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Global Learning Lightning Talk

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Listen and learn : Multi-presentation

Saturday, December 5, 9:15–10:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Mohamed Abdel-Kader  
Margret Atkinson  
Dr. shahinaz bashir  
Ava-Gaye Blackford  
Leticia Citizen  
Sean Forde  
Dr. Michael Harvey  
Dr. Kaylah Holland  
Anne Mirtschin  
Dr. Leigh Zeitz  

These inspirational talks about innovation in education focus on knowledge, learning and evidence-based practices that work. Presenters will share stories, concepts and ideas on important issues that impact teaching and learning.

1. Best Tools for Global Collaboration, F. Margret Atkinson, University View Academy; Shahinaz Bashir, Shagra University; Ava-Gaye Blackford, Eastlawn Elementary; Sean Forde, Chadwick International, South Korea; Michael Harvey, Marborough College, Malaysia; Kaylah Holland, BreakFree Education, Go Teach Be Love; Anne Mirtschin, Hawkesdale P12 College
2. Linking Global Learning With Social Emotional Skills Through Virtual Exchange, Mohamed Abdel-Kader, The Aspen Institute
3. Secrets to Making Global Collaboration Projects Work for You, Leigh Zeitz, University Of Northern Iowa
4. Stamp Your Passport: Spark Curiosity with Global Collaborations, Leticia Citizen, Hawthorne School

Influencer Disclosure: This session includes a presenter that indicated a “material connection” to a brand that includes a personal, family or employment relationship, or a financial relationship. See individual speaker menu for disclosure information.


Mohamed Abdel-Kader, The Aspen Institute
Margret Atkinson, University View Academy
Dr. shahinaz bashir, University of Khartoum
Ava-Gaye Blackford, Eastlawn Elementary
Leticia Citizen, Samsung
Sean Forde, Chadwick International, South Korea
Dr. Michael Harvey, Marlborough Boys College

I am a New Zealand science educator based in Malaysia. I am a MIEExpert, Flipgrid Global ambassador, Wakelet Ambassador, Apple Teacher, and Level 2 Google Educator. I am also the ISTE global PLN event chair and am involved in the Kakuma refugee project along with the SDG lab schools in Tanzania. My educational research interests are the use of digital animations to enhance student understanding of complex abstract scientific concepts and linking this to cognitive psychology along with connecting educators and learners globally.

Dr. Kaylah Holland, BreakFree Education, Go Teach Be Love

Dr. Holland is passionate about empowering educators through professional development, one on one coaching, and innovative lesson design. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Instructional Design and Technology with extensive research in active learning environments. She has spent years empowering educators and championing student-centered classrooms. She is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator and an eLearning collegiate professor. Through her work with BreakFree Education and her nonprofit, Go Teach Be Love, Dr. Holland is empowering local educators in under-resourced areas to foster innovative and sustainable educational environments.

Anne Mirtschin, Hawkesdale P12 College

ne Mirtschin is a multi-award winning teacher (includes the ISTE Making IT Happen award). She teaches Digital Technology and Business Studies at Hawkesdale P12 College, Australia. She is passionate about rural and global education, immersing technology into the classroom and loves collaborating and learning online. Technology and an amazing global PLN has enabled her to make the world her classroom. Anne is the co-Australasian Chair for the Global Education Conference, a Skype Master Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator, a Flat Connections Lead teacher and a Co-Communications Chair for ISTE Global Collaboration PLN.

Dr. Leigh Zeitz, University Of Northern Iowa

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