Lets continue our discussion after the New Literacies Spring Symposium which was held on April 17, 2013 at the Friday Institute.
The symposium focused on implications of NC Read to Achieve for educators and children.…Continue
I'm making this post while attending "Assessment Boot Camp" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas. William Christ, who has published extensively on the subject confessed he had a love/hate relationship with the idea. Having made that disclaimer, he went on to say assessment is inevitable and being proactive is a better option than being reactive.
Mark Tolstedt of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point made a pertinent point on how to teach intellectual…Continue
Added by William G Covington Jr PhD on April 10, 2013 at 2:15pm — No Comments
Media writers and producers are storytellers whether they're crafting a story for a newscast or developing a plot for a thirty second commercial. The complexities of life don't always lend themselves to neat media packaging. Patterson and Wilkins (2014) elaborate on a concept introduced by Gurevitch, Levy and Roeh called domesticating the foreign, which is a process where American journalists oversimplify complicated international stories for the sake of obtaining and sustaining the…Continue
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Added by Baltazzi Phebe on October 14, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments
The Massachusetts New Literacies Institute successfully complete the first non-grant funded conference. Sixty-three educators attended the week long Institute July 30-August 3 with three follow-up session in Oct, Nov, and Dec.
The Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative managed and funded the Institute and would like to thank the New Literacies Collaborative for…Continue
In my first attempts to learn my native language Greek, having returned in Greece in1993, sometime after I decided to go study in such a school, a maritime school, graduating as a second lieutenant (in the Navy). Watching this video, I surely can know by first hand, the quality offered to these students! They are VERY LUCKY! Although, I graduated with the second…Continue
Added by Baltazzi Phebe on August 6, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments
Cosmopolitan Interview with Indiana Jones
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Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr: Archaeologist, College Professor, Soldier& Spy. Particularly notable facets of Indiana include his iconic look: wearing a bullwhip, fedora, and leather jacket, sense of humor, deep knowledge of many…Continue
Added by James Henry Parker IV on August 2, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
As a result of growing interest in developing global leaders, teachers across the nation and world are seeking new ways of embracing a globally oriented way of teaching. So what does this mean for literature teachers? Does reading literature from different parts of the world constitute global learning? If not, what exactly makes a piece of literature “global”?
Global literature is literature that gives voice to different ways of thinking, that exposes other customs, that…Continue
Added by Justin Carrington on July 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
In order for a healthy global learning community to be created, the inhabitants of that community must first be educated on global learning. Taking from the theories and philosophies of many educated scholars, I define global learning as the exploration of cultures different from ones’ own in an effort to increase knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and values of said cultures to promote a sense of cross-cultural interconnectedness. A global learning community is a culturally rich…Continue
Added by Ashley Cooper on July 29, 2012 at 10:17pm — No Comments
Can children really relate to each other when they live thousands of miles apart? So many people question whether young elementary age children are truly capable of global learning or making connections with people half way around the world. However, much evidence has shown that children not only can make global connections, but it often leads to the development of more successful citizens.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” is a famous quote by the Chinese…Continue
Added by Brittney Cummings on July 29, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments
My synthesis begins with the definition, set forth by Merriam-Webster, for authentic. For this inquiry, it means that cross cultural experiences must be truth and more than an imitation. Keeping this in mind during my research, I began with a website developed to exhibit global learning education strategies to educators. One global experience is described by Klein in an article title Fostering Global Grit, as connecting with a culture through emerging students into the everyday life of an…Continue
Added by Liz Milly on July 28, 2012 at 4:54pm — No Comments
With our recent readings on pluralism, I have come to the conclusion that the American Literature is just a territorial label of the literature that was published in America. Since America is such a young country, the literature we have produced in the last couple hundred plus years has been a representation of cultures that have existed for possibly thousands of years. America is simply an area where people have settled to live that has…Continue
Added by Justin Richards on July 28, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments
Creative Synthesis Revised
I will be focusing on young students (K-2) and their understanding of global learning. I began by investigating whether or not young children can fully comprehend other cultures and locations when they are just starting to understand their own surroundings. As a learned more and more about teaching global learning, I discovered at a very young age is the best time to teach this acceptance and tolerance. When researching "Spanish for Fun!"I learned the…Continue
Added by Tara Cregg Powers on July 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Creative Synthesis Revised
As a former principal of a rural, low socio-economic middle school in Pender County, North Carolina I saw the daily challenges of my teachers “doing global learning in a rural setting.” With requirements of the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards stipulating that teachers must “demonstrate knowledge of diverse cultures” and “develop lessons that counteract stereotypes” Standard II and “promote global awareness and its relevant,”…Continue
Added by James Henry Parker IV on July 25, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments
My PBI project is focused around seeing whether or not young children are capable of learning about or even recognizing different cultures when they are just beginning to learn about their own selves. I have found 5 references that defend the idea that children at very young ages are not only able to learn about differences in people, but that this is actually the perfect age to begin teaching them. The first article I read, titled "Children,Race and Racism: How Race Awareness…Continue
Added by Stephanie Offerding on July 25, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments
Our world is becoming increasingly global with the advent of transportation, technology, and commerce across borders. Health of all people, in general, is gaining significance across countries and continents, and health care clinicians and educators are changing their thinking to a global perspective as they try to help tackle communicable and non-communicable diseases in all parts of the world.
Communicable diseases can occur anywhere and to anyone in the world. These types of…Continue
Added by Mary Ellen Wells on July 25, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments
The medical community appears to agree that globalization of medical education has many benefits (Glaser, 2012; Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)). Interestingly enough, a common set of non-communicable diseases (i.e. those not transmitted from person to person) are leading causes of death and disability across the globe (Truglio, et al., 2012). Global health educational programs are growing at the undergraduate and graduate level, but the common complaint is that there is no…Continue
Added by Mary Ellen Wells on July 25, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments
by Miranda Bailey Danku
North Carolina State University
July 16, 2012
This paper discusses how what teachers can do to help children with limited resources (often referred to as “minority,” “at-risk” or “disadvantaged”) obtain a broader perspective on the world and the societies within it, and how that perspective gives children the ability to expand and embrace their identities regardless of…Continue
Added by Miranda Bailey Danku on July 25, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments
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Added by Miranda Bailey Danku on July 25, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments
In a world that consists of 7,027,047,742 people, do you believe that it is possible to shrink the globe? Yes, through the use of technology we can shrink the globe. Physically shrinking the globe is not an ideal desire. However, when it comes to connecting all cultures through global awareness, technology designs and provides us with the ability to minimize our distance.
When given the opportunity to explore and observe a current classroom, it is…Continue
Added by Carrie Bolding on July 24, 2012 at 8:08pm — No Comments