Monday, July 05, 2010

This Week's Live and Interactive Events

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive Webinars through, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.  This post has the live links for each session (which are left out of the emails in order to avoid spam filters),

The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your profile. Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren't able to attend them live. If you are looking for an easy calendar import / RSS feed for these events, you'll find my Google Calendar "hack" at (the developers at LearnCentral are working on a good long-term solution).

Be on the lookout for Australia-time-friendly events as part of the new Australia Series, Spanish-language Webinars from the Aula 2.0 Series, and student-oriented sessions from Students 2.0! I also hope you will 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 (

Thanks for your attention, and see you online!


Tuesday, July 6th
  • 11am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times): Collaborative Online Education Project Training for Teachers,” with Mayte Esponda. “What is a Collaborative Project? Why collaborative Projects Online? Key factors of Collaborative Projects Teacher training Is it necessary to be trained to build a successful collaborative project?”
    LearnCentral Link:

  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):

    Heidi Hayes Jacobs
    discusses her book, Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World, with Steve Hargadon as part of the interview series.
    LearnCentral Link:

  • 6pm PDT (US) / 9pm EDT (US) / 1am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    “Grupalidad Online.”
    Que es grupabilidad online? Va ser un taller bastante interactivo.”
    LearnCentral Link:
Wednesday, July 7th
  • 4:00am PDT (US) / 7:00am EDT (US) / 9:00am GMT/UTC (intl times):

    “Game of Games: Clarify Your Goals.”
    Join host Coach Carole and Angelo John Lewis for a discussion about games. “This is an intro to the Clarify Your Goal game, a virtual game that helps you clarify your goal and commit to your next step. You'll, identify, clarify, and get feedback on your goal, plus help others do the same. This is a mini-version of Clarify, which takes place online over three-to-four days. You'll play, learn about Clarify, the JumpStart game and the Game of Games.”
    LearnCentral Link

  • 6:30pm PDT (US) / 9:30pm EDT (US) / 1:30am GMT/UTC (intl times):

    “Calculation Nation.”
    Calculation Nation uses the power of the Web to let students challenge opponents from anywhere in the world. At the same time, students are able to challenge themselves by investigating significant mathematical content and practicing fundamental skills. The element of competition adds an extra layer of excitement. Calculation Nation is part of the NCTM Illuminations project, which offers Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students. Join Maria Droujkova and Patrick Vennebush for a discussion on Calculation Nation.
    LearnCentral Link:
Thursday, July 8th
  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):

    The 6 Deadly Knots Of Persuasion: Common Mistakes Presenters Must Avoid If They Want To Move An Audi,with presenter, Judie J. Knoerle.Any presenter‘s goal is to influence the actions or thoughts of the audience. A strong presentation creates interest in the topic, uncovers pain points, changes a mind or motivates someone to action. A poor presentation does KNOT. There are six main reasons audiences are KNOT persuaded by a presenter or the presentation itself. I call these the 6 Deadly Knots of Persuasion. The goal of the webinar is to examine these 6 Deadly Knots and provide simple tips and tricks to untie each of them and pave the way for effective persuasion.”
    LearnCentral Link: (pre-registration required)

  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Edublogs - Serendipity (PD out of a blue sky).”
    Join Jo Hart a forthnightly unconference session. Bring along the burning issues and hot topics YOU would like to discuss. Topic is chosen by poll at the start of the session.
    LearnCentral Link:

  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):

    Join Steve Hargadon for a live and interactive interview with Ted Kolderie, founding partner of Education|Evolving, about education reform, open enrollment and school choice, charter schools, and teachers as owners of professional partnerships that are responsible and accountable for managing schools.
    LearnCentral Link:
Saturday, July 10th
  • 9am PDT (US) / 12pm EDT (US) / 4pm GMT/UTC (intl times):

    Classroom 2.0 LIVE, with co-hosts Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy George. Steve Hargadon will join the CR 20 LIVE ladies for a discussion about highlights from ISTE, ISTE Unplugged, Edubloggercon and the Bloggers Cafe. If you were unable to attend ISTE10 in person, your feedback on virtual events from ISTE10 and future conferences is wanted for future conference preparations.
    LearnCentral Link: 

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