The next step after 'connection' - keeping the momentum going through effective communication.

What are 21st Century communication skills?

  • Intrapersonal
  • Interpersonal (face-to-face)
  • Interpersonal (not face-to-face)
  • Technopersonal skills - what are these?

Communication modes

What are the opportunities? what are the challenges?
  • Synchronous
  • Asynchronous

Communication between colleagues at TGS

How effective are each of these right now?

Communication between teachers and students at TGS

How effective are each of these right now?
  • Email
  • Spot
  • Collaborative learning spaces
  • Online meeting spaces
  • Calendar
  • Other?

More Guiding Questions

What are effective communication skills for learning?
How do we encourage these effective communication skills?
What are the characteristics of an effective meeting? an effective online meeting?
What are some ground rules for communicating globally?
What questions do you have?

An example from one school

How would you edit this for TGS?
Learners at XXXX are encouraged to become effective communicators while exploring communication methods and techniques in many forms.
By doing this they will:
  • Aim to:
    • be precise with their language,
    • probe for clarification,
    • fully understand concepts and one another,
    • connect their understanding to the real world.
    • develop directions for future investigations
  • Understand that:
    • technology brings about rapid change, including moral and ethical considerations,
    • purpose and audience for communication determine the appropriate media choice.
    • design and medium choices impact the quality and effectiveness of communications.
  • Reflect on, organize, analyze, interpret, and synthesize information in order to effectively communicate and create ideas.
  • Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.