2:30 - 3:00: Developing your PLN

  • Why do teachers need a PLN?
  • How can you build your PLN?
  • What tools can you use that can be useful when you design globally collaborative projects for your students? (more resources on this wiki too!)

Readings:
  1. First Steps Toward Becoming a 21st Century Educator by Kim Cofino
  2. Five Tips for Creating a Global Classroom by Kim Cofino
  3. How to Connect Your Students Globally by Kim Cofino
  4. First Steps Towards Becoming a 21st Century Educator by Kim Cofino
  5. 6 Reasons Students Should Have Their Own Blog
  6. Connection - The best professional development for educators (Craig Skinner)
  7. Coincidence or Connection? by Chris Betcher
  8. The 21st Century Educator (resources from Kim's presentation)

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3:00 - 3:15: Project Time:

Task: Determine some of the tools you plan to use in your project? What makes these tools the right ones for the task? Document your thinking on this Google Doc.

3:15 - 3:45: Sharing your project in a 3-minute elevator pitch.

Your pitch should include:

  • The grade level, subject area and unit you plan to revise
  • The goal of your project (product or outcome for your students)
  • The SAMR level that fits best
  • The tools you plan to use
  • The structure for how you plan to support your students in meeting their goal

Please document your thinking here before you make your pitch.

The "traditional" elevator pitch:




Dan Pink's 6 Elevator Pitches for the 21st Century:



3:45 - 4:00 Wrap-up

Final discussion and feedback survey (thank you!)