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Engage in Active Global Citizenship With United Nations International Days

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Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, November 29, 12:30–1:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Michael Furdyk  
Explore TakingITGlobal’s free International Days resources that are highlighted monthly. Join millions of people worldwide who celebrate these important days by accessing links and other tools to support cultural understanding and global awareness within the classroom. Learn how these tools enhance and support cross-curricular, inquiry-based learning.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Global collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
Empowered Learner
  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This session will introduce poster visitors to the International Days section of TakingITGlobal’s website. Internationally Recognized Days promote issues of international interest and can easily be integrated into classrooms to support cultural understanding and global awareness with the educational resources and links made available through TakingITGlobal

Educators will learn how to explore the International Days taking place each month, locate supporting resources, and examine specific classroom applications. Visitors will get an overview of how International Days can be incorporated into classroom learning while linking to several subject outcomes.

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Michael Furdyk, TakingITGlobal

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