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Your Name and Title:  Mr Michael Graffin (@mgraffin)

Organization Name:  The Global Classroom Project

Co-Presenter Name(s): Various members of the #globalclassroom community

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Perth, Western Australia (GMT+8) , with teacher members from Greece, Nepal, South Africa, Taiwan and India. We also hope to include students from a South African member school.

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): K-12 Teachers, ICT Integrators, School Librarians

Short Session Description (one line): Join us as we explore the origins, history, projects, and learning experiences which define The Global Classroom Project; a grassroots global education community connecting and empowering teachers and students worldwide.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

The Global Classroom Project was envisaged as an online community where teachers and students could connect, share, learn and collaborate on a global stage. Over the course of the past two years, this vision has been brought to life by a team of dedicated educators around the world.

In the course of 2011-12, we hosted over 15 major global projects, and saw our education network grow to include over 300 teachers, and several thousand students. Our project blog and wiki have become vibrant spaces for sharing teachers’ global projects, and our Facebook and Skype groups have proved to be extremely valuable spaces for teachers to connect, and build global friendships.

This presentation will host several major project announcements, including the official launch of Global Classroom 2012-13

We hope you will join us as we explore the stories, projects, and learning opportunities which have made this project a transforming influence in the lives of hundreds of teachers, and thousands of students around the world.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

The Global Classroom Project Blog
Global Classroom 2011-12 Wiki
Global Classroom 2012-13 Wiki

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My limited involvement so far in this project has been brilliant so I will be really interested in seeing what the new school year brings!

Thanks Julia! We are really excited to have you on board for 2012-13 :) 

Looks great!

Hi Michael,

Have just read your description of your group and the vision. Love it! Will now check out the websites, and probably join up. Just what I"ve been looking for!


Jo Corrigan

Canberra, Australia

Thanks Jo! We'd love to get more Aussies on board. 

i have joined the room,thanks.As  my first experience i just like to be a viewer only! i wish i could      have some opportunity to render all possible help of my friends and me in your endeavor.

Thanks mate :)

Looking forward to it!

Can't make the session due to time zones...but promise to listen to the recording!  Thank you! @verenanz


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