Take Part in Global Leadership Week: April 25-29, 2016
Posted by: Amanda Zeligs
How can student, educator, and organizational leaders promote global understanding and action? Increased awareness of the need to develop globally competent students and teachers will be raised during Global Leadership Week this April. Edmodo is excited to participate in upcoming GLW events and we encourage members of the Edmodo community to get involved as well. Share your ideas here for rallying Edmodo users in this topic.
Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a weeklong celebration of leadership through global action in K-12 education taking place April 25-29, 2016. GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders at all levels to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.
During Global Leadership Week, leaders in schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations will design and host virtual events to showcase thought leadership. Use digital tools at your disposal (Skype, Twitter, Hangouts, etc) to host conversations, interviews, book discussions or any other activity that will promote global action through leadership. The global education community at large can choose to participate in these online activities by browsing event listings on the GLW website. More ideas and directions are listed here.
During GLW, our friends at the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network will be hosting two major events. The Global Leadership Summit is an invitational, face-to-face convening at Edmodo’s headquarters here in San Mateo, California on April 25th. Says Manish Kothari, GM of Institutions at Edmodo, “Millions of educators from around the world share best practices, learn from one another, and discover resources that are relevant for them on Edmodo – we are proud to support the Global Leadership Summit, whose objective is very germane to fostering collaboration for the global education ecosystem.” This will be a very special opportunity to bring together edtech and global education leaders for heightened conversations around global competence.
Confirmed panelists and moderators for the Global Leadership Summit at Edmodo include:
- Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist, Google
- Betsy Corcoran, CEO, EdSurge
- Tony Jackson, Vice President for Education, The Asia Society
- Amy Lin, Co-Founder, Blendspace
- Jennifer Russell, Director of Education, iEARN-USA
- Vibhu Mittal, CEO, Edmodo
- Dana Mortenson, Executive Director, World Savvy
- Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director, Global Oneness Project
- Brandon Wiley, President, GlobalEdLeader
- Esther Wojcicki, Educator, Palo Alto High School
- David Young, CEO, VIF International Education
Additionally, the GEC is producing the Global Leadership Day virtual conference on April 26th which will feature thought leaders at all levels. These events will be streamed and recorded for the public; subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. All events will be free of charge to attendees.
Here’s how you can get involved with Global Leadership Week:
- Virtually watch the Global Leadership Summit at Edmodo’s headquarters on Monday, April 25 from 4 PM – 7 PM PST (UTC-7). The summit itself is an invite-only event, but will be streamed.
- Design and host a virtual event yourself focused on global education leadership during the week of April 25th. We will post your event on our website’s calendar.
- Listen to presentations online and interact with various global education thought leaders on Global Leadership Day, Tuesday, April 26 from noon – 4 PM PST (UTC-7). Event tracks will be: State/National/International Leadership, District Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Classroom Leadership, Teacher Education, Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership.
This event is brought to you by people and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected learning. GLW is organized by the Global Education Conference Network, Flat Connections, GlobalEdLeader, Global Oneness Project, iEARN-USA, the Learning Revolution Project, World Savvy and VIF International Education. Sponsors include VIF International Education, Edmodo, Google, TES, the Wonderment, iEARN-USA, the Global Campaign for Education – US Chapter, and Otus.