As always, I am proud to be part of this amazing conference which is in its eighth year. Over this time, it has been a privilege to work with two great, innovative leaders in world education, Steve Hargadon of The Learning Revolution and Lucy Gray.
As this is a 24/7 conference, Sue Wyatt and I will co-moderate the extended hours whilst much of the world sleeps.
Other sessions that I am presenting or co-presenting in include:
- Global Ed Keynote Panel: Where in the world is global education? – the panel comprises many amazing global education leaders. Link to the recording
- Let’s Talk Global Education – an interactive discussion amongst all the participants. Link to the Recording
- Hello Little World Skypers – the Continuing Adventures – a global presentation of an amazing group of global educators who support each other 24/7 if need be. Link to the recording
There are so many wonderful sessions, make sure you attend as many as possible or listen to the recordings. All sessions can be found at this link with all the recordings found on this link.
The quotes on this tweet by Lucy Gray really resonate with me and those who are passionate about global education. This conference is an amazing one in that it is online, free and truly global. It runs 24/7 over the course of three days. See the schedule and choose your time zone.
Living in Australia means that I am either asleep or at work for the times when the USA presenters and participants are active, but that also means that I get to connect with some of the other parts of the world eg Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa who are active at this time. It means that a variety of languages are involved with English not always being the first language spoken by participants. This also means fun and trying different ways to communicate if moderating sessions!
Our Australian news can be full of conflicts and problems occurring overseas and it still amazes me that I can be in a virtual room with others who actually live in those countries and are experiencing what we are reading or seeing in our media.
This conference is a great opportunity to
- develop or further develop a global network,
- learn of what other passionate educators or community groups are doing
- get started in global education
- learn about potential global projects to be involved in
- gain ideas on global projects from simple to complex
- find supportive mentors
- grab some takeaways to be used back in the classoom
There are opportunities to volunteer and help with moderating presenters.
There has been an noticeable increase in activity on twitter as many of the organisations involved in global projects and collaboration are pushing out the big advantages of and the engaging outcomes associated with going global with education.
Will you join the world in global education? Check out the daily updates and feedback from Steve Hargadon’s Blog
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- Our Final Day
The Global Education Conference is here again. It is free, online, open to all interested in global learning over a span of four days, 24 hours a day. It is a space for educators from all corners of the globe to congregate, socialize, network and to learn with and from each other.
There is something surreal about being in a presentation with people who may not speak English as their first language, whose names I cannot pronounce and who may come from countries I have to ‘google’ to find out where they are from.
There is an amazing array of keynotes and presenters, who come from all countries of the world, all passionate about global education, willing to share their experiences. Please make time to join this amazing conference. Check out the conference program in your time zone, put up your feet and enjoy the best that technology can bring.
The twitter hashtag is #globaled. The ISTEglobal PLN has put together a list of their presenters and some recommended sessions. You can see it by clicking on this link.
I have been proud to be part of the Leadership Team with the Global Education conference since it’s inception. Here is a flipgrid video to introduce myself to others, share what I do in education and my experiences with the Global Education Conference.
- Click on this link to see my introduction. (The video would not embed into Word Press, Sorry!)
- Click on this link to see other members of the Global Education Leadership Team.
My introduction in text format
Hi I am Anne Mirtschin, a technology teacher from Hawkesdale P12 College a small prep to year 12 College in Australia. Technology has allowed us to breakdown our classroom walls so that we can learn with and from the world and beyond the textbook. As my students are geographically and culturally isolated, I am passionate about global education. We connect with others whenever we can and get involved in global projects wherever possible.
One day per week I partner with our Victorian Dept of Education and Training as a web conference coach. I love to travel. I have been on the Leadership Committee for the amazing Global Education Conference since its inception. It never ceases to astound me that I can be in a webinar with people from Africa, Nepal, the Middle East, Europe, USA, Asia etc all sharing our passion for global education. I am Communications Officer for the ISTE Global PLN, a Flat Connections, Master Skype and Global Classroom teacher.
My network is now global, my classroom is global and my students are also becoming global.
This coming week features the Global Education Conference -one of my favourite online conferences – an amazing conference involving potentially the world. Presenters and participants do come from across the world. Sessions are predominantly in English but other languages are starting to feature now. See the schedule, choose your own time zone first and spend time looking at all the sessions on offer.
Sessions of global colleagues who are also presenting. These people are part of my networking groups and special to me.
- Tóthné Bán Gyöngyi on Using skype , google hangout and writing mails/letters to help small students in a little classroom to open their eyes to the large world outside
- How to create a student centered global classroom using Skype, Twitter and blogs with Ann Michaelsen Tue, November 18, 5am – 6am
- Keeping your batteries charged and learning together by connecting globally with other educators Maria Colussa
- Building Essential 21st Century Skills Through Global Collaboration Projects Effie Kyrikakis
- World Museum Projects: Collaboration Projects in Scratch with Yoshiro Myato, Lorraine Leo and Dr José Manuel Sáez Lopez
- Speechcraft Online: Connecting the Speakers’ Trainers Globally with Coach Carole McCulloch and Toastmasters around the World
- “Conceptualizing Violence and Leveraging Skype to Promote World Peace” with Dr. Deason, at 7pm +3GMT local time here! I will be basically talking about conceptualizing violence
- Keynote: Our Global Friendships with Lisa Parisi, Donna Roman, Toni Olivieri-Barton, Emily Roth, Robyn Thiessen
- Global Collaboration: The Student Perspective with Sheri Williams, Amy Jambor and others
- Conceptualizing Violence and Leveraging Skype to Promote World peace with Dr. Chris Deason and Abrahim Bahiti, BA
- Students Presenting A Week in the Life – Environmental Issues with Toni Olivieri-Barton
- Digiteen/Digitween – Global Digital Citizenship Project with Theresa Allen and Helen McConaghy
- Social Entrepreneurship: The Student Voice with Sharon Brown-Peters
- Building Essential 21st Century Skills Through Global Collaboration Projects with Effie Kyrikakis
- The Elders mentor younger ones at “The School in the Cloud” with Sebastian Panakal
- The Global Classroom Project Stories and Launch 2014-15 with Michael Graffin
- Changing Perspectives of Japanese High School Stdents toward the Chinese by Videoconferencing with Mariko Eguchi
- Theresa Allen Digiteen/Digitween – The Global Digital Citizenship Project
Which ones have I missed? What sessions can you recommend? Make sure you attend at least a few session of #globaledcon
Technology allows us to take learning beyond the textbook and enables global education to take place on a scale previously unheard of. The global education conference is a wonderful way to learn about the world from the world and with the world. It is an amazing conference that brings all corners of the world together and makes so many connections possible.
If you are involved in global education, we would love you to consider presenting. There is still time to submit proposals for this exciting conference but please ensure it has a global education element. Final submissions have to be in by November 1st.
You can read more from any of the following flyers that may be of interest to you. Please note that we are looking for more student presenters.
Make sure you mark these dates on your calendar and set aside some time to participate in one or another – presenting, moderating or simply participating. Hope to see you there!