Get Involved with Global Leadership Week 2018

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a weeklong convening of virtual and face to face events designed to celebrate leadership through global action in K20 education. It will take place March 19–23, 2018. GLW is an opportunity for education leaders to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.

GLW is designed for students, teachers, teacher educators, non-profit personnel and those in the corporate world. We seek to empower leaders in these communities. During Global Leadership Week, partner organizations, companies, school districts and individual schools will design and host virtual events to showcase thought leadership on global education. These events will be listed on a GLW calendar posted to our website. Our event hashtag is #globaled18 and you can follow conversations about GLW on Twitter.

Below are several ways you can actively participate…

1. Host a Global Leadership Week Virtual or In Person Event

During Global Leadership Week, partner organizations, companies, school districts and individual schools will design and host their own virtual events to showcase thought leadership. Existing events are also welcomed. These events will be listed on the GLW calendar posted to our website. Submit your activity at any time and we’ll promote it.

2. Participate in Global Leadership Week Events Hosted By Partner Organizations

During Global Leadership Week, other groups who support global education leadership will be hosting virtual events. Specific directions and the full event calendar are located on our website.

Monday, March 19–8 PM ET (GMT-5)

Teaching and Learning Online with SPICE: Global Competence, Global Perspectives

This webinar introduces three Stanford-designed online courses for high school students in the United States that leverage digital learning to develop global competence and diverse perspectives. The focus is driven by the following essential question: how do we cultivate global citizens through digital learning? Our objectives are to introduce teachers and students to innovative online courses — the Reischauer Scholars Program, Sejong Korean Scholars Program, and China Scholars Program — that connect high school students in the United States to content on Japan, Korea, and China, respectively.

Monday, March 19–8 PM ET (GMT-5)

Using EdTech to Foster Global Competence & Citizenship — #EdTechChat

#Edtechchat is a weekly Twitter chat discussing all things education technology related. This chat will discuss using edtech to foster global competency with guest moderator Lucy Gray @elemenous.

Wednesday, March 21–10 AM ET (GMT-5)

Multilingual Multicultural Multimedia: Globally Connected Mobile Learning Projects

This presentation showcases our international collaborations developing multilingual and multicultural multimedia project using mobile devices in teacher education; offers creative strategies for producing mobile apps with youth and developing educational app integrating world languages and 21st century skills; provides the results of participatory action research project among pre-service teachers; describes participants’ reactions and experiences with new technologies and showcases their multimedia projects and digital stories. By collaborating with educators and students in Azerbaijan and in the US, we conducted an action research study and co-developed research-based multilingual app that promotes world literature, history, and culture. In conclusion, we explore how the use of educational apps and handheld devices in global education combines knowledge, reflection, and action; promotes global literacies; and prepares the new generation to be responsible members of a multicultural, global society.

Wednesday, March 21–7 PM ET (GMT-5)

Know My World BeingGlobal Project

Know My World would like to know how different classrooms are leading the conversation of Global Competence in different cultures and countries. The Know My World BeingGlobal project is a collective contribution of statements and artwork from classrooms around the globe that answers the prompt: What does it mean to be a member of the global community? Contribute to our collective, view the video release of the classroom responses, talk about it on Twitter #knowmyworld on March 21st at 7pm EST.

Thursday, March 22–2 PM ET (GMT-5)

MY HERO — Teaching Heroism using Digital Media

Explore with the MY HERO Team ways that you can increase global understanding, encourage cross-cultural awareness, and develop skills in digital media production in the theme of heroism. This workshop is for teachers and students! Register for this gototraining session and you will receive a link to join the session.

Thursday, March 22–8 PM ET (GMT-5)

#GlobalEdChat on Teacher Leadership in Global Education

This is an interactive, online chat open to anyone around the world who would like to discuss Global Leadership. Hosted by the Center for Global Education at the Asia Society, it will be led by the NEA Foundation and the Global Education Conference Network (GlobalEd Events). Log in to Twitter and then type #Globaledchat into the search box. Click on latest and then join the conversation!

3. Attend the Global Leadership Summit at the ASCD Empower18 Conference

We are co-hosting a face-to-face summit with ASCD. This special networking event will take place on March 23, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Paid registration is required and space is limited. We are nearly sold out, so register soon!

4. Watch the Global Leadership Summit Online and Access Resources

A live stream of portions of our Summit will be available on our Facebook page. Additionally, the public can join the Global Leadership Summit Participate portal to find resources for this event.

This is our third annual Global Leadership Summit and you can view previous Summit recordings below.

Many thanks to our sponsors: ASCD, Participate, QFI, and TakingITGlobal



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