Transforming learning through global collaboration
I am looking for a few International schools to exchange information about their school and how they learn. The unit is Learning Communities. My second grade teachers are working on this now. They…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Tasha Cowdy Sep 17, 2012.
HI Everyone - I am organizing some 2nd grade teachers from around the world and we need one more class. The idea is Quad blogging taken from …Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Toni Olivieri-Barton Mar 8, 2012.
Please join the discussion. . . (reposted from toniobarton.wordpress.com) Last year as a teacher, I had my first Independent Study Student. I had a student who was a "computer geek". He would call…Continue
Started Apr 29, 2011
Public schools have an obligation to educate all students to be “international-minded” citizens. In the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization, “international-minded” students are defined as demonstrating all of the “Learner Profile” attributes. These include being open-minded, caring, reflective, principled, balanced, knowledgeable, inquirers, thinkers, communicators and risk-takers. Imagine if all students left elementary schools with those attributes. Students who demonstrate these…Continue
Posted on September 8, 2014 at 11:38am
In the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization, “international-minded” students are defined as demonstrating all of the following attributes: open-minded, risk-taker, reflective, principled, balanced, inquirer, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators and caring. There are many ways to give our students enough time to practice these attributes. I have incorporated them into the library time and collaborating with teachers to allow students to show these attributes to others around the…Continue
Posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:54am — 1 Comment
Hi All - I am still trying to get a few teachers collaborating before the end of the year. If you are interested in helping develop a quick project with a 2nd-5th grade teacher, please let me know. We are open for ideas, but also pressed for time. Thanks!
Posted on April 17, 2012 at 11:44am — 11 Comments
Reviewing Ewan McIntosh’s Seven Spaces of Learning, what types of spaces are underrepresented in the schools you work with? McIntosh's Seven Spaces of Learning are Secret, Group, Publishing, Performing, Participation, Data, and Watching. The school I work at does not have a Secret Space because most teachers do not allow the use of technology in their classes. Secret Spaces includes but is not limited to texting, chatting and emailing. Group Spaces such as Facebook are used by…Continue
Posted on July 1, 2011 at 2:27am