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2013 Global Education Conference

October, 17 2013

Join us again this year in the fourth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, to be held Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22, 2013 (Saturday, November 23rd in some time zones).

iEARN educators, youth, and other partners are invited to submit proposals that share examples and collaborative projects related to connecting classrooms and youth programs, with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real–world problems.

iEARN-USA is again a supporting partner of the Global Education Conference, and iEARN participants are requested to tag their proposals with "2013iEARN" so that they can be included in the iEARN calendar of activities happening as part of the event.

Want to present? Visit the Call for Proposals page for more information > www.globaleducationconference.com/page/2013-call-for-presentation-proposals

The GEC iEARN track is for proposals from participants of, and those interested in getting involved in, iEARN. These are generally sessions focused on using technology to build global understanding and enhance teaching and learning. Proposals are encouraged in all languages and across all grade levels from early childhood through high school level. Both educators and youth are encouraged to present! Pre-service and in-service teacher education programs with a technology-enabled international exchange component are encouraged to submit proposals too.

Ideas for presentations include:

  • Using cell phones and mobile devices in collaborative project work
  • Teaching students 21st century skills through global collaborative projects
  • Global project-based learning as a language acquisition strategy
  • Preparing students to go abroad
  • Videoconferencing tools for supporting real-time connections
  • Supporting youth media-making in the classroom
  • ...and any other topics related to the theme of using technology and virtual exchange to build global understanding and enhance teaching and learning

Sessions can be in any language and should be between 20-60 minutes in length. The deadline for workshop submissions is November 15, 2013, but those interested in presenting are encouraged to submit proposals as early as possible as presenters will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis.