2010 Global Education Conference

 

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)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
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: 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)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
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: 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)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
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: 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)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
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: 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: 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)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
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