Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Learning Revolution Free PD - Gaming in Ed Now! - #YouMatter Special Offer - Connected Librarian Day

The Learning Revolution
Weekly Update

September 17th, 2014


One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
- John W. Gardner

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The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

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Updates

  • Gaming in Ed Online Conference. Our first-ever, free, and online "Gaming in Education" conference started this week with special keynote speakers and pre-conference sessions on Monday and Tuesday (recorded for your viewing pleasure) and continues tonight, Wednesday evening (US time). Then tomorrow, Thursday, is a great full day of more keynotes and sessions. Check our the full schedule in your own time zone here. More information and signup at http://www.GaminginEd.com
  • Connected Librarian Day 2.014. We're excited to announce a special Library 2.014 preconference event for K-12 and teacher librarians (and their fans), Connected Librarian Day on Tuesday October 7th from 3:30pm - 10pm US Eastern. This is an open, online, and free event sponsored by Follett and the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers. Our schedule is shaping up, with special presentations from Judy O'Connell, Michelle Luhtala, Patrice Bryan, Darcy Coffta, Matthew Winner, Sherry Gick, Jennifer LaGarde, Britten Follett, Ross Todd, Shannon Miller, and our preconference co-chair, Joyce Valenza. Check out http://connectedlibrarians.com/ for more information, and be sure to share with the librarians in your schools!
  • Volunteer at Library 2.014. Volunteering at an online conference is a great way to get connected with other professionals around the world. We've recently announced the call for volunteers for our fourth annual Library 2.014 conference, and are looking forward to working with so many of you over the two day conference. Big thanks and a special shout out to our Library 2.0 Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie Faires from the SJSU iSchool! Please be sure to check out and join the volunteer group and sign up soon for volunteer times. Thank you, in advance, for your continued support of our free events!
  • Student Entrepreneurship. We've set up a new student entrepreneurship portal at StudentEnrepreneurship.com that provides quick access to the free HPLIFE interactive classes for students to learn business skills, and gives you a chance to sign up for information about the free online conference on student entrepreneurship we plan to hold in 2015. (Teachers, you can take the free classes as well!)
  • NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Museums Archived. Did you miss the NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Museums? We have good news to share -- the video recordings from the event are now available in a special playlist on the NMC YouTube channel! Click here to view this great series of special speakers and panels discussing the future of museums. Thanks to our friends at NMC for sharing this great resource!

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One Week Calendar

All events are listed in US-Eastern Daylight Time. To become an event partner and have your events listed here, please email admin@web20labs.com.

  • Wednesday, September 17th at 8am ELT Live#3 - Mobile Tools and Strategies for ELT, We're back on the air to discuss all things mobile - apps, strategies, hardware. Tune in live at http://koreabridge.net/live or http://englishbridges.net/live.
  • Wednesday, September 17th at 7pm ISTE Webinar: 10 Classroom Tools for the Maker Movement, Discover the maker movement and find out how to harness its power to bring new tools and technology for hands-on learning to all grades and content areas – especially STEM and STEAM. Learn about the pedagogy behind these engaging projects and how they support design thinking while meeting the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards for more authentic, hands-on learning, critical thinking and problem-solving. Get an overview of the wide range of tools and technologies that can revolutionize learning, from 3D printers and robots to coding, wearable computers and conductive paint. And walk away with real classroom project ideas, links and resources, and a plan for bringing the maker movement to your classroom. Learn more here.
  • Wednesday, September 17th at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.
  • Friday, September 19th at 7pm Common Sense Media: Get Educated on Education Apps, Mobile is quickly becoming the new technology platform for learning. Android is becoming one of the platforms of choice for education. The need for high-quality apps has never been greater, so don’t miss this session as we provide guidance around the important parameters, considerations and potential partnerships for the education segment. Susan Silveira will be moderating this panel discussion. More information here.
  • Saturday, September 20th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show: Global Read Aloud Project with Pernille Ripp, Pernille is the creator of the fabulous "Global Read Aloud Project" and she will be sharing her experiences with the project since it was created in 2010 and will tell us how our classes and students can get involved in the project for 2014 and which books are being featured this year. If your classes have participated in previous projects we'd love to have you join us and share your stories and project links. Learn more and find information to join this free, online event at http://live.classroom20.com.
  • Sunday, September 21st at 8pm IHAQ - I Have A Question, Building off the conversation in ELT Live #2, Jennifer has more questions surrounding the set up of a course or project website. While there is likely no "perfect" platform or solution, we will contemplate important needs and key decisions. See you at http://edtechtalk.com/live
  • Monday, September 22nd at 1pm Common Sense Media: Five Skills to Help You Discover, Use, and Share Great Digital Tools for Learning, As technology is integrated into classrooms, teachers need to know how to discover and use quality tools for learning, while meeting Common Core standards. Learn about five important skills for teachers, including how to: investigate high quality apps, websites, and games for students; evaluate the learning potential of these tools; curate tools into useful collections; innovate by re-imagining lesson plans as App Flows, a way for teachers to integrate technology with pedagogical insight; and connect by sharing best practices with others. You’ll learn how you can apply these five skills with Graphite, a free service by Common Sense Media. In a hands-on session, you’ll practice these important skills and reflect on how they can help you, or the teachers you work with, integrate technology into your curriculum. More information here.

For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

Deadlines

  • Library 2.014, October 8th + 9th, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals will be accepted between now and September 30th for Library 2.014. This fully online, participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent research and work that you do every day. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly? Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces? Your participation as a presenter will steer the global conversation about the future of libraries. Please see the call for proposals and conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!
  • Global Education Conference, November 17th - 22nd, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: The call for proposals for the 2014 Global Education Conference are now open. Proposals can be submitted from now until November 15. Please see the conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!

NMC Navigator Top Ten

Top Learning Tech Stories of the Week from the NMC/Horizon Project Navigator.

  1. 'Mobile' Schools Use Technology to Break Free of the Classroom
  2. edX High School Initiative
  3. When (Big) Data Changes the Way We View Our World: A Brief Case Study
  4. When Schools Can't Get Online
  5. What’s Going On Inside A Dyslexic Student’s Brain?
  6. How Edtech Startup ‘Native Innovation’ Goes the Extra 300 Miles For Navajo Customers
  7. 5 Hot Topics in STEM Education
  8. 5 must-have tools to hire and develop effective teachers
  9. Apple Watch: Coming to a Classroom Near You?
  10. Mining for Antibiotics, Right Under Our Noses.

Conversations

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  • Critical Thinking - What Do You Mean?. The words critical thinking can be seen everywhere, from test prep materials to bumper stickers. But can we articulate what those words actually mean? And more importantly, are we able to communicate those skills to learners? This article explores what critical thinking is and is not, and gives us some helpful tools for fostering the type of rigorous questioning we so frequently refer to, but rarely explain, to our students.
  • Cutting Back on Homework - Can You Relate?. This recent National Post article focuses on the popular topic of eliminating homework for students. Are your schools part of this conversation? Learn more about the great homework debate here, and consider sharing your perspective on the issue in one of our conference networks. What do you think?

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Special Webinar Offer - #YouMatter with Angela Maiers + Toolkit



The Learning Revolution Project is proud to present a special Webinar with Angela Maiers on sharing the message of #YouMatter in your classroom or community. When you purchase her $39 "Mattering IS the Agenda" toolkit you can join us on either (or both)
  • Thursday, September 25th at 8pm US-Eastern Daylight Time, or
  • Wednesday, October 1 at 9pm US-Eastern Daylight Time
for a one-hour live Webinar with Angela Maiers and special guests as they discuss implementing the "Mattering IS the Agenda" toolkit for transformational change.

The two Webinars will cover the same topic, with some variation due to the nature of a live event. You are welcome to join us for both, and the recordings are yours to watch forever. Each episode of the Webinar will include live Q+A time. School and institutional pricing is available on the site.



