Reaching Beyond the Classroom: Global Collaborator

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 9
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Renee Sanchez  
Gohar Hamo  
Andrea Lugo  

Using ISTE's Global Collaborator standard to support educators during remote learning, this session is focused on the concept of global collaborator through the exploration of a real-world issues, namely the Sustainable Development Goals. This workshop’s foundational design element is student engagement.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Professional developers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Global collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • 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.
  • Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

As a result of this session, participants will leverage digital resources to demonstrate competency by: learning the value of utilizing real world issues to engage and connect with others in meaningful ways; build cultural competency by engaging with students, colleagues, and experts; leverage digital resources to explore topics and examine issues that would otherwise not be possible from a brick and mortar setting.

Supporting research

This workshop is in alignment with the following research and frameworks: Learning Progressions, Task Force Recommendations, The Presenters Fieldbook, Adaptive School Foundation Seminar, Differentiated Coaching, Universal Design for Learning, The Power of Protocols, Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE) Model, Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, Reinforcement (ADKAR Model), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) website, ISTE Standards for Students, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition (SAMR) Model, Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms, Open online resources.

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Renee Sanchez, Los Angeles Unified School District

Renee Sanchez currently serves as an Instructional Leadership Support Specialist with Instructional Technology Initiative. She has worked as an educator in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 14 years. Her goal is to provide equitable opportunities to all students in educational technology, computer science, and digital citizenship. Renee’s work is rooted in the belief that all students can learn, and education is foundational to life success.

Gohar Hamo, LAUSD

I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator with LAUSD. I help schools across our district integrate digital resources that enhance their curriculum. This empowers teachers to leverage future ready instruction and students to engage with their learning.

Andrea Lugo, El Dorado Ave ES
ISTE Certified Educator

Andrea Lugo is an Instructional Technology Facilitator, whose mission is to build teachers capacity with integrating technology in all core content areas. Andrea knows all students deserve access to 21st century tools to become future ready. Becoming National Board Certified as well as ISTE Certified Educator has allowed Andrea to facilitate positive change within the district. She advocates for equity, access and learning use of technology, coding, and game based learning for all students.

MARIA TOLEDO, Los Angeles Unified School District
ISTE Certified Educator

Maria Magnanimo-Toledo is a Specialist, Readiness & Integration, with the Instructional Technology Initiative of Los Angeles Unified. She is passionate about providing quality adult learning experiences and enjoys facilitating learning for educators which leverage digital resources. She is an accomplished educator and champion for equity and access in serving a wide variety of students. Maria is a National Board Certified Teacher, trilingual, 1st generation American, and 1st in her family to graduate from college. Maria has held a variety of positions such as Instructional Coach, Mentor Teacher, Intervention Coordinator, Title 1 Coordinator, and classroom teacher in grades K-8.

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