iEARN & GEC – historic free online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world

This year the eighteenth annual iEARN International Conference and youth Summit will be held in conjunction with the third annual Global Education Conference, during International Education Week (November 12-17, 2012)

The conference seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real–world problems.

General sessions trands will focus on teachers, students, curriculum, policies, professional development and leadership. Keynote speakers for this year’s conference are numerous and include Tony Wagner of Harvard, Andrew Revkin of the New York Times, Dale Dougherty of Make Magazine, and social media expert Beth Kanter. The conference will reprise its virtual film exhibition and feature thework of Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and his Global Oneness Project.

These educational events are free of charge to all participants and will beheld completely online in Blackboard Collaborate virtual rooms. Sessions are scheduled around the clock over the course of five days to accommodate multiple time zones (Romania). Follow the event on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and spread the word about this extraordinary free event. The conference hashtag onTwitter is #globaled12

iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is a global network of over 50,000 educators and 2 million students across 130 countries working collaboratively on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world. For more about iEARN, see 2012 will be the first time that iEARN is hosting its Annual Conference and Youth Summit virtually.

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.

Last year’s Global Conference featured 340 general sessions and 18 keznote addresses from al over the world with over 10000 participant logins. Sessions were held in multiple time zones and multiple languages over the five days, and are currently archived as a standing educational resource.2010 conference sessions are also available here

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