"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.
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.
Creating and participating in global projects has fed my soul, but more importantly, it has nurtured the spirit of my students. I have come away with many positives through collaborating and partaking in global projects, but I have learned more through some failures this year.
This weekend, we would like to reflect through sharing what worked and what didn’t work for us.
This morning reminded me how anxious and nervous teachers can get when they face the unknown! Although I have used our polycom videoconferencing equipment extensively with educators, classes and community organisations within Australia, I had never dialled an overseas polycom unit. ….
Almost immediately, Wisteria answered the call and we were transported into Marriner’s Museum, Virginia, USA.
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*.
Kids Can Make a Difference announces a resource portal for teachers and students to get inspired, learn, act and reflect on the problem of hunger, poverty & inequality and show them that they can make a difference.
Newton North senior Henry DeGroot was visiting a school outside Bejing on a semester abroad earlier this year when he decided to have some fun and hopefully make a point by writing pro-democracy messages in the notebook of one of the Chinese students. “Democracy is for cool kids” “Don’t believe the lies your school and government tell you” and “It’s right to rebel” are three of the messages he penned. But when Chinese school officials found out, he was made to serve five hours of detention over there and when he returned home last month he was barred from his prom. Newton school officials say he violated semester abroad rules, embarrassed the principal of the Chinese school that was hosting Newton students and showed so much disrespect for the Chinese that the longstanding program may be harmed. DeGroot sees it differently. He says his rights were abridged by the Newton school system which taught him the importance of civil disobedience and speaking his mind, but punished him when he practiced what he learned.
Seven teacher leaders have co-authored a new report entitled "A Global Network of Teachers and Their Professional Learning Systems." Representing Seattle, Toronto, Denver, Shanghai, Singapore, and Lexington, they offer recommendations for how school systems can better structure and support professional learning for teachers.