Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Learning Revolution Shows This Week: "Teaching by Heart," "Connected Classroom," "Exceptional Learners," "Thrive in EDU," and "REINVENTING.SCHOOL" #learningrevolution

We have five Learning Revolution shows this week. Times are US-Eastern Daylight Time--to see the schedule in your own time zone, and to get the links to attend live in Zoom, please use the SCHEDULE page on the Learning Revolution site.

  • 4:00 PM - Teaching by Heart with Angela Maiers: Episode 2: Special Guest Derrick Conley. Join Angela Maiers and Steve Hargadon as we talk with Derrick Conley's, who is in his 25th year in education, his 10th as a principal, and his 1st year as Executive Principal for Birch Elementary and Parkway Elementary. This will complete his third year at Pine Tree ISD. He also has experience in teaching secondary English and coaching football and baseball. He as helped transform the culture of two Title 1 elementary campuses to academic success through a focus on relationships and growth; and a love of kids. In his experience, a special culture of achievement with TEA distinction recognition, UIL academic competition championships, and extensive development of character education and learning opportunities are all attainable through a sincere belief in the power of relationships and the constant search for positive overall growth.
  • 10:00 AM - The Connected Classroom with Rusty May - "Teachers Are More Important Than Ever Before" with special guests Kristi Borge and Dawn Larson. Host Rusty May, School Counselor & Creator of SchoolToolsTv.com (Portugal). Join us for a fun and lively discussion about why teachers are more important than ever before and ways we can help prepare ourselves and our students for whatever comes next. We welcome your participation and perspective as well as the mics are always open in the Connected Classroom.

  • 2:00 PM - Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Learners, Episode 4: (Webinar Link) - "School Restart & the Importance of Involving Parents". Host Rebecca Muller, Special Educator and Advocate, Collingswood High School. This week we're encouraging the group to watch a special webinar, one in a series presented by Catalyst @ Penn GSE featuring winners of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize for Education. Together, Catalyst and the McGraw Prize are advancing innovation in education through a growing array of programming. Please use the following link: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/event/webinar-school-restart-importance-involving-parents. As schools consider what it means to re-open, they will be faced with a multitude of challenges. How do they assess students and determine how much learning they have gained or lost? How do schools assign students to grades and classes? How do they create a plan to address the gaps that may have widened, and use the coming year to narrow them? How do they plan ahead for possible interruptions and re-starts to the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19 outbreaks? These questions are daunting, but attempting to answer them without considering the role and input of parents is a recipe for failure. As a nonprofit that supports parents to ensure their children are on track for academic success, EdNavigator will talk about what they are hearing on the ground from parents, and how we can best meet their needs.

  • 4:00 PM - Thrive in EDU - Special Guest Mandy Froehlich. Host Rachelle Dene Poth talks with Mandy Froehlich, consultant, keynote speaker, author of The Fire Within, Divergent EDU, and Reignite the Flames. We will talk about preparing for the return to school. Some of our conversation will focus on mental health and wellness, SEL and supporting our students and their families, teacher disengagement, strategies for embracing the unknown. Join us for an important conversation and the opportunity to ask questions about these topics! Let's talk about the future of education and how to thrive!
  • 4:00 PM - REINVENTING.SCHOOL Episode #11 - "Basics of Education, Worldwide" with host Howard Blumenthal (USA) 
    Join Howard with his usual mix of expert and student voices as he discusses the global scope of students in school, enrollment, expectations, achievement. What is the size of the global education industry - facilities, employees, and related industries? Is schooling an investment, and what is the return? What is the progress to date, and what happens next?
See you "online!"


Steve Hargadon
LearningRevolution.com | Library 2.0 | Classroom 2.0 | GlobalEducationConference.org

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Announcing the Library 2.020 "Sustainability in Libraries" Mini-Conference

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.020 mini-conference: "Sustainability in Libraries," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 14th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This mini-conference will center on the concept of "Sustainable Thinking" which aligns the core values of libraries with the "Triple Bottom Line" definition of sustainability--i.e. the intersection of environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic feasibility--to inspire investment and build support for your library in the future.

Library leaders must mobilize to ensure libraries take an active, visible role in building sustainable and resilient communities, particularly in light of the events of 2020. Our future depends on citizens who are able to work together with empathy, respect, and understanding to adapt to the many challenges and opportunities facing society today. As we struggle with the concurrent challenges of COVID-19, the resulting financial crisis, the political landscape and the increasing effects of climate change, we also find opportunities in these moments such as the rise of the Black Lives Matter/Solidarity Movement in the face of the “I Can’t Breathe” protests and an increasing call for locally driven solutions to problems impacting us on a global scale.

Through this mini-conference we will explore the importance of infusing the new core value of sustainability into everything we do and demonstrate how libraries - of all types - that lead into the future using “sustainable thinking” to fulfill our mission as libraries in new and innovative ways.

Conference sessions will include topics related to:

  • Libraries as Inspiration & Catalyst - topics and examples related to how libraries may provide leadership and serve as a model for sustainable practices through facility stewardship, innovative service design, and outreach and partnership practices.
  • Libraries as Conveners & Connectors - topics and examples related to how libraries work collaboratively through visionary partnerships to facilitate collective impact work to address existing challenges and opportunities with a focus on community well-being and self-reliance
  • Libraries as Contributors to Community Resilience - topics and examples of how libraries contribute to future community resilience from disaster preparedness, & response and recovery efforts to work that contributes to creating a culture of respect, understanding, and empathy in the library’s service area.

This event is being organized in partnership with Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, the Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System and co-chair of the American Library Association's (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, Learn more about Rebekkah at http://SustainableLibraries.org. Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #sustainabilityinlibraries on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
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Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 conference events, which are designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Each three-hour event consists of a keynote panel, 10-15 crowd-sourced thirty-minute presentations, and a closing 30-minute keynote. A mini-conference FAQ (frequently asked questions) page is here

The call for proposals is now open HERE. We encourage all who are interested to submit to present a 30-minute session on the conference topic. You can view the current proposals that have been submitted here.

KEYNOTE PANELISTS (more to come!):

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (@rebekkah)
Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System
Opening Keynote (Moderator)

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (MLS, LEED AP) is the Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System. Rebekkah currently serves as the co-chair of the American Library Association's (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, as an advisory board member for the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries. Rebekkah is the co-founder of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative and a founding member of the ALA Sustainability Round Table. Rebekkah was named a Library Journal (LJ) Mover & Shaker in 2010 and writes the LJ Sustainability column. A frequent international speaker on the topic of libraries and sustainability, Rebekkah is the author of Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library's Future in an Uncertain World and Resilience, part of the Library Futures Series from ALA Editions. 

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. 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.