Thursday, October 10, 2019

Recent Articles On Homelessness + Libraries | Next Week's Webinar - "Interacting With The Homeless"

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"INTERACTING WITH THE HOMELESS: SAFETY, SECURITY, AND SERVICE FOR LIBRARY STAFF." Please consider joining us for this 60-minute webinar, part of a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht, held live on Thursday, October 17th, 2019, at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Register to attend live and to have access to the recordings by clicking on the JOIN WEBINAR button HERE. (You will need to be logged into Library 2.0--if you are not yet a member, you can join for free here.) More information on the webinar is below the articles..



RECENT ARTICLES ON HOMELESSNESS AND LIBRARIES:



WEBINAR OVERVIEW
: This training class will address the nature and levels of homeless; changing legal issues; environmental safety issues; employee safety issues; at-risk homeless populations; empathic communication tools and skills for encounters with the homeless; firm, fair, consistent, assertive, and reasonable treatment; your Code of Conduct; the small population of predatory homeless people; and providing services to homeless people in need with dignity, empathy, and patience.


Being homeless is a complex social problem that impacts the quality of life in our communities. There are no easy solutions. Much of it is created by affordable housing shortages, chronic unemployment, mental illness, substance abuse, and changes in our mental health laws that have made the concept of being “gravely disabled” difficult to interpret. But most individuals who become homeless for the long term have either created or been victimized by a large number of failed relationships, including: family members; their children; friends; their employers; landlords; healthcare and social services agencies; and law enforcement.

The homeless individuals who seem to cause the most problems with their behaviors are often discovered to have undiagnosed autism issues. This means that they can be rude and confrontation, over and over, during each encounter with an employee, because they can’t learn the necessary social cues to comply and follow the rules, laws, or our library Codes of Conduct or policies.

Some issues associated with homeless populations are criminal in nature but difficult to enforce. While being homeless is not a crime, many kinds of public conduct in or around the library are illegal and should be reported to local law enforcement. These include being intoxicated, fighting, trespassing, aggressive panhandling, soliciting, urinating/defecating in public, consuming alcoholic beverages in the library, camping or sleeping outside the library, littering, obstructing sidewalks, living in a vehicle parked in a posted library parking lot, disturbing the peace, behaving in a threatening manner and more. Library staff should be mindful of their safety and security when dealing with certain parts of this population.

COST: $95/person - includes access to the recording, presentation slides, and the attendee discussion forum. For group discounts, to submit a purchase order, or for any registration difficulties or questions, email steve@learningrevolution.com.

TO REGISTER: Click on the JOIN WEBINAR button HERE. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0 (free) and be logged in. Please click "Sign Up" on the top right and we'll approve you quickly.

134216991?profile=original&width=100DR. STEVE ALBRECHT

As a trainer, speaker, author, and consultant, Dr. Steve Albrecht is internationally known for his expertise in high-risk HR issues. He specializes in workplace and school violence awareness and crisis response programs for private-sector firms, municipal and state government, K-12 schools, and colleges and universities. His clients include the two biggest municipal insurers in California.
In 1994, Dr. Albrecht co-wrote Ticking Bombs: Defusing Violence in the Workplace, one of the first business books on workplace violence. Besides his work as a conference presenter and keynote speaker, he appears in the media and on the Internet, as a source on workplace violence, security, and crime. His 21 business and police books include Library Security; Tough Training Topics; Added Value Negotiating; Service, Service, Service!; and Fear and Violence on the Job.
He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration (D.B.A.), an M.A. in Security Management, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Psychology. He is board-certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Game of School

A few years ago I gave a talk on education at a conference being held at Google's main headquarters. I expressed my concern about the small number of students who when graduating high school saw themselves as "good learners," and about the much larger number of students whose experience in school left them believing that they were not good learners, and even more concerning, that they were not smart.

This concern had developed in me over a period of a few years when I felt like I kept meeting people who, when asked about their school experiences, would actually start to cry. The emotional wounds that they carried from school were life-long and deep, and as it turned out, surprisingly common. "I wasn't one of the smart ones" was a phrase I consistently heard. I began to believe that the institution that we depend on to help every child fulfill their learning potential could maybe be doing the opposite for the majority of students.

This is something of a shocking conclusion, I know, and it presents us with some cognitive dissonance. So I've gotten a little better at framing this issue when I talk to people. I ask: "What percentage of high school students do you think graduate as competent adults--that is, capable of living on their own, holding a full-time job, and even starting a family?" I call this a "generative question" because it tends to generate a lot of good thinking (basically, a one-question version of the Socratic Method).

The question is a great thinking- and discussion-starter because it starts off on relatively easy footing, since we assume everyone is capable of being an adult at some point, whereas defining someone as a "good learner" leads us into all kinds of complicated and problematic thinking about innate intelligence and IQ. What's interesting about the "competent adult" question is that it almost always leads to an involuntary half-laugh, then usually a sarcastic "none!" before a fairly substantive conversation about when children become adults and how we facilitate or diminish that transition. Most people I talk to have some sense of the way that we've now stretched out the shift from childhood to adulthood in industrial society, from the age of twelve or thirteen a few centuries ago, to the mid- to late-twenties now.

My slide in the Google presentation on this topic had a bar graph, with the top 10% being shaded and labeled, "good learners." What happened after I finished that talk dramatically changed my perspective on what school is. Some students came up to me after the talk. One said: "We're interns at Google. We agree with what you've said, but we've been talking. We're in that group you've identified as the top 10%. But we didn't see ourselves as good learners. We were good at the game."

The game. The game of school.

"Is school a game?" I asked myself. I was aware that others had made the claim before, but for the first time, it really struck me how much this explained. I began to ask top-ranked high-school students, "is school a game?" Try it yourself. They almost always reflexively smile and then quickly give examples of how it is a game and how they play it. This teacher likes homework done this way. This other teacher, you only have to worry about the tests, you can ignore the homework. If you take a course at the local community college, it's actually easier and you get a weighted grade on your transcript. Just like in any institutionalized work environment, learning how the game is played, what the rules of the game are, and how to do well at it are the key elements to succeeding.

Institutionalized work, where most adults spend their day, is a game, and usually a pretty complicated one. So of course, I realized, preparing students for the modern work world would require preparing them for the game. Schools are about learning, but it's mostly learning how to play the game. At some level, even though we like to talk about schools as though they are about learning in some pure, liberal-arts sense, on a pragmatic level we know that what we're really teaching students is to get done the things that they are asked to do, to get them done on time, and to get them done with as few mistakes as possible. It's not that the subject matter in schools isn't valuable information, but if we ask ourselves honestly how much we remember ourselves of the academic work we did in high school, most of us would answer, "almost nothing." That material is just the context for preparing students for the "real world" by teaching the traits needed to be good workers.

I know that there's some over-simplifying here. There are students who become devoted or passionate about something in their school years, and their scholarship starts early and sometimes as a part of what they are doing at school. And there are schools that are mission-driven to help develop students as life-long learners, and those schools work hard to provide art and music and to find bring out the potential in each student. But by and large, public school is about work training, it's about learning how the game is played.

I met a man the other day who'd been a school teacher and a coach, and who ultimately became a district leader over his 35-year career. I told him I was working on this idea, that school is a game. He looked at me, puzzled for a minute, his head tilted. Suddenly he broke into a smile, and said, "you're right!" He then proceeded to tell me about the many ways he had learned as a young man to play the game.

Intriguingly, though, schools are more than just a game--they are also a sorting mechanism. I think we can say that without vilifying those involved, right? The kids who do well, who respond to the game, who work hard are going to find themselves getting into college (and into the better colleges), and are going to be prepared to be managers and leaders; the kids who struggle are going to be followers and do the kinds of work that require less confidence and competence. I think the danger comes from believing that those who by chance, genetics, temperament, family support, or cultural background find the game easier to play are actually somehow inherently better or have more human value than the other students. How many of us remember one particular teacher or mentor who really changed our lives, who helped us to see ourselves differently, or challenged us to do something we didn't know we could do? What if we hadn't had that influence?

And isn't this, in our best conception, what devoted parents do? But I'm getting ahead of myself.

The students who aren't succeeding usually don't have any idea that school is a game. Since we tell them it's about learning, when they fail they then internalize the belief that they themselves are actual failures--that they are not good learners. And we tell ourselves some things to feel OK about this taking place: that some kids are smart and some are not, that the top students will always rise to the top, that their behavior is not the result of the system but that is their own fault. This all actually makes sense--for someone to be willing to accept lowered expectations for themselves, they actually have to believe that they are not worthy of more and we have to believe it, too. You can also see the sorting in how the honors and AP-level students begin to refer to the other students. They start to believe the same thing about the other students which those students are starting to believe about themselves--that they are "less than." (For the reader really wanting to think more about this, see Plato's Noble Lie.) In a very weird way, our modern industrialized and consumption-driven society depends on a large group of people who don't believe in themselves and so will, therefore, accept the role of being the consumers and followers.

I think, deep down, we all know this is actually what schools do, we just don't let ourselves say it out loud. I'm not saying that being hidden makes it malicious or evil. In most aspects of our lives there's a large "elephant in the room," and we might even argue (à la Ivan Illich), that schools help to prepare us to conform to a world in which this is true. There is value, though, in thinking and seeing clearly, and in doing what we can to empower others to do the same, and ultimately to help ourselves and them to become the agents or actors of our own lives.

In this regard, I realized that I myself was using words interchangeably that I should be able to better define separately, and that doing so would help me personally to think more clearly. Those words are: "school," "training," "education," and "learning." See if you think what I've developed is helpful. I call this:

The 4 Levels of Learning


1. Schooling. Schooling is the entry-level to formal learning. While there is learning at schools, it's less about subject-matter and more about learning the skills needed to be a good worker. Schools teach conformance and obedience, getting work done--doing what, when, and how you are told to. Schools are a system of rules, schedules, bells, attendance ratings, and constant testing. We casually refer to this as "education," but it is not (see #3). Rather than trying to find the unique value, capacity, or capability of the individual (which is the story we often tell), schooling allows a stratification of the students to take place so that some can lead and others will follow.

The widespread adoption of mandatory public schooling in the 19th century can be seen as the result of its significant effectiveness as a means of managing large, industrial, urban populations--basically, public schooling is a governance strategy. Seen in this light, this helps to explain why education policy (at least in the United States) is often directed not by educators or research bodies, but by politicians. Schooling is also an effective way of communicating shared societal expectations and values.

There are some interesting other common uses for the word school. A school of fish all turn and swim in a synchronized fashion. Also, if you get schooled on the basketball court, that means that someone has taught you a lesson, usually in a shaming way.

2. Training. This next level of learning is specific career or vocational training: mechanical, medical, legal, industrial, etc. It's largely memorization and certification. This level of learning is attractive because it is career-specific and often allows individuals to transfer between social and financial classes. Immigrant families or marginalized populations have historically seen high-level training as a means of bettering their (or their children's) life circumstances.

3. Education. A definition of the word education that is helpful for our purposes, and I think most will agree is fitting, is that it is from the Latin: "to lead or to draw out from within." This is what we commonly intend when we talk in lofty ways about how education frees the individual mind. It's what is supposed to happen in a "liberal arts" (also from Latin: liber = free) education. It describes what someone means when they talk about how an individual teacher changed his or her life. Education can happen in school, but while often stated as the primary objective, it is uncommon for it to actually be primary.

In my own definition, education is always the result of a one-to-one relationship, where a mentor helps a learner think at a higher level and to see something differently than they have before. Education is arguably the critical level of learning that has to exist for a people to think about life beyond evolutionary instincts, and to create freedoms and protections against abuses of power and control. Education helps us think past the current moment and be concerned with systemic outcomes and how we truly help ourselves and others.

4. Self-directed Learning. Self-directed learning is the ultimate goal of a healthy education system. It's when someone has learned how to learn, and is able to manage his or her own learning goals and processes. It's what we mean when we talk about becoming a "life-long" learner. It's the same way that a parent wants to help their child grow and become an independent, self-directed, and capable person. It's the best education outcome for those who believe that the strength of a society is the aggregated strength of its individual members, who together then can solve hard problems.



I hope this has been helpful. For me, understanding the "game of school" and the "four levels of learning" has really shifted my beliefs about how to improve the school experience and the pushes for school reform. I've concluded that efforts at school reform which are predicated on believing the story that the system exists primarily for learning are unlikely to actually change anything. I think schools are doing exactly what they have been designed to, even though we talk about them using loftier sentiments. I don't think efforts to "reimagine" or "reinvent" schools are ultimately going to work because we depend too much as a society on schools doing what they currently do--producing conformity and obedience. Institutionalized systems are effective and efficient, but what they usually produce is often sterile and synthetic, and with painful unintended consequences.

So where does this leave us?

For me, it's one-to-one sharing, coaching, and teaching. If we can change a student's school experience, we can change his or her life forever. If we help them (and help their parents and other caring adults to help them) to individually turn their school experience into a true education, then I think we have helped them to really win at the game of school.

I'm starting a new online community for students, teachers, parents, librarians, administrators, and others to share their experiences playing the game of school. It's at www.gameofschool.com. If this is of interest to you, please join me there. It's brand new with nothing (and nobody) yet, but it will grow. It's going to need some thoughtful contributors to curate and build helpful content to give students good advice about making the game of school their own. I'm looking for people to interview on this topic, and for student interviewers who can do the same, with advice on homework, classwork, tests, and all the practical tips they have for playing the game.

I've also created and am hosting 90-minute online workshops (there is a cost) for parents and teens on how to really win at the game of school and to create a home-centered, school-supported learning experience. It's at www.win.school. I've built it from the responses of hundreds of educators who kindly replied to an incredibly-long survey I did earlier this year. There is great advice from them, and the raw survey results will be available at www.gameofschool.com soon. If you know a student or family that needs this but can't afford it, email me at steve@learningrevolution.com.

Your feedback is most welcome.


Friday, September 20, 2019

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!


Global Collaboration Week is a series of free online education events taking place during the week of September 23 - 27, 2019. Students, teachers, and organizations will get online to celebrate global collaboration as back-to-school season begins in the northern hemisphere.

During this week (and beyond), experienced global educators and other professionals will host connective projects and events and invite public participation. The primary goals of this event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources, projects, and networks that are available to educators today.

A current listing of events you can join is below. To see an updated calendar of events, go to https://www.globalcollaborationweek.org/join-an-event.html and scroll to the bottom to find your time zone. Register here to get updates and information. If you would like to HOST an event for Global Collaboration Week (it's not too late, but hurry!), follow the directions here. Interactive tutorials are here.

Here is a flyer you can share: https://www.smore.com/nvgs6-global-collaboration-week-2019. Please let others know about this free set of events! You can also follow the event on Twitter @GlobalEdCon and using the hashtag #globaled19.

The Global Education Conference Network believes in the power of connected, globally competent learners of all ages. During Global Collaboration Week you can show others what connected learning looks like around the clock. This event is brought to you by GlobalEd Events and TakingITGlobal.


10 Ways to Easily Integrate Global Collaborations in Your Daily Curriculum

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Informational Session, Interview with an Expert, Panel Discussion
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 30M | 2019-09-23 15:00 - 2019-09-23 15:30 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: You know that connecting with teachers and students around the world is an awesome experience but how do you start? In this session, Dr. Oldham will provide you with some quick start ideas to get your students excited about connecting with the world with people around the world!
DIRECTIONS: The Google Slide presentation will be made available for viewing after the presentation. I will also have a student panel on the broadcast who will talk about the impact of global education on their lives.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12EvMKqZHfm5QGbdr0WwsnUP8PgGyLpqXoF5iTO-oi8Q/edit#slide=id.p
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: Ste Genevieve High School and Middle School - Central Standard Time
ORGANIZED BY: Rhett Oldham, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Alert! Fake News!

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project - you can participate at any time
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday - Friday (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: In this asynchronous collaborative short term project and debate, my students and their families ,as well as global guests will be expressing themselves through a collaborative Zeetings session with a Google Slides presentation among many other embeds. We will reflect on the importance of understanding global issues as a way of directing our personal and professional projects based on collaboration, tolerance, mutual respect and protection. We chose a global issue that somehow affects us all beyond time zones and geographical coordinates: Fake News in all its forms due to multifactorial causes and constituting a real concern for the world .We will concentrate on causes and consequences as well as sustainable ways to avoid it and decode it as content and media prosumers living in the connected global village.
DIRECTIONS: The presentation is available at the time given for interaction with global participants and before and after the event to view it and share ideas and reflections in comments as reflective feedback to help us grow as media literate citizens.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://www.zeetings.com/SMBerdaxagar/0008-2498-0002
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: About us : https://app.edu.buncee.com/buncee/53e9f645b8df425dae71ebb79a245caf

HOST SCHOOL: Academia de Inglés Internacional - Quemú Quemú , La Pampa, Argentina (GMT-3)
ORGANIZED BY: Stella Maris Berdaxagar, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Amazon Rainforest - A Panel Discussion

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Informational Session, Panel Discussion
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-27 19:00 - 2019-09-27 20:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Students, teachers, and people from anywhere in the world can enhance their knowledge about Amazon and environmental issues with this panel made by students from Greece and Brazil. English language learners are welcome, too.
DIRECTIONS: Step 1: Join us at the online meeting room on Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/902635731). Step 2: We are going to play a Kahoot game to learn some things about Amazon. Step 3: Since we will have students that are learning English as a Foreign Language, we are going to use some quick vocabulary games to provide students with some useful vocabulary related to this topic. Step 4: Students from Greece and Brazil are going to discuss about the current fires and situation of the fauna and flora in Amazon, and you are invited to participate too, sharing your views and knowledge about our planet’s environment, not only Amazon. Step 5: Q+A session, and if you want to start a problem-based project about it, this is our chance to get each other’s contact information.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: http://tiny.cc/AmazonPanel
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: GLOBAL English School - Lagoa Santa, MG - Brazil (GMT-3)
ORGANIZED BY: Athalo Carrão, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Building connection and inspiring action around the Sustainable Development Goals

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Tool Demo, Webinar
AUDIENCE: teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 30M | 2019-09-23 13:30 - 2019-09-23 14:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Are you ready to connect everyday lesson plans and activities to the SDGs? Do you want to inspire and encourage your students to take action and make the world a better place? During this project we’ll work through how to design SDG research projects, build partnerships with community organizations and collaborate with other educators passionate about the SDGs. Using the Teach the Global Goals community as a framework, we’ll connect around the goals and explore new ways we can bring relevancy to students.
DIRECTIONS: Join the zoom link and we’ll have a collaborative discussion. Kimm will share resources and show participants how to join a community of educators ready to take action.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://participate.zoom.us/j/611285076
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: Participate - EST
ORGANIZED BY: Kimm Murfitt, A for profit company - more contact information in calendar event


Class-to-Class K-12 Global Connections

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project - you can participate at any time, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Informational Session, Tool Demo
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday - Friday (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: This event is asynchronous, multilingual, interactive and open to K-12 teachers and students from around the world. Teachers and students may participate ANY TIME during or after Global Collaboration Week. Through the event, hosted in a VoiceThread, teachers and students will: 1. Asynchronously interact with each other by posting text, audio or video greetings and/or multimedia content that informs other participants about their class, school, town or cultures. 2. Learn why global class-to-class learning is so powerful and important. 3. Learn how OneWorld Classrooms' programs match global partner classes for activities centered on art, music and the K-12 curriculum. 4. Learn how to use VoiceThread, a powerful multimedia content-sharing and discussion tool ideal for global collaboration.
DIRECTIONS: 1. Go to the event launch page: https://www.oneworldclassrooms.org/global-education-week/ 2. Click the sign-up link and complete the event sign-up form. 3. Upon signing up, you will receive an email from OneWorld Classrooms. Follow the instructions and www.voicethread.com link to sign up (separately) for a FREE VoiceThread educator account (if you do not already have one). Sign in to VoiceThread and THEN click the link in the OneWorld Classrooms email to join the event. (This will take you to the event VoiceThread.) 4. Follow the instructions in the VoiceThread to interact with your global peers, learn about OneWorld Classrooms programs, and develop VoiceThread navigation, discussion and multimedia content sharing skills.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://www.oneworldclassrooms.org/global-education-week/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This event is asynchronous. Participants may join ANY TIME.

HOST SCHOOL: OneWorld Classrooms - Andover, MA
ORGANIZED BY: Paul Hurteau, A non-profit organization - more contact information in calendar event


ConnectED: Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet-Up for Teacher Educators and Their Future Teachers

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project - you can participate at any time, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up
AUDIENCE: college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-26 18:00 - 2019-09-26 19:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: This global meet-up is designed for teacher educators and their future teachers who would to develop global collaborations. Professor David Stoloff at Eastern Connecticut State University will briefly discuss his experiences connecting with other global teacher education programs as archived at http://interconescu.wordpress.com . Participants will be encouraged to discuss their experiences with global collaborations and their aspirations for future project. We will also discuss the uses of Google Hangouts, Google Forms for gathering information, and wordpress for establishing a web presence for a project.
DIRECTIONS: Participants will be encouraged to connect via the Google Hangout. The link to the Hangout will be posted on the project webpage - https://interconescu.wordpress.com/connected-2019/. Participants will also be encouraged to complete the Google form expressing their interest in further global connections.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://interconescu.wordpress.com/connected-2019/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: Eastern Connecticut State University - Willimantic, CT USA Eastern Coast (GMT-4)
ORGANIZED BY: David Stoloff, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Connective and Collaborative Tools for Impacting Social and Climate Change

