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Global Missions: Empowering Students and Teachers to Connect With the ‘Real’ World

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Location: Room 288-90
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Participate and share : Interactive session

Heather Spanbroek  
Participants will discover what Global Missions are and which aspects can be implemented into their classrooms today — never wait until tomorrow! Find out how the ISTE Standards fit with Global Missions. Let’s help change tomorrow!

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Professional developers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Student agency, choice and voice
Grade level: PK-5
Subject area: Social studies, STEM/STEAM
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.
  • Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
  • Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose & objective
By the end of the session participant will:
Understand what the Global mission process is
Be able to make links with the UN sustainable development goals with their classrooms
See how Global missions fits with a prescribed curriculum
Understand how productive technology can support the learning process
Understand the importance of your network and how to use it within the classroom


During the presentation we will take the participants through the global mission process making links to UDL and personalised learning. Visible thinking routines will be used, a research process and design thinking to solve a challenge. Productive technology will be used to support the learning journey and to record it along the way.

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Heather Spanbroek, International School Eindhoven
ISTE Certified Educator

Dedicated life long learner with over 20 years experience in international education. Heather holds a master in education, is a google fanatic (Educator, Trainer and Innovator) and is a ISTE certified educator (and trainer). Her home is full of energy, creative and bilingual. She has 3 children and a dog named Tobi!

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