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Conference Partners

To apply as a non-commercial partner, see the information at form at the bottom of the page.  To be considered as a conference sponsor or supporter, please email steve@hargadon.com.

Founding Partner:


iEARN-USA is a founding conference sponsor. iEARN is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world. Established in 1988 as a pioneering online program among schools in the United States and schools in the Soviet Union, iEARN is now active in more than 30,000 schools and youth organizations in 130 countries.

 

Sponsoring Partners:



BrainPOP
Founded in 1999, BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Our award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and BrainPOP ESL. In June 2011, we launched GameUp™, a collection of top free online game titles that tie right in to curriculum. All of our resources are supported by BrainPOP Educators, our teacher community now more than 135,000 members strong and featuring free lesson plans, video tutorials, professional development tools, graphic organizers, best practices, groups and forums, and much more.

Flat Classroom Projects
The Flat Classroom® Project is a global collaborative project that joins together middle and high school students (typically grade 9-12, 14-18 years old). Co-founded in 2006 by Vicki Davis (Westwood Schools, USA) and Julie Lindsay (now in Beijing, China) in 2006, this project uses Web 2.0 tools to support communication and interaction as well as collaboration and creation between students and teachers from classrooms around the world.

LittleLives
When using LittleLives, teachers and parents create their own private networks, deciding who to allow on and who to exclude. Children can then delight in the freedom to connect with friends and enjoy the benefits of social networking without the dangers of open networks like MySpace and Facebook.


Supporters
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Blackboard Collaborate
Simple and accessible web conferencing, instant messaging, and voice authoring integrate seamlessly to your choice of CMS or LMS.

TechSmith
TechSmith provides more than 30 countries with screen capture and recording software for individual and professional use. Founded in 1987 by William Hamilton, who remains the company’s president today, TechSmith has seven products that do anything from taking screen captures, to screen recording and managing consumer content.

Partner Organizations:



21st Leadership Institute
Identifying the leaders and shifts occurring in 21st century social systems is the focus of the Institute. Presenting the precedents for the shifts, the direction these precedents point to, and encouraging promotion of these shifts, is the goal of the Institute. Education is shifting in significant ways, and has precedents that are actually commensurate in business and healthcare. Education has a highly significant place in the 21st century shifts, but also a radical one -- but only in terms of form. We are promoting this Global Education Online 2012 conference as an outstanding example of the inclusive, open, and collaborative educational 21st century shift.

Africa Women and Youth Organization
Our mission is “to empower young people by building their leadership virtues, creating mentorship, economic and educational opportunities for them to become positive change agents in their communities.”

Anatolia College / American College of Thessaloniki
Anatolia College has an elementary school with some 550 pupils, a Greek high school of 1,150 students featuring extensive instruction in English, an International Baccalaureate world school of 150 students in which all instruction is in English and a NEASC-accredited* college – called The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), offering Bachelor’s degrees and an MBA program.

Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation
The goal of the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation (AALF) is to ensure that all children have access to unlimited opportunities to learn anytime and anywhere and that they have the tools that make this possible. To achieve this, AALF helps schools develop visionary leadership and knowledgeable, innovative educators. AALF support services include on-site coaching, virtual institutes, and consulting support in the area of policy development. The AALF newsletter highlights articles by some of today's most innovative thinkers, as well as information about the latest research, events, and literature focused on 1:1 and the role of ubiquitous technology in re-imagining the role of schools in learning. AALF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Better World Cameroon
Our Organization ensures children with special needs have access to opportunities to learn. Better World Students Nature Club (BSNC) the executive wing of Better World Cameroon helps build the capacity of teachers and provite on site couching, training and consultancy in the area of policy.BSNC uses and e-classroom to connect with other schools and publishes an on line newsletter.

Buck Institute for Education
The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning throughout the world by creating and disseminating products, practices and knowledge for effective Project Based Learning (PBL). Best known for PBL 101 Professional Development Workshops and Coaching, BIE publications and videos have been translated into Spanish, French, new and traditional Chinese, Portuguese and Korean, and are used by more than 50,000 educators throughout the world.

Casa Verde
Casa Verde turns summer camp into a progressive educational experience – Abroad! Offered at our center in the community of El Limon, Nicaragua, our programs focus on global citizenship and sustainable living. We believe education is the foundation for all true innovation and social change. We teach young people how to work in any group, live in any place, and imagine creative solutions to any challenge. Our Mission: Casa Verde provides youth, from all backgrounds, the experiences, sustainable resources and skills necessary to reach their highest potential in globalized society.

