Agenda for GEC International Advisory Board Meetings - August 2012


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Agenda for GEC International Advisory Board Meetings - August 2012

  1. 1. • Welcome and Introductions • The Role of Advisory Board Members • iEARN's Involvement ThisYear • What Makes a Good Proposal • Ways to Support the GEC • CurrentVolunteer Needs • Open Conversation/Questions and Answers Sunday, August 12, 12
  2. 2. The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. The conference seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real–world problems.Through this event, it is our hope that attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world. Let us learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic opportunities within a global context! Our Mission Sunday, August 12, 12
  3. 3. We are not... •a technology conference •a general education conference Sunday, August 12, 12
  4. 4. • Publicize the conference within your home country or region. Use prepared press materials. • Encourage colleagues and help them to complete proposals. • Suggest keynote speakers using the appropriate form. (See KEYNOTES in the conference menu) • Volunteer to moderate sessions during the conference. Join this group: http:// global-education-conference-volunteers International Advisory Board Sunday, August 12, 12
  5. 5. iEARN’s Involvement • The “regular” Global Education Conference • iEARN Conference • iEARNYouth Summit • Two different places to submit proposals; one is for iEARN members only • Most sessions will be open to everyone, but iEARN has some sessions planned that pertain just to their members • iEARN is launching a new online community on August 15th Sunday, August 12, 12
  6. 6. Good Proposals... • are mindful of the conference mission. • relate to global collaboration. • are detailed with a specific outline. • include relevant links. • are enticing to potential attendees. • have proper spelling and formatting. • are in the proper category with the proper tags as per the instructions in the call for proposals. Sunday, August 12, 12
  7. 7. Support the Conference • Send out press materials to schools, non-profits and governmental agencies to encourage their participation. • Use social media to regularly spread the word. Our hashtag is #globaled12. • Help colleagues submit proposals. • Engage GEC community members on our web site. Serve as a role model for other potential global collaborators by being an active participant in our community. Sunday, August 12, 12
  8. 8. Current Needs • Dissemination of press materials to interested parties • Translation of press materials. Send copies to Lucy and she will post them. • Join our volunteer group to help moderate the conference (see GROUPS in the network.) Sunday, August 12, 12
  9. 9. Current Needs • A team to continue to curate content and work on our global education wiki (http:// • Keynote suggestions from beyond North America (use the form under Keynotes in the 2012 Conference menu). • Attend scheduled drop in sessions in August to help newbies Sunday, August 12, 12
  10. 10. Current Needs • Sponsors (have them email Steve at • High quality overview movie about the conference • Screencasts • proposal process • overview of our community Sunday, August 12, 12
  11. 11. Questions & Answers Sunday, August 12, 12