There is a whole world out there for students to learn from, and it is our job to break down the four walls of our classroom.  Dr. Rhett Oldham has amazing stories and resources for making all of this possible. It can seem like an overwhelming experience, but we can take small actionable steps to work towards grand goals of worldly connections. We can create memories that will last forever for students, and those connections can drill down directly to the standards.

In This Episode We Cover
  • Create opportunities for students to connect with other students from around the world.  We should not always look for the experts.

  • Reach out to experts in the field that can showcase the content in the real world and students can ask questions.

  • Clear concrete steps to create opportunities for one to world connections.

  • Connect with local businesses to see who they are connected to, because now all businesses are global.

  • Even when the experiences aren't as great as we planned, students still had an opportunity to connect with people from around the world.

  • Comparing the use of these experiences as summative versus formative experiences.  We can culminate a unit with an expert but we can also engrain the experts into the instruction to make it more rich.

  • Creating real world experiences is always a positive gain for students.  Even if the lesson doesn't pan out as well as planned, the real world experiences will still provide the time well spent.

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