Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 Global Education Conference - 29 Live Sessions on Thursday, Our Final Day!


Thursday, November 16th, is day four of the eighth annual Global Education Conference. This is our final day of sessions and keynotes!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Responses to Tuesday's Sessions:
  • "Powerful to see the great work young people are doing to create social change. It is so important that they have a platform like GEC to share about their world, their reality, their ideas."
  • "Easy to listen and learn."
  • "I loved this session! Anne was an incredible facilitator and got many of us involved directly."
  • "AWESOME!"
  • "It is wonderful."
  • "Eye-opener."
  • "Excellent"
  • "I'm so grateful for all the presenters shared."
  • "Very interesting, will watch it again later."
  • "Wonderful event that brings together educators (including aspiring educators!) at all levels to learn with and from one another."
  • "Wonderful. Thank you!"
  • "It was inspiring."
  • "A great event all educators can benefit from."
  • "I think is a great effort to have this Global Conference to connect a great community of leaders and teachers around the globe."
  • "I was very energized when I saw two loving former teachers join my session. Who knew life would bring us together in a GEC? Now we are planning projects together to change the world... it´s an incredible platform!"


The list of today's sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, REGISTER NOW (free)--or, if registered, check your conference email confirmation. 

Want to volunteer to help moderate sessions? It's not too late! Sign up and information here. It's a ton of fun, you'll be doing some good, and you'll have the undying gratitude of the conference organizers!


Thursday, November 16th
(US-Eastern Time)

12:00 am
  • Flipped Learning in L2: How to Encourage Cross-Cultural Critical Thinking to Teach Global Problem-Solving Skills - Birgit A. Jensen
3:00 am
  • Green Digital Footprints - Sebastian Panakal, Sophia T Pascal, Mertle Williams, Sunitha, Nisa
6:00 am
  • Amplifying Student Voices Globally Via the Our Global Classroom What If Grid. - Bronwyn Joyce
  • Connected Learning Activities through Social Service - Sebastian Panakal, Gladwin Xavier, Muhammed Fardeen, Muhammed Mufsal, Sophia T Pascal
  • High Quality Career Counselling as a Push for the Global Development – presenting best practices from the Erasmus+ Career Tree Project - Grzegorz Kata, PhD. with Robert Porzak, PhD and Jacek Łukasiewicz, PhD
7:00 am
  • Intercultural Competence - Shawn Simpson
8:00 am
  • A Joined Up Approach to Education and Learning - Christine Farrell
  • Global Project-Based Learning with iEARN: Sharing Impact and Opportunities - Jennifer Russell, Allan Kakinda, Hela Nafti
  • Preparing Teachers for Global Learning and Collaboration - Linda Haynes
  • University-Industry Collaboration in Vietnam: When the boss says Jump, you say Why? - Dr. Thi Tuyet Tran
9:00 am
  • Connecting through Architecture: Minecraft in the Language Classroom - Kathleen Reardon
  • Quality Education through technology - Goal 4: Sustainable Development - Sara Abou Afach
  • The Kidlink Global projects.Perspectives and horizons for close cooperation. - Lusine Jhangirian
10:00 am
  • KEYNOTE: Dr. Jennifer Williams, Director of Education Strategy, Participate
11:00 am
  • La acción tutorial en la educación virtual: funciones y responsabilidades - Lic. Gustavo Beltrami
  • Social Leadership Class Project - Arlette Audiffred Hinojosa
  • Student driven eco-initiatives towards UN's SDGs - a case study of our GGPC grant winning entry - Ms. Kamal Preet, Ms. Anitha Bijesh
  • Utilizing School-Based Virtual Field Trips for Global Learning - Dr. Stacy Delacruz
12:00 pm
  • E.I. and Humanitarianism in Classrooms - 21st Century Learning and Citizenship Essentials - Sania Green-Reynolds
  • Mobilizing Student Voice through Global Discussions with a Real-World Impact with WorldVuze - Julia Coburn
  • Scaling Global Competency Education - Delna Weil
  • Teach-The-World Foundation: A Call to Action To Eradicate Illiteracy Around The World - Robert Torres, PhD
1:00 pm
  • KEYNOTE: David Bornstein, Co-Founder + CEO, Solutions Journalism Network
2:00 pm
  • Digital media education for digital higher educated students - Laura Malita
  • Immerse Yourself in the German Culture For Free by Volunteering in Germany or Austria - Birgit A. Jensen
  • Practice Active Global Citizenship with the K-12 Global Art Exchange - Paul Hurteau
3:00 pm
  • Educational Diplomacy with High School Students - David Angwenyi, Ph.D, Lea Hopkins
  • Lidrazgo para el Desarrollo Social - Arlette Audiffred Hinojosa
  • Tutoring Students Online to Promote Universal Access to a Quality Education - Kasey Beck, Ed Gragert, Adriana Vilela

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2017 Global Education Conference - 46 Live Sessions on Wednesday, Day Three!


Wednesday, November 15th, is day three of the eighth annual Global Education Conference. We are ready for another great day of sessions and keynotes!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Responses to Tuesday's Sessions:
  • "This was a wonderful opportuntity to share and connect. So grateful."
  • "A wonderful event that brings together people from around the globe."
  • "Great concept. Really appreciate the 24/7 format. Whenever I have 20+ minutes, I check in to any session that is on. Some very pleasant surprises 'picking' sessions this way." 
  • "Thank you for this lovely session =)"
  • "I plan on using this in my classroom."
  • "Very informative. Great!"
  • "My Middle School class was participating with me to see how to interact and learn on Eluminate Blackboard. Very cool!  I want to present next year!"
  • "This was great. I will be watching it a second time when I'm not interrupted by my young students! First time attending. So far it is wonderful."
  • "I am always inspired by so many different aspects of this conference. The way it all comes together seamlessly. The array of great ideas and different types of educators. Thanks!"
  • "GEC is a wonderful way to engage with global educators around the world to learn, network and create partnerships."
  • "Great job by the moderators! There was both live audio and chat from participants to coordinate. They both did an excellent job of filtering and responding."
  • "So many great tools shared for global collaboration."
  • "Really enjoy being part of this."
  • "Really awesome!"


The list of today's sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, REGISTER NOW (free)--or, if registered, check your conference email confirmation. 

