Friday, May 29, 2015

Events + News - K12 Online Call for Proposals - Library 2.0 Spring Summit Recordings - Starting to Homeschool Webinar Today

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Library 2.015 Spring Summit Recap

On April 30th we held the first ever Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning, a half-day conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services. The event was inspired by and organized in partnership with Dr. Sue Alman of the SJSU School of Information, and designed to complement the fifth annual Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference on October 20th, 2015. We are proud to report that we had more than 2,000 people register for this event, and had up to 400 people logged in simultaneously to listen to top experts in the field discuss the future of technology and learning in libraries. Thank you to everyone who attended and to those of you who helped us promote this year's event!

If you missed out on this information rich event, you can still register to view the archives here. And, of course, we hope you'll join us to continue the conversation at Library 2.015 in October!

Two Week Calendar

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Learning Revolution Events

Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit, June 24th

Each year TICAL holds an annual School Leadership Summit. This year's Summit, on June 24th from 8:00-4:30 PDT, will focus on the pillars of the U.S. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge. The Pledge is a commitment by district leaders to work with educators, families, and community members to make all schools in their districts Future Ready. Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air. The event will be free for all to attend and to watch the recordings. You must register to watch the event live or to see the recordings. This is truly a collaborative event made possible by the leading organization and event partners. For more information and to register, please go to

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 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.

Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference: Tools, Skills & Competencies, October 20th

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 (which had over 2,000 registrants and the recordings for which are now available). 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!

Partner Announcements

K12Online Conference Call for Proposals Now Open, Submit by May 31st

Announcing the 2015 K12onlineconference Call for Proposals! Submit proposal by May 31st. FREE, asynchronous, education conference! Follow #k12online15.

Blended Librarians Online Community: On Becoming Open Education Leaders, May 28th at 3pm

Free webcast "On Becoming Open Education Leaders" on 5/28 @ 3pm EDT #OER #edtech.

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Partner Spotlight

K-12 Online

K12Online Conference: This is a FREE, asynchronous, online education conference open to EVERYONE. It is organized by educators for educators around the world interested in integrating emerging technologies into classroom practice. A goal of the conference (among several) is to help educators make sense of and meet the needs of a continually changing learning landscape. During the October conference each year, presentations are posted to our conference blog. The conference begins with a pre-conference keynote followed by two weeks of daily presentations. 40 presentations are published in four different strands, with four presentations posted per day. Since the conference is asynchronous you don't need to worry about time zones. View the presentations on-demand whenever it's convenient for you. Archived conference presentations from previous years are also available and accessible from the navigation links (organized by year) at the top of our blog. Our WONDERFUL keynote speakers and strand presenters make our conference an outstanding and ongoing learning experience for educators worldwide. Many schools and districts use these recordings throughout the year to provide professional development for their teachers by viewing them together and extending the experience with discussion, hands-on time and action planning. The K12 Online Conference is a total volunteer effort and is envisioned, planned and implemented by 4 co-convenors, several volunteers who also serve as organizers, and a fabulous group of volunteer presenters. More information at

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