KDSL Global Founder Kevin Simpson is a new member of the Global Education Conference (GEC) Leadership Team.
“I’d like to welcome another new member of the GEC Leadership Team, Kevin Simpson. Kevin is an education consultant who splits his time between Chicago and Dubai. I first met him in 2012 when I gave a talk at Karen Blumberg’s TEDxNYED event.”
Co-founder and Co-Chair
The Global Education Conference Network is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Our activities are designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. The event is free and takes place entirely online.
Check out upcoming and future global education events for educators and school around the world.
- Global Collaboration Day https://tackk.com/gcd2017
- Global Education Fair http://www.globaledfair.com/
- Global Education Conference https://www.smore.com/x0ncv-2017-globaledcon-call-for-proposals
To get to know GEC Leadership team members further, here is a list of associated Twitter accounts that you can follow: https://twitter.com/globaledcon/lists/gec-leadership-team-2017/members
To join and for more information on the Global Education Conference Network please visit
Global Collaboration Day is a series of online events taking place on or around September 21, 2017, depending on your time zone. Register here to receive the full schedule of Global Collaboration Day events. If you want to HOST an event for Global Collaboration Day, follow the directions on our website.
Students, teachers, and organizations will get online to celebrate global collaboration on September 21st, 2017, as back-to-school season begins in the northern hemisphere.
On this day (and beyond), experienced global educators and other professionals will host connective projects and events and invite public participation. The primary goals of this whole day event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources, projects, and networks that are available to educators today.
Here’s an update on what’s going on in the Global Education Conference Network during Global Leadership Week (April 24-28)! Considering finding a way to participate!
The purpose of Global Leadership Week is to:
contribute to current dialogue regarding globally connected teaching and learning
educate education leaders about international education programs and resources
call attention to the need and importance of fostering global competency in today’s students and teachers
People can participate by designing and hosting their own virtual event, by attending GLW events including the Global Education Fair, and or by attending our in-person summit. More here: http://www.globaledleadership.com/overview.html
Individuals and partner organizations who plan on hosting their own GLW events should post these to our main GLW calendar so that people can make decisions around participating. These activities do not need to be complicated and can tie into existing programs and plans within your organization. Once you’ve developed your event, please register it as soon as possible on our calendar using the form that is provided on our host an event page. Use GLW to promote your work in the global education space!
Here are a few of the awesome offerings so far and more will soon be posted:
The Global Online Academy is hosting an online multi-day student-led conference
WorldVuze has scheduled a webinar to give an overview of their platform
Know My World is hosting their third in a series of five webinars this spring
Jennifer Williams is hosting two Twitter chats; one is around teaching the SDGs and another is focused on the arts for social good
Loudon County Schools is hosting a slow Twitter chat over the course of the week
Regarding the Global Education Fair, we think it is really a good idea to connect global ready teachers with the wonderful organizations and programs that are part of the GEC through this new event. However, we’re waiting a few more days to see if we can gauge more interest from organizations. We may cancel this event and reschedule it to coincide with Global Collaboration Day in September which may give people more time to prepare accordingly. We’ll make an announcement about this either way in the next couple of days. Make sure to follow the hashtag #globaled17 on Twitter to see our latest news!
Lucy Gray & Steve Hargadon
The Global Education Conference