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- Wednesday, March 25th at 4pm Common Sense Media Webinar: Chat and Digital Citizenship, Join us live as we review the newest Remind feature, Chat, and strategies to implement it in your classroom and school community. +Adam Welcome , elementary school principal and Remind Advisory Board member from Martinez, California, will share best practices for Chat as well as tips for using Remind's Scheduled Messages, Attachments, Stamps, and more! More information here.
- Friday, March 27th at 3pm Starting to Homeschool Webinar Series: The Elementary-School Years, How do I start homeschooling? What are my state’s requirements for homeschooling and how do I meet and report them? Learn how to find reliable information about the homeschooling laws in your state and how to read and use them. Topics also include what you need to consider for homeschooling if your children has special needs, is currently in school, or has other issues. Also, the attitude of the parent embarking upon homeschooling for the first time will be examined. Sign up to participate here.
- Sunday, March 29th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast - Microsoft: Surface 3 featuring Jacqueline Russell, More information here.
- Monday, March 30th at 7pm 'MakerEd'/'Maker Space' Webinar Coming to a Computer Near You with Kim Caise, If you have been looking for a way to jazz up your curriculum or increase the rigor and relevance of your learning activities, join me Monday, March 30, 2015, at 7pm EST/6pm CST through the Learning Revolution as we talk about what this philosophy entails and easy ways to implement this philosophy and revolutionize your teaching. Introducing "MakerEd" projects will thrill your students and engage them in the learning process with learning activities that are meaningful and interesting to students. More detail at http://learningrevolution.com/. Join the session at http://bit.ly/kcwebinar.
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Library 2.015 Spring Summit
The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world. The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning brings focus to the planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological innovations. These interactive sessions on future technology trends will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. A goal of the Spring Summit is to provide a forum to discuss ways to prepare for your personal and organization’s future. Register for free today at http://library2015spring.eventbrite.com/?aff=newsletter.
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 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.
The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015. The conference will be held entirely online and is free to attend. Everyone is invited to participate in this open forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. The Call for Proposals will open May 1st, immediately following the Library 2.015 Spring Summit. See this year's conference strands and plan to get your proposal in early. We are looking forward to the fifth year of this this momentous event, and to your participation!
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Partner Announcement: The 12th Annual Games for Change Festival
The Games for Change Festival, April 21-23 & 25, is the largest gaming event in New York City and the leading international event uniting game creators with others who believe in the positive impact of games. Learning games are always a cornerstone of the Festival, and this year, we’re proud to present related programming and talks from leaders in the sector, such Angry Birds maker Rovio, the U.S. Department of Education, PBS, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, and top-notch educational game developers. The full schedule is online, with great talks, innovative games, and countless networking opportunities, including one-on-one consultations with experts, speed networking, and more. Register now with the code 10lrev and save 10% on passes: http://2015gamesforchangefestival.eventbrite.com/.
SeaTrust Institute is an environmental research and educational nonprofit organization. Our project teams are actively working on environmental science and policy issues both locally and globally, placing SeaTrust Institute in a position to provide grassroots knowledge and information to the international decision arena, and global knowledge in a usable context at community levels. Internationally, climate change and health are key focal issues for our work within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Local projects providing climate change and health adaptation assistance to regions with low adaptive capacity are a link to exchanging knowledge while bringing local voices into the larger conversation. Our research, educational, and climate change adaptation programs are customized for different regions and climatic conditions including sea level rise, drought, floods and extreme weather events. Educational program include university internships, AWARE (Action Within a Resilient Environment) for pre-college age students, and professional classes. More information at http://www.seatrustinstitute.org/.
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