Friday, 27 January 2012

Global Education is vital.

A World of Difference

Michael Graffin is a young relief teacher from near Perth, Western Australia who has never had his own classroom but has still managed to discover the joys of working across the Internet on global projects. In this episode, Michael is joined by one of his collaboration partners Theresa Allen from Chicago, and also Lisa Parisi from New York, as we discuss the wonders of learning using online collaborative projects.

"The important issue is that every class, every grade level, every subject are needs to start weaving global competencies into their curriculum…not leaving it to World Language classes and teachers." Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

Michael Graffin – @mgraffin
Theresa Allen  - @tdallen5
Lisa Parisi  - @LParisi

Join in and get your students to be globally aware.

Global Competencies:

The main competencies are:
  • Investigate the World
  • Recognize Perspective
  • Communicate Ideas
  • Take Action
Check out the matrix from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano aka Langwitches.

Edmodo:  Global Classroom 11-12 Teacher
Skype Group – contact mgraffin on skype
Facebook –
Global Classroom Contacts
Deb Frazier – @frazierde (Global Classroom Creator)
Michael Graffin – @mgraffin (Global Classroom Coordinator)

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