Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
All times are Eastern Daylight Time.
View the "Using The CEM Calendar" Video.
View analytic

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Saturday, June 16
 

12:00am

2012 Summer Olympics: Your Ticket to London, England (Start)

The goal of this project is to enrich and extend the experiences of students while researching the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. It includes the use of iCollaboratory Resources and Activities such as surveys and forums. Students write and publish a sports review then create original Olympic art.

Be part of the biggest sporting event on the planet. 15,000 athletes. 7,000 officials. 1,000,000 pieces of sports equipment.

So pack your suitcase, grab your ticket, and let's go!
You can start the project any time through mid August. 

 

This event will be running from June 17 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Sunday June 17, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

SlideSpeech (Start)

New, free, on-line and mobile presentation system. Connect and share presentations simply by adding a script to the speaker notes of your slides. SlideSpeech delivers the voice over for you on the web and on Android or iPhone/iPad.

 

Here is a sample presentation with instructions on using SildeSpeech with Moodle (a free site for your professional development courses through August 31). A recent version of FireFox or Google Chrome is recommended to see and hear the slides.

http://slidespeech.com/s/6myZ4GlCen/

 

Windows Phone version:

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-NZ/apps/ff6b22b6-49f8-400b-b77d-f5d27f540207

 

 

This event will be running from June 17 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Sunday June 17, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
Saturday, June 30
 

12:00am

BookMentors' Launch (Start)

BookMentors, a nonprofit that connects teachers and students in need of books with donors who want to give books, launches in the fall of 2012. During July and August educators and donors interested in participating in BookMentors can learn more about the community and leave contact info.

 

This event will be running from July 1 to August 31, 2012. 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors

Sunday July 1, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Thursday, July 5
 

9:00pm

#DigiFoot12

Calling all detectives! Do you want to learn about your Digital Footprint? In family teams OR as individuals (students, parents, teachers, admin...)... consider being a "DigiFoot" Detective this summer! The goal: To offer participants the opportunity to learn about their digital footprint and social media in an inclusive, supported and networked environment.

 

The course wiki page:  http://digifoot12.wikispaces.com/

 

Location/ Blackboard collaborate link:

https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.7FD22F5E0CF4D609FA32DC49318ABE

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Speakers
avatar for Verena Roberts

Verena Roberts

Learning Specialist - Technology, Rocky View Schools
Verena Roberts is a Calgary based Educator. She has facilitated or developed a wide range of open networked learning projects with a focus on online and blended learning and open educational resources (OER). Some of her projects include cMOOCS like #Digifoot12, #ETMOOC and Alberta's #OCLMOOC as well as the #Gamified Project. In the spring of 2015, she was the lead consultant on the Responsive and Flexible Learning project for the Edmonton... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Online
 
Tuesday, July 10
 

3:00pm

ASCD Webinar: Creating a Culture of Achievement with Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher

What does it feel like to walk into your school? Is it a welcoming place where everyone feels valued? Most school improvement efforts focus on academic goals. But what makes or breaks your learning community are the intangibles--the relationships and connections that make up its culture. 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday July 10, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online
 
Thursday, July 12
 

3:00pm

ASCD Webinar: Reading for Meaning with Harvey Silver

With the higher expectations of the Common Core State Standards, students need to do more than answer comprehension questions; they need to read for meaning, to restate important ideas, draw conclusions, and defend them with evidence. In this webinar, we will explore Reading for Meaning, a research-based strategy that motivates students to read critically, and builds the reasoning and inference skills found in the best readers. (Reading for Meaning is part of The Strategic Teacher PLC Guide Series, published by ASCD.)

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Thursday July 12, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online
Sunday, July 15
 

12:00am

SIS/LMS: Turning Data into Action (Start)

Forum provides insights into the use of data to inform and strengthen classroom practices. Join the forum to discuss/provide insights into student dashboards and student using their own data to project their learning trajectory.

Closing the Gap: Turning SIS/LMS Data into Action project. Endorsed by AASA, CoSN and Gartner, Inc.

 

This event will be running from July 16 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Monday July 16, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Monday, July 16
 

9:00am

Mobile Learning MOOC (Start)

Free 6-week online Mobile Learning MOOC course with tri-weekly webinars on WizIQ starting July 16, 2012: http://www.wiziq.com/course/4978-m-learning. Class meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to discussion and demonstrations of innovative teaching skills.

 

This event will be running from July 16, 2012 to August 20, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 



Monday July 16, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Online

12:00am

OK2Ask® Professional Development "snack sessions" (Start)

Join TeachersFirst's OK2Ask® for free, live, online teacher professional development "snack sessions" each Tues/Thurs during July and August. Learn and collaborate with other teachers on effective uses of technology as a tool for teaching and learning, great classroom ideas, and more. Topics include Hands Off, Vanna: Student centered use of Interactive whiteboards, Teacher Timesavers, Google Earth, Light up Literacy, School Year Kick-off, Energizing Math, Google Docs (Drive), Great Ideas, and Web Worries. Sign up for one or all. Professional Development Certificates provided for those who meet requirements.

See full descriptions for times and details of each session. Times vary. Registrations are limited, so register early. 

 

This event will be running from July 17 to August 23, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors
avatar for TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst (www.teachersfirst.com), a free. ad-free teacher resource web site and service of the non-profit.



Tuesday July 17, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Tuesday, July 17
 

3:00pm

ASCD Webinar: Learning Targets -- Helping Students Aim for Understanding with Connie Moss

Improving student learning and achievement happens in the immediacy of an individual lesson or it doesn’t happen. After all, that’s how kids live their learning and that’s how effective teachers plan for their students. Based on ideas from her upcoming book of the same name, this webinar from Connie M. Moss shows how learning targets help teachers create daily lessons and learning experiences that amount to something enduring and meaningful over time. 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday July 17, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online
Sunday, July 22
 

12:00am

Connected Learner Facebook Page (Start)

During Connected Educator Month, we would love for a group of connected learners to help create this Facebook page. We want to use this FB space to co-create and share the best resources, ideas and pedagogy we have from our own learning and the work or our schools and organizations. Think Collaboration (not competition). Think Collective Knowledge Building (collective intelligence). We hope everyone will begin by “Liking” the page and then share something others will want to see. This is the place to selflessly promote your good ideas and work.

 

This event will be running from July 23 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com



Monday July 23, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Tuesday, July 24
 

4:00pm

ASCD Webinar: Virtual Summer Camp with Mike Fisher

Looking for new web tools to engage your students? Come to Virtual Summer Camp! In this webinar, Mike Fisher will explore some of the exciting web tools of the moment and explain how educators can use them for instruction. Fisher will discuss specific tasks and appropriate tool choices, as well as share helpful examples that have been implemented in real classrooms.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday July 24, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online
Wednesday, July 25
 

12:00am

Teq Calendar Registration (Start)

Sign up for next year’s Teq calendar (2012-2013) – with a year’s worth of teachable moments!

 

This event will be available from July 26 to August 11, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Thursday July 26, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
Saturday, July 28
 

12:00am

Celebrate Global Education with The Adventures of BB and Sam (Start)

In celebration of summer vacation, global travel and lots of time for reading, eBook 1 of "The Adventures of BB and Sam" (an eBook series that takes kids on literacy adventures around the globe) is available for free throughout the month of August and September on iTunes. We hope teachers, students and parents around the world will enjoy this enhanced eBook, "BB and Sam: The Return of the Champion". Ages 8+

 

This event will be available from July 29 to September 30, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Sunday July 29, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
Sunday, July 29
 

12:00am

Design Thinking for Educators Workshop (Start)

In collaboration with IDEO and Riverdale Country School, Edutopia is offering a free workshop called "Design Thinking for Educators." Participants will go through a five-week design thinking process together using materials developed by IDEO. Support will be provided by educators from Riverdale and Parsons who have previously participated in the design thinking process. Participants will collaborate on solving challenges together, virtually. By the end of the workshop, participants will have tools and support to approach a challenge within their school community. 

 

Provided by Edutopia in collaboration with IDEO and Riverdale Country School 

 

This event will be running from July 30 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Monday July 30, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Putting Passion Into Practice Contest

The Putting Passion into Practice contest provides educators with an opportunity to submit their personal stories illustrating how they put their passion into practice in their classrooms. Stories can be submitted online in the form of a video, a comment or narrative, a picture or a poem. All submissions will receive an entry to win a Kindle Fire. In addition, every entry will receive an "I Make Learning Personal" t-shirt. The contest page will be open for submissions Monday, July 30th through Friday, August 31st.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Monday July 30, 2012 12:00am - Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:59pm
Online
 
Monday, July 30
 

TBA

Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Education Technology, U.S. Department of Education visits the Bread Loaf School of English

Since 1993, Bread Loaf Teacher Network teachers have practiced "Connected Teaching and Learning" through collaborative summer study, year-long online classroom collaborations, shared scholarship and community acitivism. Ms. Cator will attend teacher presentations and give a talk to the campus at large. 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
BL

Bread Loaf Teacher Network

Teachers pursuing one or more summers of continuing education or an MA in English at the Bread Loaf School of English, a graduate program of Middlebury College. | |


Monday July 30, 2012 TBA
Online

3:00pm

Webinar for New Middle Grades Teachers

Free webinar with outstanding teacher-authors Rick Wormeli, Heather Wolpert-Gawron and Elizabeth Stein. Co-moderated by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and John Norton.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
Sponsors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice LLC

Powerful Learning Practice LLC

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit.



Monday July 30, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Online
 
Tuesday, July 31
 

11:00am

Partners in Learning US Forum

The 2012 US Forum is a unique, professional learning experience that highlights superstar teachers from across the country and gives them an opportunity to share their innovative and creative work. This year, 100 educators from 25 states have been invited to attend the forum in Redmond, WA (July 31-August 1).

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00am - 11:59pm
Online

4:00pm

NCTM 3-8 Institute on Algebra Readiness

Experience professional development over the whole school year by participating in NCTM’s Institute dedicated to algebra readiness for grades 3-8. Kick off this Institute in Atlanta where you’ll participate in activities and network with peers from across the country, then reinforce what you learn by participating in online interactive workshops and discussion groups over the school year.

 

This event will run from July 31 to August 2, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research. For more information, email us at nctm@nctm.org. Visit our website at www.nctm.org.   


Tuesday July 31, 2012 4:00pm - 11:59pm
Atlanta, GA

6:00pm

OK2Ask® Hands Off, Vanna: Giving Students Control of Interactive Whiteboard Learning

Free, live online professional development "snack session" from TeachersFirst. Join other teachers in real time discussion and hands-on learning. Read the full description and register now. Session sizes are limited.

 

OK2Ask® is presented by TeachersFirst.com, a free, ad-free service from The Source for Learning

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst (www.teachersfirst.com), a free. ad-free teacher resource web site and service of the non-profit.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Online

8:00pm

Connecting Educators - Reflecting on Ning and Educational Social Networking After Five Years

An early Connected Educator event! Join Steve HargadonTuesday, July 31st, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with David Deubelbeiss, founder of the Ning network EFL Classroom 2.0--like Steve's Classroom 2.0 network, also in its fifth year, and with over 25,000 members. As "pioneers" of connecting educators through Ning, David and Steve will talk about educational social networking and social media for both teacher professional development and also for student learning. 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Tuesday July 31, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Online

12:00am

Igniting the Hope of Knowing with Randy Wilhelm

Randy will share his ideas around Igniting the Hope of Knowing, a topic of his popular TEDx talk. Three areas will be highlighted, Barriers to Learning, Living in the Question and the Pendulum of Engagement and Passion.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors


Wednesday August 1, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

The Connected Educator - Book Giveaway (Start)

Solution Tree wants to support you, the connected educator!

For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has collaborated with K–12 schools around the world to raise student achievement and improve staff performance. Offering a comprehensive range of educational resources, strategies, and tools for teachers and administrators, Solution Tree is recognized as the premier partner for inspired professional development.

Throughout the month of August, Solution Tree is giving away books that will support connected educators. Sign up for your chance to win today!

 

This event will be running from August 1 to August 10, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors


Wednesday August 1, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

NCTM 3-8 Institute on Algebra Readiness

Experience professional development over the whole school year by participating in NCTM’s Institute dedicated to algebra readiness for grades 3-8. Kick off this Institute in Atlanta where you’ll participate in activities and network with peers from across the country, then reinforce what you learn by participating in online interactive workshops and discussion groups over the school year.

 

This event will run from July 31 to August 2, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research. For more information, email us at nctm@nctm.org. Visit our website at www.nctm.org.   


Wednesday August 1, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Atlanta, GA

12:00am

The Connected Educator Book Club (Start)

It happens that PLP co-founder, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, published an important book about connected learning in early 2012. As part of the Connected Education Month festivities, the Connected Educators site is offering the opportunity for you to join with other change-agent educators and read the book together. Be sure and keep an eye on the Connected Educator site for more details on how you can be involved.

 

This event will be running from August 1 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors

Wednesday August 1, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Academic Partnerships Faculty Commons (Start)

Stop by the Academic Partnerships first virtual open house to showcase the new community of practice and chat live with our Academic Services Staff. Watch for webinars, discussions and door prizes.

 

This event will be running from August 1 to August 15, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Speakers
RB

Robin Bartoletti

Address: Academic Partnerships 2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 3800 Dallas, TX 75201

Exhibitors

Wednesday August 1, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Wednesday, August 1
 

6:00am

eT@lking Webinar: e-Igniting Educators

Educators will connect in this fast paced online session. Six dynamic Australian educators will share 20 slides in 6 minutes. Topics and speakers include:- Carole McCulloch - Connecting echampions/eleaders; Penny Bentley - Connecting Learning; Tania Sheko - What’s good on Facebook for Educators and Regular Teachers?; Ness Crouch - Quest Atlantis; Shin Gog-s: Connecting with students through social networking tools – facebook and skype. Please join us, participate in the conversations and get connected. 

 

Event provider: The Australia Series - eT@lking

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 




Wednesday August 1, 2012 6:00am - 7:00am
Online

8:30am

Games in Education Symposium

Games in Education is a multi-day symposium which focuses on the topic of using video games to supplement and inspire in-classroom education. Participants span early childhood through post secondary educators in New York’s Capital District and surrounding regions who are interested in finding ways to use video games and related technology to enrich and inspire interest by students in core curriculum topics. The symposium has run annually since 2007 and is free for educators to attend.

The event is designed for on-site participation; however, information presented can be accessed by contacting presenters.

 

Complete schedule of events: http://gamesineducationsymposium2012.sched.org/   

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:30am - 4:30pm
Online

9:00am

For ‘Connected Educator Month,’ Tips From 33 Educators We Admire

To celebrate Connected Educator Month,  The Learning Network (a blog about Teaching & Learning with the New York Times) has asked every educator who has written a guest post, been featured in a Reader Idea, or collaborated on a feature on our blog to answer two simple questions:

  1. What is one important thing you’ve learned from someone in your Personal Learning Network (P.L.N.), however you define that network?
  2. What one person, group or organization would you recommend every educator add to his or her P.L.N.?

 

Click the Go To The Activity button below to read  the post, follow the links to the work of our contributors both within and outside The Learning Network, and, when you’re done, answer those two questions yourself. Favorite responses will be shared on Twitter, via @NYTimesLearning.



Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:00am - 9:00am
Online

9:00am

edcamp Oshkosh

What's edCamp Oshkosh you ask? edCamp Oshkosh is a 1-day "unconference" in that it's a chance for those in education (teachers, administrators, etc) to get together, network, share and learn. The day is planned during the kick off at the beginning of the day where any participant can propose a session idea/topic to the Idea Board. All sessions are laid out and then everyone attends sessions they want during the rest of the day.

The Oshkosh Area School District is the sponsoring organization and the event organizers are Lexi Ballweg, Assistant Principal at Oshkosh West High School; Jeff See, English Teacher at Oshkosh West High School; and Kristi Levy, English Teacher at Oshkosh West High School.

edcamposhkosh.org

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for Oshkosh Area School District

Oshkosh Area School District

The Oshkosh Area School District is the sponsoring organization and the event organizers are Lexi Ballweg, Assistant Principal at Oshkosh West High School; Jeff See, English Teacher at Oshkosh West High School; and Kristi Levy, English Teacher at Oshkosh West High School.


Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm
Online

9:00am

New England TAB Art Education Conference

New England teachers using choice-based pedagogy in studio art classes gather each summer to share ideas, troubleshoot, and grow their practice. We welcome you to follow our conversations via Twitter, and visit our web content


MAIN WEBSITE:
http://teachingforartisticbehavior.org
TAB FORUM
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TAB-ChoiceArtEd/
FACEBOOK
http://tinyurl.com/2extz79
SLIDESHARE
http://www.slideshare.net/katherinedouglas/teaching-for-artistic-behavior-tab
ANNE BEDRICK VIDEOS
http://vimeo.com/annebedrick/videos

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors
avatar for TAB

TAB

Teaching for Artistic Behavior Inc. (TAB) is a grassroots organization developed by and for art teachers, and serves to promote and support choice-based art education in public and private education settings. 


Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm
Online

11:00am

Connected Education and Peer Professional Development (Judi Fusco, Scott McLeod, Howard Rheingold, Tom Whitby, Steve Hargadon [mod])

A panel and open discussion about peer-to-peer professional development. Panelists include Judi Fusco, Scott McLeod, Howard Rheingold, and Tom Whitby, Steve Hargadon moderating.  Additional details, including potentially one more panelist, will be announced and added to this description shortly.


Speakers
avatar for Judith Fusco

Judith Fusco

Dr. Judith Fusco is a research scientist in SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning, and specializes in researching and developing online communities, technologies, and resources. Dr. Fusco's research on community involves examining social and technical supports necessary for online community, understanding individual and group readiness, understanding the nature of online education communities of practice, evaluating models of... Read More →
avatar for Steve Hargadon

Steve Hargadon

Conference-related Passions: | | Grass-roots Participation | | Appreciative Inquiry | | Open Source Software | | Web 2.0 | | Learning 2.0 | | The Future of Education | | | | I created the Classroom 2.0 social network, am host of the Future of Education interview series, and co-chair the annual Global Education and Library 2.0 worldwide conferences. I pioneered the use of social networking in education... Read More →
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., currently is serving as theDirector of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency 8 in Iowa. He is on leave from his position as an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. Dr. McLeod also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center... Read More →
avatar for Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold

I fell into the computer realm from the typewriter dimension in 1981, then plugged my computer into my telephone in 1983 and got sucked into the net. In earlier years, my interest in the powers of the human mind led to Higher Creativity (1984), written with Willis Harman, Talking Tech (1982) and The Cognitive Connection (1986) with Howard Levine, Excursions to the Far Side of the Mind: A Book of Memesex (1988),Exploring the World of Lucid... Read More →
avatar for Tom Whitby

Tom Whitby

I am an Adjunct Professor of Education at St Joseph's College in New York. I came to that position after 34 years as a secondary English teacher in the Public School system. I was also a leader in my New York State United Teacher Locals for 30 years. I was a member of the Board of Directors of NYSCATE for 5 years. I have founded a number of Educational Groups on Linkedin including Technology Using Professors Group. I have been recognized with... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

11:00am

Partners in Learning US Forum

The 2012 US Forum is a unique, professional learning experience that highlights superstar teachers from across the country and gives them an opportunity to share their innovative and creative work. This year, 100 educators from 25 states have been invited to attend the forum in Redmond, WA (July 31-August 1).

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Wednesday August 1, 2012 11:00am - 11:59pm
Online

1:00pm

edWeb.net Summer Live Chat: Learning Characteristics of Students with Autism

Spend time this summer learning from the professional services team at Eden Autism Services about how to work more effectively with student with autism.  Join Eden’s Nina Finkler on August 1st for our second summer live chat.  This session will explore the unique learning characteristics of students with autism and suggest practical strategies for overcoming these difficulties. There will be ample time for discussion and troubleshooting during the chat. Join Nina on the 1st for a collaborative, one-hour live chat on the unique learning characteristics of students with autism.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for edWeb.net

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. For more information, email us at info@edweb.net. | | Visit our website at www.edweb.net



Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online

1:00pm

Need More Broadband? SETDA Thinks You Do

Join us to gain insight about SETDA’s recently released The Broadband Imperative report that provides an up-to-date assessment of access to broadband by students and teachers (in and out of schools); current trends driving the need for more broadband in teaching, learning and school operations; and specific recommendations for the broadband capacity needed to ensure all students have access to the tools and resources they need to be college and career ready by 2014-15 and beyond.  We will be sharing experience from two school districts that improved their broadband capabilities in an extremely short amount of time.  Don’t miss out on learning how student learning and success in school improved hand and hand with more access.

 

Assess4ed.net is a unique online community of practice. It assists states and districts in making the shift to online and computer-based student assessment, including implementing the RTTA program by the 2014-15 school year. Assess4ed.net supports communication and collaboration between the private and public sectors, and – within states, districts, and schools –emphasizes the important roles for curriculum, assessment and technology staff necessary for implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and their assessment.

