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Global Collaboration Meets Curriculum

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Monday, November 30, 12:45–1:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
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Cultivating Intentional Global Collaborations with Students

JoyAnn Boudreau  
Robyn Stout  

Interested in trying global collaboration? Tried it and hungry for more? Discover global collaboration opportunities you can easily implement in person or remotely! We will share some favorites; then dive into collaborative conversations and brainstorming. Come with ideas and questions; leave with a plan to take students around the world!

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Topic: Global collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
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.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of our presentation is to speak to educators that are interested in global collaboration and provide them ideas, tools, and resources on how to become involved or grow what they are already doing. The opportunities that we will speak on will be ones that educators that have never participated in global collaboration before can easily jump into but also that may be new to veterans. We will give examples of collaboration projects that that weave nicely into various content areas. Attendees will leave with a goal and rough draft of a plan or idea in mind.


1. Sharing out why's.

2. Sample focus areas for collaborating happening globally and integrating into curriculum.
A. Global Goals
1) Sustainable Development Goals
2) Resources
3) Projects
B. Connecting around Reading
1) Global Read Aloud
2) #KidsNeedMentors
3) Tying into events
C. Taking Coding Global
1) Global Coding Project
2) Connections
D. Creativity Centered Collaborations
1) Traveling Mural Project example
2) Tools - Wakelet, Canva, Adobe Spark

3. Wrap up

4. Q&A

Supporting research

"5 ways students benefit from global collaboration" by Julie Randles
Teach Boldly by Dr. Jennifer Williams
The Global Educator by Julie Lindsay
The Global Education Guidebook: Humanizing K-12 Classrooms Worldwide Through Equitable Partnerships
by Jennifer D. Klein
Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher
by Ariel Tichnor-Wagner, Hillary Parkhouse, Jocelyn Glazier, J Montana Cain

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JoyAnn Boudreau, HSE Intermediate/Junior High

JoyAnn is a middle school librarian, a co-founder of EduPride Alliance, a member of the ISTE Librarian PLN, and the recipient of the Outstanding New School Librarian in 2019 from the Indiana Library Federation.

Robyn Stout, Sand Creek Intermediate

I have been a Teacher Librarian for 7 years in Hamilton Southeastern Schools on Indiana. I love all things library, STEM and robotics. My passion is to help ALL students see their value and true potential. I want to help students and teachers achieve their goals.

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