TIG and global collaboration for intermediate teachers

Year 7/8 teachers are invited to attend a Christchurch workshop on the 29th of July 09. The course focuses on global collaboration and how it can be used across the curriculum. Teachers will need to bring their own laptops. Please complete the registration form below to confirm your place on the course.

TIG and global collaboration for secondary teachers

Secondary teachers are invited to attend a Christchurch workshop on the 3rd of August 09. The course focuses on global collaboration and how it can be used across the curriculum. Teachers will need to bring their own laptops. Please complete the registration form below to confirm your place on the course.



Agenda for the workshop


TakingITGlobal address: http://tigweb.org
TakingITGlobal NZ wiki: http://takingitglobalnz.wikispaces.com


First session: Getting familiar with the main TIG site

Intro to TIG presentation
Task:
1) Sign up as a TIG member and start building profile
2) Get a

Knowing what is available within TIG
Task:
1) Complete the TIG "scavenger hunt" by completing the tasks below


Second session: What TIG offers Educators

Overview of TIGed
Tasks:
1) Explore some of the curriculum resources within TIG linked to from within this wiki
2) Search the TIGed database for 1-2 activities that you could use with your class
3) Browse thematic classrooms

Virtual classroom tour
Tasks:
1) Visit an open classroom to see how it has been used
2) Join a demonstration classroom and try out some of the tools
3) Set up a demo classroom (optional)


Third session: Global Collaborations

Experiences with global collaborations
Tasks:
1) Share experiences from group related to global collaborations
2) Read best practices guide

Guidelines for global collaborations
Tasks:
1) Read through guidelines on the wiki
2) Discuss how global collaborations could enhance the work you are doing in your classroom/s

Tools for global collaborations
Tasks:
1) Look at other sites where you can also find collaboration partners.
2) Explore web 2.0 tools that help enhance collaboration

Finding collaborative partners
Tasks:
1) Brainstorm 1-3 specific project ideas
2) Decide on the timeframe and methods of collaboration
3) Identify 1-3 potential collaboration partners to contact
4) Build resources to support your collaboration