The 2012 worldwide virtual Global Education Conference as well as the iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit will kick off next month during International Education Week (November 12-16, 2012). We invite you to join our network of 13,000+ educators to participate in this global education extravaganza! 

The Global Education Conference (GEC) is a collaborative and world-wide community event designed to significantly increase opportunities for globally-connecting educators, students, and organizations. General session strands will focus on teachers, students, curriculum, policies, professional development and leadership. Keynote speakers for this year’s conference are numerous and include Tony Wagner of Harvard, Andrew Revkin of the New York Times, Dale Dougherty of Make Magazine, and social media expert Beth Kanter. The conference will reprise its virtual film exhibition and feature the work of Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and his Global Oneness Project.

These educational events are free of charge to all participants and will be held completely online in Blackboard Collaborate virtual rooms. Sessions are scheduled around the clock over the course of five days to accommodate multiple time zones. The main conference schedule is now posted with the keynote schedule to follow in the next few weeks.

New to this year’s event will be two technology-related strands in which gamers and ed tech startups are invited to participate. BrainPOP is sponsoring a section on gaming and game design; Cisco’s, in cooperation with EdSurge, is sponsoring Innovation Perspectives, a strand focused on global technology-driven education innovations. Both promise to highlight projects that leverage technology to promote global collaboration and understanding.

Proposals to participate in all strands of the conference and in the film exhibition will be accepted through October 29, 2012. Please refer to the call for proposals for both the Global Education Conference and for the iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit for additional details.

Follow the event on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and help us to spread the word about this extraordinary free event. The conference hashtag on Twitter is #globaled12.

Post provided by Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Conference Co-Chairs.


Posted by Lee Dunn

Academic Staff University of Glasgow and Author of Science Fiction

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