Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution
Weekly Update

October 29th, 2014

Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service and it must be thought of as a mission.
- Dr. Ralph Tyler

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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  • "Participatory, Continuous, Connected" | Top Trends from the Library 2.014 Conference. Participatory, hyperlinked library services; DIY and maker movements; emerging technology in academic and research libraries; Google Glass—our Library 2.014 conference covered a broad range of topics and these were among the most notable. Join this free Library Journal webcast covering the highlights of each one and offering key takeaways. Michael Stephens who will moderate a lively and insightful discussion with our panel of distinguished experts, starting himself by discussing participatory, hyperlinked library services in a connected world of “continuous computing.” Susan Hildreth will reflect on how the DIY and maker movements—particularly as they relate to STEM education (with badges to certify skill development)—place libraries as central learning hubs for their communities. Samantha Adams Becker taught the first online course ever to take place in Facebook. She will explore emerging technology uptake—especially digital communication formats—in various education sectors including academic and research libraries. Ayyoub Ajmi will describe experiences using Google Glass at the UMKC School of Law Library—what they did with it, what they couldn’t do, and what’s for the future. Register here.
  • NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries. Mark your calendar for November 12 to join the NMC and the Learning Revolution for the "NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries." In this half-day event, library professionals, educators, and thought leaders will explore four major themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition, which was downloaded over 1 million times in the first eight days after publication! The themes are: Increasing Access and Discovery Opportunities; Emphasis on Mobile; Content Management and Technical Infrastructure; and Rethinking the Roles and Relationships of Librarians. Engage with the panels on these topics and help shape the conversation – get your burning questions answered! Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (10am-2pm ET/ 9am-1pm CT/ 7am-11am PT). We encourage you to attend with colleagues from your library or institution as each session will be interspersed with discussion questions to prompt deep thinking around actionable trends and ideas. Come curious, and leave inspired to meet the future head on. This event does have a cost, but if you register by November 1 you can save $10!
  • GlobalEdCon 2014 - Last Week to Submit Your Proposal. The fifth annual Global Education Conference is just a few weeks away, and we want to be sure that you have an opportunity to contribute to this year's conference as a presenter. Everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal, including first-time presenters. All submissions must relate directly to the Global Education Conference mission of increasing opportunities for collaboration, developing active global citizens, and ensuring educational opportunities for all. Please see the Call for Proposals and get your submission in soon! This year we have a special Global Teacher-Librarians strand -- so be sure to include your friends from #TLChat and #Lib2014 in this great opportunity to connect globally. Share this opportunity with your colleagues! Additionally, we are hoping to have a great set of student presentations this year. Have your students participated in a global project recently? Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe? Be sure to check out the Student Strand and consider encouraging your students to submit a presentation proposal.
  • The Amazing World View Fall Symposium at UNC Chapel Hill. Lucy Gray and I spoke at the "K-12 Global Education Symposium 2014" last week in Chapel Hill, and got to know the incredible team at World View. Lucy's post about the event, some of the great speakers, and links to our presentation are here.
  • K12 Online Conference Continues Through October 30th. 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. 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

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One Week Calendar

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  • Wednesday, October 29th at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.
  • Thursday, October 30th at 3pm Webinar: Teachers as Designers of Technology, Pedagogy, and Content, Teaching in a digital age requires a whole new layer of knowledge and expertise. TPACK - Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge - is a framework that helps teachers evaluate how their knowledge domains intersect to create a complex, situated form of knowledge in order to effectively teach and engage students with technology. Join Dr. Mishra and Dr. Koehler for our first webinar presented by the Digital Classroom community and discover how TPACK can help you with technology integration! More information here.
  • Thursday, October 30th at 3pm Participatory, Continuous, Connected | Top Trends from Library 2.014. A free Library Journal webcast covering the key takeaways from the Library 2.014 conference. See the full description in the updates above. Free, register here.
  • Saturday, November 1st at 12 pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show: Technology Integration in the Junior High Classroom, We have an exciting panel of Jr. High teachers from Apache Junction, AZ to share with us in this webinar and we'd love to have you join us to hear about some of the engaging ways they are integrating technology in their classrooms. We are excited to share with you how four junior high teachers have practiced integrating technology so that instruction is relevant and engaging through the use of 21st century learning skills. Project-based learning in social studies (using Ebay to teach economics) and science (collaborative efforts with the local police and fire departments to teach physical science concepts) will be highlighted. Participants will also hear about an award winning school blog that is maintained by Journalism students. Finally, another science teacher will briefly share exercises in engineering design. Details to join the webinar at

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  • 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

Phil Bradley from Library 2.014 - on "Alternative search engines; why Google simply isn't enough"


Dr. Daisy Selematsela from Library 2.014 - on "Perspective on the evolving roles of information professionals within the South African National System of Innovation (NSI)"


Samantha Adams Becker from Library 2.014 - on "On the Horizon: Pressing Technologies, Trends, Challenges for Libraries"


NMC Navigator Top Ten

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

  1. Surprising Gadgets, Not Just Books, Are Ready for Checkout at College Libraries
  2. Visits to Australia’s museums rise on the back of a digital experience
  3. In a decade or two, going to the movie theater could feel as outdated as renting a VHS tape.
  4. American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist
  5. 10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education [Slideshare]
  6. As Many As Two Million Students Could Receive Associate Degrees Through National Student Clearinghouse’s Reverse Transfer Project
  7. Museums Morph Digitally
  8. EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption
  9. STEM contests challenge students to make a difference
  10. Blended Learning Provides Pathway to Success for High School Students

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  • Student-Directed Learning: A Case Study. Emily Richmond of the Atlantic writes about a New Hampshire school district that has flipped the traditional model of learning, and now has students determining content delivery and learning outcomes. In response to low test scores and poor retention, the Pittsfield school district began to implement this radical change. Read more about this educational culture shift here.
  • What is Digital Leadership? with Eric Sheninger. Check out this short video where our friend, Eric Sheninger, shares his vision of Digital Leadership. How do we use technology to enhance and change the traditional school leadership model?

Global Education Conference

  • German/English Classroom Exchange. Global educator, Theresa Wenck, shares her interest in connecting her German language learners to a native-speaker classroom in a German speaking country for cross-linguistic practice, and great global connections. See her post here and get in touch about connecting your classrooms.
  • Connecting Your K-1 Classrooms Through Photography. K-1 teacher, Robin Long, is looking for a partner classroom to work on an environmental awareness project with her classes. Through photo-sharing, Robin hopes to connect students cross-culturally around the idea of environmental stewardship. Check out her post here.

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