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Young Diplomacy

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My visit to Moscow was the most enriching foreign travel experience I have ever had, as it opened my eyes to the role the U.S. plays in the world. It forced me to research and understand the U.S. position, defend it, and attempt to find common ground with foreign counterparts.

 

Yet this interaction was initiated and paid for by Russia's government rather than my own. .... American students want to be engaged, we don't have the opportunity.

 

The United States, while maintaining an excellent exchange program, needs to focus more efforts and resources toward empowering young people from the U.S. to not just experience foreign cultures but to engage in dialogue about pressing global issues.

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Global Education Wiki - 2012 Global Ignite Sessions

Global Education Wiki - 2012 Global Ignite Sessions | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Don't be shy! We need you to share what excites you about global education and to inspire others to join your projects and dreams!

 

If you'd like to do a super quick presentation at the 2012 Global Education Summit at ISTE, please sign up here. You DO NOT have to know all the details about your presentation in order to sign up. This table can be edited as the event nears. Please do add your name and your theme if you can. Possible themes could be travel, professional development, projects, project partners, social justice topics, lessons learned, etc., but do not feel limited to this list.

 

The lightning roundtables following these Global Ignite sessions will be based on these themes so that everyone has time to dig deeper into relevant topics. Just keep in mind the mission of our virtual November conference when thinking about your presentation.

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The rise of 'glocal' students and transnational education

The rise of 'glocal' students and transnational education | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Institutions should seize the opportunity to engage with those who seek an international education but want to stay local, says Rahul Choudaha...

 

"This growing consumer class in Asia will expand a new segment of students who are willing to pay for a global educational experience while staying in their home country or region. I call this segment "glocals"– global aspirations with local experiences."

 

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Promoting Peace through Understanding

Promoting Peace through Understanding | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

This guest post comes to us courtesy of Paige Badgett (@PTPIPaige), Director of the School & Classroom Program at People to People International. This is her story: ...

 

Teachers who have participated in People to People International’s School & Classroom Program tell me that their students never cared about their grammar as much as they did when they were an ambassador of their country, introducing themselves to their new pen pals....

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@MYHERO at #ISTE12: Heralding Heroes: The Impact and Implications of Inspirational Media

@MYHERO at #ISTE12:  Heralding Heroes: The Impact and Implications of Inspirational Media | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Heralding Heroes: The Impact and Implications of Inspirational Media


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Tuesday, 6/26/2012, 12:15pm–1:15pm, SDCC 23AB

 

Jeanne Meyers, The My Hero Project with Judith Anderson, Sara Armstrong, Mali Bickley, Jim Carlton, Rowena Gerber, Jerrilyn Jacobs, Wendy Jewell, Slater Jewell-Kemker, Dave Kemker, Wendy Milette and Cheikh Seck


Learn about the effect of media on children’s development, how to incorporate the study of heroism into curricula, and available resources on the My Hero website.

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…My heart’s in Accra » When the world is your dance teacher

…My heart’s in Accra » When the world is your dance teacher | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

"Something very interesting happened to Harding between his video in 2006 and his subsequent one in 2008. We see the change about 50 seconds into his third video. It begins as the others have, with Matt dancing alone in front of scenery that is beautiful, stark or strange. And then the frame fills mobs of people who join him, also dancing like idiots. Matt goes from dancing around the world from dancing with the world.

 

"He still dances badly, but now Matt’s got the world as a dance teacher.

 

"I used Matt’s story as a way to close a talk I gave at ROFLCon in 2010, urging the audience to find ways to use the internet to connect with other corners of the world, not simply to laugh at them. There’s nothing inherent in the internet that guarantees that we will use it to connect with people from other languages, cultures and nations. But there’s no doubt the internet makes it easier to connect for those who choose to do so. Matt and Melissa’s latest work is tribute to the power of the internet to widen, not narrow, our world if we’re willing to jump into the frame and dance."

