Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Global Leadership Week Continues - Join Us for the Virtual Conference Today!


Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this week, April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. Today is "Global Leadership Day," our virtual 4-hour online mini-conference (go here directly for the schedule and to enter sessions). More detail on the conference below our report on yesterday...

GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders (and those who want to be!) to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age. Yesterday we held our face-to-face "Summit" at Edmodo’s headquarters in San Mateo, California, with three truly-informative panel discussions. If you care about globally-connected and -focused education, you will definitely want to watch the recording here (skip to 18:10 to start; permanent link).



Also, all this week, leaders in schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations have designed and will be hosting 30 virtual events to showcase leadership in global education. The global education community at large can choose to participate in these online activities by browsing event listings on the GLW calendarAll events are free of charge to attend.

Today is the Global Leadership Day virtual mini-conferencewhich will feature thought-leaders at all educational leadership levels. The conference is only online, and sessions will be streamed and recorded for the public; subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. These series of presentations, interviews, and panels will highlight leadership practices from a range of experts, and starts with an early keynote at 10:30am US-Pacific Daylight time, and then continues from 12:30 - 4:00 pm US-PDT. Topics include: State/National/International Leadership, District Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Classroom Leadership, Teacher Education, Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership. Click here to see the schedule, with links to attend, in your own time zone.

Keynotes and presenters at the virtual conference include: Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Gavin Dykes, Education Fast Forward; Katharine Robinson, Assistant Director for Curriculum, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill; Emily M. Schell, Ed.D., Executive Director, California International Studies Project; Ann Michaelsen, Administrator, Sandvika High School Norway; Barry S. Kramer, Ph.D., iEARN Global Learning Circles Coordinator; William Gaudelli + Sandra Schmidt, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Global Competence Certificate Program; Grace Lau, Global Nomads Group; Dr. Valerie H. Bridges, Associate Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools; Emily McCarren, Academy Principal, Punahou School; Jennifer D. Klein, Educational Consultant and Founder, Principled Learning Strategies; Dr. Eunhee Jung, Founder + Executive Director, IVECA International Virtual Schooling; Jamie Steckar, Head of School, THINK Global School; Mike Hourahine, Head of Technology + Strategic Outreach, THINK Global School; Dr. Margaret Riel, Center for Collaborative Action Research; Michael Furdyk, Co-founder + Director of Innovation, Taking, ITGlobal for Educators; Amy Spittler Shaffer, Creative Director, The Wonderment; Will Houghteling, North America Managing Director, Minerva Schools at KGI; Sammy Lyon, Environmental Service Learning Coordinator, Environmental Charter Schools + Carolyn Lam, Vanesa Iniguez, Ogechi Hubert, Kayla Johnson, Tyra Toler, Environmental Charter High School Students; Environmental Charter Schools; Michele Aoki and Noah Zeichner, Seattle Public Schools; Julie Lindsay, Founder and CEO, Flat Connections; Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director, World Savvy; Shane Dabor, Student, Minerva Schools at KGI, Class of 2019; Lara Bach, Student, Minerva Schools at KGI, Class of 2019; Ann Mirtschin, Hawkesdale College; Ana Sophia Acosta, President, Student Tech Team, Marymount School of New York; Eunice Daudu, Student Technology Conference Co-Coordinator, Marymount School of New York; Gaby Palines, Student Technology Conferenece Co-Coordinator, Marymount School of New York; and Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director, Global Oneness Project.

You can participate actively in any or all of the Global Leadership Week events by posting comments and ideas to Twitter using the hashtag #globaled16. Global Leadership Week discussions are also being hosted in a new Edmodo feature called Topics. You’ll need a free Edmodo account to participate and we encourage you to respond to the prompts on this page: https://www.edmodo.com/topics/609/2016-Global-Leadership-Week. Also, feel free to add yourself to the participant map.

Global Leadership Week is brought to you by people and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning. GLW is organized by the Global Education Conference Network, Flat Connections, GlobalEdLeader, Global Oneness Project, iEARN-USA, the Learning Revolution Project, VIF International Education, and World Savvy.

Please take time to visit our sponsors’ websites and learn more about how they support globally-connected teaching and learning: VIF International Education, Edmodo, Google, TES, The Wonderment, iEARN-USA, the Global Campaign for Education - US Chapter, and Otus.

