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GEC at the Chicago International Education Conference


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  • 1. The 2012 Global Education Conference Lucy Gray Education Consultant • Chicago International Education Conference 1
  • 2. Slides available at: 2
  • 3. Lucy Gray 3 Consultant Co-Founder of the Global Education Collaborative and Conference Apple Distinguished Educator Google Certified Teacher Technology Coach Middle School Computer Science Primary Grades Image Source:
  • 4. Agenda 4 Background and History Conference Mission Participating in the Network Year Round This Year’s Conference
  • 5. Apple Distinguished Educators Global Awareness 2006 The World is Flat A Whole New Mind Berlin & Prague Rethink. Global Awareness. 5
  • 6. Classroom 2.0 Link 6
  • 7. The Global Education Conference and Network 7
  • 8. Mission 8 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.
  • 9. Over 600,000 unique visitors 9
  • 10. 14,000 members from 150+ countries 10
  • 11. GEC Network Features Groups Searchable member list Latest activity Discussion forums and blogs Links to resources Events Project database Videos and photos 11
  • 12. 12
  • 13. Conference Basics 13 Free 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 Blackboard Collaborate 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.
  • 14. Steve Hargadon 14
  • 15. Closing Session 15
  • 16. 2010 - Brian Mannix 16
  • 17. 2010 - Polar Bears International 17
  • 18. 2010 - Catlin Gabel School 18
  • 19. 2011 - Pam Allyn - LitWorld 19
  • 20. 2011 - Greg Jacobs - Louder Than a Bomb 20
  • 21. 2011 - The Shoah Foundation 21
  • 22. What to Expect Next Week 22 iEARN Annual Conference and Youth Summit New conference strands on gaming sponsored by BrainPOP and global technology-driven innovation (ed tech start ups) sponsored by Film Exhibition Over 400 general sessions over the course of 5 days Approximately 30 keynote addresses from global thought leaders
  • 23. 2012 Keynotes Sasha Barab Carol Bellamy Hassantu Blake Hussainatu Blake Jenny Buccos Karen Cator Chua Chor Huat Mary Clisbee Dale Dougherty Ilona Dougherty Gavin Dykes Jim Fruchterman Jeremy Gilley Beth Kanter William Kist Bobbi Kurshan Larry Johnson Dana Mortenson Héla Nafti Liz Nealon Andrew Revkin Dan Russell Seymour Simon Bron Stuckey Michael Trucano Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Narcis Vives Tony Wagner Doris Wu Randi Weingarten 23
  • 24. @oline73: Can you distill why globally connected classrooms are vital in 2010? Photo source 24
  • 25. 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 this process. 25
  • 26. Slides with clickable links available at 26
  • 27. Contact Information 27 http:// Username: elemenous On Skype, Twitter, YouTube, Diigo, Flickr, Delicious