Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Starting! Global Collaboration Day and the Global Education Fair (Detailed Listings)


It’s now well into Thursday in the South Pacific--and that means Global Collaboration Day has arrived! One day, September 21st. all around the world = 48 actual hours to share. (Except that we've got events even beyond those time boundaries... so maybe this is Global Collaboration "Week?") Plus, the Global Education Fair (10:00 am - 8:00 pm US-Eastern Daylight Time) is almost here!

Over the next two+ days, students, classrooms, teachers, administrators, parents and organizations will be either attending and/or hosting events online that are designed to showcase and promote global collaboration. We (Lucy Gray + Steve Hargadon, co-chairs of the Global Education Conference) are the calendar coordinators but not the direct conveners: that is, over 75 groups from 25 countries have designed and planned their own events which we have then organized into a directory and in special calendars to allow these events to be seen in any time zone in the world.

The third-annual Global Collaboration Day is a huge worldwide demonstration of the power of globally-connected learning. We encourage you to browse the event directory or the calendar and choose a compelling event to attend! Read directions and our website carefully to prepare. A current list of the events is at the bottom of this post.
Here are some important links for you to keep handy:
Special thanks to Participate, our sponsor.

See you online,

Lucy and Steve

CURRENT EVENT LISTING 

GCD = Global Collaboration Day Events
FAIR EXHIBITOR = Fair Exhibitor Booth Open

Running All Week:

  • GCD: Classroom Conversations with the World (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: ISIS Presidential Debate (Participate Anytime This Week)
  • GCD: K-12 Global Art Exchange (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: One World: Where Are You? (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: Our Connected Forest (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: Peace Day Conversation (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: Play with Me (Participate Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: One Day in Our Lives (Participate At Any Time On These Two Days)
  • GCD: What is Your Story? (Participate Anytime This Week)
  • GCD: What global mindedness means to me... (Participate At Any Time This Week)

Wednesday, September 20

  • 12:30pm GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip
  • 11:00pm GCD: Global Lyncs Videoconference Vermont Secondary College Hamchung Middle School
  • 11:00pm GCD: SDGs made Simple - Rooting for Change v2.0

Thursday, September 21

  • GCD: Being a Good Digital Citizen (Participate At Any Time During These 2 Days)
  • GCD: Share a Song (Participate At Any Time On This Day)
  • 8:00am GCD: MAD about Mattering
  • 8:00am GCD: Tanzania Pen Pals
  • 9:00am GCD: Amazing Race
  • 9:00am GCD: Diwali Around The World
  • 9:00am GCD: Engaging Students in Global Collaborative Projects
  • 9:00am GCD: Karaoke - Global Sing Along
  • 9:00am GCD: The Professional Passion Project
  • 9:30am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Asia Society Center for Global Education
  • 9:49am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Shakespeare Fellowship
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Empatico
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Write Our World
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Write Our World
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: iEARN-USA
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: TakingItGlobal
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: eCYBERMISSION AEOP Program
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: OneWorld Classrooms
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: World Savvy
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: GENE - Global Education Network Europe
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies
  • 10:00am GCD: GEOblitz - A weekly video survey on Flipgrid
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Amigos de las Americas
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: ASCD
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Digital Promise Global
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global STEM Education Center, Inc
  • 10:00am GCD: Creating Audio in the Cloud Using Soundtrap
  • 10:00am GCD: Investigating open educational practices
  • 11:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: California International Studies Project
  • 11:00am GCD: Building a Global Tech Team Project
  • 11:00am GCD: Rooting for Change v2.0
  • 11:00am GCD: Young Women Change Makers
  • 11:30am GCD: The Life of a Teenager - Cultural Exchange
  • 11:30am FAIR EXHIBITOR: One To World's Global Classroom
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: American Foreign Service Association
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The MY HERO Project - International Film Festival
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Know My World
  • 12:00pm GCD: Finding your Perfect Pen Pal
  • 12:00pm GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip
  • 12:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: NEXT.cc STEAM by Design E-Learning
  • 1:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Amigos de las Americas
  • 1:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: One To World's Global Classroom
  • 1:00pm GCD All About Africa
  • 1:00pm GCD: Global Competence Chat
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: SIMA Classroom
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The Stevens Initiative
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The Stevens Initiative
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: World View, UNC Chapel Hill
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global Online Academy
  • 2:00pm GCD: Karaoke - Global Sing Along
  • 2:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: ASCD
  • 3:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global Glimpse
  • 3:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: U.S. Institute of Peace
  • 3:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: IREX: Teacher Exchange Programs
  • 3:30pm GCD: Personalized Learning in Offlin and Out-Of-School Contexts
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Flat Connections
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Boston Latin School
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: IVECA International Virtual Schooling
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global Online Academy
  • 4:30pm GCD: Idioms - When Language and Culture hit off
  • 4:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: One To World's Global Classroom
  • 5:00pm GCD: SMART Twitter Chat
  • 6:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship
  • 6:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Plastic Pollution. How Can we Go and Save Greener?
  • 6:00pm GCD: Food for Thought
  • 6:00pm GCD: World MOON Project
  • 6:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Know My World
  • 7:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global STEM Education Center, Inc
  • 7:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: One World: Future Ready
  • 7:00pm GCD: Apps for learning languages
  • 7:00pm GCD: Global Collaboration - Let’s talk Tools! Let’s talk Learning Design!
  • 8:00pm GCD: Plastic Pollution. How Can we Go and Save Greener?
  • 8:00pm GCD: Teaching Our Changing Environment

Friday, September 22

  • GCD: Being a Good Digital Citizen (Participate At Any Time During These 2 Days)
  • 11:30am GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip


Saturday, September 23

  • 1:00am GCD: Global Teacher Garden
  • 6:00am GCD: Online tools to boost collaboration, creativity and have fun
  • 8:00pm GCD: Plastic Pollution. How can we Go and Save Greener?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Global Collaboration Day + First Ever Online Global Ed Fair

Interested in globally-connected teaching and learning? Then you're in for an incredible treat this THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st.


GLOBAL COLLABORATION DAY (GCD)
GCD is an online celebration of globally connected teaching and learning by students, teachers, and organizations. On this day (and beyond), experienced global educators and professionals will host connective projects and events and invite public participation. The primary goals of this whole day event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources and projects that are available to educators today. We currently have registered attendees from 70 countries!

Go to GlobalCollaborationDay.org to start participating, or see below for more details.

Please share! https://www.smore.com/ajykt-2017-global-collaboration-day.



THE GLOBAL EDUCATION FAIR
Looking to take your school global? Come to our online Global Education Fair to find out about tools, services, projects and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning! Check out the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations at the Global Education Fair, a free, virtual meet and greet for educators and school districts. This virtual event is designed to increase opportunities for collaboration around the globe while supporting initiatives that focus on cultural awareness, global citizenship, and equity and diversity in education.

The organizations that have provided final information at the time of this post/email are: American Foreign Service Association, Amigos de las Americas, ASCD, Asia Society Center for Global Education, Boston Latin School, California International Studies Project, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), Digital Promise Global, E-Debiyyat Project, eCYBERMISSION AEOP Program, Empatico, Flat Connections, GENE - Global Education Network Europe, Global Glimpse, Global Oneness Project, Global Online Academy, Global STEM Education Center, Inc, iEARN-USA, IREX: Teacher Exchange Programs, IVECA International Virtual Schooling, Know My World, NEXT.cc STEAM by Design E-Learning, NextVista.org, One To World's Global Classroom, One World:  Future Ready, OneWorld Classrooms, Participate, Plastic Pollution. How Can we Go and Save Greener?, Shakespeare Fellowship, SIMA Classroom, TakingItGlobal, The MY HERO Project - International Film Festival, The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship, The Stevens Initiative, Travelling Tales, U.S. Institute of Peace, UNICEF USA, University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies, World Savvy, World View, UNC Chapel Hill, and Write Our World. 

