August Global Education Opportunities and Projects
New this month on our main site is our Global Education Resources page and GlobalEd Events Calendar. Our resource page contains links to curated global education articles, organizations, and projects and our calendar shows global education celebrations, events, conferences, professional development opportunities and Twitter chats. You are welcome to add events that directly relate to our mission.
On social media, we’ve also noticed a slew of new projects and opportunities kicking off soon. These are not projects run by our organization. Directly contact the hosts of these projects if you have specific questions.
- Anne Mirtschin is hosting the ISTE Global PLN twitter chat Friday, August 25 in the evening in US time zones; this corresponds to 8 AM Saturday morning in the Melbourne, Australia, timezone. Find the correct time in your timezone here: http://bit.ly/2vu2Voy and search for the hashtag #ISTEglobalPLN on Twitter to join in: https://twitter.com/ISTEglobalPLN/status/899966483622576128
- Sean Terwilliger, a high school teacher in Virginia, is requesting partners for online discussion on a variety of topics related to ethics and gender. Details in this doc: https://goo.gl/ixAosW
- Landy Hilger, a Spanish teacher in North Carolina , is requesting partners from Spanish-speaking countries: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/forum/topics/language-exchange-and-collaboration
- Larry Baker at Mercy High School in Michigan is looking for student-led tech teams to join his global hub: http://techteamhub.weebly.com
- A Lot of Class Around the World — Chicago English teacher Jay Rehak is “class sourcing” a novel with students around the world http://alotofclassaroundtheworld.blogspot.com/
- The Global Virtual Classroom has two contests going on: Mini GVC Web Contest and their six month GVC Web Contest
- The Peace Crane Project is taking place on September 21. Create peace cranes with your class and exchange them with another school. https://peacecraneproject.org
- Exploring By the Seat of Our Pants is hosting Google Hangouts with leading experts around the world. September’s theme is science, adventure and conservation. Sign up to see upcoming events: http://www.exploringbytheseat.com
- Minecraft Education Edition Sustainability Shuffle is expected to launch globally on September 18th 2017. Details here: http://www.bbtnb.com/sdgs.html
- September 13th is Character Day. Sign up here to participate: http://www.letitripple.org/character-day/
- The Traveling Teddy Bear Project is focusing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and is accepting registrants from outside the US and Canada: http://travelingteddybear.com
- National Geographic is accepting applicants for its Educator Certification Program: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/programs/educator-certification/
- Lisa Nowakowski is hosting the 50 States Mystery Hangout project for schools in the US: https://nowatechie.com/2017/07/31/50-states-mystery-hangout/
- Christine Trimmel (one of our Great Global Project Challenge winners from last year) is hosting a project along with Flat Connections on endangered animals. Details here: https://wp.voicethread.com/2017/06/27/a-global-collaborative-project-for-grades-3-8/
- Flat Connections is hosting other managedonline projects as well starting this September: http://www.flatconnections.com/global-projects/
- The 5 Clue Challenge requires you to submit a video with your students outlining 5 clues about your location. Other classes research your clues and try to figure out where your school is located. Check out the website here: http://5cluechallenge.weebly.com
- Sign up now for the Global Math Week taking place October 10–17: https://gmw.globalmathproject.org
- Learn more about the Global Math Task Twitter Challenge here: http://gmttc.blogspot.com/
- Registration for Terry Smith’s Global Monster Project starts on September 11. Find out more here: http://www.smithclass.org/proj/Monsters/.
- Barbara Anna Zielonka, another Great Global Project Challenge winner, is hosting another project for high school students. Check out Be the Change, Take the Challenge Project here: https://bethechangetakethechallenge.wordpress.com/
- Lisa Parisi organizes an annual Global Peace video with teachers and students. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/6BxxCj
- The Amazing Race project is organized by Laurie Clement and students can learn about various locations around the world: https://goo.gl/UjtHZK.
- MY HERO is accepting entries for its international film fest through September 15: http://myhero.com/films/festival.
- What if you and your students had an idea that would change the world? Bronwyn Joyce is using FlipGrid to record people’s responses to questions around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Check it out: https://flipgrid.com/qst244c.
If you want to learn more about globally connected teaching and learning, please make sure to check out our upcoming virtual global events: