Friday, March 20, 2015

Events Newsletter - I Witness Testimonies & Holocaust - HackEd 15 - TechEducator Podcast - ISTEunplugged

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Library 2.015 Spring Summit

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Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning, April 30th, 2015

The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world. The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning brings focus to the planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological innovations. These interactive sessions on future technology trends will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. A goal of the Spring Summit is to provide a forum to discuss ways to prepare for your personal and organization’s future. Register for free today at

2015 ISTE Unplugged Events, June 26th - July 1st

Thanks to our generous friends at, our NINTH annual set of extra-curricular events at the ISTE conference this year will launch on the Friday before ISTE (June 26th) with an all-day open Maker Day--expect lots of table, activities, and fun for all ages, geared toward education. Saturday's all-day unconference features special guest Audrey Watters again this year, and huge shout-out to this year's unconference and evening party sponsor, StudyBlue and Shutterfly. Sunday is our fourth annual Global Education Summit, a three-hour event + connecting party you don't want to miss. The Bloggers' Cafe will be open Friday - Wednesday, and we're really hoping to add an education slam poetry event still. Stay tuned for all events at, which also has Facebook event links for each activity.

Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference: Tools, Skills & Competencies, October 20th

The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015. The conference will be held entirely online and is free to attend. Everyone is invited to participate in this open forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. The Call for Proposals will open May 1st, immediately following the Library 2.015 Spring Summit. See this year's conference strands and plan to get your proposal in early. We are looking forward to the fifth year of this this momentous event, and to your participation!

ISTEunplugged 2015!

Partner Announcement:
Flat Connections: ISTE Preconference Workshops

Julie Lindsay, founder of Flat Connections, will be offering two preconference learning opportunities for educators:

The Global Educator Workshop will be held in Philadelphia, PA June 25th & 26th. This workshop is for K-12 educators as well as leaders in schools and government who make pertinent decisions about how teachers and students learn and do. Participants will be immersed in 'flat' or connected learning modes and explore global collaboration as a pedagogy. A hands-on approach will allow participants to explore, discuss and model collaborative use of emerging technologies scaffolded by the steps and actions to flatten the classroom. Focus will also be on how to participate in a global project, how to engage learners and your extended network in global interactions, as well as how to support global education and global competency within your school or learning environment.
Create a Social Entrepreneurship Learning Collaborative will be held on Saturday, June 27th at the conference venue. Explore social entrepreneurship objectives fused with emerging technologies for connected and collaborative learning as well as community building for change. Use design thinking, flattened learning actions and social media to understand how to implement engaging curriculum to support student social entrepreneurship objectives and enhance global understanding. Registration information here.

Partner Spotlight


Growing Global Educators provides professional development workshops in Costa Rica for educators, bringing together educators from around the world to revitalize their practice while enjoying paradise. Growing Global Educators is excited to invite educators from around the world to learn together and explore ways to deepen their teaching practices, while experiencing the riches of La Paz Community School and Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This professional development institute will provide an interchange of best practices through hands on learning experiences focused on cultivating teachers of 21st Century learners. The Institute will provide educators a platform for reflecting on their beliefs and practices and challenging themselves to identify pathways for personal and potentially systematic growth. More information at

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