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Future Leader Haseeb Ahmad- Tabinda Naeem- Urdu VOA

This week's Future Leaders segment profiled Haseeb Ahmad from Sahiwal, Punjab, who is studying in the U.S. through the YES program.
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Getting a global project started … Where do you begin, and how do you make it meaningful and sustainable?

Getting a global project started … Where do you begin, and how do you make it meaningful and sustainable? | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
The May #globalclassroom chats are upon us, and this month’s question and discussion post comes to us courtesy of Laurie Renton, a Grade Three teacher working in Alberta, Canada. (@RentonL) In he...
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Follow the #Globaled Themed @TEDxYouth7thSt - May 5

Follow the #Globaled Themed @TEDxYouth7thSt - May 5 | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

TEDxYouth@7thStreet - Join the ISSN West Coast Schools for a TEDxYouth event focusing on global education.

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Allowance for Good Global Philanthropy Summit

Allowance for Good Global Philanthropy Summit | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

The Global Philanthropy Summit (GPS) is an opportunity for 20 like-minded, Chicagoland youth ages 13-18 to come together for a three-day long intensive gathering. The purpose of the Summit is to engage youth in a discussion about global citizenship and philanthropy and how American youth can rise to the occasion of making education available to children around the world who are deprived of it....

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US-China Student Exchange Forum held in Beijing|Society|chinadaily.com.cn

US-China Student Exchange Forum held in Beijing|Society|chinadaily.com.cn | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
The US-China Student Exchange Forum was held Thursday in Beijing, with over 200 attendees discussing the promotion of student exchange programs between the two countries.

 

Hao Ping, vice minister of education, described the event as an "important activity to advance cultural cooperation and increase understanding and inclusiveness" while addressing the forum.

 

Tara Sonenshine, US under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, said in a speech at the forum that the US is willing to work with China to promote exchanges between students in both countries.

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Trefz's English Classroom Reflections: 5th Grade Participates in Global Virtual Classroom

Trefz's English Classroom Reflections: 5th Grade Participates in Global Virtual Classroom | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

 

5th Grade Participates in Global Virtual Classroom
In September, the PDS 5th graders began a collaborative project through Global Virtual Classroom (GVC), a project of the Give Something Back International Foundation. Its purpose is to enhance 21st century skills and allow for cross-cultural communication, collaboration, and technology skills. We were partnered with Heng-Shan Elementary School in New Taipei City, Taiwan and Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois. Together we agreed to build a website on the topic of bullying since it is a current and relevant issue as well as a world epidemic.

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Going Global in the Big Apple

Going Global in the Big Apple | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

AFS-USA is proud to be a steering committee member of the growing Global Education Coalition of New York City (GECNYC). Formed in the summer of 2011, The GEC-NYC is a working group of more than 20 New York City-based global education organizations and educators. The GEC-NYC is uniquely positioned to promote best practices and policy recommendations on global education through intercultural learning in the New York metropolitan area. By working collaboratively, the Coalition seeks to establish a strong platform to increase global education and to build momentum for broader engagement with educators, students, administrators, policy makers, and other key stakeholders.

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Giving Becomes an International Affair | YES Program

Giving Becomes an International Affair | YES Program | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

A YES student volunteering alongside Mona on our National Day of Service was Pranoy Roy from Bangladesh. During his AFS year, Pranoy has utilized his artistic skills to benefit others. For instance, as a fund raiser at Sunrise Mountain High School, students paid for Pranoy’s personalized ‘graffiti’ art; he also provided his artwork for our Chapter’s raffle. And he designed the bright t-shirts you see our volunteers wearing in the photos! The shirts contain the logos of AFS and the State Department sponsored programs the cluster is hosting: YES and Congress-Bundestag.

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Sara: Global Teacher and Balloon Artist Tells You Ways to Travel | . . . Teaching Traveling!

Sara: Global Teacher and Balloon Artist Tells You Ways to Travel | . . . Teaching Traveling! | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

S: The Teachers for Global Classrooms program is sending teachers all over – to Morocco, India, Ghana, Indonesia, Brazil, and Ukraine. My cohort of 11 teachers just finished intensive training in Kyiv, where we met with teachers, U.S. embassy leaders, administrators, and more. Now, we are spending a week at schools all over the country, working in pairs. I am in a city called Zaporizha, where I’m visiting a classical lyceum. At this school, every student studies music as part of their program.

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Who controls the learning?

Who controls the learning? | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
This post grew out of a conversation with my personal learning network the other night. I was chatting about inquiry learning with a group of educators  in Australia, Ghana, Chile, Japan, Vietnam,...

Via Lisa Durff
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Students Take Their Education Global

Students Take Their Education Global | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

A few months ago, Kevin Tavares and his fourth graders at Old Hammondtown School in Mattapoisett built a website to share what they were learning with the rest of the world. Mr. T, as the kids call him, installed a location tracking widget on the page that assigns a red dot to the country of each visitor.


“They’ve been studying primarily North America, but the kids wanted to get dots from all over the world,” he said.


