Participants welcome for Global Collaboration Day

Radford University's School for Teacher Education and Leadership (STEL) is inviting all university faculty members to participate in Global Collaboration Day, an online worldwide conference on Sept. 17.

Radford University faculty will participate together through three online sessions in Heth 045. Faculty members will have time before and after the conference to discuss global teacher education.

The conference runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The schedule includes:

10:30 a.m. – Conversation – Globalizing Teacher Education at Radford University

11 a.m. – What does it mean to be a global learner?

Noon – Video Use for Connecting Internationally

1 p.m. – Mystery Skype

2 p.m. – Conversation - What have we learned? What can we do?

The purpose of Global Collaboration Day is to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world. It also aims to introduce others to the tools, resources, projects and networks that are available to educators today.

"We invite others in the university to join us because these online conference sessions are rich with ideas for helping educators at all levels bring the world to their classrooms and their classrooms to the world," said STEL Associate Professor Patti Talbot. "We hope that many of our colleagues and our students will take advantage of this opportunity to learn and network with us on this day in the common space and time that we have designated."

Participants are encouraged to pack a lunch and participate in all portions of the conference. Desserts will be provided.

The conference will take place worldwide for a 24-hour period. Participants may log on and join in a space and time that works for them, Talbot said.

To RSVP or learn more about the conference, contact Talbot at

Sep 7, 2015