Sunday, October 17, 2010

This Weeks Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your profile, or you can check the new event time converter on the event page. Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren't able to attend them live. If you are looking for an easy calendar import / RSS feed for these events, you'll now find a link on your calendar page or the calendar page of specific groups!

We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab
(http://www.learncentral.org/group/3432/host-your-own-webinars).

Thanks for your attention, and see you online!

Monday, October 18th
  • 2am PDT (US) / 5am EDT (US) / 9am GMT/UTC (intl times):
    Reflect and connect: an introduction to a new course,” with host Coach Carole. What do you need to get started in taking charge of your elearning? A peak into a course focussing on building your undertanding of eportfolios. In this presentation Jane and Carole will give you an insight into the background of this course and how it may benefit you. The Moodle course features a series of Elluminate Live workshops during October – December. We will also invite participants to share their ideas, challenges and solutions in methods of reflective practice and the development of eportfolios. We are also seeking expressions of interest from those eportfolio practitioners who may wish to be guest presenters in our Elluminate workshops.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/110180
  • 6am PDT (US) / 9am EDT (US) / 1pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    Blackboard Collaborate's Vision And Roadmap,” with host Rick Ruden. Join Rick for a session with the Blackboard Collaborate Team. The team shared our long-term vision and announced our product roadmap on October 13th at Educause. If you weren't able to attend the conference, don't worry, we are covering the same vision and roadmap during our October 18th webinars. We invite YOU to join us at 9 am or 3 pm EDT/New York. As Blackboard Collaborate, Elluminate and Wimba want to continue our partnership with you to define an open, education-focused learning and collaboration platform that sets the standard for worldwide communication, education, and
    collaboration.

    LearnCentral Link:
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/110840
    (pre-registration required)
  • 12pm PDT (US) / 3pm EDT (US) / 7pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    Blackboard Collaborate's Vision And Roadmap,” with presenters Rajeev Aurora, Valerie Schreiner and Annie ChechitelliThe Blackboard Collaborate Team shared their long-term vision and announced our product roadmap on October 13th at Educause. If you weren't able to attend the conference, don't worry, we are covering the same vision and roadmap during our October 18th webinars. We invite YOU to join us at 9 am or 3 pm EDT/New York. As Blackboard Collaborate, Elluminate and Wimba want to continue our partnership with you to define an open, education-focused learning and collaboration platform that sets the standard for worldwide communication, education, and collaboration.
     LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/node/111463 (pre-registration required)
  • 7pm PDT (US) / 10pm EDT (US) / 2am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    AUSTRALIA SERIES

    23 Things for Languages: Taiwan Chat,” with host Penny Coutas. This web event is a chance for a group of language teachers in Perth, Western Australia, to try out web conferencing with real, live ESL students! We're going to be engaging in a couple of 'jigsaw' activities and experimenting with the Elluminate tools.”
    LearnCentral Link:
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/109829
  • 9:45pm PDT (US) /12:45am EDT (US) (next day)/ 4:45am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    AUSTRALIA SERIES
    Join Anne Mirtschin for another session of the Tech Talk Tuesday series entitled, “Tech Talk Tuesdays: A digital toolbox for 21st century classroomsHow do you integrate technology into 21st century classrooms? Digital tools can be used to engage students, enhance learning and allow creativity and collaboration. Loosely based around Bloom’s Revised taxonomy, find out how to use web2.0 tools for accessing, storing, analysing, applying and sharing information. Promote student engagement and creativity using digital storytelling, animations and audio/video projects.”
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/111301
  • 10pm PDT (US) /1am EDT (US) (next day) / 5pm GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    Playing your way to education,” with presenter, Leigh Hofman Are you looking for new and exciting ways to teach about the environment and sustainability? How about opening up the world and its animals right there in your classroom? Habitat Heroes (www.HabitatHeroes.com) is an exciting virtual world where children can have fun and interact with friends around the world, while learning about ways to protect the planet and its animals. Education-based games and activities, treasure hunts and puzzles entertain and teach children about animal extinction, climate change, water, biodiversity,
    recycling and other challenges facing Planet Earth. Habitat Heroes 'School Safari', developed in consultation with leading educators and experts, is packed full of teacher's notes, activities, video, quizzes and many other resources to assist teachers in the classroom. Habitat Heroes is used in schools and homes around the world, providing an excellent multi-discipline learning resource. Join Leigh Hofman, Educational Crusader at Habitat Heroes as she takes you through the website and its functionality. Learn how to find and use the various applications of Habitat Heroes and how they might apply in your classroom. An excellent introduction.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/104791
Tuesday, October 19th
  • 10am PDT (US) /1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    ELLUMINATE LIVE EVENTS

