely, including at a distance…… Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
ISTE NETS.T Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success and innova:on
Deﬁning the Global Collabora4ve Classroom A classroom that is: connected engages with multiple audiences engages with diverse resources, and tools creates authentic, collaborative learning outcomes • • • •
Challenges of Global Collabora4on Having realistic expectations Going Beyond the ‘Wow’ Shifting traditional pedagogies Engaging learners and leaders
Why Global Collabora4on? Global competency d ills an l sk ltura ded to -‐cu cross ding nee one’s The stan side nder icate out o act on u un . d t comm nment an gniﬁcance i o envir of global s s issue International mindedness Cultural awareness . e. ike m ome ways t l is no n s yone like me i er Ev ne is veryo E Glocalisation! ! Local Act and bal k Glo Thin
Global Learning: Holis:c and ‘Flat’ Global Project Design Blended Learning Culture of sharing Flipped Classroom Inter-‐ connected Collabora4ve Connected Learning Leadership for connected learning Project & Challenge-‐ based ‘Flat’ Learning Pedagogy Web 2.0
Recipe to FlaSen Your Classroom Simple ACTIONS to Go Global
Simple ACTIONS to Go Global Collaborate Ci:zenship Choice Create Communicate Connect Global, Flat, Connected Classroom Celebrate
Connection Personal Learning Network (PLN)
Connection Strategies for meaningful interactions You School Students
Connection Pull Technologies 1. RSS Reader 2. Tablet-‐Sized Devices 3. Handheld Devices 4. Social Bookmarking 5. Joining Online Conversa4ons 6. Networking Organiza4ons 7. Loca4on Based Apps hSp://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/jrhode/375671790/in/pool-‐rss
Connection Taxonomy © Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay, ‘FlaSening Classrooms, Engaging Minds’. Pg 55
Connec:on Teacherpreneur 'Good teacherpreneurs aren't renegades; they are connectors' hSp://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/51035553780@N01/344832591
Connec4on! The 2 minute challenge How connected are you as an educator? How are you connec:ng your students to the world?
Communica:on The Handshake hSp://padlet.com/wall/asb2014 Image: 'customer-‐loyalty_reten4on.jpg’ hSp://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/36001761@N02/3364250371
Communica:on Two types to sustain a global project Tradi:onal Classroom Connected ‘ﬂat’ Classroom Separated by Loca4on Uniﬁed by the Internet Separated by Time Uniﬁed by asynchronous communica4on tools SYNCHRONOUS and ASYNCHRONOUS
Red arrow poin4ng to latest ac4vity by students on the Ning Flat Connec:ons Global Project Ning (Educa:onal Community) -‐ Connect -‐ Communicate Blue arrow poin4ng to global real 4me chat by students on the Ning Communicate -‐ Blended
Communicate – Blended modes Virtual Participation
Digital Citizenship “…the norms of behavior with regard to technology use” Ribble and Bailey
Enlightened Digital Citizenship model © Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay 2011
Ci:zenship Global competency and confidence
Digiteen/tween project outcomes Team forma:on, Handshakes Research Topics, Collabora:ve Wiki Authorship Ac:on Project Design and Implementa:on Celebra:on, Reﬂec:on, Sharing outcomes
Be a DigiTeacher • Research the technology and lead the way • Monitor and be engaged • Avoid the fear factor & make a diﬀerence • Model legal wisdom & choose your own copyright hSp://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/cogdog/8540095171/
Ci4zenship! The Ci:zenship! 2 minute challenge Digital Ci:zenship What are you doing in your school to foster global digital ci4zenship?
If Collabora4on is a needed & required 21st Century skill, educators need to not only teach it, but employ & model it as well
Online Existence “The weakness is that if there is a problem, and you e-‐mail them, they can just ignore the email, or they can just do their own thing and not listen to what you ask of them.” Student in the Horizon Project
FlaSening the classroom is technology enabled collabora4on hSp://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3940303947/
Collabora4on! The 2 minute challenge Ci:zenship! Contribu:on and Collabora:on How do you teach collabora4on? What technology tools foster collabora4on?
“‘Beefsteak or liver’ quite took away Philip’s power of choice. He begged for a glass of milk…” MARK TWAIN “PuVng choice into the classroom will naturally direct students toward their own interests and strengths. It can allow students to “shine” in unimaginable ways.” Fla$ening Classrooms Chapter 7
Using Web 2.0 technologies to: • • • • • • • Ques4on Build Invent Connect Have meaning Understand Excel hSp://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/35590362@N02/5791320785/
Choices for diﬀerent learning styles http://k-2buildingbridges.blogspot.com/2012/04/voicethread-sharing.html
To be able to Create is a 21C Learning Objective
Revised 2001 by Lorin Anderson
Challenge yourself………. From Create To Co-create
Co-creation Co-creating a Popplet with students around the globe. Robyn Thiessen - Vancouver, B.C.
