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Globally ConnectED: Expanding the Walls of Your Classroom

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Sallee Clark  
Alberto Herraez Velazquez  
Mario Herraez Velazquez  
Jeni Long  

Expand the walls of your classroom with global learning opportunities. Learn how to connect your classroom with educators from around the world, create student-to-student learning opportunities and bring experts into your class. Leave this session with globally minded lesson ideas and a plan to become globally connected.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Microsoft Teams
Flipgrid app
Microsoft Educato accoutn - education.microsoft.com
Topic: Global collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.
For Educators:
Citizen
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
Collaborator
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose and objective of this workshop is for participants to learn about global collaboration opportunities, how to plan for these projects, and how to connect their classroom with the world.

Through attending this session participants will learn:
1) five different ways to collaborate with classrooms and experts around the world (classroom to classroom virtual connections, expert connections, virtual field trips, student to student projects, on-going student to student video communication)
2) how to plan for global collaboration
3) how to connect with classrooms and experts around the world

Through attending this session participants will receive:
1) hands on experience
2) curated collection of resources
3) lesson plan template
4) tips for successful collaboration projects
5) initial contact with globally connection

Outline

Outline

1) Participants will see the importance of global connections and be introduced to 5 different types of global learning experiences. They will see examples from each experience & learn about the skills gained by students through these experiences.
(20 minutes)

2) Participants will then engage in a station rotation to experience three different types of collaboration projects. (classroom to classroom virtual connection, student to student collaborative project, on-going student to student video communication)
(30 Minutes)

3) Attendees will explore resources & lesson plans for global connections. They will make initial contact with global educators, experts, or classrooms for a collaborative project.
(20 minutes)

4) Participants will learn our top tips for a successful global collaborative project. We will discuss pre-planning, timing, technology for collaboration, and student expectations.
(10 minutes)

5) Participants will begin planning their first global collaboration project with a provided lesson template.
(10 minutes)

Supporting research

https://www.iste.org/explore/Personalized-learning/5-ways-students-benefit-from-global-collaboration

https://www.iste.org/explore/ISTE-blog/4-skills-the-littlest-learners-gain-from-global-collaboration

https://blogs.skype.com/stories/2018/06/20/museum-curator-brings-the-egyptian-civilization-to-students-around-the-world/

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Presenters

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Sallee Clark, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
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Alberto Herraez Velazquez, eTwinz

Alberto was born and raised in Salamanca, Spain and came to Utah several years ago on a scholarship to teach. He graduated from the University of Valladolid with a Bachelors in Education and attended the University of Utah where he graduated with a Masters in Education. Currently, Alberto is teaching 6th grade at Canyon Creek Elementary School in Farmington where his students are part of the Spanish/English Immersion program. Mr. Herraez is a Microsoft Master Trainer and trains teachers within his district and around the world. He has presented in many conferences such as TCEA, NCCE, UCET and many local and national events.

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Mario Herraez Velazquez, Davis School District

Mario was born and raised in Salamanca, Spain and came to Utah several years ago on a scholarship to teach. He graduated from the University of Valladolid with a Bachelors in Education. After coming to Utah and starting his teaching career, Mario attended the University of Utah where he graduated with a Masters in Education. Currently, Mario is teaching 6th grade at Canyon Creek Elementary School in Farmington where his students are part of the Spanish/English Immersion program. Mario is a heavy user of technology, and he enjoys sharing his passion with the students at Canyon Creek Elementary.

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Jeni Long, Eagle Mountain - Saginaw ISD

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