Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Coming Fast | Session Updates - Library 2.018: Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World, October 17th


We've got lots of updated details on our third Library 2.018 mini-conference: "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Register now to watch for free and/or to receive the event recordings.

This event is being organized in partnership with Patty Wong, Director of Library Services at Santa Monica Public Library.

Our human condition has changed dramatically and has implications for libraries of all types on a global scale. Food insecurity and hunger, housing policies and homelessness, violence, mental health service needs, social, economic, educational and racial equity, substance abuse and drug overdose – all of these and many more challenges impact the people who frequent our libraries – as customers, students, faculty, and staff. Operational decisions continue to be influenced by social concerns. Join us for a series of conversations on how libraries have developed, responded, and championed programs and services to address some of these social crises and learn about outcomes. What’s the new normal for libraries in this world of social and economic disparity? Has it altered or enhanced our core mission?

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

Participants are encouraged to use #library2018 and #librarysocialcrisis on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

CURRENT SESSION LIST:
  • Active Shooter Training - Mary Soucie, State Librarian
  • Bibliotecas acción social - Judith de Méndez, Librarian.
  • Broward County Library - Reach Out Reach Up Reintegration Program - Roslyn Dean, Community Engagement Manager, Broward County Library
  • "Conversescion": not a mis-type, a different way to inclusion of asylum seekers - Matilde Fontanin
  • Educating Information Professionals to Manage Social Crises - Jen Jumba, M.L.I.S Adjunct Faculty at SJSU and Adult Services Librarian/Supervisor at Cuyahoga County Public Library 
  • From Transactional to Transformational Responses and Roles: Current and Potential Library Responses to Social Crises - Paula Miller, Director, Baltimore County Public Library
  • It's not (just) about transition: Librarians' role in promoting trans affirming healthcare - Mary Catherine Lockmiller, MLIS, M.Eng., AHIP
  • Meeting some basic needs of SJSU students and San Jose citizens @ the MLK Jr. Library - Peggy Cabrera, Associate Librarian for Art & Art History, Environmental Studies, Humanities & Philosophy, San Jose State University 
  • Opiate Users In Your Library: A Community Health Crisis - Dr. Steve Albrecht
  • Planning to React: Creativity, planning, and community coordination in response to crisis - Christian Zabriskie, Executive Director/Founder
  • Providing Support to Library Customers with Adverse Life Challenges - Alix Midgley, LCSW
  • The Role of Libraries in Addressing Homelessness and Poverty - Dr. Julie Ann Winkelstein
  • What role can public libraries play in the fight against HIV/AIDS? Lessons from Lubuto Library Partners in Lusaka, Zambia - Elizabeth Giles, Director of Library Services

KEYNOTES:


Patty Wong
Director of Library Services for the Santa Monica Public Library (California)

Patricia Wong is the Director of Library Services for the Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) system in California. Previously, she served as the Yolo County Library Director for nine years. Before her tenure leading the nine locations of the Yolo County Library system, Wong was the Deputy Director of Library Services of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library. There, she managed the daily operations of the Central Library and its 12 branches. She has also held positions as Library Program Manager for Children’s Services in the Oakland Public Library and Supervising Librarian and Children’s Librarian for the Berkeley Public Library. Wong has co-authored nearly a dozen publications and has held many elected posts for national organizations such as the American Library Association, the United States Board on Books for Young People, and the Chinese American Librarians Association. She has also held a part-time faculty position at San Jose State University’s iSchool of Library and Information Science. In 2013, she received the California Library Association’s Member of the Year Award. Wong holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from UC Berkeley.
https://smpl.org




Rebekkah Smith Aldrich
Executive Director at the Mid-Hudson Library System in New York

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MLS, is the Executive Director at the Mid-Hudson Library System in New York where for 20 years she has assisted 66 public libraries in the areas of governance, management, funding and facilities. Rebekkah is a certified Sustainable Building Advisor (NaSBA), Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a holds an advanced certificate in Public Library Administration from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University. Rebekkah is the Library Sustainability columnist for Library Journal, author of Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library's Future in an Uncertain World [ALA Editions], Resilience (part of American Library Association's Center for the Future Series) [ALA Editions], author of the Handbook for New Public Library Directors in New York State and co-author of the Handbook for Library Trustees in New York State. Rebekkah is co-founder of the New York Library Associaton's Sustainability Initiative and in 2017-2018 Rebekkah served as co-chair of the ALA Special Task Force on Sustainability. Rebekkah is a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and past president of the Leadership & Management Section (LAMS) of the New York Library Association.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebekkahaldrich/




