Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Learning Revolution Free PD - Michael Stephens Live Keynote - Follett Challenge - Digital Citizenship Week - K12 Online Starts

The Learning Revolution
Weekly Update

October 14th, 2014

In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

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  • Special Library 2.014 Keynote with Michael Stephens on "Finding Balance: Reflective Practice and the Profession" - Wednesday, October 15th at 7pm ET. Join us for a special post-conference keynote session with information superstar, Michael Stephens, tomorrow night! Reflective practice is mindfulness to the nth degree. Information professionals should be thoughtful about the decisions they make, about the projects they take on, and about how we put ourselves out there in the online world. We must always keep working to be there, to be present, to be at the edge of what’s happening, and to be very visible while focusing on people, not technology, not the collection. Those are merely tools. Join the session at https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=LIB2014Part121. We're looking forward to seeing you there, and be sure to share this special invitation with your friends and colleagues!
  • Volunteer at the 5th Annual Global Education Conference. We had amazing support from our Library 2.014 volunteer group, and we're hoping to carry that momentum forward to the fifth annual Global Education Conference, November 17th - 21st (22nd in some time zones). If you're interested in volunteering, please join the Volunteer Group and follow the instructions there for booking your times. Thank you, in advance, for your contribution to this great event!
  • K12 Online Conference - October 13th - October 30th. K12 Online Conference 2014 begins October 13! You are invited to join us for this outstanding annual conference with presentations by amazing educators from around the world. This is a FREE, asynchronous, online education conference open to EVERYONE. The conference begins on Monday, October 13 with our Pre-conference Keynote, Wesley Fryer: "Igniting Innovation in Teaching and Learning." It runs for 2 weeks (October 20-31) with video presentations uploaded daily Monday through Friday. Close to 40 presentations in four different strands: Stories for Learning, Games and Gamification, Passion-Driven Learning and STEAM. The conference is asynchronous, so you don't need to worry about time zones. View the presentations on-demand whenever it's convenient. Bookmark the schedule and as presentations are posted there will be a hyperlink to take you directly to the presentation. Follow the tweets daily for the latest presentation updates @k12online #k12online14 and contribute to the conversations! For more information visit http://k12onlineconference.org/.
  • Digital Citizenship Week. We’re proud to be in partnership with Common Sense Education to celebrate the Second Annual Digital Citizenship WeekOctober 19th -25th. Join us to shine a spotlight on the importance of helping kids learn how to create safe, responsible digital lives. Check out these resources and learn how Common Sense Education’s whole-community approach engages everyone -- from educators and students to parents, district officials, and community leaders.
  • Library 2.014 on YouTube. Check out Library 2.014 on YouTube to catch up on the great group of keynote and distinguished speakers, and the Connected Librarian Day speakers. We'll be adding more videos to the channel over the next week, so be sure to stay tuned! For a complete list of conference recordings, check out http://www.library20.com/page/2014-recordings.

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All events are listed in US-Eastern Daylight Time. To become an event partner and have your events listed here, please email amy@learningrevolution.com.

  • Wednesday, October 15th at 11am NMC on the Horizon > The Future of Professional Development, For this special edition of the NMC On the Horizon series, we're exploring the future of professional development. Faculty training does not always acknowledge the fact that digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession. Training in the supporting skills and techniques is rare in teacher education and in the preparation of faculty, museum, and library professionals. Learn more and register for this free event here.
  • Wednesday, October 15th at 7pm ISTE: STEM in K-5: Start Computational Thinking Early!, Computational thinking is essential to STEM. Learn how one school system infuses computer science and programming throughout the primary grades to deliver content that’s engaging and relevant to today’s learners. Explore resources and tools – including robots, programming languages and computer-powered mechanical structures – you can use with students in grades K-5. Register here.
  • Wednesday, October 15th at 7pm Michael Stephens on "Finding Balance: Reflective Practice and the Profession", Reflective practice is mindfulness to the nth degree. Information professionals should be thoughtful about the decisions they make, about the projects they take on, and about how we put ourselves out there in the online world. We must always keep working to be there, to be present, to be at the edge of what’s happening, and to be very visible while focusing on people, not technology, not the collection. Those are merely tools. Join the session.
  • Wednesday, October 15th at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.
  • Saturday, October 18th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show: Twitter Chats with Alice Keeler, Join Classroom 2.0 LIVE for a special session with Alice Keeler on using Twitter chats for professional development and personal learning. Details to join the webinar at http://live.classroom20.com.
  • Monday, October 20th at 8pm TL News Night LIVE!, This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE? View here.
  • Tuesday, October 21st at 8pm "Mattering IS the Agenda" with Angela Maiers, Join us for a special Webinar series with Angela Maiers as she discusses implementing the "Mattering IS the Agenda" toolkit for transformational change. The Webinars are free, but when you purchase the "Mattering IS the Agenda" toolkit you get exclusive access to the recordings. More information and login details at YouMatter.me.

For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.


  • Global Education Conference, November 17th - 21st, 2014
    Upcoming deadlines: The call for proposals for the 2014 Global Education Conference are open. Proposals can be submitted from now until November 1st. We will continue to accept proposals through November 15th based on the number of sessions we still have available. Please see the conference strands and submit your proposal soon!

Highlighted Recordings

Joyce Valenza from Library 2.014 - on "Librarians and Social Capital"


David Weinberger from Library 2.014 - on "John Henry in the Library: Algorithms vs. Humans"


Pam Sandlian-Smith from Library 2.014 - on "Creating Experience Libraries"


NMC Navigator Top Ten

Top Learning Tech Stories of the Week from the NMC/Horizon Project Navigator.

  1. Gartner Predicts Top 2015 And Beyond Trends For Technology, IT Organizations, And Consumers
  2. How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools
  3. 20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers
  4. Maps, Apps and Technology to Make City Life More Fun
  5. Wearable Technology That Feels Like Skin
  6. Anyone Can Attend This Coding School That Meets in Coffee Shops
  7. Stanford U Display Wall Takes Visualization to a Higher Level
  8. Silicon Valley Teens on the Future of Technology
  9. Museums of the Future Will Let You 'Touch' Treasures BEHIND Glass: Smart Mirrors Allow Virtual Objects to be Picked Up and Rotated in Mid-air
  10. 4 Ways to Tap Into Teens and Technology Leadership


Classroom 2.0

  • Sharing Lessons on Expository Reading Fluencies. Mark Pennington shares his latest project with fellow reading intervention teachers -- family and adult literacy coordinators, this one's for you, too! Mark shares his planning process, assessment tools, and lesson content here for you to review, give feedback, and potentially implement. Thank for sharing this, Mark!
  • Fall Read-Aloud Ideas. Karen Cameron shares 5 "Falltacular" Read-Alouds for you to try in your classroom this year. Karen includes a brief annotation and ideas about planning your read-aloud activities here.

Global Education Conference

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