Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thursday - Shelly Blake-Plock on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Making Stuff

Join me Thursday, September 13th, for a live and interactive webinar with Shelly Blake-Plock, Co-Executive Director of  the Digital Harbor Foundation (dhf), " a Baltimore-based nonprofit working to foster a culture of innovation, tech advancement, and entrepreneurship through local and global education initiatives" (from their website).  Additionally, "by providing support, services, and mentoring for k-12 students and recent college graduates in the field of technology, dhf strengthens the innovation economy of the greater baltimore area while effecting change in the global conversation about education in the digital age."

Shelly closed up his TeachPaperless blog this summer, as well as his formal classroom teaching career, to help the dhf found a series of community education and technology centers in Baltimore. His parting advice to teachers and students:  "[G]o make stuff. Stop jumping through hoops. There is a world out there and there are a million different ways of becoming educated. You don't have to follow their rules. Go out there and make stuff. Stuff that matters. Stuff that makes people smile. Stuff that changes the way other people do things. Stuff that's beautiful. Stuff that's ugly. Stuff. Stuff you make. Stuff that reflects who you are rather than what they want you to be."

Date: Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at and a portable .mp3 recording is at
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