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Global SchoolNet: International CyberFair

Global SchoolNet: International CyberFair | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Global SchoolNet's mission is to support 21st century learning and improve academic performance through content driven collaboration.

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Global Competence at the Middle Level: A Critical Imperative

Global Competence at the Middle Level: A Critical Imperative | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

A fresh emphasis on innovation and global competence sends a new imperative to middle level schools that is both exciting and challenging.

 

Schools must provide an education for each student to prepare them for success in this rapidly changing world rather than educating them for the world in which their parents and teachers grew up. Our middle-level students now will be buying, selling, and communicating, either face-to-face or through technology, with people whose backgrounds and cultures are different from their own. They will be working in collaborative teams that represent increased diversity and various points of view. They will be using technologies that have not yet been invented. Middle-level educators cannot continue to prepare students to live in the world of typewriters and landlines—of silos and isolation—when that world is quickly disappearing.

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Life-changing experiences

Life-changing experiences | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
It would take 11 days to get there by ship. The year was 1956, and John Minsker, a soon-to-be high school senior, was setting sail with 700 other young Americans with the American Field Service to spend a summer abroad in Europe.
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Enabling Global Collaboration – October #globalclassroom Chats

Enabling Global Collaboration – October #globalclassroom Chats | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
In an effort to continue the discussions we started during the presentation, this month’s #globalclassroom chat topic is simplly:

 

How can we enable teachers and students to connect, share, learn, and collaborate globally?

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On World Teachers' Day, UN flags need for 1.7 million more teachers to reach universal primary education by 2015

On World Teachers' Day, UN flags need for 1.7 million more teachers to reach universal primary education by 2015 | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
“On this day, we call for the creation of supportive teaching environments, adequate teacher training and safeguards for the rights of teachers,” the agency chiefs said, calling on governments to provide required training and fair salaries reflecting the importance of the profession while teachers, in turn, must be accountable to their students and communities.

 

“We must break the vicious cycle of declining professional conditions for teachers in order to improve the quality of learning for all,” they added. “The world expects a lot from teachers – they, in turn, are right to expect as much from us.”

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Arts Diplomacy vs. Stateside Arts-Based Civic Engagement: Aren’t They the Same?

Arts Diplomacy vs. Stateside Arts-Based Civic Engagement: Aren’t They the Same? | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Local arts professionals and cultural diplomats could learn a lot from each other just by sharing evaluation metrics and their successes and failures in engaging certain publics.
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How international projects connect the curriculum to the real world

How international projects connect the curriculum to the real world | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
From the deep learning benefits for students to the professional development opportunities for staff, head teachers tell Louise Tickle why international collaboration is high on their school's agenda...
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Lighting a Fire!

Lighting a Fire! | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
LIGHTING A FIRE | by Mark Gura My favorite education quote? Hands down, it’s “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” This one is often attributed to William Butler Yea...
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“Ambassadors never travel alone, because we travel with purpose.” | QFI Blog

“Ambassadors never travel alone, because we travel with purpose.” | QFI Blog | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

I thank my principal, Alan Mather and my Arabic teachers, Mrs. Goldstem and Mr. Abaghoush, for the support. Thank you QFI for the experience and thank you Qataris for the love and concern. 

 

By: Olivia McDowell, Youth Ambassador and student at Lindblom Math & Science Academy

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A Reflection on the Digiteen Project from a two year Veteran. - Flat Classrooms

A Reflection on the Digiteen Project from a two year Veteran. - Flat Classrooms | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
As I looked over Challenge 7, I thought I would reflect on where I started and where I think we need to go with empowering digital citizenship action.  When I…...
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PrometheanPlanet, "Global Education Conference: PD that Works"

PrometheanPlanet, "Global Education Conference: PD that Works" | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it


Have you ever wished you had the tools and support to create a global classroom? Throughout one week in November, each year, the Global Education Conference connects educators from around the world, professionals who share best practices, collaborative tools and innovative ideas with each other. This free, online event happens around the clock, with presenters and attendees from different time zones handing the baton to the next innovator in line.