In the first 24 hours, their site received 124 visits from 16 different countries. As well as being marked on a map online, Tavares has pinned each location on a large global map at the front of his classroom, complete with a line of clocks hanging above, each marking time in different places around the world.

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Magic and Serendipity in Our Global Primary Classroom | Powerful Learning Practice

Magic and Serendipity in Our Global Primary Classroom | Powerful Learning Practice | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

This spring, my class is participating in a couple of global projects. One is through PLP (Powerful Learning Practice) as I continue my own professional journey to learn more about using inquiry-based teaching. The other is a Flat Classroom project. Both of these projects involve us meeting and collaborating with other classrooms. These classrooms are mainly in North America, but also included is a classroom of kindergarten students in China who have already stolen my students’ hearts. ...

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World's Biggest School Assembly

World's Biggest School Assembly | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
On Tuesday 8 May BBC World Class will be hosting the World's Biggest Assembly on the BBC and we want your school to be involved.

 

Over twenty-four hours, we will provide a platform for schools across the globe to debate and discuss, share concerns and ideas about what really matters to them. And we want your school to be part of it.

 

BBC World Service will be live in schools all over the world with special news bulletins on air throughout the day.

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Australian Curriculum | Global Education

Australian Curriculum | Global Education | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Goals
Global education aims to develop global citizens through promotion of open mindedness and a willingness to take action for change, respecting and valuing diversity, and being active in the development of a peaceful, just and sustainable world. It has much in common with the Melbourne Declaration on Education Goals for Young Australians (2008), which promotes equity and excellence, development of successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens.

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Pertukaran Pelajar AFS-Yes - Liputan Pop News

Pertukaran Pelajar AFS-Yes - Liputan Pop News | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Bisa sekolah di luar negeri adalah mimpi yang menjadi kenyataan bagi Sutria Syati atau yang akrab disapa Cucut. Remaja asal Bangka Belitung ini terplilh sebagai peserta pertukaran pelajar AFS-YES dan berkesempatan untuk belajar selama setahun di Amerika. Ikuti pengalaman Cucut dan tips untuk mendapat beasiswa belajar ke Amerika dalam klips berikut ini.

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TASC: NYSAN: Document Library: Global Learning Policy Brief

TASC: NYSAN: Document Library: Global Learning Policy Brief | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

The brief argues that high-quality global learning in afterschool programs and Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) is critical to youth success, and suggests how global learning supports student achievement. The brief also features exemplars in New York State and presents policy recommendations to make global learning more accessible. NYSAN hopes this policy brief will be a useful tool for programs, stakeholders, and policymakers, and will raise awareness around the need for more global learning opportunities and the positive impact they can have for education and youth development.

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Celebrating Global Connections and Collaboration

Celebrating Global Connections and Collaboration | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
One really important step in innovation (which for me has been global connections/collaboration) is celebrating the projects in some form. Why I feel this is important:- it is engaging and motivati...
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Learning geography on Härnu with pre-school kids | Connect all Schools

Learning geography on Härnu with pre-school kids | Connect all Schools | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

As part of a class show and tell, the kids of Discovery Park Nature Kids program took photos of Flat Stanley in their environment. We used Härnu to gather photos from around the world, taken by other Härnu users that we connected with. One example was a Härnu user in the UK who took a photo of Flat Stanley outside the Olympic Park in London.

Because all conversations in Härnu are automatically translated into everyone’s preferred language, it makes tasks like these possible despite those we connect with not sharing a common language.

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Niwot Elementary students support Ugandan school - Longmont Weekly

Niwot Elementary students support Ugandan school - Longmont Weekly | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Niwot Elementary School students just don`t want to eat grasshoppers. Even though their pen pals from Uganda seem pleased to eat the insects, none of the fourth- or fifth-graders questioned Tuesday are interested.
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You Went Where For Spring Break?! Students Develop Global Competence in Cuba

You Went Where For Spring Break?! Students Develop Global Competence in Cuba | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

My colleague Brandon Wiley (Twitter: @bwileyone) shares with us an inspiring story of American students who go to Cuba as young ambassadors to forge better bilateral relations between two nations with a troubled past. Whether through study abroad trips, school-to-school partnerships, or via technology, we have to make international experiences the norm for our rising generation. It's good for the students, and it's good for our nation.

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How a PLN replaces the need for teaching expertise

How a PLN replaces the need for teaching expertise | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
This year I teach ICT to years 4 and 5 students for one lesson per week. Lorraine Leo, a long term colleague,  also teaches this age group at Jackson School in USA. Hoping that we could work toget...
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"One World One Home" | #KLYES Program

"One World One Home" | #KLYES Program | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Global Youth Service Day is celebrated on April 20th every year. This year, Kennedy-Lugar YES students placed in Arizona put their musical talents and efforts together to create a music video. The video was shown to 2,500 student at the Peace on Earth Day multicultural assemblies throughout Pheonix, Arizona and also at the Interfaith Dialogues for Peace event in the city.

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