Classroom 2.0 LIVE Saturday 17 September Today’s Webinar Topic: Global Literacy and Geography Resources

Today’s Guest is Laura Krenicki (is a middle-school social studies teacher (Gr. 6) at William J. Johnston Middle School in Colchester, CT. She is also a teacher consultant for the Connecticut Geographic Alliance (the outreach division of National Geographic), and adjunct faculty at the University of New Haven & Eastern CT State Univ.,Connecticut.)

  • Live binder is available inside Classroom 2.0 website
  • Here is guest speaker’s: Laura Krenicki live binder
  • twitter.com/laura_krenicki
  • The majority of participants today are technology coaches
  • Geography flows across curriculum. Example: Pokemon Go this past summer
  • All teachers are teachers of geography!
    • I like this being said. Geography can be incorporated all over the place, no pun intended. Starting a new novel? Reading a folk story? Take the time to examine the social studies overview….before starting reading. I have done this so much over the years, so glad today to have this corroborated as good teaching practice!
  • 4 Dimensions of Inquiry
  • Global Competencies Task Force: see 21st century Skills Applied to the World
    • Wow=name of diagram: Understand the World through Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary….  (see my original title for this blog…i.e. everything to do with learning, education is interdisciplinary
  • Interdisciplinary Geographic Inquiry Questions

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Connecting students to the Big Picture

  1. Using local resources and industry, for example:
  • U. Connecticut  MAGIC  (they will help teachers make a map of a locality/region for curriculum purposes)  U Connecticut Magic       contact
  • National Geographic Education What is geography

2. Sister-school relationships

  • Twitter, ePals, iEARN, Google Hangouts ….

3. Global Broadcasts (share learning Ss are doing)

  • Periscope, Instagram

4. Local Museums for

  • global interdependence
  • geographic impact on history

 

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National Geographic Mapmaker Kits nat geo map kits

see ESRI ED Communities  esri EdCommunity

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For some time during this webinar our guest speaker walked us, quickly, through her live binder. She curated this binder. It is well worth taking the time, and I will share it with my Social Studies and EAP SS colleagues.  I hope we will spend an entire departmental meeting just perusing it! Laura Krenicki live binder

Wow, this is really amazing sharing. I thank the people at Classroom 2.0

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