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Youth LINKS TV: Part 2 - Pop Culture

Last year, GNG partnered with School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) in a yearlong program that connected over 200 students in Afghanistan and the US. To increase the impact of the program, GNG and SOLA also produced a mini-series, Youth LINKS TV, that will be aired on Afghan Television this fall

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Caine's Arcade 2: The Global Cardboard Challenge & Imagination Foundation

This is the followup to the original Caine's Arcade short film. 5 months later, Caine's Arcade has gone global, inspiring a wave of cardboard creativity, an ...
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Daring Actions for Girls' Education

Daring Actions for Girls' Education | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Daring. This is a word most people associate with jumping out of planes or difficult rescue missions, but Malala Yousafzai is asking for an education -- and not just an education for herself, but also for the 32 million girls her age or younger in...
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Exchange 2.0: The Science of Impact, the Imperative of Implementation

Exchange 2.0: The Science of Impact, the Imperative of Implementation | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
On Monday, October 15, the United States Institute of Peace is hosting the next in a series of Exchanges 2.0 conferences. This month’s event, featuring Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein and Tara So...
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Google Announces 100 Live Hangouts For Teachers Around The World | Edudemic

Google Announces 100 Live Hangouts For Teachers Around The World | Edudemic | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Google is celebrating World Teachers’ Day with a couple big announcements. In an effort to increase the connections between educators and learners around the world, they’ve assembled a whole slew of interesting Google+ Hangouts as well as a daily topic for each day of the week.

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Exchange 2.0: The Science of Impact, the Imperative of Implementation | United States Institute of Peace

Exchange 2.0: The Science of Impact, the Imperative of Implementation | United States Institute of Peace | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Exchange 2.0 is a critical next step in international education and exchange that leverages the power of new technologies to vastly increase the number & diversity of students who have a profound cross-cultural experience as part of their education. The pressing need to multiply constructive people-to-people connections and build bridges across divided cultures is clear.

 

Virtual exchange provides a possible solution: high-impact, affordable, cross-cultural exchange programs with the potential to reach the more than 98 percent of young adults who will not participate in a physical exchange or study abroad program.

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World Teachers' Day 2012

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World Teachers’ Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994 - when it was created by UNESCO - celebrates teachers worldwide. Its aim is to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.

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Skype - The Big Blog - NASA and Seven Other Organizations Join Skype in the Classroom to Take Kids on New Educational Adventures

Skype - The Big Blog - NASA and Seven Other Organizations Join Skype in the Classroom to Take Kids on New Educational Adventures | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

"In celebration of World Teacher's Day on Friday, we're taking one more step to help make kids' dreams become more of a reality. We're excited to announce that we're adding six fantastic organizations to Skype in the classroom: NASA's Digital Learning Network™, The National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory, British Council, Woodland Trust, VerbalizeIt, Action Aid, Education through Expedition and Choose2Matter. These organizations will join our many existing affiliates to help enrich the educational experiences of teachers and students worldwide."

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@Global_Nomads Fall Newsletter

@Global_Nomads Fall Newsletter | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

GNG programs continue to deliver the world into the classroom through innovative technology.

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Students with Disabilities Find Community in Gardening | #KLYES Program

Students with Disabilities Find Community in Gardening | #KLYES Program | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

In the garden, students put their first tentative roots into their new homes, and learned through all of their senses, about their new host country. Blind students explored the gardens through taste and touch. Students with mobility disabilities prepared homemade applesauce or searched overgrown plants for ripe zucchini. Everyone was able to contribute, regardless of disability.

 

A deaf student from the Philippines led a blind student from Ghana along rows of raised beds. Kazakhs and Egyptians shared stories (and the last of summer’s snap peas) with Turks and Ukrainians. Students reached across disability, religion and ethnicity, and in the process discovered that there is perhaps no better place than a garden to find common ground—and a sense of community.

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A Pioneer in Online Education Tries a MOOC - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

"It is too soon to declare MOOC's either a silly fad or a silver bullet. But it is not too soon to declare 2012 the year that the public finally understood the potential for adult learning on a global scale. When a 10-week survey in modern and contemporary American poetry attracts more than 20,000 students around the world—as one offered by Coursera apparently just did—something important is happening."

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Educating the World - No More Excuses

Educating the World - No More Excuses | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Education across the world must be a priority for us all -- an economic and of course a moral necessity. The challenge is not insurmountable; we know how to build schools and how to train teachers.
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Global Grade 3 | Connecting & Learning Beyond Classroom Walls

Global Grade 3 | Connecting & Learning Beyond Classroom Walls | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

“If you make your mark, you can reach your goal. The Dot is a GREAT story. The Dot is an inspiring story. The Dot isn’t all about art. Keep trying. Never give up, EVER! Vashti said she COULDN’T draw, but she COULD!” ~Danny and Elijah

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Global Education Open House

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The Global Education Coalition – New York City (GEC-NYC) came together in the summer of 2011 to improve our organizations’ support of local educators in their work to create globally competent youth. To that end, we cordially invite you to meet us at our Global Education Open House on Thursday, October 5. The event will provide members of the education community an opportunity to

· share their experiences with building global citizens;
· learn about global educational resources offered by the 16 organizations of the GEC-NYC;
· access free classroom materials;
· network with peers.

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