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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: Coaches, Library media specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
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 Educator account - education.microsoft.com
Topic: Global collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Social studies, Not applicable
ISTE Standards: 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.
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.

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 global connection

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, Castleberry ISD

Together, Jeni Long and Sallee Clark, are known as "Jenallee". This dynamic duo has served collectively in education for 40+ years and are currently serving as Innovation Leaders at Castleberry ISD. Jenallee creates content to empower educators with technology tools that enhance learning on their YouTube show, TikTok channel, blog, and Twitter accounts. Jenallee published their first book with Elevate Books EDU, The Microsoft Teams Playbook, in 2021 and they are collaborating authors on the EduMatch book Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative. In addition, Jenallee was recently awarded the Top 30 2022 EdTech Influencer Award by EdTech K-12 Magazine.

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Alberto Herraez Velazquez, eTwinz

Alberto was born and raised in Salamanca, Spain and moved to Utah several years ago to teach in a Spanish immersion school. 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. Apart from being a 5th grade teacher, Alberto has developed the brand eTwinz with his twin brother, Mario. The eTwinz are international speakers and consultants who help teachers around the world to transform their practice.

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Mario Herraez Velazquez, eTwinz

Mario was born and raised in Salamanca, Spain, and moved to Utah several years ago to teach in a Spanish immersion school. 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. Apart from being a 6th-grade teacher, Mario has developed the brand eTwinz with his twin brother, Alberto. The eTwinz are international speakers and consultants who help teachers around the world to transform their practice.

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Jeni Long, Castleberry ISD

Together, Jeni Long and Sallee Clark, are known as "Jenallee". This dynamic duo has served collectively in education for 40+ years and are currently serving as Innovation Leaders at Castleberry ISD. Jenallee creates content to empower educators with technology tools that enhance learning on their YouTube show, TikTok channel, blog, and Twitter accounts. Jenallee published their first book with Elevate Books EDU, The Microsoft Teams Playbook, in 2021 and they are collaborating authors on the EduMatch book Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative. In addition, Jenallee was recently awarded the Top 30 2022 EdTech Influencer Award by EdTech K-12 Magazine.

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