COLEGIO SAN FERNANDO
Nivel Primario inserto en una Institución Educativa que cuenta con niveles: inicial, primario, secundario, terciario y convenio con Universidad de Morón.

Conectarnos
Conectarnos offers a wide range of digital web solutions: The most prominent are: search engine optimizacion and social media, digital marketing, content production (educational, news, articles, computer graphics, presentations, documents), consulting, training, education, e-learning, research and development of online applications, among others. Conectarnos ofrece un amplio abanico de soluciones web digitales: Las más destacadas son: posicionamiento en buscadores y redes sociales, marketing digital, producción de contenidos (educativos, noticias, artículos, infografías, presentaciones, documentos), consultoría, capacitación, educación, e-learning, investigación y desarrollo de aplicaciones online, entre otras.

Creative Commons
Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.The idea of universal access to research, education, and culture is made possible by the Internet, but our legal and social systems don’t always allow that idea to be realized. Copyright was created long before the emergence of the Internet, and can make it hard to legally perform actions we take for granted on the network: copy, paste, edit source, and post to the Web. The default setting of copyright law requires all of these actions to have explicit permission, granted in advance, whether you’re an artist, teacher, scientist, librarian, policymaker, or just a regular user. To achieve the vision of universal access, someone needed to provide a free, public, and standardized infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws. That someone is Creative Commons.

EARCOS(East Asia Regional Council of Schools
The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 120 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than 83,000 pre-K to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 142 associate members— textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc— and over 24 individual members.

Earth Charter International Secretariat
The Earth Charter International Secretariat is part of the "Earth Charter Initiative”, which is a diverse, global network of people, organizations, and institutions that participate in promoting and implementing the values and principles of the Earth Charter. ECI Secretariat guides and liaises with efforts to bring the Earth Charter to the fields of education, youth, business and religion, manages communications with the larger Earth Charter network, and promotes the use of the Earth Charter as an international soft law document. Also, it supports the work of the ECI Council, assists with strategic planning and coordinates many Earth Charter activities.

Ed-Links-Morocco
Ed-Links-Morocco promotes English Language education, sustains professional development and encourages cross-cultural exchange. Ed-Links-Morocco connects its members in an educational network, a collegian platform and a built-in clearinghouse for the collection, classification and distribution of information and expertise. Ed-Links-Morocco suggests annotated links to curriculum resource materials, teaching/Assessment tools, cultural resources as well as tutorials for the injection of ICT into on-going learning/teaching/collaboration/communication practices.

Education Beyond Borders
Education Beyond Borders is a non-profit, non-denominational NGO devoted to closing the education divide through teacher professional development and community education. Our organization focuses on the building of teacher leaders as the key to quality education for all. We work primarily, but not exclusively, in developing countries, in order to build self-reliance, health, and capacity.

Facing the Future
Facing the Future is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization/NGO that engages students in learning by making academics relevant to their lives. The organization develops curriculum resources that empower students to think critically, develop a global perspective, and participate in positive solutions for a sustainable future. Facing the Future curriculum resources are used across multiple subject areas in all 50 U.S. states and in over 120 countries by teachers and students in grades K-12 and in university courses. In 2010, Facing the Future reached more than 1.5 million students through its programming. Visit www.facingthefuture.org to download free curriculum resources.

First Baptist Academy
First Baptist Academy is a PreK-12th grade academy committed to providing a rigorous, academic program of studies designed to develop students with Christian character and a biblical worldview, equipping them for life, learning and leadership.

Focal Point Global
FOCAL POINT GLOBAL is a not-for-profit organization that strategically links and educates underserved and disadvantaged youth around the world using creative technological learning opportunities. Our goal is to create an exchange of global issues and social practices through international partnerships that strengthen youth education world-wide.

Generation YES
Generation YES aspires to teach and empower students to use modern technology to solve problems in their schools and communities. With a strong research base and 14 years of experience, Generation YES projects and programs offer win-win solutions that include students as leaders, mentors, and collaborators in technology integration, digital literacy, and college and career-readiness efforts.

GeoGebra
GeoGebra is free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that joins geometry, algebra, tables, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. It has received several educational software awards in Europe and the USA.

