Monday, October 09, 2017

Makerspaces Online Conference WEDNESDAY - Special Pre-Conference Webinar TUESDAY "STEAM and Making at the Fayetteville Free Library"



We hope you will consider registering (free) for the third and final of our Library 2.017 mini-conferences this year. "Makerspaces" will be held online on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). You can attend the mini-conference live or you can watch the recordings at any time afterwards.

By registering, you'll also have live and/or recorded access to a special 90-minute pre-confernce Webinar hosted by the team from the Fayetteville Free Library: "STEAM and Making at the FFL" on Tuesday, October 10th, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time. More information HERE. And we'll send you a bonus "Library Makerspaces" Resource Pack. Plus, we'll be using BadgeList.com so that you can receive digital credentials for attending and participating!

This is a free event, being held online. 
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.
Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

(Over 4,700 people have registered already! Which means we're looking for some more session moderator/volunteers... Join the elite crew at http://www.library20.com/group/volunteers-2017-careers.)

This mini-conference on libraries and makerspaces is being organized in partnership with Heather Moorefield-Lang, who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker: "There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. If you are unsure what makerspaces are, think of them as creative locations for tinkering, collaborating, problem solving, and creating in a library or educational space. No matter how many maker learning spaces you may visit, you will quickly notice no two are the same. Each librarian and makerspace delivers their own brand of service to their individual community. Attendees will investigate how librarians with makerspaces can create new partnerships and collaborative efforts in and with their communities, offering further services and methods to meet patron needs."

Joining Heather for the opening hour will be: Dr. June Abbas, PhD, a Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus; Leanne Bowler, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh; Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School Information; Kyungwon Koh, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies.

Registered attendees can then also view their choice of the following 30-minute sessions, all of which will be recorded and available afterwards:

  • Bibliotecas Activas by Hilda Gómez. Full Description HERE
  • Finding What Fits: Approachability of Makerspaces and Making in the Library by Abigail L. Phillips, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Utah State University | Full Description HERE
  • From Makerspace to Learning Commons: What's Next by IdaMae Craddock | Full Description HERE
  • From Zero to System Wide Makerspace in 3 Grants and 4 Years by Rebecca Ferrer | Full Description HERE
  • Hosting Maker Days and Forging Collaborative Partnerships in Anticipation of an Academic Library Makerspace by Tara Smith + Jessica McClean | Full Description HERE
  • Keeping It Fresh: How to Create and Sustain a Maker Culture that Motivates Teens by Alisha Wilson, Teacher-Librarian + Nancy Stetzinger | Full Description HERE
  • Librarians are Maker Champions: Here's how you can be too! by Josh Weisgrau, Program Director for Maker Learning, Digital Promise | Jessica Parker, Director of Community, Maker Ed | Full Description HERE
  • Low Cost Tools to Bring Making into Your Library by Robert Pronovost, STEM Coordinator of Maker Education | Full Description HERE
  • Making a Difference by Kristina A. Holzweiss | Full Description HERE
  • Making Maker Literacies: Competencies-based Course Integration of Academic Library Makerspaces by Martin Wallace, Katie Peery, Morgan Chivers | Full Description HERE
  • Proposal for a Theoretical Framework for Small + Rural Libraries Supporting Entrepreneurs by Ben Rearick, Graduate Student Research Assistant | Full Description HERE
  • Smart Working for Active Makerspaces by Stephanie Piper | Full Description HERE
  • Volunteers at Your Library Makerspace by Rachel Seltz, Maker Coordinator | Full Description HERE
  • Walking the Walk: iterative design in student staff service learning projects by Morgan Chivers, Katie Musick Peery | Full Description HERE

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 and #librarymakerspaces on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

MORE INFORMATION:

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and additional support has been provided by Follett. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings. An event reminder and additional connecting information will be sent just prior to the event.



THANKS TO:







Library 2.017 Makerspaces Special Pre-Conference Webinar - Fayetteville Free Library on "STEAM and Making at the FFL"

As a special bonus for registering (free) for the Library 2.017 Makerspaces mini-conference, you also can attend live and/or watch the recording of a special 90-minute live Webinar with the folks from Fayetteville Free Library on "STEAM and Making at the FFL."

The Webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 10th, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time.
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.
Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.


STEAM and Making at the FFL - Outline

  • 15 Minutes  Introductions and Virtual Tour of our spaces
    • Include walkthrough of Creation lab and Fab lab
    • Quickly highlight the equipment and some examples of its uses
  • 60 Minutes  Presentation (powerpoint)
    • Why making in libraries?
    • Strategies for getting started
    • Administrative considerations
    • Funding
    • Policies & procedures
    • Staffing & Training
    • Community Involvement
    • Assessment Tools & Strategies
    • Outcomes and Impacts
    • Program Examples
  • 15 Minutes  Q+A

Susan Considine
Executive Director
Fayetteville Free Library

Sue Considine is the Executive Director of the Fayetteville Free Library.  As an administrator of a busy, progressive public library, Sue has successfully recruited and developed a team of dynamic professionals, support staff and community members who offer cutting edge library services in a state of the art environment to an engaged community.  During Sue’s administration the Fayetteville Free Library has received the Library Journal’s Five Star rating for seven years. Sue is a leader of innovation in the library field, pioneering new transformative methods of community engagement including integration of participatory STEAM learning into all library services and launching the first ever Fabrication lab, the FFL FabLab,  in a public library.  Sue is a passionate advocate for librarians and is committed to the development of the next generation of librarian leaders through the identification of and creation of leadership opportunities in the information field for new graduates and emerging library leaders.  Sue is a seasoned national and international public speaker who has presented on contemporary library issues including, future libraries, innovation, leadership, organizational design, team development and more. Sue is a proud recipient of the 2012 NYLA Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director award and both the 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and the WCNY Women Who Make America awards.  Sue received the White House “Champion of Change” award and had the honor to participate in a panel discussion, representing the FFL, CNY and Public Libraries, at the White House. In 2015 Sue received the Central NY Business Journal Not for Profit Excellence award and was invited to present on a panel at the first annual day of Making at the US Capitol in DC.  In 2016, Sue Considine received the PLA Charlie Robinson award for innovation and excellence in public library leadership and finally in 2017, Sue received the Business of the Year award on behalf of the Fayetteville Free Library from the FM Chamber of Commerce.
Sue’s philosophy:  If Not for the Library- Making and STEAM in Libraries and Alternative Environments:  Cultures of Innovation that Facilitate Access to Transformative Technologies, meaningful, outcomes based 21st century Literacy Learning and Engaging Opportunities.



Mike Cimino
Director of STEAM and Making
Fayetteville Free Library

Michael Cimino is the Director of STEAM and Making at the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL). He worked as a secondary educator before joining the Fayetteville Free Library in the summer of 2013. Michael received his MSED in Literacy from SUNY Cortland in 2011. Michael's primary responsibilities are facilitating STEAM and Making program creation and execution for the FFL. Michael also works to build relationships with members of the community who are interested in enhancing the use and accessibility of our Makerspaces.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Report - "Modern Learning: Re-Discovering the Transformative Promise of Educational Technology"

Today I've released a report that was funded by Acer Education and which attempts to synthesize the answers to three key questions about technology and learning which were part of a longer 2017 survey which was sent to the members of several online educational networks that are part of my Learning Revolution project.


The three survey questions for which the answers form the basis of the report are:
  • When do you believe technology enhances learning, and when do you believe it does not?
  • How has technology impacted your own learning?
  • Does your school, library, or organization have a specific learning philosophy that guides ed-tech purchases and implementation? If yes, what is that philosophy?
More than 450 responses were received (those that agreed for their answers to be shared publicly can be seen at modernlearning.com). This was not a scientific or statistically-rigorous process, but rather an attempt to find and highlight common-sense observations about the use of technology in teaching and learning. As such, I am hopeful that it might provide a springboard for those looking to clarify thinking, and to help guide organizations, in discussions and decisions about educational technology.

My conclusion from the survey responses is not only that real benefits exist from ed tech, but that there is good evidence that they are, and can be, as transformative as we might hope. The report attempts to create a framework for highlighting where this is true and where it may not be, hopefully in a way that can facilitate open conversations by those at all levels of the education process (especially including parents and students). This task feels eminently urgent and important, because without such clarity, the potential for real change is significantly diminished, or may only be possible with some innovation that is so disruptive that it overturns the education system as we know it.





Acer Education: With four decades of experience in the computing sector, Acer is dedicated to serving the needs of the education market and to furthering knowledge through technology. Acer's support for this project, to build a better understanding of the role of technology in learning, has been authentic: I developed the survey questions and the final report reflects the survey responses and my own interpretations. Learn more about Acer Education here.





Thursday, September 28, 2017

Makerspaces Mini-Conference October 11 - Details + Register for Bonuses + Badges



We hope you will consider registering (free) for the third and final of our Library 2.017 mini-conferences this year. "Makerspaces" will be held online on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

You can attend the mini-conference live or you can watch the recordings at any time afterwards. When you register, we'll also send you a bonus "Library Makerspaces" Resource Pack, and you'll receive an exclusive invitation to a 90-minute pre-conference event hosted by the team from the Fayetteville Free Library: "STEAM and Making at the FFL." Plus, we'll be using BadgeList.com so that you can receive digital credentials for attending and participating!

This is a free event, being held online. 
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.
Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

This mini-conference on libraries and makerspaces is being organized in partnership with Heather Moorefield-Lang, who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker: "There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. If you are unsure what makerspaces are, think of them as creative locations for tinkering, collaborating, problem solving, and creating in a library or educational space. No matter how many maker learning spaces you may visit, you will quickly notice no two are the same. Each librarian and makerspace delivers their own brand of service to their individual community. Attendees will investigate how librarians with makerspaces can create new partnerships and collaborative efforts in and with their communities, offering further services and methods to meet patron needs."

Joining Heather for the opening hour will be: Dr. June Abbas, PhD, a Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus; Leanne Bowler, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh; Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School Information; Kyungwon Koh, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies.

Registered attendees can then also view their choice of the following 30-minute sessions, all of which will be recorded and available afterwards:

  • Bibliotecas Activas by Hilda Gómez. Full Description HERE
  • Finding What Fits: Approachability of Makerspaces and Making in the Library by Abigail L. Phillips, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Utah State University | Full Description HERE
  • From Makerspace to Learning Commons: What's Next by IdaMae Craddock | Full Description HERE
  • From Zero to System Wide Makerspace in 3 Grants and 4 Years by Rebecca Ferrer | Full Description HERE
  • High School Library Makerspace Programming by Cheri Price, High School Library Media Specialist | Full Description HERE
  • Hosting Maker Days and Forging Collaborative Partnerships in Anticipation of an Academic Library Makerspace by Tara Smith + Jessica McClean | Full Description HERE
  • Keeping It Fresh: How to Create and Sustain a Maker Culture that Motivates Teens by Alisha Wilson, Teacher-Librarian + Nancy Stetzinger | Full Description HERE
  • Librarians are Maker Champions: Here's how you can be too! by Josh Weisgrau, Program Director for Maker Learning, Digital Promise | Jessica Parker, Director of Community, Maker Ed | Full Description HERE
  • Low Cost Tools to Bring Making into Your Library by Robert Pronovost, STEM Coordinator of Maker Education | Full Description HERE
  • Making a Difference by Kristina A. Holzweiss | Full Description HERE
  • Making Maker Literacies: Competencies-based Course Integration of Academic Library Makerspaces by Martin Wallace, Katie Peery, Morgan Chivers | Full Description HERE
  • Proposal for a Theoretical Framework for Small + Rural Libraries Supporting Entrepreneurs by Ben Rearick, Graduate Student Research Assistant | Full Description HERE
  • Smart Working for Active Makerspaces by Stephanie Piper | Full Description HERE
  • Volunteers at Your Library Makerspace by Rachel Seltz, Maker Coordinator | Full Description HERE
  • Walking the Walk: iterative design in student staff service learning projects by Morgan Chivers, Katie Musick Peery | Full Description HERE

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 and #librarymakerspaces on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

MORE INFORMATION:

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and additional support has been provided by Follett. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings. An event reminder and additional connecting information will be sent just prior to the event.



THANKS TO:







Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Starting! Global Collaboration Day and the Global Education Fair (Detailed Listings)


It’s now well into Thursday in the South Pacific--and that means Global Collaboration Day has arrived! One day, September 21st. all around the world = 48 actual hours to share. (Except that we've got events even beyond those time boundaries... so maybe this is Global Collaboration "Week?") Plus, the Global Education Fair (10:00 am - 8:00 pm US-Eastern Daylight Time) is almost here!

Over the next two+ days, students, classrooms, teachers, administrators, parents and organizations will be either attending and/or hosting events online that are designed to showcase and promote global collaboration. We (Lucy Gray + Steve Hargadon, co-chairs of the Global Education Conference) are the calendar coordinators but not the direct conveners: that is, over 75 groups from 25 countries have designed and planned their own events which we have then organized into a directory and in special calendars to allow these events to be seen in any time zone in the world.

The third-annual Global Collaboration Day is a huge worldwide demonstration of the power of globally-connected learning. We encourage you to browse the event directory or the calendar and choose a compelling event to attend! Read directions and our website carefully to prepare. A current list of the events is at the bottom of this post.
Here are some important links for you to keep handy:
Special thanks to Participate, our sponsor.

See you online,

Lucy and Steve

CURRENT EVENT LISTING 

GCD = Global Collaboration Day Events
FAIR EXHIBITOR = Fair Exhibitor Booth Open

Running All Week:

  • GCD: Classroom Conversations with the World (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: ISIS Presidential Debate (Participate Anytime This Week)
  • GCD: K-12 Global Art Exchange (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: One World: Where Are You? (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: Our Connected Forest (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: Peace Day Conversation (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: Play with Me (Participate Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: One Day in Our Lives (Participate At Any Time On These Two Days)
  • GCD: What is Your Story? (Participate Anytime This Week)
  • GCD: What global mindedness means to me... (Participate At Any Time This Week)

Wednesday, September 20

  • 12:30pm GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip
  • 11:00pm GCD: Global Lyncs Videoconference Vermont Secondary College Hamchung Middle School
  • 11:00pm GCD: SDGs made Simple - Rooting for Change v2.0

Thursday, September 21

  • GCD: Being a Good Digital Citizen (Participate At Any Time During These 2 Days)
  • GCD: Share a Song (Participate At Any Time On This Day)
  • 8:00am GCD: MAD about Mattering
  • 8:00am GCD: Tanzania Pen Pals
  • 9:00am GCD: Amazing Race
  • 9:00am GCD: Diwali Around The World
  • 9:00am GCD: Engaging Students in Global Collaborative Projects
  • 9:00am GCD: Karaoke - Global Sing Along
  • 9:00am GCD: The Professional Passion Project
  • 9:30am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Asia Society Center for Global Education
  • 9:49am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Shakespeare Fellowship
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Empatico
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Write Our World
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Write Our World
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: iEARN-USA
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: TakingItGlobal
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: eCYBERMISSION AEOP Program
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: OneWorld Classrooms
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: World Savvy
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: GENE - Global Education Network Europe
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies
  • 10:00am GCD: GEOblitz - A weekly video survey on Flipgrid
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Amigos de las Americas
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: ASCD
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Digital Promise Global
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global STEM Education Center, Inc
  • 10:00am GCD: Creating Audio in the Cloud Using Soundtrap
  • 10:00am GCD: Investigating open educational practices
  • 11:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: California International Studies Project
  • 11:00am GCD: Building a Global Tech Team Project
  • 11:00am GCD: Rooting for Change v2.0
  • 11:00am GCD: Young Women Change Makers
  • 11:30am GCD: The Life of a Teenager - Cultural Exchange
  • 11:30am FAIR EXHIBITOR: One To World's Global Classroom
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: American Foreign Service Association
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The MY HERO Project - International Film Festival
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Know My World
  • 12:00pm GCD: Finding your Perfect Pen Pal
  • 12:00pm GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip
  • 12:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: NEXT.cc STEAM by Design E-Learning
  • 1:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Amigos de las Americas
  • 1:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: One To World's Global Classroom
  • 1:00pm GCD All About Africa
  • 1:00pm GCD: Global Competence Chat
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: SIMA Classroom
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The Stevens Initiative
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The Stevens Initiative
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: World View, UNC Chapel Hill
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global Online Academy
  • 2:00pm GCD: Karaoke - Global Sing Along
  • 2:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: ASCD
  • 3:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global Glimpse
  • 3:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: U.S. Institute of Peace
  • 3:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: IREX: Teacher Exchange Programs
  • 3:30pm GCD: Personalized Learning in Offlin and Out-Of-School Contexts
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Flat Connections
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Boston Latin School
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: IVECA International Virtual Schooling
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global Online Academy
  • 4:30pm GCD: Idioms - When Language and Culture hit off
  • 4:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: One To World's Global Classroom
  • 5:00pm GCD: SMART Twitter Chat
  • 6:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship
  • 6:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Plastic Pollution. How Can we Go and Save Greener?
  • 6:00pm GCD: Food for Thought
  • 6:00pm GCD: World MOON Project
  • 6:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Know My World
  • 7:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global STEM Education Center, Inc
  • 7:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: One World: Future Ready
  • 7:00pm GCD: Apps for learning languages
  • 7:00pm GCD: Global Collaboration - Let’s talk Tools! Let’s talk Learning Design!
  • 8:00pm GCD: Plastic Pollution. How Can we Go and Save Greener?
  • 8:00pm GCD: Teaching Our Changing Environment

Friday, September 22

  • GCD: Being a Good Digital Citizen (Participate At Any Time During These 2 Days)
  • 11:30am GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip


Saturday, September 23

  • 1:00am GCD: Global Teacher Garden
  • 6:00am GCD: Online tools to boost collaboration, creativity and have fun
  • 8:00pm GCD: Plastic Pollution. How can we Go and Save Greener?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Global Collaboration Day + First Ever Online Global Ed Fair

Interested in globally-connected teaching and learning? Then you're in for an incredible treat this THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st.


GLOBAL COLLABORATION DAY (GCD)
GCD is an online celebration of globally connected teaching and learning by students, teachers, and organizations. On this day (and beyond), experienced global educators and professionals will host connective projects and events and invite public participation. The primary goals of this whole day event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources and projects that are available to educators today. We currently have registered attendees from 70 countries!

Go to GlobalCollaborationDay.org to start participating, or see below for more details.

Please share! https://www.smore.com/ajykt-2017-global-collaboration-day.



THE GLOBAL EDUCATION FAIR
Looking to take your school global? Come to our online Global Education Fair to 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 virtual 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.

The organizations that have provided final information at the time of this post/email are: American Foreign Service Association, Amigos de las Americas, ASCD, Asia Society Center for Global Education, 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, 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, and Write Our World. 

Go to GlobalEdFair.com to register to attend (free!) and see the amazing line-up of organizations, many of whom will be hosting live "virtual booths" for you to get more information and ask questions! More detail below as well...

And please share! https://www.smore.com/pnhd3-the-2017-global-education-fair.

LOTS MORE OPTIONAL DETAIL!

Global Collaboration Day:
  • All events can be found in our directory: http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/2017-events-listings.
  • Directions on how to participate and events in YOUR time zone are listed on this page: http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/join-an-event.html. (Make sure to scroll to the bottom to view a calendar in your time zone.)
  • Note that some events are asynchronous; they are not live events where you need to be online at the same time. You can participate in these events at any time on designated days. 
  • If you have specific questions about an event, please contact the event host directly. We recommend that you get in touch with event hosts to let them know that you and/or your class would like to participate.
  • If you would like your school or non-profit listed on our site as a participant, make sure to fill out this form: http://bit.ly/2017GCDparticipants. We update this listing once a day: http://bit.ly/GCDparticipants. Note that we do not automatically list participants on our website from the Eventbrite registration. 
  • Please share multimedia, reflections, ideas, and comments on social media. Our Twitter handle is @GlobalEdCon and we are using the hashtag #globaled17. We will be monitoring social media for questions and will be posting announcements on Twitter. 
  • Here is our publicity kit if you would like to share information about GCD: http://bit.ly/GCDGEFinfo. This kit include images for use on social media.

Global Ed Fair:
  • You have to register (free) to "enter" the fair. The Eventbrite registration is at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-global-education-fair-tickets-33147226246. (And don't worry about having a "physical" ticket--sometimes that's confusing with Eventbrite. When you register we'll send you a direct link to the actual fair webpage.)
  • Exhibitors have provided information about their organizations, links and email addresses to make contact with them, in most cases have posted an introductory video that you can watch, and many are hosting "live" booth hours where you can enter their virtual room to talk or chat.
  • There is still time for exhibitors to be listed, but we're cutting it close. If you register here you will also need to email me at steve@learningrevolution.com to make sure there is time to get you listed and organized.
Huge thanks to sponsor Participate!


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Global Education - Epic Year Ahead Starts with the Global Education Fair + Global Collaboration Day


We’ve got some great events ahead for global educators, students, librarians, administrators, parents, and service providers. And some news! Detailed information is below the highlights.
Events:
  • The (northern hemisphere) school year kicks off with our online Global Collaboration Day and the first-ever (also online) Global Education Fair on September 21st, 2017.
  • Our 8th annual online Global Education Conference is November 13th - 16th, 2017
  • We’re planning a face-to-face Global Education Day at TCEA on Monday, February 5th, 2018!
  • The face-to-face and amazing 2018 Global Leadership Summit will be held in partnership with ASCD on March 23rd, 2018, in Boston.
  • Also in planning stages: our 2018 Global Student ConferenceGlobal Leadership Week, and Global Education Day at ISTE.
  • Want us to bring an event to your conference or event? Contact us here: http://www.globaledevents.com/contact-us.html.
As always, join www.globaleducationconference.com to be kept informed of all we’re doing. And a special HUGE thanks to Participate.com, our top-tier sponsor for most of these events.
News:
  • We are in the process of partnering with TakingITGlobal, TIG will soon serve as our fiscal agent, which means that we will have official non-profit status!
  • We’re testing WizIQ as a new online live platform--watch for notices of a special announcement Webinar in September! We think you’ll LOVE the platform.
  • Our Global Collaborative Conference Network Survey is still running.
  • Sponsorship opportunities for 2017 - 2018 are now open. Contact hargadon@gmail.com for details.


GLOBAL COLLABORATION DAY
September 21st, 2017
Students, teachers, and organizations will join online to celebrate and demonstrate global collaboration on September 21, 2017. On Global Collaboration Day, educators and professionals from around the world will host connective projects and events and invite public participation.
The primary goals of this 24-hour, worldwide event are to:
  • Demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world;
  • Introduce others to the collaborative tools, resources and projects that are available to educators today;
  • Focus attention on the need for developing globally competent students and teachers throughout the world.


THE GLOBAL EDUCATION FAIR
September 21st, 2017
Looking to take your school global? Come find out about tools, services, projects, and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning at our signature Global Collaboration Day event.  Check out the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations at the Global Education Fair, a free, virtual meet and greet for teachers and school districts.
The Global Education Fair is modeled after traditional 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 purpose of this event is to connect educators to companies and organizations working in the global education space. There is a nominal fee involved for non-profits and companies seeking to present at the Global Education Fair. Educators who want to pitch specific projects can present for free.


THE GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE
November 13th - 16th, 2017
The Global Education Conference (GEC) is a collaborative and world-wide community convening designed to increase opportunities for globally-connecting educators and programs significantly. It is free to attend and takes place entirely online.
Our primary event seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real-world problems. Through this conference, attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world.
This year, we have added new strands for the conference to expand our offerings. The new strands are the UN’s SDGs, Study Abroad and Exchange Programs, and Higher Education. The call for proposals is now open through November 1 and acceptances started rolling out August 1, 2017.
The Global Education Conference welcomes participants from all over the world and encourages submissions in any language. We provide training on the conference platform, Blackboard Collaborate, and advocate for presenters to take ownership of the presentation process when scheduling and promoting their sessions. We seek to elevate and empower presenters to share their knowledge with a global audience.

SPONSORSHIP
We are currently seeking support for our work so that we can keep our events free or low cost.  If you believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning and would like to connect with our community, please contact Steve Hargadon at hargadon@gmail.com to discuss partnership opportunities.

THE GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE NETWORK SURVEY
Your feedback is important to us. We would like to improve our resources and level of service to the GEC community. Please take this online survey when you have a moment.

Thanks and let us know if you have any questions,

Lucy Gray & Steve Hargadon
Co-Chairs
The Global Education Conference Network
lucy@globaledevents.comhargadon@gmail.com