How Would You Teach If Your Classroom Was Global?
As technology continues to shrink the world, the idea of an isolated classroom is virtually obsolete. As we set out to prepare students for jobs that haven’t been created yet, we see more and more students getting their ideas into the world and onto a global stage. How are we preparing students and ourselves for an expanding global community and instantaneous global exchange? Join the conversation on #whatisschool this Thursday July 17 at 7PM EDT (Friday 9am AEST, 11am NZT) as we discuss teaching and learning on a global platform.
“I’m enough of a realist to understand that I can’t reach every child, but I’m more of an optimist to get up every morning and try.” –exceprt from TEDx Steve Sherman Steve Sherman is the Managing Director of an Educational NGO called Living Maths. He teaches 4500 students weekly in schools around Cape Town and now recently, the world. See how he manages his global classroom.
Join the conversation on Thursday, July 17, 7pm EDT as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool
The questions for this week’s discussion are below:
Q1) What is a global classroom?
Q2) What are the features that would define your global classroom?
Q3) What would be the greatest achievements and stumbling blocks for students and teachers operating in a global classroom?
Q4) What learning strategies would you employ teaching your students and others from around the world?
Q5) What technologies would you use to create a global learning exchange in your classroom?
Q6) What would need to change to make classrooms around the world more global and easily connected?
Q7) What is one thing you could change about a lesson or activity that would make it global for your class?
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!