Multilingual and Multicultural Media Projects: 21st Century Skills through Global Connections and Teaching Beyond Borders
Wednesday, March 9 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Location: Hermitage C
Abstract: This paper is for educators who would like to integrate global education, 21st Century teaching skills (http://www.p21.org/) and new media technologies into their curriculum. It outlines innovative multilingual and multicultural multimedia projects using social interaction media; offers creative strategies for producing media with youth and developing Web 2.0 projects integrating 21st century skills; and showcases multimedia projects and digital stories from Central Asia. An outcome of this presentation will be an online platform (i.e. curriki, ning, wikipedia, voicethread) for conference participants to contribute, communicate and collaborate on this topic. The presentation slides and the online course outline will be posted on our social networking page. In conclusion, we explore how the use of new social networking software and hand held devices in global education combines knowledge, reflection, and action; promotes global literacies; and prepares new generation to be responsible members of a multicultural, global society.