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Your Name and Title: Jennifer Russell, Program Coordinator

School, Library, or Organization Name:  iEARN-USA

Co-Presenter Name(s): NSLI-Y student alumni (TBD)

Country from Which You Will Present: U.S.

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators, students, etc.):  High School Students and High School Teachers

Short Session Description (one line): Using Technology to Tell the Study Abroad Story & Share the Impact of Exchange

Full Session Description (one paragraph minimum):

How do you tell others about your life changing experience abroad in a meaningful way? How do you create an engaging story that impacts your friends, family, and community?


In this session, students who have studied abroad with the NSLI-Y language scholarship program will share how they recorded their experiences while living abroad. Students will elaborate on their use of technology, including blogs, videos, and social media, to tell friends and family from home about their study abroad experience. The session will focus on how to craft a message and share deeper reflections to spread the impact of the exchange experience.


The purpose of this session is:

  • For teachers - to guide youth in storytelling to share the impact and benefits of cultural exchange with home and host community.
  • For youth – to use technology to create powerful stories that communicate the value and importance of global education.
  • To communicate the benefits of the cultural immersion experience as a study abroad student.
  • To promote scholarship opportunities for U.S. high school students to study abroad.

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iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit 2012 Session Acceptance

Thank you so much for your session proposal for the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit!  We're please to let you know that your submission has been accepted! Your proposal is now in the "iEARN accepted proposals" list on the website. Here are some important tasks for you.

1.  Because we have sessions being presented from all different time zones, as a speaker you actually schedule your own session time at http:// http://iearn.youcanbook.me. This allows you to see the available slots and to pick something that works within your time zone, work schedule, or other constraints. We're quite proud of how this works, as it is one of the benefits of a virtual conference, but if you should fun into any difficulties finding a time that works for you, email me directly (dmidness@us.iearn.org).

We encourage you to do this quickly, as proposals are being reviewed in the order in which they were submitted, so your priority for selecting a session time depends on you scheduling right away. When you do select you time, be sure that the scheduling system has the correct time zone for you!
To schedule your session, you should open http://www.globaleducationconference.comto your presentation proposal (you can do a search on your name to find it, or click on "My Page" in the top menu and then click on the "discussion" link on the left side to find it). Open the session booking link from above in another tab. You will find it easiest to copy the information from one to the other rather than re-type it.  Once completed, you will receive an email confirmation of your booking.

2. As a presenter, you need to make sure you are a member of the iEARN conference "presenters group" on the network website. Most of our announcements to speakers will be sent to the members of this group, so as not to email all site members. Join the group (or check to make sure you're already a member) athttp://www.globaleducationconference.com/group/iearn-2012-conferenc....

3. Presenters are responsible for knowing how to use Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).  We will have a cadre of volunteers on hand during the conference to help with any issues, but you need to go through the moderator training for Collaborate if you are not a seasoned user. There will be a variety of training resources at the GEC Collaborate website, and we email the speakers group in some weeks alerting you to actual live training sessions.

Again, we are so delighted to have you participating in the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit.  Thank you!

iEARN Conference Planning Committee

Hi Jennifer,

I changed this to the Youth Summit Accepted proopals.  Please you this link to book your time http://iearnyouth.youcanbook.me



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