Research, Explore, and Create Anywhere with Global Collaboration

Presenter: Dyane Smokorowski

We often hear of how small the world really is, but did you know that it’s easier than ever for students to investigate Earth’s cultures and wonders with just a few simple tools, a sense of curiosity and adventure, and the right teacher digital network? In this session, we will explore how to connect your students to experts, museums, National Parks, zoos, and even other classrooms around the globe through video conferencing tools. We will also examine globally connected classrooms that are taking the Common Core’s concepts of curiosity, critical thinking, creating, and collaborating beyond the final frontier. Be prepared to take your imagination on an incredible journey as you develop opportunities for your own students in this session.

When: Friday, October 24, 2:00-4:30PM

Dyane Smokorowski is the 2013 Kansas Teacher of the Year and is currently serving as an Instructional Technology Coach in the Andover Public schools. Mrs. Smoke, as she’s known to her students, believes in a project-based, student-centered classroom that helps students build skills in communication, planning, research and project implementation. She wants her students to develop a love for literature, communication, and technology, but also to understand how to use that love and passion to advance their own future, as well as that of their community.

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