Collabora:on Co-Creation © Emily McCurran, Flat Classroom® Cer4ﬁed Teacher
Celebrate New friends and achievements Reflect and evaluate A sense of accomplishment Enhanced cultural understanding Making the world a better place
The 2 minute challenge What is missing here? What would you add? Take away? How will you use this in your classroom or in your school on Monday morning? Collaborate Choice Ci:zenship Create Communicate Connect Flat, Global, Connected Classroom Celebrate
Time to Team Up • Find like-‐minded partners – hSp://padlet.com/wall/asb2014 • Awer break sit together
Global project curriculum design PART 2
Flat Connec4ons Global Projects Flat Connec:ons Global Project • Grade 8-‐12, Ning & Wiki • Emerging technologies, E-‐Book, Video Digiteen Digitween • Digital ci4zenship leading to ac4on • Tween: up to 13, Teen: over 13 Global Youth Debates • Asynchronous formal deba4ng • Global discussions leading to ac4on A Week in the Life K-‐2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow • Gr 3-‐5, Edmodo & Wiki • Comparing lifestyles and living • Cross-‐classroom groups share and create • The start of technology-‐based global interac4on
Flat Connec:ons Global Project • Grade 8-‐12, Ning & Wiki • Emerging technologies, E-‐Book, Video hSp://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/32625013@N00/17135231/
Ning for community development hbp://ﬂatconnec:onsglobalproject.net/
Community Collabora4ve Learning Teachers Students Extended community Building working rela4onships
Project Content Horizon Report K-‐12, 2013 Emerging technologies impac5ng educa5on and learning shared via a 5meline of poten5al relevance. hSp://www.nmc.org/horizon-‐ project/horizon-‐reports/horizon-‐ report-‐k-‐12-‐edi4on
Project Themes • • • • • The future of learning and educa4on Emerging technologies and how we can and will use them Connected and ﬂat learning Collabora4ve and social entrepreneurship Global issues and ac4ons to solve them Open Learning futurist, David Price OBE, argues that ‘open’ is not only aﬀec5ng how we are choosing to live, but that it’s going to be the diﬀerence between success and failure in the future. hSp://engagedlearning.co.uk/
Collabora4ve wiki leading to a published eBook cc licensed ( BY SA ) ﬂickr photo by Anita Hart: hSp://ﬂickr.com/photos/anitakhart/4586879133/
Personal Mul4media Response to Topic Personal content Topic subtheme Outsourced content Storyboard & planning Video speciﬁca4ons Student ﬁnal video Credits & cita4ons
How will Workﬂow support FCGP 14-‐1? FCGP-‐01: January-‐May • Applica4on Deadline: January 23 • Online Teacher Informa4on mee4ng: Before February 7 • Classroom and student handshake: February 7-‐21 • Wiki edi4ng and collabora4on: February 22 -‐ March 22 • eBook planning must be started by: March 8 • Video pitches and crea4on: March 23 -‐ April • Video outsourced requests due: Up before break or by April 5 • Video outsourced requests completed and uploaded: April 17 • FCGP videos due: April 26 • FCGP eBooks due: May 1 • Student Summits: April 26 -‐ May 31 • Video Judging Phase 1: April 26 -‐ May 6 • Video Judging Phase 2 (meta-‐judging): May 6 -‐ 13 • Awards ceremony: Awer May 13 as determined by the project organiser
How will Student Teams func4on? Researchers Student leaders Media fossickers Team Wiki Outsourced video clip organisers Content editors E-‐Book managers
Team Grid -‐ Topics
Team Grid – FCGP14-‐1
Main Topic ID and Research Primary & Secondary sources Expert Advisors Sub-‐topic ID and Ranking Challenges & Trends Collabora4ve ranking eBook Content Selec:on Topics, subtopics, mul4media Edi4ng, cita4ons, formaVng Personal Video Topic Selec:on Student chooses topic Aligns with research & eBook crea4on
Global Youth Debates: Deba:ng into Ac:on hbp://globalyouthdebates.com Slovakia Japan Singapore Hong Kong USA
Explore Global Projects • Find a partner • Spend some 4me now exploring another Flat Connec4ons Global project – hSp://www.ﬂatconnec4ons.com/ﬂat-‐ projects.html
What are the CHARACTERISTICS of a GOOD Global Project? How can we design learning experiences that embrace global education as well as enforce rigor and relevance.....or are these the same? Discuss!
Design, pitch and evaluate global projects PART 3
Global project design features Find like-‐minded educators Design Outcomes Select Tools Manage for Success
“Designing a global collabora4ve experience involves transcending the obvious real :me linkup, fostering higher order thinking and providing opportuni4es for cultural understanding while usually making a product that impacts others in a posi:ve way. ”
Global project design! The 2 minute challenge Ci:zenship! Engage students globally What is an INSPIRING, CHALLENGING, RELEVANT and GLOBAL topic or theme to join classrooms/learners across the world?
Project Design Rela4onships
Project Design Essentials These include: ¡ The Flat Classroom Framework ¡ Curriculum Planning, Standards Alignment, Inputs and Outcomes ¡ Seven Steps Design Principles and Teaching Strategies Pg.237-258
What to do now? • Design a global project – use whatever tools • • • • you need Be ready to ‘pitch’ this verbally and with artifacts of your choice ‘Pitch’ for feedback Review and update Share via Google Doc
Global projects? Where to start? • Flat Connec:ons – fully managed and supported – (caveat – entry is via subscrip4on, some scholarships available) hSp://ﬂatconnec4ons.com • Global Classroom – community of global educators keen to connect – hSp://globalclassroom2013-‐14.wikispaces.com/ • iEARN – learning circles and other projects – hSp://iearn.org and hSp://iearn.org.au/ • Join networks – Flat Connec4ons – hSp://ﬂatconnec4ons.net – Global Educa4on Conference – hSp://globaleduca4onconference.com
Flat Classroom Conference Sydney hbp://www.ﬂatconnec:ons.com/
Flat Connection Global Educator http://flatconnections.com 12-‐week course -‐ global cohort 2-‐graduate credits through University of Northern Iowa
hbp://www.asbacademy.org/courses.asp 6-‐week course -‐ global cohort 3-‐graduate credits through CSU
Learning about the world, with the world Main website - http://flatconnections.com Teacher Network- http://flatconnections.net Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Lindsay Director Learning Confluence Global Educator, Leader, Innovator, Author @julielindsay about.me/julielindsay learningconfluence.com
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