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Long Term Project, Synchronous Long Term Project, Guided Virtual Tour, Informational Session, Panel Discussion, Tool Demo, Webinar
AUDIENCE: college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-26 15:00 - 2019-09-26 16:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Learning2 gether, let’s talk online, Electronic Village (EVO), TESOL and IATEFL interest sections, Global Education Conference Network, and other online communities of practice have been connecting thousands of teachers and students through their overlapping networks to create significant change in themselves and their students via the Internet. Looking back on these two decades of connectivism, educators have been bringing to the table their know-how to bring peace to this planet, to reverse climate change, to reduce plastic waste and to reverse this warfare against nature. The moderators of this session represent communities that have been meeting and collaborating online for well over a decade now. In this event we discuss how we have formed, developed, and intertwined our online communities; how we are continuing to keep each other up to date about the latest developments in connective, social, and collaborative tools and resources; and how we are leveraging them to effect positive changes in education, and for the climate and planet. Why September 26? The 26th of September, 2019 is the European Day of Languages organized on high ministerial level by European Commission for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe. This event is being announced for Sept 26 on the European Day of Languages website https://edl.ecml.at/. It is also being promoted as Learning2gether episode 422. Who are we? Learning2gether is a participant-driven professional development series that has produced over 420 podcasts since its inception in 2009. L2g derives from the ongoing Webheads in Action (WiA) community of practice and professional development movement, http://webheads.info, which has been putting teachers and students in touch with one another digitally, at a distance, since 1998. Stevens (2014, p.162) characterizes L2g as 'an ongoing project where presentations are organized weekly by volunteers collaborating on a wiki. They are free for all, online, recorded, and archived at http://learning2gether.net. There is also an index that gives a clear overview of all presentations so far and how to access their recordings (http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/archiveindex). Learning2gether events perpetuate the spirit and goals of Webheads in Action ... and are an excellent example of teachers continuing to learn from one another how to experience connectivist ways of sharing expertise in distributed knowledge spaces. It often happens that teachers present projects with their students which are examples of how they are transferring what they learn from each other online to their blended and hybrid classroom learning ecologies.' Learning2gether has connected over the years with numerous communities of practice worldwide, including two whose representatives will appear in our discussion Let’s talk online http://www.letstalkonline.com/ has been involved in language teaching and learning at a distance in real-time via internet for more than 15 years. Electronic Village Online (EVO) has developed as a community of practice that in 2001 facilitated a program of online discussions and workshops that have been held every year since then each January-February. According to its website, http://evosessions.pbworks.com/, EVO sessions can serve as 'a discussion of an issue in the field of teaching language, or experiments with and pedagogy of new technology tools ... or to carry on a discussion of topics important to your member group … EVO is a long-standing project of TESOL's CALL-IS, and we have joined forces in our coordination and moderation teams with IATEFL and national Teaching Associations to offer sessions that relate to IATEFL's special interest groups (SIGs) and the IATEFL conventions and webinars.' The moderators of this GWC event have chosen the important topic of climate change to focus our discussion, and as a bridge to illustrate how the communities of practice we have been building over the past decades can be directed through connectivist means at collaborating on addressing one of the world’s most intractable yet, as far as the members of our communities are concerned, least controversial conundrums (e.g. this CNN The Daily Show where Trevor Noah interviews Greta Thunberg: https://youtu.be/rhQVustYV24, and this screen shot from the interview, which is trending on Facebook: https://www.screencast.com/t/Mtx6DeYHS7 Reference Stevens, V. (2014). Connectivist Learning: Reaching Students through Teacher Professional Development. In Son, J.-B. (Ed.). Computer-assisted language learning: Learners, teachers and tools. APACALL Book Series Volume 3. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Available: http://www.vancestevens.com/papers/archive/2014connectivist_learning.pdf
DIRECTIONS: Participants should go to this link to find all relevant information about the event: http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether You should be redirected. If not, use this direct link: http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#Nextupcomingevents Here you will find descriptions of our projects and latest links and information on the event, including the Zoom link to join the session live, https://zoom.us/j/8039048284 Click there, follow instructions, and you will be admitted to the room. Normally we are informal and conversational. If you have a mic and webcam you might be prepared to use them in case we have an opportunity to bring you into the conversation.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Panelists: Vance Stevens representing Learning2gether.net Heike Philp representing lets talk online Mbarek Akaddar representing EVO Hanaa Khamis representing NileTESOL LT SIG free webinar series presented with support from Learning2gether

HOST SCHOOL: Learning2gether.net - UTC + 8
ORGANIZED BY: Vance Stevens, A non-profit organization - more contact information in calendar event


Documentary on Globalizing Education

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project - you can participate at any time, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Focus Group, Survey
AUDIENCE: college or university students, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-25 21:30 - 2019-09-25 22:30 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: I am making a documentary film on globalizing education. I sometimes refer to the process as decolonizing education. The film is intended to be research and the interviews is data collection. I am interesting in discovering how people define globalizing/decolonizing education as well as how they think we can move in this direction. During this event I would like to have a discussion around these ideas by asking the question...if we want to move in the direction of globalizing education what should we teach? How should we teach? My position is we need to listen to all voices to understand the ways in which we can attain the goal of a more globalized education that teachers to inclusivity, diversity, relevancy and accessibility.
DIRECTIONS: I would like participants to look over my website, which is in progress The site will describe the film and will include some important ideas that we can discuss as we address the questions
URL/LINK TO JOIN: dcsableye.wixsite.com/mysite-1
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: I would like to record the event via Skype to include clips/answers in the film and may need an electronic waiver

HOST SCHOOL: Harold Washington College - Chicago Central UTC -5
ORGANIZED BY: Dana Cole, An educator or educators at a for-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Fostering Global Sustainability

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project - you can participate at any time, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Survey
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday - Friday (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Using the Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy, Clean Water + Sanitation, Life Below Water, Life on Land Global Goals for Sustainable Development, students from different countries are invited to share which environmental issue(s) are the most prevalent in their communities and how their community is addressing these issue(s). Students are asked to submit their videos in their home language, preferably in Chinese, English, French, Italian, or Spanish. Students and teachers will have an opportunity to collect data from the different video submissions to later, host a live discussion with our school in New Jersey to propose solutions and promote sustainability across our countries.
DIRECTIONS: Teachers should access the shared Google Document and ask students to submit their video through the Padlet link in their home language, preferably in Chinese, English, French, Italian, or Spanish. We would like to collaborate with our New Jersey Science/World Language students with students across the globe. Teachers should independently discuss the different environmental concerns raised and brainstorm solutions. Then, teachers should coordinate an appropriate time to connect with our classrooms in New Jersey (EST) to connect our students and discuss solutions collectively in one of the target languages. Ideally, this can begin our global connectivity and we can continue to host discussions together in the future.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ASdNlKlwTyF89iUVESmy_VvHC_UJcw7rJC2EYYGcObU/edit?usp=sharing
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact: nrodriguez@pascack.org with questions, I look forward to connecting with you!

HOST SCHOOL: Pascack Valley Regional HS District - Montvale, NJ (EST)
ORGANIZED BY: Noemi Rodriguez, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Gianni Rodari 100 yr + Collaboration

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Debate, Focus Group, Panel Discussion, Asynchronous Collaborative Long Term Project - you can participate at any time, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Survey
AUDIENCE: early childhood students (0-4), primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), teachers, parents
LANGUAGE: Italian, English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-23 13:00 - 2019-09-23 14:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: To celebrate the 200 years since the birth of Gianni Rodari (born John), born in Omegna October 23, 1920 and died in Rome on 14 April 1980 since he has been one of the best Italian writers (and educationist, journalist and poet), specializing in children's literature, were dedicated many streets, squares and schools (by the way is even the only Italian winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award and one of the greatest theorists of the art of inventing stories ), I decided to create this page which has been inserted a presentation in which all the other schools so teachers can collaborate freely and, specifically, the teachers of the province of Palermo (Villabate in particular).
DIRECTIONS: To join the initiative just enter your training initiatives deemed useful to share related to the theme proposed adding to it all with images and assets (the presentation will be from the 23rd to September 27th, 2019 in order to collaborate online a full week).
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1n5wnTapUgQWUnEHAve1kt5cJnGYKgYCD8715uBiKPKk/edit?usp=sharing
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: Rodari - Italy (Rome UTC +1)
ORGANIZED BY: Massimiliano Minaudo, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Global Buncee Book Vol. 2

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project - you can participate at any time, Informational Session, Tool Demo, Other
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 30M | 2019-09-26 19:30 - 2019-09-26 20:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Check out last year's first ever Global Buncee Book project that kicked off as part of World Read Aloud Day 2019 (https://michaeldrezek.com/2019/01/30/something-different-for-world-read-aloud-day/). Back by popular demand, Vol. 2 will launch as part of Global Collaboration Week. This year's book will again focus on creativity, imagination and digital storytelling where classes around the globe can create a page and bring it to life with Buncee. In the end, each page will be read aloud by the participating class and stitched into a single digital book. In connection with this year's UN Youth Climate Action Summit (https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/youth-summit.shtml) on 9/21/19, the story will center around this resource: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/takeaction/.
DIRECTIONS: Create a free educator account at https://app.edu.buncee.com/. The project will begin on September 27th and will finish on October 27th so classrooms can have time to participate asynchronously at a time that works for their classroom. Visit the Buncee Board at https://app.edu.buncee.com/bunceeboard/7a87e98a266a42db9bb4089b43a5086e. Read the last Buncee submission on the board and continue the story. The book will grow as classrooms add a page. We will track the virtual miles traveled from page to page. Please add your school name and location to the Buncee to help keep track. Have fun and happy creating!
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://app.edu.buncee.com/ Can I get access to Zoom? Not sure
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: I'd love to have a virtual space in case others want to join live and get a demo of how to get started. This way I can answer questions. I could set up a Google Hangout and give others the join link but I wasn't sure if you had a single tool for this.

