Monday, June 15, 2015

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - ISTE Unplugged - Future Ready Virtual Event - Global Ed Day

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Two Week Calendar

  • Monday, June 15th 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.
  • Thursday, June 18th in Greenfield, MA Forum for Alternative Earth-based Higher Education and Sustainable Living & Learning, The Forum is at the Greenfield Community College Downtown Center on Thursday, June 18th from 4pm - 6pm EDT. The forum will include brief presentations by Dr. Larry Buell and Nikomo Peartree and several invited guests involved in “hands-on” education. Using a combination of music, spoken word, TED talk-type presentation, and participant interaction, all in attendance will develop a heightened understanding around the practices of educating, informing, and activating teachers, students, community leaders, and organizations in the “best practices” of sustainable ecological living for people of all ages and circumstances. Buell and Peartree will focus on the proven methods of the University of the Wild based on self-directed learning, mentorship, and living & learning community principles. For information and registration contact Dr. Larry Buell at or at (978)724-0412 or Nikomo Peartree or at (857)342-3769.
  • Saturday, June 20th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Ten Marks Math Program, 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 You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.
  • Sunday, June 21st at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: Get your ISTE on!, The ISTE Conference is just one week away. What do I need to do to have a successful conference? What should I pack? What sessions should I attend? Join us LIVE to talk about this amazing week of networking. More information here.
  • Wednesday, June 24th from 11am - 7:15pm EDT Future Ready Virtual Summit: 2015 School Leadership Summit, 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. For more information and to register, please go to
  • Wednesday, June 24th at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Are You Ready for BYOD?, Have you been thinking about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)? Are you ready to learn more? In this webinar, Rachelle Wooten, Digital Learning Specialist at Fort Bend ISD, will provide a primer on BYOD, including digital tool recommendations, classroom management tips, lesson planning, and teaching tips. Rachelle facilitates the BYOD training in her district and has developed her own model: R.E.A.D.I.E.E to help teachers be Ready for BYOD. Whether you’re new or familiar with BYOD, get some helpful tips for your program during this live, interactive session. Rachelle will field questions from attendees after her presentation. Registration information here.
  • Thursday, June 25th at 3pm edWeb Webinar: The Art of Procurement: Balancing Price versus Performance, Common Sense Education’s Essential Elements for 1:1 Learning is a monthly webinar series that details strategies and practical advice about 1:1 learning programs. Learn how to personalize these essential elements for your schools. The series is presented by Jeff Mao and Steve Garton, who lead the Maine Learning Technology Initiative program for a decade. Registration information here.
  • Friday, June 26th at 3pm Starting to Homeschool: The Teenage Years, How can a teen's needs best be met by homeschooling? Let's talk about unschooling and homeschooling high school, how to decide if college is right for you, and how to take on internships, apprenticeships, work, and travel. We will explore the many different ways teens and young adults can join the adult world and make their way into meaningful work with or without a college degree. We’ll explore the college admission process for homeschoolers and present resources for creating successful applications. We’ll also talk about Uncollege and DIY College, among other options that are available. Register to view here.
  • Friday, June 26th - July 1st in Philadelphia, PA 2015 ISTE Unplugged, Each year hundreds of educators interested in social media, technology, teaching, and learning gather to build and participate in "unplugged"-style activities as a part of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference. Go to and read below for details of this year's events. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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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.

Global Education Day at ISTE 2015, June 28th

Join Lucy Gray, Steve Hargadon, VIF International Education and many members of the Global Education Conference community on Sunday, June 28th from 2-5 PM at the Philadelphia Convention Center (Room 103BC) for a special face-to-face meeting in which you can connect and collaborate with other globally-minded educators.

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!

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Digital Cross-Cultural Exchange via Know My World Webinar Series, June 24th, July 8th and July 22nd

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