I just discovered this incredible resource for international education week – and for any international educator interested in expanding his/her toolbox.
The Global Education Conference is a week-long event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be held Monday, November 15 through Friday, November 19 (YES, probably while you’re reading this – but don’t worry; sessions will be available for viewing at a later date.) The entire conference will be broadcast online for free using the Elluminate platform.
The Global Education Conference, a collaborative and world-wide community effort organized by the Global Education Collaborative and Classroom2.0, is aimed at increasing opportunities for globally-connecting education activities and initiatives. The conference will feature a whopping 387 sessions and 60 keynote addresses from 62 countries. Sessions will be held in multiple time zones and multiple languages over the five days.
Sessions throughout the week will be divided among six different tracks: Teacher Track; Student Track; Curriculum Track; Policy and Leadership Track; Global Issues Track; Learning 2.0 Track. The keynote presentations will address a number of issues in 21st Century education and globally connected classrooms.
“Nothing quite on this scale has been conducted before, but we now have the technology via video-conferencing, email and other digital exchanges to truly make classrooms global and connect teachers and students around the world,” said Steve Hargadon, conference Co-Chair and creator of the Classroom 2.0 social network for educators. “We hope the conference will help educators get started with global projects and become more aware of each others’ work.”
The Global Education Conference is an effort of over 90 partner organizations and 120 international education advisers. All sessions and keynotes are free and open to the public through online participation.
For the complete schedule and more information, visit: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/