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Global Education
Global education is a part of the changing mindset of ensuring learning is meaningful, authentic, and supports solutions for a sustainable planet.
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Resources for Collaborative Project Work | Connect all Schools

Resources for Collaborative Project Work | Connect all Schools | Global Education | Scoop.it

"As you begin to explore the possibilities for cross-cultural interaction, global classroom projects, and new learning opportunities, several organizations and facilitators of online spaces can assist in your efforts. Many will actually facilitate these learning opportunities, while others are simply areas for you to connect and collaborate with other educators and students."

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A great list of global collaboration sites collected by Connect All Schools

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International School Success Stories and Global Collaboration

International School Success Stories and Global Collaboration | Global Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia's video series Education Everywhere profiles innovative school systems all around the world. Here you'll find links to the videos and additional resources for global learning.
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In order to take a more global view of our education programs and progress, it is important to see what is happening in other countries esteemed to have some answers we are searching for. This Edutopia resource is a collection of videos that give an overview of some of the most successful education systems in the world. Additional resources are also linked to provide an excellent overview of why global education is important.

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Global Education First Initiative Anniversary Report

Global Education First Initiative Anniversary Report | Global Education | Scoop.it

" At the one year anniversary of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative, global leaders stress the need for more leadership and better coordination of funds to deliver on the global education promise."

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"While progress has been made to achieve global education goals, 57 million children remain out of school and 250 million children can’t read or write even while attending school."

The Global Education First Initiative is just starting the second year. This article reviews the assessment of how well this initiative is being implemented at the one-year mark. It is clear more leadership is essentail for meeting the needs and realizing this vision.

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Highlights from PBL World 2013

The 2nd annual PBL World brought together over 500 educators who understand that Project Based Learning is a key strategy for creating an effective and engag...
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This video captures the essence and excitment of the PBL World Conference 2013. The speakers indicate the universal nature of Project-Based Learning and the growing support in the form of coaching and mentor teachers through leadership opportunities. PBL is an effective way to marriage global perspectives with authentic problems where students create solutions to answer real-worold questions.

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Global Cities Education Network Presentation

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This presentation from the Center of Teaching Quality is a straightforward message about the importance of learning as a social proces. This process can be strengthened and realized through  networks of learning. Global communities are such networks. Virtual communities are a way to connect teachers globally. Several examples are shown with a useful set of 5 Next Steps. This simple presentation is enough to begin.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty | Global Education | Scoop.it
After the Thanksgiving week, which for many in America is symbolized by bounty, excess, and consumption of all stripes, I was struck by the value of seeing how people live in less wealthy parts of the...
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Ministry of Education, Singapore

Ministry of Education, Singapore | Global Education | Scoop.it
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Take a look at the philospophy and emphasis on education in Singapore. What makes this country so successful? What elements would you want to embrace in your school or classroom?

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Finland’s Formula for School Success

Finland’s Formula for School Success | Global Education | Scoop.it
Early intervention and sustained individual support for every student are keys to educating the whole child in Finnish schools.
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This video provides a glimpse at schools in FInland. What makes them successful? How do they compare with those in the United States and elsewhere? What elements are most appealing?

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Global Education Resources

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Global Education Resources includes guides, articles, links to studies and websites.

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This resource page links to many organizations and global educaiton resources. This list shows the wealth of opportunity available for making these important connections and increasing global awareness for everyone.

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iEARN

iEARN | Global Education | Scoop.it

"Join over 200 primary and secondary level projects designed and facilitated by teachers and students. In addition to connecting students' learning with local and global issues and meeting specific curriculum needs, every iEARN project must answer the question, "How will this project improve the quality of life on the planet?" This vision and purpose is the glue that holds iEARN together, enabling participants to become global citizens who make a difference by collaborating with their peers around the world."

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Collaborate in 30 languages

10,000+ Forum Discussions

200+ Groups

140 Participating Countries

iEarn offers gloabal discussions, projects, and "learning circles" that support global education and put it into action. Teachers are able to join or create projects and enter into CoP with teachers and classrooms around the world. Join to participate for free access to projects and professional learning communities.

 

 

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Home - GLOBE.gov

Home - GLOBE.gov | Global Education | Scoop.it
The Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program.
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This is an amazing opportunity for students to be involved in real-world research. Data is collected and shared in five different areas including land, water, atmosphere, biology, soil, and Earth as a system. Students and teachers are supported with a wealth of information, guides, and multiple ways to connect.

"The collection of scientific data is only a part of what GLOBE offers student scientists. Data collected in the field or in the laboratory may be entered into the international database where it is used by students and scientists worldwide." This creates an authentic global network students exciting for students and teachers alike.

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Global SchoolNet: Home

Global SchoolNet: Home | Global Education | 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 SchoolNet is another way to connect to classrooms in other countries by partnering in projects. This site also hosts the programs Doors to Diplomacy and International Cyberfair.

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Skype in the classroom

Skype in the classroom | Global Education | Scoop.it
Skype in the classroom is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom. Meet new people, talk to experts, share ideas and create amazing learning experiences with teachers from aroun...
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Skype is a familiar tool for many used to connect with freinds and loved ones living or traveling in different countries. Why not use this same communication to build global classroom connections? Skype in the Classroom supports teaching in doing just that. This site creates a simple interface for getting started. Topics for learning and making connections are easily searched and a database of lessons are available.

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Research Supports Global Curriculum

Research Supports Global Curriculum | Global Education | Scoop.it
Language immersion, global competence, and vibrant professional learning communities (PLCs) enhance student learning at John Stanford International School.
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This Edutopia article by Vanessa Vega and Youki Terada, share the advances made by a global education model school in Seattle. The school focuses on bilingual education as a part of global education. Educators are taking notice to the research that shows the students improving on the four state tested areas of reading, math, science, and writing by 90% through Stanford's program. This program is now being replicated with 7 more gloabl education schools added in Seattle and an eighth opening this year. This model is one to keep our eyes on and see why and what is working. Also impressive is the use of a teacher PLC. Keep tuned!

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A Global Partnership to Teach Every Child – INFOGRAPHIC

A Global Partnership to Teach Every Child – INFOGRAPHIC | Global Education | Scoop.it

"One World Teachers Day infographic highlights needs to unite for quality education."

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This inforgraphic highlights the need for educaiton worldwide. Education is not an isolated issue, but a global concern for the improvement of our planet. We are all connected. Global Partnership in Education is an international organization informs and educates universal need for learning while supporting "education in fragile and conflict-affected nations, improving reading and numeracy for children, and increasing girls’ access to education".

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TIMSS and PIRLS Home

TIMSS and PIRLS Home | Global Education | Scoop.it
Home page for TIMSS — Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study — and PIRLS — Progress in International Reading Literacy Study.
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TIMSS and PIRLS are the assessments used to compare how countires are educatiing their youth. It is the rating system for which we measure our ranking worldwide. How much stock should we put into this data? Why does it matter? How effective are the measures? What is different about the education systems of the top ranking countries?

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Higher education needs to build global learning communities

Higher education needs to build global learning communities | Global Education | Scoop.it
Universities must do more to help students develop as global citizens.

Via David W. Deeds
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Patrick Blessinger and Olga Kovbasyuk's article in The Guardian point out the need for global learning communities in higher education. They provide reasons and examples that show the not only the importance of this global perspective, but how this can be achieved. This is a great way to prepare teachers and provide experience before entering thier own classrooms.

 

 

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A Pedagogy for Cross-cultural Digital Learning Environments

A Pedagogy for Cross-cultural Digital Learning Environments | Global Education | Scoop.it

by Bernardo Trejos

 

The difficulties created by language and cultural differences have led to a situation in which most efforts towards a global online education are produced by westerners and in the English language, instead of being international in design and participation.


Via Hybrid Pedagogy
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Here is another view of global education and the dangers of making it a 'Western" experience. Good to get a balanced perspective and consider how to ensure global education is actually a global veiw.

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The Global Education Conference Network

The Global Education Conference Network | Global Education | Scoop.it

"The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity."

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This site shares information about the fourth annual Global Education Conference. This free week-long online event brings together educators from around the world. It all starts on November 18 and runs through Friday, November 22, 2013.

(Last year’s conference featured 400 sessions and 20 keynote addresses from around the world with over 13,000 participants!)

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2014 Global Education International Conference - Concepción, Chile

PAN PBL ABP 2014 International Conference - Concepción, Chile
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And now for 2014! Here is what's to come in January thorough the PBL World Conference.

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National Early Years Learning Framework - Australia

National Early Years Learning Framework - Gowrie Victoria Part 1
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This is a video about the Early Childhood Framework for Australian teachers. What does Australia emphasize as the most important elements in early childhood education? How does this compare with the Developmental Appropriate Practices outlined by the National Association of Education of the Young Child? http://www.naeyc.org/DAP

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OneWorld Classrooms

OneWorld Classrooms | Global Education | Scoop.it
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Let's put global education into action! OneWorld includes online connections, teacher PD, teacher travel opportunities, language labs, teaching resources, global galleries (art, video, Google Earth), and more...

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Jeremy Cohen, founder of ThisWorldMusic

Jeremy Cohen, founder of ThisWorldMusic | Global Education | Scoop.it
Travel Tuesday interview with Jeremy Cohen, an adjunct professor in the UMass Amherst Graduate Department of Music & Dance and the founder/director of ThisWorldMusic: Global Education through the Arts.
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This post includes an interview and video to gain insight into how one person's passion led to creating a successful cultural exchange program at the University level. How might this model be used in other areas? How might it be used to gain a better global perspective about education?

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Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning | Global Education | Scoop.it
Discover how project-based learning teaches students to explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.
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Explore how Project-Based learning challenges students to solve real problems through a collaborative process. The project approach is the perfect way for students to work together globally. It is also the approach used by many of the most successful schools to improve learning.

Edutopia links to model examples of PBL through articles, blogs, and videos all linked for easy access from this page.

What are your favorite examples?

How do you see these working at your school?

How can PBL projects be adapted to connect students from different countries?

What other PBL projects do these examples spark for you?

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Edmodo | Project Based Learning

Edmodo | Project Based Learning | Global Education | Scoop.it
Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices.
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Edmodo is a great platform for global education using PBL.

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