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Yokohama International School presents

Create the Future: Think, Learn, Create!

An EARCOS Weekend Workshop led by Kim Cofino and Julie Lindsay, 2-3 October 2010


NEW!! Julie and Kim present for the K12 Online Conference, October 2010
View the video on the RH side of this page.
Is your school interested in a 'Create the Future Workshop'? Contact us.
K12 Online Conference website link
K12 Online Conference Ning link - Join the discussion!

Kim's photos from the workshop are now posted here as well.

Explore exciting web 2.0 tools (like blogs, wikis, podcasts, Twitter, digital storytelling, and social bookmarking) through this project-based, practical 2-day workshop. A hands-on approach is emphasized with opportunities for learners at all levels to explore, discuss and model 21st Century pedagogy using digital tools. The focus of the workshop is for participants to design an engaging, technology-rich, collaborative project to implement in their classroom.

Participants will work in teams on ideas and objectives including Web 2.0 skill building, global collaboration and project management, designed to flatten the learning experience. Break out sessions will include building a personal learning network and digital portfolio development, digital citizenship best practice, and enhancing your web 2.0 toolbox. This workshop is designed to open doors to new modes of teaching and learning and focus on the learner (teacher and student) as a communicator, collaborator and creator.

CTFlogo.jpgEnduring Understandings

As a result of this workshop, participants will:
  • Understand the power of Web 2.0 tools & learn how to choose the right tool for the task.
  • Appreciate the potential of globally collaborative projects for students and teachers - increasing internationalism, inter-cultural understanding, and global awareness.
  • Build a network of interested and enthusiastic colleagues, both face-to-face as well as virtual participants.
  • Experience a hands-on workshop model where student-centered, project-based learning is fully integrated with a technology-rich environment. The strategies, structures and techniques in this model are easily applied to the classroom setting.

Essential Questions
  • What could (should) learning look like in the future?
  • How can we begin to embrace the future, today?
  • How can global collaboration bring the world into our classrooms?

Use the links at left to navigate, or start here:
  • See who's here on the participants list
  • Meet the workshop leaders
  • Start your group project
  • Check the agenda
  • Start (or continue) a conversation about the Future of Learning
  • Explore (and add to) the cohort resources

Original image by Mykl Roventine , Creative Commons License