Thursday, February 15, 2018

March 12th Global Symposium on Educating for Digital Citizenship (DigitalCitizenship.com)


We invite you to join us on Monday, March 12, 2018, in Washington, DC, for the 2018 Global Symposium on Digital Citizenship.

$129. Select CoSN Member or Non-member, change the “0” next to the “Symposium on Educating for Digital Citizenship ONLY” to a “1”. Click “next” and complete your registration.

CoSN and UNESCO, in partnership with the Global Education Conference, HP, ClassLink, Participate, Qatar Foundation International, Partnership for 21st Century Learning, ISTE, iEARN-USA, The Stevens Initiative at the Aspen Institute, World Savvy, Wikimedia, TakingITGlobal, Smithsonian Institute, and Project Tomorrow, are hosting this event to bring together thought leaders from across the world to explore the role of education in ensuring students are responsible digital citizens.
Internet safety has been a concern for policymakers and educators since the moment technology, particularly the Internet, was introduced to classrooms. Increasingly many school systems are evolving that focus from simply minimizing risk and blocking access, to more responsible use policies and strategies that empower the student as a digital citizen. Digital citizenship initiatives also seek to prepare students to live in a world where online hate and radicalization are all too common.
Join us for a lively and engaging exploration of what are the essential digital citizenship skills that students need, including policies and practices in response to the following questions:
  • How can technology be used to improve digital citizenship and to what extent is technology providing new challenges to digital citizenship?
  • How should we access information effectively and form good evaluate its accuracy?
  • How should we develop the skills to engage with others respectfully and in a sensitive and ethical manner?
  • How should we develop an appropriate balance between instruction and nurturing student behaviors that ensure ICT is used safely and responsibly?

AGENDA

8:00 am – 8:15 am Opening Remarks and Setting the Context
  • Donna Williamson, Technology Director, Mountain Brook City Board of Education, AL & CoSN Board Member/2018 Conference Co-Chair
  • Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN
  • David Atchoarena, Director, UNESCO Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning 

8:15 am – 9:00 am The Importance of Educating Digital Citizens in Today’s World: A Conversation
  • Fernando M. Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Baroness Biben Kidron, Filmmaker and Founder of 5 Rights, Member of UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development
  • Moderator, Gus Schmedlen, Vice President, World Education, HP
9:00 am – 10:15 a.m. Town Hall:  Is Digital Citizenship Today Different?
  • Mrs. Ying Liu, Director, Chinese Society of Education
  • Anjlee Prakash, Founder and Chairperson, Learning Links Foundation, India
  • David Young, CEO, Participate
  • Moderator, Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink
10:15 am – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 am – 10:45 a.m. Global Ed Ignite Sessions (1st Round)
Compelling and short, 5-min presentations by major thought leaders to ignite our imagination.
  • Joseph South, Deputy CEO ISTE, former Director, U.S. Office of Education Technology
  • Tonya Muro, Executive Director, iEARN-USA – Learning with the World
  • Maysam Ali, Assistant Director, The Stevens Initiative, The Aspen Institute
  • Rod Carnill, Supervisor of Instructional Technology Coaches, Frederick County Public Schools
  • Mallory Tuominen, Director of Professional Learning, World Savvy
  • Nichole Saad, Education Program, Manager Wikimedia
  • Michael Furdyk, Co-founder & Director of Innovation, TakingITGlobal 
10:45 am – 12:00 noon  Passport to the World
Join in an interactive activity to hear about exemplary efforts in countries, states and districts to educate for digital citizenship. Every 12 minutes, move around the ballroom and visit a new example.
  • Matt Scullly, Director of Digital Integration and Innovation, Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC
  • Sarah Thomas, Regional Technology Coordinator, Prince George’s County Public Schools 
  • Smithsonian’s Learning Lab in the Early Childhood Classroom (Dr. Jim Reese, Director, The Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School and Cody Coltharp, Smithsonian Institution)
  • Using OER Resources Appropriately in the Classroom: (Tracie Spinale and Stephanie Norby, Smithsonian Institution)
12:00 pm – 1:15 p.m.  Lunch

1:15 pm – 1:30 p.m. Global Ed Ignite (2nd Round)
Compelling and short, 5-min presentations by major thought leaders to ignite our imagination.
(Continued from 1st Round)

1:30 pm – 2:15 p.m. Time for Story Telling!  Camp Fire Discussion
Individuals prepare a 3 minute speech on why educating for digital citizenship is important to their organization and present to their small group. Each group selects the best speech to present to everyone.

