Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a weeklong celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education. 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. This event is taking place April 25-29, 2016.
During Global Leadership Week, leaders in schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations will design and host virtual events to showcase thought leadership. The global education community at large can choose to participate in these online activities by browsing event listings on the GLW website.
The Global Education Conference (GEC) Network will be hosting two major events during GLW. The Global Leadership Summit is an invitational, face-to-face convening at Edmodo’s headquarters 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.”
Confirmed panelists 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
Vibhu Mittal, CEO, Edmodo
Dana Mortenson, Executive Director, World Savvy
Jennifer Russell, Director of Education, iEARN-USA
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 two events will be streamed and recorded for the public; subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. There is no cost to virtually attend any of these events.
The education public can actively participate in any of the following ways:
-Virtually watch our face-to-face international networking event at Edmodo’s headquarters on Monday, April 25 from 4 PM – 7 PM PST (UTC-7). The summit itself is an invite-only event.
-Listen to presentations online and engage 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.
-Design and host a virtual event focused on global education leadership during the week of April 25th.
-Attend any of the aforementioned virtual events hosted by participating schools and organizations.
This event is brought to public audiences 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, and VIF International Education. Patrons of this event include VIF International Education, Google, Edmodo, TES, the Wonderment, iEARN-USA, the Global Campaign for Education – US Chapter, and Otus.