Ryan Dowd
Executive Director of Hesed House

Ryan is the Executive Director of a large homeless shelter outside of Chicago, Illinois. He regularly travels the country training libraries, police departments, schools and other organizations on how to work compassionately with difficult homeless individuals. Ryan is the author of the ALA book, The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness.
http://www.homelesslibrary.com/




Madeleine Ildefonso
Managing Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library/Central Library
@be_madeleine

Madeleine Ildefonso is a Managing Librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) and is the project manager for the New Americans Initiative. As one of LAPL’s Department of Justice-trained representatives, Madeleine has a feet-on-the-ground perspective of how libraries can support naturalization, citizenship and other questions about immigration. As she approaches her 14-year anniversary as a librarian for the city of Los Angeles, Madeleine is interested in connecting Los Angeles residents with engaging and meaningful services and programs to empower their decisions, to support their wellness and build their interest and investment in personal and community resilience. It is her sincere hope that this work will strengthen library users personal and institutional relationships so that they may find relief, understanding and support as well as gain life-changing services, information and skills.
https://twitter.com/be_madeleine


MORE INFORMATION:
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. 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.

Save the Date - 4th Annual Global Leadership Summit in Chicago, March 5, 2019


The fourth annual Global Leadership Summit, co-hosted by ASCD and GlobalEd Events, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in a full-day interactive, engaging program that empowers educators to lead classroom, school, districts, states, and policy arenas in supporting students as change agents in their own communities and around the world. 

The Global Leadership Summit will provide participants with the unique opportunity to:

  • Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that foster in students the will and the skill to tackle problems of real-world significance locally and globally.
  • Discover effective resources, best practices, and new ideas that can help students develop empathy, perspective recognition, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills, and other competencies that students need to succeed in an interconnected world.
  • Devise a plan of action to advocate and implement global learning initiatives.  . 
  • Network with innovative and inspiring teachers, principals, district leaders, thought leaders, and education organizations from around the country and the world committed to educating students for a diverse, global society.

Save the date! Registration will open soon. To learn more, visit empower.ascd.org/globalsummit. A flyer for the event is available here.

Connect and learn globally!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Starts Monday! Global Collaboration Week (UPDATED Listings)

Students, teachers, and organizations will get online to celebrate global collaboration this coming week (September 17-21) as back-to-school season begins in the northern hemisphere.

During Global Collaboration Week, experienced global educators and other professionals design and host connective projects and events and invite public participation. The primary goals of this online event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources, projects, and networks that are available to educators today.

This is an opportunity for educators new to globally connected teaching and learning to participate in virtual activities designed by more experienced teachers. It's also a great way for educators running ongoing global projects to find project partners! We (Lucy Gray + Steve Hargadon, co-chairs of the Global Education Conference) are the calendar coordinators but not the direct conveners: that is, over 1000 people from 83 countries will participate in independently-planned events which we have then organized into a directory and in special calendars to allow these events to be seen in any time zone in the world.

This fourth-annual Global Collaboration event is a huge worldwide demonstration of the power of globally-connected learning. We encourage you to browse the event directory or the calendar and choose a compelling event to attend! Read directions and our website carefully to prepare. current list of the events is at the bottom of this post, but use the links below because new events will be added and others may change).
Here are some important links for you to keep handy:
Special thanks to Qatar Foundation International and TakingITGlobal, our sponsors this year!

See you online,

Lucy and Steve

CURRENT EVENT LISTING 


EARL-BIRD EVENTS

Saturday, September 15
  • 5:30pm Alternative Assessment techniques on Moodle

Sunday, September 16
  • 12:00am Flood of Love
  • 12:00pm Storytelling with Data and Visualization in Education: Semiotics and Multicultural Perspective

ALL WEEK (September 17 - 21)
  • Flipping Over Classroom Walls with Flipgrid! (participate all week)
  • #ONEDAY Global Collaboration (participate all week)
  • Back-to-School Traditions Around the World (participate all week)
  • Classroom Conversations with the World (participate all week)
  • Concrete Innovation for waste minimization (participate all week)
  • Global Greetings (participate all week)
  • Global Reading Connections (participate all week)
  • K-12 Global Art Exchange (participate all week)
  • Meet. Connect. Explore. (participate all week)
  • the dot (participate all week)
DAILY SCHEDULE

