Note that the links in the agenda are links to the wiki pages for this workshop. The first four items on the agenda will be covered in the morning with the last four in the afternoon. Items in the timed agenda and on the wikis are grouped by task to keep it simple!
9:15 - 11:00 am
1) Global Collaboration and 2) Culture
Introduction with presentation by Vicki Davis
11:15 - 11:40 am
3) Idea Creation
Facilitated Brainstorming Session
11:40 - 11:50 am
4) The Perfect Pitch
Pitching to stakeholders presentation by Vicki Davis
11:50 - 12:10 pm
Beginning of Pitch
12:10 - 1:10 pm
1:10 - 1:25- pm

Pitch Preparation

5) Pitch and Feedback
Facilitated Round Robin Pitch Session with Feedback via Oral Presentation Rubric
2:15 - 2:30 pm
2:30 - 3:15 pm
6) Tools, 7) Recap, and 8) Challenge
Presentation providing overview of most valuable tools for global collaboration.
Facilitated Recap discussion by participants about Project Based Learning, Technology, and STEM.
Challenge: Reflection, Sharing Ideas (hashtags, tagging), Act!

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Workshop Guidelines

1 - Join this Wiki

This project based workshop will be wiki-centric and participant-centric. You will need to join this wiki to contribute and add to the projects today.

2 - Help Others

If you are more technologically advanced, turn around and help another person after you've accomplished a task such as joining this wiki, for example.

3 - Include Others

Effective groups include all members. Facilitators will observe and encourage the participation of all group members. While this workshop USES technology it is about STEM education. Never mistake technological competence with content competence and make sure that even those who are not comfortable with technology are included in everything that your group does.

4 - Be Creative

To make STEM more interesting we need to add a little STEAM (put arts into what we're doing) -- put on your creative hat as you are led through the brainstorming and participation processes today.

5- Observe Methods Used

This is a project based learning workshop. Notice how groups work together. Notice the teaching approaches. Notice facilitation. Also consider your own response to this method of teaching. What role does technology play? This workshop is designed to teach both the content of collaboration AND how project based learning and technology can be used to teach content.

About our Facilitator

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Vicki Davis is a teacher and the IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia. She co-created four award winning international wiki-centric projects, theFlat Classroom™ project, the NetGenEd™ Project, the Eracism Project™, the Horizon project, and Digiteen™ with teacher Julie Lindsay, currently in Bejing and is cofounder of the Flat Classroom Conference, the second of which will be held in Beijing, China in February 2010.

These projects have linked more than 3200 students from both public and private schools from nineteen countries and harness the most powerful technology tools available while operating on a minimal budget. Vicki has been featured in various media including Thomas Friedman's book, The World is Flat, Don Tapscott's Grown Up Digital, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe.

Vicki blogs at the Cool Cat Teacher blog which won the 2008 Edublog Award for Best Teacher Blog. She was named a pioneer in Open Source Virtual World Technology in October 2009. Vicki is a Google Certified Teacher and Discovery S.T.A.R. Educator. She lives in Camilla, Georgia with her husband and three children.

Twitter: @coolcatteacher


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