Global Collaboration Day, held on September 17th, 2015 was an HUGE success. Approximately 325 schools and organizations and 36 outreach partners from 51 different countries participated in 149 collaborative online events. Many projects were categorized as requiring asynchronous participation, so you may find a few are still running. Save September 15, 2016, as the official date for their next GCD!
It’s now time for the sixth annual Global Education Conference (GEC). The GEC is a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. This year’s conference will take place Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19, 2015. The entire conference is virtual and will take place online in webinar format. Sessions are held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones.
Proposals are now being accepted through November 1. It’s not too late to consider submitting a proposal! But do it soon so that you receive your first choice of presentation times on their conference schedule. The first five keynotes have been announced, which include 2 sets of teachers, a technology director from one of the most innovative international schools in the world, and the first American journalist to set up a news bureau in North Korea. Stay tuned for more announcements as they confirm speakers!
Here are some important links to follow regarding the conference:
Make sure you understand the mission of their community and conference. This is not a general education conference.
Read the call for proposals and follow directions carefully.
Sign up to moderate conference sessions as a volunteer. They will train you!
Sign up to serve on their advisory board.
Non-profits can also support the conference by serving as outreach partners.
For-profits are encouraged to contact Steve Hargadon about sponsorship opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Global Education Conference is shaping up to be another HUGE success! I hope you consider getting involved to share your enthusiasm and dedication to educating young people and making our world a better place!
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