Global Leadership week takes place this week online – why not join in?

What is Global Leadership week?

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place April 25 – 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders (and those who want to be!) to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.

What happens during Global Leadership Week?

During Global Leadership Week, leaders in schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations have designed and will be hosting over 25 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 calendarAll events are free of charge to attend.

Major events during Global Leadership Week

First is the Global Leadership Summit on Monday, April 25than invitational, face-to-face convening at Edmodo’s headquarters in San Mateo, California on Monday, April 25th, from 4 PM – 7 PM PDT (UTC-7). You can watch this event virtually – join the GEC Network to be sent the links to watch.

Second is the Global Leadership Day virtual mini-conference on Tuesday, April 26th which will feature thought leaders at all levels. The conference is only online, and sessions will be streamed and recorded for the public; subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. These series of presentations, interviews, and panels will highlight leadership practices from a range of experts, and will take place between 12:00 – 4:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time. Topics include: State/National/International Leadership, District Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Classroom Leadership, Teacher Education, Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership. Again, join the GEC Network to be sent the links to watch.

What questions will be addressed in Global Education week?

  • What is global competence, why is it important, and how does this concept fit into existing
    education priorities?
  • How does equity fit into the global education puzzle? 
  • What does it mean to be a global-ready school?
  • How do we prepare students and teachers to be global-ready?
  • How does a school or district foster empathy and other soft skills within its community?
  • How can we heighten awareness about the importance of the global education movement?

What is the goal of Global Education Week?

The goals are to elevate the global education dialogue and to focus attention on the urgent need for developing global awareness and competency in students and teachers. We plan to provide resources and inspiration for student leaders, teacher leaders, school leaders, district leaders and state/national/international leaders to further develop global goals within systems.

How to participate during Global Education Week?

You can participate actively in these events by posting comments and ideas to Twitter using the hashtag #globaled16. Global Leadership Week discussions are also being hosted in a new Edmodo feature called Topics. You’ll need a free Edmodo account to participate and we encourage you to respond to the prompts on this page: Also, feel free to add yourself to the participant map.

What happens if I miss some parts of Global Education Week?

Recordings will become available as sessions finish. Within a few days we will also upload YouTube recordings to the Global Education Conference YouTube channel. Visit this page to listen to the recordings: 

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