Sunday, April 10, 2011

Week of April 11, 2011 - 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!

EFACILITATE: HOW DO YOU TEACH OTHERS TO EFACILITATE? (Australia Series)
Mon 11 Apr 03:00AM New York / Mon 11 Apr 07:00AM GMT / Mon 11 Apr 07:00PM Sydney
Coach Carole. There are quite a number of ways in which you can learn to be an online facilitator. How did you learn? What would you share with teachers who are new to the role of e-facilitator? How would you support Let's explore the strategies, best practice and courses available for learning about efacilitation. If you’d like to present for a few minutes on how you teach new efacilitators, please contact me or simply join us on the day, them in their learning journey?
http://www.learncentral.org/event/151200

LEARNING MATHEMATICS WITH VIDEO GAMES (Math 2.0 Series)
Mon 11 Apr 08:00PM New York / Tue 12 Apr 12:00AM GMT / Tue 12 Apr 12:00PM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. Join Keith Devlin in a question and answer session about his mathematics game development, and the new book, Mathematics Education in a New Era.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/151761/

MELBOURNE MOODLE USER GROUP (Australia Series)
Tue 12 Apr 06:00AM New York / Tue 12 Apr 10:00AM GMT / Tue 12 Apr 10:00PM Sydney
Coach Carole. The topic will be ‘How to use Elluminate in conjunction with Moodle for Online courses’. It will cover how to set up an Elluminate room, upload your slides and how to give your students access to the link before and recording after. Michael Gwyther from Yum Productions (http://www.yum.vic.edu.au) will be running the session as he holds a Black Belt in Elluminate and is knows how to run engaging sessions. If you are a Moodle user, come on in and join in the fun and support a local Melbourne Moodle community of practice.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/143323

TEACHING WITH SCRATCH ANIMATION (Middle School Portal 2: Math & Science Pathway)
Tue 12 Apr 07:00PM New York / Tue 12 Apr 11:00PM GMT / Wed 13 Apr 11:00AM Sydney
Mary Henton. Are you looking for fun way for students to demonstrate what they have learned using technology? Scratch Animation is a free tool that allows students to express themselves through presentations, cartoons, and even video games. Come learn how virtually any subject can be taught through Scratch. This webinar will include the "basics," additional resources, and a brainstorming session for this wonderful software produced by MIT.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/139848

ADVENTURES IN COLLABORATIVE AUTHORING: EDUCATION FOR A DIGITAL WORLD 2.0 (Community)
Tue 12 Apr 08:00PM New York / Wed 13 Apr 12:00AM GMT / Wed 13 Apr 12:00PM Sydney
Sandy Hirtz. Soon to be released, Education for a Digital World 2.0: Innovations in Education embodies an interactive and collaborative model of writing and publishing that demonstrates the powerful opportunities afforded by online technologies, innovative thinking, and cooperation around the world. The first edition, Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines, and Effective Practice from Around the Globe was published by the Commonwealth of Learning and BCcampus in July 2008. These collaboratively authored books represent a shift in how educators are sharing their research, experience, and best practice in blended and online teaching and learning. Facilitated completely through virtual interactions, this new model of authoring went beyond writing and editing to become an international effort in community building and professional growth. Join this presentation to preview the book and chat with the authors.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/151058

KARL SPEAK ON:  BE YOUR OWN BRAND (Future of Education Series)
Tue 12 Apr 08:00PM New York / Wed 13 Apr 12:00AM GMT / Wed 13 Apr 12:00PM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon will interview Karl Speak on his book, Be Your Own Brand.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/142209

ET@LKING: IPADS IN ELEARNING (Australia Series)
Wed 13 Apr 06:00AM New York / Wed 13 Apr 10:00AM GMT / Wed 13 Apr 10:00PM Sydney
Coach Carole. Join this webinar and discuss the iPad/Flip camera project at Upper Yarra Community College.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/151202

P2PU COURSE - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (Math 2.0 Series)
Wed 13 Apr 07:30PM New York / Wed 13 Apr 11:30PM GMT / Thu 14 Apr 11:30AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/131373

ASSISTMENTS (Math 2.0 Series)
Wed 13 Apr 09:30PM New York / Thu 14 Apr 01:30AM GMT / Thu 14 Apr 01:30PM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. The ASSISTments Platform ASSISTS students in learning while it gives teachers assessMENT of their students' progress. The ASSISTments platform is a generic system for any subject from math to English to science. Different researcher teams have funding to build libraries of content in ASSISTments. Currently ASSISTments is best known for the mathematic content inside of ASSISTments, but increasingly individual teachers are using ASSISTments to write their own content which they can share with the other teachers. More than half of the questions in ASSISTments have been built by teachers, and that number is growing fast.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/151762

A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON GIFTED EDUCATION (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 14 Apr 02:00PM New York / Thu 14 Apr 06:00PM GMT / Fri 15 Apr 06:00AM Sydney
Margaret Keane. Tim Dracup, Gifted Education Consultant, looks at how countries are serving their gifted population worldwide.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/141276/

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 14 Apr 04:00PM New York / Thu 14 Apr 08:00PM GMT / Fri 15 Apr 08:00AM Sydney
Kimberly Lightle. Science and literacy instruction in the elementary grades is the focus of a new series of web seminars for the 2010-2011 school year. The series is sponsored by Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, an NSF-funded project that provides professional development and instructional resources to elementary teachers Best practices and creative approaches in vocabulary development, with an emphasis on science vocabulary.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/89911

JERRY MINTZ TALKS ABOUT "EDUCATION REVOLUTION" (Future of Education Series)
Thu 14 Apr 06:00PM New York / Thu 14 Apr 10:00PM GMT / Fri 15 Apr 10:00AM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon will discuss "Education Revolution" with Jerry Mintz.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/151808

CSOV STUDENT NEWSCAST (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Fri 15 Apr 08:00AM New York / Fri 15 Apr 12:00PM GMT / Sat 16 Apr 12:00AM Sydney
Molly Williams. Join this webinar for a CSOV Student Newscast.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/151416

MISSION US (Classroom 2.0 LIVE)
Sat 16 Apr 12:00PM New York / Sat 16 Apr 04:00PM GMT / Sun 17 Apr 04:00AM Sydney
Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy George. Join us as guests Kim Flack and Joanne Henning share about the multimedia project they designed featuring free interactive adventure games set in different eras of U.S. history titled 'Mission US'.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/151807

LEARN TO BE - ONLINE LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Sat 16 Apr 03:00PM New York / Sat 16 Apr 07:00PM GMT / Sun 17 Apr 07:00AM Sydney
Jingshen Zhao. Learn To Be is a non-profit that provides free online tutoring to children in underserved communities. The Online Leadership Exchange is a meeting open to the public where leaders from the various University Chapters come together to share updates and discuss best practices.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/147485
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