Monday, February 16, 2015

Events Newsletter - ISTE Unplugged News - Come to AERO - Online Google Summit - Reinventing Education AVL

February 16th - March 2nd, 2015

Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Partner Spotlight

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We have some fun announcements this week. The plans for 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.

Two Week Calendar

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GIE Online Summit


Learning Revolution Events

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

More information about the Library 2.0 Webinar Series at

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.

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, 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, which also has Facebook event links for each activity.

Starting to Homeschool Webinar Series

Starting to Homeschool

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.

Partner Spotlight


LitWorld Our Mission: To empower young people to author lives of independence, hope, and joy. LitWorld is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization creating permanent positive change in the world. We implement on-the-ground innovative solutions to the hard-to-tackle challenge of illiteracy worldwide. The combined power of children’s own stories + access to diverse reading/writing experiences + peer to peer and adult mentor relationships = productive and transformational literacy. We work in close and trusting partnerships with locally based, grassroots organizations to build sustainable outcomes for young people around the world. More information at

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Steve Hargadon

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