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Your Name and Title: Christy Barham, Instructional Technology Specialist

School, Library, or Organization Name: Rockingham County Schools, NC

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Country from Which You Will Present: US

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators, students, etc.): Teachers (The project was completed in middle school, but I believe all teachers will find "take aways" from this presentation.)

Short Session Description (one line): This presentation will highlight a science project completed collaboratively between middle school classrooms in the US and Sweden.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): In order for our students to be successful in the future, we must prepare them to be participants in a global society.  Advances in telecommunications technologies and the Internet have given us the opportunity to open lines of communication between classrooms all over the world.  Our students can communicate and collaborate in order to solve real-world problems. This session will highlight a middle school science project completed collaboratively by a US classroom and a Swedish classroom.  

Session Outline

1. Finding an international classroom
2. Sharing standards and objectives
3. Choosing a topic
4. Project design
5. Choosing a platform
6. Project implementation and completion
7. Student products
8. Student feedback

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: https://sites.google.com/a/rock.k12.nc.us/global-collaboration-midd...

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