Global Education and Skills GESF Forum

Join Global Education & Skills #GESF Live Stream as Education Leaders Around the World Talk about Using Technology and Creativity to Reach Every Child

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you've seen my posts with pics of gold plated bathrooms that juxtapose against the harsh reality of an Afghani woman who went to school while under threat of death from the Taliban. The Global Education and Skills Forum is happening now.

“Education is worth dying for,”

she said to a spellbound and quiet crowd who then went on to give a resounding standing ovation to her parents, the brave impetus to her secret work to become educated.

We're in Dubai at the Global Education & Skills Forum with many world leaders (over 30 education ministers from different countries from China to Saudi Arabia and Iran.) It is quite an interesting mix of people here as Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the UK urged that

“Education should become a priority for the G8 because good education is a precondition for economic development.”

We'll hear from many more leaders today and much of it will be live streamed and shared over at Big Think and the Global Education and Skills Website.

You can't gold plate the education struggles that are happening worldwide as we all struggle to bring the education system into the 21st century and it is exciting to be part of this event with many other incredible speakers.

You can follow the #GESF hashtag or follow tweets from @GESForum or watch the live stream on the website.

The Global Education and Skills Forum is an incredible event for educators, political leaders, and those who want to help every child in the world receive an education.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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5 comments

Amy Roediger March 17, 2014 - 8:35 am

Are the texts of these speeches available anywhere?

coolcatteacher March 24, 2014 - 3:05 pm

I will look on their website to see but you could look there also. — Vicki Davis
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Amy Roediger March 24, 2014 - 8:29 pm

You don’t need to look for me . . . I was hoping that information was just available to participants . . .

coolcatteacher March 25, 2014 - 6:01 am

I hope so. They did so many things well. I know the recordings are there – I’m not sure they turned them into transcripts.

Elementary Professor March 19, 2014 - 10:24 am

I’d love to know if the speech texts are available anywhere as well.

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