Saturday, July 30, 2011

Week of July 30, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

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

EPCOP MOOC INTRO WEBINAR (Australia Series)
Mon 1 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 2 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 2 Aug 11:00AM Sydney
Coach Carole. A repeat intro to the EpCoP MOOC has been scheduled for August 2 to suit a new influx of registered participants and for those in other time zones who could not attend the first one. (see learnspace Webinar gallery for link to recordings.) We will meet for an hour from 11am - 12 noon Sydney time in the Australia e-Series Blackboard Collaborate room at: http://tinyurl.com/29tyznz/ We are using the latest version of Blackboard Collaborate so please plan to enter the room at least 20 minutes early just in case you have any difficulties.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/167786

ETC PRESS AND MEANING OF GAMES (Math 2.0 Series)
Tue 2 Aug 11:00AM New York / Tue 2 Aug 03:00PM GMT / Wed 3 Aug 01:00AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. Join Drew Davidson to discuss the participatory future of content creation, and his game design book "Well Played."
http://www.learncentral.org/node/167866

PROYECTO CANAIMA EDUCATIVO- VENEZUELA (Aula 2.0)
Tue 2 Aug 09:00PM New York / Wed 3 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Wed 3 Aug 11:00AM Sydney
Tomas Chaskel. El Proyecto Canaima Educativo tiene como finalidad la incorporación, la dotación y la formación en materia tecnológica, en primera instancia, al subsistema de Educación Primaria Bolivariana, esto incluye estudiantes y docentes de aula. Este proyecto inicio con la entrega de laptop a niños, niñas y docentes en el año escolar 2009-2010 y pretende completar la dotación a todo el sector para 2011-2012. Expositor Carlos Raul Araque C.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/167740

SPEAKS VOLUMES ONLINE-LEARNING CONFERENCE (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 2 Aug 03:00AM New York / Tue 2 Aug 07:00AM GMT / Tue 2 Aug 05:00PM Sydney
Connie Swiderski. This is an online learning conference sponsored by the Region XI Education Service Center in Fort Worth, Texas. To speak volumes is to be highly expressive or significant, having a major or important effect, or to express something very clearly and completely. Join us in speaking volumes on ideas, resources, and best practices that improve online education. This FREE conference is open to everyone but registration is required. Check the calendar for synchronous and asychnronous conference activities.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/142755

INTERVIEW WITH JANE NELSEN AND MARY MAGUIRE ON ADLERIAN PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION (Future of Education Series)
Tue 2 Aug 08:00PM New York / Wed 3 Aug 12:00AM GMT / Wed 4 Aug 10:00AM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Steve interviews author Jane Nelsen and therapist Mary Maguire to explore the value of the Positive Discipline model and Adlerian principles in thinking about the current education reform movements--and the broader scope of democratic cultural shifts facilitated by the Internet and social media.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/167799



The 2011 Worldwide Virtual Library Conference
November 2 - 3, All Free, All Online in Blackboard Collaborate
Submit to present or to be kept informed at http://www.Library2011.com


ET@LKING: LEARNING @ YOUR LIBRARY (Australia Series)
Wed 3 Aug 06:00AM New York / Wed 3 Aug 10:00AM GMT / Wed 3 Aug 08:00PM Sydney
Anne Mirtschin. What can your library do to enhance teaching and learning? Facing challenges of digital literacy, digital content, e-books and equitable access to information, libraries are at the forefront of addressing key educational and social issues of ICT and change.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/167731

COUNT 10, READ 10 (Math 2.0 Series)
Wed 3 Aug 09:30PM New York / Thu 4 Aug 01:30AM GMT / Thu 4 Aug 11:30AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. Join Bon Crowder of www.MathFour.com in discussing the new Count 10, Read 10 numeracy initiative for families.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/167867

MASTERING MATH FACTS (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 4 Aug 08:00PM New York / Fri 5 Aug 12:00AM GMT / Fri 5 Aug 10:00AM Sydney
Laura Candler. Research has shown that lack of fluency in computation prevents many students from excelling in math. Laura Candler of Teaching Resources will share specific strategies for teaching math facts and making sure that students know them fluently. The primary focus of the session will be on mastery of times tables, but many of the strategies can be applied to addition and subtraction facts.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/164213