 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online

1:00pm

Professional Learning and the Learning Profession (Cathy Gassenheimer, Jackie Gerstein, Caren Levine, Stephanie Sandifer, Kathy Schrock, Will Richardson, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach [mod])

This is the kick-off event for Professional Learning and the Learning Profession, one of the main forums for CEM, covering such questions as:

  • What and where are the best (social) opportunities for educators to work on and learn for their practice in the coming year?
  • What steps should every educator consider taking to become more connected, and what are the key resources that can help?
  • In what kinds of learning do teachers (and other educators) need to be engaged in the 21st century, and how will technology help?
  • What are the key methodological and content trends in the classroom (e.g., flipped classrooms, core standards) with which technology (in general) and communities or networks (specifically) can impact and help?


The kick-off will consist of panel and open discussion moderated by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. Panelists will include Cathy Gassenheimer, Jackie Gerstein, Caren Levine, Stephanie Sandifer, Kathy Schrock, and Will Richardson.

 


Speakers
avatar for Cathy Gassenheimer

Cathy Gassenheimer

Executive Vice President of the Alabama Best Practices Center
Cathy is the Executive Vice President of the Alabama Best Practices Center, a division of the A+ Education Partnership (www.bestpracticescenter.org). She currently serves on the Learning Forward’s (formerly National Staff Development Council) Conference Content Planning Committee, the Governor’s Commission on Quality Teaching, and the Governor’s Conference on School Leadership. She also serves on the Board of the Montgomery... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Gerstein

Jackie Gerstein

Dr. Jackie Gerstein’s byline is, “I don’t do teaching for a living. I live teaching as my doing, and technology has amplified my passion for doing so.” She has been teaching face-to-face and online for several decades. Currently, she teaches Master’s level online courses in Educational Technology for Boise State, Argosy, American Intercontinental, and Western’s Governors’ Universities. Her background... Read More →
avatar for Caren Levine

Caren Levine

Caren Levine is a consultant specializing in educational media and technology at Etheoreal (http://etheoreal.com) and is Director of the Learning Network at Darim Online (http://www.darimonline.org). Her areas of interest include communities of practice, online learning, professional development, and the integration of social media for educational and non-profit organizations to assist them in doing their work in more connected ways... Read More →
avatar for Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

CEO, Powerful Learning Practice
During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, United Kingdom, Israel, Norway, and China to... Read More →
avatar for Will Richardson

Will Richardson

Co-founder, Powerful Learning Practice
Will Richardson  is an internationally respected author, speaker and blogger with 22 years of public educator experience whose focus is helping educators realize the potential of Web 2.0 technologies in their own personal and professional practice and in their classrooms. Will Richardson’s  first book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (Corwin Press, 3rd Edition 2010) has sold over 80,000 copies... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Sandifer

Stephanie Sandifer

Educator, Lagniappe Learning
I am an educator, consultant, busy mom, and author with over 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. I currently teach online courses in education, art history, and humanities at the college level, art appreciation and AP Art History online at the high school level, serve on the Advisory Boards for A+UP (new middle school in Houston Museum District) and the SXSWedu Conference, serve as Technology Committee Chair for the PTO at my... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, an adjunct education professor, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently teaching online graduate courses for Wilkes University, as part of the Wilkes-Discovery masters program in instructional media and for Arcadia University. Kathy is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Teacher, and a... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

3:00pm

Knocking On The Door: Connected Education and New Technologies—Key Themes for Learning (Drew Davidson, Chris Dede, Cable Green, John Katzman, Steve Hargadon [mod])

This is the kick-off event for Knocking On The Door, one of the main forums for CEM, covering such questions as:

  • How can educators best take advantage of big technological trends such as mobile and gaming in their classrooms this year?
  • What innovations and technologies being explored and leveraged outside education today have the greatest potential to be repurposed or extended to create educational value?

The kick-off will consist of panel and open discussion moderated by Steve Hargadon.  Panelists will include Drew Davidson, Chris Dede, Cable Green, and John Katzman.  One more panelist may be added, as well as additional details about the event.


Speakers
avatar for Drew Davidson

Drew Davidson

Drew Davidson is a professor, producer and player of interactive media. His background spans academic, industry and professional worlds and he is interested in stories across texts, comics, games and other media. He is the Director of ETC-Pittsburgh, and the Acting Director of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University and the Founding Editor of ETC Press and its Well Played series and journal.
avatar for Chris Dede

Chris Dede

Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.  His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership.  His funded research includes seven current grants from NSF, Qualcomm, the Gates Foundation, and the US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences to explore immersive simulations and transformed social interactions as means... Read More →
avatar for Cable Green

Cable Green

Dr. Cable Green is the Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons. Cable works with the global open community to leverage open licensing, open content, open policies, and the affordances of digital things to significantly improve access to quality, affordable, education and research resources so everyone in the world can attain all the education they desire. His career is dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunity for... Read More →
avatar for Steve Hargadon

Steve Hargadon

Conference-related Passions: | | Grass-roots Participation | | Appreciative Inquiry | | Open Source Software | | Web 2.0 | | Learning 2.0 | | The Future of Education | | | | I created the Classroom 2.0 social network, am host of the Future of Education interview series, and co-chair the annual Global Education and Library 2.0 worldwide conferences. I pioneered the use of social networking in education... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

4:00pm

Connected Learning and the State of Education Today: Directors of the Office of Educational Technology (John Bailey, Karen Cator, Tim Magner, Susan Patrick, Linda Roberts, Geoff Fletcher, [mod])

A special online panel about Connected Learning and The State of Education Today featuring all of the past and present directors of the US Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, including John Bailey, Karen Cator, Tim Magner, Susan Patrick, and Linda Roberts, moderated by Geoff Fletcher.

 


Speakers
avatar for John Bailey

John Bailey

John Bailey serves as the Executive Director of Digital Learning Now, a national initiative of the Foundation for Excellence in Education that works with policymakers and innovators to accelerate the adoption of new models of education.  John previously served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy during the Bush administration and was the Deputy Policy Director for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. ... Read More →
avatar for Karen Cator

Karen Cator

Karen Cator is the Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. She has devoted her career to creating the best possible learning environments for this generation of students. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple's leadership and advocacy efforts in education. In this role, she focused on the intersection of education policy and research, emerging technologies, and the reality faced by... Read More →
avatar for Steve Hargadon

Steve Hargadon

Conference-related Passions: | | Grass-roots Participation | | Appreciative Inquiry | | Open Source Software | | Web 2.0 | | Learning 2.0 | | The Future of Education | | | | I created the Classroom 2.0 social network, am host of the Future of Education interview series, and co-chair the annual Global Education and Library 2.0 worldwide conferences. I pioneered the use of social networking in education... Read More →
avatar for Tim Magner

Tim Magner

Tim is the Executive Director for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills P21 is the leading national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. P21 serves as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness at the center of US K12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders. P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education... Read More →
avatar for Susan Patrick

Susan Patrick

Susan Patrick is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is the leading voice for the emerging field of online and blended learning. Representing a diverse cross-section of K-12 education, including school districts, educators, state education agencies, universities, education reformers, and a variety of content... Read More →
avatar for Linda Roberts

Linda Roberts

Linda G. Roberts directed the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology from its inception in September 1993 to January 2001, and served as the Secretary of Education’s Special Adviser on Technology.  Roberts developed the first National Technology Plan, launched five new technology programs for the Clinton Administration, and increased the Federal technology budget from $30 million to over $900 million... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Blackboard Collaborate

4:30pm

Physics Resources for Secondary School Webinar

This NASA Aerospace Education Services Project webinar will demonstrate some simple activities and resources for teaching physics at the middle and High School level. Topics and resources covered will include; Newton's Laws of Motion, Energy, Light, and Gravity. Lesson plans and modification strategies will be discussed.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 



Wednesday August 1, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Online

5:00pm

KEYNOTE: Deborah Meier, Teacher, Principal, Writer, Advocate; How To Survive in Your Native Land

How To Survive In Your Native Land. Deborah Meier is a senior scholar at NYU’s Steinhardt School, and Board member  of the Coalition of Essential Schools, FairTest, SOS and Dissent amd The Matopm magazines.  She spent 45 years working in K-12th grade public schools in New York City (East Harem) and Boston (Roxbury) including leadership of several highly successful small  democratically run urban schools–the Central Park East schools and Mission Hill.    Her books include The Power of Their Ideas and In Schools We Trust.   In 1987 she was the first educator to receive a McArthur “genius” Award and currently blogs for Ed Week with Diane Ravitch (Bridging Differences).  More details about her talk will be added to this description soon.


Speakers
avatar for Deborah Meier

Deborah Meier

Deborah Meier is a senior scholar at NYU’s Steinhardt School, and Board member  of the Coalition of Essential Schools, FairTest, SOS and Dissent amd The Matopm magazines.  She spent 45 years working in K-12th grade public schools in New York City (East Harem) and Boston (Roxbury) including leadership of several highly successful small  democratically run urban schools–the Central Park East schools and Mission Hill... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

6:00pm

BookMentors Open House

Join the BookMentors team to tour the site and chat with peers.


Exhibitors

Wednesday August 1, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL www.bookmentors.org
  • Event/Activity Contact contact@bookmentors.org

7:00pm

KEYNOTE: Chris Lehmann, Principal, Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA

Chris Lehmann is the Principal at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA; he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in English Literature.  Lehmann has received several awards and recognition throughout his career, including the 2012 Lindback Award for Excellence in Principal Leadership in the School District of Philadelphia. He was also honored by the White House for his educational reform initiatives, and was named a ‘Champion of Change,’ in September of 2011. He is a writer, blogger (Practical Theory) and author (What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media) as well as a regular speaker at major education conferences.  More details about his talk will be added soon. 


Speakers
avatar for Chris Lehmann

Chris Lehmann

Chris is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. The Science Leadership Academy is an inquiry-driven, project-based, 1:1 laptop school that is considered to be one of the pioneers of the School 2.0 movement nationally and internationally. The school was recognized by Ladies Home Journal as one of the Ten Most Amazing Schools in the US, has been recognized as... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

8:00pm

Taking IT Global and Flat Classroom Mega Meet and Greet

Join Kate Gatto, Education Program Manager at Taking IT Global, and Vicki Davis (Cool Cat Teacher) and Julie Lindsay, co-founders of Flat Classroom for a mega-meetup to get connected globally!

This will not be a lecture! This will be a chance to connect with other educators with a view to building relationships and creating opportunities for connected and collaborative learning throughout the year.

Make meaningful connections with other educators, but more importantly meet other educators find colleagues who want to connect!

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Online

9:00pm

Teachers Teaching Teachers

Teachers Teaching Teachers (TTT), a weekly web radio program of the New York City Writing Project hosted by educator and writing project tech liaison Paul Allison, will kick off Connected Educator Month, NWP-style. This special edition of TTT will focus on online communities of practice and involve a variety of educator guests and writing project colleagues.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:00pm - 12:00am
Online

9:00pm

#GeniusHour Chat

Join a group of passionate educators who are providing time for students to chose their own authentic learning experiences. Genius hour is marked by inquiry, autonomy, mastery and purpose. Students love genius hour as they become engaged lifelong learners. We chat about our experiences on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

 

Event providers: Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi

Event location: Twitter, #GeniusHour 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Online

9:00pm

Games TweetChat

Each week during the Games Based Learning MOOC, there is a one hour tweetchat on the weekly topic. This week, the topic is epistemic games.

 

Event location: On twitter using hashtag #gamemooc

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 




Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Online

12:00am

NCTM 3-8 Institute on Algebra Readiness

Experience professional development over the whole school year by participating in NCTM’s Institute dedicated to algebra readiness for grades 3-8. Kick off this Institute in Atlanta where you’ll participate in activities and network with peers from across the country, then reinforce what you learn by participating in online interactive workshops and discussion groups over the school year.

 

This event will run from July 31 to August 2, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research. For more information, email us at nctm@nctm.org. Visit our website at www.nctm.org.   


Thursday August 2, 2012 12:00am - 4:30pm
Atlanta, GA
 
Thursday, August 2
 

8:30am

Games in Education Symposium

Games in Education is a multi-day symposium which focuses on the topic of using video games to supplement and inspire in-classroom education. Participants span early childhood through post secondary educators in New York’s Capital District and surrounding regions who are interested in finding ways to use video games and related technology to enrich and inspire interest by students in core curriculum topics. The symposium has run annually since 2007 and is free for educators to attend.

The event is designed for on-site participation; however, information presented can be accessed by contacting presenters.

 

Complete schedule of events: http://gamesineducationsymposium2012.sched.org/   

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Thursday August 2, 2012 8:30am - 3:30pm
Online

11:00am

Taking Classrooms Global

TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) is a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower classrooms to understand and act collaboratively on the world's greatest challenges. We do this by supporting educators to utilize technology to create transformative learning experiences for their students. Through this work, classrooms everywhere become actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable world.

At TIGed, we believe that future friendly schools prepare students for the world by utilizing technology to engage them as learners and leaders in three key areas: global citizenship; student voice; and environmental stewardship.

Join us for this open house to explore the TIGed's offerings including a global community of educators, free classroom resources, a virtual learning platform, and global programs, and meet other educators interested in collaborating on global projects. TIGed's Program Manager, Kate and TIGed's Program Assistant, Tania will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you might have about TIGed's offerings.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Thursday August 2, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Online

11:30am

KEYNOTE: Douglas Rushkoff, Author, Teacher, Documentarian; Program or Be Programmed: Commands for Education's Digital Age

Program or Be Programmed: Commands for Education's Digital Age: Winner of the Media Ecology Association's first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity, Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other's values.  He is technology and media commentator for CNN, and has taught and lectured around the world about media, technology, culture and economics. For his keynote, Douglas Rushkoff will offer his insights and perspectives on the promise and perils of technology and networking in education. He will guide us in navigating a digital landscape and seizing what might very well be the control panel of civilization. 


Speakers
avatar for Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

Winner of the Media Ecology Association's first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity, Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other's values. He is technology and media commentator for CNN, and has taught and lectured around the world about media, technology, culture and economics. His new... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

11:30am

EdCampPDX

Portland, Oregon's education unconference.

 

Event location: Oregon Episcopal School

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Thursday August 2, 2012 11:30am - 6:30pm
Oregon Episcopal School

11:30am

Flipped Learning Workshop - San Jose, CA

Join emerging and established educators who are flipped their classroom instruction. Register now for a one-day highly-participatory workshop on Flipped Learning. This is not the traditional “sit & get” event, so come ready to dive right into the discussions, help create the agenda, and share your stories.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Thursday August 2, 2012 11:30am - 7:30pm
Online

12:00pm

EdCampPDX

edcampPDX is a unconference-style day of professional development organized and given by the local participants who live in Portland, OR and surrounding areas.

 

Event location: http://www.oes.edu/

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Thursday August 2, 2012 12:00pm - 6:30pm
Online

1:00pm

Connected Education and Serving Every Student, From Gifted to Special Needs (Jenifer Fox, Kathleen McClaskey, Lisa Nielsen, Ira Socol, Tracy Gray [mod])

A panel and open discussion about how connected education can serve the fully panoply of learning styles and needs among students today. Tracy Gray from the American Institutes for Research will moderate.  Panelists include Jenifer Fox, Kathleen McClaskey, Lisa Nielsen, and Ira Socol. Additional details will be announced and added to this description shortly, including potentially one more panelist.


Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Fox

Jenifer Fox

Jenifer Fox is an internationally published author, speaker and leading innovator on 21st Century Learning. Her groundbreaking book, Your Child’s Strengths, a Guide for Teachers and Parents (Viking/Penguin) is widely accepted as the definitive guide to developing success through a focus on strengths for children.  From this book, Jenifer developed an award winning stand alone curriculum which is implemented as a signature program in... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Gray

Tracy Gray

Tracy Gray, Ph.D., Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research, directs the Center for STEM Education and Innovation.  In this capacity, she oversees two national  technology centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) — the National Center for Technology Innovation and the Center for Technology Implementation. These Centers promote the development and... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen McClaskey

Kathleen McClaskey

CEO and Co-founder, Personalize Learning LLC
Kathleen McClaskey has been in the field of educational technology since 1983 where she held positions as a middle school teacher, technology integration specialist and K-12 Technology Director. From 2003-2011, she developed six multi-year projects in science, math, literacy and autism applying UDL as the framework to design professional development for educators to support diverse learners. Since 2012 as co-founder of Personalize Learning... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Nielsen

Lisa Nielsen

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about the future of education and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students.  | | Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various... Read More →
avatar for Ira Socol

Ira Socol

Ira David Socol is the Senior Provocateur at Educology Partners as he works to complete is doctorate in education at Michigan State University. He works extensively with Michigan's Integrated Technology Initiative (where he developed the "Freedom Stick" universal design applications suite with the help of RSC-Scotland-North+East), with Michigan's Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, with the Albemarle County (Virginia) Public Schools, and with... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

2:00pm

Show & Tell: Exclusive Walk Through the Know New Ideas Community

Join us as we show you all the wonderful reasons to join a professional learning community and start participating in the conversations about education.

Immediately after the Show and Tell, click here to join the kickoff of the Open House and chat with others interested in Know New Ideas.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Thursday August 2, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Online

2:30pm

The Know New Ideas Community Open House (Start)

After the Show and Tell, join the open house and exploer the wonderful reasons to join a professional learning community and use the Open House Chat to start participating in the conversations about education.

This event begins Thursday, August 2 at 2:30 pm ET and runs through 5 pm ET Friday, August 3.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Thursday August 2, 2012 2:30pm - 2:30pm
Online

3:00pm

It’s Personal: Personalized Learning for Students & Educators (Barbara Bray, Mimi Ito, Steve Nordmark, Sylvia Martinez, Darren Cambridge [mod])

This is the kick-off event for It's Personal, one of the main forums for CEM, covering such questions as:

  • What practical steps can educators take to personalize learning for their students in 2012–13, and how can technology facilitate this?
  • How close are we to being able to realize the dream of personalized, differentiated, passion-based learning for educators and students, and what still has to happen to make this fully real? 

The kick-off will consist of panel and open discussion moderated by Darren Cambridge. Panelists include Barbara Bray, Mimi Ito, Steve Nordmark, and Sylvia Martinez (with potentially 1-2 more panelists to be added).

 


Speakers
avatar for Barbara Bray

Barbara Bray

Barbara is a Creative Learning Strategist who believes that anyone at any age can learn. She has worked with schools, districts, individuals, businesses, and non-profit agencies around the world. Her dream has been to create an online place that was safe and secure with all the tools and resources all in one place. She did it with My eCoach as early as 1999 — way before there were blogs, wikis, Twitter or Facebook. Barbara is what you... Read More →
avatar for Darren Cambridge

Darren Cambridge

Darren Cambridge is director of policy research and development for the National Council of Teachers of English and principal consultant, Networked Learning Group, at the American Institutes for Research. He is one of the founders of Connected Educator Month, director of the Connected Educators project for the U.S. Deparment of Education, co-director of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research, and a member of the leadership... Read More →
avatar for Mimi Ito

Mimi Ito

Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of technology use, examining children and youth’s changing relationships to media and communications and is Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine, with appointments in the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the Department of Anthropology, and the Department of... Read More →
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez is a veteran of interactive entertainment and educational software industries, with over a decade of design and publishing experience. Prior to joining Generation YES, Sylvia oversaw product development, design and programming as Vice President of Development for Encore Software, a publisher of game and educational software on PC, Internet and console platforms. Sylvia was also involved in the company's Internet initiatives... Read More →
avatar for Steve Nordmark

Steve Nordmark

Steve Nordmark is an innovative leader in K12 Ed Tech with over 20 years of experience in corporate consulting and educational solution research, design and development. His passion centers on delivering personalized and self-guided learning environments for all. Nordmark leads Knovation’s efforts to develop solutions that empower teachers and students in the relevant use of digital resources. Directing all areas of technology and... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

5:00pm

Beyond Top Down: Distributed Leadership and Teacher-Led Change (Shelly Blake-Plock, Suzie Boss, Lisa Dabbs, Bill Ferriter, Shelly Terrell, Steve Hargadon [mod[)

This is the kick-off event for Beyond Top Down, one of the main forums for CEM, covering such questions as:

  • What are the ways educators can use networks and online communities to effect change in their school, their district, and their profession in the coming school year and beyond?
  • How can grassroots networks and distributed leadership shape the future of education? How can decision makers at all levels be informed by and be responsive to expertise these networks enact? 

The kick-off will consist of panel and open discussion moderated by Steve Hargadon.  Panelists will include Shelly Blake-Plock, Suzie Boss, Lisa Dabbs, Bill Ferriter, and Shelly Terrell.


Speakers
avatar for Shelly Blake-Plock

Shelly Blake-Plock

Co Executive Director at Digital Harbor Foundation
Shelly Blake-Plock isnterested in all aspects of participatory learning, networked design, and inspired creativity; fully engaged in the discussion at the intersection of social technology, learning, and new media. Currently working on the development of community technology centers to spread digital literacy and to build innovation capacity in inner city Baltimore.
avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

Organizations/Affiliations: Edutopia blogger, Buck Institute for Education, ISTE author
I'm a journalist who writes about the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. Author of Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World and co-author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, I'm inspired by educators who push the boundaries of the traditional classroom. I'm on the National Faculty of the Buck Institute for... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Dabbs

Lisa Dabbs

Lisa Dabbs has extensive administrative background as a school principal, federal project director, instructional coach, adjunct faculty and consultant in the education industry. Independent Consultant, Blogger, Speaker, Presenter and Faculty Member in The Digital Teaching Series.  Her current projects include: Core Member of Edutopia.org Blogging Team.  Consulting with Edutopia.org, to provide blog... Read More →
avatar for Bill Ferriter

Bill Ferriter

Bill is national board-certified teacher who teaches sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher in a PLC near Raleigh, North Carolina. Bill has designed professional development courses for educators nationwide. His trainings include how to use blogs, wikis, and podcasts in the classroom; the role of iTunes in teaching and learning; and the power of digital moviemaking. Bill has also developed schoolwide technology rubrics and surveys... Read More →
avatar for Steve Hargadon

Steve Hargadon

Conference-related Passions: | | Grass-roots Participation | | Appreciative Inquiry | | Open Source Software | | Web 2.0 | | Learning 2.0 | | The Future of Education | | | | I created the Classroom 2.0 social network, am host of the Future of Education interview series, and co-chair the annual Global Education and Library 2.0 worldwide conferences. I pioneered the use of social networking in education... Read More →
avatar for Shelly Terrell

Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an education thought-provoker,  teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She is also the host of American TESOL's Free Friday Webinars and Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. She has co-founded and organized the acclaimed educational projects, Edchat, ELTON nominated ELTChat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the ELTON nominated Virtual... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

6:00pm

BookMentors Open House

Join the BookMentors team to tour the site and chat with peers.


Exhibitors

Thursday August 2, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL www.bookmentors.org

7:00pm

OK2Ask® Google Earth: Take your lessons INTO this world

Free, live online professional development "snack session" from TeachersFirst. Join other teachers in real time discussion and hands-on learning. Read the full description and register now. Session sizes are limited.

 

OK2Ask® is presented by TeachersFirst.com, a free, ad-free service from The Source for Learning

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst (www.teachersfirst.com), a free. ad-free teacher resource web site and service of the non-profit.


Thursday August 2, 2012 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Online

7:00pm

KEYNOTE: Larry Johnson, CEO, the New Media Consortium

Dr. Johnson is an acknowledged expert on emerging technology and its impacts on society and education, and has written five books, seven chapters, and published more than 50 papers and research reports on the topic. He speaks regularly on  the topics of creativity, innovation, and technology trends, and has delivered more than 75 keynote addresses to a long list of distinguished groups and organizations all over the world.  He is the founder of the Horizon Project, which produces the acclaimed series of Horizon Reports that are used by over a million educators in more than 100 countries.   More details about his talk will be added to this description soon.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Larry Johnson

Dr. Larry Johnson

Dr. Larry Johnson is an acknowledged expert on emerging technology and its impacts on society and education, and has written five books, seven chapters, and published more than 50 papers and research reports on the topic. He speaks regularly on the topics of creativity, innovation, and technology trends, and has delivered more than 75 keynote addresses to a long list of distinguished groups and organizations all over the world. He is the... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

12:00am

National Adolescent Literacy Coalition (Start)

The National Adolescent Literacy Coalition maintains a website to encourage the community of those interested in advancing efforts toward literate adolescents. The coalition also holds bi-annual meetings covering topics critical to adolescent literacy. The website continues conversations between meetings focusing on topics heard and upcoming ones as well.

 

This event will be running from August 3 to August 31, 2012. 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 




Friday August 3, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Collaborative Twitter List (Start)

None of us is as smart or good as all of us. Let's create a Twitter list where we can find each other and follow those with common interests. Join us and add your name and information. 

 

This event will be running from August 3 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Friday August 3, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Common Core Conversation Lesson-Athlon: 31 in 31 (Start)

Join the Common Core Conversation! The nationwide Edmodo social media group of more than 1,000 educators is hosting a Lesson-Athon. The goal is to collect 31 lessons in 31 days that integrate the Common Core Standards in various content areas and grade levels. This "swap shop" will help participants to prepare for the era of education this September.

 

The Common Core Conversation meets virtually in Edmodo: http://www.edmodo.com/
Use group code gy48aa. The "Request to Join" link is: http://edmodo.com/join/5b3a7a213253492fbc7245a7b4d1b703
The companion web site has begun its development at http://www.commoncoreconversation.com/

 

 

This event will be running from August 3 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for Common Core Conversation

Common Core Conversation

The Common Core Conversation meets virtually in Edmodo: http://www.edmodo.com/ | Use group code gy48aa. The "Request to Join" link is: http://edmodo.com/join/5b3a7a213253492fbc7245a7b4d1b703 | The companion web site has begun its development at http://www.commoncoreconversation.com/  


Friday August 3, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Connected Learner Manifesto (Start)

A manifesto is a document which sets forth the principles and goals of a group of people based on strong belief. It’s a revolutionary act and should be a powerful and daring statement. Help us bring forth a collaboratively constructed manifesto, representing the collective wisdom of those who add their beliefs. The plan is collaboratively create this manifesto throughout August. Join us.

 

This event will be running from August 3 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Friday August 3, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Resources for Keeping Middle Grades Educators Connected (Start)

The Association for Middle Level Education offers this collection of articles on best practices in online professional learning, social networking, and online communities of practice to help middle grades educators stay connected to their professional learning. This collection is part of the "On Target" series, which includes collections of free resources on topics in middle level education including bullying, teaming, engaging students, advisory, and family involvement, amongst others. @AMLEnews

 

This event will be running from August 3 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Friday August 3, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Show Us Your Network Video Contest (Start)

Powerful Learning Practice has teamed up with the Intel Teachers Engage Community to host a Connected Educator Month "Show Us Your Network" Video contest. It’s easy to enter and we have some fabulous prizes in store including (Professional Development, free e-courses, mini libraries, Kindle Fires and an Intel Inspired Ultrabook ) There will be various categories where you can showcase your video creations, including: How does your (personal learning network) garden grow? A day in the life of a connected educator and What makes you a connected learner? We are also including a special category for district and state leaders. 

 

This event will be running from August 3 to September 30, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Friday August 3, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Connected Educator Month group on P2PU (Start)

This P2PU School of Ed group is a place to experience and explore Connected Educator Month with a community of educators. It will run for the entire month of August.

Whether you are brand new to being a connected educator or whether you are an experienced social media butterfly, this group is for you! This will be:

• a community site where we can all talk about what it means to be a "connected educator" and learn from each other
• a place to extend the conversations from events that are occurring all around the web for Connected Educator month
• a launching pad for more connected activities after August

There are a variety of topics you can explore and participate in at your option. Please feel free to pick and choose and participate in what's useful to you! There is no special order these tasks need to be done in and you can spend as much or as little time here as you like.

Welcome, and we hope you gain new knowledge and friendships in the month we spend together!

 

This event will be running from August 3 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Friday August 3, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Technology Integration in Education Open House: Featured Blog Post, Favorite Websites and Trending News (Start)

Come read some of the featured blog posts, favorite websites and trending news articles happening in educational technology. Join one of our many groups or form one yourself. Be part of a site that is helping to bring everything educational technology together in one common location. Check out our event calendar and find out some of the great events already happening on our site or through other sites.

 

This event will be running from August 3 to August 31, 2012. 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 



Friday August 3, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Friday, August 3
 

6:00am

Your "Best Practice" EduTech Video (Start)

As part of the Connected Educators Month we would like to have fellow educators submit a video(s) about your best practice using Technology in education. Why a video? Many times in the busy world of educators, we tend to skim what is written without truly engaging in the material. A video allows an educator to be more engaged with deeper and richer understanding.

The videos may be submitted by individuals or group and include grades K-12 (ages 5-18) demonstrating Best Practices using Technology in the classroom. Please limit the videos to less than 5 minutes and post the video to YouTube. Please use the following tags with the post: +Connected +Educator +2012 and include grade or age level . Once you have uploaded the video please share the link with us at pwyspianski@hotmail.com with the subject line EduTech Video. In case of email issues, please use garmanr273@aol.com .

Please submit your videos no later than August 26, 2012. After that date we will compile a playlist of the videos to be shared with the education community.
We thank you in advance for your support in this endeavor.

This event runs from August 3 through August 26.



Friday August 3, 2012 6:00am - 6:00am
Online

6:00am

Plants, Drawing & Learning (Start)

The principal illustrator of several botanical works, Linda Ann Vorobik, has made a career of illustrating plants so that others can learn about them. This month, Linda discusses her work and how she teaches people about plants. You are invited to join the conversation.

 

This event will be available from August 3 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 

 

 


Exhibitors
A

ArtPlantae

ArtPlantae is a resource provider whose objective is to encourage an interest in plants, to make botany a more palatable subject, and to accomplish both through the use of drawing as a learning tool. Its aim is to address issues in botanical literacy by connecting artists, naturalists and educators so they can learn from each other and then teach others.


Friday August 3, 2012 6:00am - 11:59pm
Online

6:00am

Tips From Educators (Start)

On The New York Times Learning Network blog, we've put up a post called "For ‘Connected Educator Month,’ Tips From 33 Educators We Admire." We invited educators who have published on our blog to answer two questions about their P.L.N.s, and have published their 100+ tips. We now invite all other educators to post answers to the same two questions. We'll tweet our favorite responses.

 

This event will be available from August 3 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 



Friday August 3, 2012 6:00am - 11:59pm
Online

6:00am

Personal Learning Networks Article and Discussion (Start)

Lisa Perez, library coordinator for Chicago Public Schools, discusses the five reasons why school librarians need a robust personal learning network. Share your thoughts and insights on personal learning networks.

 

This event will be available from August 3 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Friday August 3, 2012 6:00am - 11:59pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL www.ala.org/aasl
  • Event/Activity Contact aasl@ala.org
  • Tags All Audiences, Ongoing

6:00am

21st Century-ize My Classroom! (Start)

Let's collaborate to design a new classroom. Please interact and "21st Century-ize" this classroom by adding text, tags, audio, video and media links directly on the image link below:

http://www.thinglink.com/scene/287968387403874305#tlsite

First hover over the buttons to read what others have said, then add your own ideas by clicking the pencil and adding a tag. Don't forget to leave your twitter address in the tag, so we know who you are!

This event will be available from August 3 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Speakers

Friday August 3, 2012 6:00am - Friday August 31, 2012 11:59pm
Online

10:00am

Intel Teachers Engage Digital Buzz Radio

Intel Teacher's Engage "The Digital Buzz" radio broadcast show will be introducing you to the many events taking place during Connected Educator Month.  Join Naomi Harm as she shares and prepares you for the many exciting events and live interviews for Connected Educators from around the nation. The following week of August 7, 8 and 9th Naomi will be broadcasting live from WI Dells, WI from the "Connected Educator Technology Symposium" event. This event is hosting over 20 school district teams of educators and administrators as they come together regionally to collaborate, network on best practices,  improve their technology skills set with mobile learning technologies, blended learning, and immerse themselves in online collaborative curriculum ideas to stay connected and to prepare for the new school year. The show will go live at this time, and the archived recording (along with past recordings) are available on The Digital Buzz home page.

 


Exhibitors
avatar for Intel Teachers Engage

Intel Teachers Engage

A community for educators dedicated to transforming the K12 classroom.


Friday August 3, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Online

10:00am

Webinar: Project Based Learning

It’s not about ignoring the testing, the core curriculum or the standards. It’s about allowing students to pick an entry point and helping them discover what you want them to learn.

Join Jane Krauss and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach for a free, live webinar about project-based learning.

Spend an hour chatting with Jane Krauss, co-author of the best-selling Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age and Powerful Learning Practice co-founder and CEO Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. During our hour-long chat, we’ll talk about the basics of problem, passion, and project-based learning. You’ll see examples of effective projects, learn to identify what success “looks like” for planning and evaluating student learning, and we’ll talk about implementing PBL into your classroom


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Friday August 3, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Online

11:00am

KEYNOTE: Connie Yowell, Director of Education, the MacArthur Foundation

Connie Yowell will deliver a keynote address discussing the vision of "connected learning." Connie is Director of Education for U.S. Programs at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She also oversees the $85 million program on Digital Media and Learning (DML): an initiative which aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life.


Speakers
avatar for Connie Yowell

Connie Yowell

Connie Yowell is the Director of Education for U.S. Programs for the MacAruthur Foundation. She oversees a $85 million program on Digital Media and Learning, one of the first philanthropic efforts in the country to systematically explore the impact of digital media on young people and implications for the future of learning. Prior to joining the Foundation, Yowell was an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, publishing scholarly... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Blackboard Collaborate

11:30am

Flipped Learning Workshop --Orange County CA

Join emerging and established educators who are flipped their classroom instruction. Register now for a one-day highly-participatory workshop on Flipped Learning. This is not the traditional “sit & get” event, so come ready to dive right into the discussions, help create the agenda, and share your stories.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 7:30pm
Online

12:00pm

NROC's Connected PD First Friday

Connected PD's First Friday host, Claudia L'Amoreaux, will be hosting #connectedpd First Friday live from the AERO conference in Portland, Oregon. Conference speakers include Sir Ken Robinson, and a wide range of educators, youth, and parents involved in learning communities at the leading edge of the education revolution. Tune is using the #connectedpd hashtag to participate.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Friday August 3, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00am
Online

1:00pm

Point/Counterpoint: Issues & Debates In Connected Education (David Thornburg, Alan November)

Legendary ed tech visionaries David Thornburg and Alan November discuss key tensions in online community/network development, e.g.

  • Top down vs. bottom up organizattion
  • Security/privacy vs. opennness/dissemination
  • Breadth of functionality vs. organic growth
  • Immediate needs vs. higher order collaboration
  • Manageability of content vs. diversity of expression
  • Core communal interactions vs. more individual forms of expression
  • Professional vs. personal needs
  • Consensus/harmony vs. conflict/debate
  • New vs. experienced users
  • Birds of a feather vs. diverse users

Speakers
avatar for Alan November

Alan November

Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. While Alan was a computer science teacher in Lexington, Mass, he was probably the first teacher in the world to have a student project on line in 1984, a database for the handicapped. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator... Read More →
avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

David Thornburg is an award-winning futurist, author and consultant whose clients range across the public and private sector across the planet. His razor-sharp focus on the fast-paced world of modern computing and communication media, project-based learning, 21st century skills, and open source software has placed him in constant demand as a keynote speaker and workshop leader for schools, foundations, and governments.  His current work... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

2:00pm

assess4ed Virtual Open House

Join us for a virtual tour so you can learn first hand about the mission ofassess4ed.netAssess4ed.net is a unique online community of practice. It assists states and districts in making the shift to online and computer-based student assessment, including implementing the RTTA program by the 2014-15 school year.  Assess4ed.net supports communication and collaboration between the private and public sectors, and – within states, districts, and schools –emphasizes the important roles for curriculum, assessment and technology staff necessary for implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and their assessment.

 

Assess4ed.net is a unique online community of practice. It assists states and districts in making the shift to online and computer-based student assessment, including implementing the RTTA program by the 2014-15 school year. Assess4ed.net supports communication and collaboration between the private and public sectors, and – within states, districts, and schools –emphasizes the important roles for curriculum, assessment and technology staff necessary for implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and their assessment.

 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Friday August 3, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Online

2:00pm

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Incenting and Recognizing Teachers for Their Investments in Learning (Al Byers, Dan Hickey, Claudette Rasmussen, Ruth Rominger, Eric Sheninger, Tom de Boor [mod])

This is the kick-off event for Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due, one of the main forums for CEM, covering such questions as:

  • What can educators do themselves to get more support and recognition?
  • How should educators’ investment in learning to improve their performance and enrich the profession be supported, incentivized, documented, and recognized?
  • What schools and districts are providing model levels of support, and how can their approaches be better disseminated and applied?
  • What does the future hold for current informal recognition systems like badges?

The kick-off will consist of panel and open discussion moderated by Tom de Boor. Panelists will include Al Byers, Dan Hickey, Claudette Rasmussen, Ruth Rominger, and Eric Sheninger; the forum itself will take place on Proteacher.net.


Speakers
avatar for Al Byers

Al Byers

Al Byers is the Assistant Executive Director of Government Partnerships and e-Learning at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and has been at NSTA since May 2002. Dr. Byers holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in Instructional Technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He serves in a strategic capacity with government agencies, state and local departments of education, university, and education... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Hickey

Daniel Hickey

Daniel Hickey uses design-based research methods and situative theories of cognition to improve instruction.  He focuses on participatory approaches to assessment and motivation, and works in e-learning, videogaming, and new media contexts. In 2011, he is mostly focusing on a comprehensive model called Designing for Participation (DFP).  DFP is a design-based model for directly fostering participation that also leads to enduring... Read More →
avatar for Claudette Rasmussen

Claudette Rasmussen

Claudette Rasmussen is a Senior Consultant in the Education, Human Development and the Workforce division of the American Institutes for Research (AIR). She works with state and district leadership teams within the Great Lakes East Comprehensive Center providing expert consultation in professional learning and continuous improvement. Rasmussen also works with the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality on the role of professional... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Rominger

Ruth Rominger

Ruth Rominger is a designer of learning experiences and currently is tinkering with the design of reusable, open learning objects, distributed learning networks and visual facilitation techniques. Ruth's work history includes corporate and non-profit management positions. She served as Senior Acquisitions Editor and Manager of Editorial Systems at Dryden Press, a major academic publisher of management, organizational behavior and information... Read More →
avatar for Eric Sheninger

Eric Sheninger

Eric is the Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. He is passionate about establishing and fostering learning environments that are student-centered, collaborative, flexible, and prepare all learners to succeed in the 21st Century. As an educational administrator he firmly believes that effective communication, listening, support, shared decision making, and the integration of technology are essential elements... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

3:00pm

Connected Education and The First Six Weeks (Suzie Boss, Lyn Hilt, Jane Krauss, David Rosas, Kate Berten, Andrew Gardner [mod], Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach [mod])

The key “to-dos” to get 2012–2013 off to a great start in the classroom, and how online communities and networks help make it great.

The first 6 weeks of school always marks new beginning, whether you are a new teacher getting bearings and building strategies for classroom management, or whether you're a seasoned teacher looking to expand your reach and exposure to other educators.

This is the kick-off event for The First Six Weeks, one of the main forums for CEM, covering such questions as:

  • What are the key to-dos to get 2012–13 off to a great start in the classroom, and how can educators stay on top of and successfully manage all the competing demands involved?
  • How can teachers use online communities and networks to help with this most critical period of the new school year we’re all planning for?
  • What should communities and networks themselves be doing during this period?
  • How can communities and networks best adapt to changing needs of educators throughout the year?


The kick-off will consist of panel and open discussion moderated by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Andrew Gardner.  Panelists include Suzie Boss, Lyn Hilt, Jane Krauss, David Rosas, and Kate Berten.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Kate Berten

Kate Berten

Kate Berten studies arts and earned a  BFA in Communications Design from Syracuse University. From Syracuse she moved to Seattle to enjoy the outdoors and work in graphic design. As a graphic designer she loved exploring new topics and communicating what she learned to others. Eventually this love of learning led her to get a Masters in Education at the University of Portland. Kate taught 5th and 6th grade and Seattle and more recently has... Read More →
avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

Organizations/Affiliations: Edutopia blogger, Buck Institute for Education, ISTE author
I'm a journalist who writes about the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. Author of Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World and co-author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, I'm inspired by educators who push the boundaries of the traditional classroom. I'm on the National Faculty of the Buck Institute for... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Gardner

Andrew Gardner

Senior Manager BrainPOP Educators, BrainPOP
Andrew Gardner has more than a decade of experience teaching and integrating technology with young children. As Senior Manager of BrainPOP Educators, Andrew is building an online community of over 300,000 teachers, sharing his insight and guiding conversations about best practices, perspectives, and creative technology integration. Prior to BrainPOP, Andrew taught at The School at Columbia University, where he served as technology integrator... Read More →
avatar for Lyn Hilt

Lyn Hilt

Lyn Hilt is an elementary school principal and technology integrator/coach from Pennsylvania. She believes in learner-centered, passion-driven educational experiences, and seeks to model for her students and staff the power of connected learning. Her thoughts on learning can be found on The Principal’s Posts. She also contributes to Powerful Learning Practice's Voices from the Learning Revolution and Connected Principals. Lyn enjoys... Read More →
avatar for Jane Krauss

Jane Krauss

Jane Krauss is a longtime classroom teacher and expert on project-based learning with technology. She is coauthor with Suzie Boss of Reinventing Project-Based Learning and the new book Thinking Through Projects (Corwin, 2013). Jane teachers professional development workshops and courses on PBL and develops curriculum and programs for a variety of clients, most recently the National Center for Women & Information Technology, Corwin, ISTE and... Read More →
avatar for Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

CEO, Powerful Learning Practice
During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, United Kingdom, Israel, Norway, and China to... Read More →
avatar for David Rosas

David Rosas

David is an educator and native New Yorker. Having taught various grades from Kindergarten to 7th grade for 12 years, this year David is embarking on a new endeavor as assistant principal at The Ethical Community Charter School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Infusing culturally relevant teaching and critical race theory into his work with children and teachers stems from his personal experiences as a student in schools, growing up within a... Read More →



Friday August 3, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

5:00pm

The Know New Ideas Community Open House (End)

After the Show and Tell, join the open house and exploer the wonderful reasons to join a professional learning community and use the Open House Chat to start participating in the conversations about education.