See you online!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Global Leadership Week Next Week - Join Us Virtually for the Summit, the Conference, and Any of the Hosted Sessions!


Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders (and those who want to be!) to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.

During Global Leadership Week, leaders in schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations have designed and will be hosting over 25 virtual events to showcase thought leadership. The global education community at large can choose to participate in these online activities by browsing event listings on the GLW calendarAll events are free of charge to attend.

PLUS, during GLW, we are also will be hosting two major events.

First is the Global Leadership Summit on Monday, April 25than invitational, face-to-face convening at Edmodo’s headquarters in San Mateo, California on Monday, April 25th, from 4 PM - 7 PM PDT (UTC-7). You can watch this event virtually - join the GEC Network to be sent the links to watch. 

Confirmed summit panelists include: Betsy Corcoran, Founder + CEO of EdSurge; Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google; Amy Lin, CEO and Co-Founder of Blendspace; Vibhu Mittal, CEO of Edmodo; Esther Wojcicki, Educator, journalist, IT + OER consultant; Jennifer Russell, Director of Education at iEARN; Tony Jackson, VP for Education at Asia Society; Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director at Global Oneness Project; Brandon Wiley, President of GlobalEdLeader; David Young, CEO of VIF International Education; Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of World Savvy; Paul Johnson, Superindentent at Mill Valley Middle School; and Anna Lazzarini, Maggie Front, Rod Septka, and Nance Miller from Mill Valley Middle School.

Second is the Global Leadership Day virtual mini-conference on Tuesday, April 26th which will feature thought leaders at all levels. The conference is only online, and sessions will be streamed and recorded for the public; subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. These series of presentations, interviews, and panels will highlight leadership practices from a range of experts, and will take place between 12:00 - 4:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time. Topics include: State/National/International Leadership, District Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Classroom Leadership, Teacher Education, Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership. Again, join the GEC Network to be sent the links to watch.

Keynotes and presenters at the virtual conference include: Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Gavin Dykes, Education Fast Forward; Katharine Robinson, Assistant Director for Curriculum, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill; Emily M. Schell, Ed.D., Executive Director, California International Studies Project; Ann Michaelsen, Administrator, Sandvika High School Norway; Barry S. Kramer, Ph.D., iEARN Global Learning Circles Coordinator; William Gaudelli + Sandra Schmidt, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Global Competence Certificate Program; Grace Lau, Global Nomads Group; Dr. Valerie H. Bridges, Associate Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools; Emily McCarren, Academy Principal, Punahou School; Jennifer D. Klein, Educational Consultant and Founder, Principled Learning Strategies; Dr. Eunhee Jung, Founder + Executive Director, IVECA International Virtual Schooling; Jamie Steckar, Head of School, THINK Global School; Mike Hourahine, Head of Technology + Strategic Outreach, THINK Global School; Dr. Margaret Riel, Center for Collaborative Action Research; Michael Furdyk, Co-founder + Director of Innovation, Taking, ITGlobal for Educators; Amy Spittler Shaffer, Creative Director, The Wonderment; Will Houghteling, North America Managing Director, Minerva Schools at KGI; Sammy Lyon, Environmental Service Learning Coordinator, Environmental Charter Schools + Carolyn Lam, Vanesa Iniguez, Ogechi Hubert, Kayla Johnson, Tyra Toler, Environmental Charter High School Students; Environmental Charter Schools; Michele Aoki and Noah Zeichner, Seattle Public Schools; Julie Lindsay, Founder and CEO, Flat Connections; Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director, World Savvy; Shane Dabor, Student, Minerva Schools at KGI, Class of 2019; Lara Bach, Student, Minerva Schools at KGI, Class of 2019; Ann Mirtschin, Hawkesdale College; Ana Sophia Acosta, President, Student Tech Team, Marymount School of New York; Eunice Daudu, Student Technology Conference Co-Coordinator, Marymount School of New York; Gaby Palines, Student Technology Conferenece Co-Coordinator, Marymount School of New York; and Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director, Global Oneness Project.

You can participate actively in these events by posting comments and ideas to Twitter using the hashtag #globaled16. Global Leadership Week discussions are also being hosted in a new Edmodo feature called Topics. You’ll need a free Edmodo account to participate and we encourage you to respond to the prompts on this page: https://www.edmodo.com/topics/609/2016-Global-Leadership-Week. Also, feel free to add yourself to the participant map.

AND it's still not too late to design and host a virtual event focused on global education leadership next week. We will post your event on our website’s calendar. If your organization is a sponsor or a non-profit, we will promote your event through social media. Submit to host an event here. And while time is short, if your organization can reach several thousand educators, consider joining us as an outreach partner. Email Lucy Gray at lucy@globaledevents.com. Include a short description of how you can help get the word out to your network and a logo for your organization.

This event is brought to you by people and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning. GLW is organized by the Global Education Conference Network, Flat Connections, GlobalEdLeader, Global Oneness Project, iEARN-USA, the Learning Revolution Project, VIF International Education, and World Savvy.

Please take time to visit our sponsors’ websites and learn more about how they support globally-connected teaching and learning: VIF International Education, Edmodo, Google, TES, The Wonderment, iEARN-USA, the Global Campaign for Education - US Chapter, and Otus.

See you online!

Monday, April 04, 2016

Library 2.016 Min-Conference June 15th: "Library as Classroom"

We're excited to announce the second of three Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: "Library as Classroom," June 15th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone).

In A New Culture of Learning, authors Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown write, “Where imaginations play, learning happens.” This could and should define our services for now and in the future. The library as creative classroom means we approach the learning opportunities we create with thought, user-directed planning, and insights from research. This classroom may include physical spaces for instruction and discovery as well as online, multiscale platforms aimed at social learning and participation.

Libraries of all kinds serve as formal and informal creative classrooms, supporting learners by employing emerging strategies in learning and engagement. These include: play, collaborative exploration of ideas and technologies, and other innovations. There are notable examples of academic, public, and K-12 library spaces that have become creative classrooms. These feature community learning spaces to help learners achieve, game-focused initiatives that make the library a laboratory for exploration, creation zones with requisite digital and 3-D hardware for building things, and potentially endless opportunities to connect virtually with people worldwide.

The library as classroom requires inspired and insightful management that can do those things and more. The library as classroom also requires well-trained, user-focused staff who understand how people of all ages can learn socially. Art programs, DIY tinkering, locally sourced expert forums, and LOOCs (local open online courses) are all part of this ­curriculum.

This is a free event, being held online. Please register HERE to attend live or to receive the recording links.
Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.
Participants are encouraged to use #library2016 and # on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
We will have a limited number of slots for presenter sessions. The call for proposals will be posted at the end of March. We encourage all who are interested in presenting to submit.

WEBINAR PLATFORM:
The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate, and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. Verify that you are using a compatible version of Java (Complete Steps 1 and 2). Additional information will be sent with the final conference information after registration.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:


Michael Stephens
Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University
@mstephens7

Dr. Michael Stephens is Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University. He presents to both national and international audiences about emerging technologies, learning, innovation, and libraries. Since 2010, Dr. Stephens has written the monthly column “Office Hours” for Library Journal exploring the issues, ideas, and emerging trends in libraries and LIS education. To review Dr. Stephen’s archive of work, visit his Tame the Web website and blog http://tametheweb.com.
http://tametheweb.com/

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Michael Casey
Information Technology Director for the Gwinnett County Public Library
@michaelecasey

Michael Casey is currently the Information Technology Director for the Gwinnett County Public Library in metropolitan Atlanta. Named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal in March 2007, he co-authored (with Michael Stephens) “The Transparent Library” (2014, Amazon KDP) and he co-authored (with Laura Savastinuk) “Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service” (2007, Information Today Press) and is a contributor to “Library 2.0 and Beyond” (2007, Libraries Unlimited). He and Michael Stephens co-authored a monthly column in Library Journal titled “The Transparent Library“. He has written and spoken extensively on the subject of modern library services. Michael holds an MLS from Southern Connecticut State, an MA in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University, and a BA from Duquesne University.
https://about.me/michaelecasey

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Brian Kenney
Director of the White Plains Public Library
@brian_kenney

​Librarian, editor, and author Brian Kenney, Ph.D., is the director of the White Plains Public Library (NY) and a Contributing Editor to Publishers Weekly. ​Previously he was the editorial director of Library Journal and School Library Journal. His misspent youth was spent working in libraries in New York City, including the Brooklyn Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum. His research interest is in understanding the experience of adults reading for pleasure.


Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Joyce Valenza
Assistant Professor in the Master of Information Program, Rutgers University
@joycevalenza

After completely 25 years of joyful practice as a teacher librarian in K12 education, Joyce Valenza joined the faculty of Rutgers University where she is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Information program. Joyce has worked in special, public, and school libraries. She recently published the Social Media Curation, a Library Technology Report for ALA. Joyce writes the NeverendingSearch Blog for School Library Journal and contributes to several other library and edtech publications. She is active in AASL, ALA, ALISE and ISTE and considers herself one of the godmothers of the #tlchat network.
http://about.me/jvalenza

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Jessamyn West
Library Technologist
@jessamyn

Jessamyn West is a librarian and community technologist. She helps run the Internet Archive's Open Library project and writes a column for Computers in Libraries magazine. She works with small libraries and businesses in Central Vermont to help them use technology to solve problems.
http://www.librarian.net/

Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom




Sean Casserly
Director of the Johnson County Library

Sean has worked in the library field for more than 20 years. He has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a graduate degree in Library Information Science. He has been the Director of the Johnson County Library for the last 4 years. In his spare time he likes to travel with his wife and read.

Closing Keynote


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

GlobalEd.TV April Webinar - "Challenges and Strategies in Global Education"

GlobalEd.TV presents:
"Challenges and Strategies in Global Education"

Date + Time:
Thursday, April 7th
7pm EST
(Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.)

Sign-up Link:
This is a free event, but you must register to attend and will be sent the event link. Sign up HERE.

Description:
Bringing global education into the classroom is essential for 21st century ready students, yet with overwhelming schedules, budget cuts and standardized testing, how can this be accomplished? In Part III of this series, participants investigate real-world challenges when integrating global education into programs and develop strategies for success.​

Host:
Lisa Petro, Co-founder, Know My World
Lisa Petro is a Curriculum Development Consultant and the Co-founder of Know My World, a Global Education Resource organization. She has an Masters of Professional Studies in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz.  Lisa has designed curriculum and teacher training workshops in the United States, Japan, Nepal, China, Mexico, Albania, Palestine and Taiwan with an emphasis on social/emotional learning and cultural competence.  She has lived and taught in rural Japan as part of programming for the Ministry of Education and participated as the Curriculum Development Director for Everest of Apples (in collaboration with NEST NGO), which promotes quality education in developing countries. Lisa has also presented dynamic cross-cultural workshops at the East Asia Regional Conference for Overseas Schools in Bangkok, Thailand, EARCOS in Shanghai, China and Congreso de Preparatoria, Preparatorias del Tecnólogico de Monterrey, ITESM in Guadalajara, Mexico, the State University of New York Multicultural Education Conference, and the SUNY Collaborative Online Intercultural Learning conference in New York, NY. Lisa currently lives in New York and is a stand for creating connectivity and transformation through social, emotional and cultural learning.

Guests:

Sarah Hatton
District Administrator
Boys and Girls Club of the Sequoias
Central Valley, California USA

Sarah Hatton is the District Administrator for The Boys & Girls Club of the Sequoias, in Central Valley, California. Sarah has 18 years’ experience working with youth in non-profit and childcare programs. She developed emergency operations procedures adopted by multiple agencies including The Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula. Her passion is teaching youth dramatic arts while emphasizing cultural acceptance and diversity.

Shayne Swift
Diploma Programme Coordinator
IB Parkdale High School
Parkdale, Maryland USA

Shaye Swift is a Diploma Programme Coordinator, CAS Coordinator and Site-Based Coordinator for Pamoja Education Online Classes at Parkdale High School in Prince Georges County Public School System. She has taught the Theory of Knowledge class for the last five years and is an educational technology enthusiast. Ms. Swift holds a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College, a B.A. in English with a concentration in Secondary Education from Howard University and currently attends Teachers College, Columbia University of New York to pursue a certificate in Global Competence.