HOST SCHOOL: Lake Shore CSD - Angola, NY, USA (EST)
ORGANIZED BY: Michael Drezek, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Global Cookies

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project - you can participate at any time, Survey
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday - Friday (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: This project is an asynchronous event. We are baking chocolate chip cookies in class, and want to learn more about cookies from around the world! This project will show the submitted favorite cookies on a map so participants can compare and contrast cookies from around the world.
DIRECTIONS: Participants will go to the Padlet (https://padlet.com/lparker24/globalcookies), find their general location on the map, and write about their favorite cookies (or other sweet treat). Descriptions are welcome in all languages!
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zk6F5Xo-9zN0xI8oCySl3VNfJeI2EEARSdESopWH78Q/edit?usp=sharing
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: Fort Worth Academy - Fort Worth, Texas UTC -5:00
ORGANIZED BY: Lauren Parker, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Global Issues

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Other
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), teachers, administrators
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday - Friday (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Teachers and students nationally and internationally will discuss global issues from social and political perspective through social media.
DIRECTIONS: Participants will go to the URL and follow directions through flipgrid.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://flipgrid.com/gcw2019
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: Eduproject - Louisiana. CT
ORGANIZED BY: Rochelle Scott, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Global Kitchen Project

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Focus Group, Informational Session
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-23 13:00 - 2019-09-23 14:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Global Kitchen Project (GKP) is for educators who would like to integrate global education, media education, 21st Century teaching skills (http://www.p21.org/) into their curriculum. It outlines innovative and interdisciplinary projects using social interaction media; offers creative strategies for producing media with elementary students and developing global education projects integrating media and health skills. The goal of this transdisciplinary unit is to develop a research-based global education curriculum that promotes healthy eating habits among children in elementary schools especially 3rd through 5th grade. By collaborating with health educators, in-service and pre-service teachers in this project, we developed and implemented a Global Kitchen Project to infuse 21st Century skills and knowledge in the excitement of new discovery through research, improve the children’s eating habits and contribute innovative interdisciplinary projects for classroom use.
DIRECTIONS: Participants will be invited to join a zoom session and explore our curriculum resources and projects, ask questions and share their global education projects. Hello, Melda Yildiz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to start or join. https://nyit.zoom.us/j/837405269 Or, go to https://nyit.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 837 405 269 Join from dial-in phone line: Dial: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923 Meeting ID: 837 405 269 Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aB3zqgM9K
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://mnyildiz.wixsite.com/globalkitchen
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: New York Institute of Technology - Eastern Standard Time
ORGANIZED BY: Melda Yildiz, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Global Project Partnerships

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project - you can participate at any time, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up, Mystery Hangout, Mystery Skype Call, Survey, Other
AUDIENCE: teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday - Friday (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Classroom teachers are looking to use technology to connect their students to other classrooms around the world. The educational benefits of globally connected teaching and learning are many; students learn about cultures, practice language skills, and develop collaborative skills through project-based learning. Increasingly, teachers using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for creating interdisciplinary activities that help students become problem solvers. One of the challenges is finding partners for classroom activities. This directory will help educators find each other and determine if there are opportunities for collaboration. Please encourage others to add their information here!
DIRECTIONS: 1. Take care to not edit slides that have already been filled out. 2. Copy the 4 blank slides provided. 3. Fill out the 4 slides with all the required information. 4. Feel free to decorate your school’s slides however you would like. 5. Come back to this slide deck often and browse additions from other teachers. 6. Contact teachers directly if you would like to collaborate with them and state specifically what kind of activities you would like to collaborate on. 7. Feel free to update your information at any time. 8. Organizations are welcome to add their projects here, too. 9. Share the slide deck on Twitter with the hashtag #globaled19.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: bit.ly/GCWglobalpartnerships
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This project is open all week and beyond! Feel free to add your information to our global educator directory any time. This project will only be valuable to others if we get a lot of educators to participate. Share this widely!

HOST SCHOOL: GlobalEd Events - UTC/GMT-6 (Central Standard Time)
ORGANIZED BY: Lucy Gray, A non-profit organization - more contact information in calendar event


Global Scholars Diploma

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Long Term Project
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 3H | 2019-09-23 12:30 - 2019-09-23 15:30 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: The World Affairs Council of Austin offers a Global Scholars Diploma program for qualifying high school students. A Project Based Learning System Possessing the knowledge, skills, and mindset to thrive in our global society is no longer an optional component of responsible citizenship or successful employment. The Global Scholars Diploma is a 'global education for all' program that thrives on inclusivity, equity, and access for all. The program develops globally competent students with the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary for leadership, citizenship, and careers in an interconnected, global society. In partnership with schools all over the world, The World Affairs Council of Austin champions The Global Scholars Diploma program through innovative, interactive, and experiential approaches, global community partnerships, and collaborating business, governmental, NGO, and academic leaders. Seven Curriculum Units Moot Court – Students bring an American Appeals Court Case to their classroom. Peace Day Challenge- Each year two different Peace Day challenges will be offered for September presentations. ICC Moot Court- Bring international criminals to justice in your classroom. Global Debates- Debate topics sourced from media headlines. International Moot Courts- Cases from Canada, Australia, South Africa, and India. Food For Thought- Monthly themed conferences on food and international cultures. Model Diplomacy- Today’s global problems discussed by future leaders of the world. For example, students at Del Valle High School work on high level international educational projects– Community Matters, International Moot Court, The Big Debate, Academic WorldQuest, and international educational conferences with over 1,000 schools in more than 94 countries around the world. Students completing the program obtain certification in global affairs from the World Affairs Council of Austin. Certification requirements include: Students must complete six courses across three different disciplines that are designated as 'globally focused' by each individual high school and districts’ Global Scholars leadership. (Public Administration, Political Science, Debate) Students must demonstrate skill in a foreign language. Students must participate in at least three globally-focused extra-curricular activities (i.e. Academic WorldQuest, Model UN, Austin Sister Cities, ICC Moot Court, or World Class Schools projects). Students must complete a minimum of twenty hours of globally-focused service learning. Students must complete a capstone research project that encapsulates their global competency. For example, students may present case studies on education systems around the world. High schools participating in the Global Scholars program have access to visiting professionals, diplomats, authors, and politicians. Guest speakers address large groups of students at no cost. We invite interested students and teachers to attend our speaker events at area venues or contact us to learn more. Upon announcing the Global Scholars Certificate program, former Superintendent of DVISD Dr. Kelly Crook stated that 'The Del Valle model will hopefully spread the global outreach concept to other schools locally and around the world.'
DIRECTIONS: Follow the URL for directions
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://www.facebook.com/groups/globalscholarsdiploma/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: World Affairs Council of Austin - Del Valle, TX Central
ORGANIZED BY: Michael Cunningham, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Global Teacher Garden

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Long Term Project, Mystery Skype Call
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-21 9:30 - 2019-09-21 10:30 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Learning Partners at 'Skype in the Classroom' plant a sapling each honoring Learning Partners at each end. Everyone becomes an 'AgriMentor'. Each sapling is twinned with a fully grown tree named after the learner, thus Global Teacher Gardens honor knowledge sharers all over the world, rewilding the world.
DIRECTIONS: Pre-register on Skype.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: http://geogebraindia.weebly.com/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Women Of Wiki (WOW) http://womenofwiki.blogspot.com Hello Little World Skypers http://hlwskypers.pbworks.com are default collaborators.

HOST SCHOOL: GeoGebra Institute of eSchool Kerala - India GMT + 5 hours 30 minutes
ORGANIZED BY: Sebastian Panakal, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


HiGiFeel - Woman’s Health and Sanitation

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up, Informational Session, Interview with an Expert, Lecture, Panel Discussion, Survey
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-27 14:00 - 2019-09-27 15:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: HiGiFeel is a community which aims at spreading awareness about Women Health and Hygiene among the people. It aims at eliminating the myths about the women health from the society. Therefore, in this event we hope to connect to teachers and students from many parts of the world to understand and involve them in this important issue.
DIRECTIONS: 1. Join us at https://zoom.us/j/365817964. Zoom is a videoconferencing software and that’s our starting point. 2. We are going to play some games related to the most words and expressions for this area. 3. We are also going to explore the prejudice and shame unfortunately related to woman’s health.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://zoom.us/j/365817964
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: HiGiFeel - New Delhi, India (UTC+5:30)
ORGANIZED BY: Prakshi Goel, A non-profit organization - more contact information in calendar event


Homes Around the World

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project - you can participate at any time, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Survey, Other
AUDIENCE: early childhood students (0-4), primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday - Friday (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: This is an asynchronous project in which any class can participate before, during, or after Global Collaboration Week (September 23-27, 2019). The goal is to provide a wide array of pictures of homes that can be used by classes as discussion prompts. Participants will take a picture or pictures of home exteriors and add them to provided slides. Home interior pictures are optional. Classes will check this slide deck for additions each day and will make observations about the characteristics of homes around the world. Discussion prompts are provided to inspire classroom discussions.
DIRECTIONS: 1. Go to bit.ly/HomesAroundTheWorld. 2. Take a few pictures of a home in your city or town. 3. Find a template slide in this deck and add a picture (or pictures) of a home (or homes) in your country. 4. To replace images in our template slides, click on an image and then select Replace Images from the toolbar. Choose a picture from a location (your computer, Google Photos, etc.) where you have stored it. 5. You can rearrange pictures if you want; you do not have to keep your slide exactly as is. 6. Fill in your school name, city/town, and country. (No addresses, please!) Let’s see if we can share pictures of different homes from 100 locations! 7. Teachers can leave their names and email addresses in the speaker notes if they would like to receive an update about the project. 8. Please do not edit slides claimed by another school. 9. Use this collection of pictures to inspire discussions and other projects in your class.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: bit.ly/HomesAroundTheWorld
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This project is open indefinitely! Participate at any time.

HOST SCHOOL: North Shore Country Day School - Chicago, IL CST UTC/GMT-6
ORGANIZED BY: Lucy Gray, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


How to Globalize US History

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Guided Virtual Tour, Tool Demo
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 30M | 2019-09-24 0:30 - 2019-09-24 1:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: This is a virtual tour of the free educational resource - Globalizing US History. The preview will address the Why, How. and What of this approach to US History. Participants will learn how to navigate and utilize the resources provided- which are updated weekly. The link above is to our webinar room. See you there.
DIRECTIONS: We will use Blackboard collaborate to explore the digital resources. There will be time for QandA and feedback options. The Globalizing US History Website is locates here. https://globalushistory.edublogs.org/
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/89ee1803354f4c5f80511901a3910266
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: NCHE/Longview Foundation - Virginia EST
ORGANIZED BY: Craig Perrier, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


iEARN Global Educator Hangout

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Other
AUDIENCE: teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-25 19:00 - 2019-09-25 20:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: iEARN’s Global Educator Hangouts are virtual meetings open to K-12 educators around the world and across the iEARN network. Join these hangouts to connect with other like-minded educators, share your global project ideas and experiences, and find international partners to connect and collaborate with. Note: You do not need to be an iEARN member in order to attend this event. If you want to continue collaborating on global projects following the event, we encourage you to become an iEARN member here: https://iearn.org/cc/connect.
DIRECTIONS: Click on the link provided to learn more about this event and register to attend.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://us.iearn.org/news/iearns-global-educator-hangouts
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: iEARN-USA - New York, NY (EDT)
ORGANIZED BY: Rachel Manley, A non-profit organization - more contact information in calendar event


iEARN Project Book Release Party

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Informational Session, Webinar
AUDIENCE: pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-24 13:00 - 2019-09-24 14:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: iEARN-USA is hosting two virtual webinars to celebrate another year of global collaboration. Join us to celebrate and learn about iEARN's 100+ global projects that you and your students can participate in this year!
DIRECTIONS: This event is live and takes place on the Zoom Video Conference platform. Click the link above to learn more and register for the event.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://us.iearn.org/news/iearn-project-book-release-party
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: iEARN is the world’s largest K-12 online network that enables youth worldwide to use the internet and digital media to collaborate on educational projects.

HOST SCHOOL: iEARN-USA - New York (EDT)
ORGANIZED BY: Rachel Manley, A non-profit organization - more contact information in calendar event


Kultural Konnection 360

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Performance
AUDIENCE: early childhood students (0-4), primary grade students (5-10)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 3H | 2019-09-26 4:30 - 2019-09-26 7:30 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: A cultural exchange between countries so that students learn to appreciate and respect the culture and traditions of other countries.
DIRECTIONS: Participants will confirm their participation on google forms. Skype sessions will be organized for students to exchange their culture w.r.t. food, clothing, greetings, traditions. Participants will be taken through a gallery walk of the different countries with performances by our students within the school and asked for feedback. Other countries can also share their native dance or song or poem.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: http://cnms.ac.in/Kultural%20Konnection%20360%20Degree%20(Grade%201)/M__92
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We wish to promote Global Goals by sensitizing students on different cultures across the world at a young age so that they grow respecting one and all. This can only happen if students communicate pertinent information about their country with each other and in due course collaborate on further events.

HOST SCHOOL: C.N.M School + N.D. Parekh Preprimary School - Mumbai GMT+5:30
ORGANIZED BY: Kavita SANGHVI, An educator or educators at a for-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Life after NSLI-Y Virtual Event

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Webinar
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-25 14:00 - 2019-09-25 15:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: The National Security Language Initiative Program (NSLI-Y) sends around 800 high school students to study critical languages abroad every year. Students spend a summer or an academic year in Turkey, Jordan, Russia, Korea and more learning the language and engaging in the culture. Life after NSLI-Y will feature three NSLI-Y alumni from the Hindi, Indonesian and Turkish programs. They will present about what they have been up to since finishing the program and how NSLI-Y has impacted their long-term career and life goals. Chris Schwab, program office from the U.S. State Department will also join the event and share about future State Department career opportunities. This is a great event for anyone interested in language study or applying for NSLI-Y - applications for the 2020-2021 programs are now open!
DIRECTIONS: Register for Life after NSLI-Y at bit.ly/NSLI-YVirtualEvents
URL/LINK TO JOIN: bit.ly/NSLI-YVirtualEvents
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: iEARN-USA - New York, NY EDT
ORGANIZED BY: Meike Faber, A non-profit organization - more contact information in calendar event


Meet. Connect. Explore.

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Long Term Project
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19)
LANGUAGE: English, French, German, Spanish, Any Indian Language
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-22 18:30 - 2019-09-22 19:30 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Creating a chance for students across the world to connect and learn about each other's culture and everyday experiences. Students will connect through Padlet, Instagram, YouTube and FlipGrid
DIRECTIONS: Students can participate as individuals or in groups. Please use the linked site for more details. Schools may participate in just one or all the activities. Even though it may say that the project is scheduled for September 23, 2019, we will be accepting entries right through the week (and beyond, should your students require more time). Do reach out to me in case of any questions or clarifications.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://sites.google.com/sanskritischool.edu.in/gcd2017/home
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: Sanskriti School - Delhi, India (GMT +5.30)
ORGANIZED BY: Sanchita Ghosh, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


MY HERO: Stories, Art and Film Celebrating Heroes Around the Globe

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Informational Session
AUDIENCE: teachers, administrators, parents
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-26 20:00 - 2019-09-26 21:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: In our globally connected world, we have a great opportunity to learn from one another, to exchange stories, art, and films that honor those who are tackling the great challenges of our time and working to improve the quality of life for all. Learn how to integrated MY HERO with your students. We use media, art and technology on MY HERO to celebrate the best of humanity, one story at a time. Together with teachers and students, professional writers, artists and filmmakers we have been building an online library of hope that is used in classrooms around the world. Students are encouraged to become reporters and to use their skills as writers, artists and filmmakers to shine a light on local and global heroes in their lives. Teachers have access to tutorials, lesson plans curated by the MY HERO staff, as well as other resources, that are available in the MY HERO Teachers Room. Educators are given access to tools to manage and curate their students' work and to create media play lists from our library filled with thousands of stories, art and films to enrich learning in their classrooms around the world. MY HERO is an online journal, library and story telling platform that is child friendly, commercial free, and serves as a resource for millions of students and life learners online around the world.
DIRECTIONS: Participants go to the URL link to join this session. The training ID for this session is: 148-314-780. Once you have gone to this link and entered the training id, you will join our session. You will be able to ask questions.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/7786113928232899330
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: MY HERO - United States EDT
ORGANIZED BY: Laura Nietzer, A non-profit organization - more contact information in calendar event


My School, Your School project- An IEARN project

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project - you can participate at any time, Guided Virtual Tour, Informational Session
AUDIENCE: teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday - Friday (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: This session will give information on how to take part in a telecollaborative global project for students to see similarities and differences among students around the world.
DIRECTIONS: Teachers will be introduced to the global collaborative project for them to consider the possibility of joining it with their students. Guidelines on how to take part and the tasks to be solved and the digital products to create will be shared.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://padlet.com/silvanacar011/myschoolyourschool
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Some collaborative digital tools will be introduced

HOST SCHOOL: Mother of Mercy School/ Escuela Madre de la Misericordia - GMT-3
ORGANIZED BY: Silvana Carnicero, An educator or educators at a for-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


One Day in our World

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Long Term Project
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday - Friday (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: The ONE DAY IN OUR WORLD project is suitable for grades K-12 as a starting point for global collaboration. The topics are student-generated to start the interactions, and are intended to promote discussion. We encourage teachers and students to return to the topics to see responses and respond to each other. As the school year progresses, new topics are added to align with SDGs and current events. Teachers, please feel free to join our project and suggest future topics for collaboration. Although this project appears for a short time on Global Collaboration Week, it is a way for teachers and students to start a collaboration that may potentially last all year. However, please feel free to join us at any point during GCW to introduce digital citizenship, cultural connections, and online etiquette. Students will access the online project through flipgrid.com/oneday (to save students logging in with personal info we have it set with a general password: oneday) For further questions or comments, please contact Laura Krenicki, laura.krenicki@global-classrooms.org
DIRECTIONS: Students will generate topics for discussion, so if your students have suggestions, please have them post these in the 'ideas' section. Approximately 10-12 topics for discussion will be posted for students to leave responses. Please be sure students return to their posts to see if there were responses to their posts, including questions that may need to be answered. Ideally, all students will then go on to see other student posts and respond with questions. These questions should promote further discussion.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: http://www.global-classrooms.org/2019/06/one-day-in-our-world-global.html
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is not a 3-hour project. It is intended, at the minimum, to last the whole week.

HOST SCHOOL: William J. Johnston Middle School - EST
ORGANIZED BY: Laura Krenicki, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


RRC Teacher Education Global Collaboration 2019

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project - you can participate at any time, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Survey, Tool Demo, Other
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-26 14:00 - 2019-09-26 15:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Student teachers at Red River College in Winnipeg, Canada are preparing to design learning for their students. A huge part of this learning is for the pre-service teachers to experience global collaboration and to grow their passion for teaching and learning. This global project provides the presenters and the participants to learn with each other and to grow their professional network using Google Slides to seamlessly share knowledge and experiences. Come join us on September 26!
DIRECTIONS: Please click on the link - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wMK9t1Xc0XwEbXOAXPNz9pwIYuoNBAK5rQm35zAeZRQ/edit?usp=sharing - to access our Google Slides file which provide you, the participant, with editing rights. Your participation may be synchronous during our presentation or asynchronous--whatever works for you!
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wMK9t1Xc0XwEbXOAXPNz9pwIYuoNBAK5rQm35zAeZRQ/edit?usp=sharing
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: Red River College - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Central time zone
ORGANIZED BY: Eva Brown, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Special Event: Science of Sound, Fizzics Australia

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Guided Virtual Tour, Informational Session, Interview with an Expert, Other
AUDIENCE: early childhood students (0-4), primary grade students (5-10), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-27 17:30 - 2019-09-27 18:30 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Join us to view a distance learning program from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). Our content provider, Fizzics Education in Sydney, AU, will be presenting a live, streamed program for both students and educators.
DIRECTIONS: You can view program details on the CILC link given but don't worry about costs or registering on CILC. If you wish to join this program, please pre-register here:https://forms.gle/j9RfxAVVPhWhDziq9 Connection information will follow.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://www.cilc.org/ContentProvider/Program.aspx?id=5725
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This program is one of a series of programs sponsored by CILC and available to homeschoolers, and K-12 for a small price. https://www.cilc.org/Interactive-Content/Virtual-Expeditions.aspx

HOST SCHOOL: CILC Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration - Louisville, KY USA . Eastern
ORGANIZED BY: janet zanetis, A non-profit organization - more contact information in calendar event


Stories Around The World

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Long Term Project, Book Discussion, Informational Session, Poetry Slam or Reading, Other
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 30M | 2019-09-23 13:30 - 2019-09-23 14:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: As every person has a story.This event is concerned with putting powerful ideas in the world through Story Telling. The purpose of story teller is not to tell you how to think but to give you questions to think upon. Its a simple activity where stories around the world are shared across the world.
DIRECTIONS: 1.Interested participants are required to drop a confirmation mail on poonamsharma77147@gmail.com. 2.Book a day for Skype Session and interaction. 3.Followed by feedback on Flipgrid
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19XA5lJ0m3pymUrqAuZNND8DN2qcA2cgkK0559IGpNJQ/edit?usp=sharing
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This event is a simple collaborative and interactive activity, emphasizing on global communication to strengthen the skills of 21st century learners.

HOST SCHOOL: Vidya Niketan Birla Public School, Pilani - +5:30 GMT
ORGANIZED BY: Poonam Sharma, An educator or educators at a for-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


Teaching the SDGs in the Classroom

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Webinar
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-26 17:00 - 2019-09-26 18:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Join the United Nations Association of the USA for Global Collaboration Week to discuss teaching the SDGs in the classroom. Learn about the resources UNA-USA offers through its Educator Affinity Group and share best practices with other educators.
DIRECTIONS: Participate in this webinar discussion with UNA-USA's Youth Engagement Manager Anna Mahalak.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/9310a43a28db6f8dd746f627e8486654
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: UNA-USA - Webinar, 1 pm EST
ORGANIZED BY: Anna Mahalak, A non-profit organization - more contact information in calendar event


VOICES STEM + Music Virtual Conference

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Synchronous Long Term Project, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up, Focus Group, Informational Session, Interview with an Expert, Panel Discussion, Performance, Survey, Webinar
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 3H | 2019-09-23 17:00 - 2019-09-23 20:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: VOICES stands for Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song and our organization aims to create a collaboration between the fields of STEM and MUSIC. This is a VIRTUAL international conference that will provide a great opportunity for any educator or collaborator at the middle school, high school, or higher education level (students are also welcome!). No prior experience is needed to join our collaboration! The virtual conference will be held over two days: September 22 and September 23. The conference is FREE to any educator or student! VOICES can provide you with a certificate of attendance if needed. A full description of the sessions for the 2019 VOICES virtual conference can be found at the following website.https://www.causeweb.org/voices/2019/program Please forward questions to Tiffany Getty (chair) at tiffany.getty@wilkes.edu
DIRECTIONS: Please go to the following website to register (it is free for educators and students) for the conference prior to the event.https://www.causeweb.org/voices/2019/register A certificate of attendance can be provided to you if requested on the registration form. An email will be sent to you approximately 1 week prior to the conference with a link that can be used to join the conference. A computer with internet connection and the link to conference (sent via email) are the only technologies needed to participate. You can participate by simply going to the website link (sent to your email) on the days of the conference and virtually joining our synchronous conference. Most sessions have two presentations and then time for participants to ask the questions to the presenter.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://www.causeweb.org/voices/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a great professional development opportunity for educators and anyone who want to collaborate with the fields of STEM and MUSIC. The conference is FREE. A certificate of attendance can be provided. No prior experience is required!

