Center for Global Teaching Learning

CGTL: The Center for Global Teaching Learning

a new CATE initiative

CGTL intends to use emerging technologies — cloud computing, multimedia, synchronous and asynchronous networking, computer-based study environments, conceptual maps, immersive worlds, and other tools — to support learning, bridge the digital divide, and improve the use of technology for authentic teaching around the world.

CGTL empowers teachers and learners to use technology to:

  • facilitate communication and inter-group dialog;
  • evoke and share narratives of place and ethnography;
  • teach and learn across distance;
  • develop inquiry-driven studies of data and texts;
  • facilitate collaborative conceptual model building;
  • foster educational partnerships across regions or borders.

Specific projects include:

  • COPELLS Project: an NSF-funded (2009) collaboration with the national department of education (ILCE) in Mexico to provide richly enhanced online science modules for English Language Learners in Oregon middle schools;
  • India Council for Integral Education (ICIE): successful collaboration (2009) between CGTL and the Sri Aurobindo Society (Pondicherry, India) to create the first Indian affiliate organization of ISTE (the International Society for Technology in Education);
  • The India Teachers Service Project: a collaborative project (2009) with CGTL and ICIE to provide professional development in India for teachers using technology (in proposal stage);
  • Sakhalin/Siuslaw Partnership: international environmental education (2005-2008) (wild salmon habitat restoration — Sakhalin Island, Russia and Mapleton, Oregon school district);
  • AP Russian: online Russian language learning (2007-present; Irkutsk State Technical University; Russia);
  • Every Language in Every School: initiated in collaboration with the Irkutsk State Linguistic University in Russia to develop online classes for high school students who wish to study from a native speaking, Russian as a Second Language teacher, who is living in Russia. Key People: Tom Layton, Uladzimir Slabin.
  • Sapsikwala Resource Center: online resources for Native American educators (2008-present).

Contact: Carolyn Harper Knox, Ph.D.

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