Goal 7: Make A Global Connection #30GoalsEdu

Goal 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2012! Click the link to find out more about the new changes to this year’s 30 Goals Challenge for Educators!

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” ~ Socrates

Video: Reading to Ms. Milos’ 3rd Graders in Romania

Short-term– Connect with an educator in another country or have your students connect with students in another country. Several social media tools support great conversation, collaboration, and discussion. These include Twitter, Facebook groups, Wiggio, Google Plus, Twiddla, and Edmodo.

Long-term– Create a global collaboration project with your students. Begin to think about how your global project can really foster intercultural communication, collaboration, and problem-solving.

Resources and Ideas

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Challenge:

Create a list of quotes, songs, images, videos, and more that inspire you to be a great educator.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, instructional designer, adjunct professor, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, the Ministry of Education in Spain, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as an innovator in the movement of teacher-driven professional development and education technology. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, the Twitter chat that spurred over 400 teacher chats. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 25 countries and has consulted with organizations worldwide such as UNESCO Bangkok, The European Union aPLaNet Project, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, and VenTESOL. She shares regularly via TeacherRebootCamp.com, Twitter (@ShellTerrell), and Facebook.com/shellyterrell. Her greatest joy is being the mother of Rosco the pug.

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