Upcoming Global Classroom PD opportunities

June / July 2013 is set to be a very busy month, with #globalclassroom Lead Teachers presenting at several major international conferences – in the United States and Qatar.

The Global Education Summit (ISTE 2013)

We have no less than four GCP Lead teachers presenting at ISTE, with several presenting at the Global Education Summit prior to the main conference. We are hoping to organise an informal meet-up of #globalclassroom teachers at the Summit, and maybe even a group pic on the day … if someone brings their camera!

Sadly I won’t be attending ISTE for some years yet, but I’d like to build our presence at the Summit & ISTE over the years to come.

Session Details 

Global Education Summit (June 23; San Antonio, Texas)

Anne Mirtschin, Louise Morgan, and Lisa Parisi are running focus sessions – exploring Global Connections, Getting Started with Global Projects, and The Global Classroom Project. It’s hard to be in three places at once, so I’m afraid you’re going to have to choose!

ISTE 2013

We don’t have a dedicated Global Classroom Project presentation at ISTE this year; hopefully we can work with some of our Lead Teachers to organise something for 2014.

We do; however, have two amazingly dedicated, inspiring educators presenting at ISTE 2013, and I hope you manage to catch at least one of their sessions.

Lisa Parisi is apparently about to have an amazingly busy conference, presenting –

  • Poster Session:  Natural Disasters and Us – a presentation of our award winning project (with Donna Roman, another GCP Lead Teacher!)
  • Lecture Session: Knocking Down Walls: Making Connections with Web 2.0 tools – a session about how to use tools to connect with other classes
  • Spotlight Session: Gaming Showcase Presentation – joining with MangaHigh to share how my class uses games to learn
  • Ignite Session: Keeping It Global – Sharing how to cover curriculum while globalizing classroom


iEARN 2013 (Doha, Qatar)

The iEARN Conference marks a huge step on my own personal global journey … I never imagined that two years after co-founding the Global Classroom Project, I’d find myself presenting AND running my first Global Classroom Workshop at an international conference … in Qatar of all places. I’m looking forward to meeting a few Twitter colleagues (@iEARNUSA and @cerniglia for starters), and learning more about iEARN.

I’ll be presenting on Making Connections through the Travelling Scrapbook ProjectConnecting Globally via Twitter & the #globalclassroom Chats (Workshop) & contributing to a Panel Discussion on social media connections.

If you have any questions, or are presenting yourself, please drop us a line at globalclassroomorganisers AT gmail.com or @gcporganisers.


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