We would like invite you to join Global Collaboration Day, our first annual demonstration of global collaboration for educators. We are encouraging students, teachers, organizations and companies to host virtual events involving technology on September 17, 2015. (And since September 17 takes nearly 48 hours to start and finish across the globe, check out the calendar in your own time zone for all the activities!)
The primary goal of this whole day event is to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, universities, and institutions of informal learning and around the world. Global Collaboration Day will introduce others to the tools, resources, projects and programs that are available to educators today. We currently have over 130 schools and organizations representing about 29 different countries; 25 outreach partners have also committed to joining this worldwide event. Approximately 52 events are listed on our site and this list is growing by the day. There is no cost to participate at any level.
Here is how people and organizations can participate:
- individuals or classes can attend events hosted by others by browsing our calendar and directory in their own time zone
- classes, organizations and companies can host a simple, interactive event online on September 17th in their own time zone or crosspost another event from an another initiative
- companies and organizations with large reach can serve as outreach partners and in return, we will post their link and logo on our website
Our current partner list includes TES, Edmodo, Remind, AFS-USA, iEARN-USA, the Global Campaign for Education - US Chapter, SMART, VIF International Education, and Edutopia. (We would love to add your organization to this list as well.)
For further information, please take a look at our website and press release. Also, check out this recent article on us from eSchool News and Lucy's Edutopia blog post.
Thanks and we hope to hear from you regarding this special day!
Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon
Global Education Conference Co-Chairs
Global Collaboration Day Organizers