With the advent of collaborative technologies, it is easier than ever to connect with classrooms around the world and it is essential that our students develop global competence. In this session, education consultant Lucy Gray discussed global education initiatives, strategies for finding partner classrooms and specific tools that will allow you to bring the world to your school. She also shared the Global Education Conference, a virtual event dedicated to bringing educators together to share their work and establish connections for developing global projects.
Lucy is currently an independent education consultant, working with a variety of institutions on 21st century learning initiatives. She has previously served in various capacities related to educational technology at the University of Chicago's Laboratory Schools, Urban Education Institute and Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education.
In 2007, Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative, a network for educators interested in project-based learning. Lucy has also expanded on this work by co-founding the Global Education Conference which debuted in 2010.
In addition to global education, Lucy's many professional interests include mobile learning, digital equity, information literacy, and the incorporation of social media technologies into educational settings. For further information, visit her web site at http://lucygrayconsulting.com
The attached file is a PDF of Lucy's presentation from May 31, 2011.
I was all prepare to participate in this webinar but sudden black out in my city has ruined my opportunity of this experience
Now, when I saw Lucy's presentation my regret doubled as the contents in presentation are very innovative. I really want to prepare my students to be citizen of the world in the limited resources I can manage in my institute.
Anyway, The presentation is information and fraught with new ideas. Some of these initatives can be applicable for Pakistani Education System.
There are many new ideas that enthralled me but most fascinating is the concept of “Global School”. I also agree with the point that being teacher we should prepare our students to be a valuable citizen of the world. It requires interaction with other cultures.
The ‘Strategic Vision 2020’ is also a unique idea to have a harmonious world around us. I am also in favor of building collaborative across networks for learning to promote adaptability. I really want to make my student a beneficial global citizen quipped with 21st century skills.
I agree with you about students need to know about other cultures. While we are creating global learning, we need to be respectful to other places outside our four walls or even here in the USA! I really have a love for Global teaching and am hoping to pull our district into that world!
It is high time we involve our students into global issues. We need to create a global family for Gross Hapiness. I try to engage my students into Global thoughts as much as possible while I teach Physics. I try to explain them what we have aceived and at what cost. I also let kids go into group discussion and come up with solutions to save the world.
Since this is such a global community, I would like to connect more with members of the Intel community and their classrooms with teachers in students in my school. That is something I think about a lot but don't do as much as I would like to so I may be putting some requests out to connect with teachers and their students from other countries to share ideas and strategies for solutions with our students. There are such a great group of educators in this community that I need to take advantage of in different ways.