Dr. Natalie Leitão
Reasercher/Teacher Educator
OneWorld Centre
Perth, Australia

Dr. Natalie Leitão is passionate about education. With nearly 30 years teaching experience in the early childhood, primary and tertiary areas, Natalie is currently involved in teacher education and research and she serves on the Board of Directors of Swan Christian Education Association. Her involvement with the One World Centre began in 2010 through developing social justice curriculum materials and assisting with teacher education workshops. Currently she is one of the global education presenters providing training to pre-service teachers at universities and to qualified educators in schools and child care centres.

About GlobalEd.TV:

GlobalEd TV is a free inclusive and  comprehensive webinar series which spotlights theories and best practices related to multiculturalism in schools and organizations all over the world. This 5 part series is designed to inform educators, students and parents about the role of cultural and global competence in  education. Hosted twice a month by the Global Education Conference Network, the Learning Revolution, and Know My World, participants will be included in global conversations with featured experts , practitioners and organizations in the field, with the goal of exploring the impact of global education. Through themed sessions, interviews, dynamic examples, Q&A, and practical exercises, each one-hour segment will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to bring global competence to their schools and communities.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Announcing Global Leadership Week, April 25 - 29


Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a weeklong celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education taking place April 25-29, 2016. GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.

During Global Leadership Week, leaders in schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations will design and host virtual events to showcase thought leadership. The global education community at large can choose to participate in these online activities by browsing event listings on the GLW website.

During GLW, the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network will be hosting two major events. First is the Global Leadership Summit is an invitational, face-to-face convening at Edmodo’s headquarters in San Mateo, California on April 25th. Additionally, the GEC is producing the Global Leadership Day virtual conference on April 26th which will feature thought leaders at all levels. These events will be streamed and recorded for the public; subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. All events will be free of charge to attendees.

The education public can actively participate in any of the following ways:

  • Virtually watch our face-to-face Global Leadership Summit international networking event at Edmodo's headquarters on Monday, April 25 from 4 PM - 7 PM PST (UTC-7). (The summit itself is an invite-only event.) Join the GEC Network to be sent the links to watch.
  • Listen to presentations online and interact with various global education thought leaders on Global Leadership Day, Tuesday, April 26 from noon - 4 PM PST (UTC-7). These interviews and panels will highlight leadership practices from a range of experts. Event tracks will be: State/National/International Leadership, District Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Classroom Leadership, Teacher Education, Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership. Again, join the GEC Network to be sent the links to watch.
  • Design and host a virtual event focused on global education leadership during the week of April 25th. We will post your event on our website’s calendar. If your organization is a sponsor or a non-profit, we will promote your event through social media. Submit to host an event here.
  • Attend any of the aforementioned virtual events hosted by participating schools and organizations.
  • If your organization can reach several thousand educators, consider join us as an outreach partner. Email Lucy Gray at lucy@globaledevents.com. Include a short description of how you can help get the word out to your network and a logo for your organization.
This event is brought to you by people and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning. GLW is organized by the Global Education Conference Network, Flat Connections, GlobalEdLeader, Global Oneness Project, iEARN-USA, the Learning Revolution Project, and VIF International Education. Our generous sponsors are VIF International Education, Edmodo, Google, TES, the Wonderment, iEARN-USA, the Global Campaign for Education - US Chapter, and Otus.

Confirmed Panelists for the Global Leadership Summit:
  • Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist, Google
  • Betsy Corcoran, CEO, EdSurge
  • Tony Jackson, Vice President for Education, The Asia Society
  • Amy Lin, Co-Founder, Blendspace
  • Jennifer Russell, Director of Education, iEARN-USA
  • Vibhu Mittal, CEO, Edmodo
  • Dana Mortenson, Executive Director, World Savvy
  • Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director, Global Oneness Project
  • Brandon Wiley, President, GlobalEdLeader
  • Esther Wojcicki, Educator, Palo Alto High School
  • David Young, CEO, VIF International Education
More good information to come!  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Newsletter: Used PCs to Chromebooks (Today), New "Privacy Con" Speakers, More GlobalEd.TV, Quotes + News

Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below. Of particular note are the special "turn your old pcs into Chromebooks" event today, the pretty amazing new speakers we have for "Privacy Con" (the Library 2.106 event next week), and new library events in June and October ("Library as Classroom" and "Libraries of the Future"). Plus some quote and news at the bottom to challenge your thinking!

