Monday, June 19, 2017

Announcing the Library 2.017 "Makerspaces" Mini-Conference and Call for Proposals.

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Makerspaces," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This event is being organized in partnership with Heather Moorefield-Lang, who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker.

There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. If you are unsure what makerspaces are, think of them as creative locations for tinkering, collaborating, problem solving, and creating in a library or educational space. No matter how many maker learning spaces you may visit, you will quickly notice no two are the same. Each librarian and makerspace delivers their own brand of service to their individual community. Attendees will investigate how librarians with makerspaces can create new partnerships and collaborative efforts in and with their communities. Offering further services and methods to meet patron needs.
We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate this event.

This is a free event, being held online.
REGISTER HERE
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.
Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

MORE INFORMATION:

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and additional support has been provided by Follett. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:


We will have a limited number of slots for presenter sessions. The call for proposals will open in June. We encourage all who are interested in presenting to submit. Details HERE.

WEBINAR PLATFORM
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The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate, and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. (To see if your system is already configured for Blackboard Collaborate, you can try entering the practice room at http://www.thepracticeroom.me. If you aren't able to enter that room, see Behind the Blackboard Support.)

Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings. An event reminder and additional connecting information will be sent just prior to the event.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS



Heather Moorefield-Lang
Assistant professor, University of South Carolina
@actinginthelib

Heather Moorefield-Lang is an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina in the School of Library and Information Science. She received her masters in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her doctorate in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research is focused in emerging technologies and their use in education and libraries. Her current research focuses on makerspaces and their subsequent technologies in libraries of all types and levels.
http://www.techfifteen.com

Makerspaces in Libraries: Partnerships with Communities




June Abbas, Ph.D.
Professor

Dr. June Abbas, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus. She obtained her PhD in Information Science from the University of North Texas in 2001 and taught in the Department of Library and Information Studies at the State University of New York in Buffalo from 2001-2008 before joining the SLIS in August 2008. She also held professional positions in public and special libraries. Her research focuses on the development of user-centered digital libraries, institutional repositories, and other knowledge organization structures. She conducts research on youth and their use of technology, and the intersection between information behavior, information retrieval, and structures for organizing knowledge. The courses she teaches include those related to the organization of information and knowledge resources, cataloging and classification, indexing and abstracting, digital collections, and digital information retrieval. She has also served as project manager on ten digital libraries projects and on task forces to develop institutional repositories. Her book “Structures for organizing knowledge: Exploring taxonomies, ontologies, and other schema” was nominated for ASIST Book of the Year in 2011. She is currently Co-PI on a Mellon funded grant to develop a digital library for Classics.
http://slis.ou.edu/faculty




Leanne Bowler
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Leanne Bowler is an Associate Professor, Co-Chair of the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship, and Director of the Sara Fine Institute for Interpersonal Behavior and Technology at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh, where her teaching and research focuses on young people and their experiences interacting with information, data, and technology. Her research explores the intrapersonal competencies and practices of young people as they use, create, learn, and play in socio-technical environments, as well as the role that their families and out-of-school organizations like libraries play in this arena. She has a Master in Education, a Master in Library Science, and a PhD in from McGill University’s iSchool.





Kristin Fontichiaro
University of Michigan School Information
@activelearning

Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School Information, where she studies formal and informal learning in library settings. Principal investigator of the Making in Michigan Libraries project (IMLS RE-05-15-0021-15), she explores the intersection of libraries and informal learning. She is also a contributing author and series editor for Cherry Lake Publishing's Makers as Innovators and Makers as Innovators Junior series, a total of over 40 titles. Additonally, Fontichiaro writes the "Makerspaces" column for Teacher Librarian and studies the role of data literacy in information literacy instruction (IMLS RE-00-15-0113-15). She is also the faculty lead for the University of Michigan's Public Library Management MOOC courses at EdX.org.
http://fontichiaro.com/




Kyungwon Koh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies


Dr. Kyungwon Koh is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies. Her areas of expertise include the Maker movement; youth services in public and school libraries; learning and community engagement through libraries; information needs, seeking, use, and creation; and competencies for information professionals. She earned a PhD and Masters at Florida State University. Currently, she is the principal investigator of two IMLS-funded research projects on youth and Makerspaces.
http://kyungwonkoh.com


Friday, June 16, 2017

ISTE "Unplugged" - We've Just Added an Online Conference!

