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What is School? Global Connections & Summer Learning

Global Connections and Summer Learning

In the globally connected world that we live in today, students need to understand the importance of being connected. Global collaborations are equally as important as the direct collaborations they deal with in their schools on a daily basis. How do we teach students to open their minds to these collaborations? How do we as educators open up our minds to change within the schools that we work in? What changes need to be made within your school to ensure you are keeping ‘up to date’ with the students in your care? How can we move the notion of creating a ‘dream school’ and making it into a reality?

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Sadly, Craig can’t be with us this week due to family and business commitments. He is travelling to Perth, Australia for a week but will be back next week for round 4 of #whatisschool on Thursday 3rd July.


We are honored (honoured for my Aussie and Kiwi Edu Pals) this week to welcome Mr Mark Weston (@shiftparadigm) as a co-moderator. Mark is what I perceive to be the ultimate globally connected educator. His online presence is incredible and he delivers with just as much enthusiasm in person. Mark is an author and highly desired guest speaker. He aims to harness the power of tech to support proven instructional practices and to connect with all levels of the education system. We would think of no-one better than Mark to co-moderate this week. Mark jumped at the opportunity to step into the #whatisschool team this week and we can’t wait to hear his insights and discussion that will be created.

Join us Thursday, June 26, 7pm EST as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool 

The questions for this week’s discussion are below:

Q1) We’ve been spending some time talking about what school is, tonight I’d like to ask what do you think school should be?

Q2) What is one thing you would do to change how your school teaches?

Q3) The ‘I can’ big enabled teachers to motivate students & whole cities, what would your ‘I can’ class be like?

Q4) What is a project you’d like to start at your school that would create change?

Q5) How would technology enable your project to reach students, teachers & parents around the world?

Q6) If you could create the school of your dreams, what would it be like?

Q7) What is one think you would like to work on this summer that would change your school when you return?

Co-moderated by children’s book author and edu speaker Laura Hill @candylandcaper and international educator Craig Kemp @Mrkempnz  Please contact either of us with your questions and ideas, we’d love to hear from you!

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Head of Educational Technology at a large International School in Singapore. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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