2010 Global Education Conference

 

Accepted Sessions

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The following sessions have been accepted.  These listings will include start time and Elluminate-room links a few days before the conference, although much scheduling has been done and is available by time zone here.  

If you are an accepted session presenter--congratulations!  If you have not received and email with the link to schedule your session, plus training information, please contact steve@hargadon.com.

If you have submitted to present, but your proposal(s) do not appear below, that does not mean you session(s) have not been accepted.   We are still processing the applications with the regional advisory chairs and you will hear from us by email one way or the other.  Thanks for your patience!


TITLE: 180 Degree Classroom
PRESENTER: Lisa Johnson, Jefferson County Public Schools (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Jose Alfaro
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Student time in math class is spent creating and viewing video lessons using TabletPCs, iPod Touch multimedia devices and teacher as resources. The student-created videos are then posted online for viewing on the iTouches. While students prepare and learn from the video lessons they create, the teacher can focus on providing just-in-time learning opportunities and classroom experiences which incorporate their new learning.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: 21st Century Literacy and Global Competence Flourish in the Flat Classroom™ Project
PRESENTER: Honor Moorman, The International School of the Americas (U.S.A.)
CO-PRESENTER: Catherine M, Edward M, Emily J, and Scott B
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will translate theory into practice by demonstrating how the Flat Classroom™ Project helps students develop 21st century literacies and global competencies. Student presenters will facilitate a guided tour of their digital footprints to showcase the knowledge and skills they gained by participating in the project. This student work will bring to life three key frameworks: the National Council of Teachers of English Definition of 21st Century Literacies, the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning’s description of global competence, and the Flat Classroom™ Project seven steps pedagogy. Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and tools for helping students communicate, collaborate, and co-create with international peers.
WEBSITE: http://21globalleadership.wikispaces.com/
SPONSORING PARTNER: Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning and Flat Classroom™ Project
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: 21st Century Youth Voices
PRESENTER: David Potter, iEARN-USA, Inc. (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Farah Kamal CO-PRESENTER: Prairie Summer
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: iEARN and Equal Access International (EA) are two leading education and youth empowerment organizations that provide resources and experience to design and implement an innovative youth media projects worldwide. The partners invite educators and media professionals to an open discussion on models of youth journalism and media production and literacy—print, video, radio, mobile/SMS, and online—to support community service, environmental issues, employment and vocational training, women’s rights/human rights, health and civic engagement.
WEBSITE: http://www.equalaccess.org/
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN-USA
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: 5 Powerful Things Teachers Can Do With Online Collaboration
PRESENTER: Yvonne Marie Andres, Global SchoolNet (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Bestseller "Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything" sends educators a critical message that individuals can no longer independently learn all they need to know. In a globally connected world, there is enormous value in using online tools and technology to collaboratively connect and learn with others. Join award-winning online learning pioneer, Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres, as she discusses successful integration of project-based, collaborative learning by showcasing the best content, tools and resources that support teachers and their students as they strive to master 21st century learning skills. This webinar will help educational leaders understand that OCL has many benefits. Youth need to learn collaborative, 21st century learning skills, through safe, structured, supervised, educational projects. Teachers need guidance in transitioning from traditional learning -- to new learning tools and experiences (e.g. Flexbooks, blended learning environments, collaborative projects, co-created content, global exhibitions and competitions, virtual field trips). But, without some structure it can lead to chaos and frustration.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: ACTIVE CITIZENS
PRESENTER: NANA KOW ACQUAYE, iEARN GHANA MEMBER (Ghana)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 06:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: english
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Active Citizenship concerns everyone. We all have rights and responsibilities, and shared national, continental and global interests. Strong and healthy communities welcome diversity in cultural expression, values and lifestyles. Active Citizenship refers to the voluntary capacity of citizens and communities working directly together or through elected representatives to exercise economic, social or political power in pursuit of shared goals.
WEBSITE: http://www.jci.cc/ghana
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: The Affect of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program on IB Diploma Programme Outcomes
PRESENTER: Gordon Brown, George Mason University (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Beverly Shaklee
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Since its inception, the International Baccalaureate Organization has grown significantly in global reputation and reach. Some research has been conducted on a variety of questions for the Diploma Programme (DP), yet very little research exists regarding the impact of the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Thus, the presenters for this session analyzed data from 2001-2009 on IB DPs in school systems with MYPs, as well as IB DPs without feeder MYPs across the state of Virginia in the United States. The primary question this study addresses is, "Does implementation of the IB MYP affect IB DP enrollment and graduation rates?" The researchers also analyzed the data according to racial, socio-economic, and educational classifications.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Alfabetizaciones múltiples y contenidos educativos multimediales
PRESENTER: Alejandra Santos, (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 10:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Alumnos Educadores
PRESENTER: Cristina Velazquez, Instituto Tomás Devoto (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Los estudiantes asumen un rol de educadores y nos brindan a los adultos, a través de videos, tutoriales y publicaciones digitalizadas, sus conocimientos tecnológicos, que han desarrollado, en forma natural, al utilizar diversos recursos y especialmente Internet, aprendiendo con ella y de ella.
WEBSITE: http://www.alumnoseducadores.blogspot.com/
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Am I European?
PRESENTER: CARMEN OLTEANU, SCOALA CU CLASELE I-VIII "SAVA POPOVICI BARCIANU" RASINARI, SIBIU (ROMANIA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: ROMANIAN
SHORT DESCRIPTION: the presentation will be based on the experinces we had during the Comenius project "Am I European". It was a 3 years schools parnership between my school and Minchinhampton school from Great Britain, Circcolo didattico di Castellammare di Stabia , Italy and a school from France.This great experience gave to students and teacher involved the oportunity to communicate, to get more and more knowledge and to be aware about being part of the european civilization. This partnership opened doors to the good understanding of the values we have , of the tradition and culture and history.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: ANSER Got Rights
PRESENTER: Jackie Gerstein, ANSER Charter School (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Panel
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The ANSER Junior High Students will present the Human Rights celebration we held. Groups of students studied and presented individual rights from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We connected the rights with the real world, our community, and ended with a Human Rights celebration at a local park. Our work and media from our performance can be found at http://anser.weebly.com/index.html . We will review these during our presentation.
WEBSITE: http://anser.weebly.com/index.html
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Aplicaciones didáctias dela web 2.0
PRESENTER: William Henry Vegazo Muro, (Perú)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: La diversidad de las webtools aplicadas para desarrollar la capacidad de la Comprensión de la información en el área de Ciencia, Tecnología y Ambiente (CTA); hacen propicia la oportunidad de innovar la metodología de Enseñanza-Aprendizaje entre los aprendices que estudian esta área, propiciando una mejor asimilación de dichos contenidos durante el presente año lectivo así tenemos: Los blogs educativos tales como "el Mundo de a ciencia"; "Novedades de la semana"; "Webquest para el área de CTA"; el uso de las wikis :"Como deciamosayer"; los webinar usados en la plataforma wiziq.com; o los webcastings con temas de conservación del Ambiente por el año Internacional de la Biodiversidad; aparte de las webquest y la Red Social de Facebook en la que contamos con nuestro "Grupo de CTA" con 220 miembros activos, amén del microblogging de twitter juntos conforman todo un Entorno Virtual de Aprendizaje que le facilita al alumno(a) aprendizajes significativos y que constituyen mis aplicaciones didácticas de la web 2.0.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: El Aprendizaje de la Fisiologia Vegetal Moderna como Elemento Estrategico del Desarrollo de las Competencias de Estudiantes y de Estudiantes y Educadores de las Ciencias Agricolas para el Siglo XXI.
PRESENTER: Carolina y Mercedes Vega-Jarquín y Ordoñez, (Nicaragua)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: La lectura de textos de Fisiología Vegetal nos conduce a reflexionar en como el conocimiento de las plantas adquiere cada día mayor importancia para la humanidad. Actualmente, el desarrollo alcanzado en los conocimientos a nivel molecular, y el carácter integrador que caracteriza a ésta ciencia, han evolucionado a la Fisiología Vegetal. En la Universidad Nacional Agraria (UNA), Managua, Nicaragua, estamos convencidos de que esta evolución debe también reflejarse en los modelos educativos, en indagar y compartir prácticas pedagógicas, que nos ayuden a estudiantes y educadores en el proceso de mejorar y desarrollar las nuevas competencias requeridas.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Are we living together?
PRESENTER: Radha Paudel, Forum for Partnership Development (Nepal)
CO-PRESENTER: Loksari Nepali CO-PRESENTER: NA
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English +Nepali
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Of course! My parents have dream when I opened my eyes at first. Probably, they though a best teacher, great people, popular doctor or more. It was a dream and remained dream forever but nowdays dream also changing! Because it is Himalayan region, no school nearby my village, no benches, books, teachers in school, no good pay for teacher, no and many no……I heard with outsider people, education is a fundamental rights of children, children are learning with best teachers, well equipped schools, they have computer and many modern technologies ….I do not have way and asking myself and with you. Can we live together??
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Assessing 21st Century Learning With Electronic Portfolios
PRESENTER: Elizabeth Garrison, St. Anthony School (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: A student electronic portfolio is a valuable tool for the 21st century classroom that enables the student and teacher to reflect on the student’s progress and set goals for continued learning. In this session the attendee will become more familiar with electronic portfolios and how to implement them into middle school and high school curriculum. There will be an introduction to the different types of portfolios and the tools available to create them. The creation of an electronic portfolio will be demonstrated using a free online tool. How to post class work, file types used for accessibility, and how to manage and assess the student’s portfolio will be covered. After this session the teachers will feel more comfortable with integrating electronic portfolios into their own 21st century curriculum.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Assessing your Innovation Capabilities
PRESENTER: John Clemente, Teaching Matters, Inc. (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Imagine a successful 21st century school in this flat world. What does it look like? Does it include a balance of core academic content and digital literacy? Does it involve global collaboration? Teaching students to be creative, critical thinkers, problem-solvers and collaborators has been a goal of education for a long time but to do it with technology innovations and collaborate globally is an entirely new skill for many students and teachers. Find out how to assess your school’s progress in innovating for the 21st century and how this can help you move your school, teachers and students forward in their thinking.
WEBSITE: http://www.teachingmatters.org
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: Autonomy in language learning at UNAM Mexico.
PRESENTER: Marina Chávez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Autonomy in language learning at UNAM Mexico. The largest university in Latin America (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM) has provided autonomous language learning education to students for the last fifteen years through its ‘mediatecas’ (self-access centers). A mediateca is an educational system based on self-directed learning principles that includes three main elements: language learning resources (printed, audiovisual, multimedia and online), a student support structure (language counseling and ‘learning to learn’ activities), and physical infrastructure (facilities and equipment). In this presentation we will show what a language self-access centre at UNAM looks like, how its elements relate and communicate, and will discuss the rationale behind such system. We will also present the academic projects the mediateca of the Language Center of UNAM has developed to promote autonomy among university students, as well as online language counselor education to language teachers.
WEBSITE: http:cad.cele.unam.mx/consultamediateca
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: B-Learning en la Escuela
PRESENTER: Cristina Velazquez, Instituto Tomás Devoto (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: La combinación del e-learning con la formación presencial nos permite unificar los aspectos positivos de la enseñanza tradicional y el aprendizaje a través de soportes tecnológicos.
WEBSITE: http://devotolearning.com.ar/virtual/
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Be not afraid – student responses to Racism and the Holocaust in an online forum
PRESENTER: Nigel Mitchell, Open Access College (Australia)
CO-PRESENTER: Parvathy Balakrishnan CO-PRESENTER: Kleo Dokas
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 10:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In these risk-averse days teachers and students are often reluctant to venture out into controversial areas of the curriculum. When they do take the risk, however, the results can be amazing. This presentation will showcase the work of a group of teachers at Open Access College in Adelaide, South Australia, teaching a unit in year 10 English. The unit incorporated a study of the 2007 film Freedom Writers and a visit to an exhibition of artefacts and artworks inspired by the Holocaust. The use of an online forum in Moodle to facilitate student interaction has been an important and incredibly successful part of the process. Students were engaged in the learning, proactive in their participation, and showed a very high level of initiative and critical thinking. Open Access College is the Distance Education school of the Department of Education and Children’s Services in South Australia.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Education Services Australia
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Becoming a Globally Connected Teacher
PRESENTER: Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano, GloballyConnectedLearning.com (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Let’s explore the why and how of globally connected learning. From Global Competencies, connections, collaborations and communication to tools and projects designed and created for your students to investigate the world, bring in perspective, knowledge, skill and disposition. Participants will walk through the steps of becoming a globally connected teacher in order to open up their classroom walls and connect their students to the world.
WEBSITE: http://globallyconnectedlearning.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Beyond Charity to Social Innovation
PRESENTER: Ann Peel, Institute at Havergal (Canada)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The development of global competencies starts with valuing our relationships with others, from the perspective of our shared humanity. Once we are able to fully inhabit the spaces of others, to learn from their perspectives, and to clarify our own, we can problem solve creatively in response to the key forces shaping our planet. I can move from "helping" others to active, shared problem solving rooted in respect and empathy.
WEBSITE: http://www.havergal.on.ca/Institute
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Blended Learning in History and Social Science: Using the Web to Enhance the Learning in your classes
PRESENTER: Mike Gwaltney, Marlborough School; Online School for Girls (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: As research continues to suggest that online learning can have excellent outcomes, many educators are finding ways to blend the best of both worlds, combining time-tested practices of in-class instruction with powerful new web tools to produce rich, engaging learning experiences for their students. Increasingly, students enter their classrooms familiar with and already engaged by online tools that give teachers the opportunity to connect them with a variety of multimedia content online, as well as with other students in their communities and around the globe. The world students will enter after schooling will require they know how to work online effectively, and educators are being challenged more and more to provide experiences that will help them develop this necessary ability. This presentation on "Blended Learning" will provide History and Social Science instructors with the pedagogical justification and the practical know-how to leverage new technologies to provide students with cutting-edge and powerful learning experiences. Beginning with an overview of research on the benefits of online learning, participants will consider when it is best to take learning online and how to do so. Teachers will become familiar with free or low-cost Web 2.0 tools that are already proving to be very effective. Emphasis will be placed on exploring tools that allow students to collaborate online and to use creativity to solve real-world problems. Participants will together form an online community that will extend past the presentation itself, providing the opportunity to continue their learning together and to share best practices as they take what they learn back to their own classrooms.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Un blog para la enseñanza del cálculo
PRESENTER: Adelina Silva Muslera, (México)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Los blog, también llamados weblogs o bitácoras, pueden ser definidos como sistemas de publicación de información hipermedia, en donde se almacenan y muestran los textos en forma cronológica inversa, partiendo del último contenido publicado. Estos sistemas han permitido a docentes y estudiantes contar con una herramienta de fácil uso y sin costo, para la publicación de contenidos. El uso didáctico que hemos dado a esta herramienta es en el marco de la enseñanza del cálculo y del uso del software GeoGebra.  
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Blogging and it's impact on Student Learning: A Qualitative Study
PRESENTER: Todd Ide, Michigan State University (United States)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Policymakers and educators alike agree about the importance of technology and its use in the classroom. This concern is expressed in part D of the No Child Left Behind Act which calls for enhancing education through technology, specifically to improve student achievement. Unfortunately, the way technology enhances teaching and learning is not well understood. There is little research that demonstrates how to effectively incorporate web 2.0 applications. As a result, schools often use technology for “technology’s sake” rather than using it in meaningful ways. This study seeks to examine one such application -- the blog in order to better understand the ways that blogging can be integrated into the classroom to encourage student learning and collaboration. The study sought to answer two main questions. First, does participating in a blog help reinforce learning that is done in the classroom by extending these conversations outside the confines of class hours? Second, do students feel that participating in a blog was valuable to their learning or as another obstacle or requirement to be completed?
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Bob Barboza
PRESENTER: Bob Barboza, Kids Talk Radio/Super School University (USA)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English/Spanish
SHORT DESCRIPTION: How do we build a Youth World News Network? Kids Talk Radio, Super School Teen TV, and Super School Press are the building blocks that we use to build a Youth World News Network. Our goal is to tell stories from around the world. This is our way of helping to build world peace, create jobs and to build a better understanding of what it will take to collaborate with educators. In phase one, we will work with students, parents, and teachers. We designed Super School University to collaborate with and train teachers and students from around the world. At present, we are training students to become student backpack journalist. We use Journalist in a Box software for iPads, iPhones, Mac’s and PC’s to help to train students, parents and teachers through distance learning. We need to work with teachers to recruit more students from around the world.
WEBSITE: http://www.KidsTalkRadioLA.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Bringing the learning to you: Virtual Professional Development
PRESENTER: Hazel Owen, Ethos Consultancy NZ (New Zealand)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Current models of Professional Development (PD) provision are being evaluated. As a result, one of the mainstays of education intuitions, the generic workshop, has been identified as having number of fundamental flaws. The Virtual Professional Development model currently being piloted in NZ with ten tertiary, secondary and primary school teachers from a variety of locations ranging from Kaitaia to Canterbury, may offer some alternatives. Unlike generic workshops, national facilitator mentors teachers to develop their own highly-contextualised learning plans. The resulting VPD is proving to date to be mainly 1) about affective factors - community, belonging and relationships; 2) a personalised curriculum; and 3) an experience where upskilling takes second place to a teacher's own learning 'journey' which is all about their identity as educators and their beliefs about learning.
WEBSITE: http://prezi.com/axvbbw1in-n6/virtually-engaged-building-virtual-professional-development-communities/
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Bringing Values and Principles of Sustainability into Education
PRESENTER: Alicia Jimenez, Earth Charter International Secretariat (Costa Rica)
CO-PRESENTER: Marina Bakhnova
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Concerned about the importance of promoting ethical principles that would lead to more sustainable societies, this session will present and discuss methodologies and experiences of how to incorporate values for sustainability into education systems using the Earth Charter. Some of the questions that will be discussed in this working session will be: - How can we best integrate values of sustainability into education, and what are these values? - How can the Earth Charter be used to advance processes of education for sustainable development?
SPONSORING PARTNER: The Earth Charter Initiative
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Building a 21st century school with Google Apps
PRESENTER: Julia Stiglitz, Google (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Becky Evans
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The next generation of students brings a different set of expectations and technical experiences to school. Meeting the changing learning habits of these students and providing the tools necessary to enable 21st century teaching and learning are difficult challenges many schools and districts face today. Learn how Google Apps Education Edition can provide advanced communication and collaboration tools for schools - at zero cost.
SPONSORING PARTNER:
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Building Beyond Barriers: Experiences and ideas for U.S.- Chinese Cross-cultural Understanding
PRESENTER: Candace Hackett Shively, TeachersFirst/The Source for Learning (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Donna Benson CO-PRESENTER: Lan Ziegler
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Panel
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: A panel will discuss the barriers, victories, and challenges to building ongoing understanding between U.S. and Chinese teens through F2F and electronic communications in both formal and informal settings. The panel: an American high school student recently returned from China, a U.S. teacher of Chinese language -- born and educated in China, and an American high school teacher planning an upcoming trip to China with American high school students. Moderated by Candace Hackett Shively of TeachersFirst.com (free service from the non-profit, The Source for Learning), the discussion will focus on leveraging face to face and electronic exchange to include a broader audience and ongoing involvement. The panel will share their experiences and knowledge of classroom (formal) and outside school (informal) opportunities/challenges for exchange and dialog among teens in the U.S. and China and brainstorm possible scenarios to extend relationships to more schools and students in both countries.
WEBSITE: http://www.teachersfirst.com/china2010
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Building Collaborative Learning Environments
PRESENTER: Vinnie Vrotny, North Shore Country Day School (US)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: While building global projects, time and attention need to be spent to build the correct platform for collaboration and communication for the projects. This session will discuss a variety of platforms, discussing the strengths of each.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Educational Collaborators
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Building Communities & Collections Through MERLOT
PRESENTER: Phil Moss, MERLOT (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) is an international consortium that promotes academic innovation and the effective use and re-use of open educational resources. Join in to see how members and partner organizations are using the tools and resources in MERLOT to collaborate across campuses and continents.
WEBSITE: http://www.merlot.org
SPONSORING PARTNER: MERLOT
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Building Global Competence through Afterschool Programs
PRESENTER: Alexis Menten, Asia Society's Partnership for Global Learning (United States)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Building global competence doesn’t stop at the end of the school day. Extending global learning into the hours before school, after school, and during summer offers schools and districts the opportunity to provide a seamless and connected learning experience for their students. Learn why out-of-school time programs are appropriate venues for global learning among youth of all ages, find out what a high-quality globally-focused afterschool program looks like, and discover new ways that schools are collaborating with afterschool programs and community partners through expanded learning and extended day initiatives.
WEBSITE: http://www.asiasociety.org/afterschool
SPONSORING PARTNER: Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: Building the Global Citizenship Experience
PRESENTER: Eric Davis, GCE Chicago High School (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: We will workshop the challenges that schools and organizations face in building effective learning models that teach global awareness, civic engagement, and the skills/values that best serve young adults beyond k-12 life. We will use a series of guiding questions to frame our workshop -- sharing appropriate anecdotes throughout -- and each participant will depart with a clear sense of actionable and relevant next steps for refining their organizational work processes (from staff interactions/collaboration to org flow charts), program offerings, curriculum, and extensions into the world, and community engagement strategies.
WEBSITE: http://www.globalcitizenshipexperience.com/
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Calculus By and For Young People -ages 7 and up
PRESENTER: Donald Cohen, The Math Program, Don Cohen-The Mathman (United States of America)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Don will use his A Map to Calculus to show what children have done when they are encouraged to ask questions, look for patterns, create changes, solve problems in different ways, solve problems without the teacher showing them how to do it, use ratios and differences, create new things, use hands-on activities, applets, calculators, Scratch, GeoGebra, and Mathematica, leading to important mathematics: including patterns, visualization, infinite sequences, infinite series, algebraic and geometric transformations, i, e, Pi, Phi, slopes -> derivatives, the area under curves -> the integral, and Spirals.
WEBSITE: http://www.mathman.biz/html/map.html
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Capturing the Hearts of Reluctant Writers using on-line publishing.
PRESENTER: Lou Deibe, Nortern Beaches Christian School (Australia)
CO-PRESENTER: Chantelle Morrison
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 05:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Capturing the hearts of reluctant writers using on-line publishing. Are you frustrated by those students who just cannot put pen to paper? When you talk to your students, do they understand the concepts, full to the brim with ideas and...and yet trapped in a state of inertia, unable to bring their potential to their written work? At NBCS we are pioneering new ways to engage our students through the use of on-line publishing. The endless possibilities for our students to publish their writing to REAL audiences gives REAL value to their work and brings a new level of motivation to these once reluctant and embarrassed writers. Through the use of manageable formats and exciting presentations such as poetry blogs and e-zines, and using the evolving mediums of digital literacy (often using free software), we have drawn the most reluctant writers into the market place as published authors, placing the emphasis on what they CAN do rather than allowing them to be hampered by what they cannot. In this lively session, presented by two of the most passionate and excited teaching practitioners on the planet (and sometimes off it), you will see the range of possibilities for your students and will be able to implement your ideas upon your return to the teaching and learning space with the minimum of fuss and effort. As your new-found enthusiasm to reach those as yet unreachable students infects your environment, you’ll find students and teachers alike inspired and refreshed.
WEBSITE: http://passion4poetry.wordpress.com/category/poetry-2010/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Caracterización de uso e incorporación de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en la educación básica y media. Periodo 2005 - 2010
PRESENTER: Yolima Vargas Garzón, (Colombia)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Desde la propuesta de investigación se indagó  la articulación en relación a lo tecnológico, lo pedagógico y lo conceptual en el uso e incorporación de las TIC en la educación básica y media en Colombia, con base en la convocatoria del 10° Premio Colombiano de Informática Educativa Nodo Colombia –Ribie-Col en el marco del 10° Congreso Internacional de Informática Educativa.  Para la caracterización de las experiencias docentes, de estudiantes y producción de recursos educativos digitales se hizo un análisis documental de las experiencias y ponencias presentadas, información que se triangulo con entrevistas a profundidad y una indagación a partir de una encuesta realizada a todos los participantes al Premio. Se tomó como universo para el estudio, el total de las experiencias en el uso pedagógico de MTIC presentadas a los dos últimos congresos, ya que la investigación da cuenta de las tendencias de los últimos 5 años.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Centering Educational Technologies on Students: Insights for Classroom Activity and Project Design
PRESENTER: Michael Evans, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (United States of America)
CO-PRESENTER: Jeffrey Moore
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Modern educational technology tools have become complex enough that without a sound theoretical “lens” through which teachers can view them, their true usefulness as teaching tools may be obscured. We have adopted the paradigm of student-centered learning (SCL) to guide the use of a variety of educational technologies in an online chemistry course at UIUC. Although the tools we use are often specific to the field of chemistry, the lessons we have learned from developing a student-centered approach to the use of technology have proven extremely valuable for maintaining a high-quality online learning environment. Global education initiatives, which often use educational technologies to connect experts with students across the globe, could benefit from these lessons. We will discuss strategies for unlocking the potential of educational technologies through honest appraisals and analyses of their value for students.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Chatting about Global Projects - a discussion on “What, How, When and Why etc?”
PRESENTER: Anne Mirtschin, Virtual web conferencing centre, Dept of Education, Victoria (Australia)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Tech Talk Tuesdays: Chatting about Global Projects - a discussion on “What, How, When and Why etc?” This session is part of the regular Tech Talk Tuesday sessions. It will be an informal discussion and chat amongst participants on any or some of the following questions:- Where can I find global projects to participate in? How can I find my own partners to work with on global projects? What are the benefits of being involved in global projects? What tips are there to ensure global projects are successful? What are the challenges etc? What online tools can be used etc. What hardware will I need? Please come with your own questions and share with others.
WEBSITE: http://murcha.wordpress.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: CHEVERE APRENDER CON SCRATCH
