Let’s stop talking about meaningful global empowerment for youth and start doing it (Online Model United Nations wrap-up)

I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Lisa Martin, Kristin Rowe, and their students for taking over my blog for the past week. All of the guest posts regarding Online Model United Nations (O-MUN) are linked below.

This is the kind of powerful, global, student-driven learning that is possible if we adults are willing to make it happen. As school leaders, we say that we want meaningful, collaborative, cross-border interactions for our youth. We say that we want to empower students to make a difference in the world. Let’s stop talking about it and start doing it. As the O-MUN movement shows us, our children are willing and able to step up and help us…

  1. Connected global youth and the Online Model United Nations movement
  2. The nuts and bolts of online debating
  3. Palestinian-Israeli citizen calling for peace, making her voice heard through Online Model United Nations
  4. Online Model United Nations: Raising our voices
  5. Junior Online Model United Nations: Connecting masters and apprentices
  6. Why do teachers have an excuse when it comes to technology in the classrooms?
  7. Making connected learning the norm: What will it take?

One Response to “Let’s stop talking about meaningful global empowerment for youth and start doing it (Online Model United Nations wrap-up)”

  1. Dr. McLeod,

    What Lisa Martin, Kristin Rowe and their students are doing is remarkable, yet replicable. O-MUN is a powerful example of how students can harness technology to make a difference in the world. As you said, “Let’s stop talking about it and start doing it.” IMAGINE if all of the classrooms in the world taught world peace and global citizenship.

    As an Islamic school principal taking leave to study School Technology Leadership at the University of Kentucky’s CASTLE Program, that is what I intend to do, God willing…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpBjpEAtQKM

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