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4/25/2016 to 4/29/2016
When: Monday, April 25, 2016
Where: online
United States

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Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a weeklong convening of virtual and face to face events designed to celebrate leadership through global action in K20 education. GLW 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. During Global Leadership Week, partner organizations, companies, school districts and individual schools will design and host virtual events to showcase thought leadership. These events will be listed on a GLW calendar posted to our website.

The Global Education Conference Network is organizing GLW and hosting two  flagship events. One event will be a face-to-face networking Global Leadership Summit at Edmodo headquarters in Silicon Valley on April 25th followed by a virtual mini-conference,  Global Leadership Day,  on  April 26th.  During both convenings, high profile global education and ed tech leaders will participate in discussions within a high energy, engaging format. These events will be streamed and recorded for public consumption; the subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. All events will be free of charge to attendees.

Questions we plan to address through Global Leadership Week are:
  • 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?

Our 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.

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