INTERVIEW WITH JAMES MAYFIELD ON INSTITUTIONAL VERSUS VILLAGE EDUCATION (Future of Education Series)
Thu 4 Aug 08:00PM New York / Fri 5 Aug 12:00AM GMT / Fri 5 Aug 10:00AM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Steve will talk with Dr. James Mayfield, co-founder of CHOICE Humanitarian, as we talk about the contrasts he has seen between central government (institutional) education and "Village Community Education." We'll use this distinction as a springboard for talking about self-determination in both humanitarian work and education, how it might help us as we think about broader education reform debates, and other lessons Jim has learned through his work on world poverty.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/167800

BLAST FROM THE PAST ARCHIVE FAVORITE (Classroom 2.0 LIVE)
Sat 6 Aug 12:00PM New York / Sat 6 Aug 04:00PM GMT / Sun 7 Aug 02:00AM Sydney
Kim Caise, Lorna Constantini and Peggy George. This show will be a lively, fun and interactive way to share some great finds from our show archives. We are also opening up the discussion forum to share treasures from conferences like ISTE 2011 or the free online ed tech virtual speaksVOLumes conference. This will be a smackdown-type style show talking about favorite tools, ideas, strategies gleaned from our past archived show (http://live.classroom20.com/archive-and-resources.html). Come to share or just learn about "treasured gems" from the past with our "Blast from the Past Archives Favorite Show"!
http://www.learncentral.org/node/167787

Live Thursday August 4th with James Mayfield on Institutional Versus Village Education

Join me Thursday, August 4th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Dr. James Mayfield, co-founder of CHOICE Humanitarian, as we talk about the contrasts he has seen between central government (institutional) education and "Village Community Education." We'll use this distinction as a springboard for talking about self-determination in both humanitarian work and education, how it might help us as we think about broader education reform debates, and other lessons Jim has learned through his work on world poverty.

Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://futureofed.info. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate  recording is available at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2011-08-04.1717.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350 and an audio-only .mp3 recording is at http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/jimmayfield.mp3. The LearnCentral event page is http://www.learncentral.org/event/167800

Dr. James B. Mayfield is co-founder of CHOICE Humanitarian, an organization committed to build leaders around the world. Dr. Mayfield is Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and Middle East Studies at the University of Utah where he served as a full professor for 35 years. With 40 years’ experience in Village Development, Dr. Mayfield defined and shaped CHOICE’s specifically its Self Developing Village Program based on Rural District Networking and Empowerment Strategy. He has conducted research and management training in 18 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Dr. Mayfield is also the author of numerous articles and books, including The Time Has Come: a Strategy to Confront the Tragedy of World Poverty.


Books by Dr. Mayfield:

The Time Has Come: To Confront the Tragedy of World Poverty Through Centers of Village Progress
One Can Make a Difference
Go to the People: Releasing the Rural Poor Through the People's School System

Live Tuesday August 2nd with Jane Nelsen and Mary Maguire on Adlerian Psychology and Education

Join me Tuesday, August 2nd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with author Jane Nelsen and therapist Mary Maguire to explore the value of the Positive Discipline model and Adlerian principles in thinking about the current education reform movements--and the broader scope of democratic cultural shifts facilitated by the Internet and social media.

Date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://futureofed.info. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2011-08-02.1348.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350 and the audio-only .mp3 recording is at http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/nelsenmaguire.mp3.  The LearnCentral event page is http://www.learncentral.org/event/167799

Dr. Jane Nelsen is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in South Jordan, UT and San Diego, CA. She is the author and/or coauthor of the Positive Discipline Series. Jane’s doctorate degree in Educational Psychology from the University of San Francisco in 1979 is secondary to the education and experience she achieved from her successes and failures as a mother of seven children. She now shares this wealth of knowledge and experience as a popular keynote speaker and workshop leader throughout the country. She has appeared on Oprah, Sally Jessy Raphael, and Twin Cities Live, and was the featured parent expert on the National Parent Quiz with Ben Vereen. More information on Jane and Positive Discipline can be found at http://www.positivediscipline.com/jane.html.

Mary Jamin Maguire is an Adlerian Therapist who has worked with children and families for about 35 years, in a variety of settings (schools, childcare, day treatment, residential treatment, and private practice). She is now the Executive Director of the Adler Center for Family and Community in Minneapolis, MN where she consults with parents and teaches Positive Discipline classes for parents and teachers. She also offers therapy for children with special needs and families in transition and/or crisis.

More information on Mary can be found at http://www.alfredadler.edu/academics/faculty/bios/maguire.htm.


Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline in the Classroom, Revised 3rd Edition: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Week of July 25, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly 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 Blackboard Collaborate (formerly 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!