    5 Tips For Succession Planning: Engage, Retain And Develop Your Best Talent,” with presenter, Beth ThomasJoin Beth for a webinar and learn how to make your succession plan work for your company, your culture and your top talent. Sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand and featuring Beth Thomas, Executive VP & Managing Director of Sequent Consulting, this interactive session will provide succession planning tips, as well as best practices around engaging, retaining and developing your best talent.”
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106917 (pre-registration required)

  • 11am PDT (US) /2pm EDT (US) / 6pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    ELLUMINATE LIVE EVENTS

    Learning In Today's World: Blending The Best Of Formal, Informal And Social Approaches- Implementing,” with presenter, Lance DublinThe buzz about informal, formally-informal and social learning continues to grow in intensity. Organizations know they need to jump onto this bandwagon, but they wonder both are these approaches valid and how can I ensure I’m successful. Formal learning is well established and is well understood. But informal learning while seemingly obvious appears too broad, formally-informal seems too ill-defined and the definition of social learning is still evolving. Come and join Lance in this webinar series to learn how to blend these new learning approaches in news ways to extend, enable and enhance learning to meet the needs to today’s world. Come and join to learn when and how you should apply these new blended solutions, how to market them to senior management, mid-management and the workforce, and what it takes to successfully implement them to ensure powerful results.”
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/node/111465 (pre-registration required)
  • 3pm PDT (US) /6pm EDT (US) / 10pm GMT/UTC (intl times):  
    Playing your way to education,” with presenter, Leigh Hofman Are you looking for new and exciting ways to teach about the environment and sustainability? How about opening up the world and its animals right there in your classroom? Habitat Heroes (www.HabitatHeroes.com) is an exciting virtual world where children can have fun and interact with friends around the world, while learning about ways to protect the planet and its animals. Education-based games and activities, treasure hunts and puzzles entertain and teach children about animal extinction, climate change, water, biodiversity,
    recycling and other challenges facing Planet Earth. Habitat Heroes 'School Safari', developed in consultation with leading educators and experts, is packed full of teacher's notes, activities, video, quizzes and many other resources to assist teachers in the classroom. Habitat Heroes is used in schools and homes around the world, providing an excellent multi-discipline learning resource. Join Leigh Hofman, Educational Crusader at Habitat Heroes as she takes you through the website and its functionality. Learn how to find and use the various applications of Habitat Heroes and how they might apply in your classroom. An excellent introduction.

    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/104111
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES

    Steve Hargadon will interview Nancy White on Networks, Communities, and the Role of Facilitators” as part of the FutureofEducation.com series on social networking in education.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106904/
  • 6pm PDT (US) / 9pm EDT (US) / 1am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    AULA 2.0
    SERIES “Conferencia K12 Online 2010: Cultivando el Futuro” con Thomas Chaskel. “Jose Rodriguez, Profesor de tercero de primaria en Los Angeles, California en Estados Unidos, Activamente promoviendo el uso de la tecnologia en el aula, Radio internet en la comunidad de http://worldbridges, explorando ensenanza y aprendizage de ingles en la red, y colaborando con docentes en conversaciones en espanol en http://puentesalmundo.net Jose esta al cargo en el 2010 de "Encabezando el Cambio" tema de la conferencia.  
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/110920
Wednesday, October 20th
  • 2am PDT (US) / 5am EDT (US) / 9am GMT/UTC (intl times):
    AUSTRALIA SERIES
    eT@lking: Playing on the Internet Take 2.0,” with host Anne Mirtschin. Jess McCulloch, an early web 2.0 innovator, will share some websites as well as several ideas for using each with students. Participants will be asked to contribute an idea or two. Jess will share the following - foursquare, PhotoSynth, some visual search engines - Search Cubed and Spezify, Woices, Viddix and Cloud Canvas.LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/111294
  • 10am PDT (US) /1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    ELLUMINATE LIVE EVENTS

