Friday, March 9
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
CEST

W4: Preparing Preservice Teachers to Find Global Partners and Build Communities of Practice and Learning (BYOL-Bring Your Own Laptop)

Workshop ID: 35683
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    Dina Rosen
    Kean University
  2. Kathryn Smith
    Minnesota State University
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    Adrianna Vilela
    Organization of American States
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    Ed Gragert
    iearn
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    Maria Vasquez
    Promethean

Abstract: This session is designed to support teacher educators in enhancing their understanding of how e-technologies can facilitate global education and bring the world into the classroom. Participants will explore how to utilize collaborative, project-based, student-driven, technology-enabled, international learning projects to meet traditional US and international benchmarks in creative ways. Presenters will share resources and model strategies for introducing these resources to teacher candidates. Presenters will present strategies and tools helpful in identifying and selecting global learning projects. To illustrate global partnerships, participants will explore iEARN ((International Education and Resource Network) a k-12 global inquiry project, review resources from ITEN the teacher education section of the Organization of American States (OAS) and discover how teacher educators from around the world are participating in a 21st century course that models digital age instruction.

Objectives

This session will enable teacher educators to effectively prepare teacher candidates to: 1) Introduce an online collaborative global projects into their classrooms 2) Use strategies and tools useful for identifying and selecting high quality global learning projects navigate and participate with key websites and available resources, including iEARN ((International Education and Resource Network) a k-12 global inquiry project, and ITEN (the teacher education section of the Organization of American States - OAS) 3) Discuss the advantages and challenges of integrating online global Project-Based Learning into their instruction as a tool for developing 21st century skills.

Topical Outline

I. Global Education a) What is global education b) US and International standards and benchmarks II. Technology and Global Ed a) Strategies and tools helpful in identifying and selecting global learning projects b) Key characteristics of project-based, student-driven, technology-enabled, international learning projects c) Logistics, collaborating with partners in different time zones and geographic locations III. Developing an Action Plan for your teacher education program a) Resources and model strategies for introducing these resources to teacher candidates. b) iEARN ((International Education and Resource Network) a k-12 global inquiry project, c) Organization of American States (OAS) and discover how teacher educators from around the world are participating in a 21st century course that models digital age instruction. The Workshop Dynamics: 10 % Interactive direct input 20% Group work and discussion 70% hands on experiences/activities

Prerequisites

Participants should be teacher educators who have an understanding of teacher preparation and professional development and have an interest in global education. Knowledge of project based learning is not ncessary. No particular technology skills are necessary as the skill building will be a part of the workshop experience.

Experience Level

Beginner

Qualifications

Dina Rosen Assistant Professor Kean University, Union, NJ Sample Professional Activities: Webinar for Organization of American States (OAS-ITEN) and iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) – September - 2011 Keynote address at Teacher Education Summit, Trinidad. Organization of American States (OAS-ITEN) (2010) Keynote address, James Madison University (2010) Site Workshop – San Diego, 2010 Redesign of Teacher Education Summit Taskforce - 2010
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