Baby Steps to Becoming a Global Collaboration Boss

Location: Room 217D

Listen and learn

[Listen and learn : Panel]

Tuesday, June 27, 1:45–2:45 pm
Location: Room 217D

Aletha Cherry   Lee Jones   Susan Paulsen   Susan Roberts   Aaron Sams   Richard Velasco  
Six doctoral students in the same blended delivery program, from Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Georgia, and Guam, have never met but have been collaborating with each other and with schools around the world. Learn the experiences they had in becoming global collaborators and see them meet for the first time!

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Model digital age work and learning
Coaches : Digital age learning environments
Students : Global collaborator
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation, Session recorded for video-on-demand, Global Collaboration strand session

Digital tote resources

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn:
-why global collaboration is so important in STEM Education and in the world beyond the classrooms
-how to on-ramp potential global collaborators
-what some of the roadblocks and challenges are to global collaborate
-how these challenges can be overcome including emerging technologies that can facilitate global collaboration
-what successes this group created through global collaboration
-how to find global collaboration partners
-who might be ready for global collaboration

Outline

Introductions (2mins)

Acknowledgement of our Professor and our Program at TTU. Discussion of Lunar Vehicle activity that trained us to collaborate remotely. (8mins)

Panel Presentations of:
-why global collaboration is so important in STEM Education and in the world beyond the classrooms. (5mins)
-who might be ready for global collaboration (5mins)
-how to find global collaboration partners (5mins)

Aaron Sams facilitates the panel discussion asking:
-what some of the roadblocks and challenges are to global collaborate (10mins)
-how these challenges can be overcome including emerging technologies that can facilitate global collaboration (10mins)
-what successes this group created through global collaboration (10min)

Q&A (5mins)

Supporting research

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds – Move to Global Collaborations One Step at a Time by Julie Lindsay and Vicki A. Davis, Pearson, 2013.

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Presenters

Aletha Cherry, Beecher Hills Elementary School

Lee Jones, Asia-Pacific International School

Susan Paulsen, Live Oak High School

Susan Roberts, Texas Tech University

Aaron Sams, Saint Vincent College

Aaron Sams has been an educator since 2000. He operates Sams Learning Designs, is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Vincent College, and is an advisor to TED-Ed. In 2009 he was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Aaron has co-authored seven books on the Flipped Classroom concept. Aaron is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and has trained thousands of educators to integrate technology with sound pedagogy. He is a lifelong learner, reader, and maker. He holds both a B.S. in Biochemistry, an M.A.Ed. from Biola University, and is pursuing a Ph.D. at Texas Tech.


Richard Velasco, Pullman School District

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