2:15 pm – 2:45 p.m. Making the Best Case for Digital Citizenship
Each group selects one person to present their best speech to the group.  Speeches will be filmed for CoSN website.
  • Moderator, Maggie Mitchell Salem, Executive Director, Qatar Foundation International
2:45 pm – 3:45 p.m. Closing Session: Student-Centered Digital Citizenship
  • Eugénie Congi, Surintendante de l’éducation, Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est, Ottawa Canada
  • Milton Chen, Senior Fellow/Executive Director Emeritus, George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Moderator, Gavin Dykes, Education World Forum
3:45 pm – 4:00 p.m. Wrap Up

$129. Select CoSN Member or Non-member, change the “0” next to the “Symposium on Educating for Digital Citizenship ONLY” to a “1”. Click “next” and complete your registration.

You do not need to attend the CoSN Annual Conference to attend the Symposium. If attending the CoSN Annual Conference, you may select the Symposium as an add on to your conference registration. Registration pricing is the same for members and nonmembers.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Join Us in Boston for the Third Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018


The third annual Global Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston MA . This event is hosted by ASCD and GlobalEd Events.

Paid registration is required
http://empower.ascd.org/globalsummit

About the Summit

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

Featured speakers include Brandon Wiley, Chief Program Officer for the Buck Institute for Education; Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Curriculum Designers founder and president; Dana Mortenson, World Savvy co-founder and CEO of World Savvy; Michael Furdyk, TakingITGlobal cofounder, and more!  

 To register and to for additional information on the program and speakers, visit empower.ascd.org/globalsummit. Space is limited; register today to reserve your spot! 

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

Agenda

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

Featured Speakers


Veronica Boix Mansilla

Veronica Boix Mansilla is a Lecturer in Education, Senior Principal Investigator and Steering Committee Member at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she also founded the Future of Learning Institute. Her research examines the conditions that enable individuals to carry out quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary work and develop their global competence. Veronica’s current research focuses on how teachers develop their capacity to educate for global competence with quality in contexts ranging from DC Public Schools, in Washington, International Baccalaureate schools, museums such as the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institution, and through cultural and virtual exchanges with China and Japan. Veronica has served as an advisor to the OECD-PISA, Asia Society, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Council of Chief State School Officers, International Baccalaureate, WorldSavy and Global Kids among others. She is the author of multiple papers and books including Teaching for Interdisciplinary Understanding in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (2010) and Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World (2011).

Michael Furdyk

Michael Furdyk is the cofounder of TakingITGlobal (TIG). which provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. TIG was awarded the 2013 Intercultural Innovation Award by BMW and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. Over the last decade, Furdyk has given keynotes at more than 100 events across sectors, sharing his social media expertise and insights on youth engagement and global competencies to audiences in more than 30 countries. Furdyk has a degree in inclusive design from OCAD University in Toronto and is an adjunct professor for the master’s in education technology program at Long Island University.

Heidi Hayes Jacobs


Heidi Hayes Jacobs is founder and president of Curriculum Designers, providing professional services to schools, organizations, and agencies to create modern learning environments, upgrade curriculum, and support teaching strategies to meet the needs of contemporary learners. Her models on curriculum mapping and curriculum design have been featured in numerous books and software solutions throughout the world. She has taught courses at Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York City since 1981. Working with a wide range of organizations, Jacobs has consulted to the College Board, the NBC Sunday Today show, the Peace Corps, the Discovery Channel, Children’s Television Workshop, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Ballet Education, the International Baccalaureate, and state education departments. In 2014, Jacobs was presented the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education by the Mediterranean Association for International Schools. The fundamental backbone of Jacobs' experience comes from years as a teacher of high school, junior high school, and elementary children in Utah, Massachusetts, and New York.