PRESENTER: Jordin Leonardo Barrera , (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Nuestra experiencia “Chévere aprender con Scratch”, la hemos realizado en un trabajo colaborativo entre todos los 24 niños y niñas que desde el 2009 hacemos parte del semillero de Tecnoinformática de nuestro colegio, en el primer año no conocíamos scratch, utilizamos la Web 2.0 e investigamos sobre los software educativos libres y online, queríamos hacer un banco de sitios Web que  pudiéramos utilizar en todas las áreas, en este año conocimos scratch y nos atrapo, con scratch podemos dar rienda a la imaginación, nos entusiasma aprender y compartir lo que aprendemos con otros compañeros, nuestros hermanos, padres y amigos 
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Cinemania: Exploring World Film with Youth
PRESENTER: Emily Keating, Jacob Burns Film Center (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Cinemania is one of the many programs of the Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education center in New York. Now in its eighth year, this dynamic middle-school experience teaches students empathy, cross cultural understanding and the visual vocabulary through screening films from around the world that focus on a child or adolescent protagonist. Young people engage in screenings, interactive discussion, blogging and film reviewing in their exploration of global awareness. This presentation will feature many of the most successful film choices, such as Rabbit Proof Fence, The King of Masks, and many more and strategies for introduction and discussion. Participants will be inspired to host their own local foreign film festival for youth!
WEBSITE: http://www.burnsfilmcenter.org
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Classroom 2.0 Live meets the Australia Series
PRESENTER: Carole McCulloch, CoachCarole.net (Australia and USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Anne Mirtschin
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Connect & Collaborate with Global Educators. Two groups of Elluminate webinar facilitators share their stories on building Personal Learning Networks for professional educators. Anne, Carole, Kim, Lorna and Peggy will demonstrate how teachers can grow their own PLNs and connect with other teachers and classes around the world in real time. This presentation will feature the tools: LearnCentral other social networks; Elluminate, Skype, and other collaborative communication tools, and the role they play in successful management of Classroom2.0 Live and The Australia Series.
WEBSITE: http://live.classroom20.com/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Classroom Experiences from Kenya - Influence of Teacher Connections
PRESENTER: Moses Muthoki, Lady Ann Delamere Secondary School (Kenya)
CO-PRESENTER: Francis Mureithi CO-PRESENTER: Redfern Gekonge
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The presentation will explore teaching and learning in a Kenyan rural setup typical of constrained circumstances in teaching approaches, learner orientation, classroom environment among other factors. The presenters, though, are beneficiaries of Education Beyond Borders (EBB) workshops aimed at closing the education divide through teacher professional development. The presentation looks at the impact of EBB activities in classroom experiences of some teachers from rural Naivasha district, Kenya. The shift from traditional commonly used teaching approaches to utilisation of skills which EBB has been emphatic about form the basis of this presentation. It seeks to highlight the benefits of global connection in education without ignoring the prevailing challenges of inclusion due to inavailable resources.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Education Beyond Borders
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Classroom Wikis and GeoGebra
PRESENTER: Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska, Univ. St. Clement of Ohrid (FYR Macedonia)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In this 45 minute presentation, we first discuss the global educational implications of GeoGebra as free, multi-platform, translatable, dynamic mathematics software that enjoys a global community of users who really do work together. In the second part, we get down to the business of integrating GeoGebra into the global classroom. We see how GeoGebra can be used in the daily curriculum. We see integration with just a computer and a video projector up through a state-of-the-art laboratory, integration by the teacher who just wants a ready-to-use demonstration up through the teacher whose students construct their own worksheets and finally integration for a standards-based lesson or for an exploring and fun-with-math lesson. In the last part of the presentation, we show teachers how to share their work in a classroom wiki - how to embed an interactive GeoGebra file and explanation screencast without uploading files to the wiki itself.
WEBSITE: http://geogebrawiki.wikispaces.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: GeoGebra
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Collaboration projects amond 1:1 schools
PRESENTER: Juliana Smith, Newell-Fonda High School (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 04:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will focus on collaboration projects 3 schools have taken part in their Spanish classes. It will also go over different collaboration tools used for these projects.
WEBSITE: http://spanish-smithj.webs.com/
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Colonial Industrial Training Vs. Democratic Web Education – Our New Global Learning Framework
PRESENTER: Richard C Close, Chrysalis Campaign (US)
TIME:
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Industrial Training Vs. Democratic Web Education is the Global Learning Frame on why we learn more via the web than in learning programs and the flaws of trick down learning.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Gabriel Vleisides
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Communication Trends Impacting Business and Education
PRESENTER: Jeffrey Stewart, Trekk Cross-Media (US)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: US English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Everything is Digital and Always available On Demand by Everyone who are Inter-Connected via The Cloud which is Everywhere.
WEBSITE: http://www.slideshare.net/stewtrekk/communication-trendsimpactingbusiness-and-education
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: La computadora como recurso pedagógico en alumnos con discapacidad motriz
PRESENTER: Paula Beatriz Orellano, (Argentina)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: Comunidad de aprendizaje: virtualidad para una escuela nueva
PRESENTER: Diana Rojas Caballero, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Actualmente los maestros incursionan el camino de la formación permanente; sin embargo la oferta actual de formación suele ser descontextualizada y emplea metodologías que, aunque virtuales, perpetúan las metodologías convencionales de enseñanza-aprendizaje. Desde Escuela Nueva promovemos el aprendizaje colaborativo tanto en los estudiantes como desde la formación de los maestros. Hoy día contamos con una red mundial de maestros que han trabajo con estas metodologías flexibles y que comparten sus inquietudes, fortalezas y buenas prácticas, sirviendo de inspiración para quienes tienen niveles inferiores de implementación en Escuela Nueva.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: Comunidades virtuales y educación en salud
PRESENTER: Rodrigo L Riaño Pineda, (Colombia)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: En la actualidad en el mundo predomina un estilo de sociedad que ha sido llamada por algunos autores como sociedad red, dicha sociedad ha sido construida sobre la infraestructura del informacionalismo lo cual ha permitido que la comunicación entre diferentes comunidades fluya de una manera más rápida. El conexionismo que se ha dado en esta nueva sociedad ha facilitado que se creen comunidades que construyen conocimiento en temas específicos y uno de esos temas es la salud, lo que ha dado origen al concepto de salud electrónica. El objetivo de esta ponencia es mostrar como a través de las comunidades virtuales que debaten aspectos relacionados con la salud, se puede educar a las personas en la creación de hábitos saludables y empoderar a los usuarios de la red para que se conviertan en agentes activos en cuanto al cuidado de su salud física y mental.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Concept Maps and Visual Pedagogy
PRESENTER: Geoff Cain, College of the Redwoods (United States of America)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will explore concept mapping and brainstorming tools for classroom discussion, discovering knowledge, and problem-solving. I will present a brief history of visual pedagogy from different cultures to show how concept maps work. We will explore teaching techniques using these methods. The tools we will look at will include everything from pencil and paper, free mind mapping software, online collaborative concept mapping, and 3-d concept mapping in virtual worlds like Second Life.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Connect, Engage, Share & Discover - Distance Learning Opportunities
PRESENTER: Patricia Smith, Loudoun County Public School (United States of America)
CO-PRESENTER: David Alexander
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Through this session attendees learn how to create collaboration activities with the NASA Digital Learning Network, and classrooms from around the world studying relevant STEM concepts.
WEBSITE: http://tinyurl.com/27xtjdv
SPONSORING PARTNER: Loudoun County Public Schools
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Connecting Kids Around the World
PRESENTER: Gayle Berthiaume, Gayle Berthiaume Consulting LLC (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In this small world it is important for students to learn as much as they can about other people around the world. Participants will learn ways to use Internet resources to promote global citizenship. Digital photography, podcasts, social networking, and online activities and collaboration are ways to empower and engage students in global activities. Create a book and a presentation using several languages, photos and collaboration from around the world. Suggestions will be given for how to integrate technology and online resources with literacy, global studies, and assessment. This session is taught by an Apple Distinguished Educator and former Scholastic.com Tech Tutor and Grade 1-2 Teacher Mentor.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Connecting Modern Language Classes around the Globe
PRESENTER: Andrea Reinsmoen, American School of Bombay (India)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 10:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: We will see how Wiki’s, Ning’s, Skype and Google chat can be used in the foreign language classrooms, so student learning goes beyond the classroom, connecting with students in different countries, so that they can share their learning with others.
WEBSITE: http://aisb-asbfrench.wikispaces.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Connecting Your Classroom Worldwide - It's a Snap!
PRESENTER: William (Bill) Theobald, Waterloo Junior High School (United States of America)
CO-PRESENTER: Professori Fabiana Degrassi
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: “Connecting your Classroom Worldwide – It’s a Snap!” is a presentation designed to encourage middle and high school teachers to connect with teachers and students worldwide. Demonstrations of ePals, Skype, and Wikispaces technology will alleviate anxiety for the conventional classroom teacher. Presenters will explain how "Connecting Worldwide" can help teach Geography and Cultural Studies, English as a Second Language (ESL), and help your school meet Technology Standards. By visiting cooperating teachers and classrooms worldwide, attendees will be encouraged to “get their students connected.”
SPONSORING PARTNER: ePals
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Constructing Knowledge and Solving Problems for a Global Education.
PRESENTER: Kevin Crouch, The American School of Bombay (India)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will focus on how collaborative productivity tools such as Google Apps in conjunction with social-constructivist tools such as Voicethread can be used together to provide a convenient center of learning for activities supporting a global education. Students can plan inquiry, collect data, discuss results, and present findings collaboratively and asynchronously from any part of the world. Furthermore, all the activities can be embedded and monitored in a central location.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Creacion y Districucion de Recursos Educativos Abiertos
PRESENTER: Leonardo Montenegro, (Venezuela)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Los Recursos Educativos Abiertos (REA), llamados también OER (Open Educational Resources), constituyen una propuesta abierta para promover la educación inclusiva. Esta presentación pretende revisar la vigencia y el sentido que tiene la producción de Recursos Educativos Abiertos (REA) de acuerdo con los nuevos paradigmas de la gestión del conocimiento, especialmente dentro del nuevo modelo denominado i-learning con i.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Creating Blended Learning Environments
PRESENTER: Jeff Utecht, International School Bangkok (EARCOS) (Thailand)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: An open discussion on creating blended learning environments at both the school and classroom level. Come discuss and learn what other schools are doing to take advantage of the Internet to extend learning beyond the walls of the classroom and the tools and platforms they are using to do it.
SPONSORING PARTNER: EARCOS
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Creating Digtial Portfolios for Teachers
PRESENTER: Roger Fuller, Milken Community High School (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Melodie Roden CO-PRESENTER: Nick Holton
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Milken Community High School is in the process of developing fully digital portfolios for teachers that allow the teachers to present and review and reflect on key components of instruction. The teacher is able to enter data and evidence into a form and the form automatically renders that data and information into a web page. The teacher is freed from learning html or other coding in order to create a portfolio which is reflective of philosophies and practices to promote good teaching and learning.
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: Creating Learning Objectives and Activities for Global Education
PRESENTER: Pheo Martin, REP (Realizing Education's Potential (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Goal of this presentation is to produce learning objectives and lesson plans for Global Education through participant interaction. Teachers will be able to adapt these plans and activities to their specific grade level, (K-12 to college). The basis for discussion will include, but not be limited to, seven global issues: food, water, air, habitat/shelter, personal/community values, economic and political infrastructures. Relevant Educational Theory, multiple intelligence/learning styles, information literacy and DBQs (data based questions) will be introduced in order that the diversity of ideas and inclusiveness of learning possibilities will be maximized. This presentation is meant to be informational, creative, and a sharing of ideas and technology usage. This Presentation is based on the book, From Global Students to Global Citizens: The 21st Century Educational Achievement, By Pheo Martin PhD, Director of REP (Realizing Education’s Potential) to be published December 2010.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Creating the Global Collaborative Classroom at Large Scale
PRESENTER: Rita Oates, ePals Inc. (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: none
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Many individual teachers have interest in global projects, but one or two teachers in each building doesn't create widespread use of global education concepts nor have much impact. This session will focus on the strategies by which a district level leader can work to try to infuse global education activities into the majority of classrooms in a district. Strategies that have worked successfully in several different school districts and in large geographic areas will be shared, as well as efforts that have fallen short of success.
WEBSITE: http://www.epals.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: ePals
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: Creative Construction with Multimedia
PRESENTER: Traci Blazosky, Clarion Area Elementary (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will motivate educators to unleash their creative mind, engage students and enhance learning with free Web 2.0 tools such as Glogster, Voicethread, Vokis, and more. Participants will see how a trip in Google Earth or an interactive poster using Glogster can incorporate the Discovery Education Builder Tools to further engage student learning. This session will model ways to integrate the three DE Builders (Writing Prompt, Assignment and Quiz) while differentiating instruction, motivating students and increasing achievement. By the end of the presentation, participants will be eager to explore these tools, anxious to return to their classrooms ready to GLOG ON! and take flight with the Discovery Education Builders.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Discovery Education
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Creative strategies for improving the communicatrion with primary school students
PRESENTER: Mihaela Staicu, SCOALA CU CLASELE I-VII COTOFENII DIN DOS, JUD DOLJ (Romania)
TIME:
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Romanian/English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: A forma oameni este o mare responsabilitate, fara indoiala. Incepand cu scoala primre, invatatorii au datoria de a insufla copiilor valori ce ii vor insoti toata viata, punand amprenta asupra personalitatii acestora. In goana de a ne realiza scopurile educationale si de a ne conforma regulilor, uneori uitam ca a stabili o relatie solida cu elevii nostri este conditia esentiala a reusitei scolare. Aceasta carte este o mare oportunitate pentru toate cadrele didactice sa-si testeze abilitatile de a preda in timp ce invata lucruri noi si interesante. Cursul va ofera metode noi si creative de a stabili relatii de colaborare cu elevii dvs. , bazate pe resect reciproc, disciplina si placere de a invata. M-am axat pe trei coordonate esentiale in imbunatatirea procesului educativ : relationarea cu elevii, stabilirea limitelor si impunerea disciplinei. Cursul a fost elaborat pe baza a 12 saptamani de studiu intens focalizat pe intarirea relatiei dintre profesori si elevi prin metode pozitive si eficiente. In plus, puteti exersa ce ati invatat raspunzand la intrebarile incluse la sfarsitul fiecarui capitol. Cand sosesc elevii nostri, din pacate nu vine niciun manual cu ei. Trebuie sa ne gasim singuri calea prin labirintul educarii lor. Cu totii stim ce important este sa crestem elevii bine dar putini decidem sa fim proactivi in abordarea noastra. Felicitari ca sunteti unul din profesorii proactivi! Ati luat o decizie foarte buna iar pana la sfarsitul acestui curs va veti simti mult mai echipat pentru a preda. Unde Ma Aflu Eu Acum? Toti aducem mostenirea noastra cu noi cand predam. Poate ca nu ne dam seama dar fara sa gandim uneori repetam aceleasi greseli ca si profesorii nostri. Doar daca, desigur, ne oprim si ne gandim la ceea ce facem si ne schimbam. Acum, vreau sa va opriti din ceea ce faceti si sa va ganditi cum v-a educat profesorul dvs. Pe liniile de mai jos, scrieti o lista cu lucruri bune despre profesorii dvs si cum v-au educat.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Creativity and the "Other": Using E-Technologies to Explore the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
PRESENTER: Jennifer D. Klein, Research Journalism Initiative (United States and Palestine)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most difficult to explore in any classroom. Explore various methodologies for helping American young people develop a willingness to explore global conflicts pluralistically, to cross boundaries of religion, politics and family bias in order to understand the needs and rights of humans across the globe. As students learn to hear and honor varied perspectives, they learn about the relative nature of truth and learn to humanize the “other.”
WEBSITE: http://www.ResearchJournalismInitiative.net
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Creativity in various forms
PRESENTER: Namita Verma, J.N.V. Bhiwani Haryana India (India)
CO-PRESENTER: Charlotte Pederson
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation intends to highlight the use of technology in a rural school that changed the lives of pupils completely.With effective use of web 2 tools in Education teaching was be made interesting. JNV Bhiwani India has the opportunity to collaborate with many Schools across the globe. The students exchanged their resources with their peers across the globe. The simple classroom teaching got International dimension. What more, the syllabus got integrated with the Projects' works and students got wide exposure.The school participated in nearly every kind of topic including the most recent ones like the climate changes.It is the globalisation of Education in real sense.The presentation aims tell in nutshell our achievements and contributions in short span of time.
WEBSITE: http://jnvdevrala.blogspot.com/
SPONSORING PARTNER: ePals
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Crescendo - Wii Will Rock You
PRESENTER: Patrick Carroll, Shaw Wood Primary School (England)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This was a 2-part etwinning project. The first part involved the children using the Nintendo Wii Music programme. The children in both the UK and Ireland were put into bands to create music based on a song from the programme. Throughout the project the children exchanged video productions with the partner band to get honest opinion and advice which was given through video, podcast or Skype feedback to ensure that the final productions were perfect. After the evaluation process, the project moved on to other Wii games - Sports, Olympics and Karts. Here we considered health, exercise and competition by getting the children in team groups and competing against each other on the Wii activities and those that they created for outside. Each activity had a child made video explanation to clarify the activity details and rules. Within both parts of the project there were many other cross-curricular features.
WEBSITE: http://www.etwinning.net
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Crosscultural Projects - the Way to Global Citizenship
PRESENTER: Natalia Sizova, Chernnivtsi School # 6 (Ukraine)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: What is the role of crosscultural projects in the teaching/learning process? Presenter shares their teachers’ experience in creating and developing online projects and international communication. Online projects are a good way to motivate students presenting their works on the world stage, increase their socio-cultural awareness and develop critical thinking. Doing online projects and exchanging emails with peers from other countries students also improve their language and ICT skills. Some examples of online projects prove that all students can participate in this work and reveal their opinions, feelings and talents. In the process of collaboration students and teachers from different countries learn more about each other’s cultures and way of life. It helps them to realize the idea of global citizenship.
WEBSITE: http://www.eLanguages.org
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Cultura virtual
PRESENTER: Walterf Agudelo Marin, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Con esta experiencia significativa, se dan a conocer las experiencias de aula utilizando ambientes virtuales de aprendizaje y el apoyo de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en las actividades escolares, integrando diferentes áreas del currículo y de manera interdisciplinaria la participación de otros maestros. Con la creación del ambiente virtual de aprendizaje para el colegio Manuel Mejia Vallejo, abrimos otras oportunidades de participación colaborativa e interactiva; con todo esto se pretende consolidar en la institución la construcción de un espacio de autoformación, interacción, indagación, socialización actualización y reflexión de las prácticas educativas  en ambientes virtuales de aprendizaje; se trata de una experiencia innovadora que ha permitido ampliar el campo de acción llevando al aula medios y tecnologías pertinentes y según la exigencia de nuestra sociedad actual. Este ambiente virtual busca entre otras razones la participación entre estudiantes-estudiantes, estudiantes-maestros, maestros-estudiantes maestros-maestros y padres de familia desde los diferentes proyectos ofrecidos.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Curious. Creative. Connected.
PRESENTER: Jayme Johnson, Village School (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Students at Village School in Southern California are curious, creative, and globally connected through a variety of collaborative projects. Curious? Stop by and connect with us!
WEBSITE: https://sites.google.com /site/curiouscreativeconnected/
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Curricula development
PRESENTER: Mara Daniel, University "Lucian Blaga" of Sibiu-Romania (Romania)
CO-PRESENTER: Mara Elena-Lucia CO-PRESENTER: Chisiu Carmen Maria
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 07:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: romanian language
SHORT DESCRIPTION: În fiecare etapă de dezvoltare a societăţii se identifică preocuparea pentru educaţia membrilor acesteia. Raportul dintre individ şi societate reprezintă un criteriu important în cercetarea şi elaborarea curriculumului.Specialiştii în curriculum propun realizarea unui echilibru axiologic prin analiza tuturor criteriilor care orientează curriculumul.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Curriculum as Catalyst for Creating Global Citizens
PRESENTER: Brandy Walker, University of Georgia (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Suzanne Maness CO-PRESENTER: Marissa McOmber
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In tough economic times, many students question why they should care about a global perspective of the world. They focus on math and science without understanding that these fields require cooperation with colleagues around the world to further their research. How can educators use curriculum as a catalyst to explain why global awareness is a vital component to a well educated individual? This forum will share the experiences of a doctoral student, a high school teacher, and a high school senior who tackled this issue head on.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Curriculum, Identity and Diversity-- It is still a long way to go
PRESENTER: Xuan Jiang, Florida International Univeristy (U.S.)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The president Obama announced steps to reduce dropout rate and prepare students for college in March, 2010. Approaches to solve the America’s dropout crisis involve efforts from multiple parties, including teachers, students, parents, curriculum workers, etc. Reducing dropout rates should necessarily take into learners' identities and the multi-cultural context in U.S. into consideration. Undoubtedly, solutions and reforms in the globalized America have significant meanings in global education. This presentation will analyze races, gender, and other identity issues under the umbrella of education in a nation of diversity, dig out the reasons of poor academic performances of minority groups, and then suggest a plausible and comprehensive direction. The analysis and recommendation in this presentation will certainly shed light on education in other countries and wholly in a global context.
WEBSITE: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-announces-steps-reduce-dropout-rate-and-prepare-students-college-an
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Cyberbulling "el acoso moral virtual en la esc uela"
PRESENTER: Alberto Elisavetsky, (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Design Thinking: what creativity looks like in student-led learning
PRESENTER: Ewan McIntosh, Ewan McIntosh's edu.blogs.com (Scotland, UK)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 06:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The world of education has adopted many approaches to creative thinking over the years. But how do those working in the creative industries approach ideation, development and implementation of fresh, new thinking? Using experiences gained in the last four years working within the digital media industries of television, mobile, gaming and the web, Ewan will share how these might be adapted to enhance existing and well-understood structures for learning.
WEBSITE: http://edu.blogs.com
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Developing emotional intelligence in the initial training of future teachers
PRESENTER: Chişiu Carmen Maria, Teacher Training Department ,,Lucian Blaga" University from Sibiu (Romania)
CO-PRESENTER: Duşe Carmen Sonia CO-PRESENTER: Mara Daniel
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 08:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Romanian
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Emotional intelligence is the ability of personal identification and effective management of their own emotions in relation to personal goals (career, family, education). Finality is to achieve our goals, with minimal inter-and intrapersonal conflicts. Even if a person has sufficient knowledge and intelligent ideas, if they do not know and is unable to manage their emotions and feelings, may face difficulties in trying to build relationships with others or a successful career. A developed emotional intelligence allow the value of intellectual skills, creativity, ensure success, both in personal and professional at. If the teacher knows what emotional intelligence, believes in its role in personal achievement, act in accordance with the directions of development in relations with him and others, including his students will be able to advise, convince by their behavior and form a successful lifestyle oriented.
SPONSORING PARTNER: ISJ Sibiu
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Developing Essential STEM Skills Through the Use of Digital Media
PRESENTER: Patti Duncan, Wallenpaupack Area School District (United States)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Most STEM educators know that it is essential for students to think, problem solve and work independently. The problem comes with HOW do you TEACH a skill? Using certain types of digital media are a great way to help students develop these all important skills. In many cases the key lies not in the use of the media but HOW it is used. This session will focus on best practices for using digital media as a way to produce strong thinkers, problem solvers and independent workers.
WEBSITE: http://www.discoveryeducation.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: Discovery Education
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Developing Students' Cultural Intelligence
PRESENTER: Donna Clementi, Concordia Language Villages (United States)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Web 2.0 bring the world to our classrooms with a wide variety of tools allowing our students to communicate with people across the United States and around the world via “social language learning”. However, this communication risks remaining superficial if we don’t pay attention to cultural intelligence. Cultural intelligence requires students to understand the culture with which they are communicating, and in order to understand that culture, they must be able to communicate in the language of that culture. Just as we draw attention to the communicative competencies that we practice in class daily, we must also highlight the cultural competencies that our students need in order to successfully connect and communicate with the world. The intertwining of those two competencies define the critical 21st century skill that world language classes contribute to the education of our citizens
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: DIDÁCTICA DE LAS CIENCIAS: UNA OPCIÓN PARA PROMOVER LA EQUIDAD EN LAS AULAS INCLUSIVAS
PRESENTER: Rusby Yalile Malagón Ruiz, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: La presente investigación nace como una sentida preocupación de un grupo de maestros y estudiantes de la Licenciatura en física de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional de Colombia, por iniciar un proceso de reconocimiento de las aulas inclusivas de nuestro país y actuar sobre ellas.  De este modo el estudio establece como propósito: caracterizar las condiciones presentes en las aulas inclusivas de la ciudad de Bogotá para crear y llevar a  las escuelas, estrategias didácticas que favorezcan la inclusión de poblaciones con  limitación auditiva, limitación visual y déficit cognitivo, en el aprendizaje de las ciencias naturales. Los logros alcanzados han permitido:  reconocer  características fisiológicas de los estudiantes de las aulas inclusivas y su relación con la forma en la que conocen el mundo natural,  identificar la relación existente entre la experiencia sensible  y las posibilidades cognitivas que tienen estos estudiantes para aproximarse a la comprensión de los eventos naturales, reconocer algunos de los  elementos didácticos  que favorecen el  diseño de  estrategias de aula para la enseñanza de las ciencias con estudiantes sordos y ciegos.  Dentro de las proyecciones de la investigación se encuentran: intercambiar experiencias para Latinoamérica en la atención de las aulas inclusivas desde la perspectiva de  los procesos de enseñanza aprendizaje de las ciencias naturales,  incidir en la construcción de política pública en Colombia en relación a la inclusión y continuar construyendo rutas didácticas  que contribuyan al desarrollo de teorías de aprendizaje específicas para este tipo  poblaciones.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Didáctica de las Matemáticas
PRESENTER: Julio Dario Páez Cornejo, (Ecuador)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: El proceso enseñanza aprendizaje de las matemáticas ha sido por historia un punto neurálgico dentro de los estudiantes de educación básica, ya que se tiende adoptar ciertos bloqueos ante el estudio de esta ciencia, repercutiendo en la sinergia dentro de un mundo matematizado y sus estudios posteriores. El docente es el responsable directo, aunque sabemos que hay otros factores, del aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes y la empatía que ellos le tomen a ciertas asignaturas. Este trabajo basa se fundamente en el proceso didáctico: Concreto – Geométrico – Abstracto y dentro de estas tres fases el desarrollo de las destrezas con criterio de desempeño.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Digital Imaging Across Curriculum
PRESENTER: Alema Nasim, iEARN Pakistan (pakistan)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: english
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will introduce different iEARN collaborative projects that utilize Digital Imaging for final products and their impact on students learning through Global sharing and collaboration.
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN-USA
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Digital Storytelling
PRESENTER: Glenn Cake, Centre for Distance Learniing and Innovation (Canada)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English with French examples
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Our digital students want to be challenged. Many of our students rely heavily on the use of social connectivity for their day-to-day social interaction. For that reason among many more, it is crucial that we as second language teachers find meaningful and exciting methods to integrate technology in our instruction. Student interest, creativity and desire to complete the task will be enhanced. This session will demonstrate tools for storytelling with meaning and purpose. Participants will learn how to integrate voice, images and text in digital performance tasks in the target language. The session will also feature discussion of the advantages and challenges of integrating multimedia presentations, fostering collaboration and sharing student work. Specific examples will be given as to how such projects can be shared via the internet using programs such as YouTube, TeacherTube, etc.
WEBSITE: http://www.wix.com/CDLIFrench/PStory
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Dinosaur Train Geocaching - A Global Treasure Hunt
PRESENTER: Maura Thompson, Thirteen/WNET (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Dinosaur Train, a PBS preschool science series, launched a geocaching challenge to tie the series' message of "Get outside, get into nature and make your own discoveries" to the everyday lives of young children and their families. Geocaching encourages children to explore their surroundings, use observational skills and have an adventure right in their own neighborhood. Critical and creative thinking skills are necessary when seeking a geocache, and these cornerstones of problem solving and scientific thought are modeled and transferred to children when geocaching with an older caregiver. In this session, participants will learn how to incorporate geocaching into their curriculum.
WEBSITE: http://www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/geocachingchallenge/
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Directing Young Learners Towards More Effective Self-Assessment
PRESENTER: David Dodgson, TED Ankara College/University of Manchester (Turkey)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will look at the role of self-assessment in enhancing and enriching the learning experiences of primary and middle school children. Based on his experiences teaching EFL to children, the presenter will examine how self-assessment compares to traditional forms of assessment, what benefits it brings to young learners as they develop and how it can be simply and effectively introduced and used in class. The connection to wider critical-thinking skills will also be explored along with discussion of how self-assessment can empower children to become more independent and confident learners.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Diseño de Portafolios electrónicos
PRESENTER: Antonio L. Delgado Pérez, (Puerto Rico)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Los Portafolios Electrónicos se han convertido en heramientas que ayudan a los estudiantes a organizar, integrar y reflexionar sobre sus experiencias de aprendizaje formales e informales. La conferencia se centra en el uso de la herramienta Google Sites  como recurso de diseño de una carpeta digital en la que se demuestra o evidencia el avance y progreso del estudiante a lo largo de su proceso de aprendizaje. Se presentará el Modelo del Proyecto PREH de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo (UPRA), como ejemplo del enorme potencial que posee este recurso tecnológico en el contexto académico contemporáneo
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Do You See What I Mean?: Visual Literacy in a Web 3.0 World
PRESENTER: Nancy Sharoff, Ellenville Central School District (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation is designed for educators who have an interest in integrating Visual Literacy and Web 3.0 tools. Participants will explore the power of Web 3.0 as a means of enhancing the principles of visual literacy. Key data as it relates to Visual Literacy and acquiring and retention of knowledge is presented to form the foundation of the presentation. Specific strategies for locating digital media will be shared with participants. Once equipped with the above, we will look at the various Web 3.0 applications which allow for the collection, presentation, and dissemination of digital media. By the end of the presentation, each participant will understand the impact of visual literacy on the learning process; will be able to produce, and integrate digital media into their curriculum and share via the internet; and will have developed a ‘toolbox’ of resources to use as they integrate Web 3.0 into Visual Literacy.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Discovery Education
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Docentes Ingeniosos 2.0 y Avatares
PRESENTER: sybil caballero, (venezuela)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: El ingenio será una competencia fundamental para el docente actual y futuro. Los entornos virtuales y en especial, las nuevas prácticas pedagógicas requieren de docentes mejor formados e informados y sobretodo del desarrollo o incorporación de estrategias más creativas y sensibles a la hora de enfrentar un ambiente de aprendizaje. Lo que estamos dando a llamar un docente ingenioso capaz de enfrentar los retos de la educación 2.0.  He allí la importancia en la formación de los docentes y en la comprension de una Nueva Pedagogía, ya no centrada en el pensamiento único, ni en el poder de los saberes tradicionales, sino en el comocimiento tejido en conjunto.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Doors to Diplomacy Competition
PRESENTER: Yvonne Marie Andres, Global SchoolNet (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The U. S. Department of State sponsors the "Doors to Diplomacy" educational challenge - to encourage middle school and high school students around the world to produce web projects that teach others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy. There are four components to the Doors to Diplomacy challenge. $10,000 is awarded in scholarships.
WEBSITE: http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsndoors
SPONSORING PARTNER: Global SchoolNet
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: DUALIDAD: COMPETENCIA GENERICAS –DISPOSITIVOS PEDAGÒGICOS COMO ESTRATEGÌA PARA EL APRENDIZAJE EN EDUCACIÒN VIRTUAL
PRESENTER: Maria del Socorro Guzman Serna, (Colombia)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: e-Learning para Maestros Rurales
PRESENTER: María Dorado, (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: La ponencia e-Learning para Maestros Rurales estará centrada en analizar el proyecto homónimo impulsado por la Fundación Bunge y Born  en alianza con la Fundación Perez Companc, en el marco  del Programa Sembrador, la Fundación Bunge y Born. La iniciativa de educación virtual se ejecuta desde hace tres años con el apoyo de la empresa e-ABC, atendiendo a 497 escuelas en 12 provincias argentinas, con un impacto directo en 904 docentes e indirecto en 13.000 alumnos.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Eco projects for school that can change schools, community and especially business.
PRESENTER: Kerry Dyke, International School Bangkok (Thailand)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: I am the environmental coordinator at the International School Bangkok in Thailand. I have a passion for the planet and involving students into making change. People often want to help the environment but are unsure of what they can do. This presentation will help. Over the past 7 years our school has made significant environmental changes. This presentation is about providing successful projects, done by students, that have worked to change our school, our community and even businesses. It will show a list of changes and activities, things we do in the environmental stewardship elective class, our student Green Panther organization and our more recent projects, such as working with business to ban plastic bags, reducing bottled water sales, and Meatless Mondays. Have you ever heard of Carrotmob? It is a worldwide movement to help businesses change. We were the first Carrotmob in Asia and helped a grocery store ban plastic bags and earn $20,000 USD at the same time. We used Facebook to build our mob and today we have more than 8500 people in Thailand. This method is catching on and businesses such as 7-11 and the government of Thailand are interested in working with us to make this happen a larger scale project for the country. Check out our sites at http://green-panthers.blogspot.com/ and http://bangkok.carrotmob.org/
WEBSITE: http://green-panthers.blogspot.com/
SPONSORING PARTNER: FTF (Facing the Future)
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: LA EDUCACION EN LA GLOBALIZACION
PRESENTER: FABIO GOMEZ RAMIREZ, (Colombia)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: La ponencia esboza el asunto de la globalización en la educación y de la interacción en la nueva sociedad glocal, (global-local); el marco de referencia en el nuevo paradigma histórico, el cual trasciende los límites geográficos y que por su importancia en la cotidianidad, nos involucra a todos; docentes, alumnos y sociedad, el avance de la ciencia, es pues, un imperativo social en este describir hipotético donde se hace en presente y en prospectiva el marco del constructo, dentro de la complejidad de un sistema en que la tecnología nos abre espacios de encuentro y de enriquecimiento cientifico.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Educating Cybercitizens
PRESENTER: Karena Munroe, Forest Lawn High School (Canada)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: I would like to share the experiences I've had this year using google accounts and other free software to facilitate meaningful online experiences. Our project was to display the characteristics of digital citizens by engaging in an action project.
WEBSITE: http://ctsprojectone.blogspot.com/
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Education 2.0: Digital/Social Media in Student Organizations and in the Classroom
PRESENTER: Crystal Yan, Amherst College (United States)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: How can educators teach with tech? How can students harness the power of their social networks online for their student organization? What internet privacy concerns must be addressed for parents and teachers to embrace educating with the tools digital native Gen-Yers use every day without risking their safety? This session with explore the many ways technology is used today, both in and out of the classroom.
WEBSITE: http://econforall.tumblr.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: The education system won't change if we don't change first - on expanding our mind and the role of technology in this
PRESENTER: Benny Faibish, Haifa university - department of technologies in education (Israel)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The modern education system is fulfilling only a small part of its main role – to prepare us to face life in all its aspects and challenges. Throughout the years, while we invest most of our efforts in changing the education system by various programs, reforms, professional committees and improvements, one thing remains the same – us the teachers and the way we perceive ourselves and the world. Our perception creates the way we live in the world, and this experience is what we convey to our children and students. Expansion of our perception and consciousness is the key for the education revolution we are all looking after – and technology can play a key role in it.
WEBSITE: http://globalmindshift.wordpress.com/2009/10/18/its-not-just-about-doing-%E2%80%93-its-about-perception/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Effective Web 2.0 tools for Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic (VAC) Learners
PRESENTER: Amany Haroun AlKhayat, Prince Sultan University (Saudi Arabia)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Many Arab EFL/ESL teachers find it difficult to cater for the different learning styles and beliefs in the classroom that require different approaches in this globalized world. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce solutions for teachers by integrating web 2.0 tools that cater for all learning styles and needs. The researcher will demonstrate different websites and sample lesson plans in which web 2.0 tools are integrated (Celce-Murcia, 2001). The researcher will demonstrate students’ sample projects and activities in which they shared information and interacted via the web. The researcher will show the participants a lesson plan that incorporates technology which depends on an authentic situation. At the end of the session, the researcher will provide the participants with soft copies of handouts, sample lesson plans and a list of a number of web 2.0 tools that they can use with their students.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Efficacy of Professional Development Schools in Developing Countries: Panama
PRESENTER: Gordon Brown, George Mason University (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Dr. Beverly Shaklee
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Presenter Gordon Brown, with consultation and guidance from co-presenter Beverly Shaklee, developed and implemented a Professional Development School (PDS) in Panama. The PDS involved a partnership between a public elementary school, a private university and other organizations in Panama. This presentation discusses the process and results of this program, based on research that the presenters are currently conducting. The presenters hope that this work leads to further PDS implementation in Latin America and other developing regions.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Elluminate web conferencing tool during international educational projects.
PRESENTER: Grazina Likpetriene, Radviliskis Art School (France)
CO-PRESENTER: Gražina Likpetrienė (Lituania)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 08:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Russian, Lithuanian
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Presentation in Russian/Lithuanian for teachers from Lithuania. Using Elluminate web conferencing during international educational projects. My virtual conferencing experience: eTwinning projects with European schools. Virtual open day. School Beyond the Walls virtual classroom for distance education and collaboration for teachers and students.
WEBSITE: http://horslesmurs.ning.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Emphasizing Development of Global Competencies while Teaching Business Communication
PRESENTER: Lela Abdushelishvili , Caucasus University (Georgia )
CO-PRESENTER: N/A CO-PRESENTER: N/A
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In today’s competitive environment organizations are looking for such employees that are capable of demonstrating superior performance at work at all levels. This is because the success of the organization largely depends on its workers who are at the front when communicating with clients and customers. In reality majority of employees do not possess such skills or had no chances to develop them in an organization because of the nature of work or simply lack of interest. Therefore, when preparing future businessmen, private sector workers or just ordinary citizens at the tertiary level, it is crucial to develop global competencies to enable them to function in international and multinational environments. This will prepare students for life. Global competencies are those skills and knowledge that people need to understand today’s world and be able to integrate across the disciplines with the view of understanding global events and address them.
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Encouraging Global Youth Led Philanthropy Through Service-Learning
PRESENTER: Andrea Yoder Clark, SurfAid International Schools Program, USA (United States)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 05:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: SurfAid International provides an overview its free online lessons that link global citizenship to a variety of subject areas. This session will highlight a unit linking service-learning and youth philanthropy to global citizenship, chemistry and environmental science. In this project, students learn about the environmental science and chemistry related issues affecting our oceans. As a culminating project, students apply chemistry they learned to create a non-petroleum based surf wax as one way to reduce their carbon footprint. The wax is sold at a student run information night, where proceeds are donated to organizations impacting ocean health identified by students.
WEBSITE: http://schools.surfaidinternational.org/
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Engage and Motivate Math Students with CYBERCHASE PBS Online Resources
PRESENTER: Corey J. Nascenzi, Thirteen/WNET (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Audrey Hornick-Becker
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Cyberchase is a PBS animated television series and Web site that features three curious kids who use math and brain power to save the day, and is based on the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics standards for 8-12 year olds. Join our interactive session to explore over 45 interactive mathematics games and dozens of simple yet effective, downloadable math activities available for free at Cyberchase online. Attendees will also learn about VITAL, our exciting online video-based teaching and learning resource, which contains 1,000 free media resources from the best in public television. These classroom resources, featuring media from NOVA, Frontline, Design Squad, American Experience, and other public broadcasting and content partners are easy to use and correlate to state and national standards. All session attendees will have the opportunity to sign up to receive FREE materials for the students.
WEBSITE: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Engaging and Effective Science Teaching for Global Classrooms.
PRESENTER: Dr. Rajeev Swami, Central State University (U.S.A.)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: There is so much conversation about 21st Century Skills and Science Teaching to meet Global Education demands. In the United State of America, National Research Council (NRC), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) are engaged in developing new science standards to meet 21st century Challenges. This session will address global education needs and introduce tested and tried activities and strategies which can be implemented to educate students with diverse needs and learning styles in science and math classrooms.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Engaging Students in Micro-Finance: Forging a Global Connection
PRESENTER: Jeff Shea, Belmont High School (United States of America)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Micro-finance, or micro-credit, has gained momentum over the last quarter century since Muhammad Yunus came up with the idea of loaning money to the poorest people in the world. I incorporate micro-finance into a unit I teach called The Global Economy: An Interconnected Planet because micro-finance has proven to be not only a powerful way to help people out of poverty, but it also connects humans throughout the world. In this presentation, I will share a 3 day, student-centered mini-project on micro-finance that engages students and allows them to drive their own learning. The project incorporates the use of technology and is centered around the organization Kiva, an online micro-lending website.
WEBSITE: http://www.kiva.org/
SPONSORING PARTNER: Primary Source
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: English That Matters
PRESENTER: Terrell Heick, TeachThought.com; Spencer County Public Schools (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Looking to modernize English-Language Arts instruction in your school or classroom? Would you like to integrate modern, authentic media (and social media) with the rigor of classic literary works and contexts? There is no better way to support your students than with a rigorous, engaging curriculum. This session will model what this might look like, model examples straight from the classroom of a current ELA K-12 teacher, and even provide frameworks for integrating these diverse ideas and media together in meaningful ways while also engaging the session attendees with opportunities to brainstorm new ideas, or refine and adopt existing ideas in new applications.
WEBSITE: http://www.teachthought.com
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness Through Global Partnership
PRESENTER: Rimma Zhukova, school 16 (Russia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation introduces educators to global collaborative activities through IEARN project based tools. The presentation also describes one of online Teachers Professional Development courses as a means enhancing 21st century teaching effectiveness. The presentation introduces worldwide educators to Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) ‘global philanthropy program which engages young people around the world to “create with purpose”.
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Enjoyable Museum for Senior Citizens
PRESENTER: Leena Hannula, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, FNG (Finnish National Gallery) (Finland)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Sinebrychoff Art Museum has offered educational program for senior citizens 60+ during seven years. The same members want to continue and new ones try to get in -people are waiting for retirement to get in the club. Why? We will gather eight times both in spring time and in autumn to inquire Fine Art, food, culture history, visit interesting places, make art...always something new and challenging for all senses. The approach for seniors is narrative story telling.
WEBSITE: http://www.sinebrychoffintaidemuseo.fi/en/LEARNING/Adults.aspx
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Enlarging the Box: Reframing Global Education Schoolwide
PRESENTER: richard@kassblog.com, Catlin Gabel School (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Spencer White CO-PRESENTER: Nancy Leonhardt
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: A school's global education initiatives must live within its core programs to be most effective. The presenters will share global education projects that go beyond cultural exchange and language learning. Each example will include the story of how individuals worked to build support for their idea. Local and International Partnerships: connections with humanitarian organizations, peer schools, art organizations and in-country NGOs. Curricular Integration: inviting teachers to collaborate with country experts, building connections between strong school programs and global education. Community Connections: launching a global film series, media and the documentation of trips, schoolwide blogging. International Presence In the Community: Fulbright program, School Year Abroad, student groups focused on global issues. Examples will highlight international service, the Global Viewfinder Film Series, trip planning, curricular integration, cross‐grade collaborations, technology, partnerships with other organizations, and sustainability. We will encourage attendees to share interdisciplinary global projects that happen at their schools.
WEBSITE: http://www.catlin.edu/global-education
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Entornos y ecosistemas híbridos. Competencias y habilidades formativas.
PRESENTER: Ruth Martinez, (España)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Eportfolio Communities of Practice
PRESENTER: Carole McCulloch, Educatinal Consultancy Network (Australia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Australian Model: Building a community of practice for conversations, sharing experiences and provision of examples of the implementation of eportfolios in Australian Adult Education as: tools of reflective practice; measures of employability; artefacts of achievements and recognition of prior learning; digital footprints of lifelong learning. Participants will be able to network with eportfolio practitioners and gain an overview of global eportfolio practice.
WEBSITE: https://sites.google.com/site/eportfoliocommunity/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: DEL EQUILIBRIO AL INFINITO
PRESENTER: wilson Buritica, (Colombia)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Equipping Students to be Problem Solvers Through Design Thinking
PRESENTER: Jeremiah Montez, Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Victoria Morton (student) CO-PRESENTER: Nick Chavez (student)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: No matter their postal code, all students face the lifelong need to solve problems – but few schools explicitly equip students with skills that will enable them to develop possible solutions when faced with a problem. Using a backpack design project from San Antonio’s Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design as a backdrop, this session explores how new middle and high schools in America’s urban centers are using a “design thinking” approach to tackle real world challenges. Participants will hear from teachers and students who collaborated with a homeless shelter and used the design process to develop a better carryall for the shelter’s clients. How might this approach equip your students with the critical thinking skills needed to assess a problem, make inferences, create possible solutions, test their ideas, and in the process, develop empathy for others? This session will get you (design) thinking -- and planning.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Escuela y familia unidas a través del uso de las tecnologia
PRESENTER: Neyra Ramos Van-Grieken, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: La experiencia “FAMILIA Y ESCUELA UNIDAS A TRAVES DEL USO DE LAS TECNOLOGIAS”, se desarrolla en el nivel Preescolar de la Institución Educativa Número Dos de Maicao La Guajira Colombia; el cual busca que los padres de familia  se integren en el proceso de formación de sus hijos e hijas, brindándoles la posibilidad  de compartir con ellos el desarrollo de actividades escolares  que  incluyen el uso de herramientas tecnológicas.  Dicho Proyecto es liderado por la Licenciada Neyra Ramos  Van-Grieken.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Espacios de Comunicación Multimodal en Transmedios con aplicación educativa
PRESENTER: Rodolfo Calderón Vivar, Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico )
CO-PRESENTER: rcalderonvivar@yahoo.com
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: spanish
SHORT DESCRIPTION: El autor propone una estructura denominada Espacios de Comunicación Multimodal en Transmedios para democratizar la distribución social del conocimiento en una universidad latinoamericana, a través de la creación de un sistema de comunicación que enlaza a canales de televisión en radio, televisión, redes sociales y recursos abiertos educativos a fin de dar atención a las personas que requieran servicios y acceso a la educación superior a través de sistemas multimodales. Describe por medio esquemas nodales los stakeholders que pueden ser atendidos mediante este sistema de espacios, fundamentando la noción sistémica de las redes sociales y medios de comunicación, como base de interacción de diversos actores relacionados con las universidades en sus entornos sociales.
WEBSITE: http://www.uv.mx/sea/comunidades/rodolfocalderonovivar.html
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Estándares UNESCO de competencias en TIC para docentes
PRESENTER: Reinaldo Duque S., (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: La forma como nuestros estudiantes se comunican e interactuan hoy  es muy diferente a como nosotros lo hacíamos hace algunas décadas.  Es importante conocer las compentecias que los estudiantes de ahora deben desarrollar para vivir, aprender y trabajar con éxito en una sociedad cada vez más compleja;  es por esto que el docente actualmente desempeña una tarea de gran importancia para que los estudiantes puedan alcanzar y desarrollar las competencias que necesitan.  En esta ponencia se hablarán de los estándares de las competencias en TIC  para docentes propuestas por UNESCO en el año 2008, como punto de referencia y continuo mejoramiento en la labor como docentes del siglo XXI.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: eTwinning projects
PRESENTER: Liliana Mihalachi, Scoala cu clasele I-VIII Comanesti, jud. Suceava (Romania)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: eTwinning projects are online projects that can be done on www.etwinning.org. The latter is a European platform that allows schools in Europe to safely subscribe, find partner-schools and work online on different topics. I am also going to speak about two successful projects I did in collaboration with European schools.
WEBSITE: http://traditionsacrosseurope.wordpress.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Evaluation of Virtual Platforms and Courses to Develop English Teaching Skills
PRESENTER: Margarita Araque, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Colombia)
CO-PRESENTER: Mauricio Martinez CO-PRESENTER: Yennifer Muñoz
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Evaluation processes are fundamental to guarantee the quality and effectiveness when implementing the DIT Online LMS and the ELT (English Language Teaching) virtual course developed by DIT (Didactics and Technology) research group. Taking into account that evaluative tools increase the scope of their implementation and extensive impact for the didactic and methodological competences of pre and in service English teachers at Distrital University –UDFJC- . The project is composed by three phases: training, implementation and evaluation of the DIT online LMS and ELT virtual course. During the evaluation phase, a systemic quality model has been implemented regarding the general quality of the environment as well as didactic and methodological aspects. First findings allowed a description of the overall evaluative processes and suggested that all aspects involved in the quality model need to be considered not only from the different users´ perspectives to point out straights in the available tools but also in terms of needs and improvements to be considered in further implementations; regarding pedagogical, methodological and technological aspects.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Everything is Connected
PRESENTER: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Ink Think Tank (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: April Pulley Sayre
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Everything is connected. Dust. Sunsets. Wolves. Elk. Aspen trees. Trout. Turtles. Jellyfish. The smells of water and sand. Meet and interact with two award-winning nonfiction authors who embrace connections in the natural world and online, with the global education possibilities for web conferencing. Link-by-link, this interactive session will look at ecological concepts and case studies—drawn from their books—that can help students feel connected to Earth while at the same time satisfying curriculum needs. We'll also touch on nonfiction writing techniques that connect readers to the passion and joy of deep learning. Authors April Pulley Sayre and Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, on behalf of their colleagues at InkThinkTank.com, look forward to connecting and exchanging ideas with global educators!
WEBSITE: http://www.InkThinkTank.com
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Examining Global Issues with Urban Students
PRESENTER: Akesha Horton, Michigan State University, University of Technology Sydney (Australia)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The study hopes to contribute to the fields of global citizenship education and critical hip-hop pedagogy (CHHP) by providing a better understanding of how students in urban settings learn to think and act as global citizen through using and engaging with ICTs. In particular, it examines how students from Detroit, MI, construct ideas about global citizenship through participating in a four-week curricular unit that engages them in researching and creating hip hop texts in responses to global issues. The study uses a phenomenological approach to explore how the young people come to understand the global issues they research and how they make meaning of their own lives in relation to these issues as they create and critique their own and their peers’ digital, hip hop texts.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Experiencia de capacitación docente en TIC para la creación de espacios de intercambio virtual
PRESENTER: Keymar Velásquez, (Venezuela)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Experiencia obtenida a través del desarrollo de un curso semipresencial que incluía la actividades presenciales de debate y práctica, así como actividades virtuales de búsqueda, selección, producción e intercambio de opiniones y recursos desarrollados, dirigido a un grupo de cincuenta (50) docentes con el objetivo de proporcionar algunas orientaciones metodológicas para guiarlos en el proceso de creación de ambientes virtuales.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Experiencia de formación universitaria de docentes en tics
PRESENTER: Alejandra Santos, (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Facilitating Exchange: Making online connections possible for remote schools
PRESENTER: Mali Bain, CTC International (Kenya)
CO-PRESENTER: Rebecca Danielle CO-PRESENTER: Paul Mwaniki
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In 2007, a Canadian visited a public primary school of 1,400 students with no electricity, no computers, and a huge desire to collaborate internationally. Today, two Kenyan staff help connect “Rafiki Link” (Friend link) clubs in Kenyan primary and secondary schools with partners across North America. We'll discuss the challenges and lessons learned from our experiments with laptops, nings, blogs, Skype, and more. We welcome ideas from similar partnerships, high schools looking for a Kenyan partner, and any interested lookers-on.
WEBSITE: http://www.rafikilink.org
SPONSORING PARTNER: Education Beyond Borders
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Facing up to Facebook both in and out of the Middle School
PRESENTER: David Lynn, American School of Paris (France)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 07:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: As the Internet continues to rapid change our lives, and that of our students, how we harness it in ways that add to the way we communicate both in and out of the classroom. This session will explore ways in which Facebook has been safely and effectively used as a tool when engaging eighth grade students. We will also explore methods of conducting meaningful classroom that review web etiquette and appropriate use. In addition, we examine how programs, like Ustream, can be used to facilitate useful distance learning experiences from around the world! This session will be led by a teacher with no “formal” background in technology and is geared for technology novices and those interested in exciting Web possibilities.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Feeling as Citizen
PRESENTER: Yolanda Juarros Barcenilla, EducaRueca.org (Spain)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English or Spanish- As needed
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Values of Peace Education, Human Rights, and in general Education for Citizenship can not be taught just as a matter of knowledge. This is where the socio-emotional approach that we use, has an important role. We need to feel whatever we are teaching. Only then we will be offering the students the motivation and the tools to build a society that practices justice.
WEBSITE: http://www.educarueca.org ; http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=es&ie=UTF-8&sl=es&tl=en&u=http://educarueca.org/&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Feria Virtual de la Ciencia y la Informacion
PRESENTER: Alavaro Neill Monroy Lopez, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Por décadas hemos visto las ferias de la ciencia que las diferentes instituciones realizan. Un espacio en el cual los estudiantes exponen a su comunidad proyectos en su mayoría científicos. Ahora, ¿dónde quedan todos los frutos de los estudiantes? ¿el tiempo gastado en logística por la institución? ¿las memorias del evento?. Las TIC no solo permiten dar estas respuestas, sino ir más allá. Desde el año anterior he venido realizando en mi institución "Colegio Alemán Medellín" la feria virtual de la ciencia y la información en donde los estudiantes no solo exponen sino que enseñan con sus proyectos. Estos son grabados en video y montados a una red social(feriacoleman.grou.ps) donde cualquier institución educativa puede ingresar sin importar el lugar. A parte del video, los visitantes encuentran una presentación con toda la información de cada proyecto. Los estudiantes interactúan con los expositores, les realizan preguntas comentarios o amplían información haciendo de esta feria un proyecto cooperativo. La feria ya no se queda en un solo lugar ni en un solo día, ahora perdura y puede ser vista en cualquier rincón de esta esfera globalizada.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Student

TITLE: First Nation Culture & Academics
PRESENTER: Kerri Ceretzke, Chief Zzeh Gittlit School & Vuntut Gwitchin Government (Canada)
CO-PRESENTER: Stan Njootli Sr.
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Interested in maintaining local First Nation culture and traditions, and local language but still meet manditory learning outcomes? Stan Njootli Sr. and Kerri Ceretzke share their experience teaching and working together at the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and Chief Zzeh Gittlit School Spring Culture Camp (Traditions & Science) in Old Crow, Yukon, Canada. Using traditional activities, such as trapping, hunting, skinning, gathering and dog mushing, students also received local language and academic science lessons. Community and 100% teacher involvement enhanced the teaching, learning and outdoor experience.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: First, Do No Harm: A Hippocratic Approach to Accessible Design
PRESENTER: Sherry Lindquist, Northland Community and Technical College (United States)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Are you average height, average weight, or average age? Are you finding that the world is not designed with you in mind, or may even be deliberately designed to exclude or inconvenience you in some way? Would you want to be considered someone with average IQ or be an average driver? Would you want to be average looking or draw an average salary? Do we design our virtual worlds for the average online user? Who is that person? What kind of world is that? Would we want to learn there? This presentation will focus on the basics of accessible design as a way for instructional designers and faculty to remove barriers and enhance the learning experience for all learners.
WEBSITE: http://accessibledesign.wikispaces.com/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Flat Classroom A Week in the Life
PRESENTER: Kevin Crouch, The American School of Bombay (India)
CO-PRESENTER: Waciuma Wanjohi
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 10:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Grade three students at the American School of Bombay had the opportunity to participate in the pilot ES Flat Classroom project called a Week in the Life. The project involved the students learning and bringing together several new skills including social networking on Edmodo, wiki writing, and multimedia.
SPONSORING PARTNER: ASB Mumbai
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Flat Classroom Project Student Summit
PRESENTER: Honor Moorman, The International School of the Americas (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Cassie Allen CO-PRESENTER: "21st-Century Global Leadership" students
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Secondary students from The International School of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas, USA are participating in the Flat Classroom Project as an integral part of their "21st-Century Global Leadership" class. In this session, they will share what they've learned about the technology trends described by Thomas Friedman as "flatteners" in his book, The World is Flat. Students will also reflect on what they've learned about collaboration and communication through their participation in this global project. The students are leading the way; join us to hear what they have to say about global education!
WEBSITE: http://21globalleadership.wikispaces.com/
SPONSORING PARTNER: Flat Classroom Project
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Flat Classroom Project Student Summit: The Asian Connection
PRESENTER: Julie Lindsay, Beijing (BISS) International School (China)
CO-PRESENTER: Anne Mirtschin CO-PRESENTER: Students from China and Australia
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 04:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Students past and present involved in completing the Flat Classroom Project present via the virtual classroom their ideas and thoughts about living and learning in a flat world. Specific reference also made to learning objectives and outcomes of the Flat Classroom Project and how these experiences have enhanced cultural understanding and global awareness amongst participants.
WEBSITE: http://flatclassroomproject.net
SPONSORING PARTNER: Flat Classroom Project
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Flat Classroom Student Summitt
PRESENTER: Toni Olivieri-Barton, Manitou Springs High School (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Flat Classroom Project (www.flatclassroomproject.net) is a two month project where students and teachers from around the world collaborate using a Ning, a Wiki and Diigo. The students work on a topic together on a wiki. The students create a video about their topic and outsource part of their video to another student. The student summit will consist of the students explaining their topic and disuccing the Flat Classroom Project.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Flat Classroom Project
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: FORMAR MAS EVALUAR ES GANAR
PRESENTER: Bett de la Cruz, Julia Fernando, Maria Consuelo, MARIA CONSUELO, DIANA CAROLINA, LUCELLY,MARGARITA FANDIÑO SANTANDER,HURTADO, OBANDO,BEDOYA, IDARRAGA, SALAZAR, HURTADO, (Colombia)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: The Free and Open Collections of MERLOT World Languages
PRESENTER: Laura Franklin, Northern Virginia Community College (USA and Brasil)
CO-PRESENTER: Moustapha Diack CO-PRESENTER: Barbara Dieu
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Panel
LANGUAGE: English with French and Portuguese
SHORT DESCRIPTION: MERLOT World Languages provides free access to over 2000 learning materials including animations, tutorials, simulations, podcasts, image databases, reference material in a large number of commonly and less commonly taught languages. This interactive session will highlight the best of the collection and introduce participants to ways that they can use the collection in their particular educational setting. The session will also develop the topic of language as an access issue and the promising future of open educational resources.
WEBSITE: http://worldlanguages.merlot.org
SPONSORING PARTNER: MERLOT
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: From an Educational Black Hole Towards an Educational White Whole
PRESENTER: Leslie Simonfalvi, International Teacher Training & Development College (Hungary)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Most countries try hard to become a Knowledge-Based Society. This trend creates more problems than it solves because very often we know too much and understand too little. In my opinion, it would be a better aim if we could create a Comprehension-Based Society. This problem is especially serious in Blended Learning and other partly or wholly virtual learning environment, where knowledge is relatively easy to provide but the lack of comprehension can cause grave problems. Another fashionable slogan in most countries is Life-Long Learning which is a serious threat for people who experience a great deal of stress through learning.
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Fulbright Narratives from Turkmenistan
PRESENTER: Melda Yildiz, Kean University (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Join us for a discussion of the US Fulbright Program through the eyes of Fulbright alumnus and university professor. Consider ways in which Fulbright program activities can be integrated into undergraduate university programs.
SPONSORING PARTNER: School for Global Education & Innovation, Kean University
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Global and Multicultural Citizenship
PRESENTER: Gary Shaw, department of Educationa dnearly Childhood Development (Australia)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Department of Education & Early Childhood Development’s, Victoria Australia has implemented a strategy Education of Global and Multicultural Citizenship. This presentation will provide an overview of the approaches, including examples of on-line learning, used to promote awareness and understanding of the interconnectedness with people and environments around the globe. Resources and examples of school practice will be presented in the context of some of the different entry points including Civics and Citizenship Education, Studies of Asia, Values Education and Multicultural Education. The presentation will also draw on experience from an international meeting of peace educators in (Costa Rica November 2010). This workshop will be of interest to teachers, school leaders and educators interested in strengthening global and intercultural perspectives into school curricula and in teacher professional learning.
WEBSITE: http://globalcitizenship.wetpaint.com/
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Global Business Education in the context of Connectivism
PRESENTER: Bruce Neubauer, Albany State University (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Michael Rogers
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Connectivism as described by George Siemens and others is a new learning theory that tends to extend the focus of attention from the knowledge of individuals to the knowledge embedded in social networks of learners. While international business has been taught for years in colleges of business administration, recent advances in collaborative Web-based technologies is opening new opportunities for business courses to be designed in ways that involve students studying similar content in different cultures. This presentation explores the application of some aspects of connectivism to global business education in undergraduate and graduate business programs with emphasis on practical ways that teachers can design and implement global business education courses.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Global Class Projects: Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom
PRESENTER: Shelly Terrell, Parentella (Germany)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: How do we motivate students to collaborate with their peers worldwide? Our students can immerse themselves in intercultural communication through global class collaboration projects. The participants will explore how to effectively use tools, specifically Skype, blogs, and wikis to help students build relationships with peers worldwide. We will discover several social media forums to help educators find schools that want to connect to classrooms worldwide. Participants will see real-examples of global projects.
WEBSITE: http://technology4kids.pbworks.com/
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Global Coalition for Peace and Global Awareness
PRESENTER: Gabriela Rosso, Escuelas del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
CO-PRESENTER: Bill Reilly CO-PRESENTER: Mikhail Timonin
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English with Spanish Translation
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Global Coalition for Peace, Education and Cultural Awareness is an active community of teachers and students who represent almost every region of our planet. We utilize technology to mutually publish a website, engage in exchanges of e-mails, postal packages and peace flags, conduct art exchanges, audio and video conference and broadcast the news from around the world. We also engage in humanitarian efforts which utilize students’ artistic talents to assist children in some of the most impoverished nations. Our presentation will be presented by three of our Global Coalition teachers: Ms. Gabriela Rosso in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mr. Mikhail Timonin from Tarkhanovo Village, Mordovia, Russia and Mr. Bill Reilly in Delmar, New York, USA. Collaboratively, the presenters will demonstrate how the project works and how it can be replicated by other educators. Sample pictures, videos and illustrations of student work, along with the Global Coalition website will be presented.
WEBSITE: http://bcsd.k12.ny.us/middle/Global/global.htm
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Global Education is not an option!
PRESENTER: Anne Mirtschin, Hawkesdale P12 College (Australia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 11:00AM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Why is global education of paramount importance in today’s classrooms? How can we help students come to terms with globalisation? In this session, Anne will share some answers to these questions including pedagogy that supports globalisation in education. Technology is giving the ability to connect and communicate on a global scale where its true potential is only just being glimpsed. Examples of synchronous and asynchronous tools that enable collaboration across countries and cultures will be outlined, with actual examples from the classroom. Requirements for the successful implementation of global projects and education will also be discussed as will challenges.
WEBSITE: http://murcha.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/global-education-is-no-longer-an-option-it-is-essential/
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Global Education Online
PRESENTER: Cecily Wright, Education Services Australia (Australia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will focus on online projects created in the Moodle virtual learning environment as a way of developing local and global citizenship by providing opportunities for students to participate in online learning communities. The projects aim to promote student voice and empower students to recognize and engage in responsible actions as global citizens.
WEBSITE: http://www.globaleducation.edna.edu.au/globaled/go/pid/3533
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Global EduDevelopment
PRESENTER: Adrian Meyer, National Youth Development Trust [NYDT] (South Africa)
CO-PRESENTER: Thabang Matlala
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The establishment of an universally accredited programme for academic and profession specific skills development is a critical aspect of youth development in Africa. The participation of practicing professionals [academic specialists and industry experts] from all relevant professions and a significant number of countries is required to set up academic standards and ethical work procedures for this programme.
WEBSITE: http://www.nydt.org
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Global Internet Pen Pal Programs: Written Language Development and Learning – USA AND Global Internet Pen Pal Programs: Written Language Development and Learning – Australia
PRESENTER: nancy n. charron, Southern New Hampshire University (united states AND australia)
CO-PRESENTER: julie morris
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Learn benefits of setting up Global Internet Pen Pal Programs! Assist students in improving their written language and cultural understandings! Students in the United States communicated via email with students in Australia. The objective of this twenty minute session is to provide teachers with Internet Pen Pal Program qualitative research results as well as specific instructions for setting up and implementing an Internet Pen Pal Program in their classrooms. Teachers will learn about the impact of authentic communication activities on students’ motivation /engagement , written language production and cultural learning. General education students, special education students, and second language learners were participants in this qualitative research study. Results will be reported on all student populations. Student writing samples will be presented.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Global Education Collaborative
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Global Issues Project
PRESENTER: Ray Jones, Qatar Academy, Doha, Qatar (State of Qatar)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Workshop Title: Global Issues Project: Creating a Community of Connected and Collaborative Learners. Targeted Audience: Middle Grades/High School. Description: For this online workshop, educators will be given an overview of the online project and how they can apply concepts of creating a community of connected and collaborative learners in their classroom and beyond. Various Web 2.0 applications will be explored among them wikis, Ning, etherpad and Google apps. Current action research, school collaborations, NETS standards, IB MYP curriculum connections will also be highlighted. This workshop will be immersive, interactive and educators will come away with an action plan, as well as learn how to become part of the Global Issues Project.
WEBSITE: 20globalissues.wikispaces.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Global Partnerships: Bringing the World into the Classroom
PRESENTER: Jennifer D. Klein, World Leadership School (United States and various global sites)
CO-PRESENTER: Ross Wehner
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The World Leadership School’s cohesive student travel and service programs go to the same communities repeatedly in order to engender long-term relationships and more significant service learning opportunities, turning students into life-long “agents of change.” Recognizing that it would be impossible (and environmentally irresponsible) to take every student abroad, WLS has instituted the Global Partnerships program, using e-technologies to bring the world into every classroom. U.S. teachers from all grade levels develop short cross-cultural units which enrich current curricular goals and bring their students into contact with world perspectives in a personal and authentic way. This session will explore the pedagogy and methodologies behind Global Partnership exchanges, and will include a variety of examples of successful partnerships already in place. Attendees will leave the session with unique methods for humanizing global education, encouraging compassionate questioning about global perspectives, and developing students’ capacity to explore the world and its challenges pluralistically.
WEBSITE: http://www.WorldLeadershipSchool.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: NAIS
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Global Trends in Language Learning in the 21st Century
PRESENTER: Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton, University of Calgary (Canada)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation discusses the findings of a new study that reveals what's hot and what's not in language learning in the 21st century. In the 21st century, new trends include using technology both inside and outside the classroom; adopting an individualized and learner centered approach to learning; linking language learning to leadership skills and community impact; and asset-based approaches to assessment including frameworks and benchmarks. This presentation includes a practical classroom practices for language educators to implement immediately to have a 21st century learning environment for their students.
WEBSITE: http://bcliteracyforum.ning.com/group/kayfinlay
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Global Virtual Classroom Program
PRESENTER: Ronda Zelezny-Green, Give Something Back International Foundation (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Janet Barnstable CO-PRESENTER: Andrew Ezzell
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The GVC offers two different programs for students and teachers. The GVC Contest is a collaborative website-building activity for multi-national teams of K-12 students. Using internet technologies to communicate, teams (consisting of three schools from different countries) have to collaboratively plan, design and build websites on topics of their choosing. The GVC Clubhouse People Exchanging Perspectices (PEP) Program is a pen pal exchange program between classrooms around the world. Some classroom participants are located in countries and regions of the world that do not have frequent access to the Internet and as such, some exchanges are postal-based. The culmination of the program is the submission of a presentation (in a media form determined by the classrooms) that illustrates what the participants learned from their partner classroom during the program.
WEBSITE: http://www.virtualclassroom.org
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Global, Local and Virtual: Understanding Tradition and Culture
PRESENTER: Kae Novak, Front Range Community College (United State)
CO-PRESENTER: Dr. Cherry Emerson CO-PRESENTER: Rurik Nackerud
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Emphasizing 21st century skills, this project examines permeable national borders and global awareness of cultural migration. This allowed the students of an Introduction to Chicano Studies at a community college in the United States the opportunity to explore Día de los Muertos holiday, tradition, and culture using a curriculum incorporating local, global, and digital forums. Utilizing mixed reality, students created a Día de los Muertos altar for a real museum. Then the students helped design a traditional Mexican cemetery and learning exercises within Second Life. They analyzed and developed methods of introduction for other students to experience this cultural holiday and its importation to the United States by emmigrating Mexicanos. The reality-based altar’s display is temporary yet the virtual creation continues as a tool for Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, and other courses. This activity reaches both local and global communities through virtual and reality based presentation and content.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Globaldreamers peace project
PRESENTER: Marsha Goren, Ein Ganim Elementary (Israel)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Global Dreamers: Peace Project. The Dream a Dream project was developed by Mrs. Marsha Goren of Ein Ganim School Israel in 2000 and first met the Internet in 2001. The idea started as a vehicle to encourage children and educators to share in a learning environment that would lead to global communication and tolerance. It inspires children to take a deeper look at the world by exploring, exchanging ideas, and using research tools, which supports a positive learning environment and a shared learning experience. Because of the war between Israel and the Palestinians which began in December 2008, schools were invited to join the peace project. The children felt the need to express their feelings on the subject together with many partners around the world.
WEBSITE: http://www.globaldreamers.org/09peace/index.html
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Globalizing History Courses in High School
PRESENTER: Craig Perrier, Virtual High School (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Current educational demands have embraced instituting global perspectives and understanding into course curriculum. No longer seen as tangential units of information, global content is expected to be an active element of a teacher's knowledge base and repertoire. In turn, students' world views and identities are expanded beyond the local and national. This expansion of knowledge creates a foundation for students to develop and lead in a global paradigm. This presentation offers strategies and resources to meet global curricula and pedagogical goals.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Glogster EDU
PRESENTER: Leonidas Evriviades, Glogster (United States)
TIME: Not Scheduled
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Glogster EDU is your original educational resource for innovative and interactive learning. Glogster EDU was conceived to imaginatively, productively and collaboratively respond to the dynamic educational landscape and exceed the needs of today's educators and learners. We value the participation of educators and strive to assimilate their contributions to Glogster EDU. Educators from all over the world are integrating Glogster EDU's resourceful platform to make traditional learning more interactive and more in tune with teachers and learners today.
WEBSITE: http://www.slideshare.net/glogster/glogster-edu-education-20-2902550
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Hamza's School!!
PRESENTER: Hamza.Sserwadda, Peace for children Africa/ Mackay college Nateete (Uganda)
CO-PRESENTER: Ssemanbo Lincoln Junior CO-PRESENTER: Sozi Moses
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Local Luganda aand Englsh
SHORT DESCRIPTION: THE WAY HOW MY MY SCHOOL CONDUCT IT'S WORK AND THE STUDENT'S ROLE..AND THE DIFFICULTY IN COMMUNICATION.. In this presentation i will show you positive and negative factors that i have got from my fellow students from the research and the experience i have towards the issue; i have put it in different paragraphs and i hope it is not based on the general education. The way how my school conduct it's work is so good though a bit poor...i love my school and i think am not talking bad on it..some schools in Uganda have good education facilities while other not this has led to the dropping of the academic performances for the students and it is difficult to communicate to other people especially via the internet since most people are not connect and other have limited access to them though they are connected..we are going to talk a bout the positive and negative and how it has affected the schools..and other things. thanks for this wonderful opportunity..Great thanks to Mrs Monika Handy!!
SPONSORING PARTNER: Mrs. Monika Hardy
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Health and Safety In Schools
PRESENTER: Paul Gallagher, ALISON (Ireland)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The aim of this presentation is to highlight the importance and availability of Health and Safety Training for teachers and students in schools worldwide. In the presentation we will show examples of online training available for free through the free online learning platform www.alison.com. Teachers in every country in the world can freely avail of this assessed and certified training.
WEBSITE: http://alison.com/
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Health Sciences Online as a powerful new tool to train health workers globally
PRESENTER: Carolina Segura, University of british Columbia (canada)
CO-PRESENTER: carolina segura
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Health Sciences Online (www.hso.info) has been called “a visionary undertaking” (by former CDC Director Jeff Koplan), is expected to “globally democratize health science knowledge” (by World Bank), and is thought by WHO “to make a considerable contribution to the advancement of e-learning worldwide.” HSO launched in September 2008 as a virtual learning center with browse and search functions. HSO provides free, online linkages to a comprehensive collection of top-quality courses and references in medicine, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, basic sciences, and other health sciences disciplines. HSO is currently helping to start and sustain schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and speech-language pathology in the Caribbean, China, Colombia, India, Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia, and we are testing how this inexpensive, relatively easy, high-quality model works best. To review briefly what HSO has already accomplished you can visit www.hso.info.
WEBSITE: http://www.hso.info
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Hearing the chorus of nods: Interactions in an Online Class
PRESENTER: Dr. Susan Wegmann, University of Central Florida (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Dr. Joyce McCauley
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will address the ways in which instructors can establish a "Connected Stance" in online classrooms. A Connected Stance is one in which teachers and students question, wonder, challenge, and otherwise engage deeply with other participants and the content.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: How Could War Look Different?
PRESENTER: Brian Mannix, Great Neck South Middle School (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Dahlia Blanco
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: How Could War Look Different? An Immersive Online Re-enactment and Re-Creation of Warfare. In How Could War Look Different? students come together both within and across national borders to re-live conflicts that have taken place in the past and to re-enact them online with historical accuracy. They utilize multiple mediums of technology including Video Conferencing, Wikis, Blogs, Online Podcast Interviews, Digital Photography, Digital Video, Google Maps, Google Earth and more in order to communicate all that objective history and subjective bias offers with regard to the greatest of conflicts: warfare. After re-creating the past according to the historical record, students will re-write those conflicts with an eye toward how the war could have been fought differently. Students will look at what pre-war cultural, political, economic and social factors would need to have been created in order to prevent the destruction from starting in the first place. The greatest challenge of all awaits them. Could war have been turned to peace and if so, how? How Could War Look Different? can be adopted to any war and utilized by any nation at any grade level. We must work together toward peace. It is my hope that with a deep analysis of our past, open-minded hearts and the imagination of our youth, we can begin to take some truly momentous steps toward that goal.
WEBSITE: http://www.onlinewarfare.ning.com
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: How Globalization Affects Education: Implications for Public Policy and Management
PRESENTER: Dr. Ali Farazmand, Florida Atlantic University (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Dr. Richard Hug CO-PRESENTER: Dr. Bruce Neubauer
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Globalization has affected all walks of life, governance, culture, public service and administration, economies, and societies. Perhaps one of the most profound impacts of globalization on societies has been the impacts it has had on education. The question is what the effects will be. That is to say, how will globalization affect education worldwide. Advancements in technology and its reach of millions of classrooms worldwide can bring with it a corporate-driven global culture of self-interest, individualistic, and market-based values to billions of children at their prime formative years of life. This globalizing corporate culture of market-based values can be both destructive and instructive to education, as it transforms the curricula and educational systems worldwide. Those able to provide educational leadership and make policies should be mindful of the range of possible effects of the complex interplay between globalization and the use of emerging educational technologies.
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: how multicultural education develop
PRESENTER: maryam amoozegar, islamic azad university marvdasht branch (iran)
CO-PRESENTER: dr.shapor amin shayan CO-PRESENTER: dr.moghgan amirian zadeh
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: multicultural education is at least three things:an idea or concept,an educational reform movement, and process. multicultural education incorporates the idea that all student-regardless of their gender, social class.and ethnic,racial, or cultural characteristics-should have an equal opportunity to learn in school.
SPONSORING PARTNER: azad university marvdash branch
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: How to run successful webinars? Lessons learnt and challenges for learning and collaboration at a global level.
PRESENTER: Fred Dervin,, University of Turku, Finland (Finland)
CO-PRESENTER: Katerina Zourou, University of Luxembourg
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Although the number of webinars (i.e. events streamed live over the Internet) is rapidly growing, the orchestration of such events in terms of communication, modes of delivery, opportunities for interaction and follow-up is in its infancy. Moreover, gathering a worldwide audience challenges our understanding of how to address a large number of multicultural participants. The presentation is based on findings from two public webinars, hosted by the University of Turku (Finland) and the University of Luxembourg in 2010. An examination of the events will allow us to identify 5 success factors and a set of quality indicators. Shortcomings in running webinars will also be discussed based on our experience. The presentation ends with some reflections on the nature of interaction in live online events, namely the chat function as a means of learning and group cohesion among online participants, and as a catalyst for interaction between the group and the panelists.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: How to use ePals to find a collaborative partner classroom
PRESENTER: Rita Oates, ePals Inc. (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Do you know how to find a partner classroom? What things do you need to consider before you start a collaborative project with a class in another country? Practical tips and advice, based on multiple different exchanges between students, will be shared in this session filled with examples and practical advice.
WEBSITE: http://www.epals.com
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Iditarod in the Classroom
PRESENTER: Diane Johnson, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (United States)
TIME: Not Scheduled
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual event in Alaska. More than that, it is a tool for academic instruction. The race is an event, but it is an opportunity for students to not just follow a real event in real time via the Internet, it is an opportunity to for educators to enhance any area of instruction through standards aligned, 21st century lessons. Students pre school through university level use Iditarod Based Instructional lessons and are engaged in real time applicable learning. Discover lessons and how to connect the race to your curriculum in this session.
WEBSITE: http://iditarodblogs.com/teachers/
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Implementing and Integrating NETS*T: Moving Teachers toward Transformative Technology
PRESENTER: Aron M. Sterling, Fairfax County Public Schools (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Amy C. Crowley-Gonsoulin CO-PRESENTER: Kurt Kohls
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Overwhelmed by NETS*T (National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers)? Learn free, fun strategies and Web 2.0 tools to help reach new levels on the journey toward transformative technology use.
WEBSITE: http://conferenceconnection2010.edublogs.org/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Improvisation, Inquiry, and Insight: An Introduction to Three Principles for the Teaching and Learning of World Languages
PRESENTER: Chris Livaccari, Asia Society (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Multilingualism is a core component of global competence. In order to prepare students with the academic, professional, cognitive, communication, and social skills they will need for success in a globally connected world, it is imperative that schools build language programs that have a strong focus on student engagement and motivation, higher order thinking skills, connections with multiple academic content areas, student exchanges and community engagement, and long-term sustainability. This presentation focuses on strategies for creative and dynamic world language teaching, and introduces three principles of “Improvisation, Inquiry, and Insight” that can be used to inform classroom instruction and program design from beginner through advanced proficiency levels, from preschool through university and adult learning.
WEBSITE: http://asiasociety.org/education-learning/chinese-language-initiatives
SPONSORING PARTNER: Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: INFANSEK, caso real de metodología educativa del s XXI en Educación Infantil
PRESENTER: Matilde Castro, Colegio Internacional Sek El Castillo (España)
CO-PRESENTER: Mª José Caballero
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 11:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: La propuesta pretende explicar cómo se han integrado las tic en Educación Infantil desde la metodología educativa y no desde las prácticas y actividades aisladas. Infansek es un ejemplo que además, fue el primero en combinar y conectar las nuevas tendencias educativas internacionales –basadas en el Programa de Escuela Primaria (PEP) de la Organización del Bachillerato internacional–, con el uso de las TIC, en concreto de la pizarra digital, para mejorar las prácticas para el aprendizaje. Por otra parte, todo el sistema se ha diseñado como una herramienta que aporta al equipo docente un método propio con la pizarra digital, perfectamente estructurado en las unidades temáticas curriculares y con una serie de actividades, con sonido y movimiento, que suponen un gran apoyo para la labor educativa y están abiertas a la aportación de más materiales por parte del profesor si éste lo considera oportuno.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: La innovación educativa en la incorporación de las TIC a la educación en Colombia.
PRESENTER: Miguel Ángel Vargas Hernández, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Inside ITGS: Cyber-Students Share their Connected Learning
PRESENTER: Julie Lindsay, Beijing (BISS) International School (China)
CO-PRESENTER: Madeleine Brookes CO-PRESENTER: Students from China
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Inside ITGS is a collaboration that started between two schools in China. The aim of Inside ITGS is to join students together in a flattened virtual learning environment thereby providing enhanced opportunities for cultural awareness and global collaboration as well as explore and evaluate IT tools and systems in an authentic and social context. Join Grade 11 Information Technology in a Global Society students from Beijing (BISS) International School and Western Academy Beijing as they present and discuss about what it means to be a connected and collaborative online learner with the ‘Inside ITGS’ community. Topics covered include best tools to support online learning, global digital citizenship perspectives, and challenges to connected learning in a global sense.
WEBSITE: http://insideitgs.net http://inside itgs.ning.com http://insideitgs.wikispaces.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: Flat Classroom Project
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Integracion de Tic-Web2 en el proceso de e-a
PRESENTER: Julio Aviles Romero, (Mexico)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: El Centro de Estudios Tecnológicos Industrial y de Servicios No. 75 (Cetis No. 75) es una escuela publica del Nivel Medio Superior, localizada en Mexicali, Baja California, México. La problemática más profunda que acompaña el desarrollo y el uso de materiales de apoyo didáctico integrados TIC es la falta de integración en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje y las características de las actividades de estudio que no  están basadas en una pedagogía y didáctica  diferente que toma en cuenta las posibilidades que nos dan las TIC.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Integrated and Sustainable Development through Work Centric Pre-vocational Training in the High Schools
PRESENTER: Kiran Shivaji Inamdar, Suzlon Foundation (India)
CO-PRESENTER: Yogesh Kulkarni
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Integrated and Sustainable Development through Work Centric Pre-Vocational Training in the High Schools. Introduction to Basic Technology (IBT) is a 25 years proven training programme. Programme recognised by the State Government and supported by the Corporates. Capital cost and recurring day to day costs are very reasonable but the out come is fantastic. Students like the course and prefere to be self employed. instead of asking for the jobs they can provide jobs to others. Community gets the services, students get the first hand experience, artisans get the honorarium, course becomes sustainable. replicable course in developing as well as developed countries.
WEBSITE: http://www.vigyanashram.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: Suzlon Foundation
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Integrating Media into a Classroom: A case study of the Adobe Youth Voices Project
PRESENTER: Allan Kakinda, SchoolNet/iEARN Uganda (Uganda)
CO-PRESENTER: Lisa Jobson
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) is Adobe Foundation’s signature philanthropy program designed to provide youth in underserved communities with the critical skills they need to become active and engaged members of their communities and the world at large. The program enables young people use multimedia and digital tools to Create Media with Purpose. http://youthvoices.adobe.com/. This session, led by participants in iEARN (International Education and Resource Network), http://www.iearn.org an Adobe Youth Voices partner organization, will introduce and demonstrate the implementation process of AYV as a model of incorporating youth-produced media and media-making into a classroom.
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Internationalizing the Classroom Without Leaving the Room
PRESENTER: Betty Tonsing, Global Visits (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Eunice Kamaara CO-PRESENTER: Peg Williams
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Since 2003, Over 250 students from the United States have connected with students from Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa in a global exchange...non traditional university students who for practical reasons (single parents, working full time, taking care of elderly parents) cannot participate in study abroad programs but should have the right to experience the benefits. The technology employed by Global Visits to connect students and faculty across geographical and cultural divides is an ideal and affordable methodology for classrooms to internationalize curriculum and enliven the overall teaching environment.
WEBSITE: http://www.globalvisits.com
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Inviting Authentic Student Question: If you ask them to question - sooner or later they will question you
PRESENTER: Scott Moran, City & Country School (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Todd Rosenthal
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: One of the biggest roadblocks to truly reinventing education does not lie in the technology divide between students and teachers, or in teacher phobia of technology, or even in access. The real threat lies in pedagogy - and more broadly in the very structure of the adult/child or teacher/student relationship. It is the chasm between what we want 21st century learners to do and what we as teachers are comfortable with them doing TO US that is likely to keep schools right where they are. In this session we will explore one aspect of changing this dynamic, how to create an environment where students can ask questions that are genuinely interesting to them about important topics, and how that can be the basis for their learning.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: iPad, iPhone, iTouch Therefore iLearn
PRESENTER: Katherine Burdick, Mobile Learning Services (US)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Bring your iPod Touch, iPhone and or iPad and learn how to integrate engaging apps into your reading, language arts, writing, social studies, and math instruction in your elementary classroom.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: It's not the technology. . .or is it?
PRESENTER: Elaine J. Roberts, Ph.D., Follett (USA)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: We talk about infusing technology in our teaching. We attend myriad conference sessions on technology. The emphasis so often is on the tool, on the technology, on the resource. But it’s really NOT the technology that makes a difference in the classroom. It’s the teaching. Good teaching that results in quality, sustainable learning can occur without a speck of technology. If we don’t understand or have forgotten certain concepts of teaching and learning, then the technology may only make the situation worse. Bad teachers aren’t bad because they’re not using technology. Bad teachers are bad because they don’t teach well or don’t know how to teach. Let’s revisit ways to improve the actual teaching and then enhance that improved teaching and those opportunities for learning through the informed use of technology and other strategies.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Join an international Learning Community: iEARN Professional Development Opportunities
PRESENTER: Mandee Galbraith, iEARN-USA (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Diane Midness
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Would you like to be more prepared to help your students become global citizens while becoming part of an international learning community yourself? This session will address the growing importance of international education and explore iEARN professional development opportunities for educators including online courses and webinars. Online courses offered across the curriculum allow educators to collaborate and share their cultural background and professional experience with their peers around the world to make teaching and learning more effective and more fun! iEARN webinars, thanks to a generous donation from Elluminate, allow educators and administrators to interact over the Internet in order to learn how to enhance their online global project work and navigate the iEARN online Collaboration Centre.
WEBSITE: http://www.iearn.org/professional-development
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Journalism 2.0: Syncing Print Publications with Online Hosting and Twitter
PRESENTER: Derek Geddes, Bedford High School (The United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Allison Gnaegy CO-PRESENTER: Jessica Cutliffe
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Students will display and demonstrate how our monthly print edition newspaper is both synced electronically online, as well as outsourced through twitter. Sports, news, arts and entertainment are all "tweeted" in real time. All those following our newspaper through Twitter receive updates as to current in-game scores, final scores, main news stories, and anything of interest to the Bedford school and community. These updates are then composed as articles and uploaded to our online edition so articles are timely, up-to-date and accurate. Then, for our monthly edition, articles are refined, and subjected to the regular process of publishing the print edition.
WEBSITE: http://www.bhsunleashed.com
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Journeys in Film - An interdisciplinary approach to fostering global action
PRESENTER: Anna Mara Rutins, Journeys in Film - Educating for Global Understanding (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Imagine using world language films combined with innovative standards-based lesson plans as one method for developing 21st century skills. Journeys in Film - Educating for Global Understanding captures the imagination of your students, expands critical thinking skills and fosters human connections through visual storytelling combined with standards-based lesson plans in core academics and enrichment subjects. Students are inspired to participate in today’s increasingly interdependent world as a result of engaging and compelling activities designed for deeper global learning. Currently implemented in over 500 schools and other educational organizations around the world, join us to learn how to integrate Journeys in Film into your curriculum offerings.
WEBSITE: http://www.journeysinfilm.org
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Joy in Learning Matters
PRESENTER: Barbara Bray, Educational Consultant (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Roxanne Clement
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Why does joy matter? Where do you see joy in learning today? This presentation will share the Reggio Emilia approach to learning and how it can be adapted to any classroom. We will share how to build a compassionate classroom, design a 21st century learning environment, create inquiry-based and meaningful work, and consider the power of play so you and your students have a joyful learning environment. The examples and links we share with you will give you a peak into different teachers' classrooms and some of the tools you can use to bring joy back.
WEBSITE: http://barbarabray.net/2010/09/08/why-joy-matters/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Kids, Parents, & Technology
PRESENTER: Dr. Eitan Schwarz, Dr. S (US)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: ENG