This event begins Thursday, August 2 at 2:30 pm ET and runs through 5 pm ET Friday, August 3.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Friday August 3, 2012 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Online

5:00pm

The Sun Never Sets: Connected Education Around The World (Ed Gragert, Lucy Gray, Vicki Davis, Julie Lindsay, Anne Mirtschin, Steve Hargadon [mod])

A panel and open discussion about global connected education trends and how connected educators around the world can help each other improve practice, with panelists Ed Gragert, Lucy Gray, Vicki Davis, Julie Lindsay, and Anne Mirtschin, Steve Hargadon moderating. 


Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a teacher and the IT director atWestwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia. Vicki co-created five award winning international wiki-centric projects, the Flat Classroom®  | Project, the NetGenEd™ Project, which was formerly the Horizon project, the Eracism Project™,  A Week in the Life Elementary Flat Classroom® Project and Digiteen™ with... Read More →
avatar for Ed Gragert

Ed Gragert

Dr. Edwin H. Gragert is Executive Director of iEARN-USA. Since 1988, iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) has pioneered the educational use of innovative communications technology and teacher professional development to facilitate on-line collaborative project-based learning in elementary and secondary schools in 130 other countries worldwide. Approximately two million students are working daily on collaborative projects through... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Gray

Lucy Gray

After spending nearly 20 years in classrooms, Lucy is currently an independent education consultant, working with a variety of institutions on 21st century learning initiatives. Her career began as an elementary teacher in the Chicago Public School system and more recently, she has served in various capacities related to educational technology at the University of Chicago's Laboratory Schools, Urban Education Institute and Center for Elementary... Read More →
avatar for Steve Hargadon

Steve Hargadon

Conference-related Passions: | | Grass-roots Participation | | Appreciative Inquiry | | Open Source Software | | Web 2.0 | | Learning 2.0 | | The Future of Education | | | | I created the Classroom 2.0 social network, am host of the Future of Education interview series, and co-chair the annual Global Education and Library 2.0 worldwide conferences. I pioneered the use of social networking in education... Read More →
avatar for Julie Lindsay

Julie Lindsay

Director, Learning Confluence
"Julie Lindsay | Global collaboration consultant, teacherpreneur, innovator, leader and author. | Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, | Adjunct Lecturer, in the School of Information Studies, Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University. | | Julie has worked as an education and IT leader in six different countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She understands different global contexts and is able to... Read More →
avatar for Anne Mirtschin

Anne Mirtschin

Hi, I am Anne Mirtschin  a teacher at Hawkesdale P12 College, in country western Victoria, Australia. This is a small, rural school of 250 students and approximately 30 staff. The majority of students come to school on a bus and are culturally and geographically isolated. There is no mobile phone service at the school or where I live. I enjoy teaching and innovating with the use of technology and have been fortunate to win awards for... Read More →



Friday August 3, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate

6:00pm

BookMentors Open House

Join the BookMentors team to tour the site and chat with peers.


Exhibitors

Friday August 3, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL www.bookmentors.org
 
Saturday, August 4
 

7:30am

#Satchat

#Satchat is a weekly Twitter chat that brings together current and emerging school leaders to discuss all things education and all things administration. Co-moderators Brad Currie (@bcurrie5) and Scott Rocco (@scottrrocco) host this chat every Saturday morning at 7:30am EST. Topics range from social media in schools to leading during a time of crisis. Feel free to sip and chat. 

 

Event providers: Brad Currie and Scott Rocco

Event location: Twitter, #Satchat

 

This event takes place every Saturday morning from 7:30-8:30 EST.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Saturday August 4, 2012 7:30am - 8:30am
Online

9:00am

Match Up: Collaboration Grid

"Matchmaker matchmaker make me a match!" With so many activities going on at once during Connected Educator Month we thought it made perfect sense to provide a way to find each other for possible collaboration opportunities.

Use this Google Spreadsheet to share your ideas for collaboration. http://tinyurl.com/cx98fqr
Please check the boxes that interest you the most. Then scroll to the far right and look through the projects and find one to piggy back on and add your name as a possible partner. Or use this document to advertise events to your tribe and cross promote each other. Simply take a minute and fill out the document below. Make sure you provide your preferred contact method. You can also fill in your information below if you do not have a project but have interests around which you would like to collaborate. Scroll all the way to the right to describe your project.


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Saturday August 4, 2012 9:00am - 9:30am
Online
 
Sunday, August 5
 

8:00pm

Technology Integration in Education Introductory Chat

Join Technology Integration in Education as we welcome Connected Educators from around the globe as we meet and greet eah other in a chance to talk and share a little about how we are using technology in our daily teaching. Chat live as we kick off a month long celebration of the Connected Educator.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Online

12:00am

Common Core Conversation Open House (Start)
Exhibitors
avatar for Common Core Conversation

Common Core Conversation

The Common Core Conversation meets virtually in Edmodo: http://www.edmodo.com/ | Use group code gy48aa. The "Request to Join" link is: http://edmodo.com/join/5b3a7a213253492fbc7245a7b4d1b703 | The companion web site has begun its development at http://www.commoncoreconversation.com/  



Monday August 6, 2012 12:00am - 12:00am
Online

12:00am

You, Your Network & Your Digital Legacy: Personal Branding for Teachers

Lida Citroën, an internationally regarded branding expert based in Denver, has made a career of helping people and companies create new or enhanced identities. With more than 20 years of experience in creating and implementing standout strategies for public and private companies, Lida is a brand architect who excels at finding and emphasizing the values that operate at the core of every individual.

 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors


Monday August 6, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Comment Contest (Start)

Comment to win!

We want to turn our blog into a place where educators come to connect and share their thoughts.

During the next two weeks, every one who comments on our blog posts will be entered to win an Amazon gift card! If we receive enough comments the first week, we will even hold a drawing both weeks.

 

This event will be running from August 6 to August 16, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 



Monday August 6, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Balanced Literacy Online Workshops (Start)

Join us for a series of online mini-workshops designed to introduce participants to key topics in Balanced Literacy. Created and moderated by veteran teachers, each mini-workshop runs for six days. Participants will be introduced to practical and theoretical aspects of balanced literacy, engage in guided discussions, and work collaboratively to solve real-world problems. Participants will walk away with new skills and actionable insights that they can apply to their own classrooms.

The four courses in the series are:

1. A Balanced Approach to Literacy
2. The Reading Writing Connection
3. Struggling Readers, RTI, and Differentiated Instruction
4. Accountable Talk and Student-Facilitated Discussion Groups

The courses do not need to be taken in sequence and participants are welcome to enroll in just one, several, or all four. Enrollment is limited to 45 participants per session (3 groups of 15.) Sessions will be run throughout August, with workshops running August 5 – 11, August 12 – 18, August 19 – 25, and August 26 to Sept 1st.

The workshops are developed by Elearninginnovation LLC., and are presented in conjunction with Aelearn, TIE and Educrates. 

 

Event location: click here for the event location.

 

This event will be running from August 6 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Monday August 6, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Monday, August 6
 

6:00am

Balanced Literacy Workshops (start)

Through readings, videos, and discussions, participants explore literacy development from kindergarten through 5th grade. Topics include learning theories, current research on reading and writing, and understanding how to create an effective literacy environment through a balanced literacy approach. We also explore the key components of a workshop model, and review a range of formative and summative assessments. Effective lesson planning is explored with a focus on the Common Core Standards.

This event runs from August 6 through August 11. Click here to register; click the Go to the Event/Activity button below to attend.

 



Monday August 6, 2012 6:00am - 6:00am
Online

6:00am

Adobe Educators' Choice Awards (Start)

The Adobe® Educators’ Choice Awards celebrate teaching and learning resources that unleash students’ creativity. This year, excellence will be recognized in three categories—K-12, Higher Education, and a special category for Adobe Creative Suite® 6 related resources. 

 

Start creating and submitting your entries for your chance to win amazing prizes, including laptops, iPads, and Adobe Creative Suite 6 software for you and your classroom. The 2012 contest features distinguished judges who will select the Finalists, and voting by your peers will determine the Winners. The contest begins August 6 and the submission period closes October 5, 2012. Enter now for your chance to be recognized as a leader in education.

 

This event will be running from August 6 to November 16, 2012. 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Monday August 6, 2012 6:00am - 11:59pm
Online

9:00am

Webinar: Peek inside the life of a connected learner

Peek inside the Life of a Connected Learner. Spend an hour chatting with us and find out how to learn like connected learners do – through action research, lesson plan studies, virtual classroom visits, and more. Register for this free, one hour webinar, with three convenient dates and times


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Monday August 6, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Online

11:30am

Intel Teachers Engage Webinar: Engaging On Twitter

Join Engage member and host of Teachers Engage #EngageChat on Twitter Blanca Duarte as she shows you the basics of connecting, collaborating, and engaging on Twitter. This 30 minute session immediately precedes the next installment of #EngageChat, and Blanca will guide you over to Twitter to participate with real-time support in the Webinar room.


Exhibitors
avatar for Intel Teachers Engage

Intel Teachers Engage

A community for educators dedicated to transforming the K12 classroom.


Monday August 6, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Online

12:00pm

Intel Teachers Engage #EngageChat

Join us as we discuss "Who are our Connected Educators?" in the August installment of the Intel Teachers Engage Community #EngageChat monthly Twitter chat. 

Participate using #engagechat, moderated by @blancaedu.


Exhibitors
avatar for Intel Teachers Engage

Intel Teachers Engage

A community for educators dedicated to transforming the K12 classroom.


Monday August 6, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Twitter

6:00pm

BookMentors Open House

Join the BookMentors team to tour the site and chat with peers.


Exhibitors

Monday August 6, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL www.bookmentors.org

7:00pm

Intel Teachers Engage #EngageChat

Join us as we discuss "Who are our Connected Educators?" in the August installment of the Intel Teachers Engage Community #EngageChat monthly Twitter chat. 

Participate using #engagechat, moderated by @blancaedu.

 


Exhibitors
avatar for Intel Teachers Engage

Intel Teachers Engage

A community for educators dedicated to transforming the K12 classroom.



Monday August 6, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Twitter

8:00pm

Book Discussion: Reality is Broken

Are you a gamer? Or do you live with one? Are you interested in the role gaming plays in the lives of our young people? More than 174 million Americans are gamers, and the average young person in the United States will spend ten thousand hours gaming by the age of twenty-one. In her book, Reality is Broken, game designer Jane McGonigal explores this movement towards virtual worlds and finds that games are fulfilling essential human needs. She also discusses how the lessons of game design can help us fix problems in the real world.

This summer, VSTE Executive Director Karen Richardson (aka witchyrichy) will be leading us in a discussion of the book as part of our Second Life professional development and VSTEOnline, our professional learning community. Our first book group meeting will be Monday, July 9, so grab a copy of the book and start reading. You can benefit VSTE by purchasing your book through the Amazon portal on the homepage or checking out the VSTE store: http://astore.amazon.com/v0a4-20. Learn more about Jane McGonigal’s work at http://realityisbroken.org/.

Link to VSTE Island: http://slurl.com/secondlife/VSTE%20Island/125/137/24

 

This event will be running from August 3 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 

 



Monday August 6, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Online

8:00pm

#4thchat

Each Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern, fourth grade teachers from around the United States and the world, hold an ed chat on Twitter to discuss the pre-determined topic of the week. While this is a chat for fourth grade teachers, we encourage anyone interested in our topic to join in the conversation.

This week in honor of Connected Educator Month, we will be discussing how we became connected and the impact our connectedness has had on the students we teach. 

 

Event provider: #4thchat moderators - Jeanne McQueen, Nancy Carroll, Paula Naugle, and Christine Yarzabek

 

Event location: on Twitter using the hashtag #4thchat

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Monday August 6, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Online
 
Tuesday, August 7
 

TBA

Technology Integration in Education Blog Post

I'll be posting a blog entry about our school's experience in implementing a 1 to 1 iPad pilot program in the fourth and fifth grades. 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Tuesday August 7, 2012 TBA
Online

8:00am

Connected Educator's Technology Symposium

Think back to the best professional development experience you ever had. What made
it so effective? In most cases, it was a memorable learning opportunity that was fun,
collaborative and influential. The Innovative Educator Consulting team
has created a unique summer learning event “The Connected
Educator’s Technology Symposium” that is based on the
premise of these three dynamic learning opportunities,
and the integration focus of building a collaborative
culture to learn and lead in the digital age.
The Innovative Educator Consulting team believes that new,
innovative forms of teacher professional development are the
cornerstone to building teacher capacity in the 21st century. To
excite the next generation of students, we are offering educators and
administrators from all sectors a unique opportunity to re-envision your
curriculum in ways that are relevant for today’s learner.

 

WI Dells, WI HS  location: http://www.sdwd.k12.wi.us/highschool/

 

Innovative Educator Consulting: http://naomiharm.org

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Tuesday August 7, 2012 8:00am - 3:00pm
WI Dells High School http://www.sdwd.k12.wi.us/highschool/

9:00am

Social Media and the Job Hunt

Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media sites can help you get a job. Find out how to use them to your advantage to make connections and enhance your career.

Note: this forum runs through September 7.


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 7, 2012 9:00am - 9:00am
Online

9:00am

Intel Teachers Engage Design a Classroom of Tomorrow

This discussion runs through October 1, 2012.

What are some apps that you use that would help  build a 21st Century classroom? What are some Web 2.0 tools or mobile apps that will accomplish this goal?  Review the virtual blueprint of this classroom. Notice the several color-coded leaning areas in their classroom. We need you to first identify the area you want to help  with and then share the tool that you would suggest.  Be sure to share the pros and cons of these tools and how they have helped you in your classroom.

Please share the following with your post:

  1. App or Web 2.0 Tool Name
  2. Which Area of the Classroom This Tool Would Work Best (Please Refer to our Graphic)
  3. Pros/cons
  4. An Example of How the Tool Can Be Used in the Classroom

This discussion runs through October 1, 2012. Anyone can view; if you join the Teachers Engage community and participate in the discussion, you will be entered in a drawing for a Discovery Veho Microscope.


Exhibitors
avatar for Intel Teachers Engage

Intel Teachers Engage

A community for educators dedicated to transforming the K12 classroom.


Tuesday August 7, 2012 9:00am - 9:00am
Online

11:00am

edWeb.net and ETA hand2mind Webinar: Best Math Resources for the CCSS

We’ve addressed some of your questions in earlier sessions this summer and now we want to share your wisdom as well. Join Sara Delano Moore, Ph. D., Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind on August 7th for the last session in our special summer series. We will be exploring the best resources for CCSS: You’ll hear what your colleagues like, see some of Sara’s favorites, and we hope you will share your own best resources for this transition as well. Do you have favorite books? Valuable websites? Learn more about your colleagues’ top choices during the webinar: Illuminations, Math Talk, Guided Math, and more! Share additional resources in the discussion and contribute to our common wisdom. This is our session to inspire you and remind you that we’re all in this together as we head back to school. Join this interactive, one-hour webinar at 11 AM ET on August 7th to explore the very best resources for CCSS!

Click below to register; click here to go to the event.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for edWeb.net

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. For more information, email us at info@edweb.net. | | Visit our website at www.edweb.net


Tuesday August 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Online

1:30pm

Taking Classrooms Global

TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) is a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower classrooms to understand and act collaboratively on the world's greatest challenges. We do this by supporting educators to utilize technology to create transformative learning experiences for their students. Through this work, classrooms everywhere become actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable world.

At TIGed, we believe that future friendly schools prepare students for the world by utilizing technology to engage them as learners and leaders in three key areas: global citizenship; student voice; and environmental stewardship.

Join us for this open house to explore the TIGed's offerings including a global community of educators, free classroom resources, a virtual learning platform, and global programs, and meet other educators interested in collaborating on global projects. TIGed's Program Manager, Kate and TIGed's Program Assistant, Tania will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you might have about TIGed's offerings.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 7, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Online

3:00pm

ASCD Webinar: Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works (with Howard Pitler)

How can you integrate technology into your instruction to maximize student learning and engagement? This session will focus on how to use technology effectively to enhance quality instruction. Based on ASCD's Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, get ideas on how technology can invigorate your lessons and increase student motivation and interaction. And get a preview of what's new in the Second Edition of Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, to be published in the fall of 2012.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 7, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online

3:30pm

Trends in Technology and Education Overview and Discussion Forum Kick-off

Join Knovation Chief Academic Officer Steve Nordmark as he covers the 6 major trends in technology and education. This webinar will introduce all the trends and our discsuion forums within the education community that will cover each trend in detail.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Tuesday August 7, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Online

6:00pm

BookMentors Open House

Join the BookMentors team to tour the site and chat with peers.


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 7, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL www.bookmentors.org

6:30pm

Web Seminar: NSTA Learning Center: Enhance Your Content Knowledge with Science Objects

You’re teaching a subject for the first time, or for the first time in a long time. You need a content refresher now. Where can you find help that’s engaging, high-quality, easy to access—and free? Join us on August 7, starting at 6:30 pm Eastern time to learn about the NSTA Learning Center’s Science Objects.

Science Objects are, self-directed, two-hour interactive inquiry-based content modules available in the NSTA Learning Center that help you better understand the science content you teach. Ninety-one science objects in physical, Earth/space, and life science are available with images, slide shows, and simulations.

This program is designed for educators of grades K-12. All participants will receive a certificate of participation, 100 Activity Points, and a SciPack of their choice (value: $40) for attending and completing the evaluation at the end of the program. 

Click the button to register below; click here to go to the event.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Tuesday August 7, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online

7:00pm

#NCADMIN Chat

 In association with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's declaration of August serving as "Connected Educator" month, our first topic will be "Connected Educators in NC".  The conversation will include how educators in North Carolina are connected, what districts are doing to promote connectivity, and an opportunity to share success stories. This chat, along with the frequent use of the hashtag, will provide an opportunity to connect on educational issues for the administrators, teachers, counselors, students, and parents of North Carolina.

 

Event providers: Craig Smith (@CSmithGoBlue) and Derek McCoy (@mccoyderek)

 

Event location: Twitter, #NCADMIN 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
DM

Derek McCoy

@mccoyderek
CS

Craig Smith

@CSmithGoBlue


Tuesday August 7, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online

7:00pm

Best Online Teaching Practices, Even for the Laboratory Sciences

Dr. Peter Jeschofnig, Director of the Institute for Excellence in Distance Science Education and Linda Jeschofnig, CEO of Hands-On Lab’s Inc. have been engaged in distance education for over 20 years and are the authors of Teaching Lab Science Courses Online. They will review current best practices in online instruction, including topics ranging from course design, student engagement, discussion boards and alternative assessments to academic integrity. They will also discuss how these practices are used in teaching laboratory science courses fully online.

 

 

Technology Integration in Education is a site that does away with the hours of searching the net for the right instructional technology resources for you. TIE is the one stop location for everything related to educational technology. It is the site to go to network with educators and professionals around the world in order to share best practices when it comes to teaching with technology.


BrightTALK is a webinar and video platform that provides free content for our professionals in a range of communities, including education."

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for BrightTALK

BrightTALK

BrightTALK is a webinar and video platform that also hosts thought leadership content for professionals and their communities, which can be viewed for free. You can see more education content and information about BrightTALK here: http://www.brighttalk.com/r/Thj.    


Tuesday August 7, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online

7:00pm

Intel Teachers Engage Webinar: The FUNdamentals of Learning

Teachers Engage members Doug Caldwell, Debbie Perkins, and Julie Szaj will present on websites that help teachers and students get, become, stay engaged. Focusing on middle school-aged resources, they will show tools and have participants brainstorm classroom uses with an emphasis on back to school planning.

 


Exhibitors
avatar for Intel Teachers Engage

Intel Teachers Engage

A community for educators dedicated to transforming the K12 classroom.



Tuesday August 7, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online

7:00pm

MentorMob & Other Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom

Learn to use Mentor Mob to create digital learning playlists to guide learning, then discover ways to integrate this cool tool with other free and useful Web 2.0 tools to design engaging learning experiences for students. See how these tools can work together beautifully as we explore Avatar Adventure and learn more about each tool. 

Featured web 2.0 tools include ThingLink, Wikispaces, Wallwisher and VoiceThread. We will also take a brief look at EduClipper, SlideRocket, Screencast-O-Matic and perhaps a few more 10 Minute Tech Tools. 

Presented by Susan Oxnevad

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Tuesday August 7, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online

7:00pm

The Collective Brain Session 1

The Collective Brain (AKA Things We've Learned from Thousands of STAR Discovery Educators) explores the latest, greatest and most effective resources and strategies shared by teachers of the Discovery Educator Network. You'll leave the session with a ton of new ideas, tools, and resources to start using tomorrow in your classroom. Leverage the power of community and learn effective ways to engage and inspire your students. This is a four-part series. Attend one or attend them all! There will be something new each week.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 7, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online

7:00pm

School Year KickOff: Get off to a great start with TeachersFirst’s

Free, live online professional development "snack session" from TeachersFirst. Join other teachers in real time discussion and hands-on learning. Read the full description and register now. Session sizes are limited.

 

Event provider: OK2Ask® is presented by TeachersFirst.com, a free, ad-free service from The Source for Learning

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors
avatar for TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst (www.teachersfirst.com), a free. ad-free teacher resource web site and service of the non-profit.


Tuesday August 7, 2012 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Online

8:00pm

Interview with Lee Rainie from Pew

Steve Hargadon interviews Lee Rainie from the PEW Foundation on his book, "Networked: The New Social Operating System." Part of the http://www.FutureofEducation.com interview series.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Tuesday August 7, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Online

9:00pm

#digifoot12 cyberbullying

Calling all detectives! Do you want to learn about your Digital Footprint? In family teams OR as individuals (students, parents, teachers, admin...)... consider being a "DigiFoot" Detective this summer! The goal: To offer participants the opportunity to learn about their digital footprint and social media in an inclusive, supported and networked environment.

 

The course wiki page:  http://digifoot12.wikispaces.com/

 

Location/ Blackboard collaborate link:

https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.7FD22F5E0CF4D609FA32DC49318ABE

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Speakers
avatar for Verena Roberts

Verena Roberts

Learning Specialist - Technology, Rocky View Schools
Verena Roberts is a Calgary based Educator. She has facilitated or developed a wide range of open networked learning projects with a focus on online and blended learning and open educational resources (OER). Some of her projects include cMOOCS like #Digifoot12, #ETMOOC and Alberta's #OCLMOOC as well as the #Gamified Project. In the spring of 2015, she was the lead consultant on the Responsive and Flexible Learning project for the Edmonton... Read More →


Tuesday August 7, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Online

9:00pm

#PBLChat

Each Tuesday, not only in August, but year around, we meet via Twitter at 9PM EST to connect with educators and discuss not only project based learning, but any topic that is relevant and suggested via this google doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G4KcKIMVvtQL3TTBGvPZjHI8a6eQyVeTNi9-tOuAKZs/edit

Chat is moderated by @NewTechNetwork viat @TheresaShafer

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 7, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Online
 
Wednesday, August 8
 

8:00am

Connected Educator's Technology Symposium

Think back to the best professional development experience you ever had. What made
it so effective? In most cases, it was a memorable learning opportunity that was fun,
collaborative and influential. The Innovative Educator Consulting team
has created a unique summer learning event “The Connected
Educator’s Technology Symposium” that is based on the
premise of these three dynamic learning opportunities,
and the integration focus of building a collaborative
culture to learn and lead in the digital age.
The Innovative Educator Consulting team believes that new,
innovative forms of teacher professional development are the
cornerstone to building teacher capacity in the 21st century. To
excite the next generation of students, we are offering educators and
administrators from all sectors a unique opportunity to re-envision your
curriculum in ways that are relevant for today’s learner.

 

WI Dells, WI HS  location: http://www.sdwd.k12.wi.us/highschool/

 

Innovative Educator Consulting: http://naomiharm.org

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Wednesday August 8, 2012 8:00am - 3:00pm
WI Dells High School http://www.sdwd.k12.wi.us/highschool/

9:00am

Intel Teachers Engage Online Voyages: The Foundation of Feedback

It's true that facilitators of blended or online classrooms struggle with providing adequate feedback to their participants.  Some post several times a week to be "seen" in the course, while others simply wait and see what discussions are generated by the participants.  We are curious to know what you think is the right fit for online facilitation.  What do you feel is the happy medium for online facilitators? Weekly feedback? Bi-weekly?  Should the facilitator post "landscape" or "summary" posts on a weekly basis? What has been your experience and preference?

This discussion runs through October 5, 2012. Anyone can view; if you join the Teachers Engage community and participate in the discussion, you will be entered in a drawing for an Eyeball 2.0 Webcam.


Exhibitors
avatar for Intel Teachers Engage

Intel Teachers Engage

A community for educators dedicated to transforming the K12 classroom.


Wednesday August 8, 2012 9:00am - 9:00am
Online

9:00am

Innov8:Flip It

Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann are science teachers who have flipped the science classroom at Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park, Colo.

Note: This event runs through September 7.



Wednesday August 8, 2012 9:00am - 9:00am
Online

9:00am

Top 10 Common Core Insider Secrets

Come to Teaching Channel and download 2010 National Teacher of the Year Sarah Wessling's Top 10 Insider Secrets to implementing the Common Core State Standards in your own classroom. 

Note: This event runs through August 31.

 


Exhibitors


Wednesday August 8, 2012 9:00am - 9:00am
Online

10:00am

EdmodoCon 2012

On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, Edmodo educators across the globe will gather online for a one-day professional development extravaganza. Throughout the day, teachers will share, inspire and showcase the creative ways they are using Edmodo and other digital tools in the classroom. It’s a great day to celebrate being a teacher – and an event not to be missed! 

 

A complete schedule of sessions can be found at www.edmodoCon.com.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for Edmodo

Edmodo

Edmodo, the free and secure K-12 social learning network.



Wednesday August 8, 2012 10:00am - 9:00pm
Online

11:00am

DeforestACTION Open House

Offered in partnership between TakingITGlobal and Microsoft Partners in Learning, DeforestACTION is a global movement of youth and schools taking action to stop deforestation and create a permanent habitat for orangutans and other species that depend on forest ecosystems. This global learning project is currently focused on the forests of Indonesia, where widespread illegal deforestation has made the country the world’s third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Since 2010, DeforestACTION has connected over 17,000 youth and students around the world learn more about, and collaborate across borders, to address the pressing issue of deforestation.

Join us for an open house to explore DeforestACTION's various resources and offerings. These resources are designed to incorporate a variety of social media and online technology tools, allowing students to become empowered by taking real action on the planet they will inherit while cultivating 21st century skills like teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Members of the DeforestACTION team will be on-hand, ready to answer any questions you may have! We look forward to meeting you!

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Wednesday August 8, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Online

12:00pm

#CEMchat

Join @MediaCASTstream on Twitter for a lively discussion of ways technology can be used to help educators stay connected. #CEMchat

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Wednesday August 8, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online

1:00pm

edWeb.net Webinar: Learning Characteristics of Students with Autism

Spend time this summer learning from the professional services team at Eden Autism Services about how to work more effectively with student with autism.  Join Eden’s Nina Finkler on August 1st for our second summer live chat.  This session will explore the unique learning characteristics of students with autism and suggest practical strategies for overcoming these difficulties. There will be ample time for discussion and troubleshooting during the chat. Join Nina on the 1st for a collaborative, one-hour live chat on the unique learning characteristics of students with autism.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for edWeb.net

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. For more information, email us at info@edweb.net. | | Visit our website at www.edweb.net



Wednesday August 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online

2:00pm

NWP Digital Is Open House

Digital is how we write, share, collaborate, publish, and participate today and into the future. What does that mean for the teaching of writing? The National Writing Project's Digital Is website is a forum for exploring that question.

Join this open house, hosted by Paul Oh (Paul Oh, poh@nwp.org, @poh)

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 




Wednesday August 8, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

2:00pm

Reforming Ed Reform Panel

Steve Hargadon moderates a panel with Alfie Kohn, Gary Stager, Stephen Downes, and Howard Gardner around thought leadership on education change.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Wednesday August 8, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

3:00pm

Taking Classrooms Global

TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) is a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower classrooms to understand and act collaboratively on the world's greatest challenges. We do this by supporting educators to utilize technology to create transformative learning experiences for their students. Through this work, classrooms everywhere become actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable world.

At TIGed, we believe that future friendly schools prepare students for the world by utilizing technology to engage them as learners and leaders in three key areas: global citizenship; student voice; and environmental stewardship.

Join us for this open house to explore the TIGed's offerings including a global community of educators, free classroom resources, a virtual learning platform, and global programs, and meet other educators interested in collaborating on global projects. TIGed's Program Manager, Kate and TIGed's Program Assistant, Tania will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you might have about TIGed's offerings.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Wednesday August 8, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online

3:00pm

District & State Leader CEM Webinar

This CEM webinar focuses on why school districts should integrate Connected Educators information and call for action into their back-to-school professional development and ongoing PD. How might your district or school measure growth in the number of connected educators? COSN has prepared a toolkit for leaders with information and sample slides and surveys. http://connectededucators.org/cem/cem-getting-started/

This webinar is presented to state and district leaders by the following Connected Educators Partner organizations:

Read more about each organization at http://connectededucators.org/about/partners/

 


Wednesday August 8, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
WebEx WebEx

4:00pm

Teaching (Start Off Right)

You’ve worked hard completing your coursework and student teaching. Now you have your own classroom and must inspire your own students! If you are wondering what you should do on the first day to set the right tone for your classroom, join us for this one-hour interactive webinar. Patrick Ledesma, a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) and director of educator engagement at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and Allyn Anderson-Sodowsky, an NBCT 6th-grade teacher, will discuss the key elements that should be in place before you welcome your first student. Bring your questions about creating a positive climate in your classroom!

Click the Go to the Event/Activity button below to register; click here to attend.


Exhibitors

Wednesday August 8, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online

4:00pm

Teq Webinar: The Amazing Google Earth, Part 3

Back with the 3rd Part to our Google Earth sessions, Matthew will take us through some of the more advanced features of Google Earth. Hold on tight because it’s going to be "out of this world."

Register today and you’ll receive an email with a link to the webinar on the day of the broadcast. See you online!

http://www.teq.com/webinar

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Wednesday August 8, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online

6:00pm

BookMentors Open House

Join the BookMentors team to tour the site and chat with peers.


Exhibitors

Wednesday August 8, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL www.bookmentors.org

9:00pm

Games TweetChat

Each week during the Games Based Learning MOOC, there is a one hour TweetChat on the weekly topic.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 

 




Wednesday August 8, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Online
 
Thursday, August 9
 

8:00am

Connected Educator's Technology Symposium

Think back to the best professional development experience you ever had. What made
it so effective? In most cases, it was a memorable learning opportunity that was fun,
collaborative and influential. The Innovative Educator Consulting team
has created a unique summer learning event “The Connected
Educator’s Technology Symposium” that is based on the
premise of these three dynamic learning opportunities,
and the integration focus of building a collaborative
culture to learn and lead in the digital age.
The Innovative Educator Consulting team believes that new,
innovative forms of teacher professional development are the
cornerstone to building teacher capacity in the 21st century. To
excite the next generation of students, we are offering educators and
administrators from all sectors a unique opportunity to re-envision your
curriculum in ways that are relevant for today’s learner.

 

WI Dells, WI HS  location: http://www.sdwd.k12.wi.us/highschool/

 

Innovative Educator Consulting: http://naomiharm.org

 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Thursday August 9, 2012 8:00am - 3:00pm
WI Dells High School http://www.sdwd.k12.wi.us/highschool/

8:30am

Flipped Learning Workshop -- White Plains, NY

Join emerging and established educators who are flipped their classroom instruction. Register now for a one-day highly-participatory workshop on Flipped Learning. This is not the traditional “sit & get” event, so come ready to dive right into the discussions, help create the agenda, and share your stories.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Thursday August 9, 2012 8:30am - 4:00pm
Online

9:00am

Legal Talk: Social Networking

Social networking sites have completely changed the way millions of people communicate. This change contributes to the blurring of the line between in and out of school.

Note: this event runs through September 9.


Exhibitors

Thursday August 9, 2012 9:00am - 9:00am
Online

10:00am

edcamp Common Core

This unconference’s theme is the Common Core. You will gain insights by hearing answers to these and any other questions you may have:

1. What are districts doing to implement the Common Core?
2. What am I expected to know about the Common Core Standards for the grade level(s) and content area I teach to prepare my students for the 2014?
3. What am I expected to know as a classroom teacher?
4. Just how different are the Common Core from previous state standards?
5. What kinds of professional development are available to assist with implementing the Common Core?

Click below to register; click here to attend.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Thursday August 9, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
https://sites.google.com/site/edcampcommoncore/home

11:00am

Taking Classrooms Global

TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) is a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower classrooms to understand and act collaboratively on the world's greatest challenges. We do this by supporting educators to utilize technology to create transformative learning experiences for their students. Through this work, classrooms everywhere become actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable world.

At TIGed, we believe that future friendly schools prepare students for the world by utilizing technology to engage them as learners and leaders in three key areas: global citizenship; student voice; and environmental stewardship.

Join us for this open house to explore the TIGed's offerings including a global community of educators, free classroom resources, a virtual learning platform, and global programs, and meet other educators interested in collaborating on global projects. TIGed's Program Manager, Kate and TIGed's Program Assistant, Tania will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you might have about TIGed's offerings.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Thursday August 9, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Online

12:00pm

Connected Learning Webinar: Connie Yowell

Connie Yowell is the Director of Education for U.S. Programs at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She also oversees the $85 million program on Digital Media and Learning (DML): an initiative which aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life.

During this webinar, Connie will explain the vision of "connected learning," as well as her personal story of how she became involved in the MacArthur Foundation's DML initiative.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for Digital Media and Learning Research Hub

Digital Media and Learning Research Hub

Located at the systemwide University of California Humanities Research Institute and hosted at UC Irvine, the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub is dedicated to analyzing and interpreting the impact of the Internet and digital media on young people’s learning and its potential for transforming education. | | All of the DML Research Hub’s activities – which include two interdisciplinary research networks, a... Read More →



Thursday August 9, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online

1:00pm

Personalize Learning Blog Series: Session 1

Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization chart: learn about the research on what personalization is and the differences between differentiation and individualization. We found very little information on the differences and that we needed to clarify the differences. This chart is used as a tool for stakeholders to discuss the differences between these terms and to provide a clearer picture about the terms as they develop a shared vision to personalize learning.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Thursday August 9, 2012 1:00pm - 12:00am
Online

2:00pm

Organize Your School's Content with a Wiki

A wiki is the first step on the road to making your school a thriving technology center. Learn to keep all of your documentation in your wiki, and you'll be off to a great start!

Click below to register.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Thursday August 9, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

4:00pm

edWeb.net and AT&T Webinar: How Schools Are Using iPads to Increase Learning

Want to make your classroom more individualized, efficient, and fun? In our community’s next webinar, David Vinca, Founder of eSpark Learning, and his colleague Colleen Loftus, will show you how three schools revitalized learning with successful iPad implementations. They’ll begin with Mineola SD in New York, and discuss the value of letting students take home devices. David and Colleen will share how iPads can be used to increase hands-on, individualized learning and raise achievement levels on assessments, just like this New York school district did. Next, they will explore the unique ways that iPads can improve opportunities for Special Education populations. We’ll see how the KIPP charter school network in Chicago used iPads to improve learning outcomes of their special education students. Their final case study will show how the Utica School Dis trict re-imagined kindergarten. Hear all about this innovative program, including the efficient way the iPad hardware was deployed in this Michigan district. Join David and Colleen on August 9th for ideas on how to use iPads to invigorate your classrooms.

Click below to register; click here to go to the event.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for edWeb.net

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. For more information, email us at info@edweb.net. | | Visit our website at www.edweb.net



Thursday August 9, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online

5:30pm

UnPlug'd 2012 (Start)

The 2012 UnPlug’d Summit brings together Canadian and International education change agents to share peer-reviewed success stories; to deepen relationships among participants; to publish the collective vision of the group in a book of 'Letters from Teachers'. Grassroots educators will meet in downtown Toronto, travel by train to South River Ontario, and wind their way to Northern Edge Algonquin where they will share personal stories and engage in unique learning experiences throughout the weekend.

Register below and click here to participate.

This event will be running from August 9 to August 12, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Speakers
BH

Ben Hazzard

@benhazzard
RL

Rodd Lucier

@thecleversheep
KP

Kelly Power

@kellypower

Exhibitors


Thursday August 9, 2012 5:30pm - 11:59pm
Online

6:00pm

BookMentors Open House

Join the BookMentors team to tour the site and chat with peers.


Exhibitors

Thursday August 9, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL www.bookmentors.org

7:00pm

#plpnetwork Connected Learning Twitter Chat

#PLPNetwork Twitter Chat- Our recent PLP Network Twitter chat experience was such a rockin’ success that Connected Educator Month seemed like the perfect time to launch Phase 2 of #plpnetwork.You’re invited to join us on your favorite Twitter management tool for a live stream of connected learning tweets. (We even have a how-to guidebook for beginners http://plpnetwork.com/get-email-updates/.) The topic for our August chat is no surprise: The “How” of Connected Learning. With everything that’s out there, how do you get started? What steps do you take to become connected? Of course, we have prizes galore for participating! Watch for sign-up information, including eligibility for prizes. http://plpnetwork.com/blog/

 

Event location: http://twitter.com

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com



Thursday August 9, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online

7:00pm

Light up Literacy: PreK-3 Reading/Language Arts Ideas

Free, live online professional development "snack session" from TeachersFirst. Join other teachers in real time discussion and hands-on learning. Read the full description and register now. Session sizes are limited.

Event provider: OK2Ask® is presented by TeachersFirst.com, a free, ad-free service from The Source for Learning

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors
avatar for TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst (www.teachersfirst.com), a free. ad-free teacher resource web site and service of the non-profit.


Thursday August 9, 2012 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Online

12:00am

More Effective & More Productive

Join Knovation as we show how teaching with digital enables teachers to be more effective and more productive - addressing top concerns expressed by teachers in national research conducted by our team. 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors


Friday August 10, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

The Connected Educator - Book Giveaway (End)

Solution Tree wants to support you, the connected educator!

For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has collaborated with K–12 schools around the world to raise student achievement and improve staff performance. Offering a comprehensive range of educational resources, strategies, and tools for teachers and administrators, Solution Tree is recognized as the premier partner for inspired professional development.

Throughout the month of August, Solution Tree is giving away books that will support connected educators. Sign up for your chance to win today!

 

This event will be running from August 1 to August 10, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors

Friday August 10, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Friday, August 10
 

7:00am

Webinar: Peek inside the life of a connected learner

Peek inside the Life of a Connected Learner. Spend an hour chatting with us and find out how to learn like connected learners do – through action research, lesson plan studies, virtual classroom visits, and more. Register for this free, one hour webinar, with three convenient dates and times


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Friday August 10, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Online

8:30am

Flipped Learning Workshop -- Buffalo, NY

Join emerging and established educators who are flipped their classroom instruction. Register now for a one-day highly-participatory workshop on Flipped Learning. This is not the traditional “sit & get” event, so come ready to dive right into the discussions, help create the agenda, and share your stories.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Friday August 10, 2012 8:30am - 4:00pm
Online

12:00pm

Connected PD - Innovating Open Professional Development

The NROC Network's Connected PD project aims to incubate a new model we are calling Open PD.

Open PD embraces a variety of channels for anytime/anywhere participation.
Open PD gives educators the support to design and drive their own PD.
Open PD supports educators in scaffolding and mentoring each other via webinars and tool jams.
Open PD facilitates curation, sharing and social authoring of OER amongst educators.

Join Ruth Rominger, NROC's Director of R&D, and Claudia L'Amoreaux, Curator of NROC's Connected PD project, for a tour of the Connected PD Participatory Learning Ecosystem (PLE) and discover how you and your colleagues can participate in bringing forward a new model of Open PD.


Exhibitors


Friday August 10, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online

6:00pm

BookMentors Open House

Join the BookMentors team to tour the site and chat with peers.


Exhibitors

Friday August 10, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL www.bookmentors.org

12:00am

Who Owns the Learning? - Book Giveaway (Start)

Solution Tree wants to support you, the connected educator!

For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has collaborated with K–12 schools around the world to raise student achievement and improve staff performance. Offering a comprehensive range of educational resources, strategies, and tools for teachers and administrators, Solution Tree is recognized as the premier partner for inspired professional development.

Throughout the month of August, Solution Tree is giving away books that will support connected educators. Sign up for your chance to win today!

 

This event will be running from August 11 to August 17, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors


Saturday August 11, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Teq Calendar Registration (End)

Sign up for next year’s Teq calendar (2012-2013) – with a year’s worth of teachable moments!

 

This event will be available from July 26 to August 11, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Saturday August 11, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Saturday, August 11
 

7:30am

#Satchat

#Satchat is a weekly Twitter chat that brings together current and emerging school leaders to discuss all things education and all things administration. Co-moderators Brad Currie (@bcurrie5) and Scott Rocco (@scottrrocco) host this chat every Saturday morning at 7:30am EST. Topics range from social media in schools to leading during a time of crisis. Feel free to sip and chat. 

 

Event providers: Brad Currie and Scott Rocco

Event location: Twitter, #Satchat

 

This event takes place every Saturday morning from 7:30-8:30 EST.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Saturday August 11, 2012 7:30am - 8:30am
Online

11:30pm

Balanced Literacy Workshops (End)

Through readings, videos, and discussions, participants explore literacy development from kindergarten through 5th grade. Topics include learning theories, current research on reading and writing, and understanding how to create an effective literacy environment through a balanced literacy approach. We also explore the key components of a workshop model, and review a range of formative and summative assessments. Effective lesson planning is explored with a focus on the Common Core Standards.

This event runs from August 6 through August 11. Click here to register; click the Go to the Event/Activity button below to attend.

 




Saturday August 11, 2012 11:30pm - 11:30pm
Online

12:00am

UnPlug'd 2012 (End)

The 2012 UnPlug’d Summit brings together Canadian and International education change agents to share peer-reviewed success stories; to deepen relationships among participants; to publish the collective vision of the group in a book of 'Letters from Teachers'. Grassroots educators will meet in downtown Toronto, travel by train to South River Ontario, and wind their way to Northern Edge Algonquin where they will share personal stories and engage in unique learning experiences throughout the weekend.

 

This event will be running from August 9 to August 12, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Speakers
BH

Ben Hazzard

@benhazzard
RL

Rodd Lucier

@thecleversheep
KP

Kelly Power

@kellypower

Exhibitors


Sunday August 12, 2012 12:00am - 5:00pm
Online
Sunday, August 12
 

12:00am

Game Based Learning

Join Dr. Kari Stubbs, Director of 21st Century Learning at BrainPOP, as she explores the nuances and benefits of game based learning, including the unique resources available from BrainPOP's GameUP.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors

Monday August 13, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Monday, August 13
 

5:00am

Connecting for Change - Collaborative Prezi (Start)

Change is needed in education to really meet the needs of students living in a connected world. Let's dream it together! Add your thoughts on what needs to change in education, what it could be and how we could create it.

 

Here is the link to the help video for our activity http://www.screencast.com/t/hVCcfylvm0

 

This event will be running from August 13 to August 26, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Monday August 13, 2012 5:00am - 11:59pm
Online

9:00am

Class List ≠ Friend List

Students use Facebook and other electronic communication as a primary means of sharing information. Should teachers use these methods to reach their students?

Note: This event runs through September 13.


Exhibitors

Monday August 13, 2012 9:00am - 9:00am
Online

9:00am

PLP Guided Tour and Chat

Chat with Powerful Learning Practice members (PLPeeps) as you tour the site and learn more about the Connected Learner Experience. 

This event is ongoing; PLPeeps will be availabe to chat during this time, but you can tour the site at your cnovenience throughout the month. Look for icons to bring up bonus video, audio, photos, or websites!


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Monday August 13, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm
Online

2:00pm

PLP Guided Tour and Chat

Chat with Powerful Learning Practice members (PLPeeps) as you tour the site and learn more about the Connected Learner Experience. 

This event is ongoing; PLPeeps will be availabe to chat during this time, but you can tour the site at your cnovenience throughout the month. Look for icons to bring up bonus video, audio, photos, or websites!


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Monday August 13, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Online

3:00pm

Personalizing Learning through Student Response

What if every student in the class could could comment at the same time? What if that data was orderly, organized and useful? Learner Response Systems can be used to give each student a voice, create formative assessments and keep students on track. In this webinar, we’ll highlight a few ways you can use technology to take the pulse of your classroom and showcase strategies for creating questions based around Higher Order Thinking skills to make your "clickers" or apps great formative assessment devices. We’ll cover ways to access and share the data that’s gathered by using student response systems and how this type of technology can make analysis easier for teachers. We’ll also highlight how the self-paced options in ActivExpressions and ActivEngage can personalize learning for students. 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Monday August 13, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online

4:00pm

Flipping Your Classroom with SoftChalk: Lessons Learned from Early Adopters

Learn from the presenters why they decided to change the model for teaching by moving the "studying" to the live (or virtual) classroom and the "lecture/learning" to "homework," and how SoftChalk has helped. They will focus on the following topics:

-Needs for Flipping the Classroom (F2F, Online and Hybrid)
-The sample lessons Before and After: (PowerPoint Presentation vs. SoftChalk Lesson Modules)
-Students' Voices (what are students saying)
-Strategies learned (roadmap for novice online instructors)

Presenters: Jodi Brown, Ph. D., Dept. Social Work; Wendy Ashley, Psy.D. and LCSW, Dept. of Social Work; Li Wang, Ph. D., Faculty Technology Center

Click here to register; click the Go to the Event/Activity button below to join the event.


Exhibitors
avatar for SoftChalk

SoftChalk

SoftChalk’s Innovators in Online Learning webinar series highlights educators who are using SoftChalk in innovative ways each month. Register for our upcoming webinars or view the archived sessions here: http://softchalk.com/learn-more/webinars/innovators


Monday August 13, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online

7:00pm

The Collective Brain Session 2

The Collective Brain (AKA Things We've Learned from Thousands of STAR Discovery Educators) explores the latest, greatest and most effective resources and strategies shared by teachers of the Discovery Educator Network. You'll leave the session with a ton of new ideas, tools, and resources to start using tomorrow in your classroom. Leverage the power of community and learn effective ways to engage and inspire your students. This is a four-part series. Attend one or attend them all! There will be something new each week.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Monday August 13, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
 
Tuesday, August 14
 

9:00am

Innov8: Twitter + History = TwHistory

TwHistory answers the question, “What would have happened if people had Twitter 100 or 1,000 years ago?” Twitter is the microblogging site that allows you to post short updates that answer the question “What are you doing right now?” TwHistory allows you to set up a virtual historical reenactment. Instead of dressing up in costumes and recreating historical events, you can do it virtually. An example of a TwHistory reenactment might be the sinking of the Titanic or the Battle of Gettysburg. 

Note: This event runs through September 14.



Tuesday August 14, 2012 9:00am - 9:00am
Online

12:00pm

Webinar: Peek inside the life of a connected learner

Peek inside the Life of a Connected Learner. Spend an hour chatting with us and find out how to learn like connected learners do – through action research, lesson plan studies, virtual classroom visits, and more. Register for this free, one hour webinar, with three convenient dates and times


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Tuesday August 14, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online

1:00pm

Connected Learning Webinar: Elyse Eidman-Aadahl

Elyse is the director of National Programs and Site Development at the National Writing Project (NWP), professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Education, and the principal investigator of the NWP’s Digital Is grant from the MacArthur Foundation’s DML Initiative.

During the webinar, Elyse will leverage her expertise in digital literacy and networked professional communities of practice to make the case about how the NWP's work – both inside and outside of schools – is about learning in connected ways.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for Digital Media and Learning Research Hub

Digital Media and Learning Research Hub

Located at the systemwide University of California Humanities Research Institute and hosted at UC Irvine, the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub is dedicated to analyzing and interpreting the impact of the Internet and digital media on young people’s learning and its potential for transforming education. | | All of the DML Research Hub’s activities – which include two interdisciplinary research networks, a... Read More →



Tuesday August 14, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online

1:00pm

Welcome to the iCollaboratory

The iCollaboratory (http://www.icollaboratory.org) provides K-12 educators timely professional development, project consulting, training, technical advice, and Web-based resources and services to practice 21st century learning. It provides students 21st century tools for data collection, research, collaboration, sharing and publishing.
Online worship participants receive free iCollaboratory accounts and learn hands-on how to have students participate in one of the many free sponsored projects. Each participant or participant-group will select a project to explore and participate in as students. Toward the end of the session, each group will report back about what they have learned. They will then learn how to create an online, shared project our Moodle that includes 21st century tools from our private and secure Google Apps Domain for Education. The workshop will culminate with a discussion about using online tools for education.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Speakers
Exhibitors


Tuesday August 14, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

1:30pm

Taking Classrooms Global

TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) is a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower classrooms to understand and act collaboratively on the world's greatest challenges. We do this by supporting educators to utilize technology to create transformative learning experiences for their students. Through this work, classrooms everywhere become actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable world.

At TIGed, we believe that future friendly schools prepare students for the world by utilizing technology to engage them as learners and leaders in three key areas: global citizenship; student voice; and environmental stewardship.

Join us for this open house to explore the TIGed's offerings including a global community of educators, free classroom resources, a virtual learning platform, and global programs, and meet other educators interested in collaborating on global projects. TIGed's Program Manager, Kate and TIGed's Program Assistant, Tania will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you might have about TIGed's offerings.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 14, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL http://tiged.org
  • Event/Activity Contact education@takingitglobal.org

2:00pm

#globallit chat with Primary Source

Join Primary Source Librarian Jennifer Hanson for a live one-hour Twitter chat. She'll share new and exciting globally-themed books appropriate for K-12 classrooms. Educators will be encouraged to share their own ideas and network with others from around the world. Find a classroom interested in reading and discussing a great global book! Ask the Primary Source Librarian for specific recommendations for your students!

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Tuesday August 14, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

2:00pm

Research-based Technology Implementation: Project RED Webinar

Project RED supports districts nationwide with opportunities to learn how to successfully integrate technology into school districts. Join us in a free on-hour webinar to learn more about the resources and opportunities available to your district through the Project RED Community. Learn about models for success-- wherever your district is on the road to 1:1 technology. Find out about the Project RED Design™, a guide for successful technology implementation based on Project RED’s research with 1,000 schools.

 

Event location: http://www.projectred.org/latest-events.html

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 14, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

3:00pm

ASCD Webinar: Ask Dr Judy -- How can resisting immediate gratification and long-term goal development be developed in students?

Ability to delay gratification has been correlated with students’ academic performance in secondary school and found to be greater predictor of academic performance than I.Q. This webinar with neurologist/educator Judy Willis will describe ways educators can incorporate, into existing units of instruction, guided opportunities to strengthen the neural networks that resist immediate gratification and promote goal-directed habits in students in all grade levels.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 14, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online

3:00pm

Blended Learning: What Is It and How Is It Changing Our Schools?

Blended Learning has created a huge buzz but do we really know what it is, how to implement it effectively and how to prepare teachers to teach and assess learning in a blended environment? EdTech Leaders Online at Education Development Center will celebrate Connected Educators Month with an open discussion about how Blended Learning creates connected educators and students. 

 

Event provider: EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) at Education Development Center (EDC) 



Tuesday August 14, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online

7:00pm

Energizing Math: ideas, resources, and collaboration for K-8 math teachers

Free, live online professional development "snack session" from TeachersFirst. Join other teachers in real time discussion and hands-on learning. Read the full description and register now. Session sizes are limited.

Event provider: OK2Ask® is presented by TeachersFirst.com, a free, ad-free service from The Source for Learning

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors
avatar for TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst (www.teachersfirst.com), a free. ad-free teacher resource web site and service of the non-profit.


Tuesday August 14, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online

8:00pm

Intel® Teach Elements: A Series of 21st Century Short Courses

Join Julia Fischer for an overview of all the Intel Teach Elements courses. The overview will include a highlight of each Elements course, strategies for getting the most out of each course, the process for requesting facilitation materials, and how to get support for Elements in the Teachers Engage Community. Webinar room will open 15 minutes before presentation, presentation is one hour.

To see a list of all Teachers Engage webinars, click here.


Exhibitors
avatar for Intel Teachers Engage

Intel Teachers Engage

A community for educators dedicated to transforming the K12 classroom.


Tuesday August 14, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Online

9:00pm

#PBLChat

Each Tuesday, not only in August, but year around, we meet via Twitter at 9PM EST to connect with educators and discuss not only project based learning, but any topic that is relevant and suggested via this google doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G4KcKIMVvtQL3TTBGvPZjHI8a6eQyVeTNi9-tOuAKZs/edit

Chat is moderated by @NewTechNetwork viat @TheresaShafer

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 14, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL www.newtechnetwork.org
  • Event/Activity Contact tshafer@newtechnetwork.org

12:00am

#BBugs (Start)

Many new teachers have difficulties with classroom management and behaviour issues in class. We can help you solve some of those issues! Join us for our Twitter chat! All Tweets to include #BBugs

 

Event providers: @keelygriffiths and @patmsmiley 

Event location: Twitter, #BBugs

 

This event will be available from August 15 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Speakers
avatar for Keely Griffiths

Keely Griffiths

Twitter, @keelygriffiths 
avatar for Pat Smiley

Pat Smiley

Twitter, @patmsmiley 


Wednesday August 15, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Academic Partnerships Faculty Commons (End)

Stop by the Academic Partnerships first virtual open house to showcase the new community of practice and chat live with our Academic Services Staff. Watch for webinars, discussions and door prizes.

 

This event will be running from August 1 to August 15, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Speakers
RB

Robin Bartoletti

Address: Academic Partnerships 2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 3800 Dallas, TX 75201

Exhibitors


Wednesday August 15, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Wednesday, August 15
 

5:00am

Join the National High School Center Online During Connected Educator Month (Start)

In the upcoming weeks, the National High School Center will post several blogs that examine Connected Educator Month (CEM) issues as they relate to our free, online communities of practice (CoPs) – Early Warning Systems, College and Career Readiness, and High School Tiered Interventions (http://community.betterhighschools.org/). We invite you to submit your questions and comments to the CoPs before, during and after the blogs go live, and share your challenges and strategies for dealing with these issues with others in the communities. Read our introductory post here: http://blog.betterhighschools.org/join-the-national-high-school-center-online-during-connected-educator-month

 

Event provider: National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research

 

This event will be running from August 15 to August 31, 2012. 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Wednesday August 15, 2012 5:00am - 11:59pm
Online

8:30am

4th Annual Propel Schools Technology Fair

While the Propel Schools Technology Fair serves as an in-house day of professional development, it has become so much more over the past few years providing a free educational technology conference for educators in southwestern Pennsylvania. With sessions highlighting major content providers including Study Island, Brain POP, Discovery Education, and SMART Notebook, the conference provides an option for all K-12 educators. This year special sessions will highlight Internet Safety and using social media as an educator.

 

At 2:15 EST as part of CEM and the Propel Tech Fair, a webex audio conference will take place.

 

[Note - this is a Face to Face event]

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Wednesday August 15, 2012 8:30am - 3:30pm
Online

9:00am

Intel Teachers Engage STEM Snacks

Join the Intel Teachers Engage community for the August entry in its monthly STEM Snacks discussion. This month's discussion involves generating student interest and activity using powerful imagery. Note: guests can view this discussion but you must sign up for a free Teachers Engage community membership to participate in the discussion.


Exhibitors
avatar for Intel Teachers Engage

Intel Teachers Engage

A community for educators dedicated to transforming the K12 classroom.


Wednesday August 15, 2012 9:00am - 9:00am
Online

11:00am

DeforestACTION Open House

Offered in partnership between TakingITGlobal and Microsoft Partners in Learning, DeforestACTION is a global movement of youth and schools taking action to stop deforestation and create a permanent habitat for orangutans and other species that depend on forest ecosystems. This global learning project is currently focused on the forests of Indonesia, where widespread illegal deforestation has made the country the world’s third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Since 2010, DeforestACTION has connected over 17,000 youth and students around the world learn more about, and collaborate across borders, to address the pressing issue of deforestation.

Join us for an open house to explore DeforestACTION's various resources and offerings. These resources are designed to incorporate a variety of social media and online technology tools, allowing students to become empowered by taking real action on the planet they will inherit while cultivating 21st century skills like teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Members of the DeforestACTION team will be on-hand, ready to answer any questions you may have! We look forward to meeting you!

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Wednesday August 15, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Online

12:00pm

#IOLchat

The Inside Online Learning Chat (#IOLchat) is a weekly opportunity for you to connect with other online educators, share your experiences, and learn from others as well. Topics range from trends in online education to new digital tools. Our blogger Melissa Venable moderates each chat and posts resources in advance to help you get ready. Join us on Twitter, Wednesdays at 12pET!

  • August 15th – Creating the Perfect Blend, Blended and hybrid learning
  • August 22nd – Attracting Online Learners, New programs and formats
  • August 29th – End-of-Summer Brag Bag, Share your accomplishments!

Speakers
MA

Melissa A. Venable, PhD

Education Writer/Blogger https://twitter.com/melissa_venable

Exhibitors

Wednesday August 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Twitter

1:00pm

edWeb.net Webinar: Social Characteristics of Students with Autism

Spend time this summer learning from the professional services team at Eden Autism Services about how to work more effectively with student with autism. Join Eden’s Nina Finkler on August 8th for our third summer live chat.  Synonymous with the diagnosis of autism are social difficulties. We’ll learn how to identify unique social characteristics and behaviors of students with autism as well as how to teach them social skills. We’ll also share social skills resources. There will be ample time for discussion and troubleshooting during the chat. Join Nina on the 8th for a collaborative, one-hour live chat on the unique social characteristics of students with autism.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for edWeb.net

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. For more information, email us at info@edweb.net. | | Visit our website at www.edweb.net


Wednesday August 15, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online

1:00pm

Teq Torah

Before the start of the new school year, see some examples of the Torah you can give your students with a SMART Board. Preview the Teq Chumash series of SMART Notebook files including Taamei HaMikrah, Dikduk, Shorashim -- beautiful, vivid, moveable. See how to make finding the root of a Hebrew verb exciting and self-checking with simple Notebook tools. Prepare your students for class with the new Teq Chumash Vocabulary app and the home Dikduk practice exercises.

Click the button below to register; click here for the event location.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Wednesday August 15, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online

1:00pm

Welcome to the iCollaboratory

The iCollaboratory (http://www.icollaboratory.org) provides K-12 educators timely professional development, project consulting, training, technical advice, and Web-based resources and services to practice 21st century learning. It provides students 21st century tools for data collection, research, collaboration, sharing and publishing.
Online worship participants receive free iCollaboratory accounts and learn hands-on how to have students participate in one of the many free sponsored projects. Each participant or participant-group will select a project to explore and participate in as students. Toward the end of the session, each group will report back about what they have learned. They will then learn how to create an online, shared project our Moodle that includes 21st century tools from our private and secure Google Apps Domain for Education. The workshop will culminate with a discussion about using online tools for education.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Speakers
Exhibitors

Wednesday August 15, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

1:30pm

Open House: ELL-U Campus Tour

Join the English Language Learner University (ELL-U) on Wednesday, August 15 for a webinar open house of the ELL-U online campus and community activities.

ELL-U is funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education. ELL-U provides English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) practitioners with access to a network of high-quality online professional development and learning opportunities. Using ELL-U, practitioners can access evidence-based training, online courses, access to leading adult ESOL experts, and resources, while helping to build a community of practice for ESOL professionals.

During this webinar participants will learn about ELL-U and how they can engage in free professional development activities targeted towards educators working with adult English Language Learners, as well as resources available to state leaders and professional developers working with educators.

Click the Go To The Event Activty button below to register, click here to join the event.



Wednesday August 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Online

2:00pm

NWP Digital Is Open House

Digital is how we write, share, collaborate, publish, and participate today and into the future. What does that mean for the teaching of writing? The National Writing Project's Digital Is website is a forum for exploring that question.

 

Join this open house, hosted by Paul Oh (Paul Oh, poh@nwp.org, @poh)

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 




Wednesday August 15, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

3:00pm

Taking Classrooms Global

TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) is a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower classrooms to understand and act collaboratively on the world's greatest challenges. We do this by supporting educators to utilize technology to create transformative learning experiences for their students. Through this work, classrooms everywhere become actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable world.

At TIGed, we believe that future friendly schools prepare students for the world by utilizing technology to engage them as learners and leaders in three key areas: global citizenship; student voice; and environmental stewardship.

Join us for this open house to explore the TIGed's offerings including a global community of educators, free classroom resources, a virtual learning platform, and global programs, and meet other educators interested in collaborating on global projects. TIGed's Program Manager, Kate and TIGed's Program Assistant, Tania will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you might have about TIGed's offerings.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Wednesday August 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL http://tiged.org
  • Event/Activity Contact education@takingitglobal.org

5:00pm

edWeb.net and Follett Software Company Webinar: How to Build a Rockin' Volunteer Program

On Wednesday, August 15th, 5PM Eastern Time, join Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School, CT for "How to Build a Rockin’ Volunteer Program." Educators are feeling more pressed for time than ever. Federal, state and local mandates are becoming increasingly rigorous and complex, with special emphasis on standards, bullying prevention and professional evaluation. In this session, we will examine prioritization and delegation. Delegation may seem like an impossibility to many librarians, but we will explore creative ways to get more work done in less time, freeing up time to help others do the same.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for edWeb.net

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. For more information, email us at info@edweb.net. | | Visit our website at www.edweb.net



Wednesday August 15, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Online

9:00pm

Games TweetChat

Each week during the Games Based Learning MOOC, there is a one hour TweetChat on the weekly topic.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Wednesday August 15, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Online

12:00am

UDL: Critical Elements & Instructional Planning Process

Join Dr. James Basham, Special Education Professor at the University of Kansas, as he shares insight into Universal Design for Learning, what are the critical elements and how do you plan your instruction to address them.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors


Thursday August 16, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online

12:00am

Comment Contest (End)

Comment to win!

We want to turn our blog into a place where educators come to connect and share their thoughts.

During the next two weeks, every one who comments on our blog posts will be entered to win an Amazon gift card! If we receive enough comments the first week, we will even hold a drawing both weeks.

 

This event will be running from August 6 to August 16, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 



Thursday August 16, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Thursday, August 16
 

5:00am

Adding Learning Resources to the Learning Registry (Start)

Use the Learning Registry Collector to submit your favorite online learning resources to the Learning Registry. Align them to standards, tag, comment, and apply the Achieve quality rubrics to the resources. Share your knowledge to make resources easier to find!

