Country Day Gets Global Recognition

We are pleased to announce that Country Day School is presenting three sessions this week at the third annual Global Education Conference. This is an online international conference bringing together educators and innovators from around the world.

This is a great honor for our faculty to be included as presenters at this conference. But it is particularly noteworthy to have three of our Middle School students presenting. Out of 417 presentations by educators from all over the world, only 12 student presentations were accepted! (The other students speaking are from the US, Russia, Taiwan and Egypt.) The Country Day presentations are:

  • Celebrating Diversity-International Day of Peace; 8th grade students Jackson Gillette, Lawrence Hamilton and Collin Thomas – 3pm EST Wednesday
  • Apps Galore: Top Tools for Global Collaboration; Faculty presenters – Fran Siracusa, Jennifer Williams and Ruth Metka – 7am EST Thursday
  • The Connected Middle School Student: Fostering Global Collaborations through International Projects; Faculty presenters – Jennifer Williams, Fran Siracusa and Ted Gillette – 1pm EST Friday

It is being held Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16, 2012 (Saturday, November 17th in some time zones). The entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate platform and will include the iEARN worldwide annual conference in conjunction with this event.

This conference is, of course, targeted towards educators, students and administrators, however, if you are curious, please check out the conference site, look for some familiar names and listen in!

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