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Parents and educators continue to face chaotic media consumption by youth. Dr. S has created a child- and family-centered method to organize children's media use to promote a balance among family relationships, socialization, values education, education enrichment, and entertainment.
WEBSITE: http://www.mydigitalfamily.org
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Leadership Course in Biodiversity Conservation in Google
PRESENTER: Shubhalaxmi Vaylure, Bombay Natural History Society (India)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 06:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: BNHS has been conducting correspondence courses in natural history subjects, however only recently two of its courses were converted into online using Google gadgets. One of them is the Leadership Course in Biodiversity Conservation (LCBC 100). It is a hybrid course with online (asynchronous) and face to face (synchronous) activities interwoven through the course work. The course content is developed by subject matter experts (SMEs). The synchronous activities include online chat sessions with SMEs and field trips. The asynchronous activities include online learning through range of weekly assignments. This presentation is about how this course has been developed and conducted successfully.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Leadership for the Future
PRESENTER: Malcolm Dawes, dta WORLDWIDE (Australia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The future of effective leadership by Malcolm Dawes. What are the qualities and competencies that distinguish high-performing leaders from others? Why is leadership so important in an education context? How can we increase our capacity for effective leadership? High performing leaders are distinguished by two qualities – their ability to interact effectively with other people and the ability to think strategically and tactically. In this insightful event session, Malcolm Dawes will share the results of an extensive 10 year study of over 6000 managers – and the implications that this study highlights. A multinational study by dta WORLDWIDE has found that, on average, managers are performing below the level that characterises high-performing leaders. This presentation focuses on key areas to improve your leadership, within all levels of your organisation or business. After Malcolm has shared insights from this research, you will: * Understand the importance of 10 core competencies for leadership * Know the essential qualities to allow you move from management to leadership * Be able to focus on your own strengths to develop the effectiveness of your personal leadership style
WEBSITE: http://www.dtaworldwide.com
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: Leadership in Multicultural Organizations
PRESENTER: Jon P. Zurfluh, Anglo-American School of Moscow (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Presentation reflecting on doctoral research in the implementation of transformational leadership in multicultural settings. Working with foundational development of Transformational Leadership by Burns and Bass, the focus will be on connecting this work to Hofstede's cultural elements and looking at the diversity along spectrums of power distance, individuality, and long/short term orientation.
WEBSITE: http://www.techtied.net/
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: Learning with the Lich King: The Potential of World of Warcraft in the Classroom
PRESENTER: Peggy Sheehy, WoW in School Project (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Lucas Gillispie
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: You mean there's educational value in World of Warcraft?' Absolutely! In this session, we will discuss some of our experiences playing MMORPGs like World of Warcraft (WoW) with students and other educators over the past eight years. Lucas and Peggy will also share information about their latest project, WoWinSchool, a program in which they target at-risk students in an after-school collaborative program designed to build community, leadership, and students' confidence in a variety of curricular areas using WoW. This year, they've taken the project to the next level and are offering a language arts elective called WoWinSchool: The Hero's Journey. This course is a blended environment, designed entirely in Moodle, and designed to support middle school language arts learning.
WEBSITE: http://wowinschool.pbworks.com
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Learning With the World...Project Based Global Collaborations
PRESENTER: Jim Carleton/Mali Bickley, iEARN (Canada)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This workshop will inspire and encourage educators and administrators to engage their students in Global Collaborative Projects using Information and Communications Technologies. By using examples of students’ projects, interactions, artifacts and collaborations between students and their global partners, it will become evident that these connections are beneficial and inspirational for all parties involved. Each project is solidly based in curriculum and embeds technology in a meaningful and engaging way to encourage students to communicate, collaborate and share while discussing global issues to affect global change.
WEBSITE: http://www.jcarleton.net/ict
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Lectures to Learnings -- Bridge the Gap Between the Classroom and Working World; Alternate: Passions into Impact -- Give Back to the Community by Doing What you Love Its a Global World Out there -- 7 Must-Have Skills to Compete
PRESENTER: Jennifer Openshaw, SuperFutures, Dow Jones (USA)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Parents everywhere are concerned about their child’s success in a new global economy – at a time when unemployment is as high as 29% among youth. Jennifer Openshaw, nationally known columnist for Dow Jones who’s appeared on Oprah, CNN and many other programs and speaks nationally on financial and education issues, will lead a a presentation and open discussion about the skills students need to succeed today -- to turn classroom learning into real world doing. She'll highlight ways student can supplement classroom learning, gain credits, and build their foundation for entrance into both college and the working world. She'll also share ways technology can be harnessed to build a more ready workforce globally.
WEBSITE: http://www.superfutures.com
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Lego Mindstorms: Not Just a Toy
PRESENTER: Linda Wallin, Special Education District of Lake County (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Lego Mindstorms is an ideal tool for gifted children because it allows them to learn significant computer programming tools with an infinite number of solutions to problem-solving scenarios. There are also a lot on online resources being generated.
WEBSITE: http://www.dwna.net/gifted/legologo.html
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Lifelong Learning in the Legal Sector
PRESENTER: Amy West, Academy for Educational Development (Lebanon, West Bank, Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, Jordan)
CO-PRESENTER: Dania Dib
TIME: Not Scheduled
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English, Arabic, French
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Women in Law Program (WILpower) is an AED-implemented and US State Department, MEPI-funded professional development regional network in the Middle East. WILpower provides practical face-to-face and virtual training in law, leadership and organizational management for young female legal practitioners and law students. WILpower uses e-learning and social networking platforms to create virtual classrooms where young women can come together to share legal case work, work on developing their methodology of legal research and organize themselves to open their own law firms. Webinars led by legal experts throughout the region and internationally have provided lectures on criminal, commercial, labor and human rights law.
WEBSITE: http://www.womeninlaw.net
SPONSORING PARTNER: Elluminate
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: LitWorld Girls Clubs: Empowerment Through Literacy
PRESENTER: Pam Allyn, LitWorld (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Jen Estrada
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Staggering statistics show that millions of girls in developing countries drop out before reaching secondary school, greatly diminishing their possibilities for economic self-sufficiency and putting their health and their families’ health at risk. In the United States as well, girls are threatened by circumstances of poverty and their emotional, physical and intellectual wellbeing is compromised by weak literacy skills. LitWorld Girls Clubs identify women to serve as literacy mentors for young girls and teens in their local communities. Girls participate in a series of workshops designed to support their leadership and literacy learning. Participants receive mentoring and read and write together in ways that help them explore their sense of self as well as put their ideas out into the world. Clubs are connected via blogging and emailing, inspiring and motivating participants to make an impact both in their own communities and with their fellow Girls Clubs around the world.
WEBSITE: http://www.litworld.org/projects/girlsclubs
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Making Global Connections Through Blogging
PRESENTER: Emily Voelkers, The American School of Paris (France)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 10:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Students in a culturally diverse classroom in Paris gain a sense of global community and improve their attitudes towards writing. This project is designed to showcase the love of writing through the use of a blog. The blog is connected to a second grade classroom in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. Students in both classrooms are learning to write so that others can read and enjoy their writing. The students will write about their daily lives, incorporating special aspects of their lives in Paris. Their writing will then be scanned and put into a slideshow. Using Voice Thread, students will record themselves reading their own writing. Students may then add illustrations or photographs to enhance their writing. This presentation will then be posted on the blog for the students in America to view and comment. The American students will also contribute their own pieces to the project.
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Más allá de las Tics, La Sociedad del Conocimiento
PRESENTER: Gustavo Enríquez Ramirez, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: La mirada de las sociedades del conocimiento desde lo humano, como reconocimiento del otro, de su saber empirico y formal. Y cómo ésto afecta las conductas, relaciones y desiciones que toman los estudiantes, construyendo nuevas estructuras sociales y políticas, exigiendo a su vez prácticas educativas acordes con dichos conceptos que reconozcan y potencien las capacidades de los estudiantes en procesos creativos y participativos.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Math 2.0 Interest Group
PRESENTER: Maria Droujkova, Natural Math (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Colleen King CO-PRESENTER: David Weksler, Ihor Charischak
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Math 2.0 Interest Group is a diverse, international network of mathematicians, educators, and developers working on projects involving social media, online communities, and computer systems - as well as new approaches to math education. During the talk, we will look at different community types and discuss their accomplishments and needs. Participants will learn what founders of math communities consider important tasks in mathematics education and how they go about accomplishing these tasks. Participants can use the event to find math communities that will welcome your participation and add to your personal learning network. We will share plans and dreams of the Math 2.0 group for the upcoming year, including virtual and face-to-face conferences, the math game development forum, publishing efforts, and spin-off event series.
WEBSITE: http://www.mathfuture.wikispaces.com
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: MERLOT Teacher Education Favorites: Tried and Tested
PRESENTER: Jane Moore, National-Louis University (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Cris Guenter CO-PRESENTER: Dorothy Fuller
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Teacher educators everywhere are searching for sites that provide free supportive materials that assist our students in becoming the best teachers they can be. Members of MERLOT’s Teacher Education Editorial Board will share their favorite sites and explain how these sites are used in our classes with our students. All sites will be bookmarked for participants. This is a practical session that can provide materials that can be used “tomorrow!”
SPONSORING PARTNER: MERLOT
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Mind Mapping in Education
PRESENTER: Toni Krasnic, Concise Learning (USA)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Although mind mapping is already used by millions of people worldwide, it is still relatively little used in schools and unknown to students and teachers. However, once students and teachers get introduced to mind mapping, they find it a fun, engaging, and motivating approach to learning, and a great tool to manage information and increase productivity.
WEBSITE: http://conciselearning.com
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Mirror of the Poetry - Aspect of Informal Education
PRESENTER: Hana Sustkova, Lacadalet o.s. (Czech Republic)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 05:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Poetry as a mean of education influences recipients complexly. Poetry belongs to the oldest face of sharing, teaching and learning. Poems have provided people the strength and elegance to keep the information and spread them, the verbal medium of knowledge speaking to anybody. Nowadays, the education becomes international, the informal education is getting very fractionalized: for education as the introduction into the society, we are performing our poetry study. Informal education by the shared poetry, the role of poem for education and also the current results of the project Lacadalet will be discussed.
WEBSITE: http://lacadalet.asp2.cz
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Mlearning (on mobile phones) for Adult Learners and Teachers
PRESENTER: David J. Rosen, Newsome Associates (U.S. (but also Liberia, Afghanistan, and Haiti))
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: As the organizer of an international online CoP called Mlearning, I will present our Community of Practice and summarize what we have discussed. Then we will discuss using mobile (cell) phones for adult literacy/basic skills learning, language learning, and teacher training. Participants will be invited, if they are involved with M-learning to join the MLearning Wiggio group.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Mobile Learning App/Game Creation for Teachers and Students in Globally Connected World
PRESENTER: Chris Thompson, CEISMC@Georgia Tech (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Mobile communication technology more than any other 21st century invention has become pervasive throughout world. Perhaps more than any other single device handheld cell phones are enabling global communication and learning. Until recently it has not been possible for the average teacher or student to easily create and publish their own mobile learning materials. Today that is no longer the case. Come explore the emergence of user-friendly mobile app/game creation software and explore the implications for the future of global learning mediated by mobile connected devices.
WEBSITE: http://www.ceismc.gatech.edu
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Mobile Learning Using the iPod Touch - In Hindsight
PRESENTER: Suren Ramasubbu, Mobicip.com (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Susan Wells CO-PRESENTER: Phil Hardin
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Panel
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The ecosystem of applications, device management, and wireless connectivity is making the deployment of iPod Touches in the classroom popular. The panelists will discuss how their programs evolved from concept to reality, cover acceptable use policy, security and deployment management, and anecdotal evidence of the benefits derived by students participating in the program.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Classroom 2.0
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Modelo de integracion de las TIC al curriculo escolar
PRESENTER: Fernando Segundo Iriarte, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 10:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Se presentará el proceso de acompañamiento a la Institución Gimnasio del Saber de Valledupar para la implementación de un modelo de articulación transversal de las TIC en su estructura curricular. Este proceso implicó la capacitación de todos los docentes y directivos de la institución y un trabajo dedicado con los responsables del área de informática, quienes se convirtieron en el soporte fundamental para que los demás docentes de la institución incorporaran en su práctica las TIC. La colaboración de los directivos de la institución facilitó las condiciones para que se generara un clima favorable hacia el proyecto y se dispusiera de personal capacitado y de la infraestructura computacional necesaria para implementar el modelo. El trabajo implicó una reconceptualización de los contenidos de informática, de la dedicación de tiempos, una modificación de los bloques de horarios y un sistema de unidades integradas de aprendizaje que facilitara la optimización de los contenidos y recursos de informática en las distintas áreas del currículo.  Los resultados preliminares muestran un equipo de trabajo comprometido con el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje apoyado con TIC, la participación activa de los estudiantes y la generación de experiencias articuladas al proyecto educativo institucional. 
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: MODELO TEB – INDUPALMA
PRESENTER: Angelica Rangel , (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Experiencia Docente MODELO TEB  – INDUPALMA - Utilización de la Web 2.0 para el Mejoramiento de Aprendizaje en Niños de Educación Inicial y Básica Primaria desarrolla a partir  del año 2009 una propuesta pedagógica de innovación, centrada en la incorporación transversal al currículos de las asignaturas el uso de Tecnologías de Información y comunicación –TIC’S, (T), el  Emprendimiento (E), y el  Bilingüismo (B), en la que participan 10 docentes, 190 niños y niñas y 64 padres de familia, experiencia que cuenta con el apoyo financiero  de Industrial Agraria la Palma Ltda. – Indupalma- y el  acompañamiento de la Universidad Industrial de Santander – UIS y la Fundación Gabriel Piedrahita Uribe
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Moodle for Teachers & Community of Learners
PRESENTER: Nellie Deutsch, IT4ALL (Canada/US)
CO-PRESENTER: Dr. Lumila Smirnova
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Moodle for Teachers (M4T) is more than a hands-on global online workshop on how to teach with Moodle, it is a community of lifelong learners, community of facilitators, and ambassadors of leaning. M4T includes theoretical and practical aspects of teaching within a course management system. Participants learn to use Moodle, web 2.0 tools, social networking, metacognitive thinking and to share information within the IT4ALLL community of learners and worldwide. The Moodlers start as beginners but very quickly become skilled Moodle facilitators who give back to the community at IT4ALL and beyond by sharing their learning experiences with each other and globally.
WEBSITE: http://www.integrating-technology.org
SPONSORING PARTNER: CRSTE
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Moodle questions - open discussion
PRESENTER: Tabitha Roder, HRDNZ, Moodle Partner (NZ and Australia)
CO-PRESENTER: Tomaz Lasic
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Panel
LANGUAGE:
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This panel is an opportunity for "new to Moodle" users to ask questions of experienced Moodle users. Want to know what you can do with Moodle? How long it takes students to learn to use Moodle? How to integrate with other web 2.0 tools? How to get Moodle? How to best introduce colleagues to Moodle? Where to get help when you get stuck? This open discussion is for you.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Motivation Boosters - How to get students involved
PRESENTER: Cristina Drescan, Lucian Blaga High School, Reghin (Romania)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: How can I activate my ESL students? What can they most benefit of? In search for an answer I have tried out numerous game-like activities. A survey I conducted showed that besides being interested in and having fun, my students are highly susceptible by contents offered in language and team-building games, in songs and debates. Such activities can easily induce changes in their behaviour. Thus, I took the constant challenge of trying out good practices in education, bringing a great variety of activities to class, and adapting them to my students’ needs. In my presentation I will offer some of the teaching ideas that worked out well with my students.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: From Mozambique to the World
PRESENTER: Colleen Fletcher , American International School of Mozambique (Mozambique)
CO-PRESENTER: Sharon Peters
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Discover how geographically challenged students in Mozambique have created a model to leverage social media tools to communicate their reality and build global citizenship skills.
WEBSITE: http://grou.ps/aism
SPONSORING PARTNER: Education Beyond Borders
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Multiple perspectives in global politics
PRESENTER: Kader Adjout, Beaver Country Day School (USA)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: How to learn about history and politics using multiple perspectives and technology
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: The MY HERO Project
PRESENTER: Jeanne Meyers, The MY HERO Project (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Rowena Gerber CO-PRESENTER: cheikh seck
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The mission of MY HERO is to use media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower young people to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world. Our freely accessible, not-for-profit project is supported by visitors of all ages who share stories, art, and short films on our award-winning multimedia journal and digital library. Teachers use our programs in schools, libraries, after-school workshops, and in community and media centers around the world. This presentation will introduce MY HERO's resources for teaching character education, environmental awareness, human rights and cross cultural understanding.
WEBSITE: http://myhero.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: American Center for Children and the Media
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project: Global Online Collaboration in Action
PRESENTER: Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs, Cypress Creek High School (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Said Belgra
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 10:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The presentation/discussion "My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project: Global Online Collaboration in Action" will focus on the structure, content and benefits of the online web forum project--My Identity, Your Identity. By using the iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) online platform, this project encourages students to explore and research the elements that form their identities and share their findings with students in other countries. The project helps students realize the importance of their traditions and value of their culture in their country and how the students participating from different countries are more the same than different. Participating countries include: Oman, USA, Azerbaijan, Morocco, Turkey, Indonesia, Uganda, France etc.
WEBSITE: http://www.iearn.org/iearn-project-book
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN-USA
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Nanotechnology-the science of the future
PRESENTER: Dorina Marin, "Dimitrie anghel"School Cornesti-Miroslava-Iasi (Romania)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: romanian or english
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Starting from the questions: "What is nanotechnology?", or "How will it affect the future?", a group of students from our school, with their colleagues from other 23 pilot schools from Europe, have tried to find answers through the "Nanoyou" project, coordinated by ORT Israel in collaboration with prestigious international institutions in science: European Schoolnet, Israel ARTT, Nanoscience Center - University of Cambridge, Barcelona Science Park, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, Center for Culture Scientifique, Technique & Industrielle Grenoble and the Center for Social Innovation.
WEBSITE: http://www.nanoyou.eu
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Neocolonialism in education: Student centered learning in Vietnamese context
PRESENTER: June Tran (Thi Tuyet Tran), La Trobe University, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Australia)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 06:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Vietnam is under pressure to reform and modernize its educational system in order to attain international standards. In the process of modernization the system, Vietnamese educational policy makers tend to look to the West and ‘borrow’ policies and practices which appeared to be effective in the Western culture. However, the adoption of the Western policies and practices is often claimed to be inappropriate, as the transfer is often lack of the careful consideration of particular aspects of the Vietnamese culture. This presentation illustrates this by analyzing the application of the Western originated ‘student – centered learning’ into the Vietnamese educational context. Drawing upon Hofstede cultural dimensions, the application of Western pedagogies into Vietnamese educational context reveal cultural conflicts and mismatches. It is suggested that the importing of Western pedagogic practices needs to go in line with the careful consideration of Vietnamese cultural norms, assumptions and values.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: The Nepal-US Connection
PRESENTER: Katie Neville, Loudoun County Public Schools (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In this session attendees learn how one elementary school connected with students in Nepal to work on different technology projects together.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Loudoun County Public Schools
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: New Media Literacies: The Core Challenges of Implementation and Assessment in Global Contexts
PRESENTER: Michael Morgan, USC (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Laurel Felt CO-PRESENTER: Ioana Literat
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Three researchers from the New Media Literacies Project at the University of Southern California will explore their teaching experiences abroad through the lens of the new media literacies. Together they will analyze the potential of global implementation and assessment of NML initiatives in developing countries in the face of participation gaps, transparency problems, and ethical challenges with media use and distribution.
WEBSITE: http://www.projectnml.ning.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: New Media Literacies Project
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Los Ninos de la Escuala Manuelita Saenz Queremos la Paz
PRESENTER: Betty de la Cruz Fandino Santander, (Colombia)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: CONSIDERANDO QUE” LA PAZ “ ES UN TEMA MUNDIAL Y UNA NECESIDAD QUE SE PRESENTA EN NUESTRO ENTORNO; COMO LO ES NUESTRA ESCUELA, UBICADA EN EL MUNICIPIO DE DOSQUEBRADAS, DEPARTAMENTO DE RISARALDA COLOMBIA, ESTOY TRABAJANDO CON LOS NIÑOS  EN EL AULA Y DE MANERA INTERACTIVA MEDIANTE UN BLOG QUE INCLUYE EL USO DE LAS TICS: http://manuelita-saenz.blogspot.com/   CONSTRUYENDO EN LOS NIÑOS, LOS CIMIENTOS PARA QUE EN UN FUTURO PUEDAN GOZAR DE ESTE GRAN VALOR COMO LO ES “ LA PAZ “.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: A Full Understanding of the Working of the Global Education Process
PRESENTER: Gia Gaspard Taylor, iEARN Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean region not listed)
CO-PRESENTER: Abe Fergusson CO-PRESENTER: none
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: To be able to grasp a full understanding of the working of the global education process, to allow for the sharing with teachers and student particularly in the rural communities
WEBSITE: http://www.iearntandt.interconnection.org
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: NSLI-Y and iEARN: Exposing U.S. High School students to a lifetime of language learning
PRESENTER: Curtis Young, iEARN-USA (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Dina Guirguis
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The NSLI-Y program offers scholarships (from the State Department) to U.S. high school students wishing to go abroad to study less commonly known languages. As a program partner, iEARN-USA administers summer and yearlong intense language learning programs in Morocco, India, Korea and China. In addition, iEARN-USA harnesses the strength of our global network to provide scholars with access to Language Lounges -- an online interactive space where students can practice reading and writing their language of study before, during, and after their physical exchange. Through the Language Lounges, NSLI-Y students have access to thousands of native speakers of each of the seven NSLI-Y languages, who are part of the iEARN network around the world.
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: On School 2.0
PRESENTER: Ivana Sendecka, Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia (Slovakia)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 10:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Why do we need to upgrade schools to 2.0 version? Engagement is mantra of social media, why not mantra of schools, too? Let's collectively redesign our educational system. Let's start with white canvas and let's use tools available for us in 21st century.
WEBSITE: http://www.slideshare.net/senda5/school20-vfinal
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: One Day in the Life
PRESENTER: Chris Baer, MEd, Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, Oak Bluffs, MA USA (USA and Argentina)
CO-PRESENTER: Marta García Lorea
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: What do you ... ...eat for breakfast in Yemen? ...take to school in Bangladesh? ...sing at a birthday party in Azerbaijan? ...do in your free time in your country Photography teacher Chris Baer, USA, and EFL teacher trainer and author Marta García Lorea, Argentina, will suggest some simple online projects in which Students communicate directly with their peers abroad using forums, email, social networks, and videoconferences. Chris and Marta will specifically highlight iEARN’s ‘One Day in the Life’ project, in which students from 125 countries share their lives in writing, photography, video, powerpoints, and other media by documenting details of a typical day (like visiting the grocery) or a special day (like a birthday.) By sharing and discussing life’s daily routines with students from around the world in a safe, monitored online environment, students promote a better understanding and respect of other cultures in the spirit of 'sharing, caring and respecting'.
WEBSITE: https://media.iearn.org/projects/onedayinthelife
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Online Collaboration
PRESENTER: Maria Teresa (Mayte) Esponda, Thomas University (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Bobette Stubblefield CO-PRESENTER: XI Li
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Trainees from the Thomas University online course "Developing Online Collaborative Projects" will discuss their “learning-by-doing experience using ICT tools and designing a collaborative project for their respective K-12 classes or with other university students. These international students have nearly completed the course and are in the process of designing and developing their own Collaborative projects. They will be accompanied by their instructor, who will speak about collaborative projects and offer some useful tips to maximize their success.
WEBSITE: http://www.thomasu.edu
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Online Summer Camp!
PRESENTER: Dua Ali Syed, iEARN Pakistan (Pakistan)
CO-PRESENTER: Humayun Ansari
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The presentation will introduce a project initiated by iEARN Pakistan, which allows youth to become a part of a new concept in summer fun – The Online Summer Camp. It will also emphasize on importance of preparing children to collaborate with others around the World. It will focus on how to provide an affordable and fun online learning environment to introduce and challenge youth to virtual course content via the internet, allowing them to create, communicate and collaborate with others while engaging them in their own learning using web 2.0 tools.
WEBSITE: http://iearnonlinesummercamp.edublogs.org
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Os espaços wiki de PLE como aglutinadores dos novos recursos disponíveis em linha
PRESENTER: Luis Goncalves, Princeton University (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Portuguese
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation introduces the Wikispaces to instructors of Portuguese as a second language.
WEBSITE: http://wikiportugues.wikispaces.com/
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Our Global Projects
PRESENTER: Hagit Goldstein, School (Israel)
CO-PRESENTER: Edyta Piątek
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: As an educator in the 21st century, I take into account the different learning styles of my students. The student's learning style is varied depending on what is being learnt. Thus, I have used a wide range of collaborative tools and web technologies to reinforce and enhance the learning of my students. I have been using ePals since 2005 as a safe collaborative technology to connect between my students and students from around the world. Our Global Projects aim at encouraging active, meaningful, and authentic learning as well as engaging learner-centered classroom where students from around the world share their outcomes on a variety of topics. The " Green Schools Project " is a communicative based project which, aims at creating greener and healthier learning environments through educational experience by collaborating between students from around the globe. Our goal is to promote a global awareness of ecological sustainability among students from around the world. "My Home Town Project" encourages students from around the world to share information about their cities as representing their culture.
WEBSITE: http://newsproject.wikispaces.com/Table+of+contents
SPONSORING PARTNER: ePals
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Parent-teacher collaboration: The benefits and the barriers
PRESENTER: Patricia Porter, Lading to Learning (Canada)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Parents and teachers need to work together for the benefit of the children in their care. Effective communication between teachers and parents is essential for collaboration but good communication is hard to come by. This presentation will look at why parent teacher communication is so poor and what can be done to improve it.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Parents As Cheerleaders and Voice
PRESENTER: Dr. Alfreda Love, La Vega ISD (United States)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Parents are the cheerleaders and voices for the school. Parents are integral to the global school system in an effort to help all students achieve and be successful. I will provide practical ways to recruit and maintain involved parents in the school system without always having to use food as a tool to recruit!
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Pay It Forward Across the Globe
PRESENTER: Brian Mannix, Great Neck South Middle School (United States)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Reuben St. Clair, the teacher protagonist of the book Pay It Forward, starts a movement with this voluntary, extra-credit assignment: THINK OF AN IDEA FOR WORLD CHANGE, AND PUT IT INTO ACTION. Trevor, the 12-year-old hero of Pay It Forward, thinks of quite an idea. He describes it to his mother and teacher this way: "You see, I do something real good for three people. And then when they ask how they can pay it back, I say they have to Pay It Forward. To three more people. . . each.” Students come join the author of Pay It Forward, Catherine Ryan Hyde and representatives from Heifer International, Kiva High School, and One Is Greater than None to find out how you can get involved. Let’s start our own real-world movement of good deeds and organize Pay It Forward Clubs in classrooms across the globe.
WEBSITE: payitforwardnetwork.ning.com
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Peaceful Pedagogy: Establishing a curriculum that enhances global citizenship
PRESENTER: Reynolds, Ruth, University of newcastle (Australia)
CO-PRESENTER: McLeod, Julie
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, by identifying the essence of what it means to be human and the respect that should be accorded to others, provide a foundation through which schools can become peacebuilding learning communities. This paper examines a variety of established perspectives on peace education, develops a rationale for a ‘peaceful pedagogy’, provides some practical classroom proformas to assist teachers consider these issues and describes school-based examples which have grown the knowledge, values and skills of peacebuilding. The aim of this ‘peaceful pedagogy’ program is to enable teachers and learners to engage in socially just action based on human rights within and beyond the school and considers how the knowledge, values and skills of human rights can become the core consideration for teachers’ curriculum planning and teaching.
WEBSITE: n/a
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Pedagogia Terapeutica Ateniendo la Poblacion de NEE & los TICS
PRESENTER: CARLOTA ESTUPIÑAN, (Colombia)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Los niños que por  diferentes diagnósticos su aprendizaje se ve alterado , no deben estar incluidos en aulas regulares diseñadas para niños que  no necesitan ningún apoyo terapéutico . Los requerimientos del niño con NEE son específicos y debe primar su rehabilitación . Debe ser intervenido por un grupo interdisciplinario que capacitado en pedagogía aborde desde el aula la intervención terapéutica . Necesita metodologías específicas con modelos educativos y terapéuticos acordes a sus necesidades y debe refugiarse en un  ambiente tranquilo que no demande rigurosamente cumplimiento de programas en determinado tiempo .
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Pedagogia Vivencionista
PRESENTER: Isabela Silva Caputo, Escola do Max (Braizil)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Portuguese
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Como educar crianças para que, livre, felizes e motivadas, possam Aprender certas habilidades que se tornarão as bases para o seu sucesso como ser humano? A Pedagogia Vivencionista se baseia na motivação que os alunos têm pelo aprendizado e no significado que este traz consigo para educar crianças não só para a vida, mas também através dela. Com uma pedagogia através da qual a criança tem a liberdade de escolher seus caminhos, aprendendo a lidar não só com o planejamento de seu sucesso, mas também com as dificuldades e frustrações, desenvolve-se um interesse do aluno pelo aprendizado. Muito mais do que ensinar somente conteúdos obrigatórios, essa abordagem visa a formação de pessoas que confiam em si mesmas e, assim, tornam-se aptas a conquistar seus sonhos na busca pela felicidade e pelo sucesso.
WEBSITE: http://www.vivencionismo.com.br
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Pedagogía Vivencionista
PRESENTER: Natasha Destro, Escola do Max (Brazil)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Spanish
SHORT DESCRIPTION: ¿Cómo educar a los niños para que, libres, felices y motivados, puedan aprender habilidades que se volverán como basis para su suceso como ser humano? La Pedagogía Vivencionista se basa em la motivación que los alumnos tienem por su aprendizage y en el significado que este trae para educar chicos no solo para la vida, pero también por la vida. Con una pedagogia por la cual el niño tiene la libertad de elegir sus caminos, aprendiendo a manejar no sólo el plan de su suceso, sino también com las dificultades y frustraciones, desarrolla-se um interes del alumno por el aprendizage.
WEBSITE: http://www.vivencionismo.com.br
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Pedagogia y educacion virtual
PRESENTER: YESID HERNANDEZ ALVAREZ, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Para que un  proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje tenga el mejor éxito deben considerarse una serie de aspectos, desde la institución, el tutor docente y desde el estudiante. En un proceso de aprendizaje a distancia y/o virtual, a diferencia de la educación tradicional, el actor principal es el estudiante, pues es éste quien debe realizar todo el trabajo mental, a través de serie de procesos cognoscitivos, y de su trabajo dependerá el éxito o el fracaso del proceso, pero para ello debemos comprender el currículo, el modelo pedagógico y la evaluación.      
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Peer 2 Peer University - Exploring the informal future of higher education
PRESENTER: Philipp Schmidt, Peer 2 Peer University (South Africa (Global really))
CO-PRESENTER: Stian Haklev
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Peer 2 Peer University is a grassroots open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. P2PU creates a model for lifelong learning alongside traditional formal higher education. Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables high-quality low-cost education opportunities.
WEBSITE: http://p2pu.org
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Periodismo participativo para jóvenes a través del uso de redes sociales
PRESENTER: Sandra Della Giustina, (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: En esta presentación se expondrá la experiencia realizada desde la Red de Periodismo Participativo MI*  www.miasterisco.com.ar    Se trata de una comunidad de acceso totalmente gratuito, focalizada en el desarrollo de experiencias periodísticas participativas  para jóvenes. La Red mi*  funciona como una gran sala de redacción virtual en la que interactuan jovenes de distintos países de Latinoamérica, en su mayoría jóvenes entre 18 y 35 años quienes recurren a la red para ejercer el periodismo ciudadano de manera responsable. También se presentará el programa de talleres de periodismo para jóvenes que se realizan en forma presencial  y online. A partir de ellos los miembros potenciales aprenden a utilizar las herramientas básicas de la plataforma y a optimizar sus producciones periodísticas. Las experiencias de talleres mi* en Santo Domingo (Republica Dominicana), Guayaquil (Ecuador) y Bahía Blanca (Argentina). 
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Beyond networking and mentoring: Job Alike Support Networks
PRESENTER: David Harris, Janda Associates (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: We all know how valuable mentors were when we started in education. With today's technology we can build a trusted online job-alike network to advise, share and support our efforts on an ongoing basis so we can each continually become more effective and successful in our current role. Moreover, this can be done without having to travel, commit lots of time or having to depend on our peers or evaluators in district. While every school and every classroom has its own unique characteristics, and every school leader and teacher has their own style, the potential to share knowledge from district to district, school to school and classroom to classroom is compelling and provides a huge opportunity to boost achievement for all: educators and students alike. Find out how you can start and sustain a Personalized Support Network for yourself.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Ping: online music education. Engage. Connect. Play
PRESENTER: Ajax McKerral, The Song Room (Australia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Ping is music education for the 21st century. Ping makes learning music fun, simple and accessible, and provides creative musical opportunities for rural middle year school students in Victoria, Australia. Using Web 2.0 technologies, the emphasis is on student centred, self-directed learning, exploring a range of musical styles. Ping incorporates video resources with online classrooms, master classes and real-time concert streaming. The project is a collaboration between The Song Room, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Victorian Opera, Country Education Project, 3MBS FM and is funded by the Victorian Government. Ping is built on WordPress and BuddyPress. It also integrates Noteflight.com
WEBSITE: http://pingmusic.com.au
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: PLN - Taking Your Professional Learning Global
PRESENTER: Jennifer Sturge, Calvert County Public Schools (United States)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This session will focus on the use of Twitter, iGoogle, and RSS feeds to create a dynamic, flowing professional learning network. Participants will see how professional development has advanced over the years, and exit understanding how the power of Web 2.0 and the internet can facilitate their professional development.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: A Portal to the World: Skype in the Classroom
PRESENTER: Joanne Kaminski, Bright IDEA Reading Tutoring (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The 1950’s style classroom had 4 walls, a chalkboard, and desks in neat little rows. The 21st century classroom consists of a whiteboard that can be transformed into a portal with worldwide access with Skype. Joanne Kaminski is an educator that currently uses Skype to teach kids to read and volunteers in classrooms all over the world by reading books using this portal tool known as Skype. Skype gives students the ability to open up their worldwide perspectives. Skype can be used as an additional resource to currently teach the things that you would already teach. It gives classrooms the opportunity to connect with not only other classrooms, but professionals from around the globe. In this session you will learn how to get access to Skype, how to find other classrooms that are currently using Skype, and how to use Skype as another teaching tool in your classroom.
WEBSITE: http://skypingreadingtutor.wordpress.com/
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Possibility and Impact
PRESENTER: Laurel Stothers, McGill University (Canada)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 10:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Classroom settings differ incrementally by year with the introduction of new privileges, from lockers to lab work. But from kindergarten to senior high school years, the environment of education is static enough for students to become accustomed to the habits of day to day schooling, creating less motivation for innovative thinking. y delving into global activities one can be exposed to a variety of international environments, differing from one’s own. Through this exposure, new thoughts are not only circulated, but accessed. With further understanding of executing plans and implementing ideas, advancements in technology, peace, economics, and all aspects of life cannot just be expected from the students of today, but rather ensured.
TRACK: Student