About the Learning Revolution Project: We provide a huge number of free professional development opportunities each year, largely supported by a terrific set of sponsors. Sometimes we offer events that we truly believe in for a fee for specific purposes, and these opportunities also help us to keep our other events free.

About Angela: As a young teacher, Angela Maiers had an epiphany: people need to matter. They need to be noticed, valued, and honored. Significance is even more important than success. Ever since, the “You Matter” message has been changing hearts, minds, and lives.

In a June 2011 talk at TEDxDesMoines titled “You Matter,” Angela spoke of how these two words can change minds and change lives, if we understand them and leverage them in the right way. This talk has been viewed 120,000+ times on YouTube and ignited a global movement. People reacted powerfully to this call to action, undertaking awe-inspiring quests to address problems in our world.

Choose2Matter was created in response to this breathtaking reaction. It is a powerful call to action that invites people to make “mattering” a way of life. Choose2Matter challenges people in three ways:
  • To ACCEPT that You Matter; own your genius, and know that can make an impact.
  • To ACCELERATE that idea that everyone matters. Notice and honor the genius around you.
  • To ACT to leverage collective genius. Ask: what matters most to you and why? What breaks your heart about it? What are WE going to do about it?
Angela Maiers is a pioneer in digital literacy and education technologies. For 25 years, she has been on a journey and mission For 25 years, Angela has been developing and sharing the message of “You Matter” with students, parents and fellow educators, and members of the larger community.

An award-winning educator, author, and speaker known for her work in education leadership and innovation, Angela works tirelessly to bring compassion-driven learning to classrooms around the world. As a social media  evangelist and consultant, she helps learners and leaders understand the transformative power of technology. Her powerful message and down-to-earth style has made her a highly sought-after keynote speaker for education conferences, corporate events and innovation summits.

Angela spent 14 years teaching elementary school in Des Moines, IA, and 10 years as a literacy coach, special programs facilitator, and university professor. She is an alumnus of The University of Iowa, where she earned her masters in educational supervision and reading.



Monday, September 15, 2014

Gaming in Education 2014 Starts Tonight! Schedule and Attending Information.


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Our 2014 Gaming in Education online conference start tonight! Whether you're passionate about game-based learning or just getting your toes wet, Gaming in Ed celebrates the value that games offer in educational settings. We have two pre-conference keynotes tonight, and then some special pre-conference keynotes and sessions tomorrow and Wednesday evenings (US Time). Thursday is our full conference day. We hope you will join us for some or all of the conference sessions--it is all free, and all the sessions will be recorded!

The current complete schedule below. Go to http://gamingined.com/page/attending-schedule for the conference hour-by-hour schedule in your own time zone and for the actual links to attend each session. The keynote speakers presentation descriptions and bios are at http://gamingined.com/page/keynotes.
Please help us promote the conference as widely as possible. Please forward this email if you can. Sample tweets and blog posts are also at the bottom of this email, below the schedule. Thank you in advance for your support--you help keep these types of events free! The hastag for Twitter is #GamingInEd14.

See you online!

Steve Hargadon
Gaming in Ed Conference Founder and Co-Chair



SCHEDULE (US-Eastern Daylight Time Version)
The schedule is likely to have small changes--be sure to follow the live schedule at:

Monday, September 15
7:00pm
  • KEYNOTE: Peggy Sheehy on "The State of Play: Are You Game?"
8:00pm
  • KEYNOTE: Bronwyn Stuckey on "Game Inspired Learning: A chance to re-imagine and reframe learning"

Tuesday, September 16
7:00pm
  • KEYNOTE: Marianne Malstrom on "Follow the Learning"
8:00pm
  • Bring it On: Game Design as a Mechanic for Assessment - Caryn Swark, teacher
  • Don't Just Play the Game: Minecraft Mods at Sonoma County Library - Rebecca Forth, Assistant to the Director

Wednesday, September 17
7:00pm
  • KEYNOTE: Michael Levine on "Level Up Learning: Teaching with Games in the Classroom"
8:00pm
  • Building a GBL Professional Community - Joe Ballou, Founder and Co-Organizer
  • Power of Game Design and Coding for Developing Global Media Literacy Skills among Pre-service Teachers - Melda N. Yildiz, Teacher Educator

