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Global vision, global learning - Becoming an education change-maker

Presentation to Intel Visionary Educators Conference in USA, June 2016

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Global vision, global learning - Becoming an education change-maker

  1. 1. My global journey @julielindsay
  2. 2. Mindset Skillset
  3. 3. The Digital Imperative
  4. 4. Learning does not happen in isolation
  5. 5. Pedagogical change….. Leaders must demonstrate and model collaborative practices to support pedagogical change.
  6. 6. “The pipe is more important than the content in the pipe.” Connectivism – George Siemens ‘Connectivism’ “…..draws upon the fact that the very concept of knowledge and learning are changing before our eyes with the advent of new technologies.”
  7. 7. How one school connects the learning…
  8. 8. Flat learning pedagogy
  9. 9. Best generic collaborative tools http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com
  10. 10. How one school flattens the learning…
  11. 11. Global Citizenship Construct Individual SocialCultural Foster global competency through global context
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/8540095171/ • 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 Be a DigiTeacher
  13. 13. Australia to China – Intercultural understanding
  14. 14. Learners are the best textbook for each other
  15. 15. Meeting synchronously provides the ‘glue’ to ensuring online global projects are successful Teacher meeting to design online learning
  16. 16. Let’s Discuss! As a global educator….. • What do you share with the world? Where? • How are you fostering global digital citizens?
  17. 17. Online Global Collaboration Pa Essential Concepts
  18. 18. “[C]ollaborative production is simple: no one person can take credit for what gets created, and the project could not come into being without the participation of many.” Clay Shirky, Here comes everybody
  19. 19. Geographically dispersed learners Use of online technologies Learning with not just about Co-create new understandings and share work online What is online ‘global’ collaboration?
  20. 20. Pay it Forward……theglobaleducator.net We can always learn ‘about’ something however the goal for online (leading to global) collaboration is to learn ‘with’ others, build understanding together
  21. 21. Online global collaboration concepts Online global collaboration is imperative for all learners to be globally competent Online global collaboration provides a focus for digital online technologies Online global collaboration is a new paradigm for modern learning Online global collaboration supports glocalisation
  22. 22. Online global collaboration is imperative for all learners to be globally competent
  23. 23. Online global collaboration provides a focus for digital online technologies
  24. 24. Online global collaboration is a new paradigm for modern learning
  25. 25. Online global collaboration supports glocalisation Think globally, celebrate locally Will You be ready when Africa comes online?
  26. 26. Level 1: Online interactions Level 2: Real encounters Level 3: Online learning Level 4: Community of practice Level 5: Learning collaboratives Online Global Collaboration Taxonomy Blog posts, sharing online artifacts Webinars, Skype, Online chat MOOCs, Distance education Specific collaborative outcomes Global collaborative communities
  27. 27. Level 1: Online Interactio ns Quadblogging (David Mitchell, UK) http://www.quadblogging.com/ The Traveling Teddy Bears http://travelingteddybear.com/ The Monster Project http://www.smithclass.org/proj/Monsters/
  28. 28. Level 2: Real Encounters Skype in the Classroom https://education.microsoft.com/skype intheclassroom School in the Cloud: SOLE Self Organised Learning Environments and Granny Cloud (Sugata Mitra) https://www.theschoolinthecloud.org/ Fizzics Education (Ben Newsome) http://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/
  29. 29. China to Australia Virtual excursion while in China…..
  30. 30. Level 3: Online Learning Cyberfair (Global SchoolNet) http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsncf/ PenPal Schools https://penpalschools.com/ Global Youth Debates http://globalyouthdebates.com
  31. 31. Singapore American School International School of the Sacred Heart, Japan Theme 2016: Climate Change http://globalyouthdebates.com Asynchronous global debates between classrooms Level 3: Online Learning
  32. 32. Level 4: Community of Practice Global Read Aloud http://theglobalreadaloud.com/ ‘A Week in the Life’ http://www.flatconnections.com Out of Eden Walk to Learn (Paul Salopek) http://learn.outofedenwalk.com/ iEARN Learning Circles http://learning.iearn.org/circles/
  33. 33. The Digiteen Project – Middle School Team formation, Handshakes Research Topics, Collaborative Google Doc Action Project Design and Implementation Celebration, Reflection, Sharing outcomes Enlightened digital citizenship model
  34. 34. Level 5: Learning Collaboratives Flat Connections Global Project http://flatconnectionsglobalproject.net/ Connect with China http://www.connectchinacollaborative.com/
  35. 35. What is Connect with China? 连接中国是什么?
  36. 36. • Interdisciplinary & cross-curricular learning • Cross-age • Thematic approach • Digital technology infused • Includes extended community
  37. 37. Globally connected learning…….. A new culture of learning – an ability to work with those who will enrich outcomes
  38. 38. Team Padlet……..
  39. 39. Using WeChat to build online communities…… “(s)tudents take the lead in sharing much of their learning and thinking seamlessly from home to school. With every passing day it is controlled less and less by the adults, and is more a community focused on learning” Beijing BISS International School Head of Primary – Shannon O’Dwyer
  40. 40. Let’s Discuss! As a global collaborative educator…. • How are you collaborating with the world? • What are you creating with the world? • What do you need to learn and know to be able to do this?
  41. 41. Online Global Collaboration Pa Getting started
  42. 42. Features of successful online global collaboration Relevant to the curriculum Reliable & frequent communication Strong project organisation Designed with clear guidelines Able to learn about the cultures involved Co-create new meaning with global partners
  43. 43. Learning Design Balance…… Synchronous Asynchronous Blended learning modes to support online collaboration
  44. 44. Student Collaboration Managed Student Connections Teacher Global Connections Interconnection Intraconnection Local-to-Global Learning Modes Connection, communication & collaboration confined within one learning environment such as a classroom Two or more geographically dispersed learning environments are connected Educators facilitate & manage connections & communications for collaborations within global projects Students make direct connection for 1:1 or team-based collaborations within an online learning community True ‘flat’ learning where students autonomously take on leadership roles, manage interactions & collaborations
  45. 45. Learning about the audience for whom you are designing Redefining and focusing questions based on insights from the empathy stage Brainstorming and coming up with creative solutions Building a representation of one or more ideas to show to others Return to original user group and test ideas for feedback Design Thinking Cycle
  46. 46. Norms of Online Global Collaboration A roadmap for better understanding
  47. 47. 1. Be Prepared – Connect & Communicate 3. Be able to Paraphrase 2. Have a Purpose 7. Be Productive 4. Be able to Perceive 5. Participate 6. Be Positive 8. Realise the Potential 8 norms of online global collaboration
  48. 48. Who to connect with?
  49. 49. What to see at ISTE! • Sunday evening – Global posters – Global Collaboration PLN welcome (in PLN lounge) • Wednesday morning – Global Learning Playground
  50. 50. The dawn of a new era….? We have the technology, we have the pedagogy, its time to connect the world!
  51. 51. Becoming a global educator – What is YOUR vision?
  52. 52. Global educators impact the world – one collaboration at a time Thank you! Please stay connected with me: Julie Lindsay @julielindsay lindsay.julie@gmail.com http://flatconnections.com http://www.julielindsay.net Learning about the world, with the world

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