"We are living a public life on a global stage, the ones who can express themselves best, will be heard." -Laura Hill, Author The Great Story World Mix-Up, co-creator #whatisschool

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Whatisschool August 7, 2014


Teaching methods for a changing classroom.
#WhatIsSchool August 7, 2014 7PM EDT
(Friday 9am AEST, 11am NZT, 7am Singapore)

For the last few weeks we've been exploring ways to turn classrooms into global learning centers that would fit the changing needs of students entering a communication and technology based workforce.  We’ve discovered the world is much smaller than we think and to prepare our students we need to devise new ways of blending technology and methodology to create effective teaching environments.  Join us August 7 at 7PM EDT for #whatisschool as we dive into the nuts and bolts of how teaching has changed, is changing and needs to evolve to nourish the leaders, dreamers, and inventors of tomorrow.

Here are some ideas from classrooms where students tackled global issues.  
What could your students do?




Questions for this week's chat #whatisschool Thursday, 
August 7, 2014 7PM EDT are posted below.

Q1) How has technology changed the way you teach?
Q2) What new teaching methodologies have you employed to make technology successful in your classroom?
Q3) How can you combined methodology and technology to create your global classroom?
Q4) How would you prepare your students for a lesson taught with children from around the world and what would that lesson be?
Q5) What lessons would you like a teacher from another classroom in another part of the world to teach your students?
Q6) How would your global classroom reach out to underserved students around the world? Why?


Co-moderated by children's book author and education thought leader 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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Transforming Classrooms Into Global Learning Centers



#WhatIsSchool July 31, 2014 7PM EDT



For the last two weeks we’ve been talking about what a global classroom is and how our ideas about  school are change when a global component is added.  This week we shift our focus to harnessing the power of classroom dynamics; reimagining teaching methodology and technology to transform classrooms into global learning centers in which all students learn to their highest level of ability.

To get the conversation going we are welcoming back guest moderator Mark Weston who has spent the last 36 years working with heads of state in 13 countries, 42 states, the US congress and tech leaders Apple and Dell to enhance education for all children around the world.  His 2X strategy to increasing engagement and success for all students can be viewed below. 





Questions for this week's chat #whatisschool Thursday, July 31 7PM EDT are posted below.





Q1) How can you turn your classroom into a global learning center?

Q2)What physical attributes would you change to make your classroom more conducive to global learning?

Q3) How would your teaching methods change to prepare your students for a lesson with students in another country?

Q4) What strategies would you use to get students excited about a global exchange?

Q5) How does technology fit into your global lesson/s?

Q6) What are 2 things you have taken away from this chat that you can implement in your classroom immediately?



Co-moderated by children's book author and education thought leader 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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