March 8th, 4:00pm US-Eastern:  Webinar: CloudReady, Your Aging PCs + The Google Admin Console
Ever wish your existing, aging computers ran like your Chromebooks and could be managed in the Google Admin console?  Join Neverware and The Learning Revolution to learn how CloudReady does exactly that on up to 8 year old laptops or desktops, extending their life along with making them run faster to help preserve budget. Receive a special 15% discount at the end just by attending! https://technologyrescue.eventbrite.com

March 14th, 7pm US-Eastern: Webinar: Using EdTech to Supercharge Student Inquiry and Multimedia Literacy Skills
This is a free event, but you must register to attend and will be sent the event link. In the digital age, inquiry and problem-solving can span across a range of media and tools. For this reason, many educational standards, including the Common Core, emphasize the importance of being able to read, write, and interact across a range of media, platforms, and tools. This skill is often referred to as "transliteracy." This webinar will address how edtech tools like Blendspace and TES can: Help you and your students become more transliterate; Foster inquiry based learning; Support standards-aligned approaches to 21st century learning. https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/blendspace-webinar-student-inquiry

March 16th, 3:00 - 6:00pm US Eastern: Library 2.016: Privacy in the Digital Age 
The Learning Revolution and School of Information at San José State University are excited to announce the first of three Library 2.016 mini-conferences: "Privacy in the Digital Age." In this focused conversation, we will address the roles and responsibilities of libraries regarding the protections of intellectual freedom, privacy, free speech, information access, and freedom of the press. Are these still core values of the library profession, and if so, how are libraries and librarians responding to the increasing complexities of data tracking and desires for data-informed services and marketing? Keynote Speakers: Lee Rainie; Director, Internet, Science, and Technology Research; Pew Research Center; Jamie Larue, Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association; Jonathan Hernández, Associate Researcher, Library and Information Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association; and Alison Macrina, Director, Library Freedom Project. Sign up to attend or receive the recordings HERE.



  • Barbara Bailey, Janet Nocek, and Peter Chase, three of the four librarians who in 2005 challenged an FBI demand for patron records that came without a court order and forbid them from telling anyone they had received it. Their topic will be "A Current Update on Library Records, Privacy, and National Security Letters."
  • Kelly Cottler, from the Gumberg Library at Duquesne University, on "Protecting Our Principles and Patrons’ Privacy on Social Media: Libraries Sharing Without 'Oversharing.'"
  • Bonnie Tijerina, Melissa Morrone, and Audrey Evans (see their June 2015 panel discussion on this at TA3M NYC).
  • Jessamyn West, the rural "rarin' librarian" on "Approaching the Privacy Topic with Patrons."
  • Julie Oborny, Web Librarian at the San José Public Library, on their "Virtual Privacy Lab."
  • Martyn Wade, Chair of the IFLA Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) Committee, on the IFLA Statement on the "Right to be Forgotten."
  • Raymond Pun, a First Year Student Success Librarian at the California State University, Fresno, on "The ALA's Core Value of Intellectual Freedom in China: Challenges and Progressions."
  • Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on the crucial importance of libraries in the fight to protect privacy rights and intellectual freedom.
  • T.J. Lamanna, Adult Service Librarian at the Cherry Hill Public Library, on "Tor Relays Using Raspberry Pi."
  • M. Ryan Hess, Senior Librarian for Information Technology at the City of Palo Alto Library, "Make your Library a Privacy and Security Resource."


  • March 16th, 4pm US-EST: March GlobalEd.TV Broadcast with Lucy Gray - Exemplary Projects and Practices in Global Education 
    Host Lucy Gray welcomes guests: Julie Lindsay, Flat Connections; Will Piper, University School of Milwaukee; Pedro Aparicio; and ​Craig Perrier to discuss characteristics of great global projects and point listeners to inspiring project opportunities. http://mixlr.com/globaled-events/

    April 7th, 7pm US-EST:  GlobalEd.TV's March Webinar Is "Challenges and Strategies in Global Education"
    Bringing global education into the classroom is essential for 21st century ready students, yet with overwhelming schedules, budget cuts and standardized testing, how can this be accomplished? In Part II of this series, participants investigate real-world challenges when integrating global education into programs and develop strategies for success.​ Lisa Petro of Know My World hosts. Register at http://www.globaled.tv.

