"Exchange 2.0 - Technology-enabled International Interaction" was developed to help teachers use the Internet to "reach out" globally. These materials were initially prepared as part of the US Department of Education's inaugural International Education Week in November 2000 and were hosted by the US Department of Education. This is the third version of this Guide.
Why 3D printing? Because it feels like magic. Kids are drawn to it; it quickly captures and inspires the imagination. But it also teaches kids to fail forward. Working with 3D printing illustrates what’s possible, and it makes invention accessible. And the global collaboration we foster between kids in the US and the developing world gives everything a real-life context with real-life urgency.
We’re seeing surprising results in the most unlikely of places. In Pakistan, a country that is seemingly hurtling towards either revolution or another military take-over, we are working with Farah Kamal, who has been working with iEARN Pakistan to change the narrative for students in Pakistan for decades.
There are many things from this year’s ISTE conference that stick in my mind, starting with the spotlight on global education. The turnout for the Global Education Conference face-to-face event was so huge that fire regulations prevented many conference goers from seeing the Ignite speakers - that sort of popularity can only be seen as a good probl...
Our CEM 2014 Meet-Up is taking place on Monday, June 30 at 1pm ET in the PLN Lounge on the 3rd floor of the conference center. Marshal Conley (AIR), Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach (PLP) and Darren Cambridge (NCTE) will be sharing all about this year's event (what is different, what is new, and what we hope to keep from previous year's programming) as well as engaging you in conversations about what you think we should do this year. Bring your best ideas and join us. We need you! So make your plans now to attend the CEM 2014 Meet-Up in the PLN … More
The Badge Alliance is a network of organizations and individuals working together to build and support an open badging ecosystem, with a focus on shared values including openness, learner agency and innovation. Built upon the groundbreaking Open Badges work initiated by Mozilla and the MacArthur Foundation, and framed on a constellation model of Working Groups, facilitated by the Badge Alliance team. Members of the Badge Alliance aim to foster and grow the open badges ecosystem in an intelligent, distributed, and sustainable way. Who are we? The Team The Badge Alliance team serves as the stewards of the infrastructure that supports the open badges ecosystem.
It is important that we realize the discourse on education reform is typically U.S. centric. Therefore we must continually work harder to not just incorporate, but meaningfully participate in, global educational approaches and dialogue with international partners.
Using Shanghai as a case study, teams of teachers, school, and district leaders from Hong Kong, Houston, Seattle, Singapore, and Shanghai identified professional development practices and policies proven to build teachers' capacity and improve student learning. The discussion produced a core set of strategies that help define what districts can do to create an effective system of professional learning for teachers.
While the rest of your American peers are seizing opportunities, breaking bread in other countries, building lasting connections and making life-long memories, we as African Americans aren’t even showing up to the table. And what’s worse is most of us aren’t even aware there is a table to show up to. For instance in the 2011-2012 academic year, only about 5% of all study abroad students were African American, whereas about 77% were White, and 8% were Latino*.
In the remaining weeks of summer, take students globetrotting with PBS LearningMedia. From Antarctica to the Farallon Islands, these resources offer students a window to the world by spotlighting cities and customs from around the globe.
Led by representatives of the Global Education Coalition-NYC, a network of New York City-based global education organizations and educators, this workshop will provide both formal and non-formal educators and school administrators with an in-depth understanding of global competency.
By: Moss Pike. World language teachers, while relatively few and far between at conferences like ISTE, bring an interesting mix of characteristics to the event that can help mitigate the crowds and lines. Here are 3 ways characteristics that world language teachers often have that open doors to take advantage of the variety of opportunities that ISTE offers.
Secondary school teachers from the United States to Singapore value collaboration with their peers, but the vast majority are still largely isolated in their classrooms, according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The draft ''Handbook on Intercultural Citizenship Education in the EuroMediterranean region'' currently being discussed by 30 experts at a two-day event in Alexandria, Egypt, vies to be a textbook for teachers and educators who will instruct youths to respect cultural diversity and become active citizens. The draft text being discussed by specialists in education and cultural training from 24 countries who are gathered for the ''Third Alexandria Education Convention'' will go through changes in the coming months to make it a more effective tool and to promote future initiatives including a website and training courses.