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Global Collaboration Planning Document

This planning document should be filled out by each teacher participating in the project, as goals and outcomes may be different for each classroom.

Goals for Project

Collaboration Partners

Tasks

Impact & Deliverables

Names, Grade Level, Subject Area and Locations of Teacher Collaborators:

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Goals for the Project

If you’re overwhelmed at the thought of doing a global collaboration project, that’s okay! In fact, it’s more than okay… it’s normal. Start by thinking about ONE lesson that you can incorporate some sort of global component.

Content Focus:

Put information about the content that will be addressed during this project.

Learning Objectives and ‘I Can’ Statements:

Put information about desired learning objectives and “I can” statements here.

ISTE Standards for Students 

Choose all the standards this project will address. To see the standards in their entirety, click here.

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  • 1- Empowered Learner
  • 2- Digital Citizen
  • 3- Knowledge Constructor
  • 4- Innovative Designer
  • 5- Computational Thinker
  • 6- Creative Communicator
  • 7- Global Collaborator

Tip: Double click checkbox then alt+click (PC/CB) or control+click (Mac) to select check.

Content Standards

Put all the content standards that your class will address here.

HOW Will Students Meet these ISTE Standards:

Describe how students will meet the chosen ISTE Standards.

What are Known Effective Strategies for Addressing these Content Standards:

Describe known effective methods for teaching the chosen content standards. You will use this information to help you plan activities and deliverables for students.

Additional Goals for Project:

Describe any additional goals you may have for this project outside of content and ISTE standards.

Collaboration Partners

Finding other classrooms is usually the biggest hurdle to overcome! Below are a few resources for finding other teachers.

Classroom Bridges- Sign up and find other classrooms, PK - Post Secondary, to connect with on any project.

Connected Classrooms Workshop- Google+ community.

Spreadsheet of resources: projects, connections, Twitter hashtags, etc.

Twitter

Google+

Conferences, PD Days, Networking both face-to-face and digitally

Global Education Conference Resources- Spreadsheet of existing projects and resources for global collaboration.

Ideal Partners:

Based on your goals for the project, is there a specific location, grade level or subject area that you would ideally like to connect with in a perfect world? Remember, be flexible because you may not find this class!

Thinking about your goals for the project, are there any constraints you should keep in mind when finding a classroom to connect with?

Does the activity need to be synchronous, and therefore timezones should be kept in mind? Remember, be flexible with your original plans and goals!

What are the goals and content focus that will be addressed in the partner classroom(s)?

You and the classroom(s) you are collaborating with may be different grade levels or subject areas and could be addressing completely different content goals. If that is the case, include their focus for the project here, so you can keep that in mind as you work with your students.

Tasks

Be sure that each group from each location has a specific task to complete and contribute. Also, be sure each member of the group in the same location has a unique part to contribute to the group.

Overall Project Roles

What role will your class play in the collaboration with the other classroom(s)?

Describe the general tasks your students will be responsible for completing.

What role will the other class(es) play in the collaboration with your classroom?

Describe the general tasks the students from the other class(es) will be responsible for completing.

If your students will be working in groups within your own classroom to complete this project, what are the different group roles they will need to complete the task?

Provide enough opportunities, so the group is truly collaborating their individual role to the final pieces. There should not be an opportunity for one person to do all or the majority of the work. Defined roles will help prevent this. This is a great opportunity to incorporate students’ unique skills and interests- ask them what they think the roles should be!

Where do you foresee your students will struggle? How can you help them?

Describe tasks that your students may struggle with, and brainstorm ways and resources you can use to help them or discuss prior to beginning the connection with the other class.

How will your students communicate with one another?

Will students only work on this project in class? Do they need to communicate with one another from home? How might you suggest students do this?

How will your students communicate with students in the other class(es)?

Will students be emailing each other? Commenting on Google documents or a blog? Chatting over Google Hangouts?

Project Tasks

Tasks in the Project

To add additional rows, right click anywhere in the table and select “Insert Row Below”.

Timeline

Include an agreed upon proposed timeline for each task in this column.

Introductions

How will your classes/students  introduce themselves to the other class? A video? A live Hangout? Another creative way?

Date

Project Task 1

Describe the tasks for each classroom here. Include any materials and web tools that may be used to complete this task.

Date

Project Task 2

Describe the tasks for each classroom here. Include any materials and web tools that may be used to complete this task.

Date

Project Task 3

Describe the tasks for each classroom here. Include any materials and web tools that may be used to complete this task.

Date

Closing and Sharing

Briefly describe how you will bring the project to a close and how students will share their learning. Include any materials and web tools that may be used to complete this task.

Date

Impact & Deliverables

What impact will this project have on your students’ learning?

Describe the impact on students’ learning.

What impact will this project have on the larger community?

Describe the impact on the community for both your students and the partner classrooms.

What will the deliverables be for the project?

What do you want students to have completed by the end of this project?

What are some technology tools students can use to complete this project?

Focus on the deliverables first, and include technology that will support those goals. For example, if you want students to raise awareness about an issue, you may encourage them to create a website, video, presentation, infographic, etc. And remember, it’s okay to allow students to use tools that aren’t on your original list!

If you need some ideas, check out this Backwards EdTech Flowchart.

How will students share their deliverables and learning with students in the other class(es)?

How will students share their final pieces of the project with other students? For example, if your class creates videos to share with the other class, how will your students get their videos to that class? Upload to YouTube and share the links with you? Share the links directly with their partner via email?

How will the partner classroom(s) share their final products with your class?

How will students share their deliverables and learning with you? With your Community?

How will students share their final pieces of the project with the rest of their own classmates and your community at-large? For example, if your class created videos and shared them with the other class, how will they showcase those videos to their classmates, your school, their parents, and the community? Will you share them on social media, a class blog or a class site? Is there a communications person in your district who could write a press release on the project?

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