The Global Education Collaborative 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.
GEC Network Features
Searchable member list
Discussion forums and blogs
Links to resources
Videos and photos
GEC Network Tips
Make sure your proﬁle is complete. We recommend that you use your name and list your organization or school in the
Organization ﬁeld. Click My Page in the green navigation bar at the top of this page to see your proﬁle.
Take a look at our mission statement so that you understand what we are all about.
There is a great deal of content beyond the front page of our community. Make sure to check out all the discussions, blogs,
groups, and events posted from members around the world.
We love social media! Find out about others ways you can connect with GEC members by clicking on More in the green
If you're looking for project partners, search our 10,000+ membership for people from a speciﬁc country.
If you're looking to get people involved in your work or project, post a discussion forum post with as much detail as possible
about your project. Be aware that schools in different hemispheres may have differing school schedules. Also, add your project
to our project database.
Check out a few recorded sessions from last year's conference in the archives under the 2012 Conference menu.
Find out more about our 2012 Global Education Conference. If you are a member of iEARN, check out information about your
If you an iEARN member and have speciﬁc questions about the iEARN Conference and Youth Summit, events that are running
parallel to the Global Education Conference, please post your questions in this discussion forum category.
The Global Education Conference
November 12 - 17, 2012
Blackboard Collaborate recorded webinars using audio and slides
Moderators and training provided
Inclusive and empowering proposal process
Focused on globally connecting activities
Relationships are fundamental to global collaboration
Some of Our Partners
The Asia Society
Buck Institute for Education
Facing the Future
Flat Classroom Project
One World Education
Rock Our World
Roots & Shoots
Voices Education Project
-You joined the Main Room. ( 10:56 AM ) -
I can't say enough about this event - so very well done!
I'm putting some fresh elastic on my party hat and strapping it on, just to show my spirit! :-)
- Samuel Caraballo-López joined the Main Room. ( 10:57 AM ) -
Now, where did I put that case of confetti???
- Claudia Popescu joined the Main Room. ( 10:57 AM ) -
who brought the streamers?
- Elena joined the Main Room. ( 10:58 AM ) -
- Lorraine Leo 1 joined the Main Room. ( 10:59 AM ) -
- Lorraine Leo joined the Main Room. ( 10:59 AM ) -
Dimitris Tzouris (@dimitristzouris)
I'm preparing a dinner at my place, my real life friends are happy to get me back! =)
I took care of the party sign...someone else do the music!
Oh, I have music playing very loudly here! Eric Clapton is rockin' the house!
Read the proposal directions.
You can present individually or with others including
Keep your idea simple and focused on global themes. This is
not a technology conference!
Submit early so you can schedule your session at ideal times.
Once your proposal has been accepted, publicize it through
Volunteer to moderate sessions. We provide training and it’s a great way
to get to know others.
Be creative with the live and recorded sessions.
Use recorded sessions to stimulate discussion in professional development
Use a projector to play live sessions in the teachers’ lounge.
If you teach college-level students, make sessions required and have
students blog about the event.
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