Want to volunteer to help moderate sessions? It's not too late! Sign up and information here. It's a ton of fun, you'll be doing some good, and you'll have the undying gratitude of the conference organizers!


Wednesday, November 15th
(US-Eastern Time)
12:00 am
  • Curriculum is the most important 'C' word in Global Projects! - Christine Trimnell
1:00 am
  • Let's Talk Global Education - Anne Mirtschin
4:00 am
  • Globally Responsive Teaching Practice: Overcoming Social Disparities - Sajdah Ali George
  • Why and How Collaborative Projects Work Best according to the Mind, Brain, and Education Science - André Hedlund
6:00 am
  • KEYNOTE: Kevin Crouch, Director of Technology Services, Consilience Learning
7:00 am
  • Digging Beneath the Fs for Deeper Global Learning - Jennifer D. Klein
  • Hello Little World Skypers - the Continuing Adventures - Anne Mirtschin, Presenters from across the world (names to be added closer to the time)
8:00 am
  • A World of #CollaborativePD: Build Your Global PLN Twitter Chat - Dr. Jennifer Williams, Brad Spirrison
  • How to Globally Mobilize High School Students to Actualize the United Nations SDGs. - Linda Flannelly, Ralph Viggiano, Megan Scharf, Pete Robinson, Ann Michelsen, Kristian Otterstad Andresen, the students at Lindenhurst and Sandvika High School
  • Student conversation on World Religions - Sean Terwilliger and Tica Simpson
  • Teaching the SDGs through experiential and service learning - Caroline Weeks, Liz Radzicki, Kimm Murfitt
9:00 am
  • Virtual Exchanges: Harnessing Technology to Build Global Competencies and Increase Mutual Understanding Among International Youth - Katherine Hanson
  • Integration of Global Outdoors Learning Blogs, TED Ed Lessons and Global Goals in Management Courses (In Spanish) - Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche
10:00 am
  • KEYNOTE: Maggie Mitchell Salem, Executive Director, QFI | Jennie Niles, Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) in Washington, DC | Alan Mather, Chief Officer of the Office of College and Career Success
11:00 am
  • Beyond Our Borders: Fostering Global Competency Through Student Travel and Virtual Exchanges - Cynthia Derrane, Jennifer Orlinski
  • Global Collaboration Provides Diverse Perspective for UN Sustainable Development Goals - Donna Roman, Hassan Hassan, Jen Sherman, Maire O’Keefe, Katrina Viloria
  • Student conversation on Gender and Ethics - Sean Terwilliger and Deborah Glymph
  • Teens Dream: A global video contest for teens to express their dreams as they relate to one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Linda Staheli
12:00 pm
  • Food Rescue through a High School - Toni Olivieri-Barton, Colorado Springs Food Rescue
  • Promoting Internationalism In Teaching And Preparing Global Citizens Through Exchange Projects: Different But The Same Project As An Example - Mr. Omar Titki
1:00 pm
  • KEYNOTE: Liam Wegimont, Chairperson, GENE
2:00 pm
  • Children's Literature, Math, and Global Connections - Oh My! - Glenna Gustafson, Pre-service educators in the Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • Intercultural Competence For Educators: What's In It For Me? - Dr. Whitney Sherman
  • The power of case studies - Anne Fox
  • What's a Crankie?? Using Creative Story Exchanges to Build Global Competence and Connect Students Across Borders - Cora Bresciano, Susan Gay Hyatt
3:00 pm
  • Deep Learning - A Global Perspective - Tom D'Amico
  • Rainwater catchment and Practivism - Lonny Grafman
4:00 pm
  • KEYNOTE: Pam Moran + Ira Socol
5:00 pm
  • Citizen Science: A Global Conservation Effort - Lindsay Glasner, Kelly Schaeffer
  • Developing Global Competencies in Teacher Education through Transdisciplinary and Translational Research - Melda N. Yildiz. TBA
  • Enhancing Intercultural Communication through an International Film Club - Helaine W. Marshall
  • Fostering Global Citizenship Through Literature and Art - Nadia Kalman
6:00 pm
  • Cosmopolitan Project Based Learning - Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals in PBL - Craig Perrier
  • Global Scholar Diploma at the High School Level - Toni Olivieri-Barton
  • How to increase global competency in students: A research-based discussion with Empatico - Chelsea Donaldson, Angela Jo, Travis Hardy
  • Kings of Collaboration - Jan Zanetis,Sean Forde, Ralph Krauss, Peter Paccone
8:00 pm
  • Global Mentors Project: Connecting Student Teachers with Mentors from Around the World - Terry Smith
  • How to create inclusion and shared power in virtual exchange partnerships. - Jack Haskell
  • One Truth and a Million Truths: Teaching History in a Globalizing World - Nayun Eom, Dr. Marty Sleeper
9:00 pm
  • Earth Charter in Education - Dr. Valerie Schmitz, Dr. Mary Ann Kahl
  • Invitation to World Literature - Arthur R. Smith
  • Secrets to Successful Global Collaboration in Higher Education - Leigh Zeitz, Ph.D., David Stoloff, Ph.D.
11:00 pm
  • Global Collaboration: Connect Your Kids to the World - Leigh Zeitz, Ph.D., Ping Gao, Ph.D., Magda Galloway
  • Global PBL in the Digital Age - Brad Bielawski
  • High School Global Issues Class as a Springboard for Creating Young Activists - Adam Carter
  • Tips for starting your own DIY Global Youth Summit - Tara Kajtaniak

Monday, November 13, 2017

2017 Global Education Conference - 39 Live Sessions on Tuesday, Day Two!


Tuesday, November 14th, is day two of the eighth annual Global Education Conference. We are ready for another great day of sessions and keynotes!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Responses to Monday's Sessions:
  • "Very informative and motivational. Awesome." 
  • "What a wonderful speaker! The gaming component is AWESOME!" 
  • "a lot of useful links and interesting information... great inspiration for further work" 
  • "It was a helpful session for all the teachers. All teachers should see this event and learn it." 
  • "Great presentation! Great ideas shared." 
  • "great resources which I can use in my projects and classroom" 
  • "Learned a lot, it was great. Thank you." 
  • "I love being able to attend online from my work or home. Thank you!!" 
  • "Great information and some great thoughts and links. Awesome." 
  • "it was a wonderful session... just a wonderful event. Very informative and educative." 
  • "Incredible abundance of useful resources." 
  • "I have my students attending - 5 years in a row." 
  • "Awesome and inspiring! Definitely a powerful way to connect the world and raise people's awareness about issues that are affecting us as stipulated in the Global Goals."