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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. We're just days away...

AND so, in true unplugged style, we've just added a live two-day online conference for those who want to present or participate from afar... details below!


Our ISTEUnplugged events are free, thanks to the support (and latitude!) given us by the conference organizers at ISTE (HUGE THANKS!) and by our exclusive sponsor this year, Participate. All are welcome! Please note that while the Hack Education unconference and its after-party are open to anyone, as they take place before the formal ISTE conference begins, the events during ISTE do require that attendees be registered for ISTE. 


IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE PHYSICALLY AT ISTE IN SAN ANTONIO!
  • We've just announced ISTEUNPLUGGED.LIVE, June 26 - 27, an online live ed tech conference. For years, when the ISTE conference was called "NECC," we ran a "Live!" event with on-site and/or online sessions, giving anyone who wanted to a chance to present... whether they had been accepted formally by the conference or not! We half-jokingly called it the Salon de Refuses (hat tip to Jane Krauss, I believe, for the great cultural reference). We had an area or room at the conference center, used a wiki to allow people to schedule in their presentations, and I usually brought one of my daughters to help run it. We're bringing it back, online-style! So, no matter where you are in the world, here's your chance to present during ISTE (obviously not at ISTE, but you get the idea). And there's are schedule/calendar page for anyone to join and watch and participate--and we hope you will!
  • You can also follow the amazing connecting taking place by the #notatiste crew, based out of their G+ community--www.NOTATISTE.com takes you there!
IF YOU ARE GOING TO PHYSICALLY BE AT ISTE / IN SAN ANTONIO!
  • Saturday, June 24th - HACK EDUCATION: Our flagship "unconference" on teaching and learning (originally EduBloggerCon). In our 11th year, this event typically draws 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. 
  • Saturday, June 24th Evening - AFTER PARTY!: Our now-annual unconference "After Party," at an earlier time (4:30 - 6:30pm) this year! RSVP Encouraged.
  • Sunday, June 25th Afternoon - GLOBAL EDUCATION DAY: Our fourth-annual Global Ed Day is a 3-hour mini-conference organized by Lucy Gray and me for those interested in globally-connecting students and teachers, and a physical followup to the hugely popular online Global Education Conference. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
  • Monday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 28 - THE BLOGGERS' CAFE: Also in its 11th year now, the Bloggers' Cafe is an informal, couch-chairs-floor gathering area in the conference center for bloggers, social media mavens, and anyone else who wants to find and connect with others. A beehive of constant activity and conversation, the Bloggers' Cafe makes it hard to go do anything else once you discover it. 
ISTE is almost here... Can't wait to see some of you online, and some of you in person!

Steve 

Steve Hargadon

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The 2007 and original "EduBloggerCon" - recognize anyone?
More memories from 11 years HERE.


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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Recording - "BEST PRACTICES FOR CONNECTING YOUR CLASSROOM TO THE WORLD IN AN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION"


"BEST PRACTICES FOR CONNECTING YOUR CLASSROOM TO THE WORLD IN AN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION Renowned Global Educator Steve Hargadon, Portland OR HS Principal Peyton Chapman  and Qatar Foundation International Executive Director Maggie Salem are my guests." Original at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edutalk/2017/05/30/connecting-your-classroom-to-the-world-an-age-of-globalization

Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus


Tomorrow (Thursday, June 1st) is our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," being held online (and for free) from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

In the first hour, Bryan Alexander will host our special opening panel discussion, joined by Mnar Muhawesh, Doug Belshaw, and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. Then we will have 14 practitioner-led sessions that look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. Bryan will also give a closing keynote at the end of the three-hour mini-conference. More information on the keynote panelists, plus the titles and presenters of the individual sessions, is listed below.

We invite all library professionals, educators, students, and others to participate this event. Register and you will also be sent a special list of resources and links for this event and the topic, curated by our keynote panelists and our speakers.

This is a free event, being held online. 
REGISTER HERE 
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.
Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

What does “digital literacy” mean in an era shaped by the Internet, social media, and staggering quantities of information? How is it that the fulfillment of human hopes for a open knowledge society seem to have resulted in both increased skepticism of, and casualness with, information? What tools and understanding can library professionals bring to a world that seems to be dominated by fake news?

