The Learning Revolution
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
- John Cotton Dana
Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0 Labs and its partners. These events bring together educators, learners, leaders, and others to rethink and reinvent education. To receive the weekly Learning Revolution newsletter, please join the Learning Revolution network.
- ISTE Update. The ISTE Unplugged site is updated with information on signing up for the Hack Education unconference and the Global Education Day.
- School Leadership Summit. Pam Moran and Ira Socol have just signed on to give one of the keynote sessions -- woohoo! The School Leadership Summit 2014 (March 27th) call for proposals is now open at admin20.org.
- Global Education Declaration. Don't miss our Global Education Declaration, written at the conclusion of this year's Global Education Conference. "We declare the critical importance of helping our students, teachers, administrators, parents, and all others to connect globally and to learn from each other; we express appreciation for those who provide opportunities for such global learning activities; and we devote ourselves to furthering the cause of global education."
- Connected Café on YouTube. Some of us are still recovering from the fatigue of Connected Educator Month, but what fun we had! We just posted all of the videos from the Connected Café series on our Connected Café YouTube channel.
- Twitter Stream. We've put a live Twitter stream widget on the Learning Revolution homepage. Join the conversation with #learningrevolution.
- Learning Revolution Reminder. The Learning Revolution site has all of these announcements and more!
- School Leadership Summit, March 27th, 2014
Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals will be accepted between now and March 15th, 2014. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please see the instructions for submitting a proposal HERE.
The Classroom 2.0 LIVE series will be taking a Winter Break. Stay tuned, as we will be posting future shows after the first of the year.
2013 School Leadership Summit - on "Leadership 2.0"
Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the Library 2.013 Conference - on "The Global Transformation of Libraries, LIS Education, and LIS Professionals"
Al Byers from the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference - on "Developing Large Scale Effective STEM Teacher Learning Communities"
- Inspiring Critical Conversations in the Classroom. Educator and Classroom 2.0 member, Karen Cameron, talks about taking in-class discussions to the next level in her discussion of essential versus nonessential questions. Check out her classroom strategies here.
- MOOCs for Deeper Learning. Karen Fasimpaur highlighted an upcoming opportunity for educators to participate in a free, nine-week MOOC for deeper level learning. Check out her post for details. Thanks, Karen!
- What Do You Know About Flipped Classrooms? New Future of Education member, Swaroop Raju, is interested in learning more about using video resources in a flipped classroom. Any of you have examples you'd like to share? Share them with Swaroop here.
- Valuing Online Education. Phillip Morgan recently posted, "The real value of online education is felt when you realise that education becomes the discovery of one’s own ignorance." What do you all think? Join Phillip's conversation about online learning here.
- Your Classroom Featured in a Global iBook. Kristen Paino's second graders are putting together a global iBook, and are looking for entries! Interested in getting your students involved in a creative global project? Find out how in Kristen's post.
- Wanted: Forensic Discovery Classroom Partnership. High school science teacher, Paul Munshower, has a great classroom collaboration opportunity in mind. Using a combination of syncrhonous and asynchronous communication tools, Munshower hopes to lead an inquiry based science project between two classrooms studying infectious diseases, and the impacts of vaccines and antibiotics. Read more about the project and get in touch with Paul here.
- Lifelong Learning and Libraries. Lifelong learning advocate and Library 2.0 member, Joe Wasylyk, is interested in how your library creates opportunities for lifelong learners in your service communities. If you're a lifelong learner, where do you go for support on your continued interest in learning? Share your thoughts with Joe here.
- Moonshot Thinking. Admin 2.0 member, Jason Borgen, shared this Google X Project video on moonshot thinking. See the video and share what you think about moonshot thinking here.
Here is some of the feedback we received from those of you who attended the 2013 School Leadership Summit. We can't wait to see you again in March!
A model of future professional development.
What a wonderful way to connect the school community around the world around important issues.
Fabulous learning opportunity for the country! Provides a virt-con experience and nationally known presenters at no cost to the attendee, what a gift! Thank you!
The terrific variety and scope of online conferencing is proof that education is undergoing fundamental shifts...for the better. Kudos to all the presenters, and to Steve Hargadon for blazing trails forward to better, more equitable and exciting education for all.
Cannot wait until 2014!
We hope you like this new newsletter and format. Because of the holidays, we will not be updating for the next two weeks.
See you online!