Hope you enjoyed last week's conference! Again, many thanks to our sponsors, keynotes, presenters, and mighty volunteers!
As we mentioned during the closing session on Friday, we are planning future events including a Global Education Summit in North Carolina this spring, followed by a Global Education Day just prior to the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE) in Atlanta, Georgia this June. If you are interested in sponsoring or helping to plan these events, contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, here are a few important reminders and resources for you to reference and pass along to friends and colleagues!
- All recordings, including our closing session, are located here: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/2013-conference-recordings
- Anyone can download the MP3 and MP4 files from the presentations and re-purpose them along as attribution is given to the presenter and it is for non-commercial purposes. See our Creative Commons license for details.
- Conference keynote presenations will be posted to YouTube as well: https://www.youtube.com/user/globaledcon (Not all are up yet... stay tuned!)
- Read here for information about requesting certificates.
- Attendee certificates will also be given to those who watch the recordings post-conference.
- Attendees must write a full paragraph (minimum) blog post describing what they learned from sessions attended in order to receive a certificate.
- Blog posts that just thank us for the conference or do not contain sufficient reflection will not count and will not be accepted.
- If requests do not meet our established criteria, you will not receive a certificate. It is the requester's responsiblity to read and follow directions and we cannot notify people if they have not followed the necessary steps.
- Volunteer certificates are for those who moderated sessions, attended educator advisory board meetings, or who worked on projects comissioned by the conference co-chairs.
- All requests must be submitted by December 6, 2013 at 5 PM CST (GMT-6). Certificates will be sent or posted online on December 8, 2013.
- Please consider signing the Charter for Compassion; information about becoming a Compassionate School and more educational resources are also available here. This Charter was discussed by Friday's keynote, Marilyn Turkovich.
Carry on the spirit of the conference by contiuing to leverage the resources developed by our community. Here are a few quick links:
- Read our crowdsourced A Declaration of the Value of Global Education
- Groups - We have many affinity groups for those interested in connecting with community members. There are groups for language teachers, primary teachers, higher education, Skype using teachers, etc. Feel free to create your own group on a topic of interest.
- Ongoing Projects - Five group projects were established during the conference. Consider participating:
- International Co-Teaching
- Uniting Around One Social Cause
- Mentoring Through Google Helpouts
- Student Visits, Exchanges and Collaborations
- Discussion Forum - If you want to post a call for participation, solicity project partners, share a resource, or ask a question, please post in our discussions. This is a great place to connect with other GEC members.
- Social Media - We have several social media channels. Here are a few to check out.
- Diigo (social bookmarking): https://groups.diigo.com/group/globaleducation
- Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/globaledcon/
- Paper.li (a daily digital newspaper): http://paper.li/elemenous/global-education
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/globaledcon
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/globaledcon
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlobalEdCon
Thanks again for your support,
Lucy Gray and Steve Haragdon