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Thursday, July 28 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
The Digital Learning Farm as Core Practice

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THINK Global School (TGS) is the world's first global, mobile high school. We have no building we can call home. Instead we take students and faculty from 12 countries to live, study and explore in three different international cities each year--Stockholm, Sydney and Beijing in year one, for example. Instead of bricks and mortar, we have a 3:1 program (iPhones, iPads and MBPs) held together by a custom-made ELGG-based web platform built to support Alan November's Digital Learning Farm concept. Our curriculum model--core learning practiced through applied learning leading to original research--is also wrapped around the students-as-contributors idea. With our nomadic life and continuously evolving program of events and explorations our classroom is defined not by where we are, but by what we do, not by physical space, but by psychological space. The Farm has helped us build the independence of thought and work that is both a practical necessity and a key developmental goal of our school.


In this session we will look at how we set up our technology to support the Digital Learning Farm as a core practice, present some examples of student work and discuss the results of working with the Farm for a year with 15 students from 11 different countries.



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Brad Ovenell-Carter

Director of Educational Technology, Mulgrave School
Brad Ovenell-Carter is the Director of Educational Technology at Mulgrave School, a co-ed K-12 IB school in Vancouver, Canada. Brad is fascinated with the way technology is reshaping education. As an Apple Distinguished Educator he has consulted at individual schools and been asked... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2011 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Imperial Ballroom - 2nd Floor

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