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Preparing Global Collaborators - Alumni


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Full course description




1-2 hours






What you'll learn:

After completing the Global Collaborator microcredit course, you will be able to:

  1. Define what it means to be a Global Collaborator.
  2. Determine the challenges of Global Collaboration.
  3. Identify pathways to Global Collaboration in your unique setting.
  4. Communicate effectively with your fellow Global Collaborators (colleagues and students that are geographically close to you or far; they could be on the other side of the world or down the street).

What you'll do:

  1. Watch 10-minutes of digital stories with detailed descriptions on global collaboration
  2. Read and explore curated resources on global collaboration
  3. Ideate and develop a feasible Global Collaboration project with room to expand

Who this course is designed for:

All educators—administrators, educational developers, early education through high school classroom teachers, informal educators, and education job seekers or career changers toward the field of education.

What you'll receive:

Upon fulfilling course requirements, participants will receive a certificate indicating 5 recertification hours from Arizona State University.


Meet the instructors

Dr. Annie Hale - Director, Research and Development Pathfinder Center, Biodesign Institute. Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation. Faculty Associate, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures

Dr. Hale is based at the Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA. She is a Director of Research and Development for the Biodesign Pathfinder Center. Dr. Hale's work combines the fields of science and technology studies, sustainability, and design from a human-centered approach. Her research interests focus on the question: How do people construct and understand the world around them, and, in turn, how do those constructs change the way people engage with their world? She directs a variety of educational programs that target sustainability and 21st-century learning that aim to inspire, engage, and empower a variety of publics, from educators to community leaders, through elegantly-designed experiences. Dr. Hale is a learning design expert weaving in best pedological practices for online, hybrid, flipped, and face-to-face learning experiences. With a background in design, Dr. Hale creates experiences that are simple, smart, and well-conceived.

Dr. Leanna Archambault - Associate Professor, Learning Design and Technology, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Program Coordinator, Learning Design and Technology M.Ed.

Dr. Leanna Archambault is an Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology within the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Her research areas include teacher preparation for K-12 online and blended classrooms, the use of innovative technologies to improve learning outcomes, and sustainability literacy for preservice and inservice teachers.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does it mean to be a Global Collaborator?

Simply, it means that you work with people or share accurate descriptions of people across demographic, geographic, political or other divides. Global collaboration happens across the world, with people whom you might have never thought of connecting with, or even people in your own town down the street. “Global” in our context means that collaboration is bringing together diverse participants to work toward a common goal, meaning that specific preparation and skills are key to success. This is a vital skill for educators to possess and students to learn. In today's world, we do not want to "other" other people, rather work toward common ground, shared goals and sense of belonging, find ways to make the world seem connected and less bifurcated.


Will I learn how to start my own global collaboration projects?

Yes! We will share personal learning, creating networks with colleagues or jumping into a full blown project around the world. Examples include simple things you can do on your own, such as learning and exploring white privilege, explore other people and places, including cultures, heritage, shared belonging such as foods, books, art, and more. Your educator learning journey can spill over to new experiences for your students by considering simple class projects that can be done during quick class time. Alternatively, you can start with your own networks and have a cultural exchange of music, movies, books, or games. Lastly, you can use online resources to help you connect with other educators interested in global collaboration and start a project with a classroom anywhere in the world!


Is this an introductory class?

Yes. Providing enough information to get started, and leaving room for expansion on this topic with curated resources and links.