Thursday, September 18
8:45am
  • "Connecting Educators and Game Developers" - Welcome by Allisyn Levy and Katya Hott
9:00am
  • KEYNOTE: Peter Stidwill
10:00am
  • Gamification in the Library: Creating Interactive Research Activities to Engage Library Users - Raymond Pun, Reference and Research Services Librarian
  • Learning Game Design Characteristics through the Study of Flow and the Elemental Tetrad in the World of Warcraft & Minecraft - Dr. Quiana Bradshaw, Full-time Computer Science Faculty
  • What is Agoge: The Spartan's Journey? - Breanne Kirsch, Public Services Librarian
11:00am
  • DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER: Seann Dikkers on "Good 'Kung-Fu' when Talking About Games for Learning"
  • Level Up: Five Steps to Gamify Your Class - Sarah Thomas, Teacher/Technology Liaison
  • SelfDesign Minecraft as Self-Directed Learning and a Community Development Tool - Michael Bender ~ Learning Consultant and Lead Educator for the SelfDesign Minecraft Project
12:00pm
  • KEYNOTE - Dan White
1:00pm
  • DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER: David Thomas on "No Pain No Gain? Finding a place for fun in Learning"
  • Digital Games for Foreign Language Learning - Kara Mac Donald, Associate Professor
2:00pm
  • Games People Play 2: Implementation of Gamification to Increase Parental Involvement - Zena Brown Educational Technology Specialist
  • Getting Your Game On - Josh Hughes, President
  • The Elbonian Challenge: Creating a Gamified Simulation Online Course - Rob Letcher, Adjunct Faculty and Sr. Director Instructional Innovations
3:00pm
  • DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER: Steve Isaacs on "GameMaker Studio: Why Kids Should Create Games!"
  • Legends, battles, mystery, betrayal...Programming and Math! - Matthew Miller, Teacher & Integrator
  • Submrge.org: Using Commercial Games Effectively in K12 and College Classrooms - Jeff Mummert, Director of Submrge: Deeper Thinking About Commercial Games and Education
4:00pm
  • CLOSING KEYNOTE: Barbara Chamberlin on "It's OK to Play"

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Learning Revolution Free PD - Student Entrepreneurship - Gaming in Ed - Google Summit Recordings

The Learning Revolution
Weekly Update

September 10th, 2014


The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Please share this newsletter with your friends and colleagues!

Updates

  • Student Entrepreneurship. We've set up a new student entrepreneurship portal at StudentEnrepreneurship.com that provides quick access to the free HPLIFE interactive classes for students to learn business skills, and gives you a chance to sign up for information about the free online conference on student entrepreneurship we plan to hold in 2015. (Teachers, you can take the free classes as well!)
  • Gaming in Ed Online Conference. Our first-ever, free, and online "Gaming in Education" conference starts next week with special keynote speakers and pre-conference sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings (US time). Then Thursday is a great full day of more keynotes and sessions. Check our the full schedule in your own time zone here. More information and signup at http://www.GaminginEd.com
  • Google for Education Recordings Available. This past weekend we held our first-ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education in conjunction with CUE.org and the inimitable Lucy Gray. Unlike our other events, this 60+ session summit was a for-charge event, and we're now offering access to the conference recordings for $40. A bargain! See the session and keynote titles and descriptions, as well as ordering information, at GIESummit.org.

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One Week Calendar

All events are listed in US-Eastern Daylight Time. To become an event partner and have your events listed here, please email admin@web20labs.com.

