Monday, April 18, 2011

Week of April 17, 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!

MANAGING SCOPE CREEP: EXPECT SURPRISES (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Mon 18 Apr 01:30PM New York / Mon 18 Apr 05:30PM GMT / Tue 19 Apr 05:30AM Sydney
Lou Russell. People like to think of scope creep as a preventable disease, but it is really more like a chronic illness. It will happen and it needs to happen. While projects are going on, businesses and worlds change constantly, so project scope will change also. The problem is getting everyone to see that the project has changed so the proper adjustments to money, time and quality are decided intentionally, not by default. Learn great ways to manage this very real dynamic.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/130263

NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION FOR LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALISTS (TL Cafe)
Mon 18 Apr 08:00PM New York / Tue 19 Apr 12:00AM GMT / Tue 19 Apr 12:00PM Sydney
Gwyneth Jones. Join this webinar to discuss national board certification for library media specialists.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/146823

DELT11: PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH AND TESOL (4) (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 19 Apr 09:00AM New York / Tue 19 Apr 01:00PM GMT / Wed 20 Apr 01:00AM Sydney
Benjamin Stewart. This session will give TESOL practitioners an opportunity to share experiences with participatory action research. Planning and data collection techniques will be discussed in order to assist the practitioner in finding ways to improve.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/151559

DEMOCRACY AND JUSTICE IN LATIN AMERICA (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 19 Apr 07:30PM New York / Tue 19 Apr 11:30PM GMT / Wed 20 Apr 11:30AM Sydney
Mary Risner. Part I of a 4-session series to introduce Latin American themes to encourage teachers to integrate area studies across the curriculum. Participants are invited to collaborate on a wiki that will share online resources and activities related to Latin America for classroom use.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/151400

AUTHOR DAVID SHENK ON HIS IMPORTANT BOOK, THE GENIUS IN ALL OF US (Future of Education Series)
Tue 19 Apr 08:00PM New York / Wed 20 Apr 12:00AM GMT / Wed 20 Apr 12:00PM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Join Steve Hargadon and David Shenk for a webinar on The Genius in All of Us.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/142210

DWC ORIENTATION SESSION FOR BBVISTA CERTIFICATION (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 20 Apr 11:00AM New York / Wed 20 Apr 03:00PM GMT / Thu 21 Apr 03:00AM Sydney
Sharifa Hajjat. DWC Orientation Session for BbVista Certification
http://www.learncentral.org/event/151010

P2PU COURSE - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (Math 2.0 Series)
Wed 20 Apr 07:30PM New York / Wed 20 Apr 11:30PM GMT / Thu 21 Apr 11:30AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/131374

YAYMATH! (Math 2.0 Series)
Wed 20 Apr 09:30PM New York / Thu 21 Apr 01:30AM GMT / Thu 21 Apr 01:30PM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. Robert Ahdoot invites you to discuss the first ever math video collection filmed in a live classroom!
http://www.learncentral.org/event/151764

STUDY BREAK: RETAIN MORE STUDENTS AND DECREASE COSTS WITH COLLABORATION TECHNOLOGIES (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 21 Apr 02:00PM New York / Thu 21 Apr 06:00PM GMT / Fri 22 Apr 06:00AM Sydney
Gailene Nelson. Are you faced with budget cuts, less time, and more projects - all while your enrollment continues to grow? Using Blackboard Collaborate in the classroom is nothing new, but also using it for multi-campus meetings cuts down on travel for department meetings, trainings, users group meetings, and administrative meetings. Learn how you can use collaboration solutions to cut travel times and get some work done - all while accommodating more students.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/151751

SPECIAL EARTH DAY EVENT: TEACHING ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE THROUGH HANDS-ON PROJECTS (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 21 Apr 07:30PM New York / Thu 21 Apr 11:30PM GMT / Fri 22 Apr 11:30AM Sydney
Carol Cross. Author and homeschooling mom Kathleen M. Reilly will talk about hands-on projects about energy and the environment that you can do with your students and/or children to help them learn important scientific concepts involved in preserving the planet.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/150252

AUTHOR BARRY SCHWARTZ ON HIS BOOK, THE PARADOX OF CHOICE. (Future of Education Series)
Thu 21 Apr 08:00PM New York / Fri 22 Apr 12:00AM GMT / Fri 22 Apr 12:00PM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Steve Hargadon will talk with Barry Schwartz on The Paradox of Choice.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/142212

CAPTURING LEARNING AS IT HAPPENS: STREAMFOLIO IN EPORTFOLIOS (Australia Series)
Thu 21 Apr 10:00PM New York / Fri 22 Apr 02:00AM GMT / Fri 22 Apr 02:00PM Sydney
Coach Carole. A group of Northern NSW Community Colleges have been trialling the use of e-portfolios for RPL with medical receptionists and staff working in the aged care industry. Integral to their trial has been the use of video to ‘capture learning as it happens’ using the Streamfolio E-Portfolio. Val and her team will share with you their experiences and key learnings for both the MediSkills and CareSkills projects.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/148461

LEARN TO BE - ONLINE LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Sat 23 Apr 03:00PM New York / Sat 23 Apr 07:00PM GMT / Sun 24 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/147487
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