For some of us around the world, it is coming up summer, for others it is winter and for others the seasons do not change!
However, there are projects, collaborations, and great conferences taking place. No matter the weather or season it is a great time to reach out and connect with educators and beyond the classroom walls!
IIene Winokur, our Global Collaboration PLN President, was team captain for the proposal reviews for ISTE conference in 2020 and noticed there was some misunderstanding about what global collaboration is versus collaboration and communication.
What would your definition of Global Collaboration be? Please add your voice to this flipgrid: What is Global Collaboration and join in the conversation! The code is ISTEglobalPLN.
Thanks to Dr Michael Harvey for setting up the flipgrid.
If you are new to flipgrid, look for "enter code" in the top right corner. The code is ISTEglobalPLN. You will see there are 2 topics on this grid. Choose the topic What is Global Collaboration and share your defintion.
About the 9th Annual Global Education Conference
The event is free, onine and has sessions 24 hours a day, with presenters and attendees from across the world.
Webinar Spotlight - November
ISTE Global PLN Webinar
Thurs. Nov. 14 at 9:30 am Nigeria/ 4:30 pm China/ 12:30 am PAC
Join Ella Gozie, founder of Flip Learn Kids in Nigeria, in a webinar aimed at showcasing tech and collaboration as key tools in promoting SDGs 4 & 5 as can be seen through their social impact program-Inspire A Child.
Inspire a Child is a platform used to help young girls /youths in low income and slum schools gain access to quality education irrespective of their geographical area. Technology as an enabler has helped in bridging the gap. Collaboration and involvement of educators and professionals around the world are two of the key success of Inspire A Child. Learn more about this program from the webinar.
Webinar: Global Goals, Local Solutions
Using Design to Address the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Join the webinar “Global Goals, Local Solutions: Using Design to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals” on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00pm ET. (organised by Digital Promise)
Participants will learn and share how students can use design thinking to address local issues of global importance. Participants will explore how they can help students learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, choose an issue students care about, and create a path for designing something that takes positive action on that issue in their community.
Part of @ISTEGlobalPLN 's work is to promote projects taking place around the world in classrooms, particularly where educators such as YOU can be involved!
Working on SDGs together with other schools, helping students connect!
Global Coding Project
Find out more about this project shared by Robyn Vierra.
Weaving Old with New
"Weaving Old with New" is a global project about the contributions made by brave newcomers to the USA.. Immigration is an experience that connects much of the world. In this project, students will explore the history of immigration in the U.S., gain empathy for the experiences of people who left their home country in order to settle here permanently and interact with a person who has immigrated. The signature assignment will be to create a digital quilt of the information they learned. This project is geared toward students in middle school but older elementary and high school participants would be wonderful. Diana Stanton is organising this project.
Hannah Weitzer shared information about global collaboration with NaTakallam, which gives K-12 classrooms the opportunity to connect virtually with refugees and displaced people from the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa for global exchange and/or language learning.
Click on this link for more details on signing up and scholarship information
What's on your virtual plate?
This is a easy, free entry into education VR that connects students around the world!
Learn more from a recent interview about the project with Clint Carlson
Interested people can also contact Clint at email@example.com.
Follow the Bouncing Ball - the Results!
This was a great way to connect globally and learn how similar we are to other children around the world. The students loved the visual experience on google earth; it made it easy to discuss characteristics of the areas around each school that might affect what their playgrounds would look like.
Her plan is to continue planning projects where other areas of our schools can be explored to compare and learn more about each school's culture.
Nov 16 International Day for Tolerance
Nov 20 Universal Children's Day
Nov 29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Dec 1 World Aids Day
Dec 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 10 Human Rights Day
Decc 18 World Arabic Day
3 Things for Global Learners
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