Global Education Conference 2015

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Join us again this year in 2015 Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, to be held Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19, 2015. iEARN-USA is again a supporting partner of the Global Education Conference.

iEARN educators, youth, and other partners will be presenting alongside others across a range of sessions related to connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all.

iEARN-USA is again a supporting partner of the Global Education Conference, and many sessions can found tagged as 2015iEARN - see those listed HERE.

Join us for the following iEARN Presentations during the conference below. Click on the title link to go to the full session description. The full schedule, including the sessions below, and links to the online Blackboard Collaborate rooms where sessions will take place can be found HERE.  

Monday, November 16

1:00 pm EST (18:00 GMT)

Opening Keynote: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Exchange - How does study abroad transform lives and create connections around the world? Just ask Meriem, Catherine, Hannah and Mohana, alumni of the U.S. Department of State funded YES and YES Abroad programs. In their session, see exchange from two perspectives, and witness global competence in action as these young people collaborate to share their countries and experiences. [sessions and schedule link]

Tuesday, November 17

7:00 am EST (12:00 GMT)

Once You Global, There Is No Coming Back - Fabiana Casella. My evolution from being an EFL teacher in my home country to an international educator, fully goal-minded, globalized and connected. [sessions and schedule link]

4:00 PM EST (21:00 GMT)

Keynote - Kayce Freed Jennings. Senior Producer, Girl Rising. Kayce Freed Jennings is co-founder of The Documentary Group and senior producer of Girl Rising, managing the educator program, among other responsibilities. Click here to view the Girl Rising Project on iEARN. [sessions and schedule link]

9:00 PM EST (2:00 GMT)

Connecting Students Abroad with Students at Home: Bringing Virtual Exchange into Physical Exchanges - William Stewart. This presentation will examine the impact of bringing together exchange students with their peers back home through live virtual connections, during which the exchange students engage in digital storytelling about their experiences abroad.  Related program: NSLI-Y Interactive.  [sessions and schedule link]

Wednesday, November 18

2:00 pm EST (19:00 GMT)

The My Hero Project: Celebrating Heros in Classrooms - Mali Bickley. An Overview of the My Hero Project. [sessions and schedule link]

7:00 PM EST (00:00 GMT)

Proyecto internacional "Un Mundo de Juegos" - Profesora Cristina Velázquez
Presentación del Proyecto telecolaborativo internacional que tiene como eje la revalorización del juego tradicional como una actividad socializadora fundamental para el desarrollo Humano. [sessions and schedule link]

Thursday, November 19

5:00 am EST (10:00 GMT)

My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project: Global Online Collaboration in Action - Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs. This session will focus on the structure, content and benefits of the iEARN online web forum project - My Identity, Your Identity where students and teachers connect to learn about one another’s cultures. [sessions and schedule link]

7:00 AM EST (12:00 GMT)

Finding Solutions To Hunger, Poverty & Inequality -  Bridget Stout and Mary Brownell
Would you like your students to research and discuss the root causes of hunger and poverty in the world? If so, please join us to learn how to take meaningful action to help create a more just and sustainable world.  iEARN-USA and Kids Can Make a Difference have joined forces to help teachers and students have this important conversation with their peers around the world. This session will highlight some of the work that has been done and show you how you can get involved. [sessions and schedule link]

2:00 pm EST (19:00 GMT)

The My Hero Project: Teachers Resources to Support Your Projects - Mali Bickley. This workshop will take participants of a tour through the web site, the resources, how to register yourself and your class for this incredible project! [sessions and schedule link]