Becoming Global Changemakers – #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on March 17

Becoming global changemakers participants

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Announcing the TweetMeet of March 17

By connecting our students globally, we provide them with hands-on opportunities to experience other peoples’ cultures, stories, languages, diverse living circumstances, opinions and many other aspects of each other’s lives.

While students engage and collaborate in global projects aimed at a common goal, their mutual understanding increases. At the same time, they learn to reflect on differences and similarities as they gain a better sense of inclusion and empathy. Students can then undertake local or wider-scale initiatives that have actual impact.

Global projects are increasingly becoming a part of today’s educators’ toolboxes, requiring different mindsets and preparations.

With all this in mind, we welcome you to a 75-minute TweetMeet on Tuesday, March 17 at 10am PDT about the topic Becoming Global Changemakers.

We have five discussion questions lined up this month, allowing 14 minutes of discussion time each:

PDT # #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet question timings
10:00am Event begins

Welcome. Please introduce yourself. Use #MSFTEduChat and #TweetMeetEN or #TweetMeetXX for non-English languages

10:04 1

What does it mean to be a global changemaker?

10:18 2

Why should educators engage students into becoming global changemakers?

10:32 3

Which global projects inspire you and your students the most? Share stories.

10:46 4

What rewards and challenges come with being a global changemaker?

11:00 5

Which resources and tools should be in any global changemaker’s toolkit?

11:15 Event closes

Participant Survey and announcing the next event.


Even if you’re in class at event time, busy doing other things or asleep – no problem! All educators are most welcome to join any time after the event. Simply look at the questions and respond to these at a day and time that suit you best.

You can also schedule your tweets in advance. In that case, be sure to include the entire question in your tweet and always mention the hashtag #MSFTEduChat so that everyone knows to which question in which conversation you are responding.


SuperWakelet: resources on Becoming Global Changemakers, curated by this month’s hosts

Wakelet is a useful web service to bookmark, curate and annotate resources, images, tweets and other content.

We’ve invited our hosts to share and carefully annotate their favorite Becoming Global Changemakers resources and introduce their resource collections with a Flipgrid video.

Note how each host has chosen a different angle for their Wakelet. Find all of these resources in our new Becoming Global Changemakers SuperWakelet, live-embedded here:


Flipgrid topic for March 17

Our TweetMeet hosts have exciting stories to tell about this month’s topic. Be inspired with the new Flipgrid topic for March 17: flipgrid.com/ec0d986b


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Introducing our hosts

Please meet our hosts for this month’s TweetMeet.

Presenting our hosts animated GIF

After going through weeks of preparation for this TweetMeet, they are thrilled to engage with you on their favorite topic: Becoming Global Changemakers.


List of host names and their profiles

Check out all the hosts, consider following them and engage with their tweets: https://twitter.com/i/lists/1230475075532529664/members

Abhilasha Singh @AbhilashaTochi (Principal at Shining Star International School, Abu Dhabi; UN4MUNTrainer, TeachSDGs Ambassador, SDGforChildren, marathon runner, TAGs School, Climate Action Project – Abu Dhabi, United Arabic Emirates)

Bhavna Mathew @MathewBhavna (Primary Years Programme, English Support Facilitator at Pathways World School, Aravali; MIE Trainer, Certified Flipgrid Educator and TeachSDGs Ambassador – Gurgaon, India)

Branka Ranisavljević @ranisavljevicb (Math and computer science teacher, Karlovacka Gimnazija; “Best teacher of Ex-Yu”, awarded eTwinner, professional teacher trainer, MIE, activist for SDG goals  – Novi Sad, Serbia)

Connie Rensink @rensink_connie (Professional Development Manager at iEARN-USA, SDGs advocate, passionately supporting educators and systems to integrate global perspectives and competencies – New York NY, USA)

David López @dalopevi (Primary school teacher at San José Marist School. Passionate about educational innovation, technology and flipped learning – Logroño, Spain)

Dawn Jones @DawnJonesICT (Curriculum trainer at Fife Council Local Authority, MIE Expert and Trainer at E2 2019-TeamUK, passionate about influencing positive, inclusive digital change; building a level playing field for all – Scotland, UK)

Donna Guerin @dlguerin1 (Middle school teacher, SDG Global Goals Ambassador, SDGWomen, IC Global Impact School Facilitator, Innovation Lab Schools Ambassador. I love all SDGs and making global connections – Castle Rock CO, USA)

Jack Leon @jackleon (First-year social studies teacher – Duval County Public Schools, DCPS Innovative Educator, MIE, Flipgrid Certified Expert 2, Teams-a-holic, teaching at an arts-dedicated middle school – Jacksonville FL, USA)

Julie Fletcher @JulFletch (Head of ICT and Digital Coordinator at Ysgol Y Strade.
MIE Expert, MCE, MIE Trainer and ‘Changemaker’ at E2 2019 with Team UK. Passionate about driving forward digital transformation – Llanelli, Wales, UK)

Kirsten Thompson @iamKirstenT (Digital Practice Adviser, University of Leeds, Special Forces, Innovation Lab Schools by TAG. Passionate about education, accessibility, global learning, and TeachSDGs – Leeds, UK)

Laura Davies @lc_davies (Fifth-grade teacher at Evergreen Elementary School, MIE Expert. Passionate about place-based education and amplifying student voice. Providing opportunities to connect with other students – Wrangell AK, USA)

María José Giavedoni @mariajosegiaved (MIE Expert, Skype Master Teacher, and guest speaker. I have a degree in ESL, ICT and Socio-educative Studies – Capitán Bermudez, Argentina)

Minna Suikkari @Minna_Su (Teacher-librarian, MIE Expert and Trainer, Skype Master Teacher, MEC, NCCE Tech Savvy Librarian. Open Educational Resources advocate, futurist with optimistic outlook on global solutions leveraging tech – Jyväskylä, Finland)

Morgen Larsen @TechSavvyLib (Teacher-librarian, MIE Expert and Trainer, Skype Master Teacher, MEC, NCCE Tech Savvy Librarian. Open Educational Resources advocate, futurist with optimistic outlook on global solutions leveraging tech – Spokane WA, USA)

Nomusa Keninda @MusaKeninda (eLearning specialist and the founder of Mpumalanga ICT Club. Motivational speaker for positive personal branding – Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, South Africa)

Rola Tibshirani @rolat (Passionate educator at learning with and from students. NatGeo Certified, Rotman Think Mentor, and HP Teaching Fellow – Ottawa ON, Canada)

Sara Abou Afach @susa_af (PhD in Education, MCT, MCE, MIE Expert and Trainer, ICT coordinator. Extreme advocate for personal professional development – Beirut, Lebanon)

Stormy Daniels @MsDanielsStormy (Educator – El Paso ISD, MIE Expert and Trainer, Skype Master Teacher. Passionate about opportunities for global learners to work together towards solutions to Global Goals – El Paso TX, USA)


Welcoming TweetMeet newcomers

Do you know someone who’s new to the TweetMeets? Our TweetMeet Ultimate Wakelet collection is especially created for newcomers, so please share it with friends and colleagues who might be interested to join


Why join the #MSFTEduChat TweetMeets?

TweetMeets are monthly recurring Twitter conversations about themes relevant to educators, facilitated by Microsoft Education. The purpose of these events is to help professionals in education to learn collaboratively and inspire their students while they are preparing for their future. The TweetMeets also nurture personal learning networks among educators from across the globe.


When and how can I join?

Join us Tuesday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. PDT on Twitter using the hashtags #Changemakers, #MSFTEduChat, and #MicrosoftEDU.

If you tweet in English, add #TweetMeetEN. The other language hashtags we use this month are #TweetMeetAR (Arabic), #TweetMeetES (Spanish), #TweetMeetSR (Serbian), and #TweetMeetCY (Welsh).

This month, the US is switching to daylight saving time, while other parts of the world switch later or don’t switch at all. Be sure to double-check your own local event time. You can find the event time for 215 countries with this time zone announcer.

Our next recommendation is to set up Twitter dashboard TweetDeck and add columns for the hashtags and for your favorite hosts. If you are new to TweetDeck, then check out this brief TweetDeck tutorial by Marjolein Hoekstra.

When a tweet appears that you want to respond to, press the retweet button and type your comments.

Additional tips are offered in this animated GIF that you’re most welcome to share with newcomers:

TweetMeet Tips animated GIF


Got questions about the #MSFTEduChat TweetMeets?

Please connect with TweetMeet organizer Marjolein Hoekstra @TweetMeet on Twitter if you have any questions about the TweetMeets or about what it takes to be a host on a future event.

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