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The Particle Theory of Global Competence

The Particle Theory of Global Competence | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Jennifer Manise of Longview Foundation shares a theory. Can we, as a field, validate her prediction?

 

"I spent the last month and a half traveling to different parts of the United States to participate in events focused on international education. I've met people who are passionately engaged in providing students and teachers with opportunities to build international understanding and further develop global perspectives. This work is going on in classrooms, buildings, districts, campuses, and beyond. All of these conversations remind me of the biggest story in science in the last decade: the building and use of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Germany." ...

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2012 Global Education Summit at ISTE

A face-to-face gathering for global educators at the 2012 International Society for Technology in Education conference.

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Cisco Networking Academies: A Picture of the Future

Cisco Networking Academies: A Picture of the Future | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
The Cisco Networking Academy is part social responsibility, part workforce development, and part demonstration product. With more than 1 million enrolled students and about 40,000 assessments weekly, it is also the biggest classroom in the world.

 

... There are at least 10 ways that U.S. K-12 education is moving toward the model represented by Cisco Networking Academy:...

 

8. Global classrooms connected through social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and proprietary sites that connect students and instructors around the world to one another so they can collaborate and continue learning outside the classroom.

 

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NSLI-Y, Language Learning with U.S. State Department

"The NSLI-Y Program is a program that helps American students study abroad, to learn foreign languages that are deemed critical by the U.S. government." http...
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Opening Nafsa Meeting, Ex-Pentagon Chief Hails Value of Global Programs - International - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Opening Nafsa Meeting, Ex-Pentagon Chief Hails Value of Global Programs - International - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Robert M. Gates, the former secretary of defense and president of Texas A&M University at College Station, told an audience of international educators here on Tuesday that education is a cornerstone of U.S. diplomacy. Through his long and varied career—in higher education and in four presidential administrations—Mr. Gates said time and again he had encountered instances in which exposure to the United States by foreign partners brought about friendlier relations.

"Connecting students across borders is one of the most effective ways of building understanding across nations," he said at the opening of the annual conference of Nafsa: Association of International Educators, which has drawn nearly 8,500 people from 95 countries.

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More Than Pen Pals – Educational Programs for Global Citizenship

More Than Pen Pals – Educational Programs for Global Citizenship | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
When I was in elementary school, one of the coolest things I remember doing was writing to my pen pal in Japan. Back then, we would have to wait weeks or even months for a reply, but to most kids, it was our first interaction with peers in distant countries, and we could share with each other our experiences and learn from one another. Today, technology allows for immediate communication between students from all over the world, which offer a wide array of opportunities to interact and grow together.

 

Global Nomads Group (GNG) is an international NGO that empowers youth to use social networking, webcasting, videoconferencing, gaming and group filmmaking to build an awareness of the world they live in, and foster dialogue and understanding amongst each other.

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Opinion: Chasing the American Dream — to China

Opinion: Chasing the American Dream — to China | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

... He’s going with the National Security Language Initiative for Youth, all expenses paid and sponsored by the United States government. Our government has the right idea. For years, families from around the world have sent their children here to go to college or work, and then bring American wealth and ideals back to their home countries. In this ever-growing global economy, families here in the United States must prepare our children to go away, then come back to contribute what they have learned.

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Capturing the Educational Moments in International Education

Capturing the Educational Moments in International Education | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

... Second, we need to redirect where American students are studying and rethink the kinds of experiences they need to have abroad. We need to get them interested in exploring India, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Jordan, Turkey and other places that play strategic roles in their regions and worldwide. Students need to be deeply immersed in these cultures. They should be doing homestays, working on research projects with local organizations, and involved in programs that get them outside the urban cores. At the very least, they should be learning local languages and developing language-learning skills. ...

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J-Conference 2012 | US Center for Citizen Diplomacy

J-Conference 2012 | US Center for Citizen Diplomacy | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Join national and regional leaders on September 10 & 11, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa, for a working conference focused on growing Japanese culture and language in our communities and classrooms.

