Monday, September 18, 2017

Global Collaboration Day + First Ever Online Global Ed Fair

Interested in globally-connected teaching and learning? Then you're in for an incredible treat this THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st.

GCD is an online celebration of globally connected teaching and learning by students, teachers, and organizations. On this day (and beyond), experienced global educators and professionals will host connective projects and events and invite public participation. The primary goals of this whole day event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources and projects that are available to educators today. We currently have registered attendees from 70 countries!

Go to to start participating, or see below for more details.

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Looking to take your school global? Come to our online Global Education Fair to find out about tools, services, projects and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning! Check out the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations at the Global Education Fair, a free, virtual meet and greet for educators and school districts. This virtual event is designed to increase opportunities for collaboration around the globe while supporting initiatives that focus on cultural awareness, global citizenship, and equity and diversity in education.

The organizations that have provided final information at the time of this post/email are: American Foreign Service Association, Amigos de las Americas, ASCD, Asia Society Center for Global Education, Boston Latin School, California International Studies Project, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), Digital Promise Global, E-Debiyyat Project, eCYBERMISSION AEOP Program, Empatico, Flat Connections, GENE - Global Education Network Europe, Global Glimpse, Global Oneness Project, Global Online Academy, Global STEM Education Center, Inc, iEARN-USA, IREX: Teacher Exchange Programs, IVECA International Virtual Schooling, Know My World, STEAM by Design E-Learning,, One To World's Global Classroom, One World:  Future Ready, OneWorld Classrooms, Participate, Plastic Pollution. How Can we Go and Save Greener?, Shakespeare Fellowship, SIMA Classroom, TakingItGlobal, The MY HERO Project - International Film Festival, The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship, The Stevens Initiative, Travelling Tales, U.S. Institute of Peace, UNICEF USA, University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies, World Savvy, World View, UNC Chapel Hill, and Write Our World. 

Go to to register to attend (free!) and see the amazing line-up of organizations, many of whom will be hosting live "virtual booths" for you to get more information and ask questions! More detail below as well...

And please share!


Global Collaboration Day:
  • All events can be found in our directory:
  • Directions on how to participate and events in YOUR time zone are listed on this page: (Make sure to scroll to the bottom to view a calendar in your time zone.)
  • Note that some events are asynchronous; they are not live events where you need to be online at the same time. You can participate in these events at any time on designated days. 
  • If you have specific questions about an event, please contact the event host directly. We recommend that you get in touch with event hosts to let them know that you and/or your class would like to participate.
  • If you would like your school or non-profit listed on our site as a participant, make sure to fill out this form: We update this listing once a day: Note that we do not automatically list participants on our website from the Eventbrite registration. 
  • Please share multimedia, reflections, ideas, and comments on social media. Our Twitter handle is @GlobalEdCon and we are using the hashtag #globaled17. We will be monitoring social media for questions and will be posting announcements on Twitter. 
  • Here is our publicity kit if you would like to share information about GCD: This kit include images for use on social media.

Global Ed Fair:
  • You have to register (free) to "enter" the fair. The Eventbrite registration is at (And don't worry about having a "physical" ticket--sometimes that's confusing with Eventbrite. When you register we'll send you a direct link to the actual fair webpage.)
  • Exhibitors have provided information about their organizations, links and email addresses to make contact with them, in most cases have posted an introductory video that you can watch, and many are hosting "live" booth hours where you can enter their virtual room to talk or chat.
  • There is still time for exhibitors to be listed, but we're cutting it close. If you register here you will also need to email me at to make sure there is time to get you listed and organized.
Huge thanks to sponsor Participate!

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