#ISTEGlobalPLN

April 2020

Thank you

The #ISTEGlobalPLN team thanks you, the wonderful educators and leaders out there who are striving to evolve and adapt and reach their communities in meaningful ways.

This issue is dedicated to providing some curated resources for you to help students and your fellow educators, but also, to promote wellbeing for teachers as well.

We also have information for our webinars for the months of April and May.
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Many of us are experiencing the strain of having our routines and comforts disrupted, and finding balance and taking care of ourselves will likely require some adjustments. We need to take care of both our physical and mental states. Headspace has developed Educator Accounts which are FREE (as long as you use a school email address). With this, Headspace has a lot of great tools and resources, including:


1000+ hours of mindfulness and sleep content

Mini exercises for busy schedules

and is proven to reduce stress in just 10 days (2 weeks of teaching)


https://work.headspace.com/educators/member-enroll/login

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Teachers around the globe are shifting to distance learning and this crowd-sourced list was compiled by world-renowned K-16+ educators in global learning and collaboration. John F. Kennedy said, "When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters -- one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity." Let’s provide the educational opportunities.


You can find one such Wakelet of opportunities here.


Wakelet resources curated by Laura Krenicki, our ISTEGlobalPLN Webinar Presenter for April 2020.

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The link to the recording for the ISTEGlobalPLN Webinar with Laura Krenicki for April can be found HERE!
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About the Webinar

Today's global society faces major challenges in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including sustainable resource use, social equality, and providing access to good education, health and human well-being for all.


What can we learn from the communities of the world, from our evolutionary history, from our everyday behaviors and experiences, and from other living beings about how to master these challenges of cooperation and sustainability?


In this webinar, find out how Global ESD works internationally to support sustainability education initiatives that connect concepts in human evolution, behavioral ecology, and sustainability science. By linking scientific perspectives on social change with students and classrooms seeking to make the world a better place, our aim is to foster a global discussion about where we are going in the light of where we all have come from.


Join Dustin Eirdosh and Susan Hanisch in May’s ISTE Global Collaboration PLN Webinar to understand the learning opportunities in behavioral science perspectives for teaching sustainability science in K-12.

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This course will cover the fundamentals of designing high quality online learning experiences. You’ll explore the possibilities and limitations of online learning, the development of relationships and human connections in online spaces, the essentials of page design and navigation, and the design of learning experiences and assessments in online environments. You will learn quick strategies and tools that you can implement immediately as well as gain access to experienced online teachers and a networked global community.

It's FREE to sign-up, and is currently taking place once a month.


https://globalonlineacademy.org/what-we-do/educator-courses/designing-for-online-learning

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"Moments of challenge and complexity are also moments when the power of community can be the most catalytic, but it takes practice and intention to create community environments that are adaptable and resilient in times of need. Knowing that expertise on this topic lives in many communities that have been doing this work for some time, members of the OpenIDEO community were asked for their advice on how to build virtual, long-term, and accessible communities."
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Weekly Online Events with Storytellers

On Thursdays at 11am/PT, Global Oneness Project will host a live discussion and Q&A with our filmmakers, photographers, and writers. Students can watch short films in advance and join the discussion. Stay tuned through their newsletter.


We hope you can join them for these events. If you have suggestions for future events, please feel free to reach out to them at info@globalonenessproject.org. Looking forward to hearing from you and learning with you in these days and months ahead.

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Kids, keep track of one weekday in your life and complete the form so you can add your day to our Big Dayta tracker!

Then you can explore the data. Check out the spreadsheet with all the data, and explore it however you wish. Or if you would like some guidance (especially parents who are looking for grade-level ideas!), check out our idea guide.

We even have some worksheets that automatically update as more kids add their data. Due to COVID-19 keeping so many people at home right now, we are creating worksheets as fast as we can. Check out the list below (and please send a request for a specific grade level so we know where gaps need to be filled!

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