Thursday, March 26, 2015

Starting to Homeschool Webinar #2 - The Elementary Years

"Starting to Homeschool" is a series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or just learning more about homeschooling. Each Webinar will be a half-hour presentation by Patrick Farenga, followed by a half hour of questions and answers with attendees.

The first Webinar was held on February 27th, 2015, and the recording can be viewed on the http://www.startingtohomeschool.com site under the "Recordings" link. Each additional Webinar in the series of the six is free to watch live or for the 24 hours following its broadcast by going to http://www.startingtohomeschool.com. After that, the Webinar series must be purchased to watch the completed Webinars.

This is a reminder that our second Webinar, "The Elementary School Years," will be broadcast live from 3 - 4pm US-Eastern Time on Friday, March 27th. Those who are able to join the Webinar live will be able to ask questions in the chat during the Q&A period. Pat's description of this Webinar is:
How do I start homeschooling? What are my state’s requirements for homeschooling and how do I meet and report them?
Learn how to find reliable information about the homeschooling laws in your state and how to read and use them. Topics also include what you need to consider for homeschooling if your children has special needs, is currently in school, or has other issues. Also, the attitude of the parent embarking upon homeschooling for the first time will be examined.
Please let others know about this Webinar series by directing them to http://www.startingtohomeschool.com.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Events Newsletter - Maker Ed - Games for Change - Elementary Homeschooling - Library 2.0 - SeaTrust

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  • Wednesday, March 25th at 4pm Common Sense Media Webinar: Chat and Digital Citizenship, Join us live as we review the newest Remind feature, Chat, and strategies to implement it in your classroom and school community. +Adam Welcome , elementary school principal and Remind Advisory Board member from Martinez, California, will share best practices for Chat as well as tips for using Remind's Scheduled Messages, Attachments, Stamps, and more! More information here.
  • Friday, March 27th at 3pm Starting to Homeschool Webinar Series: The Elementary-School Years, How do I start homeschooling? What are my state’s requirements for homeschooling and how do I meet and report them? Learn how to find reliable information about the homeschooling laws in your state and how to read and use them. Topics also include what you need to consider for homeschooling if your children has special needs, is currently in school, or has other issues. Also, the attitude of the parent embarking upon homeschooling for the first time will be examined. Sign up to participate here.
  • Sunday, March 29th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast - Microsoft: Surface 3 featuring Jacqueline Russell, More information here.
  • Monday, March 30th at 7pm 'MakerEd'/'Maker Space' Webinar Coming to a Computer Near You with Kim Caise, If you have been looking for a way to jazz up your curriculum or increase the rigor and relevance of your learning activities, join me Monday, March 30, 2015, at 7pm EST/6pm CST through the Learning Revolution as we talk about what this philosophy entails and easy ways to implement this philosophy and revolutionize your teaching. Introducing "MakerEd" projects will thrill your students and engage them in the learning process with learning activities that are meaningful and interesting to students. More detail at http://learningrevolution.com/. Join the session at http://bit.ly/kcwebinar.

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Library 2.015 Spring Summit

Spring Summit

Learning Revolution Events

Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning, April 30th, 2015

The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world. The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning brings focus to the planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological innovations. These interactive sessions on future technology trends will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. A goal of the Spring Summit is to provide a forum to discuss ways to prepare for your personal and organization’s future. Register for free today at http://library2015spring.eventbrite.com/?aff=newsletter.


2015 ISTE Unplugged Events, June 26th - July 1st

Thanks to our generous friends at ISTE.org, our NINTH annual set of extra-curricular events at the ISTE conference this year will launch on the Friday before ISTE (June 26th) with an all-day open Maker Day--expect lots of table, activities, and fun for all ages, geared toward education. Saturday's all-day unconference features special guest Audrey Watters again this year, and huge shout-out to this year's unconference and evening party sponsor, StudyBlue and Shutterfly. Sunday is our fourth annual Global Education Summit, a three-hour event + connecting party you don't want to miss. The Bloggers' Cafe will be open Friday - Wednesday, and we're really hoping to add an education slam poetry event still. Stay tuned for all events at http://www.ISTEunplugged.com, which also has Facebook event links for each activity.


Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference: Tools, Skills & Competencies, October 20th

The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015. The conference will be held entirely online and is free to attend. Everyone is invited to participate in this open forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. The Call for Proposals will open May 1st, immediately following the Library 2.015 Spring Summit. See this year's conference strands and plan to get your proposal in early. We are looking forward to the fifth year of this this momentous event, and to your participation!


ISTEunplugged 2015!


Partner Announcement: The 12th Annual Games for Change Festival

The Games for Change Festival, April 21-23 & 25, is the largest gaming event in New York City and the leading international event uniting game creators with others who believe in the positive impact of games. Learning games are always a cornerstone of the Festival, and this year, we’re proud to present related programming and talks from leaders in the sector, such Angry Birds maker Rovio, the U.S. Department of Education, PBS, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, and top-notch educational game developers. The full schedule is online, with great talks, innovative games, and countless networking opportunities, including one-on-one consultations with experts, speed networking, and more. Register now with the code 10lrev and save 10% on passes: http://2015gamesforchangefestival.eventbrite.com/.


Partner Spotlight

SeaTrust

SeaTrust Institute is an environmental research and educational nonprofit organization. Our project teams are actively working on environmental science and policy issues both locally and globally, placing SeaTrust Institute in a position to provide grassroots knowledge and information to the international decision arena, and global knowledge in a usable context at community levels. Internationally, climate change and health are key focal issues for our work within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Local projects providing climate change and health adaptation assistance to regions with low adaptive capacity are a link to exchanging knowledge while bringing local voices into the larger conversation. Our research, educational, and climate change adaptation programs are customized for different regions and climatic conditions including sea level rise, drought, floods and extreme weather events. Educational program include university internships, AWARE (Action Within a Resilient Environment) for pre-college age students, and professional classes. More information at http://www.seatrustinstitute.org/.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Events Newsletter - I Witness Testimonies & Holocaust - HackEd 15 - TechEducator Podcast - ISTEunplugged

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Library 2.015 Spring Summit

Spring Summit

Learning Revolution Events

Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning, April 30th, 2015

The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world. The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning brings focus to the planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological innovations. These interactive sessions on future technology trends will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. A goal of the Spring Summit is to provide a forum to discuss ways to prepare for your personal and organization’s future. Register for free today at http://library2015spring.eventbrite.com/?aff=newsletter.


2015 ISTE Unplugged Events, June 26th - July 1st

Thanks to our generous friends at ISTE.org, our NINTH annual set of extra-curricular events at the ISTE conference this year will launch on the Friday before ISTE (June 26th) with an all-day open Maker Day--expect lots of table, activities, and fun for all ages, geared toward education. Saturday's all-day unconference features special guest Audrey Watters again this year, and huge shout-out to this year's unconference and evening party sponsor, StudyBlue and Shutterfly. Sunday is our fourth annual Global Education Summit, a three-hour event + connecting party you don't want to miss. The Bloggers' Cafe will be open Friday - Wednesday, and we're really hoping to add an education slam poetry event still. Stay tuned for all events at http://www.ISTEunplugged.com, which also has Facebook event links for each activity.


Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference: Tools, Skills & Competencies, October 20th

The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015. The conference will be held entirely online and is free to attend. Everyone is invited to participate in this open forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. The Call for Proposals will open May 1st, immediately following the Library 2.015 Spring Summit. See this year's conference strands and plan to get your proposal in early. We are looking forward to the fifth year of this this momentous event, and to your participation!


ISTEunplugged 2015!


Partner Announcement:
Flat Connections: ISTE Preconference Workshops

Julie Lindsay, founder of Flat Connections, will be offering two preconference learning opportunities for educators:

The Global Educator Workshop will be held in Philadelphia, PA June 25th & 26th. This workshop is for K-12 educators as well as leaders in schools and government who make pertinent decisions about how teachers and students learn and do. Participants will be immersed in 'flat' or connected learning modes and explore global collaboration as a pedagogy. A hands-on approach will allow participants to explore, discuss and model collaborative use of emerging technologies scaffolded by the steps and actions to flatten the classroom. Focus will also be on how to participate in a global project, how to engage learners and your extended network in global interactions, as well as how to support global education and global competency within your school or learning environment.
Create a Social Entrepreneurship Learning Collaborative will be held on Saturday, June 27th at the conference venue. Explore social entrepreneurship objectives fused with emerging technologies for connected and collaborative learning as well as community building for change. Use design thinking, flattened learning actions and social media to understand how to implement engaging curriculum to support student social entrepreneurship objectives and enhance global understanding. Registration information here.


Partner Spotlight

GrowingGlobalEducators

Growing Global Educators provides professional development workshops in Costa Rica for educators, bringing together educators from around the world to revitalize their practice while enjoying paradise. Growing Global Educators is excited to invite educators from around the world to learn together and explore ways to deepen their teaching practices, while experiencing the riches of La Paz Community School and Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This professional development institute will provide an interchange of best practices through hands on learning experiences focused on cultivating teachers of 21st Century learners. The Institute will provide educators a platform for reflecting on their beliefs and practices and challenging themselves to identify pathways for personal and potentially systematic growth. More information at http://www.growingglobaleducators.com/.

Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner? Please fill out a Partner Application today.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

April 30th - Library 2.015 Spring Summit Focuses on Innovation, Technology, and Preparation for the Future

With technology changing so rapidly, how can libraries, organizations, and individuals stay abreast of the economic, social, and ethical ramifications of innovations and prepare successfully for the future? Inspired by a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the future of the information profession that was offered by the San José State University (SJSU) School of Information last fall, Dr. Sandra Hirsh, director of the SJSU School of Information, and Steve Hargadon, founder of The Learning Revolution, have worked with Dr. Sue Alman to develop the Library 2.015 Spring Summit—The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning to address this very question. The free half-day seminar is open to the public and will take place online via Blackboard Collaborate on April 30, 2015, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. PDT. Dr. Alman, the SJSU lecturer who developed the Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC, said that the Library 2.015 Spring Summit was conceived because “monitoring technology is vital for educators and information professionals.” The MOOC had a massive global reach, but “there is a need to continue to prepare for the emerging future,” stated Alman. The spring summit will address this need by providing access to the many online resources explored in the MOOC, as well as presenting an overview of the changing landscape of the information field and creating “a forum to connect to a larger community,” explained Alman. The Library 2.015 Spring Summit will be divided into three hours, with opening and closing keynote panels and one hour of quick topic presentations. 
  • In Part 1, Chasing Storms or Rainbows?, a keynote panel will look at the effects of emerging technologies on current and future learning trends. 
  • Part 2, In the Know, will feature three short sequential presentations: how to plan and fund new technologies; how to stay up to date with new technologies; and a drill down on the key impact areas of new technologies. 
  • Part 3, The Here and Now, will be a closing panel discussion on technology and social media trends.
A number of notable speakers and panelists are already lined up for the online seminar, including Alman, Mary Alice Ball of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Samantha Adams Becker of the New Media Consortium, Dan Cohen of the Digital Public Library of America, Miguel Figueroa of the Center for the Future of Libraries at the American Library Association, Jason Swanson of KnowledgeWorks, and other prominent experts in the fields of technology and information.
According to Library 2.0 event co-chairs Hirsh and Hargadon, the goal of the Spring Summit is “to provide a forum to learn about and discuss ways to prepare for the future, both professionally and organizationally.” The spring summit is new this year and complements the annual Library 2.0 conference, which will be held entirely online on October 20, 2015. More information about the Library 2.015 events, including the Library 2.015 Spring Summit, the Library 2.015 webinar series, and the Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference, is available on the Library 2.0 website
The event is held entirely online, open to the public, and free to attend (registration required). Please register at http://library2015spring.eventbrite.com/?aff=lib20.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Events Newsletter - Teacher Librarian Chat - Library 2.015 Spring Summit - NextVista.org Creative Expression Contest

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Library 2.015 Spring Summit

Spring Summit

Learning Revolution Events

Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning, April 30th, 2015

The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world. The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning brings focus to the planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological innovations. These interactive sessions on future technology trends will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. A goal of the Spring Summit is to provide a forum to discuss ways to prepare for your personal and organization’s future. Register for free today at http://library2015spring.eventbrite.com/?aff=newsletter.


2015 ISTE Unplugged Events, June 26th - July 1st

Thanks to our generous friends at ISTE.org, our NINTH annual set of extra-curricular events at the ISTE conference this year will launch on the Friday before ISTE (June 26th) with an all-day open Maker Day--expect lots of table, activities, and fun for all ages, geared toward education. Saturday's all-day unconference features special guest Audrey Watters again this year, and huge shout-out to this year's unconference and evening party sponsor, StudyBlue and Shutterfly. Sunday is our fourth annual Global Education Summit, a three-hour event + connecting party you don't want to miss. The Bloggers' Cafe will be open Friday - Wednesday, and we're really hoping to add an education slam poetry event still. Stay tuned for all events at http://www.ISTEunplugged.com, which also has Facebook event links for each activity.


Partner Announcement:
NextVista.org: Creative Expression Contest

NextVista.org invites teachers and students around the world to enter its Creative Expression contest. Share a video that in 90 seconds or less creatively explains something one might encounter in school to enter. Submissions get feedback, and finalists earn certificates, gift cards, and international glory! The final deadline is April 24th, with an early bonus deadline March 27th. Learn more at http://www.nextvista.org/contests/expression/.

NextVista


Partner Spotlight

ShortGrass

The Shortgrass Library System is one of the Alberta Regional Library Systems. Shortgrass Library System is a service-oriented, non-profit organization and is registered as a charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency. Shortgrass Library System provides Integrated Library Services (ILS) and other technical services to regional public libraries as well as school-based libraries belonging to Medicine Hat School District No.76 and the Prairie Rose School Division #8. More information at http://shortgrass.ca/.

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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Events Newsletter - Announcing Library 2.0's Spring Summit - NMC on Open Licensing (Today) - Livebinders for Librarians on Saturday

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  • Thursday, March 5th at 2pm NMC On the Horizon > Open Licensing: What It Is, Why Do It, Join the NMC and our panel of experts on Thursday, March 5th at 11am PT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET (check for local time). This one-hour session will be held in the Google+ On Air platform and broadcasted live on YouTube. Participation is free for all attendees. Are you at a museum or do you have a gallery, library, archive, or museum on your campus? If you do, please forward this along to anyone that might find this event beneficial. In this one-hour discussion, a panel of experts will explore the variety of ways that cultural institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs) can apply open licensing to their collections, as well as how this type of licensing benefits both institutions and their audiences. The conversation will also introduce attendees to open licensing models and will articulate the potential benefits and challenges for implementing open licensing at institutions of all sizes. Register Here.
  • Saturday, March 7th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show: Livebinders for Librarians with the S.U.P.E.R. Librarian Team, Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Details to join the webinar at http://live.classroom20.com. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.
  • Sunday, March 8th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast - Microsoft: Sway featuring David Alexander, More information here.
  • Monday, March 9th at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe - #TLChat LIVE!, Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate.
  • Saturday, March 14th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Featured Teacher: Avra Robinson, Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Details to join the webinar at http://live.classroom20.com. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.
  • Sunday, March 15th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast - Microsoft: Xbox and Minecraft, More information here.
  • Monday, March 16th at 8pm TL News Night LIVE!, Going LIVE on the 3rd Monday of each Month! View here LIVE at 8pm ET. This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE?

All events are listed in US-Eastern Time. To become an event partner and have your events listed here, please email amy@learningrevolution.com. For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

Library 2.015 Spring Summit

Spring Summit

Learning Revolution Events

Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning, April 30th, 2015

The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world. The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning brings focus to the planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological innovations. These interactive sessions on future technology trends will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. A goal of the Spring Summit is to provide a forum to discuss ways to prepare for your personal and organization’s future. Register today at http://library2015spring.eventbrite.com/?aff=newsletter.


2015 ISTE Unplugged Events, June 26th - July 1st

Thanks to our generous friends at ISTE.org, our NINTH annual set of extra-curricular events at the ISTE conference this year will launch on the Friday before ISTE (June 26th) with an all-day open Maker Day--expect lots of table, activities, and fun for all ages, geared toward education. Saturday's all-day unconference features special guest Audrey Watters again this year, and huge shout-out to this year's unconference and evening party sponsor, StudyBlue and Shutterfly. Sunday is our fourth annual Global Education Summit, a three-hour event + connecting party you don't want to miss. The Bloggers' Cafe will be open Friday - Wednesday, and we're really hoping to add an education slam poetry event still. Stay tuned for all events at http://www.ISTEunplugged.com, which also has Facebook event links for each activity.