Go to GlobalEdFair.com to register to attend (free!) and see the amazing line-up of organizations, many of whom will be hosting live "virtual booths" for you to get more information and ask questions! More detail below as well...

And please share! https://www.smore.com/pnhd3-the-2017-global-education-fair.

LOTS MORE OPTIONAL DETAIL!

Global Collaboration Day:
  • All events can be found in our directory: http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/2017-events-listings.
  • Directions on how to participate and events in YOUR time zone are listed on this page: http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/join-an-event.html. (Make sure to scroll to the bottom to view a calendar in your time zone.)
  • Note that some events are asynchronous; they are not live events where you need to be online at the same time. You can participate in these events at any time on designated days. 
  • If you have specific questions about an event, please contact the event host directly. We recommend that you get in touch with event hosts to let them know that you and/or your class would like to participate.
  • If you would like your school or non-profit listed on our site as a participant, make sure to fill out this form: http://bit.ly/2017GCDparticipants. We update this listing once a day: http://bit.ly/GCDparticipants. Note that we do not automatically list participants on our website from the Eventbrite registration. 
  • Please share multimedia, reflections, ideas, and comments on social media. Our Twitter handle is @GlobalEdCon and we are using the hashtag #globaled17. We will be monitoring social media for questions and will be posting announcements on Twitter. 
  • Here is our publicity kit if you would like to share information about GCD: http://bit.ly/GCDGEFinfo. This kit include images for use on social media.

Global Ed Fair:
  • You have to register (free) to "enter" the fair. The Eventbrite registration is at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-global-education-fair-tickets-33147226246. (And don't worry about having a "physical" ticket--sometimes that's confusing with Eventbrite. When you register we'll send you a direct link to the actual fair webpage.)
  • Exhibitors have provided information about their organizations, links and email addresses to make contact with them, in most cases have posted an introductory video that you can watch, and many are hosting "live" booth hours where you can enter their virtual room to talk or chat.
  • There is still time for exhibitors to be listed, but we're cutting it close. If you register here you will also need to email me at steve@learningrevolution.com to make sure there is time to get you listed and organized.
Huge thanks to sponsor Participate!


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Global Education - Epic Year Ahead Starts with the Global Education Fair + Global Collaboration Day


We’ve got some great events ahead for global educators, students, librarians, administrators, parents, and service providers. And some news! Detailed information is below the highlights.
Events:
  • The (northern hemisphere) school year kicks off with our online Global Collaboration Day and the first-ever (also online) Global Education Fair on September 21st, 2017.
  • Our 8th annual online Global Education Conference is November 13th - 16th, 2017
  • We’re planning a face-to-face Global Education Day at TCEA on Monday, February 5th, 2018!
  • The face-to-face and amazing 2018 Global Leadership Summit will be held in partnership with ASCD on March 23rd, 2018, in Boston.
  • Also in planning stages: our 2018 Global Student ConferenceGlobal Leadership Week, and Global Education Day at ISTE.
  • Want us to bring an event to your conference or event? Contact us here: http://www.globaledevents.com/contact-us.html.
As always, join www.globaleducationconference.com to be kept informed of all we’re doing. And a special HUGE thanks to Participate.com, our top-tier sponsor for most of these events.
News:
  • We are in the process of partnering with TakingITGlobal, TIG will soon serve as our fiscal agent, which means that we will have official non-profit status!
  • We’re testing WizIQ as a new online live platform--watch for notices of a special announcement Webinar in September! We think you’ll LOVE the platform.
  • Our Global Collaborative Conference Network Survey is still running.
  • Sponsorship opportunities for 2017 - 2018 are now open. Contact hargadon@gmail.com for details.


GLOBAL COLLABORATION DAY
September 21st, 2017
Students, teachers, and organizations will join online to celebrate and demonstrate global collaboration on September 21, 2017. On Global Collaboration Day, educators and professionals from around the world will host connective projects and events and invite public participation.
The primary goals of this 24-hour, worldwide event are to:
  • Demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world;
  • Introduce others to the collaborative tools, resources and projects that are available to educators today;
  • Focus attention on the need for developing globally competent students and teachers throughout the world.


