Global Project Highlight - Get Involved!

Are you interested in getting your students blogging? What to connect them with a global audience? Well, the Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge may be for you! The challenge, that has been going since 2008, runs 10 weeks and starts on October 10th. According to the site: The Student Blogging Challenge is about embracing all of the benefits of blogging — from learning digital writing skills, and digital citizenship, to developing an authentic audience and connecting with others around the globe.

The Global Goals

Part of the hope of the ISTE Global PLN is to bring awareness to the Sustainable Development Goals. One way educators can become involved and learn more about the SDGs and how they can introduce them to their students is to join the World’s Largest Lesson. The World’s Largest Lesson introduces the SDGs to children and young people everywhere and unites them in action. Microsoft also offers a free online course, Teaching Sustainable Development Goals.

Opportunity for Global Collaboration - EveryWorld Initiative

An opportunity for classrooms around the world to connect with each other using Know My World’s unique philosophy of digital exchanges. Teachers selected for this opportunity will work with a Know My World facilitator and a teacher from another part of the world. As a team, they will create an educational experience in which students from two different countries have the opportunity to engage in a fun and informative project. At the end of this experience, teachers will receive a professional development certificate of completion, and the tools to continually manage their own digital exchanges in the future. Applications due: Friday September 21st!

Global Collaboration Week!

The Global Education Conference is hosting Global Collaboration Week. Sept 17-24th.

During Global Collaboration Week, experienced global educators and other professionals will host connective projects and events and invite public participation. The primary goals of this week-long event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources, projects, and networks that are available to educators today.

Global Maker Day

Learn, share, and play with makers around the world on Global Maker Day coming October 23, 2018!

Check out globalmakerday.com for more info

Digital Tools for Global Collaboration


More of a platform for collaboration, Empatico empowers teachers and students to explore the world through experiences that spark curiosity, kindness, and empathy. They combine live video with activities designed to foster meaningful connections among students ages 7-11. Some of the activities they offer include: Local Landmarks - Students gather cultural, historical, and geographical information about a local landmark in your community, and share with their partner class; Everyday Energy- Students learn about different types of energy and discuss their your partner classroom how students around the world use energy at school and at home; Weather out the Window - Students learn how different communities respond to weather challenges and how weather affects our experience of the world.

Call for Presenters!

Are you a global collaborator doing awesome things in education? Or an organization empowering students and teachers to connect and share their voices globally? If so, we would love for you to share with us and be a presenter for the ISTE Global Collaboration Network and share your knowledge with the world! Please fill out the form below and we will be in contact!

Meet the #ISTEGLOBAL PLN Leadership Team! 2018-19

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Upcoming EDU Conferences

Generation Study Abroad Symposium
September 17-18, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland

EducationUSA Africa Regional Forum
September 18-20, 2018 in Kampala, Uganda

Higher Education Partnership Conference
September 25-27, 2018 in Cartagena, Colombia

NACAC 74th National Conference
September 27-29, 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT

African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) Annual Conference
October 3-5, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya

AMPEI XXVI Annual Conference
Internationalization as a driving force of the SDGs
October 3-5, 2018 in Hidalgo, Mexico

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 32nd Annual Conference
October 6-8, 2018 in Atlanta, GA

AIEC 2018
October 9-12, 2018 in Sydney, Australia

2018 Baden-Wurttemberg Seminar
October 20-27, 2018 in Konstanz, Germany

IUPUI 2018 Assessment Institute
October 22-23, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN

9th International Russian Higher Education Conference
Universities in Search of a Valance between New and Familiar Goals
October 24–25, 2018 in Moscow, Russia

Fulbright Association Annual Conference
November 1-4, 2018 in Puebla Mexico

Executive Forum for Leading Internationalization
November 1, 2018, in Washington, DC

CIEE Annual Conference
November 7-10, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain

IAU 2018 International Conference
November 13-15, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo 2018
November 16-18, 2018 in New Orleans, LA

QS-Apple 2018
Future Universities in the Asia-Pacific: The Changing Face of Higher Education
November 21-23, 2018 in Seoul, Korea

The Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association (ANZSSA) 2018

Authentic Partnerships for Quality Outcomes
December 2-5 2018 in Melbourne, Australia

ISANA International Education Association Conference
Educate and Collaborate: Inclusive Practices to Enable International Students
December 4-7, 2018 in Sydney, Australia

Click here for more conferences coming up in October!