TITLE: The Power of the Internet
PRESENTER: Nikila Kakarla, Rutgers Preparatory School (United States of America)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This Presentation will focus on enhancing an already up and running program in order to increase education among children in Developing Countries. As many know, there is a large movement to send user friendly laptops to children in developing countries so they can increase their knowledge. So far 1,494,500 laptops have been sent through the One Laptop Per Child program, which is a great feat. However, I feel that the connection has ended there so in order to bridge that gap, it is the best interest of the children to create a Wiki that has all the resources they need. From websites about health safety, education, household needs and beyond, this Wiki could really change lives. Things we take for granted such as clean water are luxuries for those in developing nations. If we can just give them help to reach all the resources we have, so many of their everyday problems could be solved.
WEBSITE: http://isdevnat.blogspot.com
TRACK: Student

TITLE: A Powerful New Way to Turn Students into Global Citizens
PRESENTER: Karin Muller, Take 2: The Student's Point of View (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Kathy Altaras
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: A POWERFUL NEW WAY TO TURN STUDENTS INTO GLOBAL CITIZENS. “I can’t get my daughter to do anything at home but the energy she puts into this project just blows me away!” Parent, Florida Public high School. In a refugee center in Sudan, the camp butcher is also the camp surgeon. In Cuba, a fireworks festival brings a town together in unexpected ways. Award-winning National Geographic filmmaker, Karin Muller, offers professional footage (with background information and comprehensive curriculum) to schools across North America. Students then use Karin’s raw video to create their own documentaries, shorts, PSAs, PowerPoint presentations, and podcasts, and in the process learn empathy, understanding, and global citizenship. See how this reality-based project has harnessed cutting-edge media technology to captivate and transform students in ways few other teaching tools can.
WEBSITE: http://www.take2videos.org
SPONSORING PARTNER: Education Beyond Borders
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Practica de le Democracia Mediante el Uso de las TIC's en las Instituciones Educativas y Cier del Municipio de Maicao
PRESENTER: Alfonso Rafael Rocha Martinez, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Es una estrategia utilizada para fortalecer las competencias democráticas y en valores en los estudiantes de la zona urbana y rural (Indigenas wayuu) del municipio  de Maicao.  La institución educativa No 5, es la pionera en estos proceso innovadores.  Aneeka (nuestra estrategia), permite la elección del personero estudiantil, representantes estudiantiles y pütchejena (en las escuelas indígenas), a través del computador, de una manera sencilla,  sin contratiempos y los resultados se obtienen al instante mismo de solicitarlo. Gracias a este proyecto, en los estudiantes de han podido desarrollar competencias tecnológicas, competencias en  democracia y se han fortalecidos valores como la responsabilidad y honestidad.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Pre-service Teachers Conceptions of Global Education Pre- and Post-International Practica
PRESENTER: Shannan MacKenzie, Nipissing University (Canada)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Teaching practica have long been viewed as an essential component of teacher-training programs. It is only in recent years that a shift towards global education has encouraged international placements for preservice teachers and for this reason, research in this area is relatively untapped. Furthermore, the limited research that is accessible for examination tends to focus on the emotional effects of an international experience rather than on the pedagogical factors. I plan to close this gap in research by examining the impact of international placements on preservice teachers’ professional lives and pedagogical methods. How does an international practicum affect a pre-service teacher's understanding of global education? Should all teachers have this experience an international placement to gain first-hand global awareness BEFORE entering into their own classrooms?
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Preparing Students for the 21st Century Global Workplace: A Critical Need
PRESENTER: Mary Risner, University of Florida-Center for International Business Education and Research (U.S.)
CO-PRESENTER: Kimberly Fields
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: As countries become more interdependent in the world economy, the greater the need for students to develop intercultural competence and foreign language skills. Global awareness will serve students whether they work on internationally diverse teams within their home country or abroad. This session will introduce participants to an online professional learning community (PLC) whose mission is to bring together secondary and post-secondary faculty from the areas of business, area studies, and foreign language to exchange ideas and develop curriculum that prepares students to navigate the global work environment of the 21st century. Sample lessons will be shared, and discussion will be encouraged among participants on ways they encourage global awareness in their courses. Participants will benefit from information on resources to use in the classroom and for global competence advocacy, information on funding and professional development opportunities, and ways to become involved in collaborative projects that aim to enhance student global competence.
WEBSITE: http://www.globalworkplaceskills.ning.com
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Profesores 1.0 vs. Comunicación 3.0. Retos para la didáctica en la educación.
PRESENTER: Jairo Alberto Galindo Cuesta, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 11:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: ProjectGI - Peace Education & Technology
PRESENTER: A.J. Juliani, Wissahickon High School and Project: Global Inform (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Project: Global Inform (PGI) is an in-school project where students use technology and social media to spread awareness about human rights violations. PGI came out of the idea that we too often “teach” our students about genocide and human rights violations, but never “do” anything about it. This project’s main objective is to create awareness about current human rights violations in our schools, communities, and abroad. PGI was piloted at Wissahickon High School in 2009 and 2010, and is currently expanding to a global project this year. This presentation will take you through the process from start to finish!
WEBSITE: http://project-inform.org/
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Using Public Service Announcements in the Curriculum
PRESENTER: Freyja Bergthorson, Loudoun County Public Schools (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Freyja Bergthorson
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Public Service Announcements (PSA) are a creative way to bring relevance to subjects studied. Come learn what it takes to create a successful PSA, and how to connect international classrooms to work together on this project.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Loudoun County Public Schools
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Question+Reply+Moodle+Motivation
PRESENTER: Sue Harris, San Antonio ISD (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Learn how the use of Moodle in the classroom can improve critical thinking skills, writing and reading. Through the use of Online Literature Circles and Student News Network discussion forums students can share their opinions and reply to other classrooms and their peers. Sign your class up for this collaborative experience hosted on a safe Web 2.0 tool.
WEBSITE: http://itlsworkshops.pbworks.com/Moodle-Moot
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Radio Solidaria Amiga, online
PRESENTER: Mª Magdalena, Colegio "El Murtal" (España)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 08:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Radio Solidaria aMiga es un taller de radio escolar online con niños de 4 a 12 años.Hacemos intercambios y experiencias conjuntas con radios de otros países.
WEBSITE: http://www.radiosolidariamiga.es
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Raise Engagement, Raise Hope, Raise Achievement
PRESENTER: MARY MENNE, EDVISIONS SCHOOLS (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn how creating a positive school culture will increase student engagement, hope and achievement. The session will explain how a group of unique schools has enhanced school cultures to meet adolescent developmental needs, raised engagement and hope and thus created a culture of achievement.
WEBSITE: http://WWW.HOPESURVEY.ORG
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Read Around the Planet
PRESENTER: Janine Lim, Berrien RESA (United States)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Come learn about Read Around the Planet, an international standards-based videoconference project. TWICE, Michigan's videoconference organization, provides a matching service for classes to share celebrations of reading that coincide with Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2) and World Book Day (March 5). 1950 classes participated in 2010. Learn how to participate in 2011! Read Around the Planet connections occur in English, Spanish, or French. Participating classes can also choose English as a Second Language.
WEBSITE: http://www.twice.cc/read/
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Reading and Learning with Newspapers Online
PRESENTER: Sandra Della Giustina, (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation offers ideas and new point of view about E- NIE (Newspapers online in Education) based on Reading and Learning with Newspapers program (WAN/IFRA). It is a global program which integrates NIE activities and young reader publications aiming to stimulate reading while considering the cultural, economic and social diversity of new readers.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Las redes virtuales de aprendizaje como estrategias en los contextos educativos
PRESENTER: Ruth MOlina Vásquez, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

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TITLE: A renovated model for mentoring future teachers initial training
PRESENTER: Chişiu Carmen Maria, ,,Lucian Blaga" University from Sibiu (Romania)
CO-PRESENTER: Nicu Adriana CO-PRESENTER: Andrei Olivia
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 09:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Romanian
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Mentoring is seen as a process whose essence consists in the transmission of skills and information to people with knowledge and experience to junior high or novices in that circumstance. Following an analysis and assessment of the validity and functionality of the mentoring model used in the Rural Education Project, we have integrated a banchmarking the entire piece of evaluative information obtained. Banchmarkingul I got used to support decision-making assessment, refurbished Model used in the initial training of future teachers. The assessment is used experimentally in this academic year, several working groups, followed after a reassessment and improvements next year to be generalized for all teaching practice means work performed in the Department of Teaching Staff Training.
SPONSORING PARTNER: ISJ Sibiu
TRACK: Teacher

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TITLE: Resilient Education in the Context of Emergencies
PRESENTER: Abdulai Alhaji Sulley, African Centre for Applied Research and Training in Social Development (ACARTSOD) (Ghana)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English Language
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Topic: Resilient Education in Emergencies. Introduction. Emergencies are situations that pose immediate risks to health, life, property or environment. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation, although in some situations, mitigation may not be possible and institutions and organizations may only be able to offer palliative care for the aftermath. Types of emergencies include dangers to life, dangers to health, dangers to property and dangers to the environment. A resilient education system on the order hand has to be based on the notion that it is a human right and training facilities should be established based on legalities. In existing chaos and reconstruction, a resilient education should be available to all sections of society, it should be accessible, acceptable and adaptable to the needs of the community involved. Recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, together with the flooding in Pakistan and Niger have been considered overwhelming emergencies. The flooding in Pakistan has even been described by the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki Moon as a ""silent Tsunami"". However, life must go on and children in these emergency situations will need to be assured of their future prosperity by providing them with the needed education. It is against the need for such needed education during emergencies I will like to make a presentation on ""Resilient Education in Emergencies"". Objectives 1. To understand the basic characteristics of education in emergencies 2. To identify new methods of responding to education in emergencies of the 21st century. Methodology. Reconstructionists have been challenged by the new wave of emergencies across the globe. Education has been identified as a means to creating a new social order and providing children and the youth with hope and sustainable development. This presentation will look at contemporary resources providing resilient education to communities in emergency situations. Reports of the United Nations and other relevant organizations working on education in emergencies will be reviewed for my presentation.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Retribalizing, Literary Style: Virtual Book Clubs and Bookcasts
PRESENTER: Cris Crissman, NC State University (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: McLuhan predicted we’d have to leave the bookworld behind to be “with it” in the electronic world but with social media we can do it all. Learn about an evolving virtual book club model, online or inworld, that culminates with the screening of collaboratively produced bookcasts -- multimedia aesthetic responses to books. To preview bookcasting, check out the North Carolina Bookcast Festival -- http://ncbookcastfestival.wikispaces.com/ You can post questions and comments to the wiki discussion to begin the conservation.
WEBSITE: http://ncbookcastfestival.wikispaces.com/
SPONSORING PARTNER: eT@lking
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Romania and Ghana Together
PRESENTER: Nadina Carmen Nicolici, Technical College "Lorin Salagean" (Romania)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Our project is a fund-raising campaign to help a school from Ghana, Africa bring safe water in their school. The project started in 2007 as a letters and little gifts exchange, which gave us the opportunity to find our more about our project partner.
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Safe Social Networks that Turbocharge Collaboration & Project-based Learning
PRESENTER: Adina Popa, Loudoun County Public Schools (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Ryan Jeffers
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This session showcases the impact of social networking amongst students. Through online tools, students are engaged in the learning process, interacting and working in a safe and exciting platform.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Loudoun County Public Schools
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: SCOPE - Stellar classification online
PRESENTER: Christi Whitworth, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Michael Castelaz CO-PRESENTER: Thurburn Barker
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Enter a science endeavor and begin working immediately as a member of SCOPE – Stellar Classification Online Public Exploration (scope.pari.edu). Stellar characteristics are carefully examined in reference to the spectroscopic data used in SCOPE. Like Annie Jump Cannon, astronomers from around the world are being called to participate and become engaged in this process, while learning about the work to gather new and reliable classifications for future scientific use. This presentation is supported in part by NSF DUE# 0937824.
WEBSITE: http://scope.pari.edu
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Screencasts, Captions and Your Global Audience
PRESENTER: Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska, Univ. St. Clement of Ohrid (FYR Macedonia)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In this 30 minute presentation, we first discuss and show the value of making and then captioning screencasts in education. We will then make a short screencast, caption it and produce it. Making and publishing screencasts must become a required tool in education. The tools are available and both teachers and students can now freely and easily make good, useful screencasts and post them on the internet. However, we can now caption our screencasts. This opens up incredible possibilities in global education. Just having the captions makes our screencasts more accessible. But now YouTube translates captions into many, many languages. It takes time to make a good screencast. By taking the little extra time to caption these screencasts, they are now available to a global audience.
WEBSITE: http://youtube.com/geogebrachannel
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Sequences of real numbers, arithmetic and geometric progressions
PRESENTER: Bechir Ghiulnar, Liceul Teoretic Callatis Mangalia (Romania)
CO-PRESENTER: Bechir Ghiulnar CO-PRESENTER: Pilat Elena Mihaela
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 11:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: romanian and english
SHORT DESCRIPTION: I will present a new class lesson using the methods of the 21st century, engaging the students as much, I just trying to be a facilitator and not a traditional teacher.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Serendipity - Our Educator's Global Village Pump
PRESENTER: Jo Hart, CY O'Connir Institute (Australia)
CO-PRESENTER: Phil Hart
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: A model for global educator professional development and making connections through sharing and global participation using a virtual platform (Elluminate). This will be revealed through an exploration of the beginning, evolution, current position, challenges and likely future direction of the weekly Serendipity/Fine Focus webinars held in the Edublogs/Elluminate Community Partnership Elluminate room.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Service and Safari Tours with Impact
PRESENTER: Peter Evans, www.traveltwi.com (Australia)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: I will be presenting opportunities for staff and students to take part in the educational South African and Indonesian community service trips that I offer. I will be discussing the objectives of the programs which are tailored specifically to each schools needs and the resulting uplifting changes that occur. Specific case studies of the schools will be presented.
WEBSITE: http://www.traveltwi.com
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Service Learning for International Students
PRESENTER: George Kelley, City University of Seattle (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Developing professional skills and life knowledge through the "hands-on" applications of Service Learning. This learning method integrates theory with practice by providing students the opportunity to utilize and apply their current knowledge in real-world projects. Projects selected can support constituencies who are at social or economic risk or who lack sufficient business, management or leadership resources needed to achieve their desired outcomes and aspirations.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Shakespeare’s Ideal Commingling of Stagecraft and Digital Technologies
PRESENTER: Colleen Fletcher, American International School of Mozambique (Mozambique)
CO-PRESENTER: Sharon Peters
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Shakespeare’s vision of his “Globe Theatre” becomes a reality when students in Mozambique use digital technologies to research, share ideas, showcase and promote performing arts.
WEBSITE: http://grou.ps/aism
SPONSORING PARTNER: Education Beyond Borders
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Shared Mindspace creates new access criteria
PRESENTER: Nina Prodinger, ParentalPal.Org (Austria & UK)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 09:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The presentation introduces Shared Mindspace as the student exchange strategy of the future. What sharing mindspace does: it lets kids dive straight into global education and make international connections, based on their genuine interest and the right attitude. And: it has practicable solutions for budget considerations, logistic hurdles and emotional thresholds. How it's done ? Kids and their families get introduced to the right partners: to each other. And they help each other. Because one has was the other needs. And vice versa. Shared Mindspace takes interested kids out into the world, safely and affordably, and it provides a long lasting domino effect for the family – both siblings and parents – as well as for class mates. Teachers can build their curriculum around the exchange program to benefit all: it's the „Big Synergy Bang“ of global education.
WEBSITE: http://sharedmindspace.org
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Sharing My Lunch Box With The World
PRESENTER: Jess McCulloch, The University of Melbourne (Australia)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The story of a couple of international collaborative projects that I created for my languages class. I taught Chinese in a small rural school in country Victoria and wanted to show my students that they weren't the only ones in the world who were learning a second language.
WEBSITE: http://technolanguages.wikispaces.com/Collaborative+Projects
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Should we FLOSS in Education?
PRESENTER: Atif Hussain, ICT ToolBox ( Currently working as Hayah International Academy, Egypt) (Egypt)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software) I wish to highlight the different types FLOSS, its uses, and importance of Floss in education and project ideas using FLOSS. Many schools and their stake holders (students & parents) are unaware of the benefits of using FLOSS at home and school. Not only is 'Free a hard price to beat' but FLOSS with it's open philosophy of collaboration and honesty a fundamental ethos that should be taught in Global Education. Hopefully I wish to answer such questions as 'What is there for teachers, students & parents? Is Open Source an opportunity that we cannot offered to miss?' and many more.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Sistema mixto para el aprendizaje exitoso de las matemáticas y las ciencias naturales
PRESENTER: Luis Facundo Maldonado Granados Ph. D, David Macias Mora Msc, Ricardo Bernal Bueno Lic., ()
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: SPAEMC es un sistema pedagógico para el aprendizaje exitoso de la matemática y las ciencias. Se puede caracterizar como un sistema mixto de aprendizaje en razón a que combina varios escenarios tanto presenciales como en aula digital. Se pretende ofrecer al estudiante experiencias de aprendizaje complementarias para el logro de competencias matemáticas y la reducción del riesgo de deserción por razones académicas. Este trabajo presenta una validación del sistema durante dos semestre de actividad académica regular. Los estudiantes son alumnos de ingeniería que cursan matemáticas como asignaturas regulares. Las asignaturas son Matemática Básica y Cálculo Diferencial que se cursan en primero y segundo semestre. Los escenarios son: clase presencial, sesiones de acompañamiento presencial, aula digital especializada, talleres temáticos y asesoría personal. La investigación se centra en los tres primeros. Como variables dependientes del estudio se toma la cancelación o retiro del curso, el rendimiento en las evaluaciones regulares y la satisfacción de los estudiantes. Los resultados muestran una contribución significativa de los escenarios en el rendimiento académico. Se identifica la dinámica de la deserción y estrategias para su control y finalmente se identifica la valoración de los estudiantes frente a cada uno de los escenarios. Se puede concluir que el sistema tiene potencial para elevar sustancialmente la calidad del sistema de formación en la universidad, con posibilidades de generalización a otros dominios de conocimiento y otros niveles de formación.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Sisterhood of the Traveling Shoes
PRESENTER: Jeff Frazee, Broad Run High School, Loudoun County Public Schools, Virginia (USA)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Broad Run maintains a relationship with two sister schools globally. For several years we have sent and received students from Nanjing #12 Middle School (USA High School equivalent) in Nanjing, China and Besselgymnasium (USA High School equivalent) in Minden, Germany. In both cases, students live with host families for the week they are in the country and shadow a student from the host school. Through these programs, the students learn about the host country’s culture and teach other students about their own. Because of these global connections and continued communications through email, the cultural and physical boundaries between our countries continue to shrink. This presentation will look at the ways we maintain our relationship with the schools, and the benefits they bring to all three schools and their students.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Loudoun County Public Schools
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Skype: Bringing International Classrooms Together
PRESENTER: Hal Boland, Heritage High School (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Jason Robey
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Utilizing the target language via the Skype program has unlimited educational value in today's classroom. Together with White-Board technology, this latest platform provides teachers with face-to-face interaction as well as simultaneous cultural immersion.
WEBSITE: http://www.pasch-net.de/mag/spo/ame/usa/de3320395.htm
SPONSORING PARTNER: Loudoun County Public Schools
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Social bookmarking for learning with students in an international context - how can it work?
PRESENTER: Niklas Karlsson, Fridagymnasiet, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English or Swedish
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Today it's other skills that are needed than those primarily taught in school today. By in teaching use social bookmarking tools, such as Diigo, the question arose. - What knowledge is relevant to learn in school today for students who will live and work in tomorrow's society? The use of social bookmarking tool change teaching in fundamental ways. Examples from last year will be shown, where students bookmarked, tagged, discussed the contents of pages as CK-12 http://www.ck12.org/flexr/ and Tree of Life (http://tolweb.org/tree/). (The contents of the examples is in Swedish) From the examples, some issues will be discussed such as Who do the students learn with? How can tools as Diigo be used to create a global conversation about the contents in sites such as "tree of life" and change "who the students learn with"?
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Social Media: Making Sense of the Mess
PRESENTER: Corey M. Hall, Florida State College - Jacksonville (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Novice and veteran teachers alike are faced with an onslaught of new technologies. Facebook, Twitter, Ning, Web 2.0; with all of the online congestion, busy teachers often feel overwhelmed by the options and choose not to engage. This presentation will provide a focused look at some of the most popular social media options available for teachers, and will also provide strategies for keeping up with the many changes in education technology.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

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TITLE: SOTRONUL SI CELE 10 PICĂTURI DE APA
PRESENTER: NICHITA TUDORITA, SCOALA CU CLASELE I-VIII I.L.CARAGIALE MEDGIDIA (ROMANIA)
CO-PRESENTER: CUSTARA ELISABETA
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: ROMANA
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Atunci cănd spui cuvântul “vară” unui copil, acesta cu siguranţă va evoca imagini de genul: vacanţă, soare, joacă, excursii, mare etc. Astfel că, ne-am gândit să propunem în cadrul Atelierelor de vară activităţi pe care să le realizăm împreună cu copiii, părinţii şi prin care să “surprindem” o imagine de vis pentru vacanţa de vară.
TRACK: Teacher

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TITLE: street chidren, whose children?
PRESENTER: Hamza and PAUL, PEACE FOR CHILDREN AFRICA (uganda)
CO-PRESENTER: Hamza seerwada CO-PRESENTER: Paul Alitia
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: english and luganda
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Street children , whose children? Where are we going children? justifying the cause and the problem os street children and coming up with possible soulotion to over come , The main objectives to address the street children problem globally with Global education conference has resulted into similar aims  To educate children about glodally knowledge . Advocate for the rights other vulnerable children  Sensitize the society about HIV/AID epidemics  To rehabilitate and reintegrate children on the street into main stream societies. These presentations explain how street children should be handled under the existing circumstances in Uganda and other countries. It’s hoped that conditions will improve for the children in future generation . In the mean time, children’s welfare should remain a top priority in community development to enhence the stand of living with their respective families We believe that if children are considered as the policy states we shall have a future generation, we also hope that if the war ends up ther will not be inflex of children all over the world,it has sulted into displacement of families and death. create networking partnership opportunities to strenghten the strategies implemented. Peace for children Africa and Global Education conference will continue advocating for the rights of children .
WEBSITE: http://www.peaceforchildrenafrica-org.ning.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: Mrs. Monika Hardy
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Street Foods: Contribution to Food and Nutrition Security
PRESENTER: Priscilla Nzamalu, Network for Ecofarming in Africa (NECOFA) (Kenya)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 08:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Street Food: Contribution to Food and Nutrition Security. What are Street Foods? Street foods consist of locally available food stuff prepared at home or in the streets and sold openly in the streets or along house/shop corridor. They are common in most countries in the world and mostly cheaper than hotel foods in large cities. Such are roasted sweet potatoes, wheat snacks, potato chip and crisps. Who is the main target? Street foods are affordable to low income earners but also attract the pockets of highly paid persons due to their freshness. However, most street foods are exposed to unhygienic conditions and may not be the best to healthy life. Considering that "We are what we eat" where eating is an agricultural act and a political statement, "Our eating daily meal can change the world"!
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Student Blogging Challenge
PRESENTER: Sue Wyatt, Sorell School (Australia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 05:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Connect your students and classes globally through this bi-annual blogging challenge. Weekly activities to improve blogs, connect with other students/classes, comment on posts with a local or global theme including BAD (Blog action day), and "One day on Earth".
WEBSITE: http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Students' contribution to maintain World Heritage
PRESENTER: Rohan Perera, iEARN Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: How students can contribute to maintain world heritage
WEBSITE: http://unesco-iearn-srilanka.blogspot.com/
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: students redefine school
PRESENTER: monika hardy, thompson school district (usa)
CO-PRESENTER: jim fold CO-PRESENTER: gregory hill
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Panel
LANGUAGE: english
SHORT DESCRIPTION: monika is facilitating the district wide Innovation Lab in Loveland CO’s Thompson School District. Key players in our adventure include students in the lab: Lucas, Molly, Austin, Amy, Chase, Aimee, Gus, Emily, Seth, Lauren, Morgan, Noah,…, along with: Jim Folkestad, Professor/Innovator/PAR; Gregory Hill, Spanish Teacher/wifi advocate; Noam Kostucki, founder of Seeducation; Diane Lauer, Director of Curriculum and Instruction; Lanny Hass, High School Assistant Principal; Diane McInturff, G/T Specialis; Toni Theisen, High School French Teacher; Michael Clingan, Strategic Marketing; Todd Edmands,System Engineer; Vivian Tapp, Community Relations Coordinator, Barnes & Noble; Kes Sampanthar, Director of Media Strategy/Game Designer/Inventor; Bernd Nurnberger, CoCreatr - Junto; Rahul Deodhar, Investor/Author; Scott Elias, Middle School Principal; Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Digital Facilitator; the Cooperative Catalyst Team;… We plan to share our ongoing research and implementation of students redefining school.
WEBSITE: http://redefineschool.wordpress.com/
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Students Share 6 Powerful Ways to Motivate Them
PRESENTER: Kathleen Cushman, WKCD (What Kids Can Do) (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Do your students light up with interest when you introduce a new topic or task in math, science, literature, or history? Do they push past difficulties in the work you give them, in order to master the material? Does your homework give them “deliberate practice” in key concepts, skills, and habits? Based on the research in Kathleen Cushman’s book “Fires in the Mind,” this presentation sets out six powerful ways by which young people say the best teachers ignite their motivation to learn. You will take away a checklist of 29 specific actions that both increase the value students place on what you teach and heighten their expectation that they can master each new challenge you present. Participants will also be welcome to contribute their own suggestions of ways to light new “fires in the mind” of young learners.
WEBSITE: http://www.firesinthemind.org
SPONSORING PARTNER: Classroom 2.0
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Students to Students, Belarus to New YOrk and then Faculty with Faculty, South Africa to New York
PRESENTER: Hope Windle, SUNY Ulster (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Richard Cattabiani
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English and if we can get our partners in Belarus, Russian
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Let's walk through a few case studies of international collaborating. How we can team teach internationally, collaborating with each other and with our students? First, world literature students from SUNY Ulster, a small community college in the Hudson Valley connect with ESL students from European Humanities University in exile in three parts: 1. Understanding ourselves and our media with help from Globalization 101 2. Analyzing "Persepolis", the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi together. 3. Creating graphic novels and cartoon strips about our media and our world views. Secondly, lets look at the opportunity of international team teaching with professors of the Scholar Rescue Fund contributing to an African Literature course.
WEBSITE: http://www.slideshare.net/windleh/suny-ulster-internationalonlinecollaborations
SPONSORING PARTNER: Globalization 101 and Rebecca Smolar
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Studying Language, Culture and Religion on the Silk Road: Global Education Project
PRESENTER: Melda Yildiz, Kean University (USA)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This discussion session opens forum for dialog among educators on the role of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Social Interaction Software (SIS) in developing a global education projects in teacher education; offers creative strategies and possibilities for integrating GPS and Web 2.0 technologies into the K-12 curriculum with limited resources and equipment; outlines teacher candidates reactions and experiences with new technologies; and showcases their curriculum projects. The project was developed while teaching interdisciplinary technology courses and collaborated with students and colleagues in Turkey, Turkmenistan and USA. The project explored wide range of meanings participants associated with new media and technologies; impact of GIS and SIS in teacher education; and ways in which participants integrated new media into their projects. Teacher candidates and teachers argued challenges and advantages of handheld devices and SIS as classroom tools; developed skills in integrating global education into their curriculum and deconstructing existing curricula for improving student outcomes.
WEBSITE: http://kureselegitim.wikispaces.com/
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Successful Collaborative Projects
PRESENTER: Thomas Beckett, Choi Hin To Primary School (Hong Kong)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 04:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Things to consider in order to run a successful online collaboration. This session will examine the reasons why some projects succeed and some fail to get off the ground.
SPONSORING PARTNER: ePals
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: The successful teaching of natural sciences through extracurricular activities
PRESENTER: Daniela-Florentina Ilesan, Inspectoratul Scolar Judetean Sibiu (ISJ Sibiu) (Romania)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Romanian
SHORT DESCRIPTION: It is important that the learning of natural sciences should have success and should be understood of pupils as a pleasant learning matter. For this purpose it the teacher has to accept the responsibility of finding ways to complete this issue.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Sugar on a Stick
PRESENTER: Tabitha Roder, olpc and SugarLabs (New Zealand)
CO-PRESENTER: Manu Gupta
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 07:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The award-winning Sugar Learning Platform promotes collaborative learning through Sugar Activities that encourage critical thinking, the heart of a quality education. Designed from the ground up especially for children, Sugar offers an alternative to traditional “office-desktop” software. This open discussion is an opportunity to ask questions about Sugar and how it is used, give feedback and make suggestions, and discuss the educational benefits in using Sugar as an educational tool in schools. During this session, volunteers in the Sugar community will be available to participate in the discussion and answer questions. Participants need to download Sugar on a Stick in advance and try it out in preparation for this open discussion.
WEBSITE: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Global_education_conference
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: SurfAid International and Global Education
PRESENTER: Mr Milton Brown, SurfAid International (Australia)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 05:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The focus is on SurfAid International, a charity that provides community development programs to support the health, well being and self reliance of people in the Mentawai and Nias Islands, Indonesia. These islands attract surfers from all over the globe and are known as the “Disneyland” of surfing. Unfortunately, the inequalities of life are starkly evident when the lives of the locals and the visiting surfers are compared. Teachers from Australia, New Zealand and the US have produced free teaching resources that use the challenges and example of SurfAid as a case study to engage students and teachers and promote global education. Participants will be shown examples of these globally produced resources and provided with a range of educational contexts for potential classroom use. The SurfAid schools program also demonstrates how teachers can collaborate globally to produce teaching resources that have international relevance for promoting global education.
WEBSITE: http://schools.surfaidinternational.org
SPONSORING PARTNER: OzProjects and Global Education and Education Services Australia
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Sustainable Grazing Role of Indegenous Shona Traditional Knowledge blended by modern technologies for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
PRESENTER: Osmond Mugweni, Africa 2000 Network Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Keynote (by invitation only)
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Abstract: Scope presentation: Holistic Resource Management with a focus on Sustainable Grazing Management for Semi-arid Rangelands: Osmond Mugweni. In the Shona culture and belief system, the land evolved with herding grazers and the absence of one results in the destruction or extinction of the other. Numbers game had no role to protect vegetation then. The conventional grazing management belief that “too many animals cause overgrazing” is a misconception of the semi-arid savanna environments of Southern Africa where these environments evolved with thousands of herding grazers such as wildebeest, buffalo, elephants with their predators lions, leopards, cheetah and hyena. When animals intensively grazed for short periods (at most a month) they left and came back after one or two seasons. Predators (lions, leopards, cheetah, hyena etc) controlled the timing of rangelands use by grazers as they kept the grazers bunched and moving. The Shona believe that overgrazing is caused by inadequate recovery period for grazed plants. They view that in conventional grazing management overgrazing is due to continuous grazing or rapid rotational grazing cycles where the plants are continuously exposed to the animals or grazes too soon in a rapid grazing cycle. Pilot work conducted for the period 1986 to 2002 as regards time controlled grazing; overgrazing, rest and animal impact in semi-arid/brittle environments/rangelands can be summarized as: Overgrazing weakens or even kills individual plants which reduce the ability of such plants to provide soil cover. Over-rest also produces this. The noted difference is that under overgrazing the plants are often of many age groups, while under over-rest the plants are usually old and dying with fewer young plants. High animal impact causes many plants to grow with tight plant spacing. On the other hand, no animal impact causes ever-increasing spaces between plants on capped soil surfaces. Overgrazing with low animal impact and no herding behaviour causes large bare areas to develop, similar to what is produced by effects of over-rest. Overgrazing combined with high animal impact, which is common in Zimbabwean Communal Areas, accompanied by herding behaviour, results in tight low vigour plant communities of a near mono-culture with a high proportion of growing leaf and young plants. Time controlled grazing combined with high animal impact and herding behaviour produces multi-species of healthy, tight plant communities with a good age distribution, which would support many other life forms on such a land. This seems to be the desirable productive, ecologically stable and sustainable system to be promoted for the future management of Communal Grazing. The Solution for Semi-arid rangelands degradation: Time controlled grazing based on Indigenous Shona Grazing Management Practices. Heavy stocking rates for short period followed by long recovery periods. Land divided into adequate units such that 1/3 of the area is grazed in early summer, 1/3 in late summer and 1/3 receive full summer recovery period (not grazes). These units are rotated annually. This is simulation of the community herding that was characteristic of the Shona hamlets of Zimbabwe in the 16th to the 18th Century.
WEBSITE: http://njeremotoblogplace.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: The Earth Charter Initiative
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Taking Gerontology Education Global
PRESENTER: Maria Claver, California State University, Long Beach (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Casey Goeller CO-PRESENTER: Tsuann Kuo
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The rapid aging of our population is a global phenomenon. There is much to learn from the manner in which other countries are preparing to care for their older adults. The gerontology program at California State University, Long Beach wanted to provide a forum where students could learn about global aging by partnering with faculty from other countries. Our hybrid global aging class involves limited face-to-face meetings with students and online instruction. Six topics are covered and two weeks are dedicated to each topic. During the first week of the topic, the instructors provide background information. At the end of the lecture, small groups are given an assignment to complete by the next class session, in collaboration with their global partner. This presentation will take participants through creating and implementing a hybrid global aging course, from the perspective of the host faculty and a global partner (from Taiwan).
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Teach, learn, and play in XXI Century using free tools, applications Web 2.0, and social media in a e-Safety way in education 2.0
PRESENTER: Lucian Cornel Duma, SPECIAL SCHOOL CARANSEBES ROMANIA (Romania)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Free project in the clouds for teachers around the world. Teach, learn, and play in the XXI Century using free tools and applications, Web 2.0, and social media in an e-Safety way in education 2.0.
WEBSITE: http://www.sharetabs.com/?web20socialmediasafetyeducation
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet
PRESENTER: Diane Midness, iEARN-USA (United States of America)
CO-PRESENTER: Ray Myers CO-PRESENTER: Adrienne Michetti
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Panel
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration http://www2.ed.gov/teachers/how/tech/international/index.html was developed to help teachers use the Internet to "reach out" globally. These materials were prepared as part of the United States of America Department of Education's International Education Initiative. On these pages, teachers will find many projects and suggestions to begin or expand classroom projects that reach across the globe and enable students to learn WITH the world, as well as about it. This session will go over the resources that are available on the newly revised pages to help prepare teachers and students for international collaboration. Met some of the facilitators of projects featured in the guide.
WEBSITE: http://www2.ed.gov/teachers/how/tech/international/index.html
SPONSORING PARTNER: iEARN-USA
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Teaching and Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills, Through Cross Cultural and Global Contexts
PRESENTER: Christine Davis, Ed.D., Georgian Court University (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Through this interactive session participants will explore the curriculum design, teaching, assessment, and strategies for implementing the 21st century skills through a Cross Cultural and Global Context to promote active student engagement as a foundation for student learning and achievement. Participants will design and evaluate Cross Cultural and Global 21st century learning activities that can be used in the classroom. It is time for educators to shift from traditional classrooms of knowing to continuous cycles of learning. This involves changes in what, how, and when students learn (Allen, 2002).
WEBSITE: http://emerging21stcentury.wikispaces.com/
SPONSORING PARTNER: CRSTE
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Teaching and Learning across the globe
PRESENTER: Anne Mirtschin, Hawkesdale P12 College (Australia)
CO-PRESENTER: Lorraine Leo
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Anne Mirtschin, Hawkesdale, Australia and Lorraine Leo, Boston, USA met on classroom2.0 three years ago. These two teachers from across the globe have both learnt and taught together, mentored each other, shared classroom activities with interesting and challenging experiences, worked as a virtual team and engaged in joint global projects. This session will share some of the online tools e.g., voicethread, skype, gtalk and discoverE (virtual classroom software) that have been used to connect their classes and enable collaborative projects. Some of them are short, simple collaborative projects - ones that other teachers from any country can easily adapt and modify to suit ability levels, needs and learning outcomes.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Teaching and Learning with Digital Natives
PRESENTER: Jennifer Verschoor, ARCALL (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will show the latest online resources and web 2.0 tools to teach digital natives. Participants will learn how to use a wiki to engage students in Kindergarten and Primary School. Our school wiki is divided into three different stages: Learning English through games, Using different Web 2.0 tools to create content and Project Based Learning. With a focus on pedagogy, we will explore the use of several web 2.0 tools to enhance your teaching.
WEBSITE: http://www.web204digitalnatives.pbworks
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Teaching as a Lifestyle in the 21st Century
PRESENTER: Cynthia Hawkins, Fairfax County Public Schools /Fort Belvoir Elementary (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The objective of this presentation is to share information that shows that the arts can improve a student's learning through collaboration with others in a school community. Students should possess and gain knowledge of the interdependence of people; understanding of one's own culture and other cultures. My book TEACHING AS A LIFESTYLE: Accessing Learning and Love Through the Arts is dedicated to the "spirit" of transformation through individualized gifts that we all possess. I believe that the classroom is a laboratory for exploring, discovering, sharing and creating for the benefit of humanity; and the arts are an effective venue for these actions. The arts defined as creative writing, dance, music, theater, and the visual arts.
WEBSITE: http://www.filedby.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Teaching Digital Citizenship
PRESENTER: Lesley Farmer, California State University Long Beach (USA)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Is technology good or bad? It's up to the user as to its status. This presentation explains digital citizenship: how to use technology safely, responsibly, critically, and pro-actively to contribute to the digital society. K12 curriculum, instructional design and strategies will be shared. Cultural aspects will be addressed as well.
WEBSITE: http://www.k12digitalcitizenship.wikispaces.com
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Teaching Generation Text
PRESENTER: Willyn Webb, Delta Opportunity School, Mesa State College (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Lisa Nielsen
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Get empowered to move from fighting student cell phone use to using cell phone technologies to enhance teaching and engage students. Participants will be introduced to many free, basic cell phone tools that support and enhance research-based instructional strategies. A progressive five step plan for integrating cells beginning personally, moving to homework, and eventually into the classroom will be shared. The plan is for every educator, even in a district that bans cell phones. Cell phones are a factor throughout the globe , students' preferred method of communication is texting, there is no cost to the school...why not use the ubiquitous device students have in their pockets?
WEBSITE: http://tinyurl.com/5steps4cellsinEd
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Teaching High School Mathematics Curriculum using TI Nspire CAS
PRESENTER: Richard Snow, Center for Distance Learning and Innovation (Canada)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In this session participants will learn how the TI Nspire CAS (Computer Algebra System) can be used to enhance the teaching of mathematics curriculum at the high school level. Topics such as factoring trinomials, derivatives, so much more will be covered.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Teaching Online for $599 or Less
PRESENTER: Charles Kilfoye, Northeastern University Online (USA)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Teaching Online for $599 or Less identifies all the tools and applications you need to provide a high-quality, engaging and student-centered online teaching and learning experience with an institutional focus. Many schools are exploring using technology to supplement or replace face-to-face classroom instruction. Fewer schools are doing this in an economical, scalable, and efficient manner with an all-important institutional focus. That is what you will learn by attending this presentation.
WEBSITE: http://clicksandmortar.blogspot.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Tech Tips for the K-12 Teacher
PRESENTER: Ken Halla, Hayfield Secondary (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This will be a learn by doing presentation that will cover the following areas: E-mail to Text, Google Docs, Organizing Using Technology, Social Networking, Student Mastery, and Teacher Mastery.
WEBSITE: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1I7LhI35EbtCpFx4v2V-016gHnWCbSiJWOvNrGk6rvAk
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Technology Integration in a Community and Social Responsibility Program
PRESENTER: Alexandra Gustad, American School of Bombay (India)
CO-PRESENTER: Matt Duffy
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 04:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will explore the Community and Social Responsibility program at the American School of Bombay and the ways in which we integrate technology into the program. We will explain the many ways in which technology is used in all phases of the program from educational awareness to demonstration to reflection.
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Test Prep is fun! Minimize the Jitters Though Collaborative Exercises
PRESENTER: Jennifer Amores-Kalich, Loudoun County Public Schools (United States of America)
CO-PRESENTER: Steven Sandy
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: As the date for end of course standardized tests approaches, it is common for schools to do intensive content review with students. Students can become overwhelmed with the review process. One way to liven up and enhance the review is to partner with a school that is teaching the same content and play a review game with them live through a video conference. In this presentation we will share vocabulary review games using videoconferencing. This concept could be replicated with any group of students studying the same content, and speaking (or learning) the same language. Target outcomes include: oral language development, application of key content area vocabulary, team building, and application of problem solving strategies.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Loudoun County Public Schools
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: The Education of Tomorrow
PRESENTER: Filipe Amone, ADEN, Lda - African Distance & E-Learning Network (Mozambique)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Portuguese
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Education of Tomorrow - É um projecto da escola do futuro onde se pretende introduzir o ensino superior a distancia em Moçambique com impacto em todos os 11 Províncias, 20 Distritos Urbanos, 128 Distritos Rurais e 33 Municípios. A inovação neste processo consiste na Educação onLine com componente presencial obrigatória. Colocando Internet por Satélite em Zona Rurais recônditas.
WEBSITE: http://www.aden.theelearningcentre.com/
SPONSORING PARTNER: Elluminate
TRACK: Student

TITLE: The Practical and Human Considerations of Building Global Education Collaboratives
PRESENTER: Zachary Chase, Education Beyond Borders, Science Leadership Academy (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Monika Hardy CO-PRESENTER: Noble Kelly
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This session will ask and begin to attempt to answer the question of what political and infrastructural systems must be considered when working to build global educational collaborative spaces for learners. The presenters will blend some of the most recent academic thinking on the topic with first-hand accounts of working to build such connections. Participants will conclude the session with a better understanding of the political and infrastructural concerns surrounding global collaboration as well as some starting places for creating such collaboratives in a sustainable way.
WEBSITE: http://educationbeyondborders.org
SPONSORING PARTNER: Education Beyond Borders
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: The Value of Online Communities for Educators
PRESENTER: Allisyn Levy, BrainPOP (United States)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Explore online social networks geared to educators. Participate in a discussion to share the most helpful tools within online communities for professional development and connecting and collaboration among educators.
WEBSITE: http://www.brainpop.com/educators
SPONSORING PARTNER: BrainPOP
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: The Web 2.0 Honing Social Skills
PRESENTER: Rita Zeinstejer, ARCI (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 06:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Language learners should be exposed to meaningful, authentic situations if we want them to develop their language skills to communicate safely and successfully. The four walls of a classroom, textbooks and a teacher-model no longer provide the appropriate environment for real learning in an era when the internet offers educators the chance to communicate synchronous and asynchronously with likeminded people from all corners in the world. It is a must, for us, teachers, to show our students the benefits of interacting, exchanging culture and sharing experiences through the language they have been learning in restricted, artificial conditions.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Thinking linearly in a non-linear world: Are you iNterdisciplinary, iNteractive, iNnovative, iNquiry-based and iNformed?
PRESENTER: Martin H. F. Gonser, I.S. 230-Q (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This session is designed to introduce updates and practical application for linear and non-linear applications for common digital devices. These include: web-based tools, interactive tools (i.e. smart pen, interactive boards, digital readers, etc.), digital overlays, collaborative "green" web-based document creation and open-source / alternative assessments and inventorying tools. The presentation will include open-source Web-based tools (i.e. Google Suite, iTunes, T.R.A.I.L.S., NYLearns, the "hidden web") and other publicly available and government funded information (Library of Congress, New York Public Library, academic and other virtual libraries). Some additional commercial sources may be noted.
WEBSITE: http://infomeister.shorturl.com
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Training Global Collaborators
PRESENTER: John Sowash, Chrysalis Learning (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Science is a collaborative endeavor that crosses geographic and cultural boundaries. The Human Genome Project was completed quickly and cheaply because of collaboration between labs around the world. Today’s students must be taught how to effectively collaborate with their peers both face to face and virtually if they are to be successful in STEM fields. This session will discussion the importance of collaborative projects and demonstrate 5 collaborate projects that can be easily incorporated into any STEM classroom: 1. Student generated surveys 2. Class data aggregation and analysis 3. Scientific journal summaries 4. Multimedia lab reports 5. Infographics
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: trauma Healing process
PRESENTER: PCR, PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION (D.R.Congo)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: www.peaceconflictresolutionproject.webs.com
WEBSITE: http://www.peaceconflictresolutionproject.webs.com
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Trayectoria escolar de estudiantes de enfermería en el Sistema Universidad Abierta ENEO-UNAM México
PRESENTER: Rocio del Carmen Guillen Velasco, (Mexico)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Este trabajo plantea desde lo cuantitativo y formal, la trayectoria escolar de una cohorte de estudiantes en su tránsito por el programa de profesionalización de auxiliares de enfermería, considerando a la trayectoria escolar en términos de calificaciones, aprobación, reprobación, abandono, eficiencia terminal y titulación para que, por la vía de indicadores, describir su expresión en el Sistema Universidad Abierta de la Escuela Nacional de Enfermería y Obstetricia. Así mismo, se puntualiza cualitativamente el paso de ser alumno al ser estudiante universitario.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Student

TITLE: A Tribute to Our World in Postage Stamps--An Emerging Tool for Global Collaboration
PRESENTER: Patricia Barrett, World P.E.A.S. [World Philately as Educational Aid to Society] (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: A Tribute to our World in Postage Stamps is an 8-set content series featuring postage stamps of each nation’s most outstanding physical, natural and cultural highlights and large-format continental outline maps. The components combine to form manipulative map puzzles, with stamp illustrations as puzzle pieces, and maps as the puzzle base. Interpretive information explains the significance of each stamp image to the country it represents, providing the basis for cross-border collaboration, with the potential for a Wiki feature. GPS coordinates for each stamp image correspond with digital globe programs. Suitable for ages 8-adult, the content conveys an inspiring view of the world, with an emphasis on 21st-century sustainability. Digital versions of A Tribute to our World in Postage Stamps will be offered free of charge to educators via download. We are still examining the most practical way to accomplish this and seek attendee feedback on file formats and collaboration ideas.
WEBSITE: http://www.worldpeas.org
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Tvorba vebových stránek pro všechny.
PRESENTER: Jan Kubeša, Gymnázium Františka Palackého Valašské Meziříčí (Czech Republic)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Panel
LANGUAGE: Czech
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Základy tvorby webových stránek pro úplné začátečníky i profesionály bez znalosti HTML.
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Ugandan Global Project
PRESENTER: Linda Yollis, 6 elementary schools from around the world (U.S.A.)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Ugandan Global Project (UGP) is a collaborative blog that brings six elementary school classes together from four continents in order to raise money for the African Rural School Foundation in Uganda, Africa. The UGP members walked on October 22, to raise money to purchase a play area for Ugandan students. The walk signified the miles some Ugandan students walk each day to get an education. The UGP blog incorporates cultural and geographic information from all of the students involved in the project. The teachers and students involved in the project are elementary school blogging buddies. The classes regularly follow the learning of each other via blog posts and frequently ask questions or share information in the comment sections of the classroom blogs. The teachers were looking for a way to use their international blogging connections to help raise the global and social awareness of their students.
WEBSITE: http://ugandanglobalproject.blogspot.com/2010/08/welcome.html
SPONSORING PARTNER: TeachersFirst.com
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Understanding Tough Kids: Meeting the Needs of Challenging Students
PRESENTER: Angela Watson, N/A (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Every classroom has a handful of students who struggle with self-discipline and have difficulty meeting the teacher's expectations for behavior. In this session, you'll learn what triggers your students to misbehave and begin choosing interventions that address the root problems. You'll also discover ways to modify your whole class behavior system for challenging kids, and how to create individual behavior modification plans. You CAN give all your students the support they need to be successful!
WEBSITE: http://www.TheCornerstoneForTeachers.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Universal Design: Giving ALL Student a Tech Toolkit
PRESENTER: Kristen Swanson, The School District of Springfield Township (USA)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Universal Design for Learning is a framework that fosters student independence and student knowledge by ensuring that all learners have access to the curriculum. In this session, the concept of Universal Design will be addressed. Also, specific tools and strategies to equip students with a Universal Design toolbox will also be shared. Help all students access information in a meaningful way!
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Use of blogs to facilitate self-directed learning of students
PRESENTER: Lum Wai Mei, Maris Stella High School (Sec), Singapore (Singapore)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The students are required to create a blog based on the topic for digestion. They can carry out research on topics related to digestion and nutrition. At the end of the project, they have to submit their reflections that include the progress of the project and any difficulties they encounter during the project. They can also pose any questions pertaining to the project on their blogs. In addition, they have to present their research findings via PowerPoint slides, iWeb, video, podcast, or any other formats.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Using Educational Technology- Recipes for Faculty Created Content
PRESENTER: Dr Colin Marlaire, National University (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will offer a brief summary of several different tools used to create educational content. It will then briefly describe the process of construction involved in each tool and some configurations that best serve educational needs. It will also carefully describe the costs and benefits of the various tools, looking not only to material costs, but also those associated with training, maintenance, and support.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Using Google Apps to Foster Global Collaborations
PRESENTER: Lisa Thumann, CMSCE, Rutgers University (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: One of the most effective ways to get students collaborating with each other is to use tools that are easily accessible. If the tools are browser agnostic, have no demand for installations or updates, and are intuitive, the collaboration is more likely to be effective. Together, let’s look at Google Forms, Docs and Sites as a suite of tools to facilitate and foster Global collaborations.
TRACK: Teacher

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TITLE: Using Webquest to Facillitate Inquiry
PRESENTER: Esperanza Zenon, Baton Rouge Community College (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation is an introduction to WebQuests.
SPONSORING PARTNER: MERLOT
TRACK: Teacher

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TITLE: Using wikis for in service professional development and as a resources bank
PRESENTER: Vicky Saumell, Instituto San Francisco de Asis (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This session aims at introducing the use of wikis as a school platform both for in-service professional development and as a resources bank/repository. The presentation is based on the actual creation and use of this wiki for English language teachers at a private primary and secondary school in Argentina. The reasons for creating it include • a change in methodological approach: from coursebook-based to project-based learning • reducing teacher workload • need for teacher training in the integration of new technologies The presentation will include: • an example of such a wiki [http://isfateachers.wikispaces.com/Projects] • the practical implications of setting it up • its benefits and drawbacks so far
WEBSITE: http://isfateachers.wikispaces.com/Projects
SPONSORING PARTNER: Elluminate
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Uso de los Blogs en la Educación: Lecciones aprendidas
PRESENTER: Ramon Antonio Aragon Mladosich, (Mexico)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: La escuela se encuentra en una sociedad que está en un complicado proceso de transformación y no puede ser ajena a éste. Los estudiantes disponen, hoy en día, de muchas más fuentes de información que lo que ocurría no hace ni 5 años: Internet, teléfonos celulares, laptops, Ipods, Ipads, Facebook, Twitter, etc. que hacen necesario replantear la forma de como la escuela enseña y los estudiantes aprenden. El uso de los blogs como una herramienta educativa innovadora coloca a la escuela en la dinámica que exigen nuestros estudiantes y en la formación de las competencias que la sociedad les va a demandar. En este trabajo se desarrollan algunas experiencias en el uso de los blogs como una herramienta educativa a nivel bachillerato en la escuela Bachilleres Valle de Orizaba de la ciudad de Orizaba, Veracruz, México.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: El uso del blog como estrategia en el proceso de enseñanza/aprendizaje.
PRESENTER: Vanessa Barreto Machado, (Puerto Rico)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION:  La Web 2.0 nos brinda una variedad de herramientas que podemos utilizar dentro y fuera de la sala de clases.  El blog es una excelente herramienta para ser utilizada en el proceso de enseñanza/aprendizaje, con la cuál se pueden integrar varias materias. También se puede utilizar como banco de recursos educativos para nuestros compañeros docentes. Como crearlo y publicarlo.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Uso del planeador de proyectos colaborativos en Internet
PRESENTER: Juan Carlos López García, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Esta conferencia demostrativa explica cómo utilizar la herramienta Web “Planeador de Proyectos Colaborativos” en Internet entre aulas de diversas regiones y/o países. Cubre las etapas que deben completar tanto los docentes Autores para crear proyectos de este tipo, como los docentes Participantes que deseen unirse a su realización. Además, explica cómo acordar la edición conjunta de los mismos. El Planeador de Proyectos Colaborativos permite, no solo crear, editar y visualizar sus propios Proyectos, sino interactuar con otros docentes.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: El uso del software dígalo para el desarrollo de la argumentación en ambientes virtuales
PRESENTER: Paula Andrea Mora Pedreros, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: La argumentación es uno de los ejercicios fundamentales en nuestros procesos de interacción y comunicación, el sofware Dígalo y Argonaut nos han permitido indagar cómo se han generado estos procesos en varios proyectos que están incluidos en la Red Dígalo liderada por la Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia UNAD, los invitamos a conocer los avances de estos proyectos en poblaciones tan diversas como niños, jovenes, adultos, indígenas y en todos los contextos urbanos, rurales, virtuales.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Utilizing Web-based programming learning environment in University teaching
PRESENTER: Satu Alaoutinen, Lappeenranta University of technology (Finland)
CO-PRESENTER: Antti Lihavainen CO-PRESENTER: Mika Lackman
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 08:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This session presents user experiences from a web-based learning environment for computer programming. In this system, students write programs, which are then automatically tested and results are reported back to the students immediately showing their mistakes. The environment allows the teachers to follow student progress and react, when there are signals indicating problems in learning. It is also possible to compare the students’ program codes in order to detect plagiarism. The learning environment includes a theory part of each programming language making it possible for the students to study whenever they want and wherever they want. The system is fully web-based and locates on the service provider’s server, so the users do not need to install anything. In practice, traditional classroom is not necessarily needed and teaching or support can be provided globally. Surveys show that the students appreciate the freedom the system offers and also the immediate feedback.
WEBSITE: http://www.lut.fi
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: El valor educativo del "Open Source"
PRESENTER: Ricardo Alcocer, (Puerto Rico)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: La Vida en Las Redes Sociales: Un Espectaculo Que Rompe La Intimidad
PRESENTER: Raquel Coifman Cuperman, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: El acceso fácil y gratuito a las redes sociales y el desarrollo rápido de las últimas tecnologías han modificado la forma en que las actuales generaciones se relacionan. Sin embargo, mal manejados estos nuevos medios de comunicación pueden arrojar a los niños y jóvenes a un mundo de peligros que no respeta ni la dignidad, ni el derecho a la intimidad. Porque en estas redes, la mala intención puede esconderse detrás de máscaras, la vida privada puede ventilarse como una forma más de socializar, la fama puede medirse según la cantidad de amigos que se tenga y la cotidianidad se convierte en un espectáculo que se naturaliza cada vez más. Por eso, es posible decir que la espectacularización – convertir la vida en un espectáculo para otros - es hoy por hoy una de las características que predomina en las formas equívocas de convivencia juvenil.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Video Chat: A Tool to Develop Autonomy in Students of a Foreign Language
PRESENTER: Adelia Peña Clavel, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mediateca-CELE (Mexico)
CO-PRESENTER: Marina del Carmen Chávez Sánchez
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Self-access center of the National Autonomous University of Mexico called mediateca is an alternative space for students to learn a foreign language when they cannot attend to regular courses or when wanting to complement classes. Besides offering them a variety of resources that allow them to achieve their goals according to their objectives and learning styles, the mediateca intends to provide them with learning to learn training. Developing oral production cannot be easy since they do not always count with someone to practice when coming to the mediateca. So, exchanges with students from the USA have been settled in order to provide the students a chance to practice their oral skills. These activities are based on tandem principles and learner autonomy. In this presentation we will share the methodology of the tandem activity and what learning and communication strategies the students have achieved through it.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Videoconferencing and collaboration
PRESENTER: Paul Greenwood, Northwood Primary School (England)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: England
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Northwood Primary School has been videoconferencing with schools around the world for six years. Children have spoken to school from China, Samoa, New Zealand, Pakistan, Spain, India, France and of course USA. Our Videoconferences have produced moments that children and teachers will remember forever. Children have become the educators.
WEBSITE: http://northwoodweb.com/Yr5/
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Virtually Crossing Cultures in the Classroom: Using GNG Interactive Technology to Connect Youth Globally
PRESENTER: Christine Robinson, Global Nomads Group (USA)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Global Nomads Group [GNG] is dedicated to connecting youth around the globe through meaningful dialogue using live, interactive videoconferencing [IVC] and other technology, such as digital storytelling and participatory filmmaking. GNG will provide participants the opportunity to examine how IVC and other media tools enhance classroom teaching and learning, both in the U.S. and abroad. Educators will review GNG videoconferences to understand the impact of technology; as well as how IVC brings a “real-life” context to the global learning experience. Empowered with basic videoconferencing know-how, participants will also explore best practices and pedagogy supporting the integration of IVC in teaching. Participants will also hear stories of impact from teachers and students who have been empowered by face-to-face cultural exchanges.
WEBSITE: http://www.gng.org
SPONSORING PARTNER: Global Nomads
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Visibilidad de los Actores en Una Comunidad de Apredizaje, Una Mirada desde el Analisis de Redes Sociales
PRESENTER: Juan Carlos Hernández Barrero, (Colombia)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: En el ámbito escolar, la configuración de redes sociales es un factor claramente identificable, hasta el momento existen estudios incipientes que relacionan estas configuraciones sociales con los procesos de aprendizaje, y por ende, escasas estrategias dentro de la dinámica escolar que aporte a la generación de lazos de colaboración. La visibilidad y los dispositivos que la hacen posible han estado presentes en el contexto escolar durante mucho tiempo, pero paradójicamente no se han realizado estudios serios desde una perspectiva pedagógica de este fenómeno en relación con el desarrollo conceptual, el aprendizaje y trabajo colaborativo.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Visual Math with Geometer's Sketchpad
PRESENTER: Iftikhar Husain, University High School, Newark Public Schools (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Audience: Grade 7-12 Students, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Supervisors. Mathematics becomes interesting and meaningful if its concepts are delivered in easiest possible way, which is the visual approach. Visual learning is a basic catalyst to understanding and memory. Without them, the brain must work harder to understand concepts and skills, and will have a tendency to reject learning and understanding of concepts and procedures. Visual learning, which provides connections, is used before the symbolic representation. In this workshop, the presenter will use the Geometer's Sketchpad and solve few math questions and discuss related concepts. Presenter’s unique approach will amuse the participants. New and experienced teachers will learn new approaches to familiar topics that will help your students to apply them with easy. The topics discussed in this presentation are Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, and more. No experience with the Geometer's Sketchpad is required.
WEBSITE: http://www.teachertube.com/viewProfile.php?user=Iftikharhusain
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Voice thread: Practical Teacher Applications for Learner Collaboration
PRESENTER: Jay Graham, Bandung International School (Indonesia)
CO-PRESENTER: Rod Murphy
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 04:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Connecting communities around the world is essential for 21st century learning. Collaboration and communicating ideas between others in your class, school, country or continent allows for different perspectives and learning experiences to take place. Voicethread is an online collaborative programme that allows you to create a presentation with videos, texts, or photos with voiceovers. It is useful for all educators from K-12 and all learners, workshop presenters and community members who have something to share.
WEBSITE: http://www.voicethread.com
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Web 2.0 in Today's Language Classroom
PRESENTER: Maria Croley, The Lovett School (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English / Spanish
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Connecting, Collaborating and Communicating in the 21st century Web 2.0 language classroom. A presentation on curriculum ideas and projects in today's middle school language classroom. You will learn how to integrate wikis, podcasts, Voicethread, and video projects to propel your students' language learning. We will also talk about online forums for teachers to garner new ideas about language learning.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Web Curriculum - Integrating ICT in Education
PRESENTER: Renata Aquino, Catholic Univ Sao Paulo Brazil - PUCSP (Brazil)
CO-PRESENTER: Monica Mandaji CO-PRESENTER: Renata Kelly da Silva
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation is concerned with analysing the pedagogical theories and practices on the basis of which Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are employed, together with the influence they have on changing the curriculum. The examination of the curriculum sets out with the aim of achieving a conception of emancipatory education and of being incorporated in a wider context of public educational policies. It also seeks to show how the planning and structuring of the I and II Web Curriculum Seminars took place – an event that is unique in its kind. The main concerns of this study are the concept of the Web Curriculum, the importance of scientific research as shown in the event and the perspectives for future activities. Integrating the technologies in education and the curriculum is an issue that poses a challenge both to the researchers and the practice of the teacher.
WEBSITE: http://webcurriculo.wordpress.com
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Web-Based Collaborative Innovation: Beyond Web 2.0
PRESENTER: James Gerry, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Carl Heine
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This session, brought to you be the creators, showcases CoolHub.IMSA, a free collaborative innovation platform that integrates document sharing, wikis, blogs, video conferencing (via Elluminate) and more to improve STEM teaching and learning. CoolHub.IMSA demonstrates how students, teachers and scientists allover the world work together as equals in an environment without walls supported by commodity Web 2.0 resources. CoolHub.IMSA is currently in its Beta release.
WEBSITE: coolhub.imsa.edu
SPONSORING PARTNER: Educational Collaborators
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Websites to Engage Student Learning
PRESENTER: Emily DeCarlo, James River High School (United States)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed to spotlight the websites that teachers can incorporate into the classroom curriculum. The presentation showcases how teachers can collaborate with each other via creating a learning and sharing community at thinkfinity.org.
WEBSITE: thinkfinity.org
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: What, When, and Where: Blogs, Wikis and Discussion Boards
PRESENTER: Dominique Hallett, Arkansas State University (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Terri Summey
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Have you ever wondered which of the following is best for group projects - Blogs, Wikis or Discussion boards? How about for classroom dialogue? What about for building community in your classroom? Do you know which might be the most appropriate in what situation? The answers to these questions and more is what we intend to help you discover. These are Web 2.0 technologies that provide special opportunities for virtual group work in distance learning courses or even as a component for face to face instruction. Designed as collaborative workspaces these technologies can be incorporated into a course providing not only a space for students to work virtually in groups, but also to create a project and receive technical experience at the same time. Presenters will show how wikis, blogs and discussion forums can be integrated into various courses throughout the curriculum to provide extra learning and interaction opportunities.
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: What’s “Open” in Education: Resources for Course Development
PRESENTER: Lynn Aaron, SUNY Rockland Community College (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Are you developing a new course or updating an old one? Educators are often engaged in one of those activities. Advances in technology combined with the cooperative culture of education are making a growing library of quality educational resources available to us. In 2001, a new world opened up with the release of fifty complete, online courses by M.I.T. free of charge. This included lectures, slides, readings, assignments, syllabi, etc. Other universities soon followed suit and the OpenCourseWare Consortium was born. They now have members from 46 different countries with thousands of courses – 2,000 from M.I.T. alone. This presentation will explore those resources and others you will find useful in developing quality courses. Sample courses will be examined to learn about the types of resources available. We will then introduce tools to help you locate materials that meet your specific needs.
SPONSORING PARTNER: MERLOT
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Wikis, Wimbas, Whatevers! What Teachers Weave
PRESENTER: Jane Overmoe, Lake Region State College (US)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: After using learning management systems in a 1:1 laptop initiative (Webct), earning a specialist in technology (Webct), working as an instructional designer in higher ed (briefly converting courses from D2L to Moodle) and finishing my third year in a higher ed leadership doctoral program (Blackboard), what works for the students in front of me in a dual credit course (eCollege) on the high plains in North Dakota? Let me spin my tale about what defines a LMS, wikis, evernote, googledocs and learning that is rigorous, creative and affordable for today's learner.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Work Smarter - Not Harder - The Benefits of Common Interface Design in Education
PRESENTER: Roger Fuller, Milken Community High School (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Milken Community has been working over the last five years to develop a common interface design and a common user protocol customized for the school which allows teachers to get most of their work done in a simple and easy fashion. The real benefit has been that this design and approach has liberated teachers from bureaucratic drudgery and given them more time to work with students. This as created a culture of learning and achievement in the school.
WEBSITE: http://www.milkenschool.org
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: The World as Our Living Curriculum: A Global Partnership Connects Classrooms Between Taipei and Cupertino
PRESENTER: Mei-Yan Lu, Ph.D., San Jose State University (USA and Taiwan)
CO-PRESENTER: Dr. Maigo Lin
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 06:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English and Mandarin Chinese
SHORT DESCRIPTION: It’s an enormous challenge for Taiwanese students to learn English, especially as young as 3rd grade. It’s also an immense challenge in Cupertino, California, to encourage young students to learn Mandarin Chinese as a second language. One of the major obstacles is lack of motivation. Two professors across the Pacific Ocean worked together with teachers and students to create a dialog and exchange between the two classrooms via a bilingual (Chinese and English) multimedia learning management system (eClass Junior). In this bilingual presentation (Mandarin Chinese and English), we will share with you about our journey.
TRACK: Curriculum

TITLE: Worldwide Race on the Worldwide Web
PRESENTER: John Hoye, The Awty International School (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Willie Roberts
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this unit will be to introduce and promote the importance of exercise, specifically running, to students in a positive and enjoyable way. By using the Nike+ system (shoes and sensors), students can learn about the distance they travel, V02max, calories burned, total time running and various improvements.
WEBSITE: no
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: The Wow Factor! An International Consideration for Educators
PRESENTER: Dr. Christine Mason, Center for Educational Improvement (United States)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Adding a Wow! Factor to education is based on "The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs" (Carmine Gallo, Columnist at Businessweek.com is the author) Copyright 2010. It is a great find and has much practical advice on marketing and presentations. Is there value in applying these principals both to teacher professional development sessions and also in classrooms? Highlights from how this has been used, including results and recommendations for others.
WEBSITE: http://www.edimprovement.org
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Youth Filmmaking: Connecting To The Classroom And The World
PRESENTER: Elizabeth Pringle, MHz Networks (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Preeti Balakrishnan
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The increasing popularity of digital media tools allows us to communicate in a way we never have before. This allows for new opportunities! Digital media tools allow educators and students to communicate in unique, creative, and globally connecting ways. Learning through digital filmmaking teaches essential learning and communication skills while tapping student creativity and teaching the life skills involved in project-based learning. MHz Networks has been championing the practice of using student-created media as a tool for education, empowerment and connection. Working closely with the Department of Education and the schools of Northern Virginia, MHz Education created a curriculum for teaching filmmaking in the classroom as well as The Shortie Awards: International Film and News Festival. The Shortie Awards have received youth-made films from all over the world. Youth filmmaking is learning on so many levels. It is a way to learn about the world, through youth-made films from around the world, as well as a way to share your story and ideas with the world.
WEBSITE: http://www.shortie.org
TRACK: Teacher