Teaching global studies is a complex endeavor.
Where do you begin?
Do you focus on regions of the world? Global issues? Current events?
With so much information out there it can be overwhelming to process it all and present it in a way that makes sense to students. You cannot do it alone. World Geo Chat is here to help!
World Geo Chat is both a blog and a professional learning community which meets weekly on Twitter. The best part is that you don’t have to wait for the weekly meeting to reach out. Through Twitter you can connect to members of the #worldgeochat community anytime for suggestions, ideas, and feedback.
Educators have a chance to share and collect resources within the hour long Twitter chat. Afterwards you can head to the World Geo Chat website to see the archives. Sample topics for 2018 include: student engagement, teaching through sports (Olympics/World Cup), The Global Goals, and specific regions of the world. With so many topics there is something for everyone.
Articles include helpful strategies and stories about teaching experiences we can all relate to. As it states on the website, World Geo Chat is a community of learners “who work with each other and for each other”. If we can all do a little bit more of that as educators the world will be a much better place.