The Learning Revolution
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
- School Leadership Summit 2014. The 2nd annual School Leadership Summit is being announced this week. This free event will be held online on March 27th, 2014, thanks to TICAL, our founding sponsor. Our first keynote speaker has been confirmed: the terrific Scott McLeod! Sign up at admin20.org to make sure you get the announcement and call for proposals this week.
- ISTE Unplugged 2014 is in the works. Astute ISTE observers will note that the conference starts on Saturday this year, so our Hack Education all-day unconference will be on Friday, June 27th in the conference center in Atlanta. This event is always free and, for many, is the event at ISTE. Our Global Education Day event will move to Saturday afternoon.
- Conference Keynotes on YouTube. We are excited to announce that the keynote sessions from the following conferences can now be watched on YouTube: School Leadership Summit 2013, Homeschool Conference 2013, STEMxCon 2013, Library 2.012 and 2.013, and the Global Education Conference 2012 and 2013. Visit each of the conference sites to see all of the session recordings.
- Tentative dates for Library 2.014. We have tentative dates for Library 2.014, Wednesday October 8 and Thursday October 9, 2014. These dates are tentative, but we are committed to holding the conference midweek. If those dates hold, Connected Librarians Day would be Monday, October 6th, 2014.
- Global Education Conference 2014. Our 2014 Global Education Conference also has tentative dates; November 17 - 21, 2014.
- Host Your Own Webinar. For those of you who remember the LearnCentral Host Your Own Webinar program, it's coming back! We'll be providing the ability for you to schedule and host your own non-commercial webinars which we will add to our calendar and help to advertise. Be thinking about some educational ideas and practices that you want to share.
School Leadership Summit, March 27th, 2014
The call for proposals will be announced later this week. The deadline for proposals will be mid-March.
- Classroom 2.0 LIVE Weekly Show
Featured Teacher: Wes Fryer. Coding & Games with Kids: Hopscotch, Scratch and Minecraft
As this week wraps up the "Hour of Code," 4th and 5th grade STEM teacher Wesley Fryer will discuss the use of the Hopscotch app for iPads, Scratch software, and Minecraft to help students learn the basics of coding as well as problem-solving and computational thinking skills. See event details on the Learning Revolution calendar
Don Buckley from the 2013 Global
Education Conference - on "Design and Maker Thinking: How can they be part of our everyday in education"
Julia Stiglitz from the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference - on "MOOCs"
Barbara Stripling from Library 2.013 - on "Libraries Change Lives: Declaring Our Right to Libraries"
- Join a Group Project. When conference co-chairs Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon kicked off Global Ed Con 2013 conference with the Welcome and Convocation session, participants were asked to share some of their collaborative project ideas related to global education. Based on the feedback of the attendees, the five most popular project ideas have been turned into groups that you can find on the Global Education Conference site. Join the conversation here.
- Bloggers reflect on #globaled13. Hundreds of Global Education Conference presenters and attendees shared their reflections, ideas, and experiences of this year's conference through blogging. Check out what they had to say.
Here is some of the feedback we received from those of you who attended the Global Education Conference 2013. Thanks to all of you, the presenters, volunteers, and participants, who have made this event so exciting to be a part of.
This is the event of the year where educators worldwide can come together to inspire and be inspired.
The conference allows educators around the world to become part of the story and fabric of who we are as human beings.
Delran, New Jersey, USA
It's a fascinating learning journey; it enables to connect and share experiences that will inspire educators all over
The conference is one the best things ever to happen to individuals who want to develop their capacity in research,
teaching and learning. It saves one the time, money and other resources that would have been spent to travel abroad for a
conference of international status.
Great piece of work...if we had more teachers taking up such ideas, the world would be a transformed place to live in
full of geniuses. Love it all.
For a full list of the 2013 Global Education Conference kudos, click HERE.
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