The list of today's sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, REGISTER NOW (free)--or, if registered, check your conference email confirmation. 

Want to volunteer to help moderate sessions? It's not too late! Sign up and information here. It's a ton of fun, you'll be doing some good, and you'll have the undying gratitude of the conference organizers!


Tuesday, November 14th
(US-Eastern Time)

3:00 am
  • talking kites in the footsteps of J. Korczak - Ruty Hotzen
  • The positive impact of digital exchanges around the globe - Quratulain Hussain
5:00 am
  • My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project: Global Online Collaboration in Action - Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs, Said Belgra, Asma Albriki
6:00 am
  • Free research-based educational material from Finland - Marianne Juntunen, Ph. D.
7:00 am
  • Cavando Bajo las Fs de la Educación Global para Experiencias Más Profundas - Jennifer D. Klein
  • Harnessing Global Efficacy through Literature and Technology - Justin Peter Manwell
  • Learning math from students around the world - Chris Collins
8:00 am
  • Globally Conscious Mathematics - Kristy Beam
  • How can schools be vehicles for creating community wellness? - Jennifer Moore
  • How might preparation for and engagement in a protest poetry festival enhance Grade 10 boys’ understanding of global conflict? - Glynnis Moore
9:00 am
  • Global Students Global Perspectives - Amazing Race Project - Laurie Clement
  • Self Identity and Global Connection - Erin Dowd
10:00 am
  • KEYNOTE: Ariel Tichnor-Wagner, Senior Fellow of Global Competence, ASCD
11:00 am
  • Bringing learning BACK INTO the classroom - Liu Yijie
  • Kids @SOS Children Village Going Global with iEARN and Mathletics - Sheeba Ajmal
  • Teaching Math and Global Themes with Children's Literature - Glenna Gustafson, Pre-service educators in the Teaching and Learning Mathematics
12:00 pm
  • Bridges to Argentina: Teaching and Learning with First Grade Partners and their Teachers - Susan Jacques Pierson
  • Optimizing OERs Globally Through ICT Literacy - Dr. Lesley Farmer
2:00 pm
  • Maverick Leadership - Mike Lawrence
  • Virtual STEM Competition-Your Community, Your World - Volita Russell, Tinika Fails
3:00 pm
  • Upward Mobility: Supporting the Academic Nomad through Blended Learning - Julia Zeigler, Terra Gargano
4:00 pm
  • KEYNOTE: Fabrice Fresse + Jean-Luc Moreau
5:00 pm
  • 10 Ways to Easily Integrate Global Collaborations in Your Daily Curriculum - Rhett Oldham
  • Creating Global Citizens through Teen Service Travel - Joanne Trangle, Jodi Sabra
  • Great Global Challenge Project Awardee Presentation: Why should I study a Foreign Language? - Ruth Valle, Athalo Carrao, Alexis Radney
  • Student conversation on Girls and Sports - Sean Terwilliger, Nan Hambrose, Vanessa Campbell, Deborah Glymph
6:00 pm
  • Designing for All: Lessons from a Global Network of Maker Classrooms - Lisa Jobson, Jonelle Lorantas, Mahfuza Rahman, Elyse Gainor
  • Opening up Statistics Education to a Global Audience - Larry Musolino
  • Participatory Spontaneity: What Is It and How Can We Achieve It with Global Audiences Online? - Helen Teague
  • Write Our World - Multilingual eBooks by Kids for Kids - Julie Carey, Dr. Leigh Zeitz
7:00 pm
  • KEYNOTE: Erin Towns, Global Educator, Edward Little High School
8:00 pm
  • Going Beyond the Hour of Code - Bryan L. Miller
  • Just Little ol' Me Sharing my Global Collaboration Experiences. - Lynn Koresh
  • Student conversation on LGBTQ+ Issues - Sean Terwilliger and Emma Maney
9:00 pm
  • Building up an organization (from scratch!) for a Global impact! - Montserrat Fregoso Fonseca, Maria Fernanda, Fregoso Fonseca
  • Children's Literature for Solving Real-World Problems - Tina Genay
  • Preparing Students for Careers in a Globally Connected World - Heather Singmaster
  • The Impact of a Cultural Immersion Program on Student Perceptions of the “Other”: A Pilot Study - Sarah Thomas
10:00 pm
  • KEYNOTE (ESPANOL): Franz De Paula

The 2017 Global Education Conference (Online) Starts Today! Join Us!

The 8th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC)
All Online, All Free
November 13 - 16, 2017

The Global Education Conference Network's eighth annual worldwide collaboration on globally-connected education starts today, Monday, November 13, and continues through this Thursday, November 16.

This event is FREE, but does require that you REGISTER.
Please register HERE 
to get instant access to the conference AND to receive all the recording links after the conferences.

days
24 hours/day
127 live sessions
27 keynote speakers
...and an amazing amount of global learning and fun!

The GEC features thought leaders from the world of education and beyond, is completely free to attend and takes place online in live webinar format. We invite you to join the 25,600 GEC community members (from 170+ countries) and actively participate in dozens of sessions focused on international education topics. Some important conference updates are below:

Keynotes + Sessions


As usual, Lucy Gray has putting together an INCREDIBLE keynote speaker lineup:
  • Mali Bickley (Collaboration Specialist, TakingITGlobal)
  • David Bornstein (Co-Founder + CEO, Solutions Journalism Network)
  • Kevin Crouch (Director of Technology Services, Consilience Learning)
  • Franz De Paula (Author)
  • Gavin Dykes (Programme Director for the Education World Forum)
  • Fabrice Fresse (Member of EvalUE, EvalUE)
  • Michael Furdyk (Co-founder, TakingITGlobal)
  • Terry Godwaldt (Executive Director, The Centre for Global Education)
  • Ed Gragert (Founder, Global Woods Consulting)
  • Martin Levins (President of the Australian Council for Computers in Education--ACCE)
  • Julie Lindsay (Founder and CEO, Flat Connections)
  • Sylvia Martinez (Author, speaker, publisher - Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom)
  • Alan Mather (Chief, Office of College + Career Success)
  • Ann S. Michaelsen (Teacher and school leader, Sandvika vgs)
  • Anne Mirtschin (Hawkesdale P12 College, Australia)
  • Pam Moran (Superintendent of Schools, Albemarle County Public Schools)
  • Jean-Luc Moreau (President, EvalUE association)
  • Dana Mortenson (CEO + Co-founder, World Savvy)
  • Jennie Niles (DC's Deputy Mayor of Education)
  • Lori Roe (Instructional Technology Specialist, Delaware Department of Education)
  • Maggie Mitchell Salem (Executive Director, QFI)
  • George Saltsman (Associate Research Professor, Director, Center for Educational Innovation and Digital Learning, Lamar University)
  • Ira Socol (Executive Director of Technology and Innovation, Albemarle County Public Schools)
  • Ariel Tichnor-Wagner (Senior Fellow of Global Competence, ASCD)
  • Erin Towns (Global Educator, Edward Little High School)
  • Liam Wegimont (Chairperson, GENE)
  • Dr. Jennifer Williams (Director of Education Strategy, Participate)
Below are the session titles and presenters for our 127 currently-accepted general sessions, and more of these are coming as well! Full details are here.
  • 10 Ways to Easily Integrate Global Collaborations in Your Daily Curriculum - Rhett Oldham
  • A Joined Up Approach to Education and Learning - Christine Farrell
  • A World of #CollaborativePD: Build Your Global PLN Twitter Chat - Dr. Jennifer Williams, Brad Spirrison
  • Amplifying Student Voices Globally Via the Our Global Classroom What If Grid. - Bronwyn Joyce
  • Beyond Our Borders: Fostering Global Competency Through Student Travel and Virtual Exchanges - Cynthia Derrane, Jennifer Orlinski
  • Bridges to Argentina: Teaching and Learning with First Grade Partners and their Teachers - Susan Jacques Pierson
  • Bringing learning BACK INTO the classroom - Liu Yijie
  • Bringing the world to rural environments - Peter Raatz
  • Building up an organization (from scratch!) for a Global impact! - Montserrat Fregoso Fonseca, Maria Fernanda, Fregoso Fonseca
  • Cavando Bajo las Fs de la Educación Global para Experiencias Más Profundas - Jennifer D. Klein
  • Challenge Based Learning - David Lockett
  • Children's Literature for Solving Real-World Problems - Tina Genay
  • Children's Literature, Math, and Global Connections - Oh My! - Glenna Gustafson, Pre-service educators in the Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • Citizen Science: A Global Conservation Effort - Lindsay Glasner, Kelly Schaeffer
  • Classroom Conversations with the World - Paul Hurteau
  • Connected Learning Activities through Social Service - Sebastian Panakal, Gladwin Xavier, Muhammed Fardeen, Muhammed Mufsal, Sophia T Pascal
  • Connecting through Architecture: Minecraft in the Language Classroom - Kathleen Reardon
  • Cosmopolitan Project Based Learning - Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals in PBL - Craig Perrier
  • Creating Global Citizens through Teen Service Travel - Joanne Trangle, Jodi Sabra
  • Curriculum is the most important 'C' word in Global Projects! - Christine Trimnell
  • Deep Learning - A Global Perspective - Tom D'Amico
  • Designing for All: Lessons from a Global Network of Maker Classrooms - Lisa Jobson, Jonelle Lorantas, Mahfuza Rahman, Elyse Gainor
  • Developing Global Competencies in Teacher Education through Transdisciplinary and Translational Research - Melda N. Yildiz. TBA
  • Developing Globally Competent Students - Ann C. Gaudino, Millersville University Graduate Students in Education
  • Digging Beneath the Fs for Deeper Global Learning - Jennifer D. Klein
  • Digital media education for digital higher educated students - Laura Malita
  • E.I. and Humanitarianism in Classrooms - 21st Century Learning and Citizenship Essentials - Sania Green-Reynolds
  • Earth Charter in Education - Dr. Valerie Schmitz, Dr. Mary Ann Kahl
  • Educational Diplomacy with High School Students - David Angwenyi, Ph.D, Lea Hopkins
  • Empowering Young Changemakers through Design Thinking - Mahika Halepete
  • Enhancing Intercultural Communication through an International Film Club - Helaine W. Marshall
  • Exploring Gender Neutral/Inclusive Bathrooms in Libraries: A Global Perspective - Raymond Pun, Kenya Flash
  • Flipped Learning in L2: How to Encourage Cross-Cultural Critical Thinking to Teach Global Problem-Solving Skills - Birgit A. Jensen
  • Food Rescue through a High School - Toni Olivieri-Barton, Colorado Springs Food Rescue
  • Fostering Global Citizenship Through Literature and Art - Nadia Kalman
  • Foundations of Global Learning: Creating Global Citizens in the First-Year Experience - Dr. Shelbee NguyenVoges
  • Free research-based educational material from Finland - Marianne Juntunen, Ph. D.
  • GEC Connect - The Game! - Julia Francis
  • Global Collaboration Provides Diverse Perspective for UN Sustainable Development Goals - Donna Roman, Hassan Hassan, Jen Sherman, Maire O’Keefe, Katrina Viloria
  • Global Collaboration: Connect Your Kids to the World - Leigh Zeitz, Ph.D., Ping Gao, Ph.D., Magda Galloway
  • Global Education Discourses in International Student Mobility - Uttam Gaulee, Krishna Bista
  • Global Learning Collaboration in a Less Tech World - Dr. Reynaldo L. Duran
  • Global Mentors Project: Connecting Student Teachers with Mentors from Around the World - Terry Smith
  • Global PBL in the Digital Age - Brad Bielawski
  • Global Project-Based Learning with iEARN: Sharing Impact and Opportunities - Jennifer Russell, Allan Kakinda, Hela Nafti
  • Global Scholar Diploma at the High School Level - Toni Olivieri-Barton
  • Global Students Global Perspectives - Amazing Race Project - Laurie Clement
  • Globally Conscious Mathematics - Kristy Beam
  • Globally Responsive Teaching Practice: Overcoming Social Disparities - Sajdah Ali George
  • Going Beyond the Hour of Code - Bryan L. Miller
  • Great Global Challenge Project Awardee Presentation: Why should I study a Foreign Language? - Ruth Valle, Athalo Carrao, Alexis Radney
  • Green Digital Footprints - Sebastian Panakal, Sophia T Pascal, Mertle Williams, Sunitha, Nisa
  • Harnessing Global Efficacy through Literature and Technology - Justin Peter Manwell
  • Harnessing the Power of Children's Literature to Teach Math and Global Themes - Glenna Gustafson, Rachel Altizer, Leslie Angle, Delayna Doolin, Cassidy Hartsock, Jami Keen, Irene Labille, Josie Santos, Maddie Semones, Katie Smith, Malorie Tanner, Kelly Troiano 
  • Hello Little World Skypers - the Continuing Adventures - Anne Mirtschin, Presenters from across the world (names to be added closer to the time)
  • High Quality Career Counselling as a Push for the Global Development – presenting best practices from the Erasmus+ Career Tree Project - Grzegorz Kata, PhD. with Robert Porzak, PhD and Jacek Łukasiewicz, PhD
  • High School Global Issues Class as a Springboard for Creating Young Activists - Adam Carter
  • How can schools be vehicles for creating community wellness? - Jennifer Moore
  • How might preparation for and engagement in a protest poetry festival enhance Grade 10 boys’ understanding of global conflict? - Glynnis Moore
  • How to create inclusion and shared power in virtual exchange partnerships. - Jack Haskell
  • How to Globally Mobilize High School Students to Actualize the United Nations SDGs. - Linda Flannelly, Ralph Viggiano, Megan Scharf, Pete Robinson, Ann Michelsen, Kristian Otterstad Andresen, the students at Lindenhurst and Sandvika High School
  • How to increase global competency in students: A research-based discussion with Empatico - Chelsea Donaldson, Angela Jo, Travis Hardy
  • iEARN - Girl Rising project - R. Allen Witten
  • Immerse Yourself in the German Culture For Free by Volunteering in Germany or Austria - Birgit A. Jensen
  • Integration of Global Outdoors Learning Blogs, TED Ed Lessons and Global Goals in Management Courses - Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche, Flor Lepervanche
  • Intercultural Competence - Shawn Simpson
  • Intercultural Competence For Educators: What's In It For Me? - Dr. Whitney Sherman
  • Invitation to World Literature - Arthur R. Smith
  • Just Little ol' Me Sharing my Global Collaboration Experiences. - Lynn Koresh
  • Kids @SOS Children Village Going Global with iEARN and Mathletics - Sheeba Ajmal
  • Kids on Earth - Howard Blumenthal
  • Kings of Collaboration - Jan Zanetis,Sean Forde, Ralph Krauss, Peter Paccone
  • La acción tutorial en la educación virtual: funciones y responsabilidades - Lic. Gustavo Beltrami
  • Learning math from students around the world - Chris Collins
  • Let's Talk Global Education - Anne Mirtschin
  • Lidrazgo para el Desarrollo Social - Arlette Audiffred Hinojosa
  • Maverick Leadership - Mike Lawrence
  • Mobilizing Student Voice through Global Discussions with a Real-World Impact with WorldVuze - Julia Coburn
  • MOOCs for librarians/library –opportunities and challenges for digital literacy - Gabriela Grosseck + Laura Malita
  • More Than Current Events- A Globally Connected Triad of Tri-BOBs - Noa Daniel
  • My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project: Global Online Collaboration in Action - Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs, Said Belgra, Asma Albriki
  • One Truth and a Million Truths: Teaching History in a Globalizing World - Nayun Eom, Dr. Marty Sleeper
  • Online global collaboration - enablers, barriers and implications for teacher education - Julie Lindsay
  • Opening up Statistics Education to a Global Audience - Larry Musolino
  • Optimizing OERs Globally Through ICT Literacy - Dr. Lesley Farmer
  • Organize, innovate and manage your global projects with free ICT tools - Barbara Anna Zielonka
  • Participatory Spontaneity: What Is It and How Can We Achieve It with Global Audiences Online? - Helen Teague
  • Power of Impact Cinema: How to bring the world into your classroom? - Gemma Bradshaw
  • Practice Active Global Citizenship with the K-12 Global Art Exchange - Paul Hurteau
  • Preparing Students for Careers in a Globally Connected World - Heather Singmaster
  • Preparing Teachers for Global Learning and Collaboration - Linda Haynes
  • Promote Global Tolerance + Celebrate Cultural Diversity by Creating New Media with the My Hero Project - Wendy Milette, Wendy Jewell, Victoria Murphy
  • Promoting Internationalism In Teaching And Preparing Global Citizens Through Exchange Projects: Different But The Same Project As An Example - Mr. Omar Titki
  • Quality Education through technology - Goal 4: Sustainable Development - Sara Abou Afach
  • Rainwater catchment and Practivism - Lonny Grafman
  • Ripples Make Waves: Bring The Global Water Crisis Into Your Classroom - Joan Roehre, Jan Zanetis
  • Scaling Global Competency Education - Delna Weil
  • Secrets to Successful Global Collaboration in Higher Education - Leigh Zeitz, Ph.D., David Stoloff, Ph.D.
  • Self Identity and Global Connection - Erin Dowd
  • Social Leadership Class Project - Arlette Audiffred Hinojosa
  • Student conversation on Gender and Ethics - Sean Terwilliger and Deborah Glymph
  • Student conversation on Girls and Sports - Sean Terwilliger, Nan Hambrose, Vanessa Campbell, Deborah Glymph
  • Student conversation on LGBTQ+ Issues - Sean Terwilliger and Emma Maney
  • Student conversation on World Religions - Sean Terwilliger and Tica Simpson
  • Student driven eco-initiatives towards UN's SDGs - a case study of our GGPC grant winning entry - Ms. Kamal Preet, Ms. Anitha Bijesh
  • talking kites in the footsteps of J. Korczak - Ruty Hotzen
  • Teach-The-World Foundation: A Call to Action To Eradicate Illiteracy Around The World - Robert Torres, PhD
  • Teaching Math and Global Themes with Children's Literature - Glenna Gustafson, Pre-service educators in the Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • Teaching the SDGs through experiential and service learning - Caroline Weeks, Liz Radzicki, Kimm Murfitt
  • Tech Trip: Using EdTech to Get the Most Out of Global Travel - Kathleen Reardon
  • Teens Dream: A global video contest for teens to express their dreams as they relate to one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Linda Staheli
  • The Impact of a Cultural Immersion Program on Student Perceptions of the “Other”: A Pilot Study - Sarah Thomas
  • The Kidlink Global projects.Perspectives and horizons for close cooperation. - Lusine Jhangirian
  • The positive impact of digital exchanges around the globe - Quratulain Hussain
  • The power of case studies - Anne Fox
  • Tips for starting your own DIY Global Youth Summit - Tara Kajtaniak
  • Tutoring Students Online to Promote Universal Access to a Quality Education - Kasey Beck, Ed Gragert, Adriana Vilela
  • Understanding the Reproductive Health Education Needs for Sustainable Development - Ms. Eunmi Song
  • University-Industry Collaboration in Vietnam: When the boss says Jump, you say Why? - Dr. Thi Tuyet Tran
  • Upward Mobility: Supporting the Academic Nomad through Blended Learning - Julia Zeigler, Terra Gargano
  • Use Design Thinking to Integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into STEM - Barbara Bray
  • Utilizing School-Based Virtual Field Trips for Global Learning - Dr. Stacy Delacruz
  • Virtual Exchanges: Harnessing Technology to Build Global Competencies and Increase Mutual Understanding Among International Youth - Katherine Hanson
  • Virtual STEM Competition-Your Community, Your World - Volita Russell, Tinika Fails
  • What's a Crankie?? Using Creative Story Exchanges to Build Global Competence and Connect Students Across Borders - Cora Bresciano, Susan Gay Hyatt
  • Why and How Collaborative Projects Work Best according to the Mind, Brain, and Education Science - André Hedlund
  • World Peace Music Project - Yoshiro Miyata, Ayumi Ueda, Anne Mirtschin, Lorraine Leo
  • Write Our World - Multilingual eBooks by Kids for Kids - Julie Carey, Dr. Leigh Zeitz
Thanks to the GEC Sponsors

Without the support of the following organizations, GlobalEdCon would not be possible. We are grateful for companies and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected learning. Contact Steve Hargadon (steve@hargadon.com) about opportunities to get involved with our community.



See you online!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Makerspaces Event Recordings + "Are You Global Ready?" The 2017 GEC Online Conference Is Coming!

The Library 2.017 Makerspaces mini-conference recordings have been posted! You can find them at:
Included in the recordings are: the keynote sessions from Heather Moorefield-Lang, June Abbas, Leanne Bowler, Kristin Fontichiaro, and Kyungwon Koh; the pre-conference special webinar with Susan Considine and Mike Cimino from the Fayetteville Free Library on "STEAM and Making at the FFL;" and our general sessionsTara Smith + Jessica McClean--'Hosting Maker Days and Forging Collaborative Partnerships in Anticipation of an Academic Library Makerspace;' Alisha Wilson + Nancy Stetzinger--'Keeping It Fresh: How to Create and Sustain a Maker Culture that Motivates Teens;' Ben Rearick--'Proposal for a Theoretical Framework for Small + Rural Libraries Supporting Entrepreneurs;' Rachel Seltz--'Volunteers at Your Library Makerspace;' IdaMae Craddock--'From Makerspace to Learning Commons: What's Next;' Rebecca Ferrer--'From Zero to System Wide Makerspace in 3 Grants and 4 Years;' Josh Weisgrau +Jessica Parker--'Librarians are Maker Champions: Here's how you can be too!;' Kristina A. Holzweiss--'Making a Difference:' Morgan Chivers + Katie Musick Peery--'Walking the Walk: iterative design in student staff service learning projects;' Hilda Gómez--'Bibliotecas Activas;' Abigail L. Phillips--'Finding What Fits: Approachability of Makerspaces and Making in the Library;' Robert Pronovost--'Low Cost Tools to Bring Making into Your Library;' Stephanie Piper--'Smart Working for Active Makerspaces;' and Martin Wallace, Katie Peery, + Morgan Chivers--'Making Maker Literacies: Competencies-based Course Integration of Academic Library Makerspaces.'

The 8th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC)
November 13 - 16, 2017

The Global Education Conference Network's eighth annual worldwide collaboration on globally-connected education will take place around the clock starting Monday, November 13, and continue through Thursday, November 16.

This event is FREE to attend, but does require that you REGISTER! Please register HERE

The GEC features thought leaders from the world of education and beyond, is completely free to attend and takes place online in live webinar format. We invite you to join the 25,600 GEC community members (from 170+ countries) and actively participate in dozens of sessions focused on international education topics. Some important conference updates are below:
  • Still Taking Proposals
  • Keynotes + Sessions
  • Thanks to the GEC Sponsors + Partners
We're Still Taking Proposals!

The call for proposals is open until November 5th. We encourage all to submit by following the detailed directions listed here. If accepted, you can present in your time zone at a time that is convenient to you!

Keynotes + Sessions


As usual, Lucy Gray is putting together an INCREDIBLE keynote speaker lineup and it is still growing.
  • Mali Bickley (Collaboration Specialist, TakingITGlobal)
  • David Bornstein (Co-Founder + CEO, Solutions Journalism Network)
  • Fabrice Fresse (Member of EvalUE, EvalUE)
  • Michael Furdyk (Co-founder, TakingITGlobal)
  • Terry Godwaldt (Executive Director, The Centre for Global Education)
  • Seán Ó Grádaigh (National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG))
  • Alan Mather (Chief, Office of College + Career Success)
  • Ann S. Michaelsen (Teacher and school leader, Sandvika vgs)
  • Jean-Luc Moreau (President, EvalUE association)
  • Dana Mortenson (CEO + Co-founder, World Savvy)
  • Jennie Niles (DC's Deputy Mayor of Education)
  • Lori Roe (Instructional Technology Specialist, Delaware Department of Education)
  • Maggie Mitchell Salem (Executive Director, QFI)
  • Ariel Tichnor-Wagner (Senior Fellow of Global Competence, ASCD)
  • Erin Towns (Global Educator, Edward Little High School)
  • Liam Wegimont (Chairperson, GENE)
  • Dr. Jennifer Williams (Director of Education Strategy, Participate)
Below are the session titles and presenters for our 59 currently-accepted general sessions, and more of these are coming as well! Full details are here.
  • Amplifying Student Voices Globally Via the Our Global Classroom What If Grid. - Bronwyn Joyce
  • Beyond Our Borders: Fostering Global Competency Through Student Travel and Virtual Exchanges - Cynthia Derrane
  • Bringing learning BACK INTO the classroom - Liu Yijie
  • Bringing the world to rural environments - Peter Raatz
  • Children's Literature, Math, and Global Connections - Oh My! - Glenna Gustafson
  • Classroom Conversations with the World - Paul Hurteau
  • Conference Proposal #WebDay - Sean Terwilliger
  • Connecting Kids @SOS Children Village Globally - a dive into iEARN projects - Sheeba Ajmal
  • Connecting through Architecture: Minecraft in the Language Classroom - Kathleen Reardon
  • Cosmopolitan Project Based Learning - Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals in PBL - Craig Perrier
  • Creating Change through Youth Empowerment - Mahika
  • Designing for All: Lessons from a Global Network of Maker Classrooms - Lisa Jobson
  • Developing Globally Competent Students - Ann C. Gaudino
  • Enhancing Intercultural Communication through an International Film Club - Helaine W. Marshall
  • Exploring Gender Neutral/Inclusive Bathrooms in Libraries: A Global Perspective - Raymond Pun
  • Food Rescue through a High School - Toni Olivieri-Barton
  • Foundations of Global Learning: Creating Global Citizens in the First-Year Experience - Dr. Shelbee NguyenVoges
  • Global Learning Collaboration in a Less Tech World - Dr. Reynaldo L. Duran
  • Global Mentors Project: Connecting Student Teachers with Mentors from Around the World - Terry Smith
  • Global PBL in the Digital Age - Brad Bielawski
  • Global Scholar Diploma at the High School Level - Toni Olivieri-Barton
  • Global Students Global Perspectives - Amazing Race Project - Laurie Clement
  • Going Beyond the Hour of Code - Bryan L. Miller
  • Great Global Challenge Project Awardee Presentation: Why should I study a Foreign Language? - Ruth Valle
  • Harnessing the Power of Children's Literature to Teach Math and Global Themes - Glenna Gustafson
  • High School Global Issues Class as a Springboard for Creating Young Activists - Adam Carter
  • How can schools be vehicles for creating community wellness? - Jennifer Moore
  • How might preparation for and engagement in a protest poetry festival enhance Grade 10 boys’ understanding of global conflict? - Glynnis Moore
  • How to create inclusion and shared power in virtual exchange partnerships. - Jack Haskell
  • How to increase global competency in students: A research-based discussion with Empatico - Chelsea Donaldson
  • iEARN - Girl Rising project - R. Allen Witten
  • Integration of Global Outdoors Learning Blogs, TED Ed Lessons and Global Goals in Management Courses - Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche
  • Intercultural Competence - Shawn Simpson
  • Intercultural Competence For Educators: What's In It For Me? - Dr. Whitney Sherman
  • Just Little ol' Me Sharing my Global Collaboration Experiences. - Lynn Koresh
  • Maverick Leadership - Mike Lawrence
  • More Than Current Events- A Globally Connected Triad of Tri-BOBs - Noa Daniel
  • One Truth and a Million Truths: Teaching History in a Globalizing World - Nayun Eom
  • Online global collaboration - enablers, barriers and implications for teacher education - Julie Lindsay
  • Opening up Statistics Education to a Global Audience - Larry Musolino
  • Power of Impact Cinema: How to bring the world into your classroom? - Gemma Bradshaw
  • Practice Active Global Citizenship with the K-12 Global Art Exchange - Paul Hurteau
  • Preparing Students for Careers in a Globally Connected World - Heather Singmaster
  • Promote Global Tolerance + Celebrate Cultural Diversity by Creating New Media with the My Hero Project - Wendy Milette
  • Promoting Internationalism In Teaching And Preparing Global Citizens Through Exchange Projects: Different But The Same Project As An Example - Mr. Omar Titki
  • Ripples Make Waves: Bring The Global Water Crisis Into Your Classroom - Joan Roehre
  • talking kites in the footsteps of J. Korczak - Ruty Hotzen
  • Teaching Math and Global Themes with Children's Literature - Glenna Gustafson
  • Tech Trip: Using EdTech to Get the Most Out of Global Travel - Kathleen Reardon
  • Teens Dream: A global video contest for teens to express their dreams as they relate to one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Linda Staheli
  • The power of case studies - Anne Fox
  • Tips for starting your own DIY Global Youth Summit - Tara Kajtaniak
  • Tutoring Students Online to Promote Universal Access to a Quality Education - Kasey Beck
  • Understanding the Reproductive Health Education Needs for Sustainable Development - Ms. Eunmi Song
  • Use Design Thinking to Integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into STEM - Barbara Bray
  • Utilizing School-Based Virtual Field Trips for Global Learning - Dr. Stacy Delacruz
  • Virtual STEM Competition-Your Community, Your World - Volita Russell
  • What's a Crankie?? Using Creative Story Exchanges to Build Global Competence and Connect Students Across Borders - Cora Bresciano
  • World Peace Music Project - Yoshiro Miyata
Thanks to the GEC Sponsors

Without the support of the following organizations, GlobalEdCon would not be possible. We are grateful for companies and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected learning. Contact Steve Hargadon (steve@hargadon.com) about opportunities to get involved with our community.



That's all for now, but there is a lot more to come! Be sure to REGISTER and then join the Global Education Conference network to receive daily updates about the conference and notice of any changes. Thank you for your continuing support, and...

See you online!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

2017 GlobalEdCon (November 13 - 16) - Register Now, Incredible Program!



The 8th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC)
November 13 - 16, 2017


The Global Education Conference Network's eighth annual world-wide collaboration on globally-connected education will take place around the clock starting Monday, November 13, and continuing through Thursday, November 16.

This event is FREE to attend, but does require that you REGISTER! Please register HERE

The GEC features thought leaders from the world of education and beyond, is completely free to attend, and all events take place online in webinar format. We invite you to join the 25,600 GEC community members (from 170+ countries) and actively participate in dozens of sessions focused on international education topics. Some important conference updates are below:
  • Still Taking Proposals
  • Keynotes + Sessions
  • Thanks to the GEC Sponsors + Partners
We're Still Taking Proposals!

The call for proposals is open until November 5th. We encourage all to submit by following the detailed directions listed here. If accepted, you can present in your time zone at a time that is convenient to you!

Keynotes + Sessions


As usual, Lucy Gray is putting together an INCREDIBLE keynote speaker lineup and it is still growing.
  • David Bornstein (Co-Founder & CEO, Solutions Journalism Network)
  • Fabrice Fresse (Member of EvalUE)
  • Michael Furdyk (Co-founder, TakingITGlobal)
  • Terry Godwaldt (Executive Director, The Centre for Global Education)
  • Jean-Luc Moreau (President, EvalUE association)
  • Dana Mortenson (CEO & Co-founder, World Savvy)
  • Lori Roe (Instructional Technology Specialist, Delaware Department of Education)
  • Ariel Tichnor-Wagner (Senior Fellow of Global Competence, ASCD)
  • Erin Towns (Global Educator, Edward Little High School)
  • Dr. Jennifer Williams (Director of Education Strategy, Participate)
Below are the session titles and presenters for our 53 currently-accepted general sessions. Full details are here.
  • Amplifying Student Voices Globally Via the Our Global Classroom What If Grid. - Bronwyn Joyce
  • Beyond Our Borders: Fostering Global Competency Through Student Travel and Virtual Exchanges - Cynthia Derrane
  • Bringing learning BACK INTO the classroom - Liu Yijie
  • Bringing the world to rural environments - Peter Raatz
  • Children's Literature, Math, and Global Connections - Oh My! - Glenna Gustafson
  • Classroom Conversations with the World - Paul Hurteau
  • Conference Proposal #WebDay - Sean Terwilliger
  • Connecting Kids @SOS Children Village Globally - a dive into iEARN projects - Ms Sheeba Ajmal
  • Connecting through Architecture: Minecraft in the Language Classroom - Kathleen Reardon
  • Creating Change through Youth Empowerment - Mahika
  • Designing for All: Lessons from a Global Network of Maker Classrooms - Lisa Jobson
  • Developing Globally Competent Students - Ann C. Gaudino
  • Enhancing Intercultural Communication through an International Film Club - Helaine W. Marshall
  • Exploring Gender Neutral/Inclusive Bathrooms in Libraries: A Global Perspective - Raymond Pun
  • Foundations of Global Learning: Creating Global Citizens in the First-Year Experience - Dr. Shelbee NguyenVoges
  • Global Learning Collaboration in a Less Tech World - Dr. Reynaldo L. Duran
  • Global Mentors Project: Connecting Student Teachers with Mentors from Around the World - Terry Smith
  • Global PBL in the Digital Age - Brad Bielawski
  • Global Students Global Perspectives - Amazing Race Project - Laurie Clement
  • Going Beyond the Hour of Code - Bryan L. Miller
  • Great Global Challenge Project Awardee Presentation: Why should I study a Foreign Language? - Ruth Valle
  • Harnessing the Power of Children's Literature to Teach Math and Global Themes - Glenna Gustafson
  • High School Global Issues Class as a Springboard for Creating Young Activists - Adam Carter
  • How can schools be vehicles for creating community wellness? - Jennifer Moore
  • How might preparation for and engagement in a protest poetry festival enhance Grade 10 boys’ understanding of global conflict? - Glynnis Moore
  • How to create inclusion and shared power in virtual exchange partnerships. - Jack Haskell
  • How to increase global competency in students: A research-based discussion with Empatico - Chelsea Donaldson
  • iEARN - Girl Rising project - R. Allen Witten
  • Intercultural Competence - Shawn Simpson
  • Intercultural Competence For Educators: What's In It For Me? - Dr. Whitney Sherman
  • Just Little ol' Me Sharing my Global Collaboration Experiences. - Lynn Koresh
  • More Than Current Events- A Globally Connected Triad of Tri-BOBs - Noa Daniel
  • One Truth and a Million Truths: Teaching History in a Globalizing World - Nayun Eom
  • Online global collaboration - enablers, barriers and implications for teacher education - Julie Lindsay
  • Opening up Statistics Education to a Global Audience - Larry Musolino
  • Power of Impact Cinema: How to bring the world into your classroom? - Gemma Bradshaw
  • Practice Active Global Citizenship with the K-12 Global Art Exchange - Paul Hurteau
  • Preparing Students for Careers in a Globally Connected World - Heather Singmaster
  • Promote Global Tolerance + Celebrate Cultural Diversity by Creating New Media with the My Hero Project - Wendy Milette
  • Promoting Internationalism In Teaching And Preparing Global Citizens Through Exchange Projects: Different But The Same Project As An Example - Mr. Omar Titki
  • Ripples Make Waves: Bring The Global Water Crisis Into Your Classroom - Joan Roehre
  • Talking kites in the footsteps of J. Korczak - Ruty Hotzen
  • Teaching Math and Global Themes with Children's Literature - Glenna Gustafson
  • Tech Trip: Using EdTech to Get the Most Out of Global Travel - Kathleen Reardon
  • Teens Dream: A global video contest for teens to express their dreams as they relate to one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Linda Staheli
  • The power of case studies - Anne Fox
  • Tips for starting your own DIY Global Youth Summit - Tara Kajtaniak
  • Tutoring Students Online to Promote Universal Access to a Quality Education - Kasey Beck
  • Understanding the Reproductive Health Education Needs for Sustainable Development - Ms. Eunmi Song
  • Use Design Thinking to Integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into STEM - Barbara Bray
  • Utilizing School-Based Virtual Field Trips for Global Learning - Dr. Stacy Delacruz
  • Virtual STEM Competition-Your Community, Your World - Volita Russell
  • What's a Crankie?? Using Creative Story Exchanges to Build Global Competence and Connect Students Across Borders - Cora Bresciano
Thanks to the GEC Sponsors

Without the support of the following organizations, GlobalEdCon would not be possible. We are grateful for companies and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected learning. Contact Steve Hargadon (steve@hargadon.com) about opportunities to get involved with our community.



That's all for now, but there is a lot more to come! Be sure to REGISTER and then join the Global Education Conference network to receive daily updates about the conference and notice of any changes. Thank you for your continuing support, and...

See you online!

Steve Hargadon and Lucy Gray
GEC Co-Chairs
steve@hargadon.com
lucy@lucygrayconsulting.com

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: