Monday, November 13, 2017

The 2017 Global Education Conference (Online) Starts Today! Join Us!

The 8th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC)
All Online, All Free
November 13 - 16, 2017

The Global Education Conference Network's eighth annual worldwide collaboration on globally-connected education starts today, Monday, November 13, and continues through this Thursday, November 16.

This event is FREE, but does require that you REGISTER.
Please register HERE 
to get instant access to the conference AND to receive all the recording links after the conferences.

24 hours/day
127 live sessions
27 keynote speakers
...and an amazing amount of global learning and fun!

The GEC features thought leaders from the world of education and beyond, is completely free to attend and takes place online in live webinar format. We invite you to join the 25,600 GEC community members (from 170+ countries) and actively participate in dozens of sessions focused on international education topics. Some important conference updates are below:

Keynotes + Sessions

As usual, Lucy Gray has putting together an INCREDIBLE keynote speaker lineup:
  • Mali Bickley (Collaboration Specialist, TakingITGlobal)
  • David Bornstein (Co-Founder + CEO, Solutions Journalism Network)
  • Kevin Crouch (Director of Technology Services, Consilience Learning)
  • Franz De Paula (Author)
  • Gavin Dykes (Programme Director for the Education World Forum)
  • Fabrice Fresse (Member of EvalUE, EvalUE)
  • Michael Furdyk (Co-founder, TakingITGlobal)
  • Terry Godwaldt (Executive Director, The Centre for Global Education)
  • Ed Gragert (Founder, Global Woods Consulting)
  • Martin Levins (President of the Australian Council for Computers in Education--ACCE)
  • Julie Lindsay (Founder and CEO, Flat Connections)
  • Sylvia Martinez (Author, speaker, publisher - Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom)
  • Alan Mather (Chief, Office of College + Career Success)
  • Ann S. Michaelsen (Teacher and school leader, Sandvika vgs)
  • Anne Mirtschin (Hawkesdale P12 College, Australia)
  • Pam Moran (Superintendent of Schools, Albemarle County Public Schools)
  • Jean-Luc Moreau (President, EvalUE association)
  • Dana Mortenson (CEO + Co-founder, World Savvy)
  • Jennie Niles (DC's Deputy Mayor of Education)
  • Lori Roe (Instructional Technology Specialist, Delaware Department of Education)
  • Maggie Mitchell Salem (Executive Director, QFI)
  • George Saltsman (Associate Research Professor, Director, Center for Educational Innovation and Digital Learning, Lamar University)
  • Ira Socol (Executive Director of Technology and Innovation, Albemarle County Public Schools)
  • Ariel Tichnor-Wagner (Senior Fellow of Global Competence, ASCD)
  • Erin Towns (Global Educator, Edward Little High School)
  • Liam Wegimont (Chairperson, GENE)
  • Dr. Jennifer Williams (Director of Education Strategy, Participate)
Below are the session titles and presenters for our 127 currently-accepted general sessions, and more of these are coming as well! Full details are here.
  • 10 Ways to Easily Integrate Global Collaborations in Your Daily Curriculum - Rhett Oldham
  • A Joined Up Approach to Education and Learning - Christine Farrell
  • A World of #CollaborativePD: Build Your Global PLN Twitter Chat - Dr. Jennifer Williams, Brad Spirrison
  • Amplifying Student Voices Globally Via the Our Global Classroom What If Grid. - Bronwyn Joyce
  • Beyond Our Borders: Fostering Global Competency Through Student Travel and Virtual Exchanges - Cynthia Derrane, Jennifer Orlinski
  • Bridges to Argentina: Teaching and Learning with First Grade Partners and their Teachers - Susan Jacques Pierson
  • Bringing learning BACK INTO the classroom - Liu Yijie
  • Bringing the world to rural environments - Peter Raatz
  • Building up an organization (from scratch!) for a Global impact! - Montserrat Fregoso Fonseca, Maria Fernanda, Fregoso Fonseca
  • Cavando Bajo las Fs de la Educación Global para Experiencias Más Profundas - Jennifer D. Klein
  • Challenge Based Learning - David Lockett
  • Children's Literature for Solving Real-World Problems - Tina Genay
  • Children's Literature, Math, and Global Connections - Oh My! - Glenna Gustafson, Pre-service educators in the Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • Citizen Science: A Global Conservation Effort - Lindsay Glasner, Kelly Schaeffer
  • Classroom Conversations with the World - Paul Hurteau
  • Connected Learning Activities through Social Service - Sebastian Panakal, Gladwin Xavier, Muhammed Fardeen, Muhammed Mufsal, Sophia T Pascal
  • Connecting through Architecture: Minecraft in the Language Classroom - Kathleen Reardon
  • Cosmopolitan Project Based Learning - Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals in PBL - Craig Perrier
  • Creating Global Citizens through Teen Service Travel - Joanne Trangle, Jodi Sabra
  • Curriculum is the most important 'C' word in Global Projects! - Christine Trimnell
  • Deep Learning - A Global Perspective - Tom D'Amico
  • Designing for All: Lessons from a Global Network of Maker Classrooms - Lisa Jobson, Jonelle Lorantas, Mahfuza Rahman, Elyse Gainor
  • Developing Global Competencies in Teacher Education through Transdisciplinary and Translational Research - Melda N. Yildiz. TBA
  • Developing Globally Competent Students - Ann C. Gaudino, Millersville University Graduate Students in Education
  • Digging Beneath the Fs for Deeper Global Learning - Jennifer D. Klein
  • Digital media education for digital higher educated students - Laura Malita
  • E.I. and Humanitarianism in Classrooms - 21st Century Learning and Citizenship Essentials - Sania Green-Reynolds
  • Earth Charter in Education - Dr. Valerie Schmitz, Dr. Mary Ann Kahl
  • Educational Diplomacy with High School Students - David Angwenyi, Ph.D, Lea Hopkins
  • Empowering Young Changemakers through Design Thinking - Mahika Halepete
  • Enhancing Intercultural Communication through an International Film Club - Helaine W. Marshall
  • Exploring Gender Neutral/Inclusive Bathrooms in Libraries: A Global Perspective - Raymond Pun, Kenya Flash
  • Flipped Learning in L2: How to Encourage Cross-Cultural Critical Thinking to Teach Global Problem-Solving Skills - Birgit A. Jensen
  • Food Rescue through a High School - Toni Olivieri-Barton, Colorado Springs Food Rescue
  • Fostering Global Citizenship Through Literature and Art - Nadia Kalman
  • Foundations of Global Learning: Creating Global Citizens in the First-Year Experience - Dr. Shelbee NguyenVoges
  • Free research-based educational material from Finland - Marianne Juntunen, Ph. D.
  • GEC Connect - The Game! - Julia Francis
  • Global Collaboration Provides Diverse Perspective for UN Sustainable Development Goals - Donna Roman, Hassan Hassan, Jen Sherman, Maire O’Keefe, Katrina Viloria
  • Global Collaboration: Connect Your Kids to the World - Leigh Zeitz, Ph.D., Ping Gao, Ph.D., Magda Galloway
  • Global Education Discourses in International Student Mobility - Uttam Gaulee, Krishna Bista
  • Global Learning Collaboration in a Less Tech World - Dr. Reynaldo L. Duran
  • Global Mentors Project: Connecting Student Teachers with Mentors from Around the World - Terry Smith
  • Global PBL in the Digital Age - Brad Bielawski
  • Global Project-Based Learning with iEARN: Sharing Impact and Opportunities - Jennifer Russell, Allan Kakinda, Hela Nafti
  • Global Scholar Diploma at the High School Level - Toni Olivieri-Barton
  • Global Students Global Perspectives - Amazing Race Project - Laurie Clement
  • Globally Conscious Mathematics - Kristy Beam
  • Globally Responsive Teaching Practice: Overcoming Social Disparities - Sajdah Ali George
  • Going Beyond the Hour of Code - Bryan L. Miller
  • Great Global Challenge Project Awardee Presentation: Why should I study a Foreign Language? - Ruth Valle, Athalo Carrao, Alexis Radney
  • Green Digital Footprints - Sebastian Panakal, Sophia T Pascal, Mertle Williams, Sunitha, Nisa
  • Harnessing Global Efficacy through Literature and Technology - Justin Peter Manwell
  • Harnessing the Power of Children's Literature to Teach Math and Global Themes - Glenna Gustafson, Rachel Altizer, Leslie Angle, Delayna Doolin, Cassidy Hartsock, Jami Keen, Irene Labille, Josie Santos, Maddie Semones, Katie Smith, Malorie Tanner, Kelly Troiano 
  • Hello Little World Skypers - the Continuing Adventures - Anne Mirtschin, Presenters from across the world (names to be added closer to the time)
  • 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
  • High School Global Issues Class as a Springboard for Creating Young Activists - Adam Carter
  • How can schools be vehicles for creating community wellness? - Jennifer Moore
  • How might preparation for and engagement in a protest poetry festival enhance Grade 10 boys’ understanding of global conflict? - Glynnis Moore
  • How to create inclusion and shared power in virtual exchange partnerships. - Jack Haskell
  • 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
  • How to increase global competency in students: A research-based discussion with Empatico - Chelsea Donaldson, Angela Jo, Travis Hardy
  • iEARN - Girl Rising project - R. Allen Witten
  • Immerse Yourself in the German Culture For Free by Volunteering in Germany or Austria - Birgit A. Jensen
  • Integration of Global Outdoors Learning Blogs, TED Ed Lessons and Global Goals in Management Courses - Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche, Flor Lepervanche
  • Intercultural Competence - Shawn Simpson
  • Intercultural Competence For Educators: What's In It For Me? - Dr. Whitney Sherman
  • Invitation to World Literature - Arthur R. Smith
  • Just Little ol' Me Sharing my Global Collaboration Experiences. - Lynn Koresh
  • Kids @SOS Children Village Going Global with iEARN and Mathletics - Sheeba Ajmal
  • Kids on Earth - Howard Blumenthal
  • Kings of Collaboration - Jan Zanetis,Sean Forde, Ralph Krauss, Peter Paccone
  • La acción tutorial en la educación virtual: funciones y responsabilidades - Lic. Gustavo Beltrami
  • Learning math from students around the world - Chris Collins
  • Let's Talk Global Education - Anne Mirtschin
  • Lidrazgo para el Desarrollo Social - Arlette Audiffred Hinojosa
  • Maverick Leadership - Mike Lawrence
  • Mobilizing Student Voice through Global Discussions with a Real-World Impact with WorldVuze - Julia Coburn
  • MOOCs for librarians/library –opportunities and challenges for digital literacy - Gabriela Grosseck + Laura Malita
  • More Than Current Events- A Globally Connected Triad of Tri-BOBs - Noa Daniel
  • My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project: Global Online Collaboration in Action - Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs, Said Belgra, Asma Albriki
  • One Truth and a Million Truths: Teaching History in a Globalizing World - Nayun Eom, Dr. Marty Sleeper
  • Online global collaboration - enablers, barriers and implications for teacher education - Julie Lindsay
  • Opening up Statistics Education to a Global Audience - Larry Musolino
  • Optimizing OERs Globally Through ICT Literacy - Dr. Lesley Farmer
  • Organize, innovate and manage your global projects with free ICT tools - Barbara Anna Zielonka
  • Participatory Spontaneity: What Is It and How Can We Achieve It with Global Audiences Online? - Helen Teague
  • Power of Impact Cinema: How to bring the world into your classroom? - Gemma Bradshaw
  • Practice Active Global Citizenship with the K-12 Global Art Exchange - Paul Hurteau
  • Preparing Students for Careers in a Globally Connected World - Heather Singmaster
  • Preparing Teachers for Global Learning and Collaboration - Linda Haynes
  • Promote Global Tolerance + Celebrate Cultural Diversity by Creating New Media with the My Hero Project - Wendy Milette, Wendy Jewell, Victoria Murphy
  • Promoting Internationalism In Teaching And Preparing Global Citizens Through Exchange Projects: Different But The Same Project As An Example - Mr. Omar Titki
  • Quality Education through technology - Goal 4: Sustainable Development - Sara Abou Afach
  • Rainwater catchment and Practivism - Lonny Grafman
  • Ripples Make Waves: Bring The Global Water Crisis Into Your Classroom - Joan Roehre, Jan Zanetis
  • Scaling Global Competency Education - Delna Weil
  • Secrets to Successful Global Collaboration in Higher Education - Leigh Zeitz, Ph.D., David Stoloff, Ph.D.
  • Self Identity and Global Connection - Erin Dowd
  • Social Leadership Class Project - Arlette Audiffred Hinojosa
  • Student conversation on Gender and Ethics - Sean Terwilliger and Deborah Glymph
  • Student conversation on Girls and Sports - Sean Terwilliger, Nan Hambrose, Vanessa Campbell, Deborah Glymph
  • Student conversation on LGBTQ+ Issues - Sean Terwilliger and Emma Maney
  • Student conversation on World Religions - Sean Terwilliger and Tica Simpson
  • Student driven eco-initiatives towards UN's SDGs - a case study of our GGPC grant winning entry - Ms. Kamal Preet, Ms. Anitha Bijesh
  • talking kites in the footsteps of J. Korczak - Ruty Hotzen
  • Teach-The-World Foundation: A Call to Action To Eradicate Illiteracy Around The World - Robert Torres, PhD
  • Teaching Math and Global Themes with Children's Literature - Glenna Gustafson, Pre-service educators in the Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • Teaching the SDGs through experiential and service learning - Caroline Weeks, Liz Radzicki, Kimm Murfitt
  • Tech Trip: Using EdTech to Get the Most Out of Global Travel - Kathleen Reardon
  • 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
  • The Impact of a Cultural Immersion Program on Student Perceptions of the “Other”: A Pilot Study - Sarah Thomas
  • The Kidlink Global projects.Perspectives and horizons for close cooperation. - Lusine Jhangirian
  • The positive impact of digital exchanges around the globe - Quratulain Hussain
  • The power of case studies - Anne Fox
  • Tips for starting your own DIY Global Youth Summit - Tara Kajtaniak
  • Tutoring Students Online to Promote Universal Access to a Quality Education - Kasey Beck, Ed Gragert, Adriana Vilela
  • Understanding the Reproductive Health Education Needs for Sustainable Development - Ms. Eunmi Song
  • University-Industry Collaboration in Vietnam: When the boss says Jump, you say Why? - Dr. Thi Tuyet Tran
  • Upward Mobility: Supporting the Academic Nomad through Blended Learning - Julia Zeigler, Terra Gargano
  • Use Design Thinking to Integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into STEM - Barbara Bray
  • Utilizing School-Based Virtual Field Trips for Global Learning - Dr. Stacy Delacruz
  • Virtual Exchanges: Harnessing Technology to Build Global Competencies and Increase Mutual Understanding Among International Youth - Katherine Hanson
  • Virtual STEM Competition-Your Community, Your World - Volita Russell, Tinika Fails
  • What's a Crankie?? Using Creative Story Exchanges to Build Global Competence and Connect Students Across Borders - Cora Bresciano, Susan Gay Hyatt
  • Why and How Collaborative Projects Work Best according to the Mind, Brain, and Education Science - André Hedlund
  • World Peace Music Project - Yoshiro Miyata, Ayumi Ueda, Anne Mirtschin, Lorraine Leo
  • Write Our World - Multilingual eBooks by Kids for Kids - Julie Carey, Dr. Leigh Zeitz
Thanks to the GEC Sponsors

Without the support of the following organizations, GlobalEdCon would not be possible. We are grateful for companies and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected learning. Contact Steve Hargadon ( about opportunities to get involved with our community.

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