Monday, September 27, 2010

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Elluminate Webinars

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive Webinars through, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

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, or you can check the new event time converter on the event page. 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 now find a link on your calendar page or the calendar page of specific groups!

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, administrator-focused sessions from Admin 2.0, and student-oriented sessions from Students 2.0! We 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!

Monday, September 27th
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Teaching with Science Fiction Film: FUTURESTATES from ITVS,”
    with host Annelise Wunderlich. ITVS's Community Classroom program provides free film based resources for educators. We will introduce our new science fiction online film series, FUTURESTATES, and  language arts and science lesson plans. This is a great tool for educators looking for fresh, engaging film content for their classrooms.” 
    LearnCentral Link:
Tuesday, September 28th
  • 12pm PDT (US) / 3pm EDT (US) / 7pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Cyberchase Webinar,”
    with host Corey Nascenzi. Learn more about PBS's Cyberchase and the recent additions to many invaluable resources offered by PBS.”
    LearnCentral Link:
  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    Steve Hargadon will interview Paul Peterson on “Saving Schools” as part of the series.
    LearnCentral Link:
  • 6pm PDT (US) / 9pm EDT (US) / 1am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    “El rol del maestro frente al desarrollo de habilidades,” 
    con Tomas Chaskel. María Fernanda Castillo es Psicóloga de la Universidad Javeriana y Magister en Educación de La Universidad de Los Andes de Bogotá. Actualmente Coordina los años 1, 2 y 3 del Programa de Años Intermedios (PAI) en el Colegio Anglo Colombiano de Bogotá. Fue coordinadora del Departamento de Inglés del Colegio Tilatá, también en Bogotá, de 2006 - 2009. Ha sido maestra de ESL durante diez años y ha enseñado diferentes asignaturas en inglés como matemáticas, lectura, escritura y humanidades en diferentes grados escolares, desde Kinder hasta grado 7 mo.
    LearnCentral Link:
Wednesday, September 29th
  • 3pm PDT (US) / 6pm EDT (US) / 10pm GMT/UTC (intl times): You Think You Know Google Search Part 2: Other Google Search,” with host Rochelle Rodrigo. “We all do it, Google when we want to know something; however, do we really get the results we want? Come to this webinar to learn about the variety of alternative specialized Google search engines that exist: Images, Scholar, News, Blog, Books, and Government, to name a few. Even learn about making your own Custom search tool. We'll also talk about ways to incorporate specialized Google search engines into assignments to help students gain critical information literacies.
    LearnCentral Link:
  • 6:30pm PDT (US) / 9:30pm EDT (US) / 1am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    MATH 2.0
    “GeoGebra Institute of Iran”
    with host Maria Droujkova. “During the event, we will look at how dynamic geometry software can improve geometry skills of students in guidance schools.”
    LearnCentral Link:
Thursday, September 30th
  • 11am PDT (US) / 2pm EDT (US) / 6pm GMT/UTC (intl times): ELLUMINATI SERIES
    “Entertaining, Educating and Elluminating,”
    with host Shannon Autrey Forte. “In this Elluminate Live! session, you will be asked to act like medical students or young doctors and actively involved in solving a mystery clinical case under the guidance of Dr. Bei Zhang. During the session, Bei will present how she puts her teaching philosophy of “entertaining, educating and ‘Elluminating’ in action by creatively using the bells and whistles of Elluminate.” 
    LearnCentral Link:
  • 11am PDT (US) / 2pm EDT (US) / 6pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Online Learning in Higher Education,”
    with host Barbara Lindsey. “Join us as we discuss principles & practices of online learning in higher ed w/online instructor Nicole McClure.”
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  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times)

    “How to Lead Your School in a Digital World as part of the Leading Digitally, The Admin2.0 Series,” 
    with Jason Borgen. “How has the 21st century changed the scope of leadership? This session will provide evidence and research regarding how students have changed more than ever before and how you, as a leader, need to develop your digital skills quickly to keep your school and district on top. This session will lead you in developing a vision based upon research and what other educators are saying is essential for today's schooling.”
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  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    Steve Hargadon will interview Ben Daley on High Tech High as part of the series.
    LearnCentral Link:
Saturday, September 25th
  • 9am PDT (US) / 12pm EDT (US) / 4pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “K12 Online Conference Update,” 
    with hosts Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy George.  Join the Classroom 2.0 LIVE co-hosts for a discussion with the K12 Online Conference Co-Conveners. 
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