December 2009 Blog Posts (5)

International Collaboration for Knowledge Building

Hi everyone,

Merry Christmas!

We are Hong Kong teachers searching for international collaboration partnership with overseas teachers for a project called World Healer . This project was previously implemented in a Barcelona secondary school which collaborated with us. The objectives of the project are:

1. To inquire the concepts of global warming

2. To understand how people contribute to… Continue

Added by Sally Wan on December 26, 2009 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Engaging Around the World Articles for Teacher and Student Use!

Hello GEC! What a wonderful community this is!

My name is Lillie and I was a high school English teacher for six years in Boston Public Schools before flying out in August of 2009 to write, volunteer, and teach around the world. Part of my objective is to create articles that act as a window for students to peek into other cultures and develop a thirst for travel. Perhaps these articles could be useful to YOU!

If you are looking for engaging, photo-filled short pieces to… Continue

Added by Lillie Marshall on December 18, 2009 at 8:01am — No Comments

Fireside Chat with Joyce and Konrad: December 12th, 6:30 pm GMT

This Saturday there will be a live Fireside Chat with Joyce Valenza and Konrad Glogowski, the keynoters for week 1 of the k12Online Conference 2009. The live chat will take place at EdTechTalk --> where participants can hear the keynoters and chat in the chatroom. The Fireside Chat is scheduled at 6:30pmGMT -->… Continue

Added by Lisa Durff on December 9, 2009 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Request for Work Demonstrating "Global Competency"

I just got to hear about a new a new project to set out and develop assessment instruments for the characteristics we would seek to develop in students prepared for life in a global world – what is being described as “global competency”. Among those engaged in the project are Harvard Project Zero. As part of the work an interesting and useful Global Competency Framework has been developed. At this stage there is a call for student work, from students of all ages from KG to graduate… Continue

Added by Boyd Roberts on December 3, 2009 at 5:12am — No Comments

High School Integrated Studies Class Looking for Connection...

In our Integrated Global Studies School (school within a school), we are looking for schools around the world to maybe do a project with and become "video pals" -- about carbon footprint, about Darwin, about sustainability, about ethics.

Any ideas from the collaborative?

New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL

Added by Jacqui on December 2, 2009 at 3:34pm — 2 Comments

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