May 18th - June 1st, 2015
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- Monday, May 18th 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? Join here.
- Sunday, May 24th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: SCRATCHing the Surface of Student Coding, Join the TechEducator Crew as we discuss the amazing capabilities of SCRATCH Jr and learn how to get your students coding today! More information here.
- Friday, May 29th at 3pm Starting to Homeschool Webinar Series - Challenges and Concerns: What Are YOUR Challenges and Concerns for Parents and Children While Homeschooling?, Let's talk about scheduling, supporting children’s independence, making friends, insecurities our children (and ourselves!) harbor about self-directed learning, and more. Pat will present some common challenges most homeschoolers face to start, and then open the floor up to discuss issues participants face right now with their homeschooled children. Add yourself to our email list to get the Webinar URL!
- Saturday, May 30th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Letia Cooper: Connect, Create and Collaborate with Science Websites, Web Tools, and Apps, 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, May 31st at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: Google Classroom with Alice Keeler Part 2, The TechEducators welcome Alice Keeler back on to discuss all things Google Classroom! More information here.
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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: the 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 http://www.futureready.education.
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 (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!
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- I'm opting for a 'slow parenting' summer - Latest Items from TreeHugger
- Survey by AFT and BATs Finds Massive Stress Among Teachers - Diane Ravitch's blog
- Vindication For Fidgeters: Movement May Help Students With ADHD Concentrate - News
- UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World - Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
- Michael Hynes: US Education in Perspective - Diane Ravitch's blog
- How to Ensure that Making Leads to Learning - School Library Journal
- The Future of Live Tutoring on the Internet - EDUKWEST
- Gates Foundation pours millions more into Common Core
- The Golden Lasso of Education Technology - Hack Education by Audrey Watters
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- "Curiosity is a delicate little plant that, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom." - Albert Einstein
- "One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure." - John W. Gardner
- "Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." - Fred Rogers
- "I try never to let my schooling get in the way of my education." - Mark Twain
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