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We have some fun announcements this week. The plans for ISTEunplugged.com are getting underway, and in addition to our all-day Saturday "Hack Education" unconference/party and our Sunday Global Education day, we're going to do "Maker Day" on the Friday before ISTE. More on that below, as well as information on our newly announced second Online Summit featuring Google for Education, AERO's must-attend May conference on Long Island, and the speakers for the Asheville, NC, Reinventing Education event at the end of this month.
- Monday, February 16th at 8pm TL News Night LIVE!, This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE?
- Tuesday, February 17th - Thursday, February 19th in Little Rock, AR 2015 TICAL Conference, For the general school administrator who must provide technology leadership but who is not a technology specialist! More information at http://ticalconference.org/.
- Saturday, February 21st at 12pm CR20 Weekly Show - Featured Teacher: Mary Beth Hertz, Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Details to join the webinar at http://live.classroom20.com. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.
- Sunday, February 22nd at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: John Corippo: Classroom Applications & App Smashing for FinalCutProX, FCPX Show focusing on Classroom Applications and how you can App Smash classroom video projects. AND... ADE Goodies. AND... CUE Rockstar Goodies. More information here.
- Monday, February 23rd at 3pm Library 2.0 Webinar Series: Richard Hulser on "Negotiations and Partnerships with Information Content and Services Providers: How to make the most out of what you have and get what you need", Higher expectations from users, limited resources, and a changing landscape of information content and services providers present challenges to today's information professionals. Whether you are an experienced professional or just starting out, learn about strategies, tips and techniques to help you get what you need with the resources you have from an experienced librarian who has also been a vendor. Register now (no charge).
- Friday, Feburary 27th - Sunday, March 1st in Asheville, NC Reinventing Education, Join us for this two-day opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues from the school, library, museum, and home learning worlds--and anyone interested in reinventing how we think about and facilitate learning. More information at http://www.reinventing.education.
- Friday, February 27th - Sunday, March 1st OZeLive 2015 Conference, Australian Educators are keen to share their innovative ideas and projects with the world. We welcome all educators to join us for our second OZeLive conference. See the conference schedule for more details.
- Saturday, February 28th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show: Student Study Tools with Tammy Moore, Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Details to join the webinar at http://live.classroom20.com. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.
- Sunday, March 1st at 7pm TechEducator Podcast - Microsoft: Office Mix featuring Tim Richardson and Ryan Adecco, More information here.
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GIE Online Summit
Library 2.0 Webinar Series, February 23rd, 2015 at 12pm US Pacific / 3pm US Eastern
Richard Hulser on "Negotiations and Partnerships with Information Content and Services Providers: How to make the most out of what you have and get what you need" Higher expectations from users, limited resources, and a changing landscape of information content and services providers present challenges to today's information professionals. Whether you are an experienced professional or just starting out, learn about strategies, tips and techniques to help you get what you need with the resources you have from an experienced librarian who has also been a vendor. Free Registration
OZeLive 2015, February 27th - March 1st, 2015
We know that Australian Educators in our networks are keen to share their innovative ideas and projects with the world. We welcome all connected educators to join us for our second OZeLive conference.
- Call for Proposals open until February 17th
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Reinventing Education in Asheville, NC, February 27th - March 1st, 2015
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." -Alan Kay. Join us for this two-day opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues from the school, library, museum, and home learning worlds--and anyone interested in reinventing how we think about and facilitate learning. This event combines the unconference format of Steve Hargadon's Learning Revolution events with Matt Murrie's better-than-TED "What If...?360" format of short talks and action collaboration. We hope you will join us for an engaging, dialog-filled, highly-participatory retreat with lots of opportunities for deep-dive conversations. PLUS< we've just announced the first set of speakers for the day, see the link below!
- Event Registration
- Event Schedule
- Speaker List - an AMAZING lineup of speakers before the unconference portion: Jeremy Boeh, Michael Gilbert, Ed. D., Liam Nilsen, Thomas Riddle, George Saltsman, Janet Stallard, Josef Vice, Susan Wells, Joy Swan, Rebecca Heiss, Ken Morrill, Carol Teitelman, and the inimitable David Loertscher!
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CUE Learning Revolution Online Summit Featuring Google for Education, May 2nd - 3rd, 2015
This virtual summit will take place on Saturday, May 2 from 9 AM to 6 PM (PST/GMT-7 ) and on Sunday, May 3 from 9 AM to 6 PM (PST/GMT-7 ). Join hundreds of educators from around the globe as we collaborate online, sharing Google related tips, tools, and strategies for improving teaching and learning. All general session presenters will be Google Certified Teachers, Google Certified Trainers, and/or Google Educators.
2015 ISTE Unplugged Events, June 26th - July 1st
Thanks to our generous friends at ISTE.org, our NINTH annual set of extra-curricular events at the ISTE conference this year will launch on the Friday before ISTE (June 26th) with an all-day open Maker Day--expect lots of table, activities, and fun for all ages, geared toward education. Saturday's all-day unconference, "Hack Education," features special guest Audrey Watters again this year, and huge shout-out to this year's unconference and evening party sponsor, StudyBlue and Shutterfly. Sunday is our fourth annual Global Education Summit, a three-hour event + connecting party you don't want to miss. The Bloggers' Cafe will be open Friday - Wednesday, and we're really hoping to add an education slam poetry event still. Stay tuned for all events at http://www.ISTEunplugged.com, which also has Facebook event links for each activity.
Starting to Homeschool Webinar Series
Partner Announcement: NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Ed Edition
The NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 12th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The report aims to provide these leaders with more in-depth insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of educational technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership and practice. More information here.
Partner Announcement: The 2015 AERO Annual Conference, May 20 to May 24th
The 12th annual Alternative Education Resource Organization conference aims each year (and succeeds!) in highlighting the education revolution with their goal to help create an education revolution to empower all students and to make learner-centered education available to everyone. The keynote speakers this year are INCREDIBLE: Sugata Mitra, Deborah Meier, Zoe Weil, Yaacov Hecht, and Amy Valens. This conference is now my must-attend event each year. As always, they will have many workshops that explore and demonstrate effective programs in educational alternatives, which includes any learner-centered approach, such as home education, Montessori education, Waldorf education, democratic Education, progressive education, charter schools, magnet schools, etc. I'll be speaking on the history of education, propaganda, and power and control. You can find more information at the conference website, and download the Conference flyer here.
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