Partner Announcement:
Next Vista's Annual Service via Video

Next Vista's annual Service via Video contest winds down on March 27th, and they invite any telling the stories of those who make a difference in their communities to enter. We are asking you to inspire others by telling stories of service using digital video. Additionally, videos that are three minutes or less will be included in a contest in which videos chosen as finalists will earn a charitable donation to the charity highlighted in each video. For more information, visit http://www.nextvista.org/projects/serviceviavideo/info.phtml.

Partner Spotlight

Humane Education

The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) is a nonprofit educational organization headquartered in Surry, Maine. Founded in 1996, it offers graduate degree programs, online courses, workshops, summer institutes and an award-winning online resource center. Humane education approaches human rights, environmental preservation and animal protection as interconnected global issues. Through IHE programs, students and participants gain the knowledge, tools and motivation to become “solutionaries” for a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world for all people, animals and the planet. More information at http://humaneeducation.org/.

Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner? Please fill out a Partner Application today.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Sugata Mitra & Deborah Meier at the AERO Conference in May + Audrey Watters at "ISTE Unplugged" in June

There are two events coming up this year that I would categorize as "must-attend:" the AERO Conference, May 20 - 25 at LIU/Post University (near New York City) and the ISTEunplugged.com event series before and during the ISTE conference, June 26 - July 1, in Philadelphia.

  • The AERO conference, in its 12th year, is a unique event--there is no other one like it in the US. It is a gathering of people who are involved with revolutionizing education, and who already have some of the answers. The focus of the conference (and of the organization behind it) is on learner-centered approaches that empowers students, teachers and parents.

    One of this year’s keynote speakers is Sugata Mitra, winner of the TED Award and famous for the “Hole in the Wall Experiment” in which he put a computer in a wall in a slum area of India. Over the next few months the children not only taught themselves to use the computer, but also taught themselves English! There will be five documentaries featured, some premiering, some with the filmmakers presenting. For example, Amy Valens, who made “GoodMorning Mission Hill,” about the extraordinary public school Debbie Meier started, will present her film, and Debbie Meier will join her. Jeremy Stuart, who made the critically acclaimed “Class Dismissed,” which followed an unschooling family for two years, will come from California to present his documentary.

    The North American Democratic Education Conference will also be part of AERO, bringing students and staff members from many democratic schools and presenting their own workshops for all. There will also be a Minecraft server for the conference.

    Because AERO is a partner with LearningRevolution.com we are offering the readers of this message the the ability to register for the AERO conference at the earlybird rate, which actually lapsed at the end of January. To register just go to the AERO conference site, http://www.educationrevolution.org/store/conference/.  To get the 10% discount to the earlybird rate, put in the coupon code "lrev" (all lower case, short for learning revolution).  For more information or special arrangements write to info@educationrevolution.org or call 800 769 4171.

  • ISTE Unplugged is June 26 - July 1 in Philadelphia, PA. 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. Each activity is detailed on the website and has a Facebook event you can join.

    All ISTEUnplugged.com events are free, thanks to the support (and latitude!) given us by the conference organizers and by our sponsors. Maker Day, the Hack Education unconference, and the Hack Education after-party (see below for all) are open to anyone as they take place before the formal ISTE conference; the events during ISTE require that attendees be registered for ISTE. A HUGE thanks to ISTE for making this all possible, and to StudyBlue and Shutterfly for sponsoring the unconference and the Saturday evening event!

    Friday, June 26th - MAKER DAY: Still being planned, but we will be holding an all-day, hands-on, student and teacher maker day. We could still use some help building a fun day, so if you or someone you know has interest in helping, send them my way!  (steve@hargadon.com) It would be fun to find a sponsoring organization or two as well.

    Saturday, June 27th - HACK EDUCATION: Audrey Watters of Hack Education co-chairs our all-day flagship event this year, our "unconference" on teaching and learning (originally EduBloggerCon). In our ninth 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. It's all about connecting and sharing, and maybe could be referred to as a "collaborative conference." There are no formal presentations, just "conversations" that you or others facilitate.

    Saturday, June 27th Evening - the Hack Education AFTER PARTY!: Our now-annual unconference "After Party" from 7 - 9pm.

    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.

    Monday, June 29 - Wednesday, July 1st - THE BLOGGERS' CAFE: Also in its ninth 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.