Monday, September 17
  • 2:00am Talking Kites around the world
  • 6:00am How Can WEDO transform your classroom?
  • 9:30am French Connect: Parlez avec nous en français ou en anglais
  • 11:00pm IVECA International Virtual Schooling
Tuesday, September 18
  • 7:00am Learn about this FREE Virtual Exchange program
  • 8:00am Back-to-School Traditions Around the World
  • 9:00am Virtual interactive lesson tour, make code and use new devices
  • 9:00am YES Alumni Webinar - Gender Equality for Social Change
  • 12:00pm The Global Classroom
  • 2:30pm Global Connections for Higher Education
  • 6:30pm Global Outdoors Learning Opportunities Building Engagement for Higher Education
  • 7:00pm Learn about this FREE Virtual Exchange program
Wednesday, September 19
  • 11:00am IVECA International Virtual Schooling
  • 12:00pm A look into Innovative T&L practice with FlipGrid
  • 4:00pm Exposure to diverse backgrounds and beliefs through multi-country facilitated virtual exchanges
  • 5:00pm Terra Connect EDU: Using Google Tour Builder to Connect Globally
Thursday, September 20
  • 12:00am Concrete Innovation for Waste Minimization (participate all week)
  • 9:00am iEARN Project Book Launch and Film Premiere
  • 9:00am The Mighty Pen - PenPal Project
  • 11:00am Teaching with Global Popular Culture
  • 1:00pm Karaoke – Global Sing Along
  • 2:00pm Life is a bowl of cherries – Typical Foods
  • 3:00pm All about South Africa
  • 4:00pm IVECA International Virtual Schooling
  • 4:00pm My Hobbies – Pastimes around the globe
  • 5:00pm Idioms – When language and Culture hit it off
  • 5:00pm QFI: Introduction to our FREE Virtual Exchange Course
  • 6:00pm Travel broadens the mind
  • 7:00pm Mystery Call and Cultural Fair
  • 8:00pm #Globaledchat: Building a Culture of Global Education
  • 8:00pm Loss of Agricultural Lands: A Threat to the World
Friday, September 21
  • 3:00pm STEM2STEM Pen Pal Letters

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Global Collaboration Week, Libraries and Social Crises, EdTech.World Dates, Goodbye CR20 Live, and Where Is the Ed Tech Revolution?

GLOBAL ED EVENTS



Global Collaboration Week is Coming! (September 17 - 21, 2018)
Students, teachers, and organizations will get online to celebrate global collaboration during the week of September 17-21, as back-to-school season begins in the northern hemisphere. During this week, experienced global educators and other professionals will design and host connective projects and events and invite public participation. The primary goals of this whole day event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources, projects, and networks that are available to educators today. This is an opportunity for educators new to globally connected teaching and learning to participate in virtual activities designed by more experienced teachers. It's also a great way for educators running ongoing global projects to find project partners!
Cost + Location: Free, registration required | Online
Link: https://www.globalcollaborationweek.org/



The 2018 Global Education Conference (November 12 - 15, 2018)
We are pleased to announce the eighth annual Global Education Conference, a free online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. It will be held Monday, November 12 through Wednesday, November 15, 2018 (November 16th in some time zones). The entire virtual conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate platform. The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.
Cost + Location: Free, registration required | Online
Link: http://www.globaleducationconference.org/page/2018conference



Global Leadership Summit (March 15, 2019)
Our annual Global Leadership Summit is an in-person event, now held in conjunction with the ASCD Conference, and will be in Chicago on Friday, Friday, March 15, 2019. The Summit will provide participants with the unique opportunity to develop the capacity to lead classrooms and education systems that foster in students the will and the skill to tackle problems of real-world significance locally and globally. Participants will discover effective resources, best practices, and new ideas that can help students develop empathy, perspective recognition, intercultural communication and collaboration skills, and critical thinking. Participants will also devise a plan of action to advocate and implement global learning initiatives, and they will network with innovative and inspiring teachers, principals, district leaders, thought leaders, and education organizations from around the country and the world committed to educating students for a diverse, global society.
Cost + Location: There will be a registration fee, but not announced yet. | Chicago, IL, USA
Link: http://empower.ascd.org/program/global-summit.aspx

LIBRARY 2.0



Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World (October 17, 2018)
We're excited to announce our third Library 2.018 mini-conference: "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This event is being organized in partnership with Patty Wong, Director of Library Services at Santa Monica Public Library.
Cost + Location: Free, registration required | Online
Link: https://www.library20.com/

EDTECH.WORLD



Change in Conference Dates (January 23 - 25, 2019)
Our first worldwide conference on technology and learning has new dates: January 23 - 25, 2019. Sign up at edtech.world to be kept informed.
Cost + Location: Free, registration required. | Online
Link: http://www.edtech.world

CLASSROOM 2.0



A Sad Goodbye to CR 2.0 LIVE
We send our thanks for the memories to Peggy George and the Classroom 2.0 LIVE team, who made the very difficult decision to discontinue the weekly webinars after NINE AND A HALF years. Wow. They held one final live webinar on August 25th. They have sent their kudos and huge thanks to the team who have worked tirelessly to provide these fantastic learning experiences for everyone! Founding Co-Moderators: Peggy George, Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini. Current Co-Moderators: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle. Advisory Team: Peggy George, Paula Naugle, Patti Ruffing, Maureen Tumenas, Kim Thomas, Susie Highley, Peg Volak, Wes Fryer, Jessie McKinley, Carolyn Stanley, and their faithful image creator, Melissa Getz. An explanation of their closure is on the left-hand side of the Classroom 2.0 site.
Linkhttps://www.classroom20.com/

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES



Like to Learn About Sponsoring?
If you'd like to learn more about sponsoring one of the events in this newsletter, please contact Steve Hargadon at steve@learningrevolution.com

NOTES, QUOTES, AND THOUGHTS



Where Is the Revolution in Education?
From my Modern Learning Report:

For those who have followed ed tech for some decades now, there can be a feeling of “technology opportunity fatigue”--that is, of watching educators and innovators pin their hopes on successive technology waves, each of which are promised to revolutionize education. And yet, unlike so many other fields of professional endeavor, it feels to many that an actual technology revolution in education has never actually arrived.

The question of when or if a revolution in education will take place, I would argue, is really one of “framing:” that is, how we perceive changes that are taking place and the context within which they are doing so. Quite assuredly, dramatic changes in teaching and learning are taking place, and perhaps the elusive nature of tracking those changes is the result of our not having the right “frames” for talking about them. If we are looking primarily at the lack of dramatic or widespread structural changes to our education system, we might not recognize that very significant changes are currently taking place at largely personal levels. Hopefully, the observations below will help to build frameworks for not only identifying these changes, but also seeing why and where these personal changes could lead to structural changes, why there might be confusion, and how to focus on those elements which are most important in teaching and learning.

For at the core of this conversation, I believe we must remember that education is a particularly human endeavor. As the wise Jim Vanides, now retired from H-P, has said: educational technology works when it magnifies the best aspects of our human connections. My perception is that the survey responses corroborate this perspective, and that the “red herrings” of educational technology are those promises which are made that technology can substitute for or replace the human relationships that are at the core of actual learner growth.


Get the report for free at ModernLearning.com.
Link: http://www.modernlearning.com/

See you online!

Steve

Steve Hargadon
steve@learningrevolution.com
stevehargadon.com

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Announcing Library 2.018: "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World" - October 17


We're excited to announce our third Library 2.018 mini-conference: "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This event is being organized in partnership with Patty Wong, Director of Library Services at Santa Monica Public Library.

Our human condition has changed dramatically and has implications for libraries of all types on a global scale. Food insecurity and hunger, housing policies and homelessness, violence, mental health service needs, social, economic, educational and racial equity, substance abuse and drug overdose – all of these and many more challenges impact the people who frequent our libraries – as customers, students, faculty, and staff. Operational decisions continue to be influenced by social concerns. Join us for a series of conversations on how libraries have developed, responded, and championed programs and services to address some of these social crises and learn about outcomes. What’s the new normal for libraries in this world of social and economic disparity? Has it altered or enhanced our core mission?

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.

We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event. The call for proposals is now open HERE.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2018 and #librarysocialcrisis on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

KEYNOTES:




Patty Wong
Director of Library Services for the Santa Monica Public Library (California)

Patricia Wong is the Director of Library Services for the Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) system in California. Previously, she served as the Yolo County Library Director for nine years. Before her tenure leading the nine locations of the Yolo County Library system, Wong was the Deputy Director of Library Services of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library. There, she managed the daily operations of the Central Library and its 12 branches. She has also held positions as Library Program Manager for Children’s Services in the Oakland Public Library and Supervising Librarian and Children’s Librarian for the Berkeley Public Library. Wong has co-authored nearly a dozen publications and has held many elected posts for national organizations such as the American Library Association, the United States Board on Books for Young People, and the Chinese American Librarians Association. She has also held a part-time faculty position at San Jose State University’s iSchool of Library and Information Science. In 2013, she received the California Library Association’s Member of the Year Award. Wong holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from UC Berkeley.
https://smpl.org



Ryan Dowd
Executive Director of Hesed House

Ryan is the Executive Director of a large homeless shelter outside of Chicago, Illinois. ​He regularly travels the country training libraries, police departments, schools and other organizations on how to work compassionately with difficult homeless individuals. ​Ryan is the author of the ALA book, The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness.
http://www.homelesslibrary.com/



Rebekkah Smith Aldrich
Executive Director at the Mid-Hudson Library System in New York

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MLS, is the Executive Director at the Mid-Hudson Library System in New York where for 20 years she has assisted 66 public libraries in the areas of governance, management, funding and facilities. Rebekkah is a certified Sustainable Building Advisor (NaSBA), Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a holds an advanced certificate in Public Library Administration from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University. Rebekkah is the Library Sustainability columnist for Library Journal, author of Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library's Future in an Uncertain World [ALA Editions], Resilience (part of American Library Association's Center for the Future Series) [ALA Editions], author of the Handbook for New Public Library Directors in New York State and co-author of the Handbook for Library Trustees in New York State. Rebekkah is co-founder of the New York Library Associaton's Sustainability Initiative and in 2017-2018 Rebekkah served as co-chair of the ALA Special Task Force on Sustainability. Rebekkah is a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and past president of the Leadership & Management Section (LAMS) of the New York Library Association.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebekkahaldrich/

MORE INFORMATION:
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. 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.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

ISTE or NOT? Either way, we have great ways for you to participate: Global Ed Day, Hack Education, and edtech.world

Are you attending the 2018 ISTE conference in Chicago this month? Or wishing you were? Either way, we have three fun opportunities for you to participate--some in-person, or all online.


1. HACK (YOUR) EDUCATION, Saturday, June 23rd, all day at McCormick Place. Hack Education is the 12th annual all-day unconference held the Saturday before ISTE (not to be confused with upstart Microsoft's copycat event!). It's a great day for beginners and regular attendees alike--a community experience filled with interesting conversations in a highly social environment. To "hack" is to do something effective, even if it's not the standard or expected way. This year, for Hack Education, our loose theme is going to be how your hack your own education - thus, "Hack (Your) Education." Plus we'll have a special panel discussion on helping students hack their education. The physical event has been sold out (345) seats but we've just freed up five more spots, first-come, first-serve. After that, do consider getting on the wait-list, if you'll be at ISTE, through their registration process. ONLINE: participate online by joining the event portal at http://www.Hackeducation.online (or here), where we have a great set of community discussion questions (see the "DISCUSS" tab) about how you and others "hack your education." We'll also use the portal to give information on hopefully streaming the panel on student learning.



2. GLOBAL EDUCATION DAY, Sunday, June 24th from 2-5 PM at McCormick Place. This is a special face-to-face meeting in which you can connect and collaborate with other globally-minded educators. More information here. The physical event is sold out (255), but you can get on the relatively short wait-list (22 right now) through the ISTE registration portal. ONLINE: participate online with the physical attendees and other global educators by registering (free) at go.participate.com/global-ed-day-18. We will be streaming live on our Facebook page some of our activities for those who cannot attend in person: https://www.facebook.com/globaledcon/.


3. edtech.world, our brand new worldwide conference on technology and learning, online and free, September 12 - 14, 2018. A joint project of LearningRevolution.com and GlobalEdEvents.org. We've held 75 events over 13 years, with over 150,000 registered attendees - edtech.world will be our biggest and best event ever. Sign up now to be kept informed, to express interest in presenting, or to sponsor.



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Announcing the Worldwide Conference on Technology and Learning


Lucy Gray and I are pleased to announce the ultimate event for technology and education: the edtech.world conference, September 12 - 14, 2018, online and with free registration.

Together, Lucy and I have run over 75 events in the last 13 years, with over 150,000 registered attendees. This event will be our biggest ever.

We will be announcing our first stage keynotes and sponsors at the ISTE annual conference in Chicago at the end of this month. Until then, you can register to attend, indicate a desire to present, or inquire about sponsorship at www.edtech.world.