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2017-18 Florida Connected Global Education Conference

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*Friday, March 9th: Informal gathering at Swamp Restaurant 6:30 p.m. *(each person responsible for paying their own bill)

Saturday, March 10th:   8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.  at the Florida Museum of Natural History

8:00-8:30      Registration – Coffee

8:30-8:45     Welcome Remarks

8:45-9:15    Global Competence in the Classroom-  Maria Eugenia Zelaya, Eastside High School, Gainesville, FL

9:15-9:45    A Telecollaboration Project- Student Discussion on the Myths and Realities of the Immigration Debate-  Emmanuel Alvarado, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

9:45-11:15      Workshop by Baba Wagué Diakité

Baba Wagué Diakité was born in Bamako, Mali in West Africa.  His mother gave him her father’s name of “Wagué”, which means “A Man of Trust”.  He moved to Portland Oregon in 1985. He has written and illustrated several children’s books, for which he has won many awards.   Click here for a full bio on Baba Wagué Diakité.

See some of Baba Wagué Diakité’s books here:

11:15- 12:15    Light Lunch Provided/Networking

12:15- 12:45   Developing Empathy and Literacy through Global  Children’s Books-  Karen Pharis, Sanford Middle School, Sanford, FL

12:45- 1:15   A Personal Experience:  The Lost Boys of Sudan- Jacob Atem, Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization  

1:15-1:45    The Connected Dance Challenge- Sue Blythe, Florida Earth Charter Initiative

1:45-2:15   Creating Student Engagement Globally through Teletandem Opportunities- Michelle Freas, Santa Fe Community College

2:15-2:30    Resource Sharing     

2:30- 3:30    Closing Reflection/Door Prizes-  Florida Global Educator Network, Mary Risner, University of Florida