Student Activism: Inspiring Action Through Stories of Change and Global Collaboration Projects
Explore and create : Creation lab
Dr. Jennifer Williams
Looking for ways to inspire your students to become instruments of positive change as storytellers and global citizens? Join Dr. Jennifer Williams, author of "Teach Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good," for this inspired session to discover how to fuel the collaborative classroom and empower students to take action.
|Audience:||Principals/head teachers, Teachers, Coaches|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Student agency, choice & voice|
|Subject area:||Social studies, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
|Additional detail:||ISTE author presentation|
As opposed to passive participants in society, today’s students are ready to design, dream, and MAKE the future! This session will support educators ready to activate positive change in teaching and learning through innovative practices, meaningful use of technology, and global collaboration and empower student activism in the classroom. With inspiration of Presence, Purpose, and Perspective from stories of real-world PeaceMAKERS in education, participants are invited to be actively engage and to create ready-to-go action plans for themselves as educators, for classroom communities, and for global communities.
Models/pedagogies/learning theories addressed
• Constructivism and social constructivism (Dewey, Montessori)
• Human-Centered Design (Kelley)
• Communities of Practice (Wenger)
• Social learning theory: motivation and self-efficacy (Bandura)
• Portraiture qualitative research (Lawrence-Lightfoot)
Topics for exploration:
• Social good
• Student advocacy and activism
• Digital citizenship
• Global collaboration
• Design thinking and human-centered learning space design
• Power of feedback and reflection
Standards of Practice, alignment, and competencies
• ISTE Standards for Student
• ISTE Standards for Educators
• ISTE Standards for Education Leaders
• United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
• Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) Global Competencies
• Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Standards
• My Name, My Identity
• Adobe Spark
• Rock Your World
• World's Largest Lesson
• Human-centered design (dot voting, card sort, entry tickets)
• TED Talks, podcasting, blogging, social media
• Goals Project, Climate Action Project, TeachSDGs
Presenter will use an interactive, multimedia presentation to engage audience members. Open discussion will further encourage attendee participation through sharing, dialogue, and exploration of topics. Weblinks, digital graphics, and video will be used to model concepts. New digital technologies that allow educators to connect and collaborate will be demonstrated and then attendees will be invited to participate in discussion, inquiry, and discovery of practice and perspective.
10 minutes: greeting and introduction
20 minutes: instructional design framework and standards of practice
30 minutes: top practices and tools
10 minutes: in action--examples of projects and programs
20 minute: build your action plan and conclusion
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Dr. Jennifer Williams has dedicated herself for 25 years to the field of education through her roles as an education activist, professor, school administrator, literacy specialist, and classroom teacher. As an educator and author of the ISTE book, Teach Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good, she champions teachers to use educational technology purposefully for the planet and its people. She is a professor at Saint Leo University and the co-founder of TeachSDGs and the non-profit organization Take Action Global. Connect with Jennifer on Twitter at @JenWilliamsEdu and at www.jenwilliamsedu.com.