2010 Global Education Conference

 

Curriculum Track


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: 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
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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: 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)
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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: 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)
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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)
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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: Creacion y Districucion de Recursos Educativos Abiertos
PRESENTER: Leonardo Montenegro, (Venezuela)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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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 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)
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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: 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)
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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: Curious. Creative. Connected.
PRESENTER: Jayme Johnson, Village School (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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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)
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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)
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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: 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)
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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: Digital Imaging Across Curriculum
PRESENTER: Alema Nasim, iEARN Pakistan (pakistan)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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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)
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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: 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)
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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: 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)
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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: 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
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Curriculum

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)
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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: 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)
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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 formación universitaria de docentes en tics
PRESENTER: Alejandra Santos, (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Español
SHORT DESCRIPTION: NO TIENE
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Curriculum

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)
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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: 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)
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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 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)
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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 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)
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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, 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)
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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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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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: 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: 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: 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: Training Global Collaborators
PRESENTER: John Sowash, Chrysalis Learning (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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)
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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: 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