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Jørgen Mortensen

Amazing Race - Global Project - globalstudentsglobalperspectives - 36 views

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    Engage students to be global collaborators.
Terry Smith

Beyond Borders - National Geographic Society - 36 views

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    The overall theme of this teacher-tested unit is using maps to understand borders and their impacts in Europe. The materials will help your middle school students to use maps to think about how borders intersect physical and human geographical features, and how those intersections can lead to cooperation and/or conflict. The educator resources provided in the unit include maps, multimedia, and case studies that will enable students to develop skills in map analysis and apply that analysis to specific situations. Other parts of the unit will invite you and your students to explore similar cases in Europe and your own community.
Deborah Baillesderr

Featured | Global Oneness Project - 31 views

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    Learning world cultures and global awareness through film, articles and film complete with lesson plans and CC standards.
Deborah Baillesderr

Journeys In Film | Dedicated to advancing global education through film. - 33 views

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    Teaching world cultures and global issues through film for student in grades 6-12. Films have lesson plans that are common core aligned. "Journeys in Film believes that helping America's youth develop a worldview with global understanding should be a primary 21st century educational goal."
Sharin Tebo

Education in the United States and Finland: What is and what can be | CTQ - 35 views

  • The simple answer is this: Finland’s cultural values and priorities are manifested in its system of education: “to guarantee all people…equal opportunities and rights to culture, free quality education, and prerequisites for full citizenship.”
  • Finland aims to uplift everyone in society; in Finland’s case, this vision can be achieved by providing equitable access to education and other social benefits. 
  • Finnish students do not begin their formalized education until the age of 7, standardized testing is unheard of in the formative years, and autonomy and play are encouraged throughout the curriculum.
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  • At the foundation of Finnish educational success are two core values: trust and equity. 
  • Finland’s educational system had become more decentralized and decision-making occurred at the local level.
  • local autonomy
  • Constraints on control and standardization facilitated greater flexibility, freedom, and the teaching profession became more supported, trusted, and respected.
  • Love of Learning
  • personalized learning
  • relationships
  • growth
  • n such a climate, adult stakeholders ostensibly trust one another, causing classroom environments to be less controlling and more collaborative in nature. 
  • With trust and equity as twin pillars of the educational system, it is unsurprising that Finland is able to focus on learning processes for civic engagement and development rather than on expending unnecessary energy for checklists, data, and oversight. 
  • Too many of our communities, schools, and students remain constrained and marginalized by poverty, lack of access, and limited opportunities.  Too many of us are focused on extrinsic motivators that inevitably lead to competition, compliance, expediency, sanctions, disengagement, and a diminished love of learning. 
  • “we’re measuring a lot of things in education today,” and wondered, “how are we measuring care?” 
  • perhaps we should be focusing less on Finnish education and more on the cultural values and conditions that make it possible.
Deborah Baillesderr

Global Oneness Project | Bringing the World to Your Classroom - 59 views

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    "Bringing the World to Your Classroom"
Amy Burns

CIESE - Curriculum: K-12 CIESE Online Classroom Projects - 6 views

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    " The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education"
Deborah Baillesderr

2013 Conference Recordings - The Global Education Conference Network - 3 views

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    You can also find a lot of these on YouTube
Powerof R10

Mystery Skype - Skype in the classroom - 3 views

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    "The concept is simple: classrooms Skype call each other and try to guess where the other classroom is located either in the United States or in the world."
Monica Williams-Mitchell

Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Five Questions to Ask ... - 29 views

  • Daniel Pink observed, traditionally neglected talents, which he refers to as Right-brained directed skills, including design, story, symphony, empathy, play, and meaning, will become more valuable (Pink, 2006).
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      YES! We need to address these things. I don't see them as incompatible w CC, however.
  • international assessments such as PISA and TIMSS, which are mostly left-brained cognitive skills.
  • Common Core does not include an element to prepare the future generations to live in this globalized world and interact with people from different cultures.
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      But does that simple fact prevent us from addressing this? I think not.
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  • Common Core, by forcing children to master the same curriculum, essentially discriminates against talents that are not consistent with their prescribed knowledge and skills.
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      Is this any different from the current situation? Is this author arguing that we should not have common standards, or that we should maintain our current status quo of a patchwork of test-driven standards?
  • A well organized, tightly controlled, and well-executed education system can transmit the prescribed content much more effectively than one that is less organized, loosely monitored, and less unified. In the meantime, the latter allows for exceptions with more room for individual exploration and experimentation
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      I think the problem lies in seeing this as an either-or question. Any system that relies solely on testing as the measure of success is short-sighted and archaic. Having no identified common ground puts at risk the learners who most need a firm starting point. To say that the current system allows "more room for individual exploration and experimentation" is naive at best and disingenuous at worst. Where in test-crazed American schools do you see this happening??
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    A provocative article by Yong Zhao on CCSS and reflective questions we ought to as ourselves.
Thieme Hennis

Knowmad Society - 22 views

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    very good book and initiative
Daniel Perez

How Many Teachers Will We Need By 2015 - 94 views

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    Teachers needed globally.
onepulledthread

Researching Children's Understandings of Poverty and Risk in Diverse Contexts Crivello... - 2 views

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    "Throughout the world, children experience and manage risk as a part of their everyday lives. But growing up poor may be a particular source of vulnerability and disadvantage for children, especially where they are confronted with gross inequalities. The global challenge is huge. By 2015, it is estimated that nearly one-third of the world's population will be under the age of 14. At the same time, children are disproportionately represented among the world's poor. More than 30 per cent of children in developing countries - about 600 million - live on less than US $1 a day (UNICEF, 2008). In this special issue of Children & Society, we present eight papers focusing on children's everyday experiences of poverty and risk in developing country contexts.
Jac Londe

World debt comparison: The global debt clock | The Economist - 64 views

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    Sustainable or unsustainable ?
    Public Debts are crippling our lives.
Debra Nelson-Gardell

Videos - Gapminder.org - 57 views

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    Hans Rosling's dynamic work using data to illustrate important points about the human condition and the specie's well-being may already be familiar to you through his TED Talks (which are all available through links on this site), but the tools he provides for instructors amaze me.
Randolph Hollingsworth

New Educational Approaches | John Boyer - 2 views

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    John Boyer, a Virginia Tech instructor who teaches a supersized world geography intro course (2,760 students) with 2 TAs - uses social media to maintain high personal touch with the students and to attract world-famous guest instructores (e.g., Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi).
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