 

This event will be running from August 16 to August 31, 2012. 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 

 


Exhibitors

Thursday August 16, 2012 5:00am - 11:59pm
Online

11:00am

Taking Classrooms Global

TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) is a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower classrooms to understand and act collaboratively on the world's greatest challenges. We do this by supporting educators to utilize technology to create transformative learning experiences for their students. Through this work, classrooms everywhere become actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable world.

At TIGed, we believe that future friendly schools prepare students for the world by utilizing technology to engage them as learners and leaders in three key areas: global citizenship; student voice; and environmental stewardship.

Join us for this open house to explore the TIGed's offerings including a global community of educators, free classroom resources, a virtual learning platform, and global programs, and meet other educators interested in collaborating on global projects. TIGed's Program Manager, Kate and TIGed's Program Assistant, Tania will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you might have about TIGed's offerings.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Thursday August 16, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL http://tiged.org
  • Event/Activity Contact education@takingitglobal.org

11:00am

edWeb.net Webinar: Skype in the Classroom

Join Gail Palumbo, former Director of Curriculum and Technology, Montgomery Township Schools, NJ for "Skype in the Classroom" on Thursday, July 16th at 11am ET. Worldwide collaboration is possible through the use of Skype. We will take a look at this resource and how to bring it into the classroom. Don't miss this webinar on how to go global in the classroom!

Click below to register; click here to go to the event.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for edWeb.net

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. For more information, email us at info@edweb.net. | | Visit our website at www.edweb.net


Thursday August 16, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Online

12:00pm

edWeb.net and Follett Software Company Webinar: Data and the Cloud - Why?

Join Gail Palumbo, former Director of Technology and Curriculum, Montgomery Township Schools, NJ for "Data and the Cloud - Why?." What is the cloud and why should you keep your data there? We will take a look at the benefits of keeping your data in the cloud versus on your old systems. Join us on Thursday, August 16th at 12PM Eastern Time.

Click below to register; click here to go to the event.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for edWeb.net

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. For more information, email us at info@edweb.net. | | Visit our website at www.edweb.net



Thursday August 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online

1:00pm

Personalize Learning Blog Series: Session 2

The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments outlines the elements of the three stages of PLE's. In attempting to transform teaching and learning to personalized learning, consider where you are currently and envision which stage you can see feasible for your school, district or community. Participate in this blog to discuss the stages and where you may be currently and where you would like to go.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Thursday August 16, 2012 1:00pm - 12:00am
Online

2:00pm

Join. Learn. Share Forum: Find out more about ELL-U from Members of the Team! (Start)

Join the English Language Learner University (ELL-U) team on August 16-24 for an online forum and Twitter Q & A session!

ELL-U is funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education. ELL-U provides English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) practitioners with access to a network of high quality online professional development and learning opportunities. Using ELL-U, practitioners can access evidence-based training, online courses, leading adult ESOL experts, and resources, while helping to build a community of practice for ESOL professionals.

During this forum, members of the ELL-U team will demonstrate how registered users can engage and utilize the free online learning tools and resources ELL-U provides. Participants can ask questions about ELL-U activities, learn more about the available resources, and discuss gaps in their own professional development they would like addressed. Participate in the forum or on Twitter using the hashtag #joinlearnshare. Members of the ELL-U team will continue to respond to posts and tweets throughout the week.

Register today to join the conversation! This event runs through August 24.



Thursday August 16, 2012 2:00pm - 2:00pm
Online

2:00pm

epic-ed web conference - One Size Does Not Fit All: Two Perspectives on Digital Transition

This is the first in a series of web conferences devoted to digital transition, and featuring two different school districts from across the nation. Join us for a conversation with Daryl Lagace, Chief Information and Technology Officer of San Diego Unified School District, CA., and Jill Reinhardt, Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction for Surry County Schools, N.C., who will share their insights into the process of digital transition beginning with vision, through planning implementation, and assessment. During the session, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions as Daryl and Jill describe their successes and challenges. 

 

To participate in this event:

  1. Prepare yourself and your computer:  http://beta.epiced.org/webconference
  2. Click on the following link to access the event:  http://bit.ly/epic1size

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Thursday August 16, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

2:00pm

Webinar: Flipped Classroom

In its simplest terms, the flipped classroom is about viewing and/or listening to lectures at home which frees up face-to-face class time for experiential exercises, group discussion, and question and answer sessions.

Two noteworthy problems exist when thinking about using the flipped classroom.
a. If video lectures drive the instruction, it is just a repackaging of a more traditional model of didactic learning. It is not a new paradigm nor pedagogy of learning.
b. Educators need to be re-educated as to what to do with the class time that previously was used for their lectures.

Join highly acclaimed educator and author, Jackie Gerstein and Powerful Learning Practice co-founder and CEO Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach for a free, live webinar about the flipped classroom approach. During our hour-long chat, we’ll talk about the basics of the flipped classroom approach and share examples of effective flipped classrooms.

Click here to register.


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Thursday August 16, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

3:00pm

DeforestACTION Master Class

During this session, we will share the global learning opportunities associated with DeforestACTION. By showcasing the various educational resources, social media and technology tools, you can learn more about this opportunity to help students develop global competencies through international collaborations. You will also hear from other DeforestACTION educators currently involved in the program. The will share their experiences on how they got involved, the projects their schools were undertaking, and the benefits of this type of program for teaching and learning. Come prepared with your questions, network with other educators, and become inspired to begin your DeforestACTION journey!

 

 

Event registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GV662H7

Event location: www.tigurl.org/dfameet

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Thursday August 16, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online

3:00pm

Green and Sustainability Knowledge and Skills Statements for Career and Technical Education

This webinar will present an overview of the process and resources associated with the development of Green and Sustainability Knowledge and Skills statements in six Career Clusters™ that are now available for use by states and local schools districts.

Participants will learn the details of how the statements were developed, review the developed statements, obtain information about accessing additional resources, as well as hear about strategies for implementing the standards.

The project was funded through the US Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education and managed by MPR Associates. 

 

Event location: http://www.careertech.org/resources/webinars.html

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Thursday August 16, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online

3:00pm

The 7 Steps for Becoming a 21st Century School or District

Ken Kay and Valerie Greenhill will discuss how they are using the 7 Steps model to implement 21st century education initiatives in their districts.

The "7 Steps" implementation framework, which covers topics such as Vision, Curriculum & Assessment and Continuous Improvement, will be described along with promising practices and stories and the challenges 21st century schools and districts face. Kay and Greenhill will also provide a brief overview of their new book: "The Leader's Guide to 21st Century Education: 7 Steps for Schools and Districts."

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Thursday August 16, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online

4:30pm

Kickoff for Connected Educators Collaboration Challenge

This meeting will kick off the competition for the Connected Educators Collaboration Challenge. It will be recorded and shared with those who cannot attend real time. Join with educators from around the world and take the Connected Educators Collaboration Challenge. We're writing a wiki book about all of the ways to connect online. This living wikibook will help other educators get started and see up-to-date information about how educators around the world are connecting today.If you take the challenge, you'll be assigned to a team to write about one of the many ways that educators can collaborate. You'll have a week to work with your partners and write the most up to date information about how you can connect. We'll host a connection celebration where we share what we've learned and recognize excellence.

 

Event location: http://tinyurl.com/FlatActionTalk

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Thursday August 16, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Online

6:00pm

Google Docs: A focused workshop on forms and documents only

Free, live online professional development "snack session" from TeachersFirst. Join other teachers in real time discussion and hands-on learning. Read the full description and register now. Session sizes are limited.

Event provider: OK2Ask® is presented by TeachersFirst.com, a free, ad-free service from The Source for Learning

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors
avatar for TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst (www.teachersfirst.com), a free. ad-free teacher resource web site and service of the non-profit.



Thursday August 16, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Online

7:00pm

Book Trailers Made By Students

Book trailers are like movie trailers, but for books. Students read books, then create a video (or even just photos using Animoto) in movie trailer-style to get other students to read that book (persuasion).
Then, once the video is on Animoto or Schooltube.com, students use a free QR code generator to print a QR code that links directly to that trailer. They tape the QR code to the inside jacket of the book (if in the library or teacher's room) where other students can use iPod touch, iPad, Android devices, etc. to view the trailers. Our kids love these! Books with QR codes are indicated by a "BT" label on the spine.
This will be a fully guided tour from start to finish from a student's perspective. We will make a book trailer, upload the video, make a QR code, and see what the finished product looks like. 

 

Event/activity provider:

Mark Suter (aka Garlic)
hosted as a Quest within the classroom gamification platform: 3DGameLab

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Thursday August 16, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online

7:00pm

Intel Teachers Engage Community Guided Tour

Join Engage member Susan Gauthier as she hosts a special Connected Educator Month Guided Tour of the Engage Community. Susan will share features, functionality, tips, tricks, and everything to love about Teachers Engage. 


Exhibitors
avatar for Intel Teachers Engage

Intel Teachers Engage

A community for educators dedicated to transforming the K12 classroom.


Thursday August 16, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online

7:00pm

Webinar: Peek inside the life of a connected learner

Peek inside the Life of a Connected Learner. Spend an hour chatting with us and find out how to learn like connected learners do – through action research, lesson plan studies, virtual classroom visits, and more. Register for this free, one hour webinar, with three convenient dates and times


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Thursday August 16, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online

8:00pm

Paulo Blikstein on Technology and Education

Steve Hargadon interviews Stanford professor Paulo Blikstein on n 1) FabLabs and Schools, 2) Technology and Learning, and 3) Learning and Low-Income Populations. Part of the http://www.FutureofEducation.com interview series.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Thursday August 16, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Online

8:30pm

#teaching2030 Twitter Chat

Excited about being back in the classroom after summer break? Looking for new resources for your classroom--or innovative ideas to implement? Join teachers, parents, and community members on Twitter on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm ET to chat about upcoming back-to-school ideas and challenges. We especially welcome new teachers who are looking to connect with teaching peers. Remember to use the hashtag #teaching2030!

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Thursday August 16, 2012 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Online

9:00pm

It Takes A Guild - A Guild of Educators

Gamers Advancing Meaningful Education (G.A.M.E.) is an online community of educators who game.Join Peggy Sheehy and a panel of this intellectually curious network of educators who develop curriculum and offer online open courses, webinars and F2F presentation on the opportunities and deeper learning that takes place in games. 

This intellectually curious network of educators develop curriculum and offer online open courses, webinars and F2F presentation on the opportunities and deeper learning that takes place in games. The Cognitive Dissonance Educator guild in World of Warcraft is the "home base" where this group regularly plays online. This community is involved in WoW in School, EduMachinima Fest, Virtual Worlds and Games UnSymposium, Games MOOC and open courses on P2PU. G.A.M.E. is for educators who game, want to learn how to game, and want to incorporate gaming strategies into teaching and learning. Participants in the session will learn about how this informal professional development has benefited educators who are in K-12, Hi gher Education, Administration and military training. G.A.M.E. invites you to level up on teaching and learning. It's more than an affinity space for educators who game - it's a guild.


Exhibitors
G

G.A.M.E.

Gamers Advancing Meaningful Education (G.A.M.E.) is an online community of educators who game.


Thursday August 16, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Online

12:00am

Who Owns the Learning? - Book Giveaway (End)

Solution Tree wants to support you, the connected educator!

For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has collaborated with K–12 schools around the world to raise student achievement and improve staff performance. Offering a comprehensive range of educational resources, strategies, and tools for teachers and administrators, Solution Tree is recognized as the premier partner for inspired professional development.

Throughout the month of August, Solution Tree is giving away books that will support connected educators. Sign up for your chance to win today!

 

This event will be running from August 11 to August 17, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors


Friday August 17, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Friday, August 17
 

1:00pm

Essential Tools for Optimizing Professional Learning Communities Webinar | Do you know the difference between a blog and a wiki?

As Common Core State Standards transform our teaching and learning, being knowledgeable about the tools essential for successful Professional Learning Communities will be of benefit to educators as life-long learners and for over-all student achievement.

Our webinar is designed to showcase the features and capabilities of the Saywire® online application as presented by Josh Hoover, Saywire’s Chief Technology Officer. Learn to engage learners with rich, dynamic environments for individual, group, and project-based learning activities with Saywire’s award-winning knowledge sharing platform. From simple blogs to elaborate personal networks and embedded learning communities, Saywire's built-in tools put the power to communicate, collaborate, and create/share content right at your fingertips. Capable of supporting blended, distance, and virtual learning communities of any size, the Saywire community is the result of working directly with educators, students, and administrators since 2006.

Carole Everhart, Director of Professional Learning, Coaching and Virtual Implementation from Evans Newton Inc. will demonstrate how ENI utilizes Saywire’s technology to provide a virtual PLC for support of action-oriented professional development, online collaboration and sharing, reflection and feedback and to provide opportunities for on-going professional growth to districts and schools. Saywire’s functionality and tools will be demonstrated in this environment so that participants can learn about creation of a PLC using this application, how that can be used to benefit teachers, and how teachers can then use the same format to provide networking capabilities for their students.

Open discussion and on-topic questions are encouraged throughout the webinar.

To register, please visit http://www.evansnewton.com/cem


Speakers
avatar for Carole Everhart

Carole Everhart

Director of Professional Learning, Coaching and Virtual Implementation from Evans Newton Incorporated
avatar for Josh Hoover

Josh Hoover

Chief Technology Officer, Saywire



Friday August 17, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online

2:00pm

Ideas that Work: Programs that Support Drop Out Prevention and College and Career Readiness

States and school districts are focusing their efforts on the preparation of all students for college and 21st century careers. These efforts include supporting students who have not been successful in traditional schooling as well as those striving for graduate work and professional careers. A robust infrastructure, effectively trained educators, and innovative learning models support these important efforts.   

Join us to learn more about initiatives in Riverside School District in California and Project HighTECH in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

 

 

Assess4ed.net is a unique online community of practice. It assists states and districts in making the shift to online and computer-based student assessment, including implementing the RTTA program by the 2014-15 school year. Assess4ed.net supports communication and collaboration between the private and public sectors, and – within states, districts, and schools –emphasizes the important roles for curriculum, assessment and technology staff necessary for implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and their assessment.

 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Friday August 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

12:00am

Personal Learning Networks - Book Giveaway (Start)

Solution Tree wants to support you, the connected educator!

For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has collaborated with K–12 schools around the world to raise student achievement and improve staff performance. Offering a comprehensive range of educational resources, strategies, and tools for teachers and administrators, Solution Tree is recognized as the premier partner for inspired professional development.

Throughout the month of August, Solution Tree is giving away books that will support connected educators. Sign up for your chance to win today!

 

This event will be running from August 18 to August 24, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors

Saturday August 18, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Saturday, August 18
 

7:30am

#Satchat

#Satchat is a weekly Twitter chat that brings together current and emerging school leaders to discuss all things education and all things administration. Co-moderators Brad Currie (@bcurrie5) and Scott Rocco (@scottrrocco) host this chat every Saturday morning at 7:30am EST. Topics range from social media in schools to leading during a time of crisis. Feel free to sip and chat. 

 

Event providers: Brad Currie and Scott Rocco

Event location: Twitter, #Satchat

 

This event takes place every Saturday morning from 7:30-8:30 EST.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Saturday August 18, 2012 7:30am - 8:30am
Online

11:00am

Results of SIIA Vision K20 Survey

SIIA (The Software & Information Industry Association) is releasing the results of its annual Vision K-20 Survey, This is a self assessment tool for K-20 educators and administrators that helps organizations monitor their progress integrating technology in their institutions. 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Saturday August 18, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL www.siia.net
  • Event/Activity Contact kbillings@siia.net

11:00am

EdCamp SFBay

Join us for a day of free, participant-driven professional development in San Mateo, CA. This is a face-to-face event however we do plan to have at least one room dedicated to sharing sessions online via Google+ Hangouts or other live stream. If you're in the area join us in person or check our website for streaming information.

Event provider: EdCamp SFBay at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, CA

Event location: http://edcampsfbay.org/

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Saturday August 18, 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm
Online

1:00pm

Extend the Conversation...Jump In!

Are you already connected? Have you joined a few conversations, such as Facebook and Twitter? Have you “lurked” to learn about what others are doing? It’s time to extend the conversation, jump in, and give a little bit... Here’s how, through the stories of two teachers who have “jumped in” to become connected educators.

Event providers: Sheri Edwards and Denise Krebs, presenters, and P2PU providing the platform

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Speakers
avatar for Sheri Edwards

Sheri Edwards

Middle School Language Arts Teacher, http://edwards.sheri42.org
Geeky Gramma | | Middle School Teacher | | Technology Director | | | | Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness... | | Reflect curiosity and wonder... | | | | Always ask, "What else?"
avatar for Denise Krebs

Denise Krebs

teacher
I'm the chief learner in my classroom.



Saturday August 18, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online

12:00am

Connected Educators Collaboration Challenge (Start)

Join with educators from around the world and take the Connected Educators Collaboration Challenge. We're writing a wiki book about all of the ways to connect online. This living wikibook will help other educators get started and see up-to-date information about how educators around the world are connecting today.If you take the challenge, you'll be assigned to a team to write about one of the many ways that educators can collaborate. You'll have a week to work with your partners and write the most up to date information about how you can connect. We'll host a connection celebration where we share what we've learned and recognize excellence.

 

Event location: http://connectededucators.wikispaces.com/

 

This event will be available from July 19 to July 26, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Sunday August 19, 2012 12:00am - 11:59pm
Online
 
Sunday, August 19
 

2:00pm

Building Together for the 21st Century

During this presentation we look briefly at learning styles, including our own, what Open Educational Resources are and how to pair them to learning styles. Participants will learn how to take this information t design lessons on Glogster. Each will receive a 30 day trial account.

 

Event provider: Webinar is part of MoodleMoot 2012, a free online conference hosted on WizIQ and presented by Tracy Hanson, Founder of K12 Next Generation.

 

Event location: http://www.wiziq.com/courses/courseware.aspx?cInfo=MP7Z4Xew369SF9DWFOh2jgr%2flSlPYp2uZjENUrp%2fB8JlohyK0jM7Ekoa1w5e7fmr%2btEMzFQ%2bmEjsXGtdPEquBXYbckLvmVt9cpq1s2PBwkIqcvlJa0up4w%3d%3d

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Sunday August 19, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Online

7:00pm

Scholastic Teachers Facebook Chat with author Kelly Bergman

Kelly Bergam, author of 4 Keys to Successful Classroom Management: Professional Development Binder, will also be hosting a live Facebook chat! Be sure to join the discussion on the Scholastic Teachers Facebook page on Sunday August 19th 6:00 - 7:00pm EST. During this time, Kelly will answer any questions you may have about classroom management, communicating with parents, teacher organization, and more!

 

Scholastic will host the Facebook chat on the Scholastic Teachers Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ScholasticTeachers

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Sunday August 19, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
 
Monday, August 20
 

5:00am

Learning 2.0 Virtual Conference - Day One: SocialEdCon Unconference

Learning 2.0 is a worldwide, inclusive, virtual conference. Join us at http://www.learning20.com for a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. Subject strands include changes in the classroom (social media, 1:1 computing, "flipped classrooms," digital literacy, maker spaces, gaming, open educational resources, digital textbooks), in student learning (individualized learning, student-directed learning, "hacking" education, personal success plans, ePortfolios, and building a digital presence), in teacher personal and professional growth (lead learning, personal learning networks, peer / open / self-directed PD), in schools (virtual and online schooling, mobile learning, blended learning, MOOCs, immersive environments, learning spaces, entrepreneurship, school leadership, big data, ass essment models), and in pedagogy (from teaching to learning, social learning, social / educational networking, passion-based learning, learning how to learn, brain-based learning).

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Monday August 20, 2012 5:00am - 4:59am
Online

5:00am

IRA/Zolt Awards (Start)

To honor the memory of Erwin and Esther Zolt, a life-long elementary classroom teacher, IRA announces three grants/award to support teachers or researchers implementing either In2Books (http://in2books.epals.com) or ePals (http://www.epals.com/) and the Common Core State Standards.

These awards/grants, sponsored by Nina Zolt and Miles Gilburne, have an annual monetary award of US $2,500 each.

1. IRA Erwin Zolt Curriculum Excellence Award
Goes to a teacher for the exceptional design and execution of a curriculum unit based on either In2Books or an ePals Project and the Common Core State Standards, inspiring students to transform knowledge into creative action.

2. IRA Esther Zolt Academic Research Grant
Goes to a school or university based researcher studying the classroom implementation of either In2Books or an ePals Project and the Common Core State Standards in ways that inspire others to improve teaching and learning in innovative ways.

3. IRA Esther Zolt Teacher Research Grant
Goes to a teacher who plans and completes an action research project with either In2Books or an ePals Project and the Common Core State Standards with exceptional innovation and rigor, leading to the development of curious and independent learners.

To apply, visit: http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants.aspx

 

 

This event will be available from August 20 to November 15, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 



Monday August 20, 2012 5:00am - 11:59pm
Online

5:00am

Motion Leadership (Start)

Join assess4ed.net’s Motion Leadership group for a two-week (August 20- August 31) exploration around how to use motion leadership techniques to implement change and build capacity as a change leader. With the help of our group moderators and resources from Michael Fullan, Motion Leadership: The Skinny, we will ponder, share and muse on the tough issues surrounding the implementation of large scale change leadership.


