Sunday, November 18, 2012

Update from Jeremy

Global Truce 2012 has been a fantastic success and I want to thank everyone who has been a part of it.

The results of our collective efforts have not only set a marker of where we are today, but have also helped us identify what we need to do to reach the ultimate goal of institutionalising Peace Day. We are grateful to McKinsey & Company for helping us with the analysis of these results.

The Peace One Day 2012 Report has found that all our activities combined reached an estimated 280 million people globally – 4% of the world’s population! This benchmark year has created a solid foundation that will support us in informing 3 billion people about Peace Day by 2016. We are excited to be able to share a summary of the 2012 Report with you. Please click on the following link to view it: . I hope you find this summary interesting. We will be working to build on these results, making Peace Day 2013 an even greater success.

The theme for 2013 is “Who Will You Make Peace With?” and we look forward to getting in touch with you in the New Year to share more information about the campaign.

2012 was also an incredible year for Peace One Day’s Music Celebrations. I thought you’d like to know that we have released a Global Truce 2012 iTunes album with some beautiful music. Please click on the following link to view the album, available online:

Making Peace Day known globally will be everyone’s legacy. By working together, we can create peace one day. Thank you again for your support and we look forward to working with you in 2013. In peace Jeremy Jeremy Gilley Founder of Peace One Day MUSIC AND PEACE ONE DAU

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

International Education Week, Nov 12-16

   Today, November 12th, marks the start of International Education Week 2012 (12th to 16th November). Launched over a decade ago, this annual initiative is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the role of education in furthering peace and intercultural cooperation. I would like to encourage you to join Peace One Day in marking this week. Check out Peace One Day’s Education Resources for ideas and a great lesson plan on inter-cultural cooperation.

I will be marking the week by Skyping with a classroom in Spain and speaking at the opening event of the student-centred Global Issues Network Summit in Switzerland. I will also be keynoting the 2012 Global Education Conference at 16:00 GMT on Wednesday 14 November. This is a free, five day, online conference involving students, educators, and organisations at all levels. From wherever you are in the world, you can choose your time zone and watch any part of the conference here.

I would also like to remind you about Skype for Peace, an innovative crowd-funding platform that supports Peace One Day’s aim to make the Global Education Resource freely available to every classroom worldwide; individuals’ contributions will go directly towards realising this goal.

The final day for donations is November 27th – Giving Tuesday. Any donation is greatly appreciated and for more information please check out this short film. Visit to donate.

Many thanks for all your wonderful support.

Warm regards,

In peace,
Jeremy Gilley

Remember that every session was recorded, and is archived on our web site along with sessions from our 2010 and 2011 conferences. Please make sure to re-visit this treasure trove of material. Below are direct links to our keynotes and to innovation strand presentations. We would love to read some reflections on the event and encourage you to respond to this thread in our discussion forum. You can also leave feedback for conference presenters by leaving comments on their original proposals.

We are deeply indebted to the many keynotes, presenters, and volunteers who took time to bring the 2012 Global Education Conference to life. We appreciate the time, expertise and incredible enthusiasm for all things global that you exhibited during International Education Week.

Steve and I also want to send a shoutout to our partners and sponsors. Without their support, our work would not be possible. We hope that GEC members will reciprocate by learning more about work conducted by iEARN,, BrainPOP, the American Federation of Teachers, Hewlett-Packard, Intel Education, and the International Baccalaureate. We are also grateful to EdSurge for organizing and publicizing our new Innovation Perspectives sponsored by Cisco.

For those who will be attending the 2013 International Society for Technology in Education Conference in June, we will be holding another face-to-face summit on Sunday, June 23rd in San Antonio, Texas, USA. . Stay tuned for further announcements on this. If you’d like to participate in the planning process for this event, please visit our community and join this group.

Additionally, if you want to get involved with next year’s conference, please join any of our 2013 community groups: 2013 Partners, 2013 Presenters, and 2013 International Advisory Board. Don’t forget that we also have continuing conversations, including requests for project partners, in our community discussion forum on our main web site. We also are experimenting with a new Google+ commmunity and we’d love to see you in that space as well.

Again, many thanks to you all. See you online soon!

Lucy Gray, Conference Co-Chair
Steve Hargadon, Conference Co-Chair’s Innovation Perspectives

Keynote Recordings

Tony Wagner
Seymour Simon / Liz Nealon
Dana Mortenson
Ilona Dougherty
Karen Cator
Bobbi Kurshan
Hela Nafti
Hussa and Hassa Blake
Andrew Revkin
Jenny Buccos
Chua Chor Huat
Bronwyn Stuckey & Sasha Barab
Doris Wu
Narcis Vives
Jeremy Gilley
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Beth Kanter
Randy Weingarten
Mary Clisbee
William Kist
Dan Russell
Michael Trucano
Larry Johnson
Dale Dougherty
Gavin Dykes
Ed Gragert
Visit The Global Education Conference Network at:

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Shinnyo-en features Oklahoma 9/21 efforts at website

The Shinnyo-en Foundation has supported the Casady Service-Learning Program and YAC efforts advocating caring communities through kindness and service since 2006.

We have received a summer training, Six Billion Paths to Peace and Be the Peace reflective cards, inspirational visitors on International Day of Peace (9/21/2010 and 2011), and thousands of Six Billion Paths to Peace t-shirts, distributed at Casady and at the annual celebration of the International Day of Peace at Oklahoma City University.

This year the foundation has honored our 9/21/2012 efforts by featuring our Oklahoma City International Day of Peace 2012 story in an article that connects our efforts to Blake School's and the International Day of Peace events promoted in California by Youth Community Service at Palo Alto High School and Gunn High School. See article @

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