The Sun Never Sets: Connected Education Around The World (Ed Gragert, Lucy Gray, Vicki Davis, Julie Lindsay, Anne Mirtschin, Steve Hargadon [mod])
A panel and open discussion about global connected education trends and how connected educators around the world can help each other improve practice, with panelists Ed Gragert, Lucy Gray, Vicki Davis, Julie Lindsay, and Anne Mirtschin, Steve Hargadon moderating.
Vicki Davis is a teacher and the IT director atWestwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia. Vicki co-created five award winning international wiki-centric projects, the Flat Classroom® | Project, the NetGenEd™ Project, which was formerly the Horizon project, the Eracism Project™, A Week in the Life Elementary Flat Classroom® Project and Digiteen™ with teacher Julie Lindsay, currently in Bejing. She is... Read More →
Dr. Edwin H. Gragert is Executive Director of iEARN-USA. Since 1988, iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) has pioneered the educational use of innovative communications technology and teacher professional development to facilitate on-line collaborative project-based learning in elementary and secondary schools in 130 other countries worldwide. Approximately two million students are working daily on collaborative projects through iEARN. | | He served as the Executive... Read More →
After spending nearly 20 years in classrooms, Lucy is currently an independent education consultant, working with a variety of institutions on 21st century learning initiatives. Her career began as an elementary teacher in the Chicago Public School system and more recently, she has served in various capacities related to educational technology at the University of Chicago's Laboratory Schools, Urban Education Institute and Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education. | | In... Read More →
Conference-related Passions: |
Grass-roots Participation |
Appreciative Inquiry |
Open Source Software |
Web 2.0 |
Learning 2.0 |
The Future of Education |
I created the Classroom 2.0 social network, am host of the Future of Education interview series, and co-chair the annual Global Education and Library 2.0 worldwide conferences. I pioneered the use of social networking in education, particularly for professional development. I blog... Read More →
Director, Learning Confluence
Global educator, Leader, Innovator. Director, Learning Confluence and Founder Flat Connections Projects and Flat Connections Live Events Inc. Passionate about connecting educators and learners of all ages globally for collaboration and co-creation and to make the world a better place through cultural understanding.
Hi, I am Anne Mirtschin a teacher at Hawkesdale P12 College, in country western Victoria, Australia. This is a small, rural school of 250 students and approximately 30 staff. The majority of students come to school on a bus and are culturally and geographically isolated. There is no mobile phone service at the school or where I live. I enjoy teaching and innovating with the use of technology and have been fortunate to win awards for the work I do. As I married a local farmer, I have... Read More →
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