The Learning Revolution
October 1st, 2014
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library.
- Andrew Carnegie
The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.
- Partner Spotlight
- Partner Announcements
- Calendar of Events
- Highlighted Recordings
- NMC Navigator Top Ten
- Connected Librarian Day 2.014 Next Tuesday!. We're really excited about our special Library 2.014 preconference event for K-12 teacher librarians (and their fans), Connected Librarian Day on Tuesday October 7th from 3:30pm - 10pm US Eastern. This free, online event is sponsored by Follett and the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers. Join us for special presentations by Heidi Neltner on "Your Stakeholder Connected Librarian Toolkit," Judy O'Connell on "Leadership in a connected age: change, challenge and productive chaos," Michelle Luhtala on "Flipped Learning and the Essential Tools to Get you There," Patrice Bryan & Darcy Coffta on "Schools' Vortex: Innovative Library Makerspaces," Matthew Winner & Sherry Gick on "When Sherry Met Matthew: Finding Your Educational Soulmate and Helping Kids to Rule the World," Jennifer LaGarde on "Imagining Library Spaces of the Future, Today," and special opening and closing sessions with Britten Follett, Ross Todd, Shannon Miller, and our preconference co-chair, Joyce Valenza. Check out http://connectedlibrarians.com/ for more information, and be sure to share with the librarians in your schools! You can use #cld14 to share your excitement about this event with your followers, and share or embed the Connected Librarian Day Flyer on your website or social media channels.
- Library 2.014 Kicks Off Wednesday!. We have 100 conference sessions, including an amazing group of Keynote & Distinguished Speakers, lined up for the free Library 2.014 virtual conference, October 8th + 9th. The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. View the conference schedule in your local time and mark your calendars for keynote speakers Samantha Adams Becker on "On the Horizon: Pressing Technologies, Trends, Challenges for Libraries," Phil Bradley the UK Search Guru, Jonathan Hernández on "Internet censorship, privacy and freedom of expression: new challenges for LIS professionals," Dr. Sandra Hirsh on "Working in a Global Environment – Success Strategies for Today’s Information Professional," Helen Partridge from the University of Southern Queensland, Pam Sandlian-Smith on "Creating Experience Libraries," Dr. Daisy Selematsela of the National Research Foundation in South Africa, Joyce Valenza of Rutgers University School of Communication & Information, and Jia Yang on "Exploring the Use of Information Visualization for Library." This year's distinguished speakers include Stephen Abram on "7 Tactics to Gain Big Savings through Collaboration: Can we bravely take risks?," Christine Bruce, Hilary Hughes, and Ian Stoodley on "Information Experience: New approaches to theory and practice," Susan Hildreth on "Libraries as community learning partners - STEM, Maker and Badging!," Peter Morville on "The Architecture of Understanding," Michael Stephens on "Finding Balance: Reflective Practice and the Profession," Barbara Stripling on "Building a Learning Community Through a Library Learning Commons," Roy Tennant on "How to Be a 21st Century Librarian," and David Weinberger on "John Henry in the Library: Algorithms vs. Humans." Are you excited yet? We certainly are! Feel free to use our promotional materials to help us share about Library 2.014, and follow the conversations at #Lib2014 for conference updates and broadening your professional network. See you next week!
- Share Your Global Education Story to Celebrate Our Fifth Anniversary. We're looking for GEC members to provide some feedback and reflections about their experiences within our year round community and during our annual online conference. Specifically, we would like to better understand the impact of the network and conference upon our members, both personally and professionally. Tell us if you've found a great project, learned more about a topic, connected to others through GlobalEdCon, etc. We want to hear from you! We will be using your input to possibly create content for multimedia projects for our 2014 conference and for workshops and presentations that we give in various locations related to global education and this event. We need our membership to provide us with recollections and anecdotes as we prepare to celebrate this community. If you have a moment, please take this survey: http://goo.gl/QrJKtp.
- Connected Librarian Day, October 7th, 2014
- Library 2.014, October 8th + 9th, 2014
- Global Education Conference, November 17th - 21st, 2014
Veterans Connect @ the Library California public libraries, in partnership with California Department of Veterans Affairs, are working to connect veterans and their families to benefits and services for which they are eligible. Libraries, in collaboration with community veteran service organizations, can positively impact the quality of life for veterans. More information at http://calibrariesforveterans.org/.
- Natural Math: Join us live on Oct 6 for the Math Future series event: Crowd Science with Dr. Keith Still @GKStill #mathchat #edchat http://naturalmath.com/mathfuture/events/4261/safer-crowds-modeling-complexity-with-keith-still.html
All events are listed in US-Eastern Daylight Time. To become an event partner and have your events listed here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, October 1st at 4pm ISTE Webinar: Equity in Education: Actively Engaging Girls in STEM Education, Discover instructional strategies that engage all youth in STEM, with a specific focus on girls. Learn about proven activities and program examples and get resources for immediate implementation in your classroom or program. Hear about exemplary practices such as utilizing role models and mentors, easy and fun hands-on activities, and ways to improve the classroom climate and interactions between students to create a community that inspires. See more information here.
- Wednesday, October 1st at 9pm Mattering IS the Agenda with Angela Maiers. Join us for a special Webinar series with Angela Maiers as she discusses implementing the "Mattering IS the Agenda" toolkit for transformational change. The Webinars are free, but when you purchase the "Mattering IS the Agenda" toolkit you get exclusive access to the recordings. More information and login details at YouMatter.me.
- Wednesday, October 1st at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.
- Saturday, October 4th at 12pm CR20 LIVE: Michael Fricano on Revolutionize the Research Process w/ Google Drive, The research process can be dizzying and overwhelming for students. Mismanagement and disorganization can create havoc for student projects! With Google Drive’s built in Research Tool, the Add-Ons gallery, and its useful collaboration features, the research process can be simplified and revolutionized! In this session, participants will learn about these tools and features and will be given time to explore. Lesson ideas, projects, student samples, and a collection of free-to-use resources will also be showcased. Details to join the webinar at http://live.classroom20.com
- Sunday, October 5th at 8pm IHAQ - I Have A Question, Building off the conversation in ELT Live #2, Jennifer has more questions surrounding the set up of a course or project website. While there is likely no "perfect" platform or solution, we will contemplate important needs and key decisions. See you at http://edtechtalk.com/live
- Monday, October 6th at 4pm - Michael Levine on "Level Up Learning: Teaching with Games in the Classroom". Join us for a special Gaming in Ed post-conference keynote with Michael H. Levine, Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, who had to reschedule his conference keynote! He will discuss research and industry initiatives intended to drive engaging instruction and authentic assessment through game-based learning. He will share findings from a national survey of teachers who use games, video vignettes of model programs, and highlight some of the work covered by the Games and Learning Publishing Council and gamesandlearning.org, a new site featuring cutting-edge research and dynamic features for teachers, game developers and investors. Log in at https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=GAMINGPart3
For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.
- Global Education Conference, November 17th - 21st, 2014
Upcoming deadlines: The call for proposals for the 2014 Global Education Conference are now open. Proposals can be submitted from now until November 15. Please see the conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!
Gaming in Ed - on "Follow the Learning"
Seann Dikkers from Gaming in Ed - on "TeacherCraft: Amazing Teachers using Minecraft in the Classroom"
Bronwyn Stuckey from the Gaming in Ed - on "Game Inspired Learning: A chance to re-imagine and reframe learning"
Top Learning Tech Stories of the Week from the NMC/Horizon Project Navigator.
- How Computer Coding Can Increase Engagement, Provide a Purpose for Learning
- The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations
- Kids coding at school: 'When you learn computing, you're thinking about thinking'
- 8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture
- With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?
- Gaze-Tracker Lets You Connect to Devices with a Glance
- Ringgold Elementary School hosts technology workshops for parents
- Penn State Students Use Technology to Help Boal Museum Reach Community
- British Museum to be digitally recreated in Minecraft
- Rhode Island Schools Embark on a Blended Learning Odyssey
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- Debunking the Mind/Body Dichotomy for Improved Learning. A recent PBS Education article by Annie Murphy Paul describes the powerful influence of physical experience on learning and retention. This perspective, known as “embodied cognition,” is now becoming a lens through which to look at educational technology. Work in the field shows promising signs that incorporating bodily movements—even subtle ones—can improve the learning that’s done on computers. The article explores cognitive research on the connection between neurological pathway development and student manipulation of the physical learning environment. Read more here, and consider ways you can incorporate physical experience in your lesson planning.
- Language Learning in a Flipped Classroom. Fausto Puppo's recent article describes how EFL teachers can begin to shift the learning landscape in their classrooms by using the flipped model. Puppo shares simple tips for getting started with this type of transition and reasons that a flipped EFL classroom can be more effective for English language learners. It makes more class time available for students to engage in meaningful interaction in the target language while the teacher is present to offer feedback as needed. This is particularly useful in situations in which English is not normally spoken outside the classroom and it is necessary to maximize student talk time in English during class. Read more here.
- Flipped Classroom Infographics. Check out this great list of infographics explaining the flipped model, including learning theory and a great set of tools you can use to flip your own classroom.
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