Global Education Leaders Take Action During Global Leadership Week

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The GEC Network presents Global Leadership Week (GLW), a celebration of leadership through global action in K-12 education. This online series of free education events 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.

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The Global Education Conference Network is honored to present Global Leadership Week (GLW), a weeklong celebration of leadership through global action in K-12 education. This online series of education events will take place April 25-29, 2016. GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.

Global Leadership Week is brought to you by innovative educators and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected learning. Leading global education organizations organizing Global Leadership Week include the Global Education Conference Network, Flat Connections, GlobalEdLeader, Global Oneness Project, iEARN-USA, the Learning Revolution Project, World Savvy and VIF International Education. Global education industry leaders VIF International Education, Edmodo, Google, TES, the Wonderment, iEARN-USA, the Global Campaign for Education - US Chapter, and Otus make Global Leadership accessible to all through their generous sponsorship.

During Global Leadership Week, innovators in schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations will host virtual events to showcase thought leadership. The global education community at large can elect to participate in these online activities by browsing event listings on the GLW website. A variety of events are available including webinars, book discussions, Twitter chats and other informational sessions. Participating organizations include CUE Inc., European Schoolnet, Glenbrook North High School (IL), Arlington Collegiate High School (TX), the Longview Foundation, GeoGebra Institute of eSchool Keral, Radford University, the Global Oneness Project, IREX, AFS-USA, CoSN, the Wonderment, Loudoun County Public Schools (VA), the Asia Society, and the Global Education Innovation Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

During GLW, the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network itself will host two major events, the Global Leadership Summit and Global Leadership Day. The Global Leadership Summit is s face-to-face convening at Edmodo’s headquarters in San Mateo, California on April 25th. This event will be streamed online for the public.

Confirmed Summit panelists for the Global Leadership Summit include:
Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist, Google
Betsy Corcoran, CEO, EdSurge
Maggie Front, Teacher, Mill Valley Middle School
Tony Jackson, Vice President for Education, The Asia Society
Paul Johnson, Superintendent, Mill Valley School District
Anna Lazzarini, Administrator, Mill Valley Middle School
Amy Lin, Co-Founder, Blendspace
Jennifer Russell, Director of Education, iEARN-USA
Vibhu Mittal, CEO, Edmodo
Nance Miller, Teacher, Mill Valley Middle School
Dana Mortenson, Executive Director, World Savvy
Rod Septka, Teacher, Mill Valley Middle School
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 featuring thought leaders at all levels. These events will take place online; subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. Keynote speakers for this online conference are Dr. Fernando Reimers of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Gavin Dykes of Education Fast Forward. Invited presenters include students, teachers, school administrators, non-profit and higher education leaders from around the globe.

To find out more about Global Leadership Week and to access online activities, please visit the Global Leadership Week website at http://www.globaledleadership.com. Follow conversations on Twitter via hashtag #globaled16 the Global Education Conference Network (@globaledcon).

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