HOST SCHOOL: VOICES: Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song - Pennsylvania, United States (UTC - 4)
ORGANIZED BY: Tiffany Getty, An educator or educators at a for-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


VOICES STEM + Music Virtual Conference

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Synchronous Long Term Project, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up, Focus Group, Informational Session, Interview with an Expert, Panel Discussion, Performance, Survey, Webinar
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 3H | 2019-09-23 14:00 - 2019-09-23 17:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: VOICES stands for Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song and our organization aims to create a collaboration between the fields of STEM and MUSIC. This is a VIRTUAL international conference that will provide a great opportunity for any educator or collaborator at the middle school, high school, or higher education level (students are also welcome!). No prior experience is needed to join our collaboration! The virtual conference will be held over two days: September 22 and September 23. The conference is FREE to any educator or student! VOICES can provide you with a certificate of attendance if needed. A full description of the sessions for the 2019 VOICES virtual conference can be found at the following website.https://www.causeweb.org/voices/2019/program Please forward questions to Tiffany Getty (chair) at tiffany.getty@wilkes.edu
DIRECTIONS: Please go to the following website to register (it is free for educators and students) for the conference prior to the event.https://www.causeweb.org/voices/2019/register A certificate of attendance can be provided to you if requested on the registration form. An email will be sent to you approximately 1 week prior to the conference with a link that can be used to join the conference. A computer with internet connection and the link to conference (sent via email) are the only technologies needed to participate. You can participate by simply going to the website link (sent to your email) on the days of the conference and virtually joining our synchronous conference. Most sessions have two presentations and then time for participants to ask the questions to the presenter.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://www.causeweb.org/voices/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a great professional development opportunity for educators and anyone who want to collaborate with the fields of STEM and MUSIC. The conference is FREE. A certificate of attendance can be provided. No prior experience is required!

HOST SCHOOL: VOICES: Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song - Pennsylvania, United States (UTC - 4)
ORGANIZED BY: Tiffany Getty, An educator or educators at a for-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


VOICES STEM + Music Virtual Conference

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Synchronous Long Term Project, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up, Informational Session, Interview with an Expert, Panel Discussion, Performance, Survey, Webinar
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 3H | 2019-09-22 17:00 - 2019-09-22 20:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: VOICES stands for Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song and our organization aims to create a collaboration between the fields of STEM and MUSIC. This is a VIRTUAL international conference that will provide a great opportunity for any educator or collaborator at the middle school, high school, or higher education level (students are also welcome!). No prior experience is needed to join our collaboration! The virtual conference will be held over two days: September 22 and September 23. The conference is FREE to any educator or student! VOICES can provide you with a certificate of attendance if needed. A full description of the sessions for the 2019 VOICES virtual conference can be found at the following website.https://www.causeweb.org/voices/2019/program Please forward questions to Tiffany Getty (chair) at tiffany.getty@wilkes.edu
DIRECTIONS: Please go to the following website to register (it is free for educators and students) for the conference prior to the event.https://www.causeweb.org/voices/2019/register A certificate of attendance can be provided to you if requested on the registration form. An email will be sent to you approximately 1 week prior to the conference with a link that can be used to join the conference. A computer with internet connection and the link to conference (sent via email) are the only technologies needed to participate. You can participate by simply going to the website link (sent to your email) on the days of the conference and virtually joining our synchronous conference. Most sessions have two presentations and then time for participants to ask the questions to the presenter.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://www.causeweb.org/voices/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a great professional development opportunity for educators and anyone who want to collaborate with the fields of STEM and MUSIC. The conference is FREE. A certificate of attendance can be provided. No prior experience is required!

HOST SCHOOL: VOICES: Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song - Pennsylvania, United States (UTC - 4)
ORGANIZED BY: Tiffany Getty, An educator or educators at a for-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


VOICES STEM + Music Virtual Conference

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Synchronous Long Term Project, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up, Focus Group, Informational Session, Interview with an Expert, Panel Discussion, Performance, Survey, Webinar
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 3H | 2019-09-22 19:00 - 2019-09-22 22:00 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: VOICES stands for Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song and our organization aims to create a collaboration between the fields of STEM and MUSIC. This is a VIRTUAL international conference that will provide a great opportunity for any educator or collaborator at the middle school, high school, or higher education level (students are also welcome!). No prior experience is needed to join our collaboration! The virtual conference will be held over two days: September 22 and September 23. The conference is FREE to any educator or student! VOICES can provide you with a certificate of attendance if needed. A full description of the sessions for the 2019 VOICES virtual conference can be found at the following website.https://www.causeweb.org/voices/2019/program Please forward questions to Tiffany Getty (chair) at tiffany.getty@wilkes.edu
DIRECTIONS: Please go to the following website to register (it is free for educators and students) for the conference prior to the event.https://www.causeweb.org/voices/2019/register A certificate of attendance can be provided to you if requested on the registration form. An email will be sent to you approximately 1 week prior to the conference with a link that can be used to join the conference. A computer with internet connection and the link to conference (sent via email) are the only technologies needed to participate. You can participate by simply going to the website link (sent to your email) on the days of the conference and virtually joining our synchronous conference. Most sessions have two presentations and then time for participants to ask the questions to the presenter.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://www.causeweb.org/voices/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a great professional development opportunity for educators and anyone who want to collaborate with the fields of STEM and MUSIC. The conference is FREE. A certificate of attendance can be provided. No prior experience is required!

HOST SCHOOL: VOICES: Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song - Pennsylvania, United States (UTC - 4)
ORGANIZED BY: Tiffany Getty, An educator or educators at a for-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


War on Drugs' Debate

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Debate
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, parents
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday - Friday (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: Under the premise of the Philippine government's 'War on Drugs' campaign, which has been criticized by many Human Rights Organizations worldwide but has been approved and supported by the majority of Filipinos, participants in this event will debate on whether or not they are in favor of 'War on Drugs' campaign to be implemented in their respective country. The ONE DAY IN OUR WORLD project is suitable for grades K-12 as a starting point for global collaboration. The topics are student-generated to start the interactions, and are intended to promote discussion. We encourage teachers and students to return to the topics to see responses and respond to each other. As the school year progresses, new topics are added to align with SDGs and current events. Teachers, please feel free to join our project and suggest future topics for collaboration. Although this project appears for a short time on Global Collaboration Week, it is a way for teachers and students to start a collaboration that may potentially last all year. However, please feel free to join us at any point during GCW to introduce digital citizenship, cultural connections, and online etiquette. Students will access the online project through flipgrid.com/oneday (to save students logging in with personal info we have it set with a general password: oneday) For further questions or comments, please contact Laura Krenicki, laura.krenicki@global-classrooms.org
DIRECTIONS: Sign up/Log in to Kialo. Join the debate at https://tinyurl.com/WarOnDrugs2019. Click Pros if you are 'in favor' or Cons if you are 'not in favor.'
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://tinyurl.com/WarOnDrugs2019
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: Alternative Education Center - Odessa, TX and Central Time
ORGANIZED BY: Reynaldo Duran, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event


What Are Your Language Learning Tips?

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project - you can participate at any time, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday - Friday (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN)

DESCRIPTION: This is a collaboration of language students around the World. The goal is to gather ideas on how to learn new languages the best way. We hope that many schools will participate in this project.
DIRECTIONS: We would like to hear from students around the World how they learn new languages. Please post on our Padlet so we can share each other's ideas.
URL/LINK TO JOIN: https://padlet.com/spanishteachervalle/adcqfv72hvhg
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

HOST SCHOOL: Sequoyah High School - Madisonville, Tennessee, Eastern Time
ORGANIZED BY: Ruth Valle, An educator or educators at a non-profit school - more contact information in calendar event