Don’t miss out on the chance to share ideas and gain insight on breaking down silos, making forward momentum and seeing positive results using motion leadership techniques.
If you have an assess4ed.net membership, join the Motion Leadership group by clicking the “Join” icon. If you are not member, click the “New Account” link on the right hand side of the page and select the Motion Leadership group as part of the registration process.

 

 

Schedule of Events for the Forum


Week of August 20, 2012- Understanding the concept behind Motion Leadership


1.    Start to conceptualize the concept behind change leadership by reading Michael Fullan’s book, Motion Leadership: The Skinny on Becoming Change Savvy or by simply exploring his and reviewing some of the many available resources. 

2.    View SETDA’s July book talk presentation on Motion Leadership by  Joanne Quinn, a member of Michael Fullan's staff.   [LD3] 

3.    Think of a quote, vision or mission statement that depicts change leadership in your mind.  Share your thoughts on the discussion.[LD4]   Be sure to read what others have shared and respond to others as well. Visit the discussion regularly and contribute as often as possible. 

4.     Identify a few guiding questions and share them on the discussion[LD5] . Take an active part in the discussion by collaborating with others.  You are encouraged contribute freely. Please know that your contribution helps move the discussion forward so the more you share the better.

5.    Review self-assessment checklist[LD6] .  If you feel comfortable, share the results and a few reflections about the outcome.  Where you surprised at the results?  Are there qualities that you want to change?  Where are your strengths? Weaknesses?  Keep in mind that there are no wrong answers so don’t hesitate to share.

 
Week of August 27- Share your experience and/or future plans of implementing Motion Leadership techniques

1.  Read, contemplate and share your thoughts about the daily blog.  Try to visit the group daily to stay up-to-date on the conversation.  Don’t forget to take a comment to share your insights – we value your expertise.

2.  Continue to share your thoughts, inspirations and challenges in the group discussion throughout the week.

 

 

This event will be running from August 20 to August 31, 2012. 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Monday August 20, 2012 5:00am - 11:59pm
Online

6:00am

BYOD Potluck (Start)

Bring Your Own Device foodies unite! Build a worldwide network and share your BYOD knowledge in this week long collaborative project. It’s simple. Go to the event site, complete the form and watch as the map is populated with other BYOD fans from all over the world. Each participant will pass a dish (share a resource) with the rest of the party so you can’t leave hungry. 

This event runs from August 20 through August 26.



Monday August 20, 2012 6:00am - 6:00am
Online

9:00am

Mobile Learning MOOC (End)

Free 6-week online Mobile Learning MOOC course with tri-weekly webinars on WizIQ starting July 16, 2012: http://www.wiziq.com/course/4978-m-learning. Class meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to discussion and demonstrations of innovative teaching skills.

 

This event will be running from July 16, 2012 to August 20, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 



Monday August 20, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Online

9:00am

Webinar: Peek inside the life of a connected learner

Peek inside the Life of a Connected Learner. Spend an hour chatting with us and find out how to learn like connected learners do – through action research, lesson plan studies, virtual classroom visits, and more. Register for this free, one hour webinar, with three convenient dates and times


Exhibitors
avatar for Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice

Powerful Learning Practice is a professional development company for 21st Century Educators. Join us for a year-long, job-embedded PD experience that leverages communities and networks as a means of preparing you to become a connected educator. We also have programs for educational leaders and have a wide variety of e-courses available for graduate credit. Follow us on Twitter @plpnetwork Visit our website http://plpnetwork.com


Monday August 20, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Online

11:00am

History Tuning Project

Please register for History Tuning Project: Connected Educator Month on Aug 20, 2012 10:50 AM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7694157315619190272



The American Historical Association (AHA) is initiating a nationwide, faculty-led project to articulate the core of historical study and to identify what a student should understand and be able to do at the completion of a history degree program.


The AHA’s initiative to “tune the history major” encompasses three broad objectives. This webinar session will provide an overview of the project and then discuss the objectives below with a focus on how they will impact secondary history education.


1)Articulate the core abilities, habits of mind, and knowledge required of their discipline
2)Develop a clear, common language to express the distinctive value of history for students, employers, and public culture. Students who can see clearly what they are learning, and why, are better equipped to direct their studies towards lifelong learning, meaningful employment, and civic participation;
3) Provide a nationwide framework in which historians can design the systems used by their institutions to measure their achievements as teachers.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Brought to you by GoToWebinar®
Webinars Made Easy® 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Monday August 20, 2012 11:00am - 12:00am
Online

12:00pm

Connected Learning Exchange - Community Open House

Join us for this Community Open House to learn about the Connected Learning Exchange (CLX), a global community of educators from schools, colleges and universities who are working together to share best practices and practical solutions that can dramatically improve education everywhere. 

 

Cisco is proud to sponsor the CLX Community. 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Monday August 20, 2012 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

1:30pm

Educator Virtual PD

Experience a 3 hour PD day to interact with and learn various tools. Spend 15 minutes at each virtual station. Learn 8 tools in 3 hours and connect with knowledgeable, talented educators!

 

Event organizer: Theresa Allen, Tech Coordinator and Teacher at the Cathedral of St. Raymond School, Joliet, IL. This will be available through Google+ and YouTube.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Monday August 20, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Online

3:00pm

DeforestACTION Master Class

During this session, we will share the global learning opportunities associated with DeforestACTION. By showcasing the various educational resources, social media and technology tools, you can learn more about this opportunity to help students develop global competencies through international collaborations. You will also hear from other DeforestACTION educators currently involved in the program. The will share their experiences on how they got involved, the projects their schools were undertaking, and the benefits of this type of program for teaching and learning. Come prepared with your questions, network with other educators, and become inspired to begin your DeforestACTION journey!

 

Event registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GV662H7

Event location: www.tigurl.org/dfameet

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Monday August 20, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online

6:00pm

Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform

This webinar about the Everyone at the Table online resource center (www.everyoneatthetable.org) will show how you can access short discussion starter videos, powerpoint templates, focus group style dialogue prompts, and a discussion moderator's guides, all aimed at making teachers' voices heard when evaluation policies are decided.

Click the Go to the Event/Activity button below to join. The webinar platform will provide information on joining the audio conference. 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for Public Agenda

Public Agenda

Public Agenda is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to strengthening democracy and improving people’s lives. Through research and public engagement, we help leaders, citizens and stakeholders build common ground on solutions to tough public problems like education reform, the environment and health care.  Our goal is to contribute to a democracy in which problem solving triumphs over gridlock and... Read More →
avatar for American Institutes for Research

American Institutes for Research

AIR is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity, and... Read More →


Monday August 20, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online

7:00pm

National Council of Teachers of English #engchat

Franki Sibberson and Bill Bass, two members of the NCTE Executive Committee that drafted the NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies and related Curriculum and Assessment Framework (2008), will host a special #engchat - a Twitter conversation - on Monday, August 20th, at 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT. The topic of the chat will be an exploration of how the Definition (http://bit.ly/LoZ0ee) and Framework (http://bit.ly/M6rdaX) play out in classrooms and teaching in 2012.

Sometime before we begin #engchat at 7 pm Eastern on Monday, August 20th, 2012, please take a few minutes to visit the Google doc, review the Definition of 21st Century Literacies, and respond in whatever way you'd like to the prompt: What element(s) of the NCTE definition of 21st century literacies have become more important in your classroom/teaching/personal life in the last 4-1/2 years?
Link to the Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vfvX9Ozy9wmRH8jXU1-mYFCbI3ivy7fyNoS3PYe5EDU/edit

How do you #engchat? Search for #engchat in twitter or use TweetDeck or TweetChat to follow and participate in the discussion. Interact with the facilitators using @Frankisibberson  and @Billbass.



Monday August 20, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Twitter

8:00pm

Book Discussion: Reality is Broken (End)

Are you a gamer? Or do you live with one? Are you interested in the role gaming plays in the lives of our young people? More than 174 million Americans are gamers, and the average young person in the United States will spend ten thousand hours gaming by the age of twenty-one. In her book, Reality is Broken, game designer Jane McGonigal explores this movement towards virtual worlds and finds that games are fulfilling essential human needs. She also discusses how the lessons of game design can help us fix problems in the real world.

This summer, VSTE Executive Director Karen Richardson (aka witchyrichy) will be leading us in a discussion of the book as part of our Second Life professional development and VSTEOnline, our professional learning community. Our first book group meeting will be Monday, July 9, so grab a copy of the book and start reading. You can benefit VSTE by purchasing your book through the Amazon portal on the homepage or checking out the VSTE store: http://astore.amazon.com/v0a4-20. Learn more about Jane McGonigal’s work at http://realityisbroken.org/.

Link to VSTE Island: http://slurl.com/secondlife/VSTE%20Island/125/137/24

 

This event will be running from August 3 to August 31, 2012

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 

 



Monday August 20, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Online
 
Tuesday, August 21
 

5:00am

Learning 2.0 Virtual Conference - Day Two

Learning 2.0 is a worldwide, inclusive, virtual conference. Join us at http://www.learning20.com for a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. Subject strands include changes in the classroom (social media, 1:1 computing, "flipped classrooms," digital literacy, maker spaces, gaming, open educational resources, digital textbooks), in student learning (individualized learning, student-directed learning, "hacking" education, personal success plans, ePortfolios, and building a digital presence), in teacher personal and professional growth (lead learning, personal learning networks, peer / open / self-directed PD), in schools (virtual and online schooling, mobile learning, blended learning, MOOCs, immersive environments, learning spaces, entrepreneurship, school leadership, big data, ass essment models), and in pedagogy (from teaching to learning, social learning, social / educational networking, passion-based learning, learning how to learn, brain-based learning).

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Tuesday August 21, 2012 5:00am - 4:59am
Online

9:00am

Faculty Development - Blast Off 2012 (Start)

Lamar University begins the 2012-2013 school year with a Blast Off professional development event. Educators from across the university participate in varied learning opportunities which focus on teaching and learning.


As part of the Blast Off activities, the Educational Leadership and Technology faculty will lead professional development sessions on transforming teaching and learning featuring the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Connected Educators initiative.


This initiative will extend online communities and learning networks to provide access to knowledge and opportunities for collaboration. Lamar University faculty will support the initiative by connecting with colleagues to learn and share promising practices for digital literacy, teaching, and learning. Educational Technology Leadership faculty will guide scholarly discussions to facilitate Faculty Learning Community development with an Action Research focus. 

 

This events runs from August 21, 2012 to May 17, 2013

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Tuesday August 21, 2012 9:00am - 8:59am
Online

9:00am

From ParentSquare: How to Harness the Power of Parents to Promote Student Learning and School Success

Students spend only 14% of  the year in school. Those informal educators we call parents are truly their long-term “homeroom” and most important teachers. How can we professional educators support and promote family engagement in learning? How can we enable parents to support their children’s success in school and life? And, in these economic times, how can we wisely harness the potential of parents to support our classrooms and schools?

Discuss 10 strategies offered by educator Maria Chesley Fisk, Ph.D. and see how ParentSquare’s private online home-school communication platform saves time (and money) while increasing parent engagement in homework help, reinforcing content, and volunteering. 


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 21, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Online

10:00am

Intel Teachers Engage Virtual Museum Resources: The Google Art Project

Join this special installment of the Intel Teachers Engage Virtual Museum Resources webinar series as we feature the Google Art Project. Google’s Art Project Team will present this amazing resource and explain the technology used to build the website http://www.googleartproject.com/.

Hosted by Teachers Engage moderator Tom Diener.


Exhibitors
avatar for Intel Teachers Engage

Intel Teachers Engage

A community for educators dedicated to transforming the K12 classroom.


Tuesday August 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Online

11:00am

Learning 2.0 Keynote - David Warlick

David Warlick

The Landmark Project (http://davidwarlick.com)

The Memory Lane of a 30-Year Connected Teacher and Learner. Join educator, author, and public speaker, David Warlick, as he talks candidly about some of the critical and revelatory moments of his long career. His stories may be funny or sad or maybe even boring. But each will reveal some fundamental quality of teaching and learning today, connecting ourselves to the world we are learning and teaching about.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Online

1:00pm

Connected Learning Webinar: Karen Cator

Karen Cator is the Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. She has devoted her career to creating the best possible learning environments for this generation of students.

During this webinar, Karen will share with us the purpose of Connected Educator Month, why is it so crucial to connect educators to one another, and what is next for the Connected Educators initiative.

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Speakers
avatar for Karen Cator

Karen Cator

Karen Cator is the Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. She has devoted her career to creating the best possible learning environments for this generation of students. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple's leadership and advocacy efforts in education. In this role, she focused on the intersection of education policy and research, emerging technologies, and the reality faced by... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Digital Media and Learning Research Hub

Digital Media and Learning Research Hub

Located at the systemwide University of California Humanities Research Institute and hosted at UC Irvine, the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub is dedicated to analyzing and interpreting the impact of the Internet and digital media on young people’s learning and its potential for transforming education. | | All of the DML Research Hub’s activities – which include two interdisciplinary research networks, a... Read More →


Tuesday August 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online

2:00pm

Learning 2.0 Keynote - Marc Prensky

Marc Prensky

(http://www.marcprensky.com)

Marc Prensky, author of BRAIN GAIN: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom, is an internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, consultant, and innovator in the fields of business, education and learning. Considered one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between learning and technology, Marc’s professional focus is on designing better pedagogy and curriculum for the digital generation and on helping people understand how to thrive in the digital age. Known for his original, innovative ideas, he is also practical: Strategy+Businessmagazine calls Prensky “That rare visionary who implements.”

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online

3:00pm

Taking Classrooms Global

TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) is a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower classrooms to understand and act collaboratively on the world's greatest challenges. We do this by supporting educators to utilize technology to create transformative learning experiences for their students. Through this work, classrooms everywhere become actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable world.

At TIGed, we believe that future friendly schools prepare students for the world by utilizing technology to engage them as learners and leaders in three key areas: global citizenship; student voice; and environmental stewardship.

Join us for this open house to explore the TIGed's offerings including a global community of educators, free classroom resources, a virtual learning platform, and global programs, and meet other educators interested in collaborating on global projects. TIGed's Program Manager, Kate and TIGed's Program Assistant, Tania will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you might have about TIGed's offerings.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL http://tiged.org
  • Event/Activity Contact education@takingitglobal.org

3:00pm

DeforestACTION Master Class

During this session, we will share the global learning opportunities associated with DeforestACTION. By showcasing the various educational resources, social media and technology tools, you can learn more about this opportunity to help students develop global competencies through international collaborations. You will also hear from other DeforestACTION educators currently involved in the program. The will share their experiences on how they got involved, the projects their schools were undertaking, and the benefits of this type of program for teaching and learning. Come prepared with your questions, network with other educators, and become inspired to begin your DeforestACTION journey!

 

Event registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GV662H7

Event location: www.tigurl.org/dfameet

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]



Tuesday August 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online

4:00pm

Learning 2.0 Keynote - Michelle Pacansky Brock

Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Mt. San Jacinto College and @One (http://www.teachingwithoutwalls.com)

Making the Journey From Teaching to Online Learning 2.0. Michelle Pacansky-Brock, author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, will share her transformation from a traditional college professor into a designer and facilitator of student-centered, online learning communities. Drawing from core principles and tips shared in her new book she will showcase how all teachers can use web 2.0 and social media tools in conjunction with a course management system to rekindle their passion for their subject matter and unveil new levels of critical inquiry and student engagement.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online

4:30pm

Engaging Girls in STEM - Simple Strategies

Simplicity is bliss. While there are many great comprehensive and complex programs out there to engage girls in science, technology, engineering and math, we won't be discussing those in this session. Instead we will be looking at simple ways to engage girls and young women in STEM.
Starting with exposure and incorporating ways to engage and build academic confidence, this simple approach is aiming to move the needle on the number of women entering STEM fields.

Based a little research and a lot of common sense, this approach is being implemented this fall at Byron Academy (http://www.ByronAcademy.org), a supplemental STEM academy for girls grades 7 - 12.

Attendees will join us online to hear about our STEM program and discuss their own initiatives, stories of success and areas needing improvement. 

 

Event provider: Ryan Duques is the founder of Byron Academy, a supplemental STEM initiative for girls and young women. 

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 21, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Online

5:00pm

edWeb.net Webinar: Using Google Tools to Engage Students

In the August TechTools webinar, Shannon Holden helps teachers navigate the huge number of resources made available to teachers by Google.  These free tools include Google Earth, Mail, Docs, Drive, Sites, and Groups.  Shannon will give teachers a way to implement these applications in a way that engages students, encourages teacher collaboration, and saves time!

Click below to register; click here to go to the event.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors
avatar for edWeb.net

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. For more information, email us at info@edweb.net. | | Visit our website at www.edweb.net



Tuesday August 21, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Online

6:00pm

Learning 2.0 Keynote - Lucy Gray

Lucy Gray

Lucy Gray Consulting (http://lucygrayconsulting.com)

Lucy Gray brings eighteen years of experience and a passion for excellence to any endeavor. Known for her work ethic and professional generosity, she views technology and new media as essentials in facilitating educational and societal change.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 21, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online

7:00pm

Live Interactive Webinar: Using Technology to Teach Reading in a Connected Classroom

Current students of all ages are immersed in technology before they ever reach school. There are a wide variety of devices available for teachers to use in classrooms, but how can educators maximize their learning benefits when teaching reading?

Learn how technology can:
- Increase learning
- Get students engaged in lessons
- Maximize learning time
- Track data

Join this presentation and have your education technology questions answered live by Tess Arnoult, Reading Specialist & National Board Certified Teacher & Chris Brennaman, Logical Choice Technologies. If you can't make it live, the webinar will be available to view on demand immediately after the presentation concludes.


Exhibitors
avatar for BrightTALK

BrightTALK

BrightTALK is a webinar and video platform that also hosts thought leadership content for professionals and their communities, which can be viewed for free. You can see more education content and information about BrightTALK here: http://www.brighttalk.com/r/Thj.    


Tuesday August 21, 2012 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Online

7:00pm

The Collective Brain Session 3

The Collective Brain (AKA Things We've Learned from Thousands of STAR Discovery Educators) explores the latest, greatest and most effective resources and strategies shared by teachers of the Discovery Educator Network. You'll leave the session with a ton of new ideas, tools, and resources to start using tomorrow in your classroom. Leverage the power of community and learn effective ways to engage and inspire your students. This is a four-part series. Attend one or attend them all! There will be something new each week.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 21, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online

7:00pm

Great Ideas: Exploring the Resources of TeachersFirst 3.0

Free, live online professional development "snack session" from TeachersFirst. Join other teachers in real time discussion and hands-on learning. Read the full description and register now. Session sizes are limited.

Event provider: OK2Ask® is presented by TeachersFirst.com, a free, ad-free service from The Source for Learning

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]

 


Exhibitors
avatar for TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst (www.teachersfirst.com), a free. ad-free teacher resource web site and service of the non-profit.


Tuesday August 21, 2012 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Online

8:00pm

Interview with Rob Fried on Passion in Education

Robert L. Fried


Robert L. Fried, EdD, is the author of many books and monographs on the art of teaching, including The Passionate Teacher, The Passionate Learner and The Game of School. Dr. Fried has been a professor of education at Northeastern University School of Education in Boston, as well as a consultant to universities and school districts on topics related to passionate teaching and authentic learning. He has also been Director of the New Hampshire State Office of Community Education.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 21, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Online

8:00pm

#AppyHour with the Discovery Educator Network

#AppyHour is a Tweet Chat held on the third Tuesday of each month and hosted by the Texas Leadership Council of the Discovery Educator Network. Participate on Twitter using #appyhour

Next topic in August: Apps for Back to School


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 21, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Twitter

8:00pm

Rob Fried on Passion and Learning

Steve Hargadon interviews Rob Fried, author of "The Passionate Teacher," "The Passionate Learner," and "The Game of School." Part of the http://www.FutureofEducation.com interview series.

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors


Tuesday August 21, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Online

9:00pm

#PBLChat

Each Tuesday, not only in August, but year around, we meet via Twitter at 9PM EST to connect with educators and discuss not only project based learning, but any topic that is relevant and suggested via this google doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G4KcKIMVvtQL3TTBGvPZjHI8a6eQyVeTNi9-tOuAKZs/edit

Chat is moderated by @NewTechNetwork viat @TheresaShafer

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]


Exhibitors

Tuesday August 21, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Online
  • Event Provider URL www.newtechnetwork.org
  • Event/Activity Contact tshafer@newtechnetwork.org

9:00pm

Virtual Environments for Educators

SIGVE will host a "Connected Session" to introduce teachers to a variety of virtual environments and regularly scheduled events within these immersive environments. The 90 minute "Connected Event" will provide a virtual field trip to six virtual destinations and participants can attend in-world or watch the video stream.

 

The destinations are:
Second Life ISTE SIGVE Headquarters
Virtual Pioneers
VSTE
SLEEC
Games MOOC at Front Range in Second Life
Cognitive Disonance Guild at World of Warcraft Sisters of Elune Server

 

[Note - the time is listed in EST]




Tuesday August 21, 2012 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Online