Greetings GEC Members! Here are a few news items that may pique your interest!
The Global Education Summit at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference
We're days away from a free face-to-face get together at the 2012 ISTE conference for those educators and organizations who are interested in connecting and collaborating. During this fairly informal three hour event, we'll hear from those who've taken the plunge into globally connecting activities, engage in discussions to learn more, and share our ideas and questions about leveraging technology to bring the world to classrooms. Here is our flyer with more information and we would appreciate it if you could RSVP so that we can get an accurate count. We are not planning on streaming activities at this point, but perhaps a few GEC members will take on this task when we assemble on Sunday afternoon. Perhaps we can use the Global Education Conference chat feature as a backchannel to share some ideas and conversation.
If you're feeling like contributing further to this event, we're seeking participants who will in the San Diego area to give a short talk on something related to international education. This doesn't have to be a fancy presentation and we encourage you to re-purpose slides that you already may have. Share a project that you've created with your classroom, talk about an aha moment when you realized it's small world, show pictures of your world travels.... anything that has even a tangential global theme is welcome. Sign up here if you'd like to participate. For further details, please RSVP in the Global Education Conference Community and read details about the event in our Global Education Wiki.
Also, if you see something in the ISTE program that indicates this event is full, please ignore this as we are NOT full. The more, the merrier! Please also note that you do not need to be a registered ISTE attendee to come to our summit. It will be held in Room 5 of the San Diego Convention Center, and all you need to do is show up at 2 PM Pacific Time!
In the Global Education Conference Network....
Read on for new items recently posted in the Global Education Conference Network site:
2012 Conference Reminders
- The ONLINE conference will take place November 12 -17, 2012. It is not the same as our in person summit at ISTE this week.
- Proposals must relate to the mission of the conference. General education topics will likely not be accepted.
- If you are an iEARN member, submit proposals here. It is imperative that you read and follow the directions.
- If you are NOT an iEARN member, submit proposals here. Contact your iEARN coordinator or Diane Midness if you need help.
- Browse last year's proposals to see examples of accepted sessions.
- Recordings from last year's conference are located here. You may be asked to download a file so that Blackboard Collaborate works on your computer.
- Keynote suggestions should reflect our mission. If you would like your suggestion to be considered, they must have a global connection or aspect to their work.
2012 Global Education Summit at ISTE