Global Education Academy
Learn from leading researchers and practitioners from around the world. Engage in dynamic and relevant professional development. Network with educators across all contexts.
School and district leaders
Community service organizations
Be a part of the GEA community
View thought-provoking conversations with cutting-edge thinkers. Engage with education innovators around the world.
Mission & Vision
The Global Education Academy offers professional development, with options to stack toward graduate credit. Learn from global leading theorists, innovators, and practitioners. Network and collaborate with peers from around the world. Our professional development platform offers unique access to interviews, lectures, and presentations by leading thinkers as well as the perspectives of practitioners.
- We design our materials for busy educators and leaders to learn and grow.
- Build your own learning path that meets your goals by choosing topics and issues that are relevant to your practice.
- The flexible, stackable model allows you to engagewith other curious and passionate educators whenconvenient.
- Every learning context is different, so we make sure that you have the creative and critical space to explore and apply theory and innovation to your own environment.
Two levels of engagement:
- Are you seeking credit to apply toward re-licensure requirements or possibly toward an eventual degree?
- Or would you prefer to learn for your own enrichment without the need to earn recognition?
Engage: Complete Independent Micro-Learning Experiences
Activate: Earn Stackable Micro-Learning Credentials
Ready to start your summer learning journey?
Earn IMLEs or SMLCs for the KU SOEHS Virtual Summer Conference 2021
To obtain an IMLE for participating in the Virtual Summer Conference, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive instructions on completing a very brief accountability assignment for which you will receive confirmation of your IMLE for that session.
To earn three Stackable Micro-Learning Credentials and stack these for one hour of graduate credit, participants will be required to attend at least three of the four live sessions of the conference (or watch the recordings of the sessions), view all additional videos and other supplemental materials posted on the conference materials web page, and complete the coursework assignments for three SMLCs posted in the conference course in Canvas.
Apply to become a non-degree seeking student at KU
To earn credit you will need to be accepted first as a non-degree-seeking student at the University of Kansas.
Submit an application
Enroll for the Fall 2021 Semester
For one graduate credit hour for the 2021 Virtual Summer Conference:
- $30 application fee to become a non-degree-seeking student
- $50 for a package of three SMLCs (normally $150)
- $100 for KU micro-credential tuition
The reduced tuition of $100 for one credit of micro-credential tuition is only available for students who are non-degree-seeking. Students who have already matriculated into degree programs would need to pay the normal tuition rate for one credit hour.
Disclaimers: You must complete all assignments for a passing grade by the supervising faculty member in order to qualify for credit. Please check with your school district to verify whether IMLE or SMLC will be recognized for professional development points.
No, the conference is free. The $50 GEA SMLC fee and the $100 KU Micro-credential tuition provide the student access to assignments, feedback on the assignments, and graduate credit.
Yes, but they would need to pay the normal tuition rate for the credit hour.
Midnight Sunday, October 17, 2021
The assignments will include reflective writing, responses to the conference content, responses to related readings, and the creation of lesson plans, teaching materials, or other demonstrations of content learned.
No. An attendee could decide at any time during the summer or fall to participate in this program. To earn three SMLBs, however, the participant would need to attend at least three of the four live sessions of the conference (or watch recordings of the sessions). In addition, participants need to pay attention to KU enrollment deadlines, to avoid paying late fees.)
Yes, a student could complete all of the steps outlined above in the summer, including enrolling in EDC 698 and completing all of the assignments by the end of July to get credit for the summer term. However, the student would have to pay a late fee to the registrar as the deadline for summer enrollment without a late fee has already passed. (There are no late fees for GEA registration.)
Pilot SMLC on Personalizable Learning
Be a part of something new and become an inaugural member of the 2021 Micro-Learning Credential launch as the Global Education Academy explores the topic of personalizable learning. Expert guides include Distinguished Professors Yong Zhao and Michael Wehmeyer, co-authors of Teaching Students to Become Student Learners (2020). Participants will have free access to this content, launched summer 2021.
The GEA offers consulting to districts and educational organizations on designing and implementing professional development.
Global Education Academy Staff
The Global Education Academy is supported in part by a gift from the Williamson Family Foundation.