For Course 3, our Online 13 participants collaborated on their final Course 3 project to deepen their experience of a globally collaborative project. Groups had a couple of options for their project. They could…
Create a unit planner based on the enduring understandings of this course that supports students in becoming Creative Communicators and Global Collaborators (ISTE Standards for Students 6 and 7).
Create a 2-4 hour professional development program based on the enduring understandings from this course that support educators to grow as Collaborators and Facilitators (ISTE Standard for Educators 4 & 6).
The Online 13 COETAILers organized into three collaborative groups with members across the globe and created three amazing units that could be adapted and implemented in a variety of contexts. They also include many useful and relevant resources and provide guidance for implementation and options for differentiation and choice. See below for more information about their units and links to unit planners and additional resources.
Digital Wellness + How we express ourselves with media
The goal of this unit is to create a digital piece of media that explains an aspect of digital well-being for a specific audience adapting lessons from Common Sense Education’s curriculum (grade 12). Additionally, each member created digital media workshops for students focused on communicating messages effectively.
Learn more from their Digital Wellness + How we express ourselves with media unit plan and their individual blog posts which include their process, inspiration, context, and reflections.
- Course 3 Summative Project | Global Collaboration (Justin)
- You, Me And Iste – Coetail Course Three Final Project (David)
- A Celebration Of Collaborative Relationships Built On Trust (Danielle)
- And now, may I present to you my Course 3 final project: A unit on digital wellbeing! (Megan)
Sharing Knowledge with Infographics
The goal of this project is for students to design an infographic to share and inform others on a self-selected topic for younger students. After exploring different infographics to understand the purpose and function of this particular text type, students apply their understanding by creating their own infographic on a particular area of interest. Students also use effective research strategies and peer feedback to create their infographics.
For individual perspectives and reflections on their collaborative project, see their Course 3 Final Project blog posts.
- Course 3 Final Project (Brandon)
- Course 3 Final Project – Sharing Knowledge With Infographics (Michael)
- Course Three – Final Project (Coleton)
A Self-Led Inquiry Into Fostering Collaborative and Creative Community of Critical Thinkers and Effective Empathetic Communicators
This unit is focused on adult learning by facilitating a multi-session professional development course that helps colleagues learn how to use GSuite for Educaiton tools for greater communication and collaboration with colleagues and their students. The goal is to create community building using G-Suite tools for Educators by developing the knowledge and skills through learning challenges while improving their instruction in the areas of communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Each session includes engaging and relevant activities, resources, and digital tools shared in the unit plan.
For more background information on the collaborative projects, check out these individual blog posts….
- Connecting For Collaboration And Communicating Creatively: How Creative Visual Aids Enhance Communication Skills (Lana)
- Course #3 Final Project (Abigail)
- Coaching the Teachers: Final Project (Colin)
All of these groups overcame the challenges of busy schedules and time zone differences to create outstanding unit planners on relevant and engaging topics for students and teachers which reflects all of their variety of experiences coupled with their Course 3 learning and their openness to collaboration.