Your Name and Title:  Darla Kay Hill, M.A., M.S.

School or Organization Name:  Immersive Wave LLC

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Area of the World from Which You Will Present:  Michigan, USA

Language in Which You Will Present:  English

Target Audience(s):  K-20 educator and / or administrators 

Short Session Description (one line): 

Creating Global Competency by Infusing Media Asset Projects into Your Classroom 

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Infusing the creation of global digital projects into your curriculum encourages students learn about the topic in reference to the rest of the globe.

Abstract: Opportunities for collaborating and connecting globally are possible with successful uses of technology. The creation of digital projects can lead to opportunities for global collaboration between students and also between teachers as ideas are exchanged and projects are researched. Issues that effect students in one part of the world
can also effect students in other parts of the world. By creating digital projects – often solutionary in nature - and extending the research for the topics of such projects to the global arena, students have the opportunity to learn about different cultures. Such projects can become part of a student’s e-portfolio.

Session Objectives: (1) Identify technology tools to use to encourage global competency amongst students. (2) Identify examples of possible digital projects that can be infused into either existing or new curriculum. (3) Understand the benefits of connecting their students with students from other parts of the globe. 

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