Kate Ireland

Kate Ireland is the founding director of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Global Education program, which works to ensure that global opportunities are the expectation, not the exception, for all students. Ireland provides oversight, strategic planning, and program design across all DCPS Global Education initiatives, including world language instruction at 115 schools, the nation’s first fully-funded K–12 study abroad program, eight International Baccalaureate school sites, and three new global studies schools. Prior to her role as DCPS Global Education Director, Ireland managed the Embassy Adoption Program, a global partnership program connecting dozens of embassies with DCPS classrooms for a year of crosscultural learning and exchange. Before her work with DCPS, she was the practicum director for Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts, connecting students with local and national nonprofit partners to develop critical digital tools and cultivate real-world skills among students. Ireland holds degrees from the George Washington University and the University of Virginia.

Anthony Jackson

Anthony Jackson leads the Center for Global Education at Asia Society, which strives to enable all students to graduate high school prepared for college, for work in the global economy, and for 21st century global citizenship. The Center is a platform for advancing education for global competence for all youth through empowering professional development for teachers and school heads, systems change, and public engagement. Trained in both developmental psychology and education, Jackson is one of the nation’s leading experts on secondary school education reform and adolescent development. He directed the Carnegie Corporation’s Task Force on the Education of Young Adolescents, which produced the ground-breaking report Turning Points: Educating Adolescents in the 21st Century, and he coauthored the seminal follow-up blueprint Turning Points 2000, considered one of the most influential books on middle school reform. More recently, he coauthored Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World. He holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Michigan.

Julie Keane

Julie Keane is director of education research at Participate. She leads research and evaluation of all Participate programs and contributes to professional development curriculum design. Over her 25-year career in education research, she has conducted research and evaluation examining blended and online professional development, global education, dual language immersion, and STEM curriculum initiatives, including analysis of international, federal, and state education policy.

Ned Kirsch

Ned Kirsch is the superintendent of schools of Franklin West Supervisory Union (FWSU), serving the towns of Georgia, Fairfax, and Fletcher in Vermont. Ned holds degrees from the University of Maine, Vermont Law School, and the University of Vermont. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Principals’ Center and the Snelling Center for School Leadership. Kirsch is a trustee for the Vermont Superintendents Association, serves on the board of directors of the Vermont Center for International Learning Partnerships, and is the past president of Vermont ASCD. FWSU is a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Program, and has been named a School of Distinction by IVECA (International Virtual Education).

Carol Lewis

Carol Lewis is a mom, writer, and educator. With 20 years of experience teaching preschool through college, from yoga to calculus, she has learned from her students that courage, confidence, and creativity are the foundation for student learning. Her new course, Global Connections, reflects the significance of personal narratives for empathy and study of global issues and "foreign" experiences. 

Dana Mortenson 

Dana Mortenson is the cofounder and chief executive officer of World Savvy, a national education nonprofit working to educate and engage youth as responsible global citizens. World Savvy supports change agents in K–12 education to create more inclusive, adaptive schools that ensure all young people can develop the skills and dispositions they need to thrive in a more diverse, interconnected world. World Savvy programs provide support at three critical levels to deeply integrate global competence into teaching, learning, and culture: student engagement, teacher capacity, and school and district leadership support. Since 2002, Mortenson has led the organization through significant national expansion, reaching more than 655,000 middle and high school youth and 4,500 educators across 25 states and 5 countries, from offices based in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and New York. She is an Ashoka Fellow, was named one of The New Leaders Council’s 40 Under 40 Progressive American Leaders, and was winner of the Tides Foundation’s Jane Bagley Lehman award for excellence in public advocacy in 2014. She is a frequent speaker on global education and social entrepreneurship at high profile convenings, including Harvard University School of Education; 21st Century Schools Consortium; Nebraska Global Education Consortium; TABS/NAIS Global Symposium; TEDx Fargo; the Ashoka Future Forum; the Latin America Changemaker Education Summit in Bogota, Colombia; and SXSWedu. World Savvy’s work has been featured in The New York Times, on Edutopia, and on a range of local and national media outlets covering education and innovation.

Fernando M. Reimers 

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Master’s Program at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus on understanding how to educate children and youth so they can thrive in the 21st century and how education policy and leadership foster educational innovation and quality improvement. He has published numerous books 21st century learning and global education, including Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century, Empowering Global Citizens, Empowering Students to Improve the World in Sixty Lessons, Fifteen Letters on Education in Singapore, Empowering All Students at Scale, and One Student at a Time: Leading the Global Education Movement.  Professor Reimers has worked to advance the contributions of colleges and universities to develop leadership that advances cosmopolitanism, democracy and economic and social innovation. He chaired a Global Alliance which produced a framework for collective impact in strengthening teacher preparation and support, has led the development of the International Education Policy Master’s Program at Harvard University, is founding co-chair of the Advanced Leadership Initiative, chairs the Strategic Planning Committee of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, serves on the board of Laspau, a Harvard affiliated organization whose mission is to strengthen institutions of higher education in Latin America, and has advised a range of institutions of higher education on strategies to advance the global awareness of undergraduates. In 2017 he received the Global Citizen Award from the Committee on Teaching about the United Nations for his work advancing global citizenship education. In 2015 he was appointed the C.J. Koh Visiting Professor of Education at the National Institute of Education in Singapore in recognition of his work in global education. He received an honorary doctorate from Emerson College for his work advancing human rights education. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Education and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

Dennis Shirley

Dennis Shirley is professor of education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Shirley dedicates his life to the improvement of teaching and learning for students so that they may flourish wherever they may be. He is editor-in-chief of The Journal of Educational Change, an indispensable resource for leaders at the school, state, or national level. Shirley has conducted research and led professional development workshops for school leaders in 25 nations on 6 continents and his work has been translated into many languages. His most recent book is entitled The New Imperatives of Educational Change: Achievement with Integrity. With Boston Public School teacher leader Elizabeth MacDonald, he has just published a second edition of The Mindful Teacher, a best-selling resource for staff developers.

Rick Swanson

Rick Swanson is a first-year principal at Hingham High School (HHS), a high-performing suburban school south of Boston that has won both Blue Ribbon and Green Ribbon recognition from the U.S. Department of Education. As an assistant principal at HHS for a full decade, Swanson worked to advance the cause of global education by cofounding the Hingham-Tennoji Exchange and the HHS Global Citizenship Program, both of which have served as models for programs elsewhere. Before entering administration in 2007, Rick worked as a history teacher and baseball coach, first with the Inner-City Teaching Corps (ICTC) in Chicago and later at two other suburban schools (Silver Lake Regional High School and Duxbury High School) in Massachusetts. He lives in Hingham with his wife and their 11-year-old twins.

Brandon Wiley

Brandon L. Wiley is the chief program officer for the Buck Institute for Education. Having worked as a classroom teacher, district administrator, international education consultant, and nonprofit leader, Wiley offers practical experience leading local, state, and national initiatives focused on school and district reform and implementing innovative programs. His national work includes serving as the executive director of Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network, where he led the growth of a national network of design-driven public and charter schools that developed students' global competence and college and career readiness. Wiley has also provided strategic support to districts and school leadership on topics of global competence, competency-based learning, school development, and project-based learning.

Many Thanks to Our Global Ed Events Sponsors



At Participate, we believe learning has no limits.

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

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



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Monday, January 29, 2018

Special Opportunity - Join Global Ed Day TCEA Online or Face to Face


If you're headed to the TCEA Convention and Exposition you can join us live and face-to-face for one or both of two Global Education Day sessions we'll be holding there on February 5. See the additional information below, and the registration link...

Or if you won't be with us in Texas, you can follow along and get all the resources online and for free! The Edmodo "Global Education Day at TCEA 2018" group is open to all to join. Go to www.edmodo.com on your computer or phone, clickon “Join a Group” and follow instructions using the group code "pj4ti4". You can also get text updates by texting the code pj4ti4 to 27291 to start getting updates.


More Information for the Texas-bound: 

Lucy Gray and I traditionally hold a super-fun annual Global Education Day at the ISTE conference, and we are now expanding to bring this face-to-face global event to other conferences. You can join us on Monday, February 5th at the Austin Convention Center for one or both of two special half-day face-to-face meetings which will allow you can connect and collaborate with other globally-minded educators.
  • 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;
  • A global resource cool tools smackdown in which attendees will share the best resources and tools for creating global experiences for students.
These global meetups will take place at the TCEA Convention and Exposition as part of TCEA’s premium registration hands-on workshops. Registration is required, and premium registrations do sell out each year, so don't delay! Also: workshops and events on this premium day are filled on a first-come, first-served basis to registrants. We cannot guarantee that there will be space in our events so we recommend that you plan ahead and get there early. If our sessions are filled, there will be other workshops you can attend.

Note: this is a physical, face-to-face event, not a virtual or online event. Please register ONLY if you can be in Austin, Texas on February 5, 2018. Contact Lucy Gray directly at lucy@globaledevents.com if you are interested in speaking or facilitating.

Here's our schedule:

Session 1
9:00 - 9:15 AM Open remarks by Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon
9:15 - 9:30 AM First three ignite talks
9:30 - 10:15 AM Roundtable Discussion - Round 1
10:15 - 10:30 AM Next three ignite talks
10:30 - 11:15 AM Roundtable Discussion - Round 2
11:15 - 11:45 AM Last set of ignite talks
11:45 - 12:00 PM Global Resources/Tools Duel

Session 2
1:00 - 1:15 PM Open remarks by Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon
1:15 - 1:30 PM First three ignite talks
1:30 - 2:15 PM Roundtable Discussion - Round 1
2:15 - 2:30 PM Next three ignite talks
2:30 - 3:15 PM Roundtable Discussion - Round 2
3:15 - 3:45 PM Last set of ignite talks
3:45 - 4:00 PM Global Resources/Tools Duel

Many, many thanks to Edmodo for their sponsorship of this event, and to TCEA for their support and the use of this meeting space. Here’s a flyer that you can share with friends and colleagues: https://www.smore.com/gc43y-global-education-day-at-tcea-2018. We would appreciate it you could distribute this widely.
Edmodo is a learning-first network that puts your classroom in the cloud. You can connect with teachers around the globe, find lesson plans, send digital assignments and quizzes, and host classroom discussions all in the same place.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Hurrah!
Global Education Day at TCEA in Austin


We’re thrilled to announce that we will be at the TCEA Convention and Exposition on February 5, 2018! We hold an annual Global Education Day at the ISTE conference and are now expanding to bring this face-to-face global event to other conferences.

Join Lucy Gray, Steve Hargadon, Edmodo, and many members of the Global Education Conference community on Monday, February 5th PM at the Austin Convention Center for one or both of two special half-day face-to-face meetings in which you can connect and collaborate with other globally-minded educators.
  • 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;
  • A global resource cool tools smackdown in which attendees will share the best resources and tools for creating global experiences for students.
This meetup will take place at the TCEA Convention and Exposition as part of TCEA’s premium registration hands-on workshops. Registration is required, and premium registrations do sell out each year, so don't delay! Also: workshops and events on this premium day are filled on a first-come, first-served basis to registrants. We cannot guarantee that there will be space in our events so we recommend that you plan ahead and get there early. If our sessions are filled, there will be other workshops you can attend.

Note: this is a physical, face-to-face event, not a virtual or online event. Please register ONLY if you can be in Austin, Texas on February 5, 2018.

Contact Lucy Gray directly at lucy@globaledevents.com if you are interested in serving as a roundtable discussion facilitator and/or an ignite speaker. Spaces are limited. Roundtable facilitators will lead networking discussions on a topic of their choice related to global education. Ignite speakers will deliver short presentations (20 slides at 15 seconds each) on a topic related to globally connected teaching and learning.
Here's our schedule:

Session 1
9:00 - 9:15 AM Open remarks by Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon
9:15 - 9:30 AM First three ignite talks
9:30 - 10:15 AM Roundtable Discussion - Round 1
10:15 - 10:30 AM Next three ignite talks
10:30 - 11:15 AM Roundtable Discussion - Round 2
11:15 - 11:45 AM Global Resources/Tools Duel
11:45 - 12:00 PM Last set of ignite talks

Session 2
1:00 - 1:15 PM Open remarks by Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon
1:15 - 1:30 PM First three ignite talks
1:30 - 2:15 PM Roundtable Discussion - Round 1
2:15 - 2:30 PM Next three ignite talks
2:30 - 3:15 PM Roundtable Discussion - Round 2
3:15 - 3:45 PM Global Resources/Tools Duel
3:45 - 4:00 PM Last set of ignite talks

Many, many thanks to Edmodo for their sponsorship of this event, and to TCEA for their support and the use of this meeting space. Here’s a flyer that you can share with friends and colleagues: https://www.smore.com/gc43y-global-education-day-at-tcea-2018. We would appreciate it you could distribute this widely.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Library 2.018 - "Design Thinking" Registration and Call for Proposals Open, Keynote Updates


We're excited to announce our first Library 2.018 mini-conference: Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice, which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, March 8th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This event is being organized in partnership with Steven J. Bell, who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker.
When IDEO, a globally recognized design firm, partnered with the Chicago Public Library to create the Design Thinking Toolkit for Libraries it greatly demystified the design thinking process and gave the library community a resource to more easily implement a design challenge in their own organization. Design thinking is a process designers use to thoughtfully identify problems and then, using a team-based approach, develop prototypes useful for implementing an elegant solution. In response to the growing interest in design thinking, this event will provide attendees with both insights into the process and examples of how librarians are integrating it into their practice. If you’ve been hearing about design thinking and want to learn more about how you can develop and lead a design challenge at your library, this is your opportunity.
We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate this event.

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

Participants are encouraged to use #library2018 and #librarydesignthinking 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. 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.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
We will have a limited number of slots for presenter sessions. The call for proposals is open HERE. We encourage all who are interested in presenting to submit.



Steven J. Bell
Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University
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Steven J. Bell is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library leadership, textbook affordability, higher education, design thinking and user experience. Steven is a past-president of ACRL. He currently writes at Designing Better Libraries, a blog about design thinking and library user experiences. He authors weekly columns for Library Journal Academic Newswire, "From the Bell Tower" and "Leading From the Library". He is co-author of the book “Academic Librarianship by Design” and editor of the book “Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership”. Steven is an adjunct instructor for San Jose State University's iSchool where he teaches the Design Thinking seminar. For additional information about Steven J. Bell or links to his projects, point your browser to http://stevenbell.info
http://stevenbell.info​




Sidsel Bech-Pertersen
Head of projects and co-creation, Aarhus Public Libraries, Dokk1

As a library transformer through 10 years my job was to support the process of transforming the Main Library in Aarhus into our new library: Dokk1. Dokk1 opened up to the public in 2015 and is the largest public library in Scandinavia. As head of projects and co-creation I now support our projects and the way we do user involvement across Aarhus Public Libraries. Since 2013 I have been working on a joined project with Chicago Public Library and IDEO – the end result has just been published as a toolkit: Design Thinking for Libraries. The toolkit gives you tools to design library services and make sure that your library constantly adapt to the needs of the local community by using human-centered design.
https://www.aakb.dk/users/sidsel-bech-petersen




Rachel Ivy Clarke
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
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Formerly the cataloging librarian at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Rachel Ivy Clarke is currently an assistant professor at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. Her research focuses on the application of design methodologies and epistemologies to librarianship to facilitate the systematic, purposeful design of library services. She holds a BA in creative writing from California State University Long Beach, an MLIS from San Jose State University, and a PhD from the University of Washington Information School.
http://archivy.net/


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Library 2.018 Mini-Conference on "Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice"



We're excited to announce our first Library 2.018 mini-conference: Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice, which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, March 8th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This event is being organized in partnership with Steven J. Bell (see below), who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker.
When IDEO, a globally recognized design firm, partnered with the Chicago Public Library to create the Design Thinking Toolkit for Libraries it greatly demystified the design thinking process and gave the library community a resource to more easily implement a design challenge in their own organization. Design thinking is a process designers use to thoughtfully identify problems and then, using a team-based approach, develop prototypes useful for implementing an elegant solution. In response to the growing interest in design thinking, this event will provide attendees with both insights into the process and examples of how librarians are integrating it into their practice. If you’ve been hearing about design thinking and want to learn more about how you can develop and lead a design challenge at your library, this is your opportunity.
We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate this event.

This is a free event, being held online.

REGISTER HERE
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We will have a limited number of slots for presenter sessions. The call for proposals is open HERE. We encourage all who are interested in presenting to submit.





Steven J. Bell
Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University
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Steven J. Bell is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library leadership, textbook affordability, higher education, design thinking and user experience. Steven is a past-president of ACRL. He currently writes at Designing Better Libraries, a blog about design thinking and library user experiences. He authors weekly columns for Library Journal Academic Newswire, "From the Bell Tower" and "Leading From the Library". He is co-author of the book “Academic Librarianship by Design” and editor of the book “Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership”. Steven is an adjunct instructor for San Jose State University's iSchool where he teaches the Design Thinking seminar. For additional information about Steven J. Bell or links to his projects, point your browser to
http://stevenbell.info​




Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston


The third annual Global Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA. This event is hosted by ASCD and GlobalEd Events.

Paid registration is required
http://bit.ly/globalsummitreg

About the Summit

In a time of increased cultural diversity, global connectivity, and polarization of perspectives, how can leaders in classrooms, schools, districts, and education policy arenas support students with the competencies to thrive in college, careers, and as citizens in diverse communities?

The day-long Global Leadership Summit, co-hosted by ASCD and the Global Education Conference Network, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive and engaging program.

The Global Leadership Summit will provide participants the unique opportunity to:
  • Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that teach students empathy, valuing diverse perspectives, cross-cultural communication and collaboration skills, and critical thinking and problem-solving around real-world issues.
  • Network with innovative and inspiring teachers, principals, district leaders, thought leaders, and NGOs committed to educating students for a diverse, global society.
  • Receive resources and generate new ideas that can help you make immediate changes in your educational context.
  • Share best programs and practices in advocating for and implementing global learning initiatives with educators around the country and the world.
  • Find out how you can get involved with and utilize ASCD’s resources on Global Competencies for Educational Leaders.

Agenda

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

Featured Speakers (More to Come)


 Michael Furdyk

Michael Furdyk is the Co-founder of TakingITGlobal, which provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. TIG was awarded the 2013 Intercultural Innovation Award by BMW and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events across sectors, sharing his social media expertise and insights on youth engagement and global competencies to audiences in over 30 countries. Michael completed his MDes in Inclusive Design at OCAD University and is an Adjunct Professor for the M.Ed in Education Technology program at Long Island University.

Kate Ireland

Kate Ireland is the founding director of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Global Education program, which works to ensure that global opportunities are the expectation, not the exception, for all students (dcpsglobaled.org). Ms. Ireland provides oversight, strategic planning, and program design across all DCPS Global Education initiatives, which include world language instruction at 115 schools, the nation’s first fully-funded K-12 study abroad program, 8 International Baccalaureate school sites, and three new global studies schools. Prior to her role as DCPS Global Education Director, Ms. Ireland managed the Embassy Adoption Program, a global partnership program connecting dozens of embassies with DCPS classrooms for a year of cross-cultural learning and exchange. Before her work with DCPS, Ms. Ireland was the Practicum Director for Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts, connecting students with local and national non-profit partners, to develop critical digital tools and cultivate real-world skills among students. Ms. Ireland holds degrees from the George Washington University and the University of Virginia.

Anthony Jackson

Anthony Jackson leads the Center for Global Education at Asia Society which strives to enable all students to graduate high school prepared for college, for work in the global economy, and for 21st-century global citizenship. The Center is a platform for advancing education for global competence for all youth through empowering professional development for teachers and school heads, systems change and public engagement. Trained in both developmental psychology and education, Jackson is one of the nation’s leading experts on secondary school education reform and adolescent development. Jackson directed the Carnegie Corporation’s Task Force on the Education of Young Adolescents which produced the groundbreaking report Turning Points: Educating Adolescents in the 21st Century, and co-authored the seminal follow-up blueprint Turning Points 2000, considered one of the most influential books on middle school reform. More recently he co-authored Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Julie Keane

Dr. Julie Keane is Director of Education Research at Participate. She leads research and evaluation of all Participate programs and contributes to professional development curriculum design. Over her 25 year career in education research, she has conducted research and evaluation examining blended and online professional development, global education, dual language immersion, and STEM curriculum initiatives, including analysis of international, federal, and state education policy.

Ned Kirsch

Ned Kirsch is the Superintendent of Schools of Franklin West Supervisory Union (FWSU) serving the towns of Georgia, Fairfax, and Fletcher in Vermont. Ned holds degrees from the University of Maine (BA), Vermont Law School (JD & MSEL) and the University of Vermont (CAS), he is also a graduate of the Harvard Principals Center and the Snelling Center for School Leadership. He is a Trustee for the Vermont Superintendents Association, serves on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Center for International Learning Partnerships and is the Past-President of VTASCD. FWSU is a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, an Apple Distinguished Program and has been named a School of Distinction by IVECA (International Virtual Education).

Carol Lewis

Carol Lewis is a mom, writer, and educator. With 20 years of teaching experience from preschool through college, from yoga to calculus she has learned from her students that courage, confidence, and creativity are the foundation for student learning. Her new course, Global Connections reflects the significance of personal narratives for empathy and study of global issues "foreign" experiences.

Dana Mortenson 

Dana is the Co-Founder and CEO of World Savvy, a national education nonprofit working to educate and engage youth as responsible global citizens. World Savvy supports change agents in K-12 education to create more inclusive, adaptive schools that ensure all young people can develop the skills and dispositions needed to thrive in a more diverse, interconnected world. World Savvy programs provide support at three critical levels to deeply integrate global competence into teaching, learning and culture: student engagement, teacher capacity, and school and district leadership support. Since 2002 she has led the organization through significant national expansion, reaching more than 655,000 middle and high school youth and 4,500 educators across 25 states and 5 countries, from offices based in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and New York. Dana is an Ashoka Fellow, was named one of The New Leaders Council’s 40 under 40 Progressive American Leaders, and was the winner of the Tides Foundation’s Jane Bagley Lehman award for excellence in public advocacy in 2014. She is a frequent speaker on global education and social entrepreneurship at high profile convenings, including Harvard University School of Education, 21st Century Schools Consortium, Nebraska Global Education Consortium, TABS/NAIS Global Symposium, TEDx Fargo, the Ashoka Future Forum, the Latin America Changemaker Education Summit in Bogota, Colombia, and SXSWedu. World Savvy’s work has been featured in the The New York Times, Edutopia, and a range of local and national media outlets covering education and innovation.


Dennis Shirley

Dennis Shirley is Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Dennis dedicates his life to the improvement of teaching and learning for students so that they may flourish wherever they may be. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Educational Change, an indispensable resource for leaders at the school, state, or national levels. Dennis has conducted research and led professional development workshops for school leaders on 25 nations in 6 continents and his work has been translated into many languages. His most recent book is entitled The New Imperatives of Educational Change: Achievement with Integrity. With Boston Public School teacher leader Elizabeth MacDonald, he has just published a second edition of The Mindful Teacher, a best-selling resource for staff developers.

Rick Swanson

Rick Swanson is a first-year principal at Hingham High School (HHS), a high-performing suburban school south of Boston that has won both Blue Ribbon and Green Ribbon recognition from the US Department of Education. As an assistant principal at HHS for a full decade, Rick worked to advance the cause of global education by co-founding the Hingham-Tennoji Exchange and the HHS Global Citizenship Program (GCP), both of which have served as models for programs elsewhere. Before entering administration in 2007, Rick worked as a history teacher and baseball coach, first with the Inner-City Teaching Corps (ICTC) in Chicago and later at two other suburban schools (Silver Lake Regional High School and Duxbury High School) in Massachusetts. He lives in Hingham, MA, with his wife and their eleven-year-old twins.

Brandon Wiley

Dr. Brandon L. Wiley is the Chief Program Officer for the Buck Institute for Education. With experience as a classroom teacher, district administrator, international education consultant and nonprofit leader, Brandon offers practical experience leading local, state and national initiatives focusing on school and district reform and the implementation of innovative programs. His national work includes serving as the Executive Director of Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network, where he led the growth of a national network of design-driven public and charter schools focused on developing students' global competence and college and career readiness. He has experience providing strategic support to districts and school leadership around global competence, competency-based learning, school development and the implementation of project-based learning.

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors



At Participate, we believe learning has no limits.

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

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



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

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