In this Library 2.107 mini-conference, we start with the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and now digital literacy, and then we ask some pointed questions. How should library and information professionals address the issues of fake news, propaganda, and biased research? What technical skills are required for critical thinking in the digital age? As learners increasingly move from just consuming information to also socially producing it, what are the new requisite skills of critical thinking and decision-making? What are appropriate uses for social media when conducting research? What is digital citizenship in a global, globally-diverse, and often globally-fragmented world? What work on digital literacy is available, what frameworks already support these efforts, what are the perspectives of the leading thinkers?

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 along with #digitalliteracy, and #fakenews on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS:

A Journalists's Perspective on the New News Landscape by Michelle Luhtala + Joyce Valenza
Full Description HERE

Combating Bias and Propaganda: A Cataloger's Perspective by Faye Leibowitz + Abigail Gulya
Full Description HERE

Fighting against Fake news & content by Laura Malita + Gabriela Grosseck
Full Description HERE

Foiling Fake News with Fourth Graders by Sarah FitzHenry + Kim Wilkens
Full Description HERE

Four Out of Five Dentists Say Coca-Cola Cures Cancer!: Data Literacy Strategies to Help Patrons Identify Fake – or Just Bad – Information by Kristin Fontichiaro
Full Description HERE

Information Literacy? Future Ready Librarians Can Do That! by Mark Ray - Director of Innovation and Library Services | Future Ready Librarians Lead
Full Description HERE

Media Binds or Blinds: Deconstructing the Myths and Misconceptions in Teacher Education by Melda N. Yildiz, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
Full Description HERE

Passion Based Literacies & Social Media by Shannon Steimel
Full Description HERE

The Revenge of the Filter Bubble: How Accelerating Content Customization and Mobile Device Access Drives Fake News by Wendy Stephens
Full Description HERE

The role librarians will be playing in furthering democracy learning in their schools. by Paul Loranger
Full Description HERE

The Softer Side of Digital Literacy by Mark Moran
Full Description HERE

The VCU Libraries (and beyond) #vetyoursources campaign: Improving students' skill in evaluating sources by Laura W. Gariepy
Full Description HERE

Unpacking a Media Literacy Toolkit by Joyce Valenza + Michelle Luhtala
Full Description HERE

What is fake news? Definitions from first-year college students. by Derek Malone
Full Description HERE


MORE INFORMATION:
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and additional support has been provided by Follett. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
The call for proposals is still open HERE. We encourage all who are interested in giving a 25-minute presentation 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. (To see if your system is already configured for Blackboard Collaborate, you can try entering the practice room at http://www.thepracticeroom.me. If you aren't able to enter that room, see Behind the Blackboard Support.)

Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings. An event reminder and additional connecting information will be sent just prior to the event.

KEYNOTE PANELISTS



Bryan Alexander
Futurist
@bryanalexander

Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education. He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry. Then Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. There he also pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes, while organizing an information literacy initiative. From 2002 to 2014 Bryan worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies. With NITLE he held several roles, including co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and senior fellow. Over those years Bryan helped develop and support the nonprofit, grew peer networks, consulted, and conducted a sustained research agenda. In 2013 Bryan launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC. Through BAC he consults throughout higher education in the United States and abroad. Bryan also speaks widely and publishes frequently, with articles appearing in venues including The Atlantic Monthly, Inside Higher Ed. He has been interviewed by and featured in MSNBC, US News and World Report, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Pew Research, Campus Technology, and the Connected Learning Alliance. His two most recent books are Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling.
http://www.bryanalexander.org

Digital Literacy and Fake News



Doug Belshaw
Open Educator and Consultant
@dajbelshaw

Dr. Doug Belshaw is an internationally-recognised open educator, consultant and presenter with experience from Primary through to Higher education. After working with the non-profit Mozilla Foundation on Open Badges and leading work around a new Web Literacy Map he now brings his expertise to organisations worldwide through Dynamic Skillset.
https://dougbelshaw.com/




Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
@lisalibrarian

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an affiliate faculty member in the university’s library school.At Illinois, she has also served as Acting Head of the University High School Library, Head of the Undergraduate Library, Acting Coordinator for Staff Development and Training, and Coordinator for Strategic Planning in the University Library. Previously, she was the Library Instruction Coordinator at Illinois State University and Reference Librarian at Parkland Community College. Lisa has been a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Immersion Program faculty since 2003 and has taught Classic (Teacher and Program Track), Intentional Teaching, and Assessment Immersion as well as custom programs for institutions/regional areas. Lisa is a past-president of ACRL, which launched the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative during her presidency. Along with Debra Gilchrist, Lisa is also the lead designer for ACRL’s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project. Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of academic libraries and library assessment, evaluation, and innovation. Her most recent book is Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration (co-edited with Melissa Autumn Wong). Lisa has received the University of Illinois Library School Alumni Association Leadership Award, ONLINE World Best Practice Award, and Jane B. and Robert B. Downs Professional Promise Award. Lisa earned her Master of Education in educational psychology/instructional design and Master of Library and Information Science degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently a PhD student in Global Studies in Education in the Department of Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
https://lisahinchliffe.com




Mnar Muhawesh
Founder, CEO and Editor in Chief, MintPress News
@mnarmuh

Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She started her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues posting her reporting and exclusive interviews on her blog MintPress, which she later turned MintPress into the global news source it is today. In 2009, Muhawesh also became the first American woman to wear the hijab to anchor/report the news in American media. Muhawesh is also a wife and mother of a rascal four year old boy, juggling her duties as a CEO and motherly tasks successfully as supermom.
http://www.mintpressnews.com/author/mnarmuhawesh/

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Digital Literacy & Fake News" Keynote Panelists Announced + First Sessions for Mini-Conference


We're excited to announce the keynote panelists for our our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 1st, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

In the first hour, Bryan Alexander will host our special opening panel discussion, joined by Mnar Muhawesh, Doug Belshaw, and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. More information on each of them is below. They and our session presenters will look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. Bryan will also give a closing keynote at the end of the three-hour mini-conference.

We invite all library professionals, educators, students, and others to provide input and participate this event. The call for session proposals is still open, and the currently accepted conference sessions are listed at the bottom of this post.

This is a free event, being held online. 
REGISTER HERE 
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.
Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

What does “digital literacy” mean in an era shaped by the Internet, social media, and staggering quantities of information? How is it that the fulfillment of human hopes for a open knowledge society seem to have resulted in both increased skepticism of, and casualness with, information? What tools and understanding can library professionals bring to a world that seems to be dominated by fake news?

In this Library 2.107 mini-conference, we start with the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and now digital literacy, and then we ask some pointed questions. How should library and information professionals address the issues of fake news, propaganda, and biased research? What technical skills are required for critical thinking in the digital age? As learners increasingly move from just consuming information to also socially producing it, what are the new requisite skills of critical thinking and decision-making? What are appropriate uses for social media when conducting research? What is digital citizenship in a global, globally-diverse, and often globally-fragmented world? What work on digital literacy is available, what frameworks already support these efforts, what are the perspectives of the leading thinkers?

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 along with #digitalliteracy, and #fakenews on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

MORE INFORMATION:
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and additional support has been provided by Follett. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
The call for proposals is still open HERE. We encourage all who are interested in giving a 25-minute presentation 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. (To see if your system is already configured for Blackboard Collaborate, you can try entering the practice room at http://www.thepracticeroom.me. If you aren't able to enter that room, see Behind the Blackboard Support.)

Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings. An event reminder and additional connecting information will be sent just prior to the event.

KEYNOTE PANELISTS



Bryan Alexander
Futurist
@bryanalexander

Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education. He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry. Then Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. There he also pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes, while organizing an information literacy initiative. From 2002 to 2014 Bryan worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies. With NITLE he held several roles, including co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and senior fellow. Over those years Bryan helped develop and support the nonprofit, grew peer networks, consulted, and conducted a sustained research agenda. In 2013 Bryan launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC. Through BAC he consults throughout higher education in the United States and abroad. Bryan also speaks widely and publishes frequently, with articles appearing in venues including The Atlantic Monthly, Inside Higher Ed. He has been interviewed by and featured in MSNBC, US News and World Report, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Pew Research, Campus Technology, and the Connected Learning Alliance. His two most recent books are Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling.
http://www.bryanalexander.org

Digital Literacy and Fake News



Doug Belshaw
Open Educator and Consultant
@dajbelshaw

Dr. Doug Belshaw is an internationally-recognised open educator, consultant and presenter with experience from Primary through to Higher education. After working with the non-profit Mozilla Foundation on Open Badges and leading work around a new Web Literacy Map he now brings his expertise to organisations worldwide through Dynamic Skillset.
https://dougbelshaw.com/




Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
@lisalibrarian

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an affiliate faculty member in the university’s library school.At Illinois, she has also served as Acting Head of the University High School Library, Head of the Undergraduate Library, Acting Coordinator for Staff Development and Training, and Coordinator for Strategic Planning in the University Library. Previously, she was the Library Instruction Coordinator at Illinois State University and Reference Librarian at Parkland Community College. Lisa has been a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Immersion Program faculty since 2003 and has taught Classic (Teacher and Program Track), Intentional Teaching, and Assessment Immersion as well as custom programs for institutions/regional areas. Lisa is a past-president of ACRL, which launched the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative during her presidency. Along with Debra Gilchrist, Lisa is also the lead designer for ACRL’s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project. Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of academic libraries and library assessment, evaluation, and innovation. Her most recent book is Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration (co-edited with Melissa Autumn Wong). Lisa has received the University of Illinois Library School Alumni Association Leadership Award, ONLINE World Best Practice Award, and Jane B. and Robert B. Downs Professional Promise Award. Lisa earned her Master of Education in educational psychology/instructional design and Master of Library and Information Science degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently a PhD student in Global Studies in Education in the Department of Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
https://lisahinchliffe.com




Mnar Muhawesh
Founder, CEO and Editor in Chief, MintPress News
@mnarmuh

Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She started her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues posting her reporting and exclusive interviews on her blog MintPress, which she later turned MintPress into the global news source it is today. In 2009, Muhawesh also became the first American woman to wear the hijab to anchor/report the news in American media. Muhawesh is also a wife and mother of a rascal four year old boy, juggling her duties as a CEO and motherly tasks successfully as supermom.
http://www.mintpressnews.com/author/mnarmuhawesh/



ACCEPTED CONFERENCE SESSIONS:

Combating Bias and Propaganda: A Cataloger's Perspective by Faye Leibowitz
Full Description HERE

Fighting against Fake news + content by Laura Malita
Full Description HERE

Information Literacy? Future Ready Librarians Can Do That! by Mark Ray - Director of Innovation and Library Services | Future Ready Librarians Lead
Full Description HERE

Media Literacy: Critical Thinking Questions for Analyzing Fake News by Frank W Baker
Full Description HERE

Passion Based Literacies + Social Media by Shannon Steimel
Full Description HERE

The role librarians will be playing in furthering democracy learning in their schools by Paul Loranger
Full Description HERE

What is fake news? Definitions from first-year college students. by Derek Malone
Full Description HERE

Monday, April 24, 2017

Streaming Live from NY Today - The Global Leadership Summit

Global Education Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this coming week, April 24 - 28, 2017, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. GLW presents opportunities for educators and organizations to learn from one another and share effective leadership principles, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age. The ultimate goal of this event is to encourage more school and organizational leaders to make global education a priority within their institutions.

Our flagship event this week is an  face-to-face event with four panel discussions for global education leaders, the Global Leadership Summit, TODAY, Monday, April 14th, from 3:00 - 7:00pm US-EDT in New York at the Institute of International Education.


To access the livestream, go to the the GEC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/globaledcon

There panel discussions this year are: ​"The Role and Responsibility of Media in Global Education," ​"Innovation in Global Education," "The Value of Exchange Programs," and "Understanding and Educating for Global Citizenship."

For the panels we have an incredible lineup of panelists: David Bornstein, Jenny M. Buccos, Holly Ornstein Carter, Dana Mortenson, David Rohde, Karen Blumberg, Karen Kirsch, Keith R. Krueger, Kevin Smith, Waidehi Gokhale, Melvin Harmon, Tonya Muro, Nancy Overholt, Lisa Petro, Maureen McLaughlin, Daniel Perell, Ken Simon, and Megan Wilhelm.

See their photos and bios HERE as well as the recording of last year's panels.

Also during Global Leadership Week, partner organizations, companies, school districts and individual schools have designed and are hosting virtual or face-to-face events to showcase global thought leadership. A listing of the currently scheduled events is below; you can find an up-to-the-minute listing, in your own time zone, HERE. (By the way--it is not too late to add your event to the live calendar! More here.)

See you online!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

Global Education Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this coming week, April 24 - 28, 2017, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. GLW presents opportunities for educators and organizations to learn from one another and share effective leadership principles, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age. The ultimate goal of this event is to encourage more school and organizational leaders to make global education a priority within their institutions.