Keynote addresses will speak to the importance of U.S.-Japan relations, while leaders from K-12, Higher Ed, Community Exchanges, and Culture/the Arts will report on the state of their specific fields.

 

... working sessions will produce content for a conference report that provides a snapshot of the current state of affairs in each sector, case studies of best practices, goals for the future, and recommendations for how the J-Center can help further the work of nearly 200 organizations dedicated to U.S.-Japan relations in 12 states of the American Midwest.

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I’m a newbie – and this is my preparation for #ISTE12

I’m a newbie – and this is my preparation for #ISTE12 | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
From the depths of winter, one of the busiest times on our farm with lambing in full swing  and the closure of mid-year at my small rural school, I soon fly out to San Diego to attend ISTE 2012. T...
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Apps for Global Mobile Learning

Apps for Global Mobile Learning | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Computers and, later, Web 2.0 have changed the way young people learn. Now apps are set to do the same. My colleagues Heather Singmaster and Honor Mormon have been investigating apps to help teach for global competence. ...

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The Global Education Conference Network - GlobalEdCon: Connecting Educators and Organizations Worldwide

The Global Education Conference Network - GlobalEdCon: Connecting Educators and Organizations Worldwide | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Join our online community for those interested in global education. Contribute by adding media, conversation, and collaborative projects.
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New Venture Connects US Teachers Online : NPR

New Venture Connects US Teachers Online : NPR | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
New venture connects US teachers online...

 

Share My Lesson is expected to be the largest online resource for teachers in the U.S. and comes at a time when cuts to education budgets have led many districts to slash professional development. AFT and TSL have pledged $10 million to develop and maintain the site, which should be ready for teachers by August.

 

TSL Education launched its network, TES Connect, in 2008, and Rogers said it has helped create a global dialogue among teachers about best lessons and learning practices. It has nearly 2 million members from 197 countries.

 

"There are 79 to 80 million teachers in the world," she said. "They are now starting to engage with each other."

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The Perfect Storm is Coming ... All-New ePals Global Community

The Perfect Storm is Coming ... All-New ePals Global Community | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
ePals is the social network optimized for K-12 learning. Over half a million classrooms in 200 countries and territories have joined the ePals Global Community to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas.
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Help Students Learn from Their Peers in Other Schools and States with Skype

Help Students Learn from Their Peers in Other Schools and States with Skype | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Video conferencing technologies transform the traditional field trip experience.
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Ditch the Notebooks, Pass the Passport | Dot Learnt

Where in the world are the globally minded? The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning is headed to New York City June 29-30 to host its fifth annual Partnership for Global Learning Conference. This two-day event connects the business-minded with the academic-minded and the policymakers with the resource providers to dissect best practices and enhance global partnership in education. ...

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Beyond the Classroom: Westfield Students Advocate for Global Gender Equality and Human Rights

Beyond the Classroom:  Westfield Students Advocate for Global Gender Equality and Human Rights | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

At the recent conference of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Westfield High School senior Olivia Pecora (back row left) and Roosevelt 8th grader Isabella Gelfand (bottom right) met with Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, who led the women’s peace movement that brought an end to civil war in Liberia. They are joined by fellow Girls Learn International (GLI) delegates who, with Olivia and Isabella, were among the 19 chosen to represent the 1,250 members of GLI across the nation. Credits: Westfield Schools

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Southmoore teacher to travel abroad, share experiences

Southmoore teacher to travel abroad, share experiences | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Burton, social studies department chair for the school and advanced placement human geography and U.S. history teacher, is a part of the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, funded through the U.S. State Department. It aims to give teachers a better understanding of the world.

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“Because of the changing technologies in our world today, every corner of our planet is becoming more connected,” Burton said. “If we don’t explore those connections, it will limit us.”

 

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Mr. David Burton's comment, May 25, 2012 12:41 PM
Thank you all for scooping this up. TGC is a great opportunity for teachers. It was great to meet iEARN team members during the TGC Global Education Symposium in February.