April/May 2018 Global Education Projects and Opportunities


Here is our semi-regular blog post highlighting happenings in the global education community! If you would like your news highlighted here, make sure to post in our main community’s discussion forum, and we will include it next month. Past blog posts can be found here. We also publish a daily newspaper on Paper.li which contains content pulled from various Twitter accounts.

For those of you new to our work, Steve Hargadon and I are the co-founders of the Global Education Conference Network, a professional learning community designed to connect educators and organizations around the world. Our umbrella organization is Global Education Events, and we host several other annual in-person and virtual events. We are part of a partnership with TakingITGlobal.

Upcoming GEC Events

The spring Global Education Fair

Our second ONLINE AND FREE Global Education Fair is taking place this week. Here’s how to participate:

  1. Register here.
  2. Our website is located here.
  3. Follow us on Twitter and catch announcements via the #globaled18 hashtag.
  4. Browse the exhibitor information that will be available in our virtual exhibit hall on Monday, April 30th.
  5. Email organizations, follow them on social media, and/or decide which organizations you would like to meet at our live drop-in sessions on Friday, May 4th from 2–5 p.m. EST (GMT-5).
  6. On Friday, May 4th, live links will be available on our site for you to enter chat rooms to meet people from the exhibiting organizations. Drop in any time between 2–5 p.m. EST (GMT-5) to ask questions and to receive more information about their programs and resources for students and educators.
  7. Following the GEF, exhibitors will follow up with participants via email.
  8. Current exhibitors include:

Our exhibitors are excited to meet and connect with you, so please don’t be shy! Take advantage of this opportunity to meet them in our chat rooms on Friday, May 4th.

7th Annual Global Education Day at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE)

We are hosting our annual meetup at the ISTE 2018 in Chicago, Illinois on June 24! Our registration procedure has changed this year; please register on ISTE’s site. This means that you need to pay for the ISTE conference; our event is not an additional cost. Currently, Global Education Day is at capacity and a waiting list is in place. ISTE will notify those on the wait list as spaces become available.

Our three-hour event will take place from 2–5 PM CST (GMT-6) and will be streamed live on our Facebook page. Resources from this event will be available to the public as well. This link will be provided to our Global Education Conference Network community close to the date of the event.

Upcoming Dates

Mark your calendars for our next set of online events!

  • September 17–21, 2018 — Global Collaboration Week (not just a single day!)
  • November 12–15, 2018 — The 9th Annual Global Education Conference

Celebrations & Events

Here are a few dates that we’ve noticed. Note that some have a predominatly US focus. Let us know about other dates that should be included in this list.

Projects & Opportunities

Worth a Look

Do you have an event or resource to share? Post it to the discussion forum in the Global Education Conference Network and we’ll share it next month.

Originally published at www.lucygray.org on April 29, 2018.

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