Connect to the World on September 15th

A project brought to you by the Global Education Conference

Join us on September 15th!

Host an Event!

Students, teachers, and organizations will get online to celebrate global collaboration on September 15th, 2016, 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.

The Global Education Conference Network believes in the power of connected, globally competent learners of all ages.....let's show others what connected learning looks like around the clock on September 15th!

Join an Event!

Students, educators, non-profit organizations and for-profit entities are encouraged to host ONE online event on Global Collaboration Day. Hosts will design and organize one activity or project that will do any of the following:

  • introduce teachers and their students to the potential and excitement of global project-based learning
  • educate fellow teachers about various connective and collaborative tools and resources
  • call attention to the need and importance of fostering global competency in students AND teachers

Keep it simple! Suggested activities and tools are listed here. All events will be posted on an online calendar for participants to browse.

Make It Count!

Educators are encouraged to connect to at least one event listed on our calendar on September 15th in their timezone of choice. Events will be scheduled throughout the entire day. You can connect on your own or connect with your classroom depending on your preferences,  level of connectivity access, and the event description itself.

Activities will include ones such as book chats, mystery location calls, interviews with experts, etc. There will be a calendar of events in YOUR time zone (scroll to the bottom of this page and select your time zone) as well as a directory of events posted on our website. Browse these resources and choose one activity that sounds interesting and of value.

IMPORTANT: Note that each host will have specific details and tech requirements, so you will need to consult with the host directly if you have questions.

Registration on our website is not required, but you may need to register with the host, depending on their event specifications. Read descriptions carefully in our event calendar!

Let's see how many participating classrooms, schools and organizations are connecting globally on September 15th!  We will list your organization on our site when you fill out this form.

If you are planning on attending a virtual event, make sure you add yourself, your school or institution to our participant map, too.

NEW for 2016!
Join the Great Global Project Challenge

Note: This is a new initiative related to Global Collaboration Day.

Between now and October 1, 2016, global educators will design collaborative projects in which other students and teachers may participate during the course of the 2016-2017 school year. The objective is to create and present as many globally connective projects for students and educators as possible. Let’s see how many we can develop and how many teacher and students we can engage in globally connected learning opportunities!

On September 15th, as part of our main Global Collaboration Day efforts, participating project designers will host an online event introducing their project in order to attract and engage other educators from around the world. This is an optional requirement for the Great Global Project Challenge, but we hope project designers will take advantage of this opportunity to publicize their projects.

VIF International Education will be providing a special prize to the best project to be developed by classroom teachers for this challenge. Details will be available on our main site soon. All are welcome to submit projects, but classroom teachers ONLY will be eligible for the GGPC Prize.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Many thanks to the people and organizations that make this event possible. Please visit the sites of our outreach partners and the following sponsors. If your organization has significant reach and can help get the word out to others, get listed as a partner by emailing Lucy Gray.