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Beyond These Walls: Making Global Connections to Elevate Learning

Explore and create
Pre-registration required

Explore and create : BYOD

Monday, June 24, 2:30–3:30 pm
Location: 118B

Jamie Antoun   Monica Padgett  
Explore opportunities to collaborate and connect with individuals around the world, create project- or problem-based learning experiences, develop opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom and learn from experts in the field. Explore Mystery Skype, Streamable Learning, virtual field trips, Google Expeditions, Nearpod VR and more.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google Account

Microsoft in Education Account: https://education.microsoft.com/skype-in-the-classroom/overview

Empatico: http://bit.ly/SparkAntoun

Skype a Scientist:

Streamable Learning:

Global Read Aloud:


Google Expeditions: https://edu.google.com/expeditions/#about

Discovery VR app

Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: 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 use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
  • Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

1.Participants will be able to develop a problem based learning experience using a template.
2. Participants will be able to explore opportunities for global collaboration using a variety of resources.


1. Participants will participate in a live Mystery Skype and explore how to use this resource and Virtual Field Trips. (20 minutes)
2. Participants will be provided with a Problem Based Learning template and examples of how to start their own project by elevating a current lesson. (20 minutes)
3. The Power of Social Media (Twitter, Flipgrid, Facebook Groups). Participants will be provided with a resource list of global education hashtags and global projects such as Global Read Aloud and Global Collaboration Week to explore and begin expanding their PLN. (20 minutes)

Participants will be given time to create and explore each of the components listed above.

Supporting research


Buck Institute:

Partnership for 21st Century Learning:

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Jamie Antoun, Central York School District

I am currently a fourth grade teacher in the Central York School District in York, Pennsylvania with over 20 years experience engaging learners of diverse backgrounds in meaningful learning experiences using technology. I have experience as a regular and special education teacher in 4th-6th grades. Project Based Learning, Design thinking, STEM, and global collaboration are her passions! Being selected as a 2018 Keystone Technology Innovator and 2019 Empatico Connector and Fellow has inspired her to expand her horizons. When I am not teaching, you can find me with my daughter at riding lessons, roller skating, or relaxing at the lake. ​

Monica Padgett, Central York School District

Monica has taught 10th-grade Global Studies and 11th Grade Studies at Central York High School for 7 years. She has incorporated elements of gamification, hybrid/blended learning, online learning, and project-based learning into her classroom and is a member of PAECT's Keystone Technology Innovators Class of 2018.

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