Dear GEC Members,
We’re excited about our next set of coming events and hope that you will be as well! Here’s a recap of how you can get involved with these online convenings.
Global Collaboration Day - September 21, 2017
The Global Education Fair - September 21, 2017
The Global Education Conference - November 13-16, 2017
GLOBAL COLLABORATION DAY
Register Here to Participate in GCD
Sign Up to Host a GCD Event
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Students, teachers, and organizations will join online to celebrate and demonstrate global collaboration on September 21, 2017. On Global Collaboration Day, educators and professionals from around the world will host connective projects and events and invite public participation.
The primary goals of this 24-hour, worldwide event are to:
demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world
introduce others to the collaborative tools, resources and projects that are available to educators today
to focus attention on the need for developing globally competent students and teachers throughout the world
THE GLOBAL EDUCATION FAIR
Register to Attend or Present at the Global Education Fair
Looking to take your school global? Come find out about tools, services, projects, and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning at our signature Global Collaboration Day event. Check out the work of leading global educators, companies and non-profit organizations at the Global Education Fair, a free, virtual meet and greet teachers and school districts.
The Global Education Fair is modeled after traditional college fairs, but takes place entirely online, allowing participants from all corners of the world to access information about the best global education resources and programs. The purpose of this event is to connect educators to companies and organizations working in the global education space.
Presenting educators, organizations and companies produce a short video overview for viewing ahead of time, and this will be housed in a gallery on the forthcoming Global Education Fair website. Videos should be kept under 10 minutes and do not need to be heavily produced.
Educators are also welcome to publicize specific projects and initiatives.
Presenting organizations will then host drop-in virtual information sessions for up to 8 blocks of time within the Global Education Fair schedule using our platform.
Presenters will sign up for time slots during the Global Education Fair, and their schedules will appear on a calendar.
Educators who attend the fair will view video overviews and select sessions to attend from our online calendar. They then will be able to learn more about high-quality global education projects and programs and ask questions.
Additionally, educators can leave feedback for presenters via an online form, and this information will be sent to participating organizations after the event.
After the conclusion of the event, participating presenters will receive a copy of this specific feedback provided by attendees and a list of all registrants.
There is a nominal fee involved for non-profits and companies seeking to present at the Global Education Fair. Educators who want to pitch specific projects can present for free.
THE GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Register to Attend the Global Education Conference
Submit a Proposal to Present at the Global Education Conference
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The Global Education Conference (GEC) is a collaborative and world-wide community convening designed to increase opportunities for globally-connecting educators and programs significantly. It is free to attend and takes place entirely online.
Our primary event seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real-world problems. Through this conference, attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world.
This year, we have added new strands for the conference to expand our offerings. The new strands are the UN’s SDGs, Study Abroad and Exchange Programs, and Higher Education. The call for proposals is now open through November 1 and acceptances will start rolling out August 1, 2017.
The Global Education Conference welcomes participants from all over the world and encourages submissions in any language. We provide training on the conference platform, Blackboard Collaborate, and advocate for presenters to take ownership of the presentation process when scheduling and promoting their sessions. We seek to elevate and empower presenters to share their knowledge with a global audience.
We are currently seeking support for our work so that we can keep our events free or low cost. If you believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning and would like to connect with our community, please contact Steve Hargadon at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss partnership opportunities.
Thanks and let us know if you have any questions,
Lucy Gray & Steve Hargadon
The Global Education Conference Network