#GlobalEd13 Sessions You May Have Missed

Over the course of the Global Education Conference 2013, I was lucky enough to attend several fascinating sessions and keynotes which helped me better understand the work I do … As a global educator, I learn within, from, and with a wider community, and I am a passionate believer in the power of story as a means of sharing best practice in education.

This selection of presentations is a personal one, but I think the ideas and stories they present are worth exploring, and worth sharing with a wider audience.  And if you think I missed something brilliant, please let me know in the comments! I’m happy to add to the list 🙂

Julie Lindsay – “Live, Learn, League”

“Going Global is a mindset, not a plane ticket”

As someone contemplating doing a future research project in the field of online communities and global collaboration, I particularly enjoyed Julie’s exploration of “teacherpreneur”, which is a helpful way of describing my work with #globalclassroom.

Tatyana Chernaya – A glimpse into the life of a connected EFL Teacher

I have been chatting with Tatyana for some years in Hello Little World Skypers, and her students participated in my World Water Day side project earlier this year. I knew she was an English as a Foreign Language teacher, and that she worked with children with special needs; however, I had NO idea just what a truly AMAZING job she has been doing for all of these years.

This session was a revelation – please take a few moments to watch the recording. You won’t regret it.

Heidi Hutchinson – The #Malala Project: An Attempt at a Global PBL

Heidi came to us a year or so ago with an idea. Little did we know that she was about to create an extraordinary global action project, empowering students around the world to come together to support Malala and girls’ right to an education. A somewhat controversial issue in some parts of the world, this project made quite an impact on the students and teachers involved, and we are proud to have supported it.

Stories from Hello Little World Skypers

I am indebted to Stefan Nielsen for introducing me to HLW Skypers some years ago, because this little Skype community has completely transformed my personal and professional life.

Through the conversations I’ve had with this group, I have developed very close friendships with teachers literally spread out across the globe. Signing into Skype each morning / evening, there’s usually upwards of 100 messages to scroll through, and there’s almost always someone online to chat / Skype with, or to (literally) help you teach your class. These are our stories …

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Global Classroom 2013-14 Launch – Slides & Recordings

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It is hard to believe that we’re embarking on the third year of our #globalclassroom journey, but here we are.

With our formal launch at #globaled13 (and repeat webinar the following day), Global Classroom 2013-14 is officially under-way. It looks to be an incredibly exciting year, with some 20 projects already on the wiki, with a few more in development.

The two launch webinars featured 16 speakers from Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria, South Africa, Canada, USA, Taiwan, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, and were very well attended.

Webinar 2 featured short presentations from our Partner Charities – Open World Cause and Project Purus, whose work we are keen to promote and support through Global Classroom 2013-14.

Thank you to everyone who made these presentations possible! Your support, dedication, and passion shine are what makes our community so special!

Recordings

Webinar 1

Webinar 2

  • Hosted by Teresa Mackinnon @warwicklanguage), Louise Morgan (@mrsmorgansclass) and Theresa Allen (@tdallen5)
  • BlackBoard Recording

A Declaration of the Value of Global Education (#GlobalEd13)

Cross-posted from The Global Education Conference Ning.

Because we are citizens of our individual nations and also part of a larger human family;

Because it is important to learn about other cultures and to understand the similarities that unite us and the differences that define us;

Because global understanding, empathy, and compassion depend and are built on communication, shared experiences, and relationships;

Because we increasingly live in a “global village”;

Because we increasingly work in geographically and culturally interconnected ways;

Because we are interconnected physically and our ecological and resource-use decisions impact others;

Because we share a world which appears to be increasingly fragile;

Because complex worldwide problems need collaborative, cooperative, and intelligent solutions;

Because wars, conflicts, abuse, slavery, misinformation, and other forms of oppression both exist and also exert powerful influences;

Because we live in a world that is increasingly “flat” and where Internet technologies have dramatically increased the global connectedness of individuals and cultures;

Because creation and sharing technologies of the Internet and the Web dramatically shift personal and community capacity;

Because the world increasingly is our classroom;

Therefore:

We affirm the universal and inherent worth of every child;

We affirm the deep importance of supporting learning opportunities for all people generally;

We affirm especially the importance of providing wholesome and healthy learning opportunities for all children;

We affirm the need to support the variety and uniqueness of learners, teachers, cultures, and circumstances;

We affirm the importance of independent intellectual inquiry and thought;

We affirm the value of connective technologies and their ability to provide broader learning and thinking experiences;

We affirm the individual, cultural, and worldwide benefits of students learning about, from, and with peoples from around the world;

Finally:

We declare the critical importance of helping our students, teachers, administrators, parents, and all others to connect globally and to learn from each other; we express appreciation for those who provide opportunities for such global learning activities; and we devote ourselves to furthering the cause of global education.

Join us at #globaled13 for stories from the #globalclassroom

The Global Classroom Project is proud to be an Official Partner of the Global Education Conference 2013, which starts Monday this week (Nov 18), and runs through to November 22! This is an amazing FREE online (virtual) conference where thousands of teachers, from all over the world, come together to share, celebrate, and reflect on stories of global collaboration and #globalclassrooms.

The entire virtual conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate platform (formerly known as Elluminate/Wimba) with the support of iEARN worldwide as the conference founding sponsor.

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.

Last year’s conference featured 400 general sessions and 20 keynote addresses from all over the world with over 13,000 participant logins. To attend this year’s conference and to be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please 
join this network.

Find out more here: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/

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We are proud to highlight some of the many sessions being run by teachers we’re working with through The Global Classroom Project and our friends at Hello Little World Skypers.

We are also  excited to announce that the formal launch of Global Classroom 2013-14 will take place on Friday Nov 22 at #globaled13! (With a repeat webinar on Saturday Nov 23/Sun 24 – depending on your time-zone.)

Global Classroom Launch Sessions

The formal launch of Global Classroom 2013-14 will feature international speakers sharing their stories, reflections, and new #globalclassroom projects. We hope you will join at least one of our sessions, and take advantage of this opportunity to meet some of our inspirational leaders, and explore what is possible when you break down your classroom walls.

Please use the RSVP links to check when the sessions run in your time-zone, and indicate your attendance. Thanks 🙂

Session 1 –  Friday, November 22(#GlobalEd13)

Session 2 – Saturday Nov 23 / Sunday November 24

Please note, the repeat webinar on Saturday takes place in a different BlackBoard Collaborate room, courtesy of Warwick University. Please make sure you use the correct room link!

Must Watch #GlobalEd13 Sessions

For session details, and to find out when they occur in YOUR time-zone, please see the official schedule here. All times given are quoted in GMT.

How to get started with global projects: Tech Talk Tuesday

Work with What You Have

Teaching and Learning Across the Globe

The World is My Classroom – KEYNOTE

  1. When: Thursday November 21 at 3:00 GMT
  2. Presented by: Anne Mirtschin
  3. Link to session: https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=GECPart378

The Connected Educator in Progress A Beginner’s Journey

Global Classroom 2013-14 Stories & Project Launch

Stories from Hello Little World Skypers

“Window to the World” – a path for the school of the future

World Museum Scratch Projects