As part of our month of exploring global education here at Edudemic, we thought that mentioning a few upcoming conferences that focus on global education would be useful. There are a lot of different conferences out there that focus on education and happen to draw people from around the globe, but there seem to be just a small handful that actually address education on a global scale. And we think that talking about global competency, access to education, pedagogical methods, and standards are all important topics.(We went to one conference a few months back, you can read about it here).
But since we can’t step back in time to attend cool conferences that have already happened, let’s check out a few that are coming up in 2013.
This conference is is dedicated to preparing American students to be globally competent and ready for college. The two-day event connects educators, business leaders, policymakers and resource providers to share best practices, build partnerships and advance policies to ensure the next generation is ready to lead in an interconnected world.
We like it because it addresses the idea of global preparedness, and the idea that it is necessary at all levels of instruction, not just towards the end of the university years when the students are ready to get the boot out into the ‘real world’.
Themed “Engage the World,” the 2013 conference will feature presentations on educational practice from people who are shaping the world; will have 50+ workshops with get hands-on pedagogical techniques for teachers, by teachers; and highlight students talking about the global innovation age—and the education they need.
This organization hosts a whole bunch of events, a few of which we’ll look at below. According to their website, the conference ‘seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real–world problems. Through this event, it is our hope that attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world. Let us learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic opportunities within a global context!’
GEC Summit at ISTE
GEC is hosting a face to face meeting for educators interested in global collaboration at the ISTE Conference. This event will take place from 2-5 PM on Sunday, June 23 in the San Antonio Convention Center, Room TBD. The summit is designed to take advantage of having so many great educators assembled in one place for ISTE.
GEC Flat Classroom Workshop – Seven Steps To Global Collaboration
This 2-day flat classroom workshop will be led by JulieLindsay, co-founder and Director of Flat Classroom. Educators who want to transform their learning and embrace global collaboration in their curriculum are invited to join Julie for a unique professional development experience at International School of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas.