R&E NETWORKS AND TEACHING AND LEARNING AROUND THE WORLD K20 INITIATIVE
10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2 K-20 Education in the United States
K20 INITIATIVE K-20 Students are already doing it: Internet Gaming Facebook My Space YouTube Twitter And through other emerging social networking applications and applications yet to be developed. And through other emerging social networking applications and applications yet to be developed. Just about every K-20 institution has international collaborations and partnerships as part of their mission. 10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2 Why Are International T&L Collaborations Important in K-20 Classrooms?
K20 INITIATIVE Most K-20 Teachers are either already doing it...or want to do it. The #1 request from K-20 teachers is for international introductions and connections 21 st Century Skills Require It...... The Future of the USs Economy Requires It...... The Sustainability of a Global Economy Requires It...... The Future of Global Basic and Applied Research Requires It... 10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2 Why Are International T&L Collaborations Important in K-20 Classrooms?
K20 INITIATIVE A teacher has many options when choosing a style by which to teach, but any style must:style Support state and federal standards Be supported by the teachers principal, department chair, school board, Academic Dean, district superintendent, President/Chancellor and in some cases the labor union. Have the technical and financial support of the university/district Support the teachers curricular goals Build 21 st Century Skill Sets 10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2 What Impediments Prevent International T&L Collaborations in K-20 Classrooms?
K20 INITIATIVE Teaching & Learning Across the Pond Cross Atlantic Alternative Energy Debate Global Climate Change Debate What Would The World Look Like If There Was Never an American Revolution? Cross Cultural Pedagogy Global Post-Olympic Discussion Zhongguancun No.2 Primary School, Beijing, China Large Hadron Collider/CERN, Geneva, Switzerland Cairo Museum, Egypt SUNY Geneseo/University of East London/Jamaica/Trinidad Enabling Global Collaborations 10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2 Current K-20 International Programs
K20 INITIATIVE 10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2
K20 INITIATIVE Teachers are incredibly busy people with little time for experimentation Especially when using R&E Networks since they can only access these networks at school Need point and click access Need information delivered directly to them 10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2 What Impediments Prevent International T&L Collaborations in K-20 Classrooms?
K20 INITIATIVE Lack of Centralized Outreach and Information Sharing by RONs and Internet2 MUSE is a good start but requires effort by teachers and providers to get and/or share information Few content providers promote Internet2 as a vehicle for their programs and services Ad-Hoc communication between RONs and their members regarding content and opportunities 10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2 What Impediments Prevent International T&L Collaborations in K-20 Classrooms?
K20 INITIATIVE Its in our best interest: Disruptive Technologies those technologies that are game changers For the foreseeable future, K-20 schools will be looking for ways to reduce expenses by cutting services and programs that do not provide a positive return on investment. K-20 schools are slowly starting to migrate to 21 st Century T&L applications most of which can only be optimized only over R&E Networks...for now. If it hasnt already happened, relying solely on research-enabling applications will reach a point of diminishing returns... 77 million children and adults enrolled in school throughout the country in October 2009 from nursery school to college. They comprised 27 percent of the entire population age 3 and older. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, School Enrollment - Social and Economic Characteristics of Students: October 2009, Table 1 http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/school/cps2009.html 10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2 Why Should RONs Care About International T&L Collaborations in K-20 Classrooms?
K20 INITIATIVE Each RON and Internet2 needs to determine for themselves where K-20 T&L falls as a priority. Publish on their web site: the contact information for their K-20 T&L Coordinator. a list of K-20 T&L connectors/schools with contact information. a list of connected K-20 content providers with contact information. Facilitate People Networking among all your connectors. 10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2 What Can RONs Do To Enable International T&L Collaborations in K-20 Classrooms?
K20 INITIATIVE Work with content providers to promote connectivity through R&E Networks and Internet2. Create a Facebook type page through which teachers and content providers can Like in order to receive or promote programs and services. Work with Internet2 to create a T&L web page or portal as part of its current web presence through which access to all of the above is made possible. What role should Internet2s T&L SIG assume? 10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2 What Can RONs Do To Enable International T&L Collaborations in K-20 Classrooms?