Global Creation - Flattening Your Classroom with the Common Core

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Engage your students and flatten your classroom walls!
Join us on this global adventure that will connect you and your students to the world.

YouTube Presentation


  1. Intro: Welcome
  2. Survey
  3. What is Global Creation?
    1. Brainstorming
    2. CCSS and How They Fit
    3. Tools and PLN
  4. Example Projects and Ideas - how to find the perfect fit?
  5. Matrix
    1. Grades K-5 and 6-12
    2. Common Core Matrix
  6. Tools
    1. Skype/Google Hangout
    2. Educator Virtual PD (EVPD)
    3. Resources
  7. Real-time Examples
    1. Google Hangout with Global educators
    2. Share session
    3. Q & A
  8. Exit Slip

Common CoreAlignment Speaking & Listening (SL) have direct connections.

  • CC.K-12.SL.1 Comprehension and Collaboration: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  • CC.K-12.SL.2 Comprehension and Collaboration: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

  • CC.K-12.SL.3 Comprehension and Collaboration: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

  • CC.K-12.SL.4 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

  • CC.K-12.SL.5 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

  • CC.K-12.SL.6 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

These are vital skills needed to collaborate and contribute effectively with others across the lunch table or across the world.


Standards and Literacies are an integral part of the teaching and learning process. How does a teacher reach those standards and literacies effectively? How can they incorporate connections and collaborations in order for the students to learn and grow? Getting teachers to think “out of the textbook” is not an easy task. When there are so many concepts to cover, it’s easier to go “by the book”. But the “book” doesn’t have to be the end all-be all, the “book” can be the start, and the “world” can be the main focus. Using Skype and Google Hangouts, teachers can connect with other classrooms, professionals and other educators globally.

Using the Common Core Standards, as well as AASL Learning Standards, Marzano’s Literacies, Bloom’s Taxonomy, and STEM Standards as the basis of learning, teachers can connect, collaborate, and create lessons that will get the students ready for college and beyond. They will also learn about diverse histories and cultures. Global awareness is an essential feature of these standards and literacies. In order to get that global dimension, teachers need to connect using tools like Skype, Google, Edmodo, Wikis, Twitter, Blogs, etc. All of these pieces are essential to the teacher and the student. Studies have shown that a curriculum based in the standards emphasized by global education allows students to develop a framework for them to be successful in school as well as in the world.