THE GLOBAL EDUCATION FAIR
September 21st, 2017
Looking to take your school global? Come find out about tools, services, projects, and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning at our signature Global Collaboration Day event.  Check out the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations at the Global Education Fair, a free, virtual meet and greet for teachers and school districts.
The Global Education Fair is modeled after traditional college fairs, but takes place entirely online, allowing participants from all corners of the world to access information about the best global education resources and programs. The purpose of this event is to connect educators to companies and organizations working in the global education space. There is a nominal fee involved for non-profits and companies seeking to present at the Global Education Fair. Educators who want to pitch specific projects can present for free.


THE GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE
November 13th - 16th, 2017
The Global Education Conference (GEC) is a collaborative and world-wide community convening designed to increase opportunities for globally-connecting educators and programs significantly. It is free to attend and takes place entirely online.
Our primary event seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real-world problems. Through this conference, attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world.
This year, we have added new strands for the conference to expand our offerings. The new strands are the UN’s SDGs, Study Abroad and Exchange Programs, and Higher Education. The call for proposals is now open through November 1 and acceptances started rolling out August 1, 2017.
The Global Education Conference welcomes participants from all over the world and encourages submissions in any language. We provide training on the conference platform, Blackboard Collaborate, and advocate for presenters to take ownership of the presentation process when scheduling and promoting their sessions. We seek to elevate and empower presenters to share their knowledge with a global audience.

SPONSORSHIP
We are currently seeking support for our work so that we can keep our events free or low cost.  If you believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning and would like to connect with our community, please contact Steve Hargadon at hargadon@gmail.com to discuss partnership opportunities.

THE GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE NETWORK SURVEY
Your feedback is important to us. We would like to improve our resources and level of service to the GEC community. Please take this online survey when you have a moment.

Thanks and let us know if you have any questions,

Lucy Gray & Steve Hargadon
Co-Chairs
The Global Education Conference Network
lucy@globaledevents.comhargadon@gmail.com

Monday, June 19, 2017

Announcing the Library 2.017 "Makerspaces" Mini-Conference and Call for Proposals.

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Makerspaces," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This event is being organized in partnership with Heather Moorefield-Lang, who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker.

There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. If you are unsure what makerspaces are, think of them as creative locations for tinkering, collaborating, problem solving, and creating in a library or educational space. No matter how many maker learning spaces you may visit, you will quickly notice no two are the same. Each librarian and makerspace delivers their own brand of service to their individual community. Attendees will investigate how librarians with makerspaces can create new partnerships and collaborative efforts in and with their communities. Offering further services and methods to meet patron needs.
We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate this event.

This is a free event, being held online.
REGISTER HERE
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.
Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

MORE INFORMATION:

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and additional support has been provided by Follett. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:


We will have a limited number of slots for presenter sessions. The call for proposals will open in June. We encourage all who are interested in presenting to submit. Details HERE.

WEBINAR PLATFORM
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The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate, and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. (To see if your system is already configured for Blackboard Collaborate, you can try entering the practice room at http://www.thepracticeroom.me. If you aren't able to enter that room, see Behind the Blackboard Support.)

Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings. An event reminder and additional connecting information will be sent just prior to the event.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS



Heather Moorefield-Lang
Assistant professor, University of South Carolina
@actinginthelib

Heather Moorefield-Lang is an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina in the School of Library and Information Science. She received her masters in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her doctorate in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research is focused in emerging technologies and their use in education and libraries. Her current research focuses on makerspaces and their subsequent technologies in libraries of all types and levels.
http://www.techfifteen.com

