Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Global Education Day at ISTE in Chicago - Sunday, June 24th


Global Education Day, our annual meet-up for global educators, takes place at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE) on Sunday, June 24th, from 2 - 5pm at the convention center. This is a free and participatory event, featuring inspirational ignite talks by noted educators and organizations working to connect classrooms, as well as round-table discussions in which educators showcase specific examples of global projects and initiatives.

More information on Global Education Day can be found at https://www.globaledmeetup.com. This event is very popular and always has a wait-list. ISTE has asked us to change our registration procedures this year because of security and badging concerns, so please note the following:
  • Global Education Day will remain a FREE event. However, you will need to pay for the ISTE conference in order to attend Global Education Day.  You will need to add "Global Education Day" to your ISTE registration at https://conference.iste.org/2018.
  • Right now, there are about 175 people already registered with ISTE to attend Global Education Day at ISTE. We have about 75 spots remaining, so it is essential that you register as soon as possible if you want to attend Global Education Day. 
  • There will be a waiting list put into place once ISTE has about 250 registrants for Global Education Day through their system.
  • If you register through ISTE for Global Education Day and cannot attend for any reason, make sure to remove Global Education Day from your registration through ISTE.
  • Information about signing up to facilitate roundtables, lead ignite talks and participate in the global resources smackdown will be sent to those who register with ISTE around May 1, 2018. 
We will be streaming this event via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/globaledcon and will be making resources gathered from Global Education Day available publicly on the day of the event. “Like” our page on Facebook for updates and join our community at http://globaleducationconference.org. You can also find us on Twitter at @GlobalEdCon and follow all the action through the hashtag #globaled18.

Global Education Day 2017 in San Antonio

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

"Hack (Your) Education" - 12th Annual Unconference at ISTE on June 23rd in Chicago


We're pleased to (finally!) announce the 2018 Hack Education unconference day, Saturday, June 23rd, at ISTE in Chicago. Sorry for the delay--there have been some changes on the ISTE side around security and badging, and we were finalizing arrangements with Participate (our exclusive sponsor again this year--wahoo!).

So, here's the deal. Hack Education is still a great event for beginners and regular attenders alike. It's still an amazing community experience filled with interesting conversations in a highly social environment. It's still free (well, sort of, see below)--thanks to the amazing generosity of ISTE and Participate. It is still the event to attend at ISTE because of all the connecting and sharing. It's still an "unconference," and is still organized by the participants in real time on-site. There are still no formal presentations, just "conversations" that you or others facilitate. And it's still a blast.

BUT... because ISTE has had to increase their security around entering the convention center, everyone attending will need to have an official ISTE2018 badge. There is no additional cost to attend Hack Education, but the badge requirement means that you will actually have to be registered for ISTE (which, of course, is not free). In the past it has always been fun to be able to open the doors of Hack Education even to those who might not be able to afford to go to the actual ISTE conference, but we understand this requirement and appreciate that ISTE is still allowing us to hold our event as "non-premium" so that there is no extra charge to be there.

So, to sign up for Hack Education, you need to do so as part of the main ISTE registration, and you'll get a ticket for the event on your badge, which you'll have to present at the door. This actually went live on the ISTE registration site before we were able to map out all the details, and as of last week there were already 173 people signed up (we can take 350 before we have to go to a wait-list). So don't delay?

The first ever Hack Education unconference (called EduBloggerCon) at ISTE (then NECC), in 2007 in Atlanta. Whom do you recognize?

One bit of fun this year is that we are going to play with the "Hack Education" name. You can see in the above logo that we've nicknamed this year's event "Hack (Your) Education," with an emphasis on the creative ways that you (as teachers and administrators and students) create your own learning solutions. I'm looking forward to what I know will be some great conversation sessions on this idea, and Participate is excited to explore as well how they can support you in hacking your education (and may even be bringing some cool swag for attendees...)!

Our Saturday night after-party will be part of a bigger Participate social event, so stay tuned for more information on that. Coordinating and information emails will go out in the coming weeks through the ISTE system to those who are signed up for Hack Education. We'll also post updates on ISTEunplugged.com. For those who are tracking the sister-event Lucy Gray and I hold on Sunday afternoon, Global Education Day, its registration is being managed in the same way as part of the general ISTE registration process (it's just as full and only has 250 spots, so jump on that quickly, too!).

One final word... There's a new, upstart, scooter man in ISTE-town. I hope he doesn't think that by using one of those fancy, electric, no-effort, silicon-valley-friendly scooters he's somehow going to avoid the annual scooter showdown. With Peggy George no longer able to travel to ISTE, she'll have to call the race remotely. Richard, check with Kecia so you know the competitive level to prepare for, then name the time and place...





Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The Spring 2018 Global Education Fair (Online) - May 4th!


Looking to take your school global? Working on a classroom global-connection project? Join us live on Friday, May 4th, for the Spring 2018 Global Education Fair, a free, virtual meet and greet for teachers and school districts to connect with global organizations and projects.

The Global Education Fair (GlobalEdFair.org) is modeled after traditional vendor or college fairs, but takes place entirely online, allowing participants from all corners of the world to access information about the best global education resources and programs.

The "exhibit hall" will be open for viewing the whole week starting Monday, April 30th, to learn about the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations from their description and video previews. Live chat will then be available on Friday from 2:00 - 5:00 pm US Eastern Daylight Time (click for your own time zone)--you can click into live virtual session rooms to talk or ask questions of organization representatives to find out about their tools, services, projects, and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning.


Our previous Global Ed Fair had the following exhibitors!
  • American Foreign Service Association
  • Amigos de las Americas
  • ASCD
  • Asia Society Center for Global Education
  • Blue Planet Writers' Room
  • Boston Latin School
  • California International Studies Project
  • Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
  • Digital Promise Global
  • E-Debiyyat Project
  • eCYBERMISSION AEOP Program
  • Empatico
  • Flat Connections
  • GENE - Global Education Network Europe
  • Global Glimpse
  • Global Oneness Project
  • Global Online Academy
  • Global STEM Education Center, Inc
  • iEARN-USA
  • IREX: Teacher Exchange Programs
  • IVECA International Virtual Schooling
  • Know My World
  • Minds Abroad
  • NEXT.cc STEAM by Design E-Learning
  • NextVista.org
  • One To World's Global Classroom
  • One World: Future Ready
  • OneWorld Classrooms
  • Participate
  • Plastic Pollution. How Can we Go and Save Greener?
  • Shakespeare Fellowship
  • SIMA Classroom
  • TakingItGlobal
  • The MY HERO Project - International Film Festival
  • The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship
  • The Stevens Initiative
  • Travelling Tales
  • U.S. Institute of Peace
  • UNICEF USA
  • University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies
  • World Savvy
  • World View, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Write Our World
  • Xploreo

Interesting in exhibiting? The purpose of this event is to connect educators to companies and organizations working in the global education space. Educators who want to promote specific non-commercial projects can exhibit for free. There is a nominal fee involved for non-profits and companies to exhibit, and a standard fee for for-profit organizations. Information and registration for exhibitors is HERE.

See you online!

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Global Leadership Summit - Streaming Live Today from Boston


We're in Boston today for the third annual Global Leadership Summit, hosted by ASCD and GlobalEd Events. We invite you to join us for portions of our day through a livestream broadcast on Facedbook at https://www.facebook.com/globaledcon/ (click on "videos" to the left or refresh if you're not seeing the live video).

We will be streaming those parts of the program that are in bold in the agenda below. To see the speaker details, you can go HERE.

Agenda (US - Eastern Daylight Time)

8:00 – Coffee and sign-in
8:30 – Welcome
8:45 – Opening Keynote: Entryways to Global Education: Local Solutions for Going Global 
9:30 – Panel 1: Global Education Advocacy and Implementation Success Stories: Learning from Trailblazing Leaders
10:30 – Break
10:45 – Panel 2: Debating Global Education Barriers and Solutions: Expert Insights from Leaders in the Field
11:45 – Panel Debrief
12:00 – Lunch (provided)
12:30 – Ignite Talks
1:00 – Roundtable Workshops 1
1:45 – Roundtable Workshops 2
2:30 – Closing Discussion: Taking Ideas to Action 
3:30 – End of Event

About the Summit

Looking for innovative and effective ways to lead classroom, school, or district initiatives that prepare all students to thrive in college, careers, and as citizens in our diverse, globally-connected world? The day-long Global Leadership Summit, co-hosted by ASCD and the Global Education Conference Network, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders to provide participants the unique opportunity to:
  • Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that teach students empathy, valuing diverse perspectives, cross-cultural communication and collaboration skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving around real-world issues.
  • Network with innovative and inspiring teachers, principals, district leaders, thought leaders, and NGOs committed to educating students for a diverse, global society.
  • Receive resources and generate new ideas that can help you make immediate changes in your educational context.
  • Share best programs and practices in advocating for and implementing global learning initiatives with educators around the country and the world.
  • Find out how you can get involved with and utilize ASCD’s global engagement resources.
This professional learning event includes thought-provoking practitioner and expert panelists, inspiring ignite talks, and hands-on roundtable discussions that will provide practical tools, strategies, and ideas that you can immediately implement in your school, district, or organization. Lunch is included. 

The Global Leadership Summit is a pre-conference special event at ASCD’s Empower18: The Conference for Every Educator and part of the Global Education Conference Network’s third annual Global Leadership Week.  

Many Thanks to Our Global Ed Events Sponsors



At Participate, we believe learning has no limits.

All learners deserve access to quality education that prepares them to succeed in an increasingly global society.

Participate strives to be a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens that empowers learners to engage with the world around them. As a proud B Corporation, we promise to support educators as they actively participate in learning communities, ignite change and create impact on a global scale.



QFI inspires meaningful connections to the Arab world by creating a global community of diverse learners and educators and connecting them through effective and collaborative learning environments —inside and outside the classroom. Through our activities, QFI is committed to providing K-12 students in Qatar, the Americas, and the United Kingdom (UK) with the intellectual, communicative, and cultural competencies that will enable them to be engaged global citizens.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

DigitalCitizenship.com 2018 Online Conference - Seeking Your Input!


Lucy Gray and I are organizing a online/virtual 2018 Digital Citizenship Conference, and we are asking for input on topics, speakers, resources, and best times to hold the event. Let us know what you think, and join the DigitalCitizenship.com network to be kept updated on the event and all developments (you can also fill out the survey there as well).




Special thanks to Josh Whiting in the Educational Technology Department of Granite School District (UT) for use of the header graphic!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Global Leadership Week Starting! Event List + Join Us in Boston on Friday

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long convening of virtual and face to face events designed to celebrate leadership through global action in K20 education. GLW is an opportunity for education leaders to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.

We invite you to join with the global community for one of the virtual events this week, or to join us physically in Boston on Friday for the third-annual Global Leadership Summit, a day-long convening of AMAZING global education experts, co-hosted by ASCD and Global Education Events (GlobalEdCon).

Have a great week!

EVENTS
(Go HERE for connecting details, to see in your own time zone, and for any event additions or updates.)

Mon, March 19, 8pm – 9pm (US Eastern Daylight Time)
Teaching and Learning Online with SPICE: Global Competence, Global Perspectives
"This webinar introduces three Stanford-designed online courses for high school students in the United States that leverage digital learning to develop global competence and diverse perspectives. The focus is driven by the following essential question: how do we cultivate global citizens through digital learning? Our objectives are to introduce teachers and students to innovative online courses—the Reischauer Scholars Program, Sejong Korean Scholars Program, and China Scholars Program—that connect high school students in the United States to content on Japan, Korea, and China, respectively."

Mon, March 19, 8pm – 9pm (US Eastern Daylight Time)
Using EdTech to Foster Global Competence & Citizenship
"#Edtechchat is a weekly Twitter chat discussing all things education technology related. This chat will discuss using edtech to foster global competency with guest moderator Lucy Gray @elemenous.
Specific project/event directions for participation.: Do a search for the #edtechchat hashtag on Twitter at the chat start time and join the conversation!"

Wed, March 21, 10am – 11am (US Eastern Daylight Time)
Multilingual Multicultural Multimedia: Globally Connected Mobile Learning Projects
"This presentation showcases our international collaborations developing multilingual and multicultural multimedia project using mobile devices in teacher education; offers creative strategies for producing mobile apps with youth and developing educational app integrating world languages and 21st century skills; provides the results of participatory action research project among pre-service teachers; describes participants' reactions and experiences with new technologies and showcases their multimedia projects and digital stories. By collaborating with educators and students in Azerbaijan and in the US, we conducted an action research study and co-developed research-based multilingual app that promotes world literature, history, and culture. In conclusion, we explore how the use of educational apps and handheld devices in global education combines knowledge, reflection, and action; promotes global literacies; and prepares the new generation to be responsible members of a multicultural, global society."

Wed, March 21, 7pm – 8pm (US Eastern Daylight Time)
Know My World BeingGlobal Project
"Know My World would like to know how different classrooms are leading the conversation of Global Competence in different cultures and countries. The Know My World BeingGlobal project is a collective contribution of statements and artwork from classrooms around the globe that answers the prompt: What does it mean to be a member of the global community? Contribute to our collective, view the video release of the classroom responses, talk about it on Twitter #knowmyworld."

Thu, March 22, 2pm – 3pm (US Eastern Daylight Time)
MY HERO - Teaching Heroism using Digital Media
"Explore with the MY HERO Team ways that you can increase global understanding, encourage cross-cultural awareness, and develop skills in digital media production in the theme of heroism. This workshop is for teachers and students!"

Thu, March 22, 8pm – 9pm (US Eastern Daylight Time)
#GlobalEdChat on Teacher Leadership in Global Education
"A special #Globaledchat to celebrate Global Leadership Week. Join Asia Society, NEA Foundation, and GlobalEdCon on Twitter for this hour long discussion!"

Fri, March 23,  8:30am – 3:30pm (US Eastern Daylight Time) IN BOSTON
2018 Global Leadership Summit
"How can leaders in classrooms, schools, districts, and education policy arenas support students with the competencies to thrive in college, in careers, and as citizens in diverse communities? The Global Leadership Summit will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive, engaging program that aims to move the needle on global education toward advocacy and implementable actions in classrooms, schools, districts, and policy arenas."





Many Thanks to Our Global Ed Events Sponsors


At Participate, we believe learning has no limits.

All learners deserve access to quality education that prepares them to succeed in an increasingly global society.

Participate strives to be a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens that empowers learners to engage with the world around them. As a proud B Corporation, we promise to support educators as they actively participate in learning communities, ignite change and create impact on a global scale.

QFI inspires meaningful connections to the Arab world by creating a global community of diverse learners and educators and connecting them through effective and collaborative learning environments —inside and outside the classroom. Through our activities, QFI is committed to providing K-12 students in Qatar, the Americas, and the United Kingdom (UK) with the intellectual, communicative, and cultural competencies that will enable them to be engaged global citizens.

Join the GEC Network for Updates
Want to know more about global education and future global ed events? Join our free online community.


Monday, March 05, 2018

Participate in Global Leadership Week 2018 | March 19 - 23


Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a weeklong convening of virtual and face to face events designed to celebrate leadership through global action in K20 education. It will take place March 19 - 23, 2018. GLW is an opportunity for education leaders to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.

GLW is designed for students, teachers, teacher educators, non-profit personnel and those in the corporate world. We seek to empower leaders in these communities. During Global Leadership Week, partner organizations, companies, school districts and individual schools will design and host virtual events to showcase thought leadership. These events will be listed on a GLW calendar posted to our website. Our event hashtag is #globaled18 and you can follow conversations about GLW on Twitter.


How to Connect Online with Global Leaders!

Below are four ways you can participate...

1. Host a Global Leadership Week Virtual or In Person Event
During Global Leadership Week, partner organizations, companies, school districts and individual schools will design and host their own virtual events to showcase thought leadership. These events will be listed on the GLW calendar posted to our website. Submit your activity at any time and we'll promote it.

2. Participate in Global Leadership Week Events Hosted By Partner Organizations
During Global Leadership Week, other groups who support global education leadership will be hosting virtual events. Specific directions and the full event calendar are located on our website.

3. Attend the Third Annual Global Leadership Summit at the ASCD Empower 18 Conference
We are co-hosting our face-to-face summit with ASCD in Boston. MA. This special networking event will take place on March 23, 2018. Paid registration is required.

4. Attend or Exhibit at the Global Education Online Fair (NOW MAY 4th)
Looking to take your school global? Come find out about tools, services, projects and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning! Check out the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations at the Global Education Fair, a free, virtual meet and greet for educators and school districts. This online event is designed to increase opportunities for collaboration around the globe while supporting initiatives that focus on cultural awareness, global citizenship, and equity and diversity in education.  Attendees register here and exhibitors register here.


Many Thanks to Our Global Ed Events Sponsors



At Participate, we believe learning has no limits.

All learners deserve access to quality education that prepares them to succeed in an increasingly global society.

Participate strives to be a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens that empowers learners to engage with the world around them. As a proud B Corporation, we promise to support educators as they actively participate in learning communities, ignite change and create impact on a global scale.



QFI inspires meaningful connections to the Arab world by creating a global community of diverse learners and educators and connecting them through effective and collaborative learning environments —inside and outside the classroom. Through our activities, QFI is committed to providing K-12 students in Qatar, the Americas, and the United Kingdom (UK) with the intellectual, communicative, and cultural competencies that will enable them to be engaged global citizens.



TakingITGlobal is one of the world's leading networks of young people learning about, engaging with, and working towards tackling global challenges.

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