Tuesday, November 19, 2013

GlobalEdCon - Day 2 Schedule + Toward a Global Education Declaration

Today is day two of the 2013 Global Education Conference.  

A summary of today's sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5). To see the schedule in your own time zone, with the full session descriptions and a link to enter each session, go to http://www.globaleducationconference.com. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network. Recordings of all sessions are available here.

Our free conference runs all week and is open to anyone to attend--spread the word with Twitter hashtag #globaled13.

Yesterday in our opening session we started to build the language for a "global education declaration," which we hope to release at the end of the conference and which we also hope will reflect the critical need for global education in our world today. In the session we asked the question, "Why is global education so important?" Amy Brinkley has transcribed the answers and posted them as the start of a discussion forum--please keep that conversation going here. The text of the initial responses is also shown below the schedule.

Special Notes:
  • We're always looking for volunteer session moderators--join us here. We could really use some help today at 9am and 6pm US-Eastern Time.
  • General conference information is posted here. A step-by-step guide to getting started is also available here. If you are looking to extend your conference experience, here are some ideas.
  • Information about certificates for volunteers, presenters, and attendees is here.
Tuesday, November 19
(US-Eastern Standard Time)
  • How to get started with Global Projects - Anne Mirtschin
  • Harry Potter Book Project in Edmodo: A Collaborative Initiative Between Students from Egypt and Canada - Ayat Tawel, EFL senior teacher
  • My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project: Global Online Collaboration in Action - Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs, iEARN USA Master Trainer and Project Facilitator; Instructional Coach
  • Modern Language Students Learn About Other Cultures Through Their Mobile Device - Harry Grover Tuttle, Ed.D.
  • Our school, a planet! - Chryssanthe Sotiriou , High School EFL Coordinator
  • Playful Learning: Connecting Educators through Games - Peter Stidwill, Executive Producer
  • Using Immersive Environments to Connect Global Language Learners. - J.M. Grenier, Instructional Designer, Title III
  • SPOTLIGHT: Tecnologías Aplicadas al Conocimiento TACs - Jorge Alberto Becerra Ramírez
  • Strategies for Infusing Global Concepts and Content into the K-5 classroom - Michelle Macumber, Learning Center Community Leader
  • Summer Abroad: Opening Youth up to a world of possibilities - Aileen Daly
  • "Diversity, Learning Styles and Project Based Learning" Upgrading classroom methods for a global Personal Learning Framework - Richard C. Close CEO
  • Able-bodied People’s Perceptions of and Communication with Persons with Disabilities. - Dr. Jamal Din Slimani
  • ED4ALL - How a community of educators meets online using Google Hangout with unlimited participants - Vance Stevens, EFL teacher and coordinator of Webheads in Action
  • One Gesture At A Time: Knowledge and Action Hand in Hand - Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
  • ED4ALL - Partnerships in Education: How Labor-Management Collaboration Is Transforming Public Schools - : Larry Specht, Senior Associate, International Affairs Department
  • ED4ALL - The Importance of Global Competence Education for Adults. - Shawn Mahoney, Board President
  • QUANDARY: Building creativity, empathy and ethical decision-making through play - Peter Stidwill, Executive Producer
  • Strategies for creating culturally inclusive online programs - Anita Samuel
  • KEYNOTE: Dan Zanes - Communal Music-Making: What I've Learned So Far
  • ED4ALL - E-learning Challenges in a Multilingual and Rural Environment: the Case of Southwest Morocco - Jamila Bargach, Director
  • ED4ALL - Guarantee the right of high quality education to all American children - : Larry Specht, Senior Associate, International Affairs Department
  • Global Teacher Education: A Resource for Internationalizing Teacher Education in the United States - Caitlin Haugen, Executive Director
  • IFAW's Animal Action Education Program - Imogen Scott, Communications Consultant for IFAW
  • Learn how GNG's virtual exchange programs promote cross-cultural collaborations in your classroom - Rachel Kornhauser
  • Out My Window - Leslie Pralle Keehn, Instructional Technology Consultant
  • Using Instructional Technology to Accelerate Students into STEM Careers - Perri Robinson, Sales and Marketing
  • ED4ALL - Education in Action: Internship and Educational Programs at SeaTrust Institute as Global Capacity Building - Dr. Carolyn Stevenson, Director of Education and Special Project Lead, AWARE (Action Within a Resilient Environment)
  • Globalization of credentials by adopting skill driven badges instead of grades or degrees. - Szymon Machajewski, Affiliate Professor
  • How to Design and Implement a Global Citizenship Certificate Program - Kara Roth, Global Citizenship Program Coorindator
  • Inquiry Approaches to Integrating Environmental Literacy and 21st Century Skills - Miguel Fuentes, Curriculum and Evaluation Director
  • KEYNOTE: Don Buckley - Design and Maker Thinking - how can they be part of our Everyday in Education
  • ED4ALL - Inspiring Life Long Stakeholders for International Education: From High School and College Students, to Corporate Executives, to Rural Villagers - Skyler Badenoch, Development Director
  • Helping Learners Develop Personal Learning Networks - Dr. Bernard Bull, Assistant Vice President of Academics & Associate Professor of Educational Design & Technology
  • Making a Better World Online for Children: Teaching Digital Literacy and Citizenship - Louisa Sullivan, Regional Program Manager
  • Proyecto "Celebraciones en la Red" - Prof. Cristina Velazquez
  • Sharing International Films - Susannah Wheelwright
  • Bringing The World to Your Classroom - Genevieve Murphy Global Development Director of Know My World
  • ED4ALL - Lessons from PISA for the United States - Larry Specht, Senior Associate, International Affairs Department
  • D4ALL - Using Advocacy to Empower Students - Lisa Glenn, Director of Programs
  • Intercultural Personhood Theory as a Framework for Global Competence - Stacy Shipman
  • KEYNOTE: Brandon Wiley - Six School-Wide Strategies to Globalize Your School
  • 21st Century Pedagogies and Envisioning the Global Schoolhouse - Jennifer D. Klein, Global Educator
  • Natural Disasters and Us - Lisa Parisi 5th grade Teacher
  • Professional Development for a Global Audience - Amy Hollinger Director of Professional Development
  • Connect to the Global Family through Sister Cities - Gregory Adler Education Consultant
  • Las Mejores Prácticas en la Educación Global Basada en Proyectos - Jennifer D. Klein, Educadora Global
  • Work With What You Have - Louise Morgan
  • KEYNOTE: Julie Lindsay - How to go Global - Lead, Learn, League
  • Integrating technology in primary classrooms: from the learning theories - Taru Malhotra, Masters in Education student
3:00am (Wednesday)
  • ED4ALL - Navigating the Cultural Side-effects of Global Education and the Compression of Change - Vera Saar, STEM Consultant/Facilitator

Because we live in a global village

Create a flat world!

Technology connects us all

To make light from a spark!

Learn about other cultures-also students see how similar they are in many ways

Global education is so important because global mass extinctions and life-support services are seriously stressed.  To solve these “wickedly” complex problems we need to work collaboratively to solve them.  Understanding and connection with others promotes peace.

To give students the chance to learn from people around the world.

Relationships and cultural understanding are critical in today’s world.

I think global education is really important because it helps us to connect our students with people all over the world.  We can have collaborative activities with people from other countries and give meaningful experience to our kids.

There are no boundaries.

We are all one great family, each one depending on the other.

We are part of a globalized world.

Global world.

We need to understand each other.

The next generation needs to be prepared to work with basically everyone else in the world.

Because the world today is so interconnected and interdependent.

Because the world is so vast with so many different kinds of people.  It is important that we learn from each other.  This allows us to work collaboratively, understand and learn as much as we can, and together we can help the world become a better place for all.

Essential because we need to work across borders to solve global problems.  It’s not about competition, it’s about collaboration.

Because WE CAN!

The world is our classroom

It helps to promote the idea of us all being a part of the human family

Students will need to be able to live with all people across the world.

Because our children need to be successful global citizens--need to interact with varied cultures, communities

Our entire world is interconnected and dependent on collaboration and cooperation.

So we can prepare our students for the global workforce.

It is important to be on the same page with the rest of the world.

It may help preserve our identity

Because we are interconnected and all have to be able to work together with synergy and great collaboration skills.

To prepare students for global workforce and to prepare teachers to integrate global activities into classroom instruction.

To be global citizens

Creating understanding and empathy.


We want to live in peace

Global collaboration unites children from different countries, bringing cultures closer together.

Because we are not alone in our learning

Because the broader your connections, the broader your thinking

We are part of a global community

To understand how our world works! And to understand other cultures!

Growing empathy and compassion, seeking social justice and empowering students and educators through technology creation

We need to understand other cultures

Grow as a society!

Global education is imperative because we are living in a global society.  No longer does distance separate students in Joplin, MO from student in China, Chile, South Africa, anywhere!  It’s important that students know how to communicate and understand on a global level.

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