August 7, 2015
Contact: Steve Hargadon
The Global Education
+1 916-899-1400

The Global Education Conference Launches New Online Event
for Students, Educators & Organizations
Asheville, NC: Students, teachers, and organizations will join together online to celebrate
and demonstrate global collaboration on September 17, 2015. On Global Collaboration Day,
educators and professionals from around the world will host connective projects and events
and invite public participation.
The primary goals of this 24-hour, worldwide event are to:
• demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of
informal learning and universities around the world
• introduce others to the collaborative tools, resources and projects that are available to
educators today
• focus attention on the need for developing globally competent students and teachers
throughout the world
This 24-hour event will take place on September 17 in participant time zones. Classrooms,
schools, and organizations will design and host engaging online activities for others to join.
Events will range from mystery location calls to professional development events to
interviews with experts. All events will be collated in an online calendar viewable in
participants’ individual time zones. Participants will be connected on Twitter via the hashtag
Global Collaboration Day is a project of the Global Education Conference Network, a free
online virtual conference that takes place every November during International Education
Week. GCD, along with Global Education Day at the annual ISTE conference, are events
designed to connect educators and keep global conversations going year round. Lucy Gray,
co-chair of the Global Education Conference and co-organizer or Global Collaboration Day,
says, “We believe in the power of connected learners... let's show others what globally

connected learning looks like on September 17th!”. Julie Lindsay, Director of Flat
Connections shares that, “Global collaboration that leads to intercultural understanding and
co-creation of solutions to problems is essential in the modern learning landscape and
something all education leaders should be part of.”
Partner organizations for Global Collaboration Day include AFS-USA, Edmodo, Education
Beyond Borders, Flat Connections, Global Campaign for Education - US Chapter,
GlobalEdLeader, the Global Education Conference Leadership Team, iEARN-USA, the
Learning Revolution, LINEglobal, TakingITGlobal, Tools at School, and VIF International
For more information about Global Collaboration Day, please visit our main web site. A
digital flyer is also available for distribution.
About the Global Education Conference: The Global Education Conference is a
collaborative, inclusive, worldwide community initiative involving students, educators, and
organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting
classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational
access for all. Please join this community to participate in its main event, the 6th annual
Global Education Conference on November 16-19, 2015.
Related Links:
Education Beyond Borders
Flat Connections
Global Campaign for Education - US Chapter
Global Collaboration Day
Global Collaboration Day Digital Flyer
The Global Education Conference
The Learning Revolution
Tools at School
VIF International Education