Monday, June 13, 2016

Final Schedule + Speakers Posted - Join Us for "Library as Classroom" Mini Conference This Wednesday

The second of our three free Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: "Library as Classroom," is this Wednesday, June 15th! There is still time to register to join us from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone), or to be able to watch the recordings at your convenience. The full schedule is below.

This is a free event, being held online. Please register HERE to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterwards. Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 network to be able to connect with and correspond with 22,000 other individuals in the library world, and to be kept updated on this and future events. All times are Pacific Daylight Time below. Register to see in your own time zone.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
12:00 pm (PDT):

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom
Michael Stephens, Michael Casey, Brian Kenney, Joyce Valenza, and Jessamyn West.

1:00 pm (PDT)

Fast and Fit Brain Training: Through a Library Service Delivery Model, Year Two
Patricia Shepard Sohmer, M.A., Park County Public Library Manager

FutureForce: A new type of education for a new type of student
Megan Egbert, District Programs Manager, Meridian Library District

Special Collections in the Classroom: Embedding Special Collections in an Undergraduate History Course
Teresa Gray, Public Services Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives, Vanderbilt University

The Library Makerspace as Classroom
Lauren Di Monte, Librarian & NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University Libraries

1:30 pm (PDT)

Beyond the Library as Classroom: Two-Generation and Family Learning
Lorette McWilliams, Research Analyst, Harvard Family Research Project

Building a Learning Community Through Public Libraries 
Margaret Penn, Branch Manager, Gwinnett County Public Library

OERs (Open Educational Resources) at the Junction of Library and Classroom 
David V. Loertscher, Professor, School of Information, San Jose State University

Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamificiation
Tasha Squires - Learning Resource Center Teacher (School Librarian),  O'Neill Middle School

2:00 pm (PDT)

Incorporating Making Culture into the Curriculum-Wilson Library's Journey
Amy Jiang, Coordinator of Library Technology, Wilson Library, University of La Verne

Library as a Classroom for Library Staff
Sally Pewhairangi, Director, Finding Heroes

Thinking outside the curriculum: Education throughout the research lifecycle
Joshua Sadvari, Research Commons Program Manager & GIS Specialist, The Ohio State University Libraries

When It Comes to Curriculum, One Size Does NOT Fit All:Follett’s Lightbox is the Interactive, Fun Resource for All Teaching and Learning Styles
Mitch Coulter, Senior Product Manager, Follett School Solutions

2:30 pm (PDT)

Closing Keynote: Sean Casserly

MORE INFORMATION

In A New Culture of Learning, authors Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown write, “Where imaginations play, learning happens.” This could and should define our services for now and in the future. The library as creative classroom means we approach the learning opportunities we create with thought, user-directed planning, and insights from research. This classroom may include physical spaces for instruction and discovery as well as online, multiscale platforms aimed at social learning and participation.

Libraries of all kinds serve as formal and informal creative classrooms, supporting learners by employing emerging strategies in learning and engagement. These include: play, collaborative exploration of ideas and technologies, and other innovations. There are notable examples of academic, public, and K-12 library spaces that have become creative classrooms. These feature community learning spaces to help learners achieve, game-focused initiatives that make the library a laboratory for exploration, creation zones with requisite digital and 3-D hardware for building things, and potentially endless opportunities to connect virtually with people worldwide.

The library as classroom requires inspired and insightful management that can do those things and more. The library as classroom also requires well-trained, user-focused staff who understand how people of all ages can learn socially. Art programs, DIY tinkering, locally sourced expert forums, and LOOCs (local open online courses) are all part of this ­curriculum.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2016 on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

WEBINAR PLATFORM:
The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate, and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. Verify that you are using a compatible version of Java (Complete Steps 1 and 2). Additional information will be sent with the final conference information after registration.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:



Michael Stephens
Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University
@mstephens7

Dr. Michael Stephens is Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University. He presents to both national and international audiences about emerging technologies, learning, innovation, and libraries. Since 2010, Dr. Stephens has written the monthly column “Office Hours” for Library Journal exploring the issues, ideas, and emerging trends in libraries and LIS education. To review Dr. Stephen’s archive of work, visit his Tame the Web website and blog http://tametheweb.com.
http://tametheweb.com/

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Michael Casey
Information Technology Director for the Gwinnett County Public Library
@michaelecasey

Michael Casey is currently the Information Technology Director for the Gwinnett County Public Library in metropolitan Atlanta. Named a Mover + Shaker by Library Journal in March 2007, he co-authored (with Michael Stephens) “The Transparent Library” (2014, Amazon KDP) and he co-authored (with Laura Savastinuk) “Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service” (2007, Information Today Press) and is a contributor to “Library 2.0 and Beyond” (2007, Libraries Unlimited). He and Michael Stephens co-authored a monthly column in Library Journal titled “The Transparent Library“. He has written and spoken extensively on the subject of modern library services. Michael holds an MLS from Southern Connecticut State, an MA in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University, and a BA from Duquesne University.
https://about.me/michaelecasey

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Brian Kenney
Director of the White Plains Public Library
@brian_kenney

​Librarian, editor, and author Brian Kenney, Ph.D., is the director of the White Plains Public Library (NY) and a Contributing Editor to Publishers Weekly. ​Previously he was the editorial director of Library Journal and School Library Journal. His misspent youth was spent working in libraries in New York City, including the Brooklyn Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum. His research interest is in understanding the experience of adults reading for pleasure.


Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Joyce Valenza
Assistant Professor in the Master of Information Program, Rutgers University
@joycevalenza

After completely 25 years of joyful practice as a teacher librarian in K12 education, Joyce Valenza joined the faculty of Rutgers University where she is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Information program. Joyce has worked in special, public, and school libraries. She recently published the Social Media Curation, a Library Technology Report for ALA. Joyce writes the NeverendingSearch Blog for School Library Journal and contributes to several other library and edtech publications. She is active in AASL, ALA, ALISE and ISTE and considers herself one of the godmothers of the #tlchat network.
http://about.me/jvalenza

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Jessamyn West
Library Technologist
@jessamyn

Jessamyn West is a librarian and community technologist. She helps run the Internet Archive's Open Library project and writes a column for Computers in Libraries magazine. She works with small libraries and businesses in Central Vermont to help them use technology to solve problems.
http://www.librarian.net/

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Sean Casserly
Director of the Johnson County Library

Sean has worked in the library field for more than 20 years. He has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a graduate degree in Library Information Science. He has been the Director of the Johnson County Library for the last 4 years. In his spare time he likes to travel with his wife and read.

Closing Keynote


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ISTE "Unplugged" in Denver - 10th Anniversary of the Education Unconference!


The annual ISTE.org conference is at the end of this month in Denver, Colorado, and for the TENTH year we have a set of grassroots-organized "unplugged" events that you can participate in for free, grounded by the Hack Education unconference and after-party on Saturday, June 26th. Invite your educator friends, because on Saturday you don't even need to be attending ISTE to join the unconference! (You do need to be registered for everything else.)

Really, this is kind of a big deal. You can read the history here, but ten years ago David Warlick suggested on an ISTE wiki that we hold an "edubloggercon" (a meetup of educational bloggers), and if you want to have some fun doing a "who's-who," the picture of that first group of educational bloggers gathering (and many actually meeting for the first time) is below. It's pretty amazing--see the list of those first attendees here! Those who were there will never forget sitting on floors, tables, and anywhere we could downstairs in that Atlanta conference center.


Classroom 2.0 had just been started three months before (originally called School 2.0). MySpace, not Facebook, defined social networking at the time, and boy was it an uphill battle in education for those that could see the value of peer-to-peer social networks for teachers... and talking about student-use was even more outlandish. (Oh, the intense and negative reactions!) Twitter had also just been founded, Educon was launched the next year, and the first EdCamp and the first Global Education Conference--both major evidence of the desire for peer-to-peer professional development--were still three years away. You have to give David (and Anita McAnear from ISTE) some major credit here--his other big idea that year was to have a "bloggers' cafe" area for just chatting during the conference, and Anita made them both happen inside of the ISTE machinery.

Since then EduBloggerCon has become "Hack Education" (hat tip to special host Audrey Watters), and we've developed a fuller set of events that, in aggregate, are called "ISTE unplugged." For several years we even ran "ISTE Live!" where ANYBODY could present, whether or not they had been accepted to speak by the ISTE conference committee (shout-out to some major ed tech stars who got their start presenting that way).

Anyway, it's been a great, great journey. Thanks, everyone. If you were in that first-year group, and you're coming this year, let's be sure to take a reunion photo!

[Oh, and a fun idea alert:  I just purchased the domain name unconference.org--anyone want to blow the doors off next year by holding "the great educational unconference," maybe as its own event? A free, city-wide, multi-day, multi-location education and learning event somewhere? Kind of like the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh? The wheels never stop churning...]

So, here is this year's set of events... Everything is also on http://www.ISTEunplugged.com.

Saturday, June 25th, Hack Education: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Colorado Convention Center. #hacked15 or #hackeducation (anyone wanting to be a volunteer organizer should come at 8:00 am).

Part of the EduBloggerCon tradition, Hack Education is the tenth all-day unconference held the Saturday before ISTE, and it's a great event for beginners and regular attenders alike! Come join us for an amazing community experience filled with interesting conversations in a highly-social environment. Our special guest host will again be Audrey Watters of Hack Education! Educators in the local area are welcome to come, even if they are not registered for or going to attend ISTE.

Hack Education is free (thanks to the amazing generosity of ISTE and our sponsor, CLASSFLOW). IMPORTANT: There is no formal signup, but for planning purposes, communication, and connecting with others, it's helpful to have you indicate your attendance at the Facebook event page here. If you are juggling other activities or travel, you are welcome to join us for any portion of time you want to attend.

Honestly, this is a great event, and many will tell you it is the event to attend at ISTE because it's all about connecting and sharing. Hack Education is based on the idea of an "unconference", and is organized by the participants in real-time on-site. You could also call it a "collaborative conference." There are no formal presentations, just "conversations" that you or others facilitate. Those who lead sessions are not expected to prepare material but just to facilitate discussion. Every year is different but equally fun!

Saturday, June 25th, Evening Party: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mile High Rooftop, 1949 Market St., Denver, CO 80202.

HackEd will wrap up at 4 pm, and we hope you take some time to enjoy the tastes of downtown Denver for dinner before heading to join fellow Unplugged attendees for networking and light food and drinks at the 2016 Hack Education After Party. Part of ISTE Unplugged, the Hack Education After Party is free for attendees, thanks to the support of CLASSFLOW.

There will be an advance registration (with some special benefits) posted shortly at http://www.isteunplugged.com/sat-night-625-party, so check that link in a week or so.

Sunday, June 26th, Global Education Day:  An extension of our annual Global Education Conference, and organized by the incomparable Lucy Gray, Global Ed Day at ISTE is proving to be super-popular. Now in our fourth year, there is limited space at this event in order to make sure it's good for global collaboration and networking (basically, a room with tables instead of stadium-style seating limits our numbers). There are: inspirational ignite talks by noted educators and organizations working to connect classrooms; round-table discussions in which educators will showcase specific examples of global projects; and a global resource "cool tools duel" in which attendees will share the best resources and tools for creating global experiences for students. For more information and to sign up, go to http://www.globaledmeetup.com.

All Conference, Bloggers' Cafe: look for signs for the tenth-annual bloggers' cafe gathering area, and find folks to have great conversations with. The Bloggers' Cafe is a location set aside by ISTE as one of their "lounge" areas for the conference, and is open the full duration of the conference. Often filled well-beyond the seating capacity generously provided, it becomes base camp for some, a landing place for others. The "BC" can often be intimidating to the beginner as they recognize the names of well-known bloggers or social media folks--but the name of the game in the BC is "EVERYONE'S WELCOME!" (except pushy vendors :). If someone doesn't notice you or introduce you to the group they are with, it's not for lack of manners, it's just because they are so involved--so please, introduce yourself!



OK, so there you have it. If you're going to Denver for ISTE, I hope to see you and that you enjoy the conference and our events. If you're not going to ISTE, I know it's not fun to get this kind of an email. We feel your pain. Because these events are so very much face-to-face oriented, they don't get broadcast; but do remember we have a lot of other events on LearningRevolution.com that are broadcast, and we'll "see you online" soon!

Steve

Steve Hargadon


Friday, May 27, 2016

Register Now for the "Library as Classroom" Free Mini-Conference on June 15th

The second of our three free Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: "Library as Classroom," is coming up soon! Register now to join us on June 15th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone), or to be able to watch the recordings at your convenience. There will be an hour-long opening keynote panel, three half-hour blocks with multiple choices of practitioner presentations, and then a half-hour closing keynote (see below).

In A New Culture of Learning, authors Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown write, “Where imaginations play, learning happens.” This could and should define our services for now and in the future. The library as creative classroom means we approach the learning opportunities we create with thought, user-directed planning, and insights from research. This classroom may include physical spaces for instruction and discovery as well as online, multiscale platforms aimed at social learning and participation.

Libraries of all kinds serve as formal and informal creative classrooms, supporting learners by employing emerging strategies in learning and engagement. These include: play, collaborative exploration of ideas and technologies, and other innovations. There are notable examples of academic, public, and K-12 library spaces that have become creative classrooms. These feature community learning spaces to help learners achieve, game-focused initiatives that make the library a laboratory for exploration, creation zones with requisite digital and 3-D hardware for building things, and potentially endless opportunities to connect virtually with people worldwide.

The library as classroom requires inspired and insightful management that can do those things and more. The library as classroom also requires well-trained, user-focused staff who understand how people of all ages can learn socially. Art programs, DIY tinkering, locally sourced expert forums, and LOOCs (local open online courses) are all part of this ­curriculum.

This is a free event, being held online. Please register HERE to attend live or to receive the recording links.
Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.
Participants are encouraged to use #library2016 on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
We are still accepting proposals for a limited number of slots for presenter sessions. http://www.library20.com/page/call-for-proposals.

WEBINAR PLATFORM:
The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate, and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. Verify that you are using a compatible version of Java (Complete Steps 1 and 2). Additional information will be sent with the final conference information after registration.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:


Michael Stephens
Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University
@mstephens7

Dr. Michael Stephens is Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University. He presents to both national and international audiences about emerging technologies, learning, innovation, and libraries. Since 2010, Dr. Stephens has written the monthly column “Office Hours” for Library Journal exploring the issues, ideas, and emerging trends in libraries and LIS education. To review Dr. Stephen’s archive of work, visit his Tame the Web website and blog http://tametheweb.com.
http://tametheweb.com/

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Michael Casey
Information Technology Director for the Gwinnett County Public Library
@michaelecasey

Michael Casey is currently the Information Technology Director for the Gwinnett County Public Library in metropolitan Atlanta. Named a Mover + Shaker by Library Journal in March 2007, he co-authored (with Michael Stephens) “The Transparent Library” (2014, Amazon KDP) and he co-authored (with Laura Savastinuk) “Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service” (2007, Information Today Press) and is a contributor to “Library 2.0 and Beyond” (2007, Libraries Unlimited). He and Michael Stephens co-authored a monthly column in Library Journal titled “The Transparent Library“. He has written and spoken extensively on the subject of modern library services. Michael holds an MLS from Southern Connecticut State, an MA in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University, and a BA from Duquesne University.
https://about.me/michaelecasey

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Brian Kenney
Director of the White Plains Public Library
@brian_kenney

​Librarian, editor, and author Brian Kenney, Ph.D., is the director of the White Plains Public Library (NY) and a Contributing Editor to Publishers Weekly. ​Previously he was the editorial director of Library Journal and School Library Journal. His misspent youth was spent working in libraries in New York City, including the Brooklyn Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum. His research interest is in understanding the experience of adults reading for pleasure.


Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Joyce Valenza
Assistant Professor in the Master of Information Program, Rutgers University
@joycevalenza

After completely 25 years of joyful practice as a teacher librarian in K12 education, Joyce Valenza joined the faculty of Rutgers University where she is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Information program. Joyce has worked in special, public, and school libraries. She recently published the Social Media Curation, a Library Technology Report for ALA. Joyce writes the NeverendingSearch Blog for School Library Journal and contributes to several other library and edtech publications. She is active in AASL, ALA, ALISE and ISTE and considers herself one of the godmothers of the #tlchat network.
http://about.me/jvalenza

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Jessamyn West
Library Technologist
@jessamyn

Jessamyn West is a librarian and community technologist. She helps run the Internet Archive's Open Library project and writes a column for Computers in Libraries magazine. She works with small libraries and businesses in Central Vermont to help them use technology to solve problems.
http://www.librarian.net/

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Sean Casserly
Director of the Johnson County Library

Sean has worked in the library field for more than 20 years. He has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a graduate degree in Library Information Science. He has been the Director of the Johnson County Library for the last 4 years. In his spare time he likes to travel with his wife and read.

Closing Keynote


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

GlobalEd.TV June 1st Webinar - "Effective Evaluation and Assessment in Global Education"

GlobalEd.TV presents:
"Effective Evaluation and Assessment in Global Education"

Date + Time:
Wednesday, June 1st
7pm EST
(Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.)

Sign-up Link:
This is a free event, but you must register to attend and will be sent the event link. Sign up HERE.

Description:
Is global education effective? What notable changes are there in student understanding and their ability to navigate the world? Evaluation and assessment in global education is a relatively new and growing topic. In Part V of this series, participants will explore a variety of perspectives and resources in global education assessment to become aware of options and tips for evaluation.

Host:
Lisa Petro, Co-founder, Know My World
Lisa Petro is a Curriculum Development Consultant and the Co-founder of Know My World, a Global Education Resource organization. She has an Masters of Professional Studies in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz.  Lisa has designed curriculum and teacher training workshops in the United States, Japan, Nepal, China, Mexico, Albania, Palestine and Taiwan with an emphasis on social/emotional learning and cultural competence.  She has lived and taught in rural Japan as part of programming for the Ministry of Education and participated as the Curriculum Development Director for Everest of Apples (in collaboration with NEST NGO), which promotes quality education in developing countries. Lisa has also presented dynamic cross-cultural workshops at the East Asia Regional Conference for Overseas Schools in Bangkok, Thailand, EARCOS in Shanghai, China and Congreso de Preparatoria, Preparatorias del Tecnólogico de Monterrey, ITESM in Guadalajara, Mexico, the State University of New York Multicultural Education Conference, and the SUNY Collaborative Online Intercultural Learning conference in New York, NY. Lisa currently lives in New York and is a stand for creating connectivity and transformation through social, emotional and cultural learning.

Guest:

Chris Cartwright
Director of Intercultural Assessment
Intercultural Communication Institute
Portland, Oregon USA

Chris Cartwright, MPA, Ed.D is the Director of Intercultural Assessment for the Intercultural Communication Institute where he supports individuals and organizations from around the world in assessing and developing global leadership and intercultural competence. He is also the Associate Director of Graduate Programs, serving as faculty adviser, instructor, and thesis/capstone director. He completed his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Portland State University, researching the assessment of intercultural leadership in higher education. He has served as the Dean of Academic Programs for the International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership.

About GlobalEd.TV:

GlobalEd TV is a free inclusive and  comprehensive webinar series which spotlights theories and best practices related to multiculturalism in schools and organizations all over the world. This 5 part series is designed to inform educators, students and parents about the role of cultural and global competence in  education. Hosted twice a month by the Global Education Conference Network, the Learning Revolution, and Know My World, participants will be included in global conversations with featured experts , practitioners and organizations in the field, with the goal of exploring the impact of global education. Through themed sessions, interviews, dynamic examples, Q&A, and practical exercises, each one-hour segment will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to bring global competence to their schools and communities.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

GlobalEd.TV May 5th Webinar - "Collaboration: Connecting to the World"

GlobalEd.TV presents:
"Collaboration: Connecting to the World"

Date + Time:
Thursday, May 5th
7pm EST
(Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.)

Sign-up Link:
This is a free event, but you must register to attend and will be sent the event link. Sign up HERE.

Description:
How can global education truly be global? Collaboration brings learners together to communicate and solve problems all over the world. In Part IV of this series, participants share tips and techniques for creating effective collaboration in and outside of the classroom, including Ed Tech, cross-cultural communication and Project-Based Learning.

Host:
Lisa Petro, Co-founder, Know My World
Lisa Petro is a Curriculum Development Consultant and the Co-founder of Know My World, a Global Education Resource organization. She has an Masters of Professional Studies in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz.  Lisa has designed curriculum and teacher training workshops in the United States, Japan, Nepal, China, Mexico, Albania, Palestine and Taiwan with an emphasis on social/emotional learning and cultural competence.  She has lived and taught in rural Japan as part of programming for the Ministry of Education and participated as the Curriculum Development Director for Everest of Apples (in collaboration with NEST NGO), which promotes quality education in developing countries. Lisa has also presented dynamic cross-cultural workshops at the East Asia Regional Conference for Overseas Schools in Bangkok, Thailand, EARCOS in Shanghai, China and Congreso de Preparatoria, Preparatorias del Tecnólogico de Monterrey, ITESM in Guadalajara, Mexico, the State University of New York Multicultural Education Conference, and the SUNY Collaborative Online Intercultural Learning conference in New York, NY. Lisa currently lives in New York and is a stand for creating connectivity and transformation through social, emotional and cultural learning.

Guests:

Angélica Santana
Professor/Creator of Connective Multicultural Learning
Tec de Monterrey
Chihuahua, Mexico

Professor Angélica Santana has taught at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico since 2008. In 2011, she received the National Educational Innovation Award for the creation of the teaching strategy Connective Multicultural Learning. Currently she is involved in educational technology initiatives designing workshops and academic programs related with multiculturalism and IT tools for education. Angélica is also the Coordinator of the COIL Center of SUNY for Tec de Monterrey. In May 2015 she received the Recognition of Inspiring Teacher.

Alicia Rescigno
Educational Coordination Manager
Know My World
New York, USA

Alicia Rescigno is the Educational Coordination Manager for Know My World, developing and moderating digital cross-cultural exchange for participants in over 24 countries. She holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology for grades K-12 from the New York Institute of Technology. Alicia specializes in bringing quality education and intercultural communication to Home School groups as well as students and families who are challenged by illness and special needs.

About GlobalEd.TV:

GlobalEd TV is a free inclusive and  comprehensive webinar series which spotlights theories and best practices related to multiculturalism in schools and organizations all over the world. This 5 part series is designed to inform educators, students and parents about the role of cultural and global competence in  education. Hosted twice a month by the Global Education Conference Network, the Learning Revolution, and Know My World, participants will be included in global conversations with featured experts , practitioners and organizations in the field, with the goal of exploring the impact of global education. Through themed sessions, interviews, dynamic examples, Q&A, and practical exercises, each one-hour segment will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to bring global competence to their schools and communities.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Global Leadership Week Continues - Join Us for the Virtual Conference Today!


Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this week, April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. Today is "Global Leadership Day," our virtual 4-hour online mini-conference (go here directly for the schedule and to enter sessions). More detail on the conference below our report on yesterday...

GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders (and those who want to be!) to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age. Yesterday we held our face-to-face "Summit" at Edmodo’s headquarters in San Mateo, California, with three truly-informative panel discussions. If you care about globally-connected and -focused education, you will definitely want to watch the recording here (skip to 18:10 to start; permanent link).



Also, all this week, leaders in schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations have designed and will be hosting 30 virtual events to showcase leadership in global education. The global education community at large can choose to participate in these online activities by browsing event listings on the GLW calendarAll events are free of charge to attend.

Today is the Global Leadership Day virtual mini-conferencewhich will feature thought-leaders at all educational leadership levels. The conference is only online, and sessions will be streamed and recorded for the public; subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. These series of presentations, interviews, and panels will highlight leadership practices from a range of experts, and starts with an early keynote at 10:30am US-Pacific Daylight time, and then continues from 12:30 - 4:00 pm US-PDT. Topics include: State/National/International Leadership, District Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Classroom Leadership, Teacher Education, Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership. Click here to see the schedule, with links to attend, in your own time zone.

Keynotes and presenters at the virtual conference include: Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Gavin Dykes, Education Fast Forward; Katharine Robinson, Assistant Director for Curriculum, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill; Emily M. Schell, Ed.D., Executive Director, California International Studies Project; Ann Michaelsen, Administrator, Sandvika High School Norway; Barry S. Kramer, Ph.D., iEARN Global Learning Circles Coordinator; William Gaudelli + Sandra Schmidt, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Global Competence Certificate Program; Grace Lau, Global Nomads Group; Dr. Valerie H. Bridges, Associate Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools; Emily McCarren, Academy Principal, Punahou School; Jennifer D. Klein, Educational Consultant and Founder, Principled Learning Strategies; Dr. Eunhee Jung, Founder + Executive Director, IVECA International Virtual Schooling; Jamie Steckar, Head of School, THINK Global School; Mike Hourahine, Head of Technology + Strategic Outreach, THINK Global School; Dr. Margaret Riel, Center for Collaborative Action Research; Michael Furdyk, Co-founder + Director of Innovation, Taking, ITGlobal for Educators; Amy Spittler Shaffer, Creative Director, The Wonderment; Will Houghteling, North America Managing Director, Minerva Schools at KGI; Sammy Lyon, Environmental Service Learning Coordinator, Environmental Charter Schools + Carolyn Lam, Vanesa Iniguez, Ogechi Hubert, Kayla Johnson, Tyra Toler, Environmental Charter High School Students; Environmental Charter Schools; Michele Aoki and Noah Zeichner, Seattle Public Schools; Julie Lindsay, Founder and CEO, Flat Connections; Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director, World Savvy; Shane Dabor, Student, Minerva Schools at KGI, Class of 2019; Lara Bach, Student, Minerva Schools at KGI, Class of 2019; Ann Mirtschin, Hawkesdale College; Ana Sophia Acosta, President, Student Tech Team, Marymount School of New York; Eunice Daudu, Student Technology Conference Co-Coordinator, Marymount School of New York; Gaby Palines, Student Technology Conferenece Co-Coordinator, Marymount School of New York; and Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director, Global Oneness Project.

You can participate actively in any or all of the Global Leadership Week events by posting comments and ideas to Twitter using the hashtag #globaled16. Global Leadership Week discussions are also being hosted in a new Edmodo feature called Topics. You’ll need a free Edmodo account to participate and we encourage you to respond to the prompts on this page: https://www.edmodo.com/topics/609/2016-Global-Leadership-Week. Also, feel free to add yourself to the participant map.

Global Leadership Week is brought to you by people and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning. GLW is organized by the Global Education Conference Network, Flat Connections, GlobalEdLeader, Global Oneness Project, iEARN-USA, the Learning Revolution Project, VIF International Education, and World Savvy.

Please take time to visit our sponsors’ websites and learn more about how they support globally-connected teaching and learning: VIF International Education, Edmodo, Google, TES, The Wonderment, iEARN-USA, the Global Campaign for Education - US Chapter, and Otus.

See you online!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Global Leadership Week Next Week - Join Us Virtually for the Summit, the Conference, and Any of the Hosted Sessions!


Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders (and those who want to be!) to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.

During Global Leadership Week, leaders in schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations have designed and will be hosting over 25 virtual events to showcase thought leadership. The global education community at large can choose to participate in these online activities by browsing event listings on the GLW calendarAll events are free of charge to attend.

PLUS, during GLW, we are also will be hosting two major events.

First is the Global Leadership Summit on Monday, April 25than invitational, face-to-face convening at Edmodo’s headquarters in San Mateo, California on Monday, April 25th, from 4 PM - 7 PM PDT (UTC-7). You can watch this event virtually - join the GEC Network to be sent the links to watch. 

Confirmed summit panelists include: Betsy Corcoran, Founder + CEO of EdSurge; Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google; Amy Lin, CEO and Co-Founder of Blendspace; Vibhu Mittal, CEO of Edmodo; Esther Wojcicki, Educator, journalist, IT + OER consultant; Jennifer Russell, Director of Education at iEARN; Tony Jackson, VP for Education at Asia Society; Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director at Global Oneness Project; Brandon Wiley, President of GlobalEdLeader; David Young, CEO of VIF International Education; Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of World Savvy; Paul Johnson, Superindentent at Mill Valley Middle School; and Anna Lazzarini, Maggie Front, Rod Septka, and Nance Miller from Mill Valley Middle School.

Second is the Global Leadership Day virtual mini-conference on Tuesday, April 26th which will feature thought leaders at all levels. The conference is only online, and sessions will be streamed and recorded for the public; subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. These series of presentations, interviews, and panels will highlight leadership practices from a range of experts, and will take place between 12:00 - 4:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time. Topics include: State/National/International Leadership, District Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Classroom Leadership, Teacher Education, Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership. Again, join the GEC Network to be sent the links to watch.

Keynotes and presenters at the virtual conference include: Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Gavin Dykes, Education Fast Forward; Katharine Robinson, Assistant Director for Curriculum, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill; Emily M. Schell, Ed.D., Executive Director, California International Studies Project; Ann Michaelsen, Administrator, Sandvika High School Norway; Barry S. Kramer, Ph.D., iEARN Global Learning Circles Coordinator; William Gaudelli + Sandra Schmidt, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Global Competence Certificate Program; Grace Lau, Global Nomads Group; Dr. Valerie H. Bridges, Associate Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools; Emily McCarren, Academy Principal, Punahou School; Jennifer D. Klein, Educational Consultant and Founder, Principled Learning Strategies; Dr. Eunhee Jung, Founder + Executive Director, IVECA International Virtual Schooling; Jamie Steckar, Head of School, THINK Global School; Mike Hourahine, Head of Technology + Strategic Outreach, THINK Global School; Dr. Margaret Riel, Center for Collaborative Action Research; Michael Furdyk, Co-founder + Director of Innovation, Taking, ITGlobal for Educators; Amy Spittler Shaffer, Creative Director, The Wonderment; Will Houghteling, North America Managing Director, Minerva Schools at KGI; Sammy Lyon, Environmental Service Learning Coordinator, Environmental Charter Schools + Carolyn Lam, Vanesa Iniguez, Ogechi Hubert, Kayla Johnson, Tyra Toler, Environmental Charter High School Students; Environmental Charter Schools; Michele Aoki and Noah Zeichner, Seattle Public Schools; Julie Lindsay, Founder and CEO, Flat Connections; Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director, World Savvy; Shane Dabor, Student, Minerva Schools at KGI, Class of 2019; Lara Bach, Student, Minerva Schools at KGI, Class of 2019; Ann Mirtschin, Hawkesdale College; Ana Sophia Acosta, President, Student Tech Team, Marymount School of New York; Eunice Daudu, Student Technology Conference Co-Coordinator, Marymount School of New York; Gaby Palines, Student Technology Conferenece Co-Coordinator, Marymount School of New York; and Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director, Global Oneness Project.

You can participate actively in these events by posting comments and ideas to Twitter using the hashtag #globaled16. Global Leadership Week discussions are also being hosted in a new Edmodo feature called Topics. You’ll need a free Edmodo account to participate and we encourage you to respond to the prompts on this page: https://www.edmodo.com/topics/609/2016-Global-Leadership-Week. Also, feel free to add yourself to the participant map.

AND it's still not too late to design and host a virtual event focused on global education leadership next week. We will post your event on our website’s calendar. If your organization is a sponsor or a non-profit, we will promote your event through social media. Submit to host an event here. And while time is short, if your organization can reach several thousand educators, consider joining us as an outreach partner. Email Lucy Gray at lucy@globaledevents.com. Include a short description of how you can help get the word out to your network and a logo for your organization.

This event is brought to you by people and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning. GLW is organized by the Global Education Conference Network, Flat Connections, GlobalEdLeader, Global Oneness Project, iEARN-USA, the Learning Revolution Project, VIF International Education, and World Savvy.

Please take time to visit our sponsors’ websites and learn more about how they support globally-connected teaching and learning: VIF International Education, Edmodo, Google, TES, The Wonderment, iEARN-USA, the Global Campaign for Education - US Chapter, and Otus.

See you online!