Global Nomads Group
Established in 1998, the Global Nomads Group (GNG) (www.gng.org) is an international, global education non-profit organization that provides interactive “virtual classroom” programs for middle and high school students. GNG provides educators innovative global education resources, using live, low-cost videoconferencing to connect youth in the U.S. with their peers in other countries while learning about a specific topic, such as climate change, democratic systems around the world, or cultural traditions, to just name a few. Videoconference programs have been conducted in over 45 countries and have reached over 1 million youth. All GNG programs are directly linked to school curricula, education standards, common core standards, and 21st Century Learning Skills. GNG is a founding coalition member of the "Exchange 2.0" virtual, intercultural education campaign.

Growing Up Global
Starting with the book that's been acclaimed by media ranging from BBC, ABC, NBC, Tribune Corp, the Huffington Post, and Fox News to educators, parents and business leaders, Growing Up Global has been launching thousands of conversations and explorations around global citizenship and global education since its release. As Dr. Jane Goodall said: "'Growing up Global' offers fascinating ideas for giving young people opportunities to become truly global citizens."

Hayah International Academy
Hayah International Academy is private school based in Cairo Egypt. The school is local international school that has a student population of about 1000. It is a non-profit school run buy charitable individuals in the community. Education is its primary goal.

homeplanet virtual university
homeplanet virtual university is in its embryonic stages, after 20 years of development, incorporating the ISO 26000 Guidance Principles into a organizational structure based upon an integration of the co-creation wheel, medicine wheel, and the chakra system. The 24 sector structure will mimic the business world in order that a relevance exist between business an education. Our homeplanet trading unit (HTU) is an enabling global currency.

Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL)
Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) is an informal volunteer non-profit organization that offers free or low cost professional development workshops for educators on how to integrate technology for active lifelong learners (IT4ALL) via blended (BL) and blended online learning (BOL) courses, workshops, communities of learning, international collaborative projects, and live online events.

International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate offers three high-quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. Over 40 years, the programmes have gained a reputation for the high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalized 21st century, and for helping to develop future citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. All three programmes have a strong international dimension, draw on content from educational cultures around the world and encourage students to become responsible and active members of their community.

KDSL
KDSL partners with education organizations worldwide in order to increase student achievement, teacher knowledge, and education leadership. We focus on collaborating with schools which are world-class or seeking to be with an emphasis on: • Global Learning • Global Innovation • Global Collaboration

Learn To Be Foundation
Learn To Be partners with schools, youth centers, libraries and after school programs in underserved communities all over America to give kids access to live, personal tutoring for free. Most of our 300 volunteer tutors are current students at American universities. We offered 4000 sessions in 2010 and are about to break 6000 for 2011. Learn To Be wants your help to target underprivileged students globally, starting with recruiting from English-instruction colleges and universities everywhere and offering our free services to low income populations in other English-speaking countries.

Levin Institute
The Levin Institute (State University of New York) supports New York’s and the nation’s economic and social vitality through innovative and competitive responses to the challenges of today’s global economy. Among our many resources is the Globalization101.org website, a website for teaching about the trade-offs and dilemmas of globalization.

Loudoun County Public Schools
Loudoun County Public Schools is a school district that promotes collaboration and implements it in its schools. Starting with the 2009-2010 school year, LCPS established a new program, The International Ambassador Program, through which students, teachers, classrooms and schools find collaboration opportunities at the national and international level. We are thrilled to be working with students and professionals from around the world, and are looking forward to contribute to the Global Education Conference!

Luxor Institute For Family Education
I am a Family Life Education Center, that offers training and development online in the field of Child Development and Family Life. I am an Advisor for the state of Indiana who evaluate students in the Child Development Associate None-Traditional Program;

Math 2.0
The Math 2.0 Interest Group is an international network of researchers, educators, families, community leaders and technology enablers. We are collaborating on a variety of research and development projects and conversation threads about social media as it relates to mathematics and mathematics education.

NAIS
NAIS is the national voice of independent private education in the United States and has affiliate schools and associations around the world. NAIS is a thought leader for schools interested in preparing students for college and careers and promotes innovation through global education and schools of the future programs

O-MUN
Online Model United Nations (O-MUN) is the world's first Model United Nation's simulation conducted entirely online. This program is currently open to any high school student with access to the internet. We currently are working with schools in regions as diverse as Lebanon, the Republic of Georgia, Singapore, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Taiwan. O-MUN's vision is to make accessible high quality debate through collaborative research and discussion.

Primary Source
Primary Source is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that educates K-12 teachers about world histories, cultures, and global issues. Through our in-depth courses, teaching materials, and international study tours, we provide 2,500 educators each year with the knowledge and resources they need to prepare students to thrive in today's interconnected world. Our programs span the globe, covering the histories and cultures of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States.

Sesame Workshop
Sesame workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that changed television forever with the legendary Sesame Street. As the single largest informal educator of young children, local Sesame Street programs produced in countries as diverse as South Africa, Bangladesh, and India are making a difference in over 120 nations. Using proprietary research to create engaging and enriching content. Sesame workshop produces programs such as Dragon Tales and Pinky Dinky Doo. In addition, multimedia needs-driven initiatives provide families tools for addressing such issues as children’s health, military deployment, and emergency preparedness. As a nonprofit, Sesame Workshop uses product proceeds and philanthropic donations to support its educational research and creative content for children around the world.

Social Media Global Education Connection Project
Mission: The mission: “To provide leadership, guidance, facilitation and resources to students, educators, and administrators in educational organizations that will promote and enable competent usage of social media by the world’s citizens, workforces, educational institutions, and societies.” Founded by the global Social Media Club (SM's industry trade association - 300+ chapters, 300K+ members ww).

Steve Sinnott Foundation
The Steve Sinnott Foundation is an education & development organisation based in United Kingdom. We work to secure access to quality education for children in some of the poorest regions of the world. We work with local communities in looking for local solutions and connect them with international audiences and networks of supporters and volunteers through our website. We also develop partnerships between schools in the UK and schools in our project areas in developing countries. We welcome schools, teachers, activists and education leaders across the world to join our initiatives.

TakingITGlobal
TakingITGlobal (TIG) is an international charitable organization which serves youth worldwide through a multilingual online learning community and innovative education programs. Our mission is to empower young people to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. We do this through our social network for social good (www.tigweb.org), various learning and engagement initiatives for youth, and through our platform for educators (www.tiged.org).

Teachers Training International
I am the founder of Teachers Training in Australia. I am a current teacher with 10 years experience in a range of school environments including a K-12 school, and a senior college. I regularly run workshops and seminars for teachers on how to motivate, manage and engage students as well as how to effectively use technology in the classroom. I am passionate about bridging the gap between the technical IT staff and the average classroom teacher. This allows me to implement a school wide approach to technology and have even the most technophobic teachers embracing new media and technology.

United World College-USA
UWC-USA unites people of different races, cultures and nationalities and makes education a force for peace and sustainability. It is located in New Mexico, where 200 student from 80 countries live and learn for 2 years while enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Degree Program. Graduates of UWC-USA attend top tier college internationally.

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL ABIERTA Y A DISTANCIA
Es una institucion de educacion superior en modalidad a Distancia y Virtual, con amplio recorrido yreconocimiento a nivel nacional y suramericano.

World Affairs Council
The World Affairs Council in Greater Seattle, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, is one of over 90 nationwide organizations dedicated to creating opportunities for residents to become more engaged global citizens. The World Affairs Council's Global Classroom program extends global engagement to K-12 classrooms by providing opportunities for both teachers and students to examine global issues facing all of us both in and outside of the classroom. Global Classroom offers curricular resources and professional development programs for teachers, and its school programs and leadership activities provide youth unique opportunities to shape their perspectives about their roles in the global community.

Our goal for the conference is to have it continue to be a milestone event, bringing together organizations and individuals from all over the world. To this end, we are pro-actively soliciting partnership with non-commercial organizations (or non-commercial arms of organizations) that are primarily or substantively focused on globally-connected education. To apply to be a conference partner, please see the form below. Organizations will be listed with a link, logo, and a short description and will be provided with a "spotlight" speaker session in the conference. There are no financial obligations for being a partner organization. In return for recognizing organizations, we ask that they actively promote the conference to their membership, and encourage participation as well as presentations submissions (which we'll be accepting starting late July).

We believe that the conference partner organizations will be a crucial part of helping to build continued broad awareness of the Global Education Conference, and the opportunity to gather in this unique, online way. The conference will be a highly inclusive event, and so we are also hoping you will help us find other worthy organizations to invite to recognize and have participate.

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