EdTech 10: International Education Week
November 14-18 is International Education Week, celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
We talk often on the blog about the importance of global education for the future success of today’s learners in college and career. For our children to participate effectively and become successful in this changing world, they must first understand it and know how to communicate with respect and effectiveness across cultures.
So in honor of #iew2016, here are 10 stories showing ways that education leaders are helping ensure today’s students are prepared for success in a rapidly changing world.
It’s a Project-Based World
1. PBL Teacher Prep
This week we launched Preparing Teachers for a Project-Based World — the 2nd in our 3-part publication series in our “It’s A Project Based World” campaign.
Preparing Teachers for a Project-Based World https://t.co/WfDpJdTJmB via @Getting_Smart #projectbased #pd #pbl #cbe #personalizedlearning pic.twitter.com/oWohY35VBG
— Emily Liebtag (@EmilyLiebtag) November 15, 2016
In case you missed it, be sure to check out the first publication in this three-part series, Preparing Students for a Project-Based World, as well as its accompanying quick start guide for students to get started with projects today.
2. SparkHouse Learners
We are thrilled to have unleashed the true core of our community https://t.co/xBYK5F3juU #SparkHouse #edreimagined pic.twitter.com/je85jjFHwZ
— Education Reimagined (@EdReimagined) November 13, 2016
3. #XCurricular Lesson Plans
Congratulations to our three #XCurricular Contest winners! Check out their amazing lesson plans here: https://t.co/uTEcYcB3sw pic.twitter.com/rjppOICTDx
— KIDS_DISCOVER (@KIDS_DISCOVER) November 7, 2016
4. Kindness Starts With One
NEW partnership with @DiscoveryEd: #DiscoverKindness will have your students flexing their kindness muscles! https://t.co/0jAV6tRtco
— RandomActsofKindness (@RAKFoundation) November 14, 2016
Teaching our children social and emotional learning (SEL) skills is so important, especially as our world continues to expand in novelty and complexity. So check out these 3 Reasons To Expect the Unexpected…and What To Do About It. (FYI, the new Aspen Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development is promoting #SEAD.)
5. EdGlobal Professional Learning Community
An Amazing free learning network for educators – free webinars, global connections and more #EdWeb https://t.co/4zmHKDyjVI #ocsb #PD pic.twitter.com/1TY3uZDKte
— Tom D’Amico (@TDOttawa) November 13, 2016
Dollars & Deals
6. CZI Grants
.@cdefoundation‘s #CollaborationInCommon receives $2.25M award from #ChanZuckerbergInitiative @cadepted @declara https://t.co/iQPotuvBe7
— Carri Schneider (@CarriSchneider) November 9, 2016
7. US DOE Investing in Innovation Competition
ICYMI: the last round of @usedgov @ED_OII #i3 grants were released last week! @educationweek coverage here: https://t.co/ynWsXL9WUI
— ED Innovation (@ED_OII) November 14, 2016
8. Cool City or Smart City?
Cool cities rely on technology, #SmartCities rely on #data and partnerships https://t.co/BzOokn36ZV via @govtechnews pic.twitter.com/fWZuvd3Ifi
— The Future City (@The_Future_City) November 10, 2016
We spent a day in Kentucky last week with leaders from 15 NKCES districts studying Smart Cities that Work for Everyone. Speaking of data, check out our recent Huffington Post article around the importance of Making A Difference with Data.
Cool Schools and Tools
9. Round 1: Summit PL Program
The application for the 2017-2018 #SummitPersonalizedLearning program is now open! Apply today: https://t.co/fVSydC96d0
— Summit Schools (@SummitPS) November 8, 2016
Apply today to join the most innovative secondary schools on the planet and check out the 10 reasons we think Summit Public Schools is cool.
Research & Reports
10. IMS Global Report Winners
2016 @LearningImpact Report and Videos Now Available. https://t.co/LboYa0vPgq #imsglobal #LIAs
— IMS Global Learning (@LearningImpact) November 15, 2016
For more, see:
- Great Educators Teach the Whole Child: Integrating SEL In the Classroom
- Preparing Students For Future Success with PBL and SEL
- The Universe is Rad: Big Picture Learning Student Joins Global Science Competition
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