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Build Your #GlobalEd Toolkit: Take ACTION With Technology

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 28

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, June 24, 7:00–8:30 pm
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 28

Erin Dowd   Amy Rosenstein   Dr. Jennifer Williams  
Looking for ways to motivate your students to become instruments of positive change as global citizens? Join for this inspired session to discover how to use emerging technologies and purposeful instructional practices to fuel the collaborative classroom and empower every student to advocate, innovate and campaign for the global goals.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
  • Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Looking for ways to inspire your students to become instruments of positive change as global citizens? Join for this inspired session to discover how to use emerging technologies and purposeful instructional practices to fuel the collaborative classroom and empower every student to advocate, innovate, and campaign. Come curate ideas as we share specific programs, tech tools and apps, and technology-infused initiatives that develop global competencies for our students inviting them to (1) investigate the world, (2) weigh perspectives, (3) apply disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise, and (4) take action! Session participants will learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and global education connections to standards of learning and practice and ways they can seamlessly infuse social good practices of empathy, compassion, and grit into current instruction. Come build your #globaled toolkit as we go broad to narrow and cover the continuum from pedagogy to practice and local to global.

Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals
Learn how to facilitate student action for social good in your classroom
Curate ideas for how to Teach the SDGs in your classroom using digital tools


Demonstrations on:
How to join the Teach SDGs movement by signing the pledge
Digital tools including: Skype in the Classroom, Kahoot, Empatico, Microsoft SDG course, Buncee, Participate, World’s Largest Lesson
Collaborating from classroom to classroom throughout the world on common Sustainable Development Goals, ie: Gender Equality or Climate Action.

Print media:
SDG posters
Every Plate Tells a Story- From World’s Largest Lesson

Supporting research
Dowd, E. (2017, June 1). Hot topics from the Harvard Think Tank on global education. Getting S mart . Smart Planet series. Retrieved from global-education/
Hachemer, M. (2017, May 15). Six steps for 60 million teachers and their students. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http:// and-their-students/
Hachemer, M. (2017, April 28). Day 5 of GAWE: Mareike Hachemer gives workshop in Hamburg on how to #TeachSDGs. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http:// mareike-hachemer-gives-workshop-in-hamburg-on-how-to- teachsdgs/
Hachemer, M. (2017, April 28). Day 6 of GAWE: A 7 steps plan to introduce the global goals in the classroom. [Web log post]. Retrieved from 2017/04/28/day-6-of-gawe-a-7-steps-plan-to-introduce-the-global- goals-in-the-classroom/
Hachemer, M. (2017, April 27). Day 4 of GAWE, part 2: Preparing for final exams. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http:// action-week-for-education-part-2-preparing-for-final-exams/
Hachemer, M. (2017, April 26). Day 3 of GAWE, part 2: What does it look like to work for a German ministry of education? [Web log post]. Retrieved from 2017/04/26/what-does-it-look-like-to-work-for-a-german-ministry- of-education/
Latham, D., & Siracusa, F. (2017, July 6). Building global connections & learning through Kahoot! [Web log post]. Retrieved from
Marshall, H. (2017, April 24). Teaching the SDGs: 17 Goals to transform our world and our classrooms. [Web log post]. Retrieved from classrooms-marshall
Robinson, S. (2017, May 4). Connections change lives. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://
Rosenstein, A., & Williams, J. (2017, April 25). How to bring the world to your students and support sustainable development. [Web log post]. Retrieved from to-bring-the-world-to-your-students-and-support-sustainable-development/
Scheepers, K. (2017, March 26). Fostering a global mindset in our school communities. [Web log post]. Retrieved from
Siracusa, F., & Williams, J. (scheduled for 2017, August). Every plate tells a story. Ca iope Global and The World’s Largest Lesson. [Education Kit].
Siracusa, F. (2017, February 27). Relentless. Ca iope Global. [Web log post]. Retrieved from
Siracusa, F. (2017, January 10). Put peace first! Ca iope Global. [Web log post]. Retrieved from
Williams, J. (2017, May 8). Responding to a call to action: How do you #TeachSDGs? Kindred Spirits, Share My L esson. [Web log post]. Retrieved from teachsdgs
Williams, J. (2017, April 12). Take action for social good: Four end-of-year literacy projects. Literacy Daily: International Literacy Association. [Web log post]. Retrieved from daily/2017/04/12/take-action-for-social-good-four-end-of-year-literacy-projects

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Erin Dowd,

Erin Dowd is the founder of, a member of the Teach SDGs educator task force, professional learning chair for the ISTE Global Collaboration PLN, and was named an ASCD Emerging Leader for 2017. She also holds a master’s degree in Global and International Education from Drexel University. She recently presented on Solidarity Through Connectivity: SDGs in the IB Classroom at the 2017 IB Global Conference. Her writing has recently appeared in ASCD Express Getting Smart. A former teacher and curriculum director, Erin has spent her career working to provide equitable education for students all over the world.

Amy Rosenstein, Concord Road Elementary School

Amy Rosenstein teaches elementary school in NY. Co-Founder of, she is a Skype Master Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and PBS Digital Innovator. Amy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Cornell University as well as a Master's in Elementary Education. Traveling the world via Skype with her students to places like Hong Kong, India, and Kenya, she incorporates digital storytelling, blogging, and self-publishing into her classroom. Author of the Scholastic eBook, 10 Fresh Ways to Incorporate Technology into Your Classroom, Amy is a recipient of the 2013 Pioneer Award and is a writer for KQED Education.

Dr. Jennifer Williams, Saint Leo University

Dr. Jennifer Williams is a globally minded educator that works with classrooms of the world to connect learning and experience through meaningful uses of technology. As an Educational Strategist at Participate, she champions teachers to learn without limits through participatory learning experiences. She is a professor at Saint Leo University and serves on the Board of Directors for ILA. Jennifer is the co-founder of TeachSDGs, Edcamp TampaBay, and Edcamp Literacy and is a contributing author for Edutopia, Education Week, and Getting Smart. She’s inspired everyday by teachers and students that are catalysts for making the world a better place! @JenWilliamsEdu

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