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Below you will find our general announcement about our next event, Global Education Day. If you will be present at the International Society for Technology in Education conference, this may be of particularly interest. We hopefully will be live  streaming this event next Sunday, June 26th, on our YouTube channel as well. Follow all the action on Twitter using the hashtag #globaled16; our twitter handle is @GlobalEdCon

At Global Education Day, we will be announcing the Great Global Project Challenge, an initiative designed to coincide with an event we host in September called Global Collaboration Day. We are encouraging educators and organizations to design collaborative projects during the next three months and we will promote these on our GCD site and to the GEC community. Visit this web page for more details. On June 26th, we will also be announcing dates for our main Global Education Conference which takes place every November.

In other ISTE related news, GEC leadership team member Julie Lindsay is organizing the Global Collaboration PLN Welcome and the Global Learning Playground at ISTE as well. If you will be attending this conference, make sure to check out these events in order to grow your professional learning network.


The Global Education Conference Network, along with its leadership team and supporters, believes in the power of globally connected teaching and learning to change the world. The GEC Network annually presents engaging face-to-face and virtual opportunities for students, educators and organizations in order to foster professional development, improve educational outcomes, and increase global understanding and collaboration. ln addition to the virtual Global Education Conference which takes place every November, co-chairs Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon are the creators of Global Collaboration DayGlobal Leadership Week and the upcoming Global Education Day.

The fifth annual Global Education Day event takes place next Sunday, June 26th from 2 PM to 5 PM at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Globally minded educators, organizations and companies will convene to share innovative ideas and best practices during this three hour face-to-face meet up. Global Education Day is the perfect opportunity for educators and organizations to create authentic connections and partnerships enabling global action and increased empathy in classrooms throughout the world. There is no cost to attend Global Education Day; those seeking to attend the ISTE conference as well must be paid registrants for official ISTE activities. Travel is the responsibility of participants.

This participatory and interactive Global Education Day will feature inspirational ignite talks by noted educators and organizations, round-table discussions on related topics, and a global resource cool tools showdown in which the best resources for designing powerful global experiences for students will be shared. 

Featured ignite speakers include:

  • Nicky Bourgeois, the Wonderment

  • Tia Lendo, Google

  • Niccolina Clements Mangro, Edmodo

  • Michael Furdyck, TakingITGlobal

  • Jennifer Klein and Ross Wehner, World Leadership School

  • Jim Knight, TES

  • Chelsea Waite, Digital Promise Global

  • Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Global Oneness Project

  • David Young, VIF International Education

The full agenda can be viewed here. 

Additionally, on Global Education Day, the Global Education Conference Network will  announce  the Great Global Project Challenge. The Challenge will encourage educators to design global projects to be implemented in schools around the world during the 2016-2017 school year. These projects will kick off in September during Global Collaboration Day.

A limited number of seats for Global Education Day are available to those who will be in the Denver area on June 26th. For registration and additional details, visit this Eventbrite page. Additionally, remote participants can follow all the global education action via the GEC’s YouTube channel and on Twitter using the hashtag #globaled16. 

Global Education Day is made possible by innovative organizations committed to our mission. Many thanks to EdmodoGoogle for EducationTESVIF International Education, and the Wonderment for supporting this endeavor.  

Additional press and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Steve Hargadon at


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