HIGH SCHOOL THE MINARETS WAY - JON CORIPPO (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Mon 25 Jul 04:00PM New York / Mon 25 Jul 08:00PM GMT / Tue 26 Jul 06:00AM Sydney
Rushton Hurley. When he got the chance to engineer Minarets High School from the ground up, Jon Corippo (ADE & GCT) threw away the playbook for high school and used resources like The Tipping Point, Freakonomics, Why Johnny Can't Read and Dumbing Us Down to reboot high school culture. He also mixed in constructivism, ZPD, Macbooks, cell phones, Google Apps and more. Learn about the elemental concepts that have lead to a school with 60% transfers IN, students who hate summer break and parents who are raving fans.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166909

KIERAN EGAN ON LEARNING IN DEPTH (Future of Education Series)
Tue 26 Jul 08:00PM New York / Wed 27 Jul 12:00AM GMT / Wed 27 Jul 10:00AM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Steve will talk with Kieran Egan about his new book "Learning in Depth". “Learning in Depth” is a simple though radical innovation in curriculum and instruction designed to ensure that all students become experts about something during their school years. Each child is given a particular topic to learn about through her or his whole school career, in addition to the usual curriculum, and builds a personal portfolio on the topic. To the surprise of many, children usually take to the program with great enthusiasm, and within a few months LiD begins to transform their experience as learners. The program usually takes about an hour a week, with the students working outside school time increasingly.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/165066



Join the "Collaborate for Good" contest!
Winners will receive a 1-year, 50-seat Blackboard Collaborate room to use to make a difference in the world.
Proposals due by Monday, July 25th.
http://www.WeCollaborate.com/




INTRODUCTION TO THE EPCOP MOOC (Australia Series)
Wed 27 Jul 06:00AM New York / Wed 27 Jul 10:00AM GMT / Wed 27 Jul 08:00PM Sydney
Coach Carole. How do you create a MOOC? Tonight Coach Carole and her design team will discuss how they planned, designed and developed the EpCoP MOOC and showcase how the MOOC will be delivered to a growing group of registered participants. If you wish to register for the MOOC please go to: https://sites.google.com/site/epcoplearnspace/. Join us online to unpack the EpCoP MOOC.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166897

QUESTIONING THE IMPOSSIBLE - MARK DOHN (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 27 Jul 12:00PM New York / Wed 27 Jul 04:00PM GMT / Thu 28 Jul 02:00AM Sydney
Rushton Hurley. “Why not?” I use these words not to challenge my students who say, “I can’t,” in the classroom, but to encourage them when they come to me with new ideas and concepts for projects that demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of academic content. By using multimedia tools, mobile devices and apps (I’m a huge fan of BYOD - Bring Your Own Device) my classroom often is a powerful space for learning through both failure and success. How do I back this up in the classroom? There was this little trip I took to the Amazon last year...
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166910

MATH PICKLE: MILLION-DOLLAR PROBLEMS WITH GRADES 7 TO 12 (Math 2.0 Series)
Wed 27 Jul 09:30PM New York / Thu 28 Jul 01:30AM GMT / Thu 28 Jul 11:30AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. During the event, Gordon Hamilton will talk about solving real million-dollar problems with middle and high schoolers.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/167363

GET A CLUE: SEE WHAT WE CAN DO! - CAROL ANNE MCGUIRE (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Fri 29 Jul 12:00PM New York / Fri 29 Jul 04:00PM GMT / Sat 30 Jul 02:00AM Sydney
Rushton Hurley. In Carol Anne McGuire's classroom, her students - who happened to be blind and visually impaired - created award-winning movies and co-produced multimedia projects with students in other countries, buoyed by the class motto, "Vision does NOT require sight!" You can even take part in how she sees the world in another way - as part of RockOurWorld.org, the effort she began to link classrooms around the world through music and digital media.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166911

Live Tuesday July 26th with Kieran Egan on "Learning in Depth"

Join me Tuesday, July 26th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Kieran Egan, director of the Imaginative Education Research Group.  Dr. Egan's work focuses on a new educational theory and its implications for a changed curriculum, teaching practices, and the institution of the school.  He is the author of over 20 books, including the newly-published Learning in Depth.

From the Learning in Depth project website:
“Learning in Depth” is a simple though radical innovation in curriculum and instruction designed to ensure that all students become experts about something during their school years. Each child is given a particular topic to learn about through her or his whole school career, in addition to the usual curriculum, and builds a personal portfolio on the topic. To the surprise of many, children usually take to the program with great enthusiasm, and within a few months LiD begins to transform their experience as learners. The program usually takes about an hour a week, with the students working outside school time increasingly.
I also interviewed Dr. Egan last year, and that recording links for that interview can be found at http://www.stevehargadon.com/2010/12/live-tuesday-dec-7th-with-kieran-egan.html.

Date: Tuesday, July 26th, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://futureofed.info. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is available here.  The .mp3 audio version is here. The LearnCentral event page is http://www.learncentral.org/event/165066

Kieran Egan was born in Clonmel, Ireland in 1942. He was brought up and educated in England. He read History (Hons.) at the University of London, graduating with a B.A. in 1966. He worked for a year as a Research fellow at the Institute for Comparative Studies in Kingston-upon-Thames and then moved to the USA to begin a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education at Stanford University. He worked concurrently as a consultant to the I.B.M. Corp. on adaptation of a programming method, called Structural Communication, to new computing systems. He completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1972. His first job was at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, where he has remained ever since. He is the author of over 20 books, and co-author, editor, or co-editor of a few more. In 1991 he received the Grawemeyer Award in Education. In 1993 he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada, in 2000 he was elected as Foreign Associate member to U.S. National Academy of Education, he received a Canada Research Chair in 2001, won the Whitworth Award in 2007. His main area of interest is education. His work focuses on a new educational theory, which he has developed during the past two decades, and its implications for a changed curriculum, teaching practices, and the institution of the school. His work deals both with innovative educational theory and detailed practical methods whereby implications of his theory can be applied at the classroom level. Various of his books have been translated into about 10 European and Asian languages. His recent books include Teaching as Story Telling and Imagination in Teaching and Learning (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), The Educated Mind: How cognitive tools shape our understanding (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997), Getting it Wrong from the Beginning: Our progressivist inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002), An imaginative approach to teaching (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass,2005), and Teaching literacy: Engaging the imagination of new readers and writers (Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2006), and The Future of Education: Reimagining our schools from the ground up (New Haven: Yale University Press).

Learning in Depth: A Simple Innovation That Can Transform Schooling

The Future of Education: Reimagining Our Schools from the Ground Up

Teaching Literacy: Engaging the Imagination of New Readers and Writers

An Imaginative Approach to Teaching

Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget

The Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape Our Understanding

Teaching as Story Telling: An Alternative Approach to Teaching and Curriculum in the Elementary School

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"Collaborate for Good" Contest - Final Week for Proposals!

This is the last week to submit, or vote on, proposals for the "Collaborate for Good" contest at http://www.wecollaborate.com. Let us know how you would use a  free Blackboard Collaborate room to make a difference for your school, your organization, your community, or the world! (Blackboard Collaborate is the newly combined platform that used to be Elluminate and Wimba, and which is launching this month.) Proposals are due by Monday, July 25th. Ten winners will each receive a 1-year, 50-seat Blackboard Collaborate room to use to make a difference in the world. More details and the contest rules are at the website.

There have been some great proposals so far. We hope you will add yours! Here are some of the great ideas we've received (you can see all the submissions at http://www.wecollaborate.com/profiles/blog/list):
  • Helping  under-credited, over-age students who need to get "back on track" 
  • Holding online parent workshops
  • Helping inspire Greek students toward life-long learning
  • Providing professional development in the use of technology to teachers and schools
  • Connecting STEM Clubs of America members and advisors and hold virtual meetings and mini-conferences
  • Supporting collaborative music compositions with students all over the world
  • Working with EFL coaches to help advanced learners of Englishy around the globe
  • Supporting debates, lobbying, and caucusing for the Online Model United Nations
  • Creating a "living 21st-century textbook ecosystem," letting students from around the world discuss historical events together as a part of their study
  • Promoting Open Source Software to African nations
  • Enhancing global conversations with schools around the world
  • Raising awareness about the negative effects of bullying and harassment
  • Developing K-12 STEM teams for a Water Quality Project and students sharing internationally with each other
  • Helping schools in Prince Edward Island to collaborate toward 21st-century learning activities
  • Setting up English language clubs in the Kingdom of Morocco
  • Teaching students from Greece, Hungary, Spain, Iceland, and Belgium about Web 2.0 applications
  • Networking 15 not-for-profit Neighborhood Houses in Australia
  • Hosting a webinar series on to share best practices using technology in education
  • Sharing lessons and promoting cross-grade planning for teachers in a technology roll-out
  • Building a scholastic K-12 network
  • Hosting weekly online meetings to help elected and employed local government officials share their knowledge with each other
Does this give you any ideas? We hope so! Submit your proposal this week at http://www.wecollaborate.com.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Week of July 17, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly 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 Blackboard Collaborate (formerly 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!

APRENDIZAJE EN RED CON USO DE TIC (ARTIC) - SESIÓN 6 (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Mon 18 Jul 09:00AM New York / Mon 18 Jul 01:00PM GMT / Mon 18 Jul 11:00PM Sydney
Diego Leal. Sexta sesión del curso abierto ArTIC (http://artic.pbworks.com)
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166329

TECH TALK TUESDAYS: WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP 2.0? (Australia Series)
Tue 19 Jul 06:00AM New York / Tue 19 Jul 10:00AM GMT / Tue 19 Jul 08:00PM Sydney
Anne Mirtschin. This will be an informal session where participants will be given the opportunity to share favourite websites, new or tried web 2.0 tools, projects they may want help with etc. Application sharing will be used where possible. Please come along and share in the conversations. Link to be provided.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166780

THE ROLE OF INTUITION - DAN REZAC (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 19 Jul 04:00PM New York / Tue 19 Jul 08:00PM GMT / Wed 20 Jul 06:00AM Sydney
Rushton Hurley. We see it in our design. We see it in our processes and methods. Intuition is everywhere, and it’s shaping the tools we use in the classroom. Let's explore a world where intuition is our guide, and we’ll discover what role it plays in the choices we make for what we teach, what we learn, and how we present the world to our students.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166803

ISTE SIGVE SPEAKER SESSION (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 19 Jul 08:00PM New York / Wed 20 Jul 12:00AM GMT / Wed 20 Jul 10:00AM Sydney
Scott Merrick. Join Scott for the latest webinar in the ISTE SIGVE Speaker Series.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/142092



The "Collaborate for Good" Contest!
Winners will receive a 1-year, 50-seat Blackboard Collaborate room to use to make a difference in the world.
One week left--make your proposal or vote on some great ones already posted!
http://www.WeCollaborate.com/



BLOGGING+++ (Australia Series)
Wed 20 Jul 06:00AM New York / Wed 20 Jul 10:00AM GMT / Wed 20 Jul 08:00PM Sydney
Anne Mirtschin. Sue Wyatt will share how she is creating a travelling blog from the perspective of a Tasmanian Devil. Application sharing will show how she is creating it and what features are being added to it, to create and effective blog. Sue will also discuss the recent blogging challenge and share some of the amazing outcomes.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166738

EARTH ACROSS THE CURRICULUM - CINDY LANE (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Wed 20 Jul 04:00PM New York / Wed 20 Jul 08:00PM GMT / Thu 21 Jul 06:00AM Sydney
Rushton Hurley. My passion for teaching and learning is reflected in the wonderful possibilities of Google Earth. This free program can be used for activities across the curriculum, and I'll talk about its connections to 21st century learning, student engagement, and what it's meant to me as an educator.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166801

THE POSSIBILITIES OF 1:1 - KERN KELLEY (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 21 Jul 04:00PM New York / Thu 21 Jul 08:00PM GMT / Fri 22 Jul 06:00AM Sydney
Rushton Hurley. Now that there's hardware in each students hands, let's talk about ways to use it in the classroom. We'll discuss real examples of the positive and negatives involved with rolling out a 1 to 1 program.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166802

READING WORKSHOP WORKS (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 21 Jul 08:00PM New York / Fri 22 Jul 12:00AM GMT / Fri 22 Jul 10:00AM Sydney
Laura Candler. In many classrooms, students are improving their reading skills and showing growth on tests. But the real question is whether or not their improvement translates into a passion for reading. In this webinar, Laura Candler will share how you can get started with the reading workshop approach. This method not only improves reading skills, it inspires kids to learn to love reading.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/164211

Monday, July 11, 2011

Week of July 11, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly 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 Blackboard Collaborate (formerly 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!

ENGLISH COMPANION (EC) NING WEBSTITUTE: READING CLASSIC AND YA LIT WITH STUDENTS (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Mon 11 Jul 04:00PM New York / Mon 11 Jul 08:00PM GMT / Tue 12 Jul 06:00AM Sydney
Karen LaBonte. In this Webstitute, we are bringing together accomplished teachers, writers, and scholars to explore the best of each world, as well as areas where they blend to create a rich learning environment. This first session will feature, "Teresa Bunner: Finding Intersections & Creating Overlaps". See the EC Ning (www.englishcompanion.ning.com) website for more information.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166171

EC NING WEBSTITUTE: READING CLASSIC + YA LIT WITH STUDENTS (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Mon 11 Jul 05:00PM New York / Mon 11 Jul 09:00PM GMT / Tue 12 Jul 07:00AM Sydney
Karen LaBonte. This session will feature a panel on Young Author.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/163666

