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Global Learning Designers Live Web Chat with Julie Lindsay

Global Learning Designers Live Web Chat with Julie Lindsay, Author of The Global Educator on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 6:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time at this link

https://www-na1.globalmeet.com/w/pub/entry?hcid=2773037&sc=8453&pc=351959&role=0&loc=EN

Global Learning Designers Live Web Chat with Julie Lindsay, Author of The Global Educator on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 6:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time at this link

https://www-na1.globalmeet.com/w/pub/entry?hcid=2773037&sc=8453&pc=351959&role=0&loc=EN

– I am currently teaching a graduate course called Global Learning and Collaboration with Technology at the University of West Georgia. Most of the graduate students in my class are K-12 teachers and other students in the class work in higher education or government and corporate settings. The students have been working collaboratively as global learning designers and making plans to implement global learning and collaboration with other educators. The students’ work this semester has been asynchronous and I want to end the semester with a synchronous experience with other global educators. Julie Lindsay has kindly agreed to participate in a live web discussion with my graduate students and share information about her experience and the Flat Connections program. Other global educators are welcome to join the online meeting and listen to the discussion and participate through the public chat in the meeting. If you would like to share information about your global organization, projects, or experiences, let me know and I can promote you to presenter for a brief period of time after Julie has shared information about the Flat Connections program. You can send me an email to Lhaynes@westga.edu to let me know. This live web chat could also be an opportunity for global educators to share their interests and contact information in the public chat and make connections for future collaborations. You should be able to connect directly with the link shown above. The conference platform is Global Meet. Here is the link to download the Global Meet app if you need it for your device: https://www.globalmeet.com/downloads/  Come join us!

Linda Haynes, University of West Georgia

Reviews of Global Learning Project Outlines

I would like to invite other educators and students to view the global learning outlines and let us know if you think the projects seem interesting and if you are interested in collaborating.

The graduate students in my course (Global Learning and Collaboration with Technology) at the University of West Georgia are developing outlines for Global Learning Project Plans. I would like to invite other educators and students to view the global learning outlines and let us know if you think the projects seem interesting and if you are interested in collaborating. Please also offer any suggestions or recommendations for improving the project ideas. Most importantly, please indicate if you would like to collaborate on any of the projects for future implementation. After receiving feedback and reflecting on the project outlines, the graduate students will prepare a more detailed project plan for implementation. Here is the link to the wiki site where you can view the project outlines:  https://globallearningdesigners.wikispaces.com/
Please use the comment feature of this blog post to share your thoughts or if you have a Wikispaces account, you can also use the Discussion tab directly on the wiki pages. Please respond and discuss during the time period of April 18 – 24, 2017.

Making Global Learning Connections

I would like to connect with teachers around the world in K-12 and higher education who share an interest in providing global collaborations for students.

I would like to connect with teachers around the world in K-12 and higher education who share an interest in providing global collaborations for students. While I am continuing to develop the course Global Learning and Collaboration with Technology, I am currently searching for others who can serve as peer reviewers for Global Collaboration Project Plans developed by graduate students in my class. Most of the graduate students in my class are teachers for students ages 11 – 16. Some of the graduate students are teachers for special education for students ages 6 – 9. My class also includes graduate students who are higher education, government, and corporate professionals. I am interested in setting up connections either synchronously or asynchronously. Synchronous connections can be scheduled for April 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, or 25. The best way to reach me is by email at Lhaynes@westga.edu .

New Graduate Course for Global Learning and Collaboration with Technology

I am developing a new graduate course called Global Learning and Collaboration with Technology.

This semester (Spring 2017), I am developing a new graduate course called Global Learning and Collaboration with Technology. The course is for graduate students in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia. Here is the course description.

Global Learning and Collaboration with Technology is a course for preparing educators to connect with educators in other countries so they can support their students with the implementation of collaborative projects. Educators completing the course will develop a plan to collaborate with an educator in another country to develop lesson plans/projects to implement with their students. The long-term goal is for students to complete collaborative projects with students in other countries.

The textbook I adopted for the course is called Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time by Julie Lindsay and Vicki A. Davis.