Makerspaces in Libraries: Partnerships with Communities




June Abbas, Ph.D.
Professor

Dr. June Abbas, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus. She obtained her PhD in Information Science from the University of North Texas in 2001 and taught in the Department of Library and Information Studies at the State University of New York in Buffalo from 2001-2008 before joining the SLIS in August 2008. She also held professional positions in public and special libraries. Her research focuses on the development of user-centered digital libraries, institutional repositories, and other knowledge organization structures. She conducts research on youth and their use of technology, and the intersection between information behavior, information retrieval, and structures for organizing knowledge. The courses she teaches include those related to the organization of information and knowledge resources, cataloging and classification, indexing and abstracting, digital collections, and digital information retrieval. She has also served as project manager on ten digital libraries projects and on task forces to develop institutional repositories. Her book “Structures for organizing knowledge: Exploring taxonomies, ontologies, and other schema” was nominated for ASIST Book of the Year in 2011. She is currently Co-PI on a Mellon funded grant to develop a digital library for Classics.
http://slis.ou.edu/faculty




Leanne Bowler
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Leanne Bowler is an Associate Professor, Co-Chair of the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship, and Director of the Sara Fine Institute for Interpersonal Behavior and Technology at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh, where her teaching and research focuses on young people and their experiences interacting with information, data, and technology. Her research explores the intrapersonal competencies and practices of young people as they use, create, learn, and play in socio-technical environments, as well as the role that their families and out-of-school organizations like libraries play in this arena. She has a Master in Education, a Master in Library Science, and a PhD in from McGill University’s iSchool.





Kristin Fontichiaro
University of Michigan School Information
@activelearning

Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School Information, where she studies formal and informal learning in library settings. Principal investigator of the Making in Michigan Libraries project (IMLS RE-05-15-0021-15), she explores the intersection of libraries and informal learning. She is also a contributing author and series editor for Cherry Lake Publishing's Makers as Innovators and Makers as Innovators Junior series, a total of over 40 titles. Additonally, Fontichiaro writes the "Makerspaces" column for Teacher Librarian and studies the role of data literacy in information literacy instruction (IMLS RE-00-15-0113-15). She is also the faculty lead for the University of Michigan's Public Library Management MOOC courses at EdX.org.
http://fontichiaro.com/




Kyungwon Koh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies


Dr. Kyungwon Koh is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies. Her areas of expertise include the Maker movement; youth services in public and school libraries; learning and community engagement through libraries; information needs, seeking, use, and creation; and competencies for information professionals. She earned a PhD and Masters at Florida State University. Currently, she is the principal investigator of two IMLS-funded research projects on youth and Makerspaces.
http://kyungwonkoh.com


Friday, June 16, 2017

ISTE "Unplugged" - We've Just Added an Online Conference!

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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. We're just days away...

AND so, in true unplugged style, we've just added a live two-day online conference for those who want to present or participate from afar... details below!


Our ISTEUnplugged events are free, thanks to the support (and latitude!) given us by the conference organizers at ISTE (HUGE THANKS!) and by our exclusive sponsor this year, Participate. All are welcome! Please note that while the Hack Education unconference and its after-party are open to anyone, as they take place before the formal ISTE conference begins, the events during ISTE do require that attendees be registered for ISTE. 


IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE PHYSICALLY AT ISTE IN SAN ANTONIO!
  • We've just announced ISTEUNPLUGGED.LIVE, June 26 - 27, an online live ed tech conference. For years, when the ISTE conference was called "NECC," we ran a "Live!" event with on-site and/or online sessions, giving anyone who wanted to a chance to present... whether they had been accepted formally by the conference or not! We half-jokingly called it the Salon de Refuses (hat tip to Jane Krauss, I believe, for the great cultural reference). We had an area or room at the conference center, used a wiki to allow people to schedule in their presentations, and I usually brought one of my daughters to help run it. We're bringing it back, online-style! So, no matter where you are in the world, here's your chance to present during ISTE (obviously not at ISTE, but you get the idea). And there's are schedule/calendar page for anyone to join and watch and participate--and we hope you will!
  • You can also follow the amazing connecting taking place by the #notatiste crew, based out of their G+ community--www.NOTATISTE.com takes you there!
IF YOU ARE GOING TO PHYSICALLY BE AT ISTE / IN SAN ANTONIO!
  • Saturday, June 24th - HACK EDUCATION: Our flagship "unconference" on teaching and learning (originally EduBloggerCon). In our 11th year, this event typically draws 300+ participants from around the world. We start by building a session schedule together and then spend the rest of the day in engaged conversations around amazing topics. 
  • Saturday, June 24th Evening - AFTER PARTY!: Our now-annual unconference "After Party," at an earlier time (4:30 - 6:30pm) this year! RSVP Encouraged.
  • Sunday, June 25th Afternoon - GLOBAL EDUCATION DAY: Our fourth-annual Global Ed Day is a 3-hour mini-conference organized by Lucy Gray and me for those interested in globally-connecting students and teachers, and a physical followup to the hugely popular online Global Education Conference. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
  • Monday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 28 - THE BLOGGERS' CAFE: Also in its 11th year now, the Bloggers' Cafe is an informal, couch-chairs-floor gathering area in the conference center for bloggers, social media mavens, and anyone else who wants to find and connect with others. A beehive of constant activity and conversation, the Bloggers' Cafe makes it hard to go do anything else once you discover it. 
ISTE is almost here... Can't wait to see some of you online, and some of you in person!

