Dear GEC Members -
This is a spontaneous, last minute invitation to participate virtually in an event where I'll be tomorrow (Wednesday, March 20) , and if you have the time and inclination, we'd love for you join us via the Internet.
Specifically, I'll be at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, IL, to do 2 presentations on building global networks for their Spartans Connect event. The theme is: Play. Passion. Purpose. I'm particularly excited because this is the high school in my hometown!
So.... we'd love to connect with other global educators (and their students) via Google Hangouts on Air tomorrow, March 20th. Google Hangouts on Air are live video broadcasts that are recorded right into YouTube!
Drop in and share any of the following:
Our first hangout is going to be at approximately 12:45 PM CDT (GMT-5) and the event invitation with further details is here: http://goo.gl/CZ4b4
Our second hangout will take place at about 2:10 PM CST (GMT-5) and this event's invitation is located here: http://goo.gl/jhr6m.
You'll be able to view the hangouts on my Google+ page: https://plus.google.com/106661354711436509463/posts and can use the comments below the actual broadcasted event to add your thoughts and ideas.
If you want to come into the actual hangout to talk to us, please let me know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know this is a last minute request and I hope that a few Global Education Conference Network members will want to jump in and connect with us. You can also follow the general day's events on Twitter using this hashtag #spartansconnect. If you cannot attend for time zone reasons or scheduling issues, please feel free to join our group in the GEC and add a few comments there.
I will do my best to participate.
Comics Go Global
Unfortunately, I cannot make the call today. However, we would be delighted if you would pass along this information to the Glenbrook students. Allowance for Good is based in Evanston, IL, so definitely in proximity to Glenbrook North!
Allowance for Good is developing the rising generation of global philanthropic leaders. Through each of our programs, we prepare and empower youth to be empathetic global citizens that encourage collective action toward global education equity. Our 2013 portfolio of programs includes:
LEARN AT HOME: Global Catalysts
UPCOMING SESSIONS: Wednesdays, April 3 - June 5 from 7-8:30pm // YMCA McGaw (1000 Grove St, Evanston, IL)
Youth who participate in our global philanthropic leadership program are introduced to themes in global development, philanthropy, and civic action. The program culminates with a Certificate in Global Philanthropic Leadership and equips students with the skills to lead change-based projects in their communities. Learn more.
EXPLORE IN CHICAGO: Global Philanthropy Summit
June 24-27, 2013 8:30am-3pm // Northwestern University's Center for Civic Engagement, Evanston, IL and Chicago, IL
The Global Philanthropy Summit (GPS) brings together youth ages 13-18 for intensive gatherings to advance personal understanding in and encourage collective action toward global education equity. GPS attendees have the chance to participate in off-site visits, during which they have the opportunity to be inspired by experts from local foundations, corporations, and social purpose organizations about their roles in the philanthropic and international development sectors. Learn more.
ENGAGE AROUND THE WORLD: Global Engagement Expeditions
July 23 - August 4, 2013 // Cambodia
In 2013, we are offering AfG youth the first opportunity to build cultural bridges, combining their commitment to global change with direct service opportunities in a global context. Youth who participate in AfG’s Global Engagement Expeditions have the unique opportunity to engage in mutually-beneficial service opportunities, nurture authentic relationships with children at AfG’s Global Affiliates, and develop empathy alongside people of distinct cultural backgrounds. Apply by March 23, 2013. Learn more.
This looks great, Elizabeth! Will pass it along!
Thank you so much, Lucy. I'm disappointed that I cannot join today. We certainly appreciate you spreading the word!
As a teacher at the Distance Education Centre of Victoria and Lecturer at Deakin University I invite people to get in contact so we might put together a number of online collaborative classes based on the Comics Go Global work..