K20 INITIATIVE. R&E Networks and TEACHING AND LEARNING AROUND THE WORLD. K-20 Education in the United States. Why Are International T&L Collaborations Important in K-20 Classrooms?. K-20 Students are already doing it: Internet Gaming Facebook My Space YouTube Twitter - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
R&E Networks and TEACHING AND LEARNING AROUND THE WORLD
10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2K-20 Education in the United StatesK20INITIATIVEK-20 Students are already doing it:Internet GamingFacebookMy SpaceYouTubeTwitterAnd 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 Internet2Why Are International T&L Collaborations Important in K-20 Classrooms?K20INITIATIVE3Most 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
21st 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 Internet2Why Are International T&L Collaborations Important in K-20 Classrooms?K20INITIATIVE4A teacher has many options when choosing a style by which to teach, but any style must:Support state and federal standardsBe 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/districtSupport the teachers curricular goalsBuild 21st Century Skill Sets10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2What Impediments Prevent International T&L Collaborations in K-20 Classrooms?K20INITIATIVETeaching & Learning Across the PondCross Atlantic Alternative Energy DebateGlobal Climate Change Debate What Would The World Look Like If There Was Never an American Revolution?Cross Cultural PedagogyGlobal Post-Olympic DiscussionZhongguancun No.2 Primary School, Beijing, ChinaLarge Hadron Collider/CERN, Geneva, SwitzerlandCairo Museum, Egypt
SUNY Geneseo/University of East London/Jamaica/TrinidadEnabling Global Collaborations10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2Current K-20 International ProgramsK20INITIATIVE10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2
K20INITIATIVETeachers are incredibly busy people with little time for experimentationEspecially when using R&E Networks since they can only access these networks at schoolNeed point and click accessNeed information delivered directly to them10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2What Impediments Prevent International T&L Collaborations in K-20 Classrooms?K20INITIATIVELack of Centralized Outreach and Information Sharing by RONs and Internet2MUSE is a good start but requires effort by teachers and providers to get and/or share informationFew content providers promote Internet2 as a vehicle for their programs and servicesAd-Hoc communication between RONs and their members regarding content and opportunities10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2What Impediments Prevent International T&L Collaborations in K-20 Classrooms?K20INITIATIVEIts in our best interest:Disruptive Technologies those technologies that are game changersFor 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 21st 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
10/6/2011, 2010 Internet2Why Should RONs Care About International T&L Collaborations in K-20 Classrooms?K20INITIATIVEEach 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 Internet2What Can RONs Do To Enable International T&L Collaborations in K-20 Classrooms?K20INITIATIVEWork 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 Internet2What Can RONs Do To Enable International T&L Collaborations in K-20 Classrooms?K20INITIATIVE