International Education Washington
Summit Planning Meeting - May 26, 2004
Garfield High School, Seattle 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
400 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Room 212 -- Kjell Rye's technology classroom at the south end of the building; you can enter from Alder Street, if you like.
Michele Anciaux Aoki, Kjell Rye, Kristi Rennenbohm Franz, Aysha Haq
The group further explored the theme of the Summit and discussed the definition of international education, inclusivity, technology and what we would like the Summit participants to walk away with.
Traditionally, international education has been built on the model of “we need to show the world how to do things” and learning “about” the world as opposed to learning “with” the world. There is the traditional knowledge box (give out static information that always stays the same) and there is the contrasting concept of Generativity (continually revising new information, continually revising assumptions).
Building “relationships” was also discussed as a key component of international education.
Can the theme of the Summit be an invitation to explore a question?
OTHER BRAINSTORMING IDEAS
What would you like others to walk away with by the end of the day?
There are many ways to engage individuals on the topic of technology – have someone from iEARN guide them; have a forum/discussion; hands-on simulation.
Kristi Rennenbohm Franz will work to organize at least one video conferencing option where participants connect live with someone outside the U.S. Where the person/teacher from another country will invite Summit participants/Washingtonians to learn with the world.
Kjell Rye shared his students’ experiences with the Garfield Technology Academy learning around the world.
Suggestion to network with and involve Peace Corps, their World Wide program.
NEXT SUMMIT PLANNING MEETING:
Thursday June 10 at 3:30-4:30 at Seattle Community College District Boardroom.
The Boardroom is located on the ground floor of the Siegal Center, corner of Harvard and Pike. Siegal Center is a block away from Seattle Central Community College. You may follow the exits/directions to Seattle Central Community College, and you will find Siegal Center on the corner of Harvard and Pike. Here are the directions to SCCC: http://seattlecentral.edu/map/ - This meeting will be followed by a General Coalition meeting from 4:30-5:30 in the same location.