EC NING WEBSTITUTE: READING CLASSIC + YA LIT WITH STUDENTS (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Mon 11 Jul 06:00PM New York / Mon 11 Jul 10:00PM GMT / Tue 12 Jul 08:00AM Sydney
Karen LaBonte. This webinar will feature, "Reading Bytes: Reconsidering what it means to read literary & informational texts in online & blended environment."
http://www.learncentral.org/event/163667

"MINI-GEEK FEST" MONTHLY ONLINE CONVERSATION JULY, 2011 (AzTEA-PD)
Mon 11 Jul 09:00PM New York / Tue 12 Jul 01:00AM GMT / Tue 12 Jul 11:00AM Sydney
Peggy George. Do you get excited and energized by talking with other educators about technology tools and resources? Do you often feel overwhelmed with all of the new tools and feel you don’t have time to keep up with everything? If you do, then the Mini-Geek Fest is here for you! No homework, no assignments, no cost—just an hour online, once a month to listen, share and discuss technology tools for your classroom, websites and more. It's not a presentation or a tutorial, but a conversation--think of it like a "show and tell" where ALL participants can contribute. Join co-hosts Kim Thomas and Peggy George in AzTEA Elluminate from the comfort of your own home.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166293

EC NING WEBSTITUTE (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Tue 12 Jul 06:00PM New York / Tue 12 Jul 10:00PM GMT / Wed 13 Jul 08:00AM Sydney
Karen LaBonte. Join this webinar to debrief and share take-aways from the recent EC Ning Websitute.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/163672

EPIC 2011: DEVELOPING NATIONAL E-PORFOLIO COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE (Australia Series)
Wed 13 Jul 06:00AM New York / Wed 13 Jul 10:00AM GMT / Wed 13 Jul 08:00PM Sydney
Coach Carole. During the 9th International ePortfolio & Identity Conference, 11-13 July 2011, a few presenters will be online to share their experiences in building and sustsaining eportfolio communities of practice in the UK and Australia: Sarah Chesney, Alison Felce and Emma Purcell will present:' A Tribe Learning to Survive? An e-portfolio community of practice'. Allison Miller and Carole McCulloch will present:' Developing a national e-portfolo community of practice to foster emerging e-portfolio practice'. The first part of this session will be beamed out live from The IET, Savoy Place London, UK and the second part will be cofacilitated from South Australia and Victoria. Come and join us to explore the national goals the key outputs from these two exciting projects.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166023

YOUTH, INTERNET, AFRICA, ADULT LEARNING, JOBS … AND THE LIES (Explore LearnCentral)
Wed 13 Jul 11:00AM New York / Wed 13 Jul 03:00PM GMT / Thu 14 Jul 01:00AM Sydney
Richard Close. This webinar explores the concurrent struggle between industrial methods of education with the inevitable global evolution of how people learn collaboratively via the web. It illustrates the disconnect between colonial objectives for worker bees and WHO’s objectives of Life Skills for personal liberation. It will demonstrate Learning Center methods in U.S. women’s homeless centers, Community Learning Centers in Brooklyn and the struggle of US and African curriculum graduating students in markets without jobs. It challenges us on many levels while providing solutions.We will challenge industrial education, STEM and SCORM with how we learn on the web that is currently making Dewey’s Democracy in Education an evolutionary reality for us all.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/165882

WOLFRAM|ALPHA (Math 2.0 Series)
Wed 13 Jul 09:30PM New York / Thu 14 Jul 01:30AM GMT / Thu 14 Jul 11:30AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. During the event, Crystal Fantry will answer questions about Wolfram|Alpha project.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166482

APRENDIZAJE EN RED CON USO DE TIC (ARTIC) - SESIÓN 6 (Host Your Own Webinar Series)
Thu 14 Jul 08:00PM New York / Fri 15 Jul 12:00AM GMT / Fri 15 Jul 10:00AM Sydney
Diego Leal. Sexta sesión del curso abierto ArTIC (http://artic.pbworks.com)
http://www.learncentral.org/event/166329

#ANYQS (Math 2.0 Series)
Sat 16 Jul 02:00PM New York / Sat 16 Jul 06:00PM GMT / Sun 17 Jul 04:00AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. During the event, Colin Graham will talk about skillfully evoking perplexing math situations with high-tech tools.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/166519

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Worldwide Library 2.011 Conference - Call for Presentations

This is our official call for presentations for the Library 2.011 conference, November 2 - 3, 2011. The conference will be held online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days, and will be free to attend. We encourage all to participate, and ask that you share this information where appropriate. Presentation submission instructions are at http://www.library20.com/pages/call-for-proposals.

The Library 2.011 conference will be a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries.  The conference strands are at the bottom of this email. Session proposals will be posted on the conference website, and we encourage making comments to and connecting with others based on their session proposals, as well as "voting" for session using the "like" button on the submissions. Session proposals are due September 15, and session acceptances will be communicated by September 30.

You may submit more than one session, but priority will be given to providing as many presenters as possible the chance to present before accepting additional sessions from a particular presenter. Sessions should be planned to be at least 20 minutes or more in length, and all sessions must be completed (including Q&A) within one hour. All sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate (previously Elluminate/Wimba). Presenters will be responsible for being familiar enough with the program to present. There is very good recorded training we will send you, as well as providing a number of live training sessions where you can ask questions.  To practice you can also sign up for the free 3-person Collaborate room at http://www.LearnCentral.org.  Please note that all sessions will be recorded and quickly made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (for more information, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). By submitting to present you are agreeing to these terms.

Session proposals are to be non-commercial. Interest in commercial sponsorship or presentations should be directed to Steve Hargadon at steve@hargadon.com.

Additionally, there are other ways to also participate in the conference!  
  • If you want to be a conference volunteer, be sure to join the volunteer group at http://www.library20.com/group/library2011conferencemoderatorvolunteers.  Volunteers will help us to advertise/promote the conference as broadly as possible, and will also be needed to help moderate actual conference sessions.  You can either be familiar with Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate, and the event platform), or we will have training sessions to help you become familiar if this is something you would like to do.
  • If you'd like to apply to be on our international advisory board, please sign up at http://www.library20.com/page/international-advisory-board. The advisory board members are asked to promote both participation and attendance at the conference, to help us find partner organizations in their regions, to help train and support presenters in their geographical region and local languages, and if possible to help moderate sessions during the actual conference.  
  • Your organization can also apply to be a conference partner!  We actively encourage non-commercial organizations that are primarily or substantively focused on libraries, librarians, librarianship, or library programs to become conference partners at http://www.library20.com/page/conference-partners. Organizations will be listed with a link, logo, and a short description and will be provided with a "spotlight" speaker session in the conference. There are no financial obligations for being a partner organization. Our goal for the conference is to have it be a milestone event, bringing together organizations and individuals from all over the world--so in return for recognizing organizations as partners, we ask that they actively promote the conference to their membership, and encourage participation as well as presentations submissions. Please let your organizations know about this opportunity.
We are very excited about this conference, and look forward to your participation!

Thank you,

Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director
School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University
More Information:  http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/faculty/hirshs/hirshs.php

Steve Hargadon
Web 2.0 Labs
Email:  steve@hargadon.com
Phone:  916-283-7901
More Information:  http://www.stevehargadon.com

CONFERENCE STRANDS

STRAND 1: "Libraries" - The Roles of Libraries in Today’s World
Example Topics: 
  • Libraries as community centers
  • Libraries as learning commons
  • Serving distributed and distance users
  • The library as a space versus the library as a service
  • Library privatization issues
STRAND 2:  "Librarians & Information Professionals" - Evolving Professional Roles in Today’s World
Example Topics:  
  • Librarians as Leaders
  • Library and Information Professional Careers in a Networked and Changing World
  • Embedded librarians
  • Applying library and information science skills in a variety of venues
  • Advocacy and building influence (professionally and institutionally)
STRAND 3: "Information Organization"
Example Topics:
  • Social organization of information
  • Subject gateways, online catalogs, and portals
  • Metadata:  creation, storage, management, dissemination, harvesting and aggregating
  • RDA
  • Library automation / management software / integrated library systems 
STRAND 4: "Access & Delivery"
Example Topics: 
  • Digital media and the e-book revolution
  • Social networking use (social networking media for outreach and service promotion, location-based mobile social networks, etc.)
  • Emerging technology use (augmented reality, QR codes, mobile apps and delivery, etc.)
  • The changing roles of publishers
  • Working with vendors in the digital age
  • Conflicts between privacy and freedom of speech in a hyperlinked world
  • Measuring and assessing:  determining the effectiveness of access and service delivery
  • Outsourcing
STRAND 5: "Learning" - Digital Age Learning Cultures
Example Topics: 
  • New learning models and the role of the librarian and information professional
  • The growth of individualized and self-paced learning
  • Multiliteracies :  digital literacy, visual literacy, media literacy, information literacy
STRAND 6: "Content & Creation" - Changes in Accessing and Organizing Information
Example Topics: 
  • From Information Consumption to Co-creation and Production
  • Digital copyright and licensing
  • Open educational resources
  • Open Source Software
  • Multimedia creation and gaming spaces

Monday, July 04, 2011

Week of July 4, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly 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 Blackboard Collaborate (formerly 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!

SANDY HIRSH ON LIBRARIES AND DIGITAL LITERACY (Future of Education Series)
Tue 5 Jul 08:00PM New York / Wed 6 Jul 12:00AM GMT / Wed 6 Jul 10:00AM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Join Steve Hargadon for a live and interactive Future of Education interview with Sandy Hirsh, the director of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University. We'll be talking all about the current and future state of libraries and librarians, and will also discuss our recently announced Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference, for which she is the conference co-chair.
http://www.learncentral.org/event/165061

WOLFRAM DEMONSTRATIONS (Math 2.0 Series)
Wed 6 Jul 09:30PM New York / Thu 7 Jul 01:30AM GMT / Thu 7 Jul 11:30AM Sydney
Maria Droujkova. Join Kelvin Mischo of Wolfram Research for a discussion of several Wolfram projects, including Demonstrations.
http://www.learncentral.org/node/165957

CAROL BLACK ON SCHOOLING THE WORLD (Future of Education Series)
Thu 7 Jul 08:00PM New York / Fri 8 Jul 12:00AM GMT / Fri 8 Jul 10:00AM Sydney
Steve Hargadon. Join Steve Hargadon for a live and interactive Future of Education interview with Carol Black, director of the film "Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden." The film questions the impact of modern educational methods and structures on indigenous cultures, particularly in the Buddhist culture of Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas--and then ultimately also questioning institutional education's promises in the United States and in the "developing world."
http://www.learncentral.org/event/165063

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Thursday, July 7th - Carol Black on "Schooling the World" and the Failures of Institutional Education

Join me Thursday, July 7th, for a live and interactive Future of Education interview with Carol Black, director of the film Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden. The film questions the impact of modern educational methods and structures on indigenous cultures, particularly in the Buddhist culture of Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas--and then ultimately also questions institutional education's promises in the United States and in the "developing world."  Film clips, a discussion guide, screening information and locations, and more are available on the film's website at http://www.schoolingtheworld.org.

A SPECIAL BONUS FOR FUTUREOFEDUCATION.COM LISTENERS: Carol is allowing you to download the full film for free this week only.  Use the link http://yousend.it/jZM0Ov.  If you want to make a donation, you can go to the website and pay for the download there.

Date: Thursday, July 6th, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at by clicking here. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event here.
Event Recordings: The full Elluminate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2011-07-07.0346.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350.   An mp3-audio version is at http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/carolblack.mp3. The LearnCentral event page is http://www.learncentral.org/event/165063.

Carol Black is an Emmy-Award-winning writer/director/producer of both entertainment and documentary television and film, co-creator with her husband Neal Marlens of the television series The Wonder Years,  noted for its portrayal of the American public school experience. She studied education and literature at Swarthmore College and UCLA, and after the birth of her children, withdrew from a successful career in the entertainment industry to become involved in the alternative education movement. Schooling the World is the culmination of many years of research into cross-cultural perspectives on education.

“The reality is that the modern school is no silver bullet, but an extremely problematic institution which has proven highly resistant to fundamental reform.  No system that discards millions of normal, healthy kids as failures – many of them extremely smart, by the way – will ever provide a lasting or universal solution to anything.”

Tuesday, July 5th - Live with Sandy Hirsh on the Future of Libraries and Librarians

Join me Tuesday, July 5th, for a live and interactive Future of Education interview with Sandy Hirsh, the director of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University. We'll be talking all about the current and future state of libraries and librarians, and will also discuss our recently announced Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference, for which she is the conference co-chair.

Date: Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at by clicking here. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event here.
Event Recordings: The full Elluminate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2011-07-05.1056.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350.  The mp3-audio version is at http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/sandyhirsh.mp3.

Dr. Sandy Hirsh is director of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University (http://slisweb.sjsu.edu). SLIS is the largest accredited library and information science program in the world.  With their office located on the San José State University campus, and through their online program, they serve students throughout the entire state of California as well as other states and nations.

Dr. Hirsh has been a faculty member at several academic institutions, as a librarian in academic and special libraries, and more than a decade in leadership positions with Silicon Valley's leading global companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and LinkedIn. She is a recognized advocate for library services, has an extensive record of research in the field, and has been actively involved in leadership roles with professional associations.