Presentation A: Examining COIL as a Signature Pedagogy for Educational Leaders
Linda Rae Markert, Professor and Director, Project BLEND, SUNY Oswego
Abstract: Participants are invited to learn about the challenges & successes an educational administration faculty member encountered to transform a capstone course for leadership candidates to include a globally networked academic experience. The discussion focuses on the “implicit structure” of signature pedagogies. Are graduate students in educational leadership sensitized to the larger world by deepening their understanding of how they are perceived as aspiring leaders, and how they perceive others in this global profession?
Presentation B: Intersections of COIL, Teacher Education, & the Global Read Aloud: Global Connectedness and 21st-Century Collaborations
Jennifer M. King, Visiting Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, SUNY Geneseo
Abstract: This presentation, focused on reflective practice, shares how pre-service teachers built global awareness through the intersection of literature, digital tools, and global partners as they participated in the 2014 Global Read Aloud, an annual initiative in which teachers and students around the globe connect virtually to discuss common texts. Key findings pertain to experiences with global connectedness, cultural understandings, 21st-century collaborations and skills, academic expectations, and the GRA as a site of “possibilities.”