This week, in celebration of International Education week, the Roots & Shoots team is presenting at the Global Edcuation Conference!
The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. Last year’s conference featured 340 general sessions and 18 keynote addresses from all over the world with over 10,000 participant logins. To attend this year's conference and to be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please join this network.
This free, online conference starts Monday, November 12 and runs around the clock for five days. All sessions take place in Blackboard Collaborate webinar rooms linked from the conference web site. No registration is required but we do encourage you to join this network for email updates and to connect with presenters and participants.
Our presentation, Putting Service on the Map is being streamed live online at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012.
Learn to increase the quality of classroom service learning through the process of community mapping and the development of one, focused service learning campaign. The first step in developing a campaign is one of the most important and most forgotten—a Community Mapping Assessment. Community Mapping is the process of surveying the different aspects of the community around you and noting what is working well, what needs support, what resources are available and how to address a true need. Attendees of this workshop will learn to guide students through mapping the resources and needs around their community in order to address a true and relevant need.
STEP 1: Go to the SESSIONS AND SCHEDULE PAGE.
STEP 2:Select your time zone and click on its corresponding blue link to the left of the locations listed.
STEP 3:The conference schedule should load on this page and you should be able to see all sessions in YOUR time zone. To quickly locate a session, search the page by using Control+F (Command+F on a Mac).
TIP: The schedule is in a Google Calendar. You can add events to your calendar or subscribe to the entire calendar by clicking on the button in the lower righthand corner.
STEP 4: Open up a session calendar entry and click on a blue SESSION link.
STEP 5: You should arrive at a purple Blackboard Collaborate page. Enter your name and login. Blackboard Collaborate will take a bit of time to launch. You will see the Blackboard Collaborate environment shortly.
Note that you may have to download a small java applet to run Blackboard Collaborate. We can provide some help in our conference lounge:http://goo.gl/1AnnL. More technical support is available here:
If you want more basic information and links to suggested sessions, please download our conference guide: 2012GECGuide.pdf