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What is School? Critical Learning Through Global Engagement

This week I am excited to welcome back co-founder Laura Hill to #whatisschool to discuss critical learning through global engagement.

Next week we will take a break from #whatisschool for traditional Thanksgiving celebrations. However we will be running a week of slow chat questions relating to the topic of ‘giving thanks’. Follow us from Monday-Friday next week for more.

*please note our US times have changed! #whatisschool will run at the following times:

6pm EST, 5pm CST, 4pm PST (times do not change for anyone outside of the US)

As educators, we find ways to engage in dialogues outside of our localized area for professional development and the sharing of resources. We find ourselves having meaningful conversations with hundreds of others who can weigh in on issues and challenges from teaching strategy to global peace. In order to develop these same skills in our students, we need to provide them with safe outlets to explore topics with other students from around the world, creating opportunities to think beyond their own world, and to recognize the complexity of issues that exist within the larger global community. In light of the events in the past week in Paris, #whatisschool seeks your support to promote the power of learning through global issues.

But how do you bring diverse participants together to discuss common issues in a dialogue that can engage everyone?

Join us this week as #whatisschool explores the who, what and how of Critical Learning Through Global Engagement.

Join us at #whatisschool Critical Learning Through Global Engagement

Our chat times for around the world are:

  • Thursday 4pm Pacific Time
  • Thursday 5pm Central Time
  • Thursday 6pm EST
  • Thursday 11pm GMT
  • Friday 7am Singapore/WA (Perth) Time
  • Friday 9am AEST
  • Friday 12pm NZT

Make sure you put this week’s chat in your diary and if you are not already signed up to our ‘Remind’ notifications – click here. We will send you a FREE email or a FREE SMS just before our chat begins :)

Join the conversation on Thursday 19 November at 6pm EST (Thursday 11pm GMT, Friday 9am AEST, 12pm NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool

Questions #whatisschool, November 19, 2015 6PM EST

1) How can you engage students in a global classroom using a dialogue based approach?

2) What tools can you employ to engage students in conversations about cultural differences?

3) How can you use PBL or other strategies to help students find global solutions on a world stage?

4) What tech strategies have you used to help students interact with global peers, what worked and what didn’t?

5) What issues would you most like to see a global student forum working on and why? What outcome would you like to see?

6) Share a global learning strategy, forum idea, or engage another EDU now that you would like to start a global learning forum with.

PLEASE NOTE: Next week we will take a break from #whatisschool for traditional Thanksgiving celebrations. However we will be running a week of slow chat questions relating to the topic of ‘giving thanks’. Follow us from Monday-Friday next week for more.

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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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