The mission of the Florida Connected Conference is to raise global awareness among Educators in Florida. To accomplish this mission, conference organizers aim to gather innovative educators from around the state to speak about teaching global citizenship in today’s classrooms.
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Tentative Agenda for 2018-19
Friday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m.
Informal gathering at the Swamp Restaurant near campus to meet other conference attendees. (Each individual is responsible for their own meal expenses.)
Saturday, March 9th from 9:00-4:00
Overview: What is Global Education?
Panel: Integrating Global Children’s/Young Adult Books
Author Keynote: Susan Hood
Stories from around the world enrich our lives and encourage empathy. However, researching these stories presents special challenges for authors, educators and students alike. How do you uncover the truth in a world driven by the internet, social media, fake news and too much (mis)information? Discussing her latest books (Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay; Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World; Lifeboat 12; and her upcoming title Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team), Susan Hood will talk about digging deep to unearth facts and weed out mistakes. She’ll offer practical tips, tools, and techniques for educators along with strategies students can use to go beyond Google in their own research and writing.
Global Opportunities for Educators
Light Lunch Provided
Globalizing Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Teaching Latin America
Panel: Integrating Virtual Exchange in Your Classroom