Occupy the world: 2011 Global Education Conference

I am really looking forward to the second annual Global Education Conference next week (Nov. 14-18). Organized by teacher/networker extraordinare, Steve Hargadon, it represents what is becoming the new normal in professional development for teachers: use of social media for self-selected, self-directed, on-time professional learning.

According to its press release, 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.Through this event, it is our hope that attendees will challenges themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world. Let us learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic opportunities within a global context!

Did I mention that the free, online conference is open to teachers AND students?  Sessions will be held in multiple time zones and multiple languages. Opportunities such as this are what my TLN colleagues and I referenced and envisioned in our book, Teaching 2030, when we discussed transformed learning ecologies for students and teachers.

For more information or to register, visit the Ning.

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