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The Global Education Conference
Tips for Global Project Success
Rationale for Going Global
Learning Spaces and Tools
PLCs and Orgs You Should Know
For Educators and Students
Google Hangout on Air
Steps to Getting Connected
Co-Founder of the Global
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The Global Education Conference and Network
The Global Education Conference Network is a community of practice
where people connect and build the professional relationships necessary
for effective collaboration across borders. Via this social network,
educators and organizations from all over the world share conversations,
resources, projects, and initiatives with a strong emphasis on promoting
global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action
towards solving real-world problems. Our ultimate goal is to help prepare
students for a rapidly changing and complex world.
No registration required
The conference takes place around the clock for 5 days during International Education
Week (November 12 - 17, 2012)
All presentations are webinars given in an easy-to-use video conferencing tool called
Sessions are recorded and archived indeﬁnitely
Participants can chat in a backchannel and ask questions of the presenters
Volunteers help plan the conference and moderate sessions
The entire conference is designed to empower teachers.
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Build Professional Relationships.
Keep it simple.
Join existing projects.
@oline73: Can you
distill why globally
classrooms are vital
We have urgent problems that need to be
addressed and, in order to prepare our students to
work on these problems, we must connect them
globally. We must teach them how networked
learning leads to networked problem solving.
We must connect ourselves in order to understand
Step 2: Follow and Lurk
Search for organizations and people that you know in all of these
Check out Lucy’s global education Twitter list:
Join Lucy’s Global Education Google+ Community:
Step 3: Add to the Conversation
Be generous with your knowledge and resources, and you’ll ﬁnd that you
will reap rewards.
In Facebook, use the @ symbol to refer to pages or people that you
In Google+, use the + sign for the same purpose.
In Twitter and Google+, use hashtags such as #globaled, #edchat,
For more on hashtags, check Cybraryman’s collection:
Step 4: Join a PLC & Explore
Global Education Conference
Future of Education
Skype in the Classroom
Step 5: Think About Your Students
How are you going to connect them to other classrooms?
Are they going to participate individually or as a whole class?
What projects are authentic and relate to your curriculum?
Are you going to join an existing community and/or project?
Are you going to design a project and build a collaborative space
What 21st century skills will your student developing by participating?
How will digital citizenship be addressed?
Learn to network; network to learn.
Jump into social media when you can.
Develop professional relationships with virtual
colleagues in PLCs and through social media.
Keep projects and experiences authentic.
Join an existing group project OR
Start small and design very structured projects.