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Your Name and Title: Janis Michael

School or Organization Name: Avoca West School

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: U.S. (Central Time Zone)

Language in Which You Will Present:English

Target Audience(s):Elementary and Middle-School Teachers

Short Session Description (one line):
Global Education is more than "odd practices" and "weird stuff"--it is an opportunity for students to discover the world through virtual exploration.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Too often we present the world to students through "odd practices" and "weird stuff." Make global education an opportunity for discovery for students through virtual exploration of commonalities and differences. Help students examine why we sometimes have different ways of living, instead of looking at differences as oddities to exclaim over.

The presenter is an NEA Foundation Fellow and a former member of the National Geographic Education Community Steering Committee as well as a National Geographic Certified Teacher. She will share a framework for making global education an integral part of all subject areas and a website that she developed during her participation in a month-long field school in Mongolia which exemplifies the use of the framework.

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Dear Janis, 

Thank you for submitting a GEC proposal! Here are a few suggestions for improving your submission. Making some changes may make your session more appealing to conference attendees. These are only suggestions.

1) You may want to eliminate the Ripley's Believe It or Not reference in your title and add something else instead. Ripley's is a cultural reference that may not be understood by everyone around the world.

2) You also might want to eliminate the phrase "Global Education is more than "odd practices" and "weird stuff". Most of our conference attendees believe in the power of global education and probably will not have to be convinced that there's more to it than "weird stuff".

3) You need to add the required tags as indicated in Step 9 of the call for proposals.


Lucy Gray

Conference Co-Chair


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