    No-Lecture Webinar: How To Create Extreme, Hyper-Interaction,” with presenter, Ray JimenezWebinars are great. They save time and accelerate learning. However, boring lectures kill webinars. Most webinars are extensions of talking heads clicking their PowerPoints to death. No wonder many learners multi-task and drop out. In this webinar Ray will share both proven and test methods and tactics to avoid 100% Lecture webinars and truly engage your learners in stimulating and mind-capturing learning experiences.”
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/node/111466 (pre-registration required)
  • 3pm PDT (US) / 6pm EDT (US) / 10pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    MIDDLE SCHOOL PORTAL SERIES

    “Gaga for Google Docs Part 1: Docs,”
    with host Rochelle RodrigoHaving access to a free and easy to use word processor is great; however, the power of Google Docs is in it’s collaborative and publication abilities. Come to this webinar to learn various tips and tricks to using Google Docs. We’ll also talk about ways to incorporate Google Docs into various teaching and learning activities.
    LearnCentral Link:
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/92762
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES 

    Steve Hargadon will interview Jenifer Fox on her book, Your Child's Strengths,” as part of the FutureofEducation.com series.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106901
  • 6:30pm PDT (US) / 9:30pm EDT (US) / 1:30am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    MATH 2.0 SERIES

    Math 2.0 weekly: Riverbend Math Center,” with host Maria Droujkova. “Join this webinar for a discussion with Amanda Serenevy, the creator and director of the highly successful Riverbend Community Math Center.”
    LearnCentral Link: 
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/109077
Thursday, October 21st
  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    Mark Hofer and Kathy Swan talk about creating digital documentaries with students entitled, Digital Documentary Toolkits for the History Classroom.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/98346
  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    MIDDLE SCHOOL PORTAL 2 SERIES

    Kimberly Lightle will host a webinar of the “21st Century Skills and.... “The U.S. is in critical need for a qualified workforce equipped with skills beyond the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic. The U.S. future workforce needs employees with critical thinking and problem solving, communications, collaboration and creative and innovation skills. We as educators will need to tweak what we already are doing in order to prepare our students for the challenges and opportunities that await them in the 21st Century. Learn how you can incorporate these skills in to your instruction to meet the needs of the 21st century employer.”
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/101920
  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    AUSTRALIA SERIES

    Jo Hart will host another webinar of the “Edublogs Fine Focus (topic to be advised). Join Jo for a focussed sessions on a wide range of topics from: how to use tools/ applications (the "techie stuff"), edu issues, e-learning tools/strategies and much more. In fact anything "e" that is of interest to educators.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106994
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    CLASSROOM 2.0 SERIES

    Steve Hargadon hosts Lisa Mazzola and Beth Harris from the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)Learn about The Museum of Modern Art’s online resources in this one-hour webinar with Lisa Mazzola, Assistant Director of School and Teacher Programs and Beth Harris, Director of Digital Learning. We will explore the multimedia content created for the current exhibition Abstract Expressionist New York, and lesson plans on Modern Teachers Online. You will also learn how to save images to a personal collection on MoMA.org, and find other resources that pertain to the collection and past exhibitions. Part of our discussion will include how these different media and resources can be integrated into your classroom curriculum.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/node/111468
  • 5:45pm PDT (US) / 8:45pm EDT (US) / 12:45am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    Catherine Martin will host another session in her “A Woman's Walk in Grace” study. Join Catherine Martin and others worldwide for a discussion on chapter 1 of A Woman's Walk In Grace. This study is open to all who want to discover the magnificence of God's extravagant grace and experience it for themselves. You will learn that grace is God's love in action and it is "the face that love wears when it meets imperfection, weakness, failure, sin. Grace is what love does and is when it meets the sinful and undeserving.”
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/100163
Friday, October 22nd
  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    ELLUMINATE LIVE SERIES

    “Flies On The Wall: Conversations In Learning’s Communities Of Practice,”
    with a panel of presenters. Jay Cross, Jane Hart, Charles Jennings and Clark Quinn will present an enlightening and highly interactive event with six of the most innovative thought leaders in learning. Jay Cross and his colleagues at the Internet Time Alliance have their fingers on the pulse of how successful organizations are taking advantage of social networks and communities of practice to improve performance.  To get an international perspective on what’s going on in the world of learning and where we’re headed, join in their interactive conversation.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106919 (pre-registration required)
Saturday, October 23rd 
  • 11am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    MATH 2.0 WEEKLY SERIES

    “Math 2.0 weekly: APGS language for computer art,” 
    with host Maria Droujkova. Join Dani Novak for a demonstration of beautiful math art and games you and your students can create with APGS.”
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/109078/
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