Project 1: Global Education Clubs

Logo General Information
Project Overview
Curriculum Connections
Learning Outcomes
Resource Connections
Evaluation
General Impact of Proposal

  General Information

Lead teacher for this Project will be Elroy Grandy, Learning Resources/Technology Teacher at Partanna Academy. The students involved will be members of the School's Global Education Club which will include a select number of students in Grade seven. Precise number of students online is difficult to say, but all of them will receive online experience during the course of the school year. Because the Global Education Club will be reconstituted each September, more of them will be involved the following year, and the years after that.

The Project will commence in November, 1996, and hopefully, will continue indefinitely.

  Project Overview

Twenty one Schools from all parts of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador have elected a Provincial Steering Committee to establish a Provincial network of Global Education Clubs. The purpose of the Clubs is to establish in each school, a mechanism to identify issues and global concerns entered around four themes. These include 1. human rights, 2. caring for the environment, 3. peace/conflict resolution and 4. international development.

The Project will include a collaboration between clubs with regard to school activities that will have each of the above as a theme. Club members will use the Internet, and other sources, to gather information and to share ideas via e-mail with other clubs all over the Province. Each school will have at least one school-wide activity per year centered around each theme. Schools may have projects with themes centered around other Global issues and events as well. The results of the projects will be shared with all Global Education Project Schools, and the world, by way of a Global Education Homepage that will be created specifically for this Project.

  Curriculum Connections

This Project will address most areas of the Curriculum. The most obvious will include Language Arts and Social Studies. Art, keyboarding, word processing and Health Studies are others.

The ultimate aim of the Global Education Clubs is to foster awareness of Global issues and events and encourage their incorporation into the everyday curriculum as much as is possible. This Project will allow us to extend our school-wide activities to a Provincial level. Our goal is to eventually participate in projects that are national and international in scope, sharing ideas with different races and cultures as part of everyday instruction.

  Learning Outcomes

Intended learning outcomes of the Project include:

The student will:

  1. use the Internet to gather and share information related to schools and communities in which the Global Education Clubs are located.

  2. use the Internet to gather and share with Global Education Clubs, information related to

    1. human rights,
    2. caring for the environment,
    3. peace/conflict resolution and
    4. international development.

  3. use the Internet to collaborate with other Global Education Clubs on at least one project annually entered around each theme.

  4. use the Internet to collaborate with other Global Education Clubs for the purpose of creating and contributing to a Global Education Club World wide Web Homepage.

  5. use the Internet to collaborate with other Global Education Clubs for the purpose of creating a Global Club Newsletter for distribution in all participating schools.

  6. Teacher and students will use e-mail to establish personal contact with their counterparts in twenty schools where similar Global Education Clubs exist for the purpose of fostering discussion leading to action plans to address global issues and events of common concern and interest.

  Resource Connections

Without the STELLAR School Internet Connection, this project will not be possible. Only such communication capability will allow club members to collaboratively operationalize the objectives as laid out above.

Other resources at the disposal of the Project include the computer lab at our School. We have sixteen networked stations, scanner and laser printer that will help us to meet the above objectives. All of these resources are permanently on site, accessible and available.

  Evaluation

Evaluation of the Project will be done by examining the stated objectives. The following checklist will serve to determine if objectives have been met:

  1. Students used the Internet to gather and share information related to schools and communities in which the Global Education Clubs are located.

  2. Students used the Internet to gather and share with Global Education Clubs, information related to

    1. human rights,
    2. caring for the environment,
    3. peace/conflict resolution and
    4. international development

  3. Student collaborated with other Global Education Clubs on at least one project cantered around each theme.

  4. Students used the Internet to collaborate with other Global Education Clubs for the purpose of creating and contributing to a Global Education Club World wide Web Homepage.

  5. Students used the Internet to collaborate with other Global Education Clubs for the purpose of creating a Global Club Newsletter for distribution in all participating schools.

  6. Teacher and students used e-mail to establish personal contact with their counterparts in twenty schools where similar Global Education Clubs exist for the purpose of fostering discussion leading to action plans to address global issues and common interests.

  General Impact of Proposal

General impact of the Project on the school and curriculum can be accurately accessed by determining the number of participants, the amount of interest, and the general knowledge of global concerns, issues and events displayed by the student body.

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