As mentioned in my last post, one way to connect globally is to take part in the online Global Education Conference happening this week. Here is the Aussie time schedule (Hobart time of course).
As a volunteer at the conference, I get to go into the presentations and listen to some wonderful speakers. They all relate to something global and each session is recorded and archived here.
In a five hour period, I sat in on two different sessions:
Empowering Young Changemakers through Design Thinking
Mahika Halepete is the 15 year old presenter who has her own non profit organization called Ayana International. Check out this article about how she got started with social justice around the world. She also wrote and sang her own song called Walked Away. Just Google her name and you will be amazed at what she is doing.
KEYNOTE Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
Sylvia Martinez – Author, speaker, publisher
Another moderator was impressed with a session co run by my friend Anne Mirtschin from Hawkesdale in Victoria. It was about the world peace music project. Listen to the recording here and see if you agree.