Ed Tech Meets Global Education
Global Leadership Week kicks off on April 25th with a special event at Edmodo’s offices in Silicon Valley, the Global Leadership Summit. Approximately 100 leaders in K20 education, global education, and educational technology will convene to discuss building global competence in today’s students and teachers. The Global Education Conference Network is organizing this convening along with a host committee that includes representatives from Flat Connections, the Learning Revolution Project, Global Oneness Project, GlobalEdLeader, iEARN-USA, and World Savvy.
The goal of the Global Leadership Summit within Global Leadership Week is to convene decision makers and influencers within the global education and technology sectors in order to strategize and raise awareness around the development of global competency in teachers and schools. Three panel discussions will be taking place on April 25th involving thought leaders from innovative ed tech companies and educational institutions.
The first panel will focus on educational technology and EdSurge’s Betsy Corcoran will serve as the moderator. Invited panelists will discuss the ways in which the tech industry is working with schools and global education organizations to raise awareness around the importance of a globally minded education. Panelists include:
- Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist, Google
- Amy Lin, CEO and Co-Founder, Blendspace (TES)
- Vibhu Mittal, CEO, Edmodo
- Esther Wojcicki, Educator, Palo Alto High School Media Arts
Prioritizing for global competence is the topic of discussion during the Summit’s second panel. Moderated by Jennifer Russell of iEARN-USA, this panel of experts will share successes and challenges when implementing global programs in schools. Panelists include:
- Tony Jackson, VP for Education, Asia Society
- cleary vaughan-lee, Education Director, Global Oneness Project
- Brandon Wiley, President, GlobalEdLeader
- David Young, CEO, VIF International Education
Our final panel will focus on the Mill Valley School District (CA). Moderated by World Savvy’s Dana Mortenson, panelists will share how they have embedded global competence in teaching and learning, school culture and environment, as well as discuss challenges and opportunities presented along the way. Panelists include:
- Paul Johnson, Superintendent, Mill Valley School District
- Anna Lazzarini, Administrator, Mill Valley Middle School
- Maggie Front, Educator, Mill Valley Middle School
- Rod Septka, Educator, Mill Valley Middle School
- Nance Miller, Educator, Mill Valley Middle School
Join us online and share your thoughts during and post-summit in a new Edmodo feature called Topics. Share any reactions, resources and questions in our special Global Leadership Week 2016 Topic.