During Global Leadership Week, partner organizations, companies, school districts and individual schools have designed and are hosting virtual or face-to-face events to showcase global thought leadership. A listing of the currently scheduled events is below; you can find an up-to-the-minute listing, in your own time zone, HERE. (By the way--it is not too late to add your event to the live calendar! More here.)

Our flagship event this week is an invite only, face-to-face networking meetup for global education leaders, the Global Leadership Summit, on Monday, April 14th, from 3:00 - 7:00pm US-EDT in New York this year at the Institute of International Education.  It is in the schedule below, will be streamed live publicly, will also be recorded and archived on the Global Leadership site. There are four panel discussions this year: ​"The Role and Responsibility of Media in Global Education," ​"Innovation in Global Education," "The Value of Exchange Programs," and "Understanding and Educating for Global Citizenship." AND we have an incredible lineup of panelists: David Bornstein, Jenny M. Buccos, Holly Ornstein Carter, Dana Mortenson, David Rohde, Karen Blumberg, Karen Kirsch, Keith R. Krueger, Kevin Smith, Waidehi Gokhale, Melvin Harmon, Tonya Muro, Nancy Overholt, Lisa Petro, Maureen McLaughlin, Daniel Perell, Ken Simon, and Megan Wilhelm. See their photos and bios HERE as well as the recording of last year's panels.


Our current plan is to stream this event live from our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/globaledcon.

Now, for the rest of the week's events!

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP WEEK SCHEDULE
US-Eastern Daylight Time

Saturday, April 22
11:00am
  • Lead 3 Symposium: The Leadership 3.0 Symposium is a collaborative effort of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), CUE, Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL). It is truly “for administrators, by administrators.” Three organizations, one mission – Educational Leadership for the 21st century. 

Monday, April 24
9:00am
  • Growing Global Citizens Twitter Slow chat: We will look at how we can encourage teachers to grow more global citizens. We will be hosting a twitter slow chat using the hashtag #LCPSedChat. Questions will be posted each morning at 9 am Monday through Friday.  Please check back regularly to contribute to the discussion. 
  • Using social media for leadership development: This event will focus on leadership development through using social media as a strong connection to enhance their inter personnel skills. Students and alumni of the Access English microscholarship program will share their leadership success stories as posted on this group. 
12:00pm
  • Using WorldVuze to Foster Critical, Creative, and Collaborative Global Thinkers! Learn a new and exciting way to foster your students’ critical, creative, and collaborative thinking skills by using a free global student discussion platform, WorldVuze (www.worldvuze.com). On WorldVuze, your students can safely communicate their own perspectives on complex topics from democracy, poverty, climate change and urbanization and learn from the multiple and diverse perspectives of their peers around the world. Join a walk-through of the WorldVuze platform led by one of its' co-founders and explore ways you can actively engage your students in your curriculum through authentic, safe, and meaningful global dialogue by joining a discussion or by starting your own as a class. 
3:00pm
  • The 2017 Global Leadership Summit 

Tuesday, April 25
9:00am
  • Stevens Initiative Virtual Exchange Forum: The 2017 Stevens Initiative virtual exchange forum will serve as an opportunity for Stevens Initiative awardees and other virtual exchange practitioners to share the impact of their programs. It will also allow experts and stakeholders to chart a path for demonstrating the impact of virtual exchange, reaching new communities, and setting a learning agenda for the field. The Stevens Initiative is an international effort to expand access to virtual exchange to build global competence for young people in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa. The Initiative is a lasting tribute to Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, a public servant who dedicated himself to building understanding between people from different countries. The Initiative is housed at the Aspen Institute and is a public-private partnership of the family of Ambassador Stevens, the U.S. Department of State, the Bezos Family Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, LRNG, Vidyo, Twitter, Microsoft, and the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Algeria. 
3:00pm
  • Learn With the World through Global Project Based Learning with iEARN: Are you looking to connect your class to learn with the world? Join our 30 minute session on Facebook Live where we will share how iEARN is engaging educators and youth to in global, collaborative projects to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people. In this session we will review best practices, tips, and advice for building connections with educators around the world and beginning online, collaborative projects. During this event we will share and answer your questions related to: Identifying strategies for networking with educators from different countries and building project teams; Reviewing tips and advice to prepare students for online global communication and project work with their peers; Sharing examples of global collaborative projects for different ages and subject areas.
7:00pm
  • Globaled.tv: "Labeling: The Impact of Of Placing Names on Others."  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 hosted monthly by the Global Education Conference Network, the Learning Revolution and Know My World, and is designed to inform educators, students, and parents about the role of cultural and global competence in education.  Join us for part 3 of the current series "Foundational Attitudes and Projects for Global Citizenship" in which we will explore labeling and the impact of placing names on others. This session will provide a developed project sequence by Know My World, real life examples of implementation in the classroom and researched theories behind the activity design. 
Wednesday, April 26
4:00pm
  • A transformational study abroad experience in Costa Rica - Start with UPEACE! The Centre for Executive Education at the UN-mandated University for Peace partners with academic intuitions of all levels, from middle schools to doctorate programs, to create customized, powerful learning experiences that use Costa Rica as our campus. We cover all the logistics to make it easy for you, and draw on a deep network of on-the-ground partners to set up a unique experience combining classroom time, dynamic workshops, and visits to local businesses and organizations exemplifying the concepts we’re teaching.  We’ve run courses in many areas including language & culture, social responsibility, human rights, business, peace studies, education, sustainability and much more. We know starting the process can be daunting! We’ll share examples of past programs to help you imagine the best short-term study abroad program for your institution, and we’ll talk you through how the process works. 

Thursday, April 27
  • The Catalyst Conference (through Sunday): Global Online Academy's second annual online conference brings together more than 300 students seeking to spark change in their communities. These students have designed interactive projects that transform their coursework into real-world campaigns for change. Conference attendees are invited to view, discuss, and share this work. Free and open to the public. 
11:00am
  • Catalyst Conference Keynote: Sean Maguire of Plan International. This is a free, live video event with Sean Maguire of Plan International, a global advocacy organization dedicated to children's rights. Plan International launched to "Because I am a Girl" campaign. 
12:00pm
  • Inspire Action for Global Good through #TeachSDGs: Join in this special Twitter chat to discover ways to bring the Sustainable Development Goals to classrooms and support the work of the United Nations to meet the agenda for sustainable development by the year 2030. Together with UNICEF's World's Largest Lesson and TeachSDGs, discussion will center on projects, resources, and global events related to global education and the SDGs. Come and create your action plan to make positive change for people and planet through educational initiatives with our world of students!  
7:00pm
  • Cultivating Global Competence in California: California International Studies Project Executive Director Emily Schell hosts California Department of Education's Education Programs Consultant Letty Kraus in this webinar to share statewide efforts to develop and promote global education in K-12 schools. Participants will learn about and share their ideas about statewide recommendations, a new network for global educators, resources, and professional learning opportunities. 
8:00pm
  • #GlobalEdChat on Global Leadership: This is an interactive, online chat open to anyone around the world who would like to discuss Global Leadership. It will be led by iEARN and The Global Education Collaborative! 

9:00pm
  • Purposeful Creations: Using the Arts for Sustainable Development + Social Good: The power of art, music, dance, & creative forms of literacy to share a message with the world! Join for a Twitter chat with global PLN educators and educational organizations to discuss ways art can be used in our schools and communities to inspire positive change for people and planet. Connections to community art, the Sustainable Development Goals, various forms of multimedia, and tech tools for creation will be explored, and participants will have opportunity to share ideas from their classrooms and experiences. Join for this special session as we showcase and celebrate the ways the arts can impact our world. 
  • Water, a Vital Element: My ESL students and their families, as well as global guests will be  expressing themselves through a collaborative Padlet at the end of the session. They are invited to share their thoughts and feelings regarding the topic we selected for the event: “Water, a Vital Element.” Through the Sway presentation, we will be reflecting on the importance of understanding global issues as a way of directing our personal and professional projects based on leadership  to foster and support 21st Century hard and soft skills in the context of real world and local problems.

Friday, April 28
  • The Catalyst Conference (continues)
8:00am
  • Open for learning: This asynchronous event will present resources to support open educational practice and connected learning opportunities. Please engage with the resources using the links below, where you will be able to comment and interact. Here we can explore the boundaries of learning, connect to networks which can support your learners and acquire new skills in order to create more effective, internationally connected learning opportunities for all. Registration is not necessary, you can make use of these resources whenever suits you. All we ask is that you contribute to the discussion through commenting, completing the survey or sharing using the #wihea tag in any social media posts. 

Saturday, April 29
  • The Catalyst Conference (continues)
Sunday, April 30
  • The Catalyst Conference