Your Name and Title:
Jennifer D. Klein, Professional Development Director
School, Library, or Organization Name:
World Leadership School
Rob McGuiness (Appleby College), John Nordquist (Chadwick/Round Square), Kate Gatto (TakingITGlobal)
Country from Which You Will Present:
USA and Canada
Language in Which You Will Present:
K-12 teachers and administrators
Short Session Description (one line):
Round Square is piloting a collaborative online global-learning project for their network of more than 100 schools. In partnership with the World Leadership School and TakingITGlobal, RS schools are taking advantage of existing pedagogies and e-technologies to develop collaborative experiences among member schools, teachers, and students.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Online global partnerships often fail because it is difficult to find partner teachers with the same level of interest and passion. Round Square is piloting an approach to global learning using its existing global network of more than 100 schools to help teachers develop meaningful learning experiences by connecting their classrooms. In partnership with World Leadership School and TakingITGlobal, the pilot program provides professional development to Round Square teachers, helping them find partner teachers and explore global education methodologies, pedagogies, and e-technologies. Teachers then develop effective collaborative projects and strategies. Utilizing approaches such as project- and challenge-based learning, teachers at Appleby College and Chadwick School are receiving professional development coaching and opportunities for dialogue, all intended to create transformative experiences for their students in collaboration with students from other schools around the world.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
Jennifer: this also looks great, but is it advertising a paid PD program?
OK, I get it! Looks terrific.