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The Global Collaborator Meetup

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 11/12/13

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Education Consultant
Actionable Innovations Global
Lucy Gray is the co-founder of Actionable Innovations Global (formerly known as the Global Education Conference Network), a 28,000-member community of practice focused on connecting educators and organizations worldwide. She has worked in public and independent schools for over 20 years, serving as a classroom teacher, computer science teacher, technology coach, and director of educational technology. Lucy is also currently an educational innovation consultant working with schools, organizations, and corporations She is the proud recipient of ISTE’s Making It Happen award and the Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator distinctions.
Founder & CEO
Alefiya Master is the Founder & CEO of award-winning app development program, MAD-learn. She believes that enabling students to have passion-driven career choices should be a key focus for schools. It’s not often that you find a millennial, woman, minority, educator turned entrepreneur who has founded and grown two EdTech companies that now impact over 40,000 students in 30 states and 5 countries. She knows the critical role of education in workforce development, the need to have ALL kids learn to think & create for themselves, and be exposed to technology creation, not just consumption.
Director of Partnerships & Engagement
Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
Before joining CILC as the Director of Partnerships and Engagement, Mitchell held a variety of leadership positions within departments of learning in art, history, and university museums. In these roles, she supervised the design of multiple Distance Learning studios as well as the development of the supporting virtual programming and training of affiliated staff. Allyson has presented in a series of national and international conferences to discuss the implications of integrating distance learning in museums. She actively published scholarship on this topic; most recently acting as co-author and contributing artist of the book 'Museums & Interactive Virtual Learning.'
Professional Learning Consultant and Professor
Dr. Julene Reed Consulting
Dr. Julene Reed is an international consultant, presenter, researcher, instructional designer, instructional coach, and education author with over twenty–five years of experience in education. Julene holds a doctorate in educational leadership with a focus on global education. She is an adjunct professor at Lamar Univ., Abilene Christian Univ. Dallas, and Arizona State Univ. Julene has conducted education events with Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots in Tanzania and Polar Bears International in Canada. Julene has authored educational content for Apple, Google, and Microsoft. She has implemented education events in Malawi, Australia, New Zealand, Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan, and the UN in Paris.

Session description

This meetup is a networking event for educators interested in creating opportunities for global collaboration in their schools. Discover high-quality teaching resources, learn how to incorporate edtech tools into your global collaboration efforts, and build the professional learning network necessary for bringing your international project to life.

Purpose & objective

This meetup is a networking event for educators interested in creating opportunities for global collaboration in their schools. Connect with others who share your passions and interests and discover inspirational projects and high-quality teaching resources. Learn how to incorporate ed tech tools into your global collaboration efforts and build the professional learning network necessary for bringing your international project to life.

Global collaboration is an essential element of educational innovation. Our current pandemic has clearly demonstrated how international cooperation and information sharing are vital to our planet. Our event will help educators access the tools, resources, and programs that will help them foster global competence in their students and colleagues.

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10:00 - 10:10 Opening Remarks
10:10 - 10:25 First three ignite talks
10:25 - 10:45 Roundtable Discussion - Round 1
11:00 - 11:15 Next three ignite talks
11:15 - 11:35 Roundtable Discussion - Round 2
11:35 - 12:00 Global Resources/Tools Show and Tell

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Supporting research

Education for international understanding and global competence

Educating for Global Competence:
Learning Redefined for an Interconnected World

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Session specifications

Global collaboration
Grade level:
Skill level:
Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
ISTE Standards:
For Coaches:
Connected Learner
  • Actively participate in professional learning networks to enhance coaching practice and keep current with emerging technology and innovations in pedagogy and the learning sciences.
For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.