    April 25 - 29: Global Leadership WeekGlobal Leadership Week (GLW) is a weeklong convening of virtual and face to face events designed to celebrate leadership through global action in K20 education. GLW is an opportunity for education leaders to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age. During Global Leadership Week, partner organizations, companies, school districts and individual schools will design and host virtual events to showcase thought leadership. These events will be listed on a GLW calendar posted to our website. The Global Education Conference Network’s flagship events during this week will be a face-to-face, invite-only international networking Global Leadership Summit at Edmodo headquarters and Global Leadership Day, a virtual mini-conference. During both convenings, high profile leaders will participate in discussions within a high energy, engaging format. These events will be streamed and recorded for public consumption; the subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. All events will be free of charge to attendees. More information at http://www.globaledleadership.com.

    June 15: Library 2016 - "The Library as Classroom"
    The library as creative classroom means we approach the learning opportunities we create with thought, user-directed planning, and insights from research. This classroom may include physical spaces for instruction and discovery as well as online, multi-scale platforms aimed at social learning and participation. Join host Michael Stephens for this mini-conference that will include discussions and presentations on play, collaborative exploration of ideas and technologies, and other ways that academic, public, and K-12 library spaces that have become creative classrooms. More information and sign up at http://www.library20.com/classroom.

    June 25 - 28: ISTE ISTEunplugged 10th Anniversary!
    Each year hundreds of educators interested in social media, technology, teaching, and learning gather to build and participate in "unplugged"-style activities as a part of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference. ISTEUnplugged.com events are free, thanks to the support (and latitude!) given us by the conference organizers and by our sponsors. Audrey Watters of Hack Education co-chairs our all-day flagship event this year, our "unconference" on teaching and learning (originally EduBloggerCon), followed by our evening "after-party." In our TENTH year, this event typically draws 200 - 300 participants from around the world. We start by building a session schedule together and then spend the rest of the day in engaged conversations around amazing topics. A HUGE thanks to ISTE for making this all possible!

    Sunday, June 28th Afternoon - Global Education Day
    Our fourth-annual Global Ed Summit is a 3-hour mini-conference organized by Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for those interested in globally-connecting students and teachers, and a physical followup to the hugely popular online Global Education Conference. While no charge, you do need to be attending ISTE and to register separately for this event at http://www.globaledmeetup.com.

    October 6: Library 2.016 - "Libraries of the Future" 
    As libraries shape their futures – and adapt to the future needs of their communities – what are the near- and long-term trends that point to our brightest opportunities. What can we learn from library innovators and innovators from other sectors and industries that will help us shape the future we want and that our communities aspire towards? Explore with us some of the key trends that point toward specific futures for libraries, and engage in conversations with civic, social, and education innovators to learn more about what they think about the future, and how libraries can become an integral part of their future visions. Libraries and librarians are well-positioned to envision the future – at the intersection of information, education, technology, and community – and this dialogue will help bring our best thinking together with the exciting visions of our collaborators, allies, and partners. More information and to sign up at http://www.library20.com/future.

    Quotes Worth Noting
    • "Education by choice, with its marvelous motivating psychology of desire for truth and the exercise of this desire for truth, will make life ever cleaner and happier, more rhythmical and artistic." - Buckminster Fuller
    • "Children are nowhere taught, in any systematic way, to distinguish true from false, or meaningful from meaningless, statements. Why is this so? Because their elders, even in the democratic countries, do not want them to be given this kind of education." - Aldous Huxley
    • "We know that children are capable of peak experiences and that they happen frequently during childhood. We also know that the present school system is an extremely effective instrument for crushing peak experiences and forbidding their possibility. The natural child-respecting teacher who is not frightened by the sight of children enjoying themselves is a rare sight in classrooms." - Abraham Mazlow
    • "Academies that are founded at public expense are instituted not so much to cultivate men’s natural abilities as to restrain them." - Baruch Spinoza
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