Steve 

Steve Hargadon

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The 2007 and original "EduBloggerCon" - recognize anyone?
More memories from 11 years HERE.


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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Recording - "BEST PRACTICES FOR CONNECTING YOUR CLASSROOM TO THE WORLD IN AN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION"


"BEST PRACTICES FOR CONNECTING YOUR CLASSROOM TO THE WORLD IN AN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION Renowned Global Educator Steve Hargadon, Portland OR HS Principal Peyton Chapman  and Qatar Foundation International Executive Director Maggie Salem are my guests." Original at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edutalk/2017/05/30/connecting-your-classroom-to-the-world-an-age-of-globalization

Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus


Tomorrow (Thursday, June 1st) is our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," being held online (and for free) from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

In the first hour, Bryan Alexander will host our special opening panel discussion, joined by Mnar Muhawesh, Doug Belshaw, and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. Then we will have 14 practitioner-led sessions that look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. Bryan will also give a closing keynote at the end of the three-hour mini-conference. More information on the keynote panelists, plus the titles and presenters of the individual sessions, is listed below.

We invite all library professionals, educators, students, and others to participate this event. Register and you will also be sent a special list of resources and links for this event and the topic, curated by our keynote panelists and our speakers.

This is a free event, being held online. 
REGISTER HERE 
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.
Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

What does “digital literacy” mean in an era shaped by the Internet, social media, and staggering quantities of information? How is it that the fulfillment of human hopes for a open knowledge society seem to have resulted in both increased skepticism of, and casualness with, information? What tools and understanding can library professionals bring to a world that seems to be dominated by fake news?

In this Library 2.107 mini-conference, we start with the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and now digital literacy, and then we ask some pointed questions. How should library and information professionals address the issues of fake news, propaganda, and biased research? What technical skills are required for critical thinking in the digital age? As learners increasingly move from just consuming information to also socially producing it, what are the new requisite skills of critical thinking and decision-making? What are appropriate uses for social media when conducting research? What is digital citizenship in a global, globally-diverse, and often globally-fragmented world? What work on digital literacy is available, what frameworks already support these efforts, what are the perspectives of the leading thinkers?

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 along with #digitalliteracy, and #fakenews on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS:

A Journalists's Perspective on the New News Landscape by Michelle Luhtala + Joyce Valenza
Full Description HERE

Combating Bias and Propaganda: A Cataloger's Perspective by Faye Leibowitz + Abigail Gulya
Full Description HERE

Fighting against Fake news & content by Laura Malita + Gabriela Grosseck
Full Description HERE

Foiling Fake News with Fourth Graders by Sarah FitzHenry + Kim Wilkens
Full Description HERE

