Welcome to the 2013 archive of events. Use the search box and filters at right to help you find events & activities of interest. If you're looking for the 2014 calendar, find that here.

Oct
23

October will mark the launch of the Communication Matrix Community, an online community of support for professionals and family members of individuals with complex communication needs. From the people who brought you the Communication Matrix, the online communication assessment tool that acknowledges what people with complex communication needs CAN do, this new online community will allