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
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​




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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Monday, November 27, 2017

2017 Global Education Conference - Final Notes


The 2017 Global Education Conference finished on November 16th, and it was a wonderful event. Over the four days of the conference, we had 4,354 registered attendees from 138 countries, 120 sessions, 26 keynote speakers, and an amazing amount of global learning and fun.


The conference sessions recordings are accessible here. Note that you need to be a member and logged into the conference site (all free, of course).

Attendee Kudos:
  • "Great to share some ideas"
  • "I loved this session! Anne was an incredible facilitator and got many of us involved directly."
  • "AWESOME!"
  • "It is wonderful."
  • "A lot of support given to encourage teachers and very inspiring."
  • "It was really good. "
  • "Eyeopener."
  • "Amazing!"
  • "Excellent."
  • "I'm so grateful for all the presenters shared."
  • "Great links and resources provided."
  • "Very interesting, will watch it again later."
  • "Thanks a lot."
  • "Love it and attend every year."
  • "Wonderful."
  • "Thank you!"
  • "Wonderful event that brings together educators (including aspiring educators!) at all levels to learn with and from one another."
  • "Great"
  • "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."
  • "Very interesting and useful."
  • "Very informative!"
  • "The event has been thoroughly enjoyable. I learn something new every time I partake in this event. Wonderfully organized and so grateful that the sessions are recorded for viewing at a later date."
  • "The enthusiasm of the presenters was thought provoking."
  • "The scale was a little overwhelming for me!"
  • "Great - wish I could have attended more session but trimester grades due!"
  • "You have made me a lifelong learner."
  • "One of the best parts of this conference is meeting and seeing people from all over the world. I 'ran into' a friend mine from Mexico in a session.  What a great way for educators to build their global network!!"
  • "The sessions offered amazing resources and ways to connect with others!"
  • "Thanks a lot. Great experience"
  • "A wonderful event that shows the commitment to education world wide."
  • "This conference is FABULOUS!!!"
  • "I have learned about a new opportunity for my students to collaborate with peers from different countries by means of art that is a strong weapon to form global citizenship, to develop mutual understanding and respect to other cultures."
  • "Super useful, don't stop."
  • "Gratitude to the organizers, and personal reward for being a part of it. Excellent."
  • "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!"
  • "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!"
  • "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."
Thanks to all who participated, and especially to our sponsors and supporters below! Please join our network at www.gobaleducationconference.com to participate in this or any of our other events in the future.

See you online!

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 Wednesday'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