Monday, November 02, 2009

This Week's LearnCentral Event Listing

Be sure to check out the sections below which also introduce you to groups and recordings that have been created in LearnCentral that are noteworthy.  Look for them below the events!

Public Events

The time of the events below will show up automatically in your time zone when you registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your profile.  Remember that event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren't able to attend them live.

We hope you'll consider hosting your own public webinars using the LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab (

Monday, November 2nd, 12pm Pacific Standard Time (US):  Caroline Hall leads a Middle School Partal 2:  Math and Science Pathways (MSP2) live session "Let There Be Light! 

Teaching EMS at the Middle Level."   LearnCentral Link:  This rescheduled event will have taken place when you see this list, but there will be a recording link listed on the event page shortly.

Monday, November 2nd, 2:30pm Pacific Standard Time (US):  Michael Horn and Katherine Mackey of Innosight Institute discuss their recently released education case study that details the rise of the Florida Virtual School.  LearnCentral Link:

Wednesday, November 4th, 8:30am Pacific Standard Time (US):  Elluminate's
Shannon Autrey holds a "Bright Ideas" meeting to celebrate a year of Bright Ideas for using Elluminate!  The feature showcase is "Explore Objectsd" and will be followed by an opportunity to hear and share solutions, inspirational stories, and to share your own Bright Ideas!  LearnCentral Link:

Wednesday, November 4th, 5pm Pacific Standard Time (US):  Maria Droujkova and the Math 2.0 group in LearnCentral look at the Curriki community with Joshua MarksLearnCentral Link:

Thursday, November 5th, 1pm Pacific Standard Time (US):  Deirdre Bonnycastle hosts Dr.
Kalyani Premkumar
who will discuss Concept Mapping, providing evidence and examples on how useful they have been in a medical school.  
LearnCentral Link:

Thursday, November 5th, 4:30pm Pacific
Standard Time (US):  Karen Richardson from the Virginia Society for Technology in Education hosts special guests Pam Moran,
Superintendent of Albemarle County Virginia Schools, and a teacher to discuss how to balance the demands of standards, technology, and project-based learning.
  LearnCentral Link:

Saturday, November 7th,  9am Pacific
Standard Time (US):  Steve Hargadon (that's me) joins Kim Caise for the weekly Classroom 2.0 LIVE series.  Our topic:  Social Networking in Education, based on a newly-released white paper I've written and looking at the powerful and positive value of "educational networking," especially for teacher professional development.  LearnCentral Link:

Coming Up Next Week:

  • November 9th, Monday:  An interview with the Not School folks in the UK and Michigan
  • November 10th, Tuesday:  Henry Jenkins from MIT Media Labs
  • November 11th, Wednesday:  Richard Halverson and Allan Collins on their book, Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology
  • November 11th, Wednesday:  The Classroom 2.0 LIVE Beginners Series
  • November 12th, Thursday:  Lary Cuban discusses technology and education
  • November 12th, Thursday:  MSP2 Session on "Laboratory Safety:  What's Your Responsibility?"
Noteworthy Groups

LearnCentral lets you create groups, with their own discussions forums, events, and portfolios.  Here are some groups that you might find of


K12 iTunes U  "Focused on the Apple's iTunes U free online content for K-12 educators spearheaded by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)"
World Languages  Created by Benjamin Stewart.  "A group for those interested in the teaching and learning of world languages."
Elluminate Moderators Forum:  Created by Amanda Reed.  "A group for anyone who has attended Elluminate training or is learning to use Elluminate Live! for online learning and collaboration."

This Past Week's Noteworthy Recordings

LearnCentral public events are all recorded, and we're hoping to build a great library of events for you to have at your disposal.  Recording links are in the "Post-Event" field at the bottom of the event listing pages.  (If you hold apublic event and want the recording listed here, be sure to remember to post the recording link after the show!)

"New Features in Diigo 4" with Maggie Tsai on Classroom 2.0 LIVE!

Thanks for your attention, and see you online!

1 comment:

  1. Steve:

    I am particularly interested in "educational networking," especially for teacher professional development so the Social Networking discussion on 7 November looks good. Only problem is that it is 4am Sunday morning our time (Melbourne, Australia), so I will have to listen to the recording.

    Do you have a link to the white paper you mention? A quick search hasn't located it...




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