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November 17, 2014
by Leanne Riseley

Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today



Today the fifth annual Global Education Conference kicks off. This is our free, five-day, online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world, with sessions held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones. With over 250 sessions and 30 keynotes, it is an incredible opportunity to connect with and learn from educators, organizations, and students focused on globally-connected learning and supporting cultural awareness and educational access.

Here is a sneak peak at today’s sessions for Monday, November 17

6:30am  Global Education Conference Welcome

7:00am  KEYNOTE: Christie Vilsack on “Developing Partnerships”

8:00am A Simulation of Ellis Island Leads to Better International Awareness – Ric White, 7th Grade Teacher

8:00am How to create a student centered global classroom using Skype, Twitter and blogs – Ann Michaelsen, teacher and administrator

8:00am The Youth Design Summit: Bridging Creativity Internationally – Katherine Ganim, Co-Director

9:00am Collaboration with TwitCast – Dr. M. Monte Tatom; Director of iLearn Program & Associate Professor of Education

9:00am Educomunicación, Identidad y cultura – Antonia Rosa Díaz-Ciencias de la Educación- Estudiante universitaria y docente en Educación Secundaria

9:00am MY HERO presents New Media Technology for Global and Local Activism! – Wendy Milette, Director of Media Arts Education

10:00am KEYNOTE: Kathleen Schwille on “Geo-Education: Preparation for Life in an Interconnected World”


11:00am Maps Matter: Making Sense of Maps – Michael O. Johnston, Ph.D.

11:00am The Role of Open Educational Resources in Developing Globally Diverse Courses. – Adam Holden, Assistant Professor & Chair

11:00am Transforming Teacher Education through Transdisciplinary and Translational Research – Melda N. Yildiz, Teacher Educator

11:00am What can we learn from ‘top-performing’ education systems? – Lucy Crehan, Education Explorer

12:00pm KEYNOTE: Amy Shaffer on “The Library: Global Clubhouse for Creative Good”

1:00pm KEYNOTE: George Saltsman on “Preparing Leaders for Global Education”

2:00pm Connecting for Cross-Cultural Dialogue Globally – Simmi Kher, Education Consultant

2:00pm Empowering and Inspiring Youth to Start Small Businesses for Social Good – Jessica Charles, One Hen Program Manager

2:00pm Feedback-Are You Doing Your Part? – Yvonna Sarkees, PAO Mentor

2:00pm Global Buddy – Lessons From a Student-run Initiative to Connect Schools – Dylan de Waart, Founder and Director

3:00pm Global Bridges Project- Creating Global Citizens by Connecting Students Around the World Through Relevant, Collaborative Projects – Lili Monk Director of the Global Bridges Project

3:00pm GLOBAL LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES: Business and Education Perspectives – EDUARDO R. RIVAS, Ed.D., Leadership Program Professor

3:00pm MOOcs como herramienta de aprendizaje – Elsa Daniela Pérez Mendía

3:00pm SPOTLIGHT: Flat Connectors – Global Collaborators – Meet and Share – Julie Lindsay

3:00pm The quiet leader: leadership attributes of elementary school social studies teachers in an era of deep change – Katherine Ireland

5:00pm Cultural Diversity and Appreciation by Exchanging Greeting Cards – Mrs Judy Barr

5:00pm Pen Pals Around the World~ Pen Pals por el Mundo – Sarah Burke

5:00pm The Impact of the iEARN Photojournalism 2.104 Heritage, Hunger and Food Security Program: Reports from students and educators in Pakistan, Tajikistan and the United States – Dr. Fenot Aklog, Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of Research

5:00pm Using Multiple Student Perspectives to Break the “Single Story” – Julia Coburn, Executive Director

6:00pm A Virtual Trip to Asia – Ms Paramita Roy

6:00pm Global Collaboration in Science Education – Jill Nugent

6:00pm Going Global: A Literacy, a Process, a Library Call to Action – Joyce Valenza, Assistant Professor

6:00pm Using skype , google hangout and writing mails/letters to help small students in a little classroom to open their eyes to the large world outside – Dondi Tóthné Bán Gyöngyi

7:00pm Resistencia al cambio – Fernando Jorquera Profesor

7:00pm SPOTLIGHT: Education Beyond Borders: fostering global competency by connecting educators and classrooms – Noble Kelly, President & Founder

7:00pm Tech Talk Tuesdays: Global Connections – Anne Mirtschin, ICT Teacher

8:00pm World Theatre Video Project- Connecting Globally Through Performance – Nick Cusumano Theatre & Film Teacher GCT and GET

9:00pm Releasing creativity and confidence among Youth through non formal life skills program in underprivileged urban setting – Rozina Jumani, Associate Professor/ Director Strategic Planning and Capacity Building

10:00pm Education Against Dehumanization: Radical Change of Approach to Peace-Education – Olek Netzer, Ph.D.

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