  • Wednesday, September 10th at 4pm ISTE: Integrating STEM Learning Tools in K-12 Classrooms, presented by Paula Leach, Mano Talavier and Stephanie Playton of Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching Through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP). Are you overwhelmed with the idea of integrating STEM tools in the classroom? Do you need help evaluating which tool is the best fit for you and your students. We’ll talk about how to choose STEM learning tools and how to use them to meet your classroom needs. Learn what the research says and hear about challenges and successful implementations. Register here.
  • Wednesday, September 10th at 6pm PDT in San Francisco, CA Galvanize: gSchool SF Open House, Galvanize is excited to announce that gSchool is launching in our new SOMA campus! We're welcoming all prospective students, instructors, mentors, guest speakers and potential employers to join us for a gSchool SF Open House! Past students, current hiring partners, and the instruction team will be there to answer any questions and present on what gSchool is all about. Food and drinks will be provided! RSVP here.
  • Wednesday, September 10th at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.
  • Saturday, September 13th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Career Development Student Livebinders - Top 10 ePortfolio Livebinder Winner!, Karma Yanzie experiments with Career Development students in 7th grade with amazing results. Karma will discuss how the project came about, how students were organized into teams and explored careers, writing and new technologies to generate a portfolio of artifacts of their learning. See the finished portfolios that the students created and hear from students about their experience. Details to join at http://live.classroom20.com.
  • Sunday, September 14th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: Google Apps for Education on Your iPad, Join the TechEducators as we discuss and demonstrate some amazing Google Apps for the iPad and show you how to use GAfE in your mobile classroom. LIVE on www.TeacherCast.tv.

For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

Deadlines

  • Library 2.014, October 8th + 9th, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals will be accepted between now and October 1st for Library 2.014. This fully online, participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent research and work that you do every day. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly? Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces? Your participation as a presenter will steer the global conversation about the future of libraries. Please see the call for proposals and conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!
  • Global Education Conference, November 17th - 22nd, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: The call for proposals for the 2014 Global Education Conference are now open. Proposals can be submitted from now until November 15. Please see the conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!

Highlighted Recordings

Dan Zanes from the Global Education Conference - on "Communal Music-Making: What I've Learned So Far"

Zanes
http://youtu.be/8ZpxIjCAbKM

Joe Rigby from the Future of Museums Conference - on "Virtual Museums in a Multi-Participant Online Platform"

Rigby
http://youtu.be/ifzSNifZWYY

Raymond Pun from the Future of Museums Conference - on "Museums Without Walls: Delivering Virtual Museum Talks as an Outreach Program"

Pun
http://youtu.be/rAb5Jdlob60

NMC Navigator Top Ten

Top Learning Tech Stories of the Week from the NMC/Horizon Project Navigator.

  1. Hot new skills course gets the cloud treatment
  2. What the best education systems are doing right
  3. Drone Technology Races Ahead of Rule-Makers
  4. Grading Teachers, With Data From Class
  5. Using Exhibits as Assessment
  6. How tech is changing reading at libraries
  7. Watson Goes to Medical School
  8. Elvis Presley’s Graceland Looks to iBeacon Technology to Boost Tourism
  9. 25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World
  10. American Museum of Natural History Assigns Students Clever 3D Scanning & Printing Dinosaur Project

Conversations

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  • Education Culture Shift: Lessons from Abroad. This recent article, written by Amy S. Choi, explores the South Korean and Finnish paradigm shifts in education over the past decade, looking for lessons. Choi asks, What can other countries learn from these two successful, but diametrically opposed, educational models? Read more here.
  • What Does Your Font Say About Your Content?. We've all had the experience of visiting websites, reading articles, or opening emails and having a gut reaction to the aesthetic of the content. What impression does the font you've chosen give to students, parents, and administrators about your course? This article explores how choosing the right design for your online course materials can greatly influence the user's experience in your class.
  • First Day of School in July?. How many of you teach at year-round schools? Have you come to prefer this schedule, or would you prefer a traditional schedule? This recent NEA Today article by Luke Towler looks at the pros and cons of year-round school. Read more here. What do you think?

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Learning Revolution Free PD - Google Online Summit This Weekend! - Gaming in Ed - Support Free PD

The Learning Revolution
Weekly Update

September 2nd, 2014


Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Please share this newsletter with your friends and colleagues!


Updates

  • Last Week to Sign Up for the Online GOOGLE for Education Summit!. CUE and The Learning Revolution Project, the producers of the Google Teacher Academy and the Global Education Conference, are joining forces to expand globally connective opportunities for educators. This weekend, these organizations will be hosting the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education, with 50+ sessions and keynotes highlighting the work of Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers, Google Educators and Googlers themselves. Registration for the event includes a year of CUE membership and access to all the recordings - sign up here.
  • Gaming in Ed: September 15th - 18th. We're getting really excited about the upcoming Gaming in Ed Conference! Check out our short video about why you should attend the conference. Thursday's sessions will be delivered by teachers, librarians, game developers, and gamification fans - don't miss out! Keynote speakers will include Barbara Chamberlin of the Learning Games Lab at NMSU, Michael Levine from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Marianne Malmstrom from the Elisabeth Morrow School, Peggy Sheehy of the WoW in School Project, Peter Stidwell of the Learning Games Network, and Dan White of Filament Games. We'll also be joined by Seann Dikkers from the Patton College of Education at Ohio State University, Steve Isaacs from William Annin Middle School, Bronwyn Stuckey of the Massively Minecraft Project, and David Thomas from CU Online at UC Denver. Looking for a great way to connect with this community? Consider volunteering! You can help us promote this event by using our promotional materials and sharing with your network. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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One Week Calendar

All events are listed in US-Eastern Daylight Time. To become an event partner and have your events listed here, please email admin@web20labs.com.

  • Wednesday, September 3rd at 7pm ISTE Webinar: The True Meaning of STEM, "The True Meaning of STEM" presented by Paula Leach, STEM learning specialist, and Manorama Talaiver, director at Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching Through Technology and Innovative Practices. Teachers sometimes struggle over what to teach in the STEM classroom. You’ll learn how to implement an interdisciplinary approach to STEM and discover the importance of providing experiences that develop and foster the skills that prepare students for a global and competitive workplace. Register here.
  • Wednesday, September 3rd at 8pm Math Future + Proof School, Math Future live online event September 3: meet founders of Proof School - for kids who REALLY love math! More information here.
  • Wednesday, September 3rd at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.
  • Saturday and Sunday, September 6th + 7th 12pm - 9pm CUE Learning Revolution Online Summit Featuring Google for Education, CUE and The Learning Revolution Project, the producers of the Google Teacher Academy and the Global Education Conference, are joining forces to expand globally connective opportunities for educators. This September, these organizations will be hosting the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education, highlighting the work of Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers, Google Educators and Googlers themselves. Learn more and register here.
  • Saturday, September 6th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show: Joan Young on "Encouragement in the Classroom", We are excited to have Joan Young as our special guest on Classroom 2.0 LIVE on September 6, 2014. Joan has recently published her book: Encouragement in the Classroom and she will be sharing some of her best tips and strategies for creating and nurturing an encouraging classroom environment. We all know the factors that can threaten a positive classroom environment: stress from testing, lack of motivation, and problems that students bring from home, for a start. What if we could implement some simple practices to buffer against these factors' negative effects? The good news is that we can. Some of the suggestions Joan will share include how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning. Details to join the webinar at http://live.classroom20.com.
  • Monday, September 8th at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe - #TLChat LIVE!, Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate.

For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

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Deadlines

  • Library 2.014, October 8th + 9th, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals will be accepted between now and October 1st for Library 2.014. This fully online, participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent research and work that you do every day. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly? Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces? Your participation as a presenter will steer the global conversation about the future of libraries. Please see the call for proposals and conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!
  • Global Education Conference, November 17th - 22nd, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: The call for proposals for the 2014 Global Education Conference are now open. Proposals can be submitted from now until November 15. Please see the conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!

Highlighted Recordings

Ian Reid from the Alt Ed Film Festival - on "Building the Machine"

Reid
http://youtu.be/CF73OA0LW2g

Dr. Tracy Gray from the Reinventing the Classroom - on "Drive Your Own Professional Development"

Gray
http://youtu.be/7KpUsAbyiUI

Alan Blankstein from the Future of Education Interview Series - on "Improving Individual Schools"

Blankstein
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