Four Out of Five Dentists Say Coca-Cola Cures Cancer!: Data Literacy Strategies to Help Patrons Identify Fake – or Just Bad – Information by Kristin Fontichiaro
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Information Literacy? Future Ready Librarians Can Do That! by Mark Ray - Director of Innovation and Library Services | Future Ready Librarians Lead
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Media Binds or Blinds: Deconstructing the Myths and Misconceptions in Teacher Education by Melda N. Yildiz, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
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Passion Based Literacies & Social Media by Shannon Steimel
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The Revenge of the Filter Bubble: How Accelerating Content Customization and Mobile Device Access Drives Fake News by Wendy Stephens
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The role librarians will be playing in furthering democracy learning in their schools. by Paul Loranger
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The Softer Side of Digital Literacy by Mark Moran
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The VCU Libraries (and beyond) #vetyoursources campaign: Improving students' skill in evaluating sources by Laura W. Gariepy
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Unpacking a Media Literacy Toolkit by Joyce Valenza + Michelle Luhtala
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What is fake news? Definitions from first-year college students. by Derek Malone
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MORE INFORMATION:
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and additional support has been provided by Follett. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
The call for proposals is still open HERE. We encourage all who are interested in giving a 25-minute presentation to submit.

WEBINAR PLATFORM:
The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate, and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. (To see if your system is already configured for Blackboard Collaborate, you can try entering the practice room at http://www.thepracticeroom.me. If you aren't able to enter that room, see Behind the Blackboard Support.)

Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings. An event reminder and additional connecting information will be sent just prior to the event.

KEYNOTE PANELISTS



Bryan Alexander
Futurist
@bryanalexander

Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education. He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry. Then Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. There he also pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes, while organizing an information literacy initiative. From 2002 to 2014 Bryan worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies. With NITLE he held several roles, including co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and senior fellow. Over those years Bryan helped develop and support the nonprofit, grew peer networks, consulted, and conducted a sustained research agenda. In 2013 Bryan launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC. Through BAC he consults throughout higher education in the United States and abroad. Bryan also speaks widely and publishes frequently, with articles appearing in venues including The Atlantic Monthly, Inside Higher Ed. He has been interviewed by and featured in MSNBC, US News and World Report, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Pew Research, Campus Technology, and the Connected Learning Alliance. His two most recent books are Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling.
http://www.bryanalexander.org

Digital Literacy and Fake News



Doug Belshaw
Open Educator and Consultant
@dajbelshaw

Dr. Doug Belshaw is an internationally-recognised open educator, consultant and presenter with experience from Primary through to Higher education. After working with the non-profit Mozilla Foundation on Open Badges and leading work around a new Web Literacy Map he now brings his expertise to organisations worldwide through Dynamic Skillset.
https://dougbelshaw.com/




Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
@lisalibrarian

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an affiliate faculty member in the university’s library school.At Illinois, she has also served as Acting Head of the University High School Library, Head of the Undergraduate Library, Acting Coordinator for Staff Development and Training, and Coordinator for Strategic Planning in the University Library. Previously, she was the Library Instruction Coordinator at Illinois State University and Reference Librarian at Parkland Community College. Lisa has been a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Immersion Program faculty since 2003 and has taught Classic (Teacher and Program Track), Intentional Teaching, and Assessment Immersion as well as custom programs for institutions/regional areas. Lisa is a past-president of ACRL, which launched the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative during her presidency. Along with Debra Gilchrist, Lisa is also the lead designer for ACRL’s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project. Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of academic libraries and library assessment, evaluation, and innovation. Her most recent book is Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration (co-edited with Melissa Autumn Wong). Lisa has received the University of Illinois Library School Alumni Association Leadership Award, ONLINE World Best Practice Award, and Jane B. and Robert B. Downs Professional Promise Award. Lisa earned her Master of Education in educational psychology/instructional design and Master of Library and Information Science degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently a PhD student in Global Studies in Education in the Department of Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
https://lisahinchliffe.com




Mnar Muhawesh
Founder, CEO and Editor in Chief, MintPress News
@mnarmuh

Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She started her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues posting her reporting and exclusive interviews on her blog MintPress, which she later turned MintPress into the global news source it is today. In 2009, Muhawesh also became the first American woman to wear the hijab to anchor/report the news in American media. Muhawesh is also a wife and mother of a rascal four year old boy, juggling her duties as a CEO and motherly tasks successfully as supermom.
http://www.mintpressnews.com/author/mnarmuhawesh/