Designing engaging curriculum for global collaboration in the classroom

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Published on March 2, 2014

Author: julielindsay



Workshop at ASB Unplugged 2014, Mumbai, India.

Designing  Engaging  Curriculum   for  Global  Collabora4on  in  the   Classroom   ASB  Unplugged  2014   Hands-­‐on  Learning  Ins4tute   Julie  Lindsay  

Julie Lindsay Director Learning Confluence P/L MA Music, MA Educational Technology Leadership EdD Student, University of Southern Queensland @julielindsay | |

Let’s  get  started…..   OPEN  this  WIKI:   •  hSp://     •  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://­‐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://  

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://     Image:  'customer-­‐loyalty_reten4on.jpg’  hSp://  

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

Communicate   Synchronously  

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://  

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://  

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://  

Choices  for  different  learning  styles

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  

Student Summit

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://   •  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://  

Ning  for  community  development   hbp://      

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://­‐ 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://    

Collabora4ve  wiki  leading  to  a   published  eBook     cc  licensed  (  BY  SA  )  flickr  photo  by  Anita  Hart:  hSp://  

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://     Slovakia   Japan   Singapore   Hong  Kong   USA  

Explore  Global  Projects   •  Find  a  partner   •  Spend  some  4me  now  exploring  another  Flat   Connec4ons  Global  project   –  hSp://­‐ 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

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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://     •  Global  Classroom  –  community  of  global  educators  keen   to  connect   –  hSp://globalclassroom2013-­‐     •  iEARN  –  learning  circles  and  other  projects   –  hSp://  and  hSp://     •  Join  networks   –  Flat  Connec4ons  –  hSp://   –  Global  Educa4on  Conference  –   hSp://    

Flat  Classroom  Conference  Sydney   hbp://  

Flat Connection Global Educator 12-­‐week  course    -­‐  global  cohort   2-­‐graduate  credits  through  University  of  Northern  Iowa  

hbp://   6-­‐week  course    -­‐  global  cohort   3-­‐graduate  credits  through  CSU  

Learning about the world, with the world Main website - Teacher Network- Contact:

Julie Lindsay Director Learning Confluence Global Educator, Leader, Innovator, Author @julielindsay

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