Friday, April 22, 2016

Global Leadership Week Next Week - Join Us Virtually for the Summit, the Conference, and Any of the Hosted Sessions!

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders (and those who want to be!) to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.

During Global Leadership Week, leaders in schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations have designed and will be hosting over 25 virtual events to showcase thought leadership. The global education community at large can choose to participate in these online activities by browsing event listings on the GLW calendarAll events are free of charge to attend.

PLUS, during GLW, we are also will be hosting two major events.

First is the Global Leadership Summit on Monday, April 25than invitational, face-to-face convening at Edmodo’s headquarters in San Mateo, California on Monday, April 25th, from 4 PM - 7 PM PDT (UTC-7). You can watch this event virtually - join the GEC Network to be sent the links to watch. 

Confirmed summit panelists include: Betsy Corcoran, Founder + CEO of EdSurge; Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google; Amy Lin, CEO and Co-Founder of Blendspace; Vibhu Mittal, CEO of Edmodo; Esther Wojcicki, Educator, journalist, IT + OER consultant; Jennifer Russell, Director of Education at iEARN; Tony Jackson, VP for Education at Asia Society; Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director at Global Oneness Project; Brandon Wiley, President of GlobalEdLeader; David Young, CEO of VIF International Education; Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of World Savvy; Paul Johnson, Superindentent at Mill Valley Middle School; and Anna Lazzarini, Maggie Front, Rod Septka, and Nance Miller from Mill Valley Middle School.

Second is the Global Leadership Day virtual mini-conference on Tuesday, April 26th which will feature thought leaders at all levels. The conference is only online, and sessions will be streamed and recorded for the public; subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. These series of presentations, interviews, and panels will highlight leadership practices from a range of experts, and will take place between 12:00 - 4:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time. Topics include: State/National/International Leadership, District Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Classroom Leadership, Teacher Education, Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership. Again, join the GEC Network to be sent the links to watch.

Keynotes and presenters at the virtual conference include: Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Gavin Dykes, Education Fast Forward; Katharine Robinson, Assistant Director for Curriculum, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill; Emily M. Schell, Ed.D., Executive Director, California International Studies Project; Ann Michaelsen, Administrator, Sandvika High School Norway; Barry S. Kramer, Ph.D., iEARN Global Learning Circles Coordinator; William Gaudelli + Sandra Schmidt, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Global Competence Certificate Program; Grace Lau, Global Nomads Group; Dr. Valerie H. Bridges, Associate Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools; Emily McCarren, Academy Principal, Punahou School; Jennifer D. Klein, Educational Consultant and Founder, Principled Learning Strategies; Dr. Eunhee Jung, Founder + Executive Director, IVECA International Virtual Schooling; Jamie Steckar, Head of School, THINK Global School; Mike Hourahine, Head of Technology + Strategic Outreach, THINK Global School; Dr. Margaret Riel, Center for Collaborative Action Research; Michael Furdyk, Co-founder + Director of Innovation, Taking, ITGlobal for Educators; Amy Spittler Shaffer, Creative Director, The Wonderment; Will Houghteling, North America Managing Director, Minerva Schools at KGI; Sammy Lyon, Environmental Service Learning Coordinator, Environmental Charter Schools + Carolyn Lam, Vanesa Iniguez, Ogechi Hubert, Kayla Johnson, Tyra Toler, Environmental Charter High School Students; Environmental Charter Schools; Michele Aoki and Noah Zeichner, Seattle Public Schools; Julie Lindsay, Founder and CEO, Flat Connections; Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director, World Savvy; Shane Dabor, Student, Minerva Schools at KGI, Class of 2019; Lara Bach, Student, Minerva Schools at KGI, Class of 2019; Ann Mirtschin, Hawkesdale College; Ana Sophia Acosta, President, Student Tech Team, Marymount School of New York; Eunice Daudu, Student Technology Conference Co-Coordinator, Marymount School of New York; Gaby Palines, Student Technology Conferenece Co-Coordinator, Marymount School of New York; and Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director, Global Oneness Project.

You can participate actively in these events by posting comments and ideas to Twitter using the hashtag #globaled16. Global Leadership Week discussions are also being hosted in a new Edmodo feature called Topics. You’ll need a free Edmodo account to participate and we encourage you to respond to the prompts on this page: Also, feel free to add yourself to the participant map.

AND it's still not too late to design and host a virtual event focused on global education leadership next week. We will post your event on our website’s calendar. If your organization is a sponsor or a non-profit, we will promote your event through social media. Submit to host an event here. And while time is short, if your organization can reach several thousand educators, consider joining us as an outreach partner. Email Lucy Gray at Include a short description of how you can help get the word out to your network and a logo for your organization.

This event is brought to you by people and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning. GLW is organized by the Global Education Conference Network, Flat Connections, GlobalEdLeader, Global Oneness Project, iEARN-USA, the Learning Revolution Project, VIF International Education, and World Savvy.

Please take time to visit our sponsors’ websites and learn more about how they support globally-connected teaching and learning: VIF International Education, Edmodo, Google, TES, The Wonderment, iEARN-USA, the Global Campaign for Education - US Chapter, and Otus.

See you online!
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