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):
An example of how to foster discovery about a nation that offers a unique set of challenges and examples for students.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
The exploration of Mongolian geopolitical reality, energy needs, and culture offers educators an opportunity to see how we can work across subject areas to allow students to link their community needs and issues to those in other places. This session offers the website as a case study in fostering student empowerment, knowledge, and curiosity through global education.

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. 

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

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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

Just an FYI, revisions to submitted proposals are due by November 10, 2019. Please review our mission and make sure your proposal aligns to our global mission: Email me when you are ready to have me review your proposal again at

Thank you,

Lucy Gray

Conference Co-Chair

Edits to your proposal need to be made by Wednesday, November 10th at 12 PM Noon CST or UTC/GMT-5 if you still would like to be considered for this conference. After this date and time, we will not be accepting any further proposals for the 2019 conference. Email Lucy Gray at when you are ready for your proposal to be reviewed again.  


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