I am Michelle Carton, the K-6 librarian at Tudor Elementary School in Anchorage, Alaska. As a global educator, I get a chance to connect students to projects and students all over the world. We are starting this year by ramping up International Dot Day which is September 15th.
We are looking for teachers, classrooms, authors, artists, scientists, activists, etc. from all over the world to connect with us by doing the following:
Read or Watch (youtube) The Dot by Peter Reynolds.
Have students talk and share about how they will make their mark on the world.
Think about / talk about the symbolism of the story and include you will make a mark on the world.
Create a "dot" with whatever medium you choose for yourself and/or for students.
Connect with my students, for 25 minutes, using Skype or Hangouts, to cross-share our dots and talk about how we in the world are all connected, like a circle or "dot." The sign up is at SignUpGenius.
Watch our Dot Day Promo Video here.
You can "sign up" to be a part of the Global International Dot Day Movement (at my school, we make it dot week!).
With students, we check out the gallery.
"Dots" can be physical art, digital art, photographs, "dot" songs/writing, and/or whatever your imagination creates!
Why dot day matters (why global connecting and global citizenship matters).
A few unique things here in Alaska and you can share a few unique things about where you live.
Students will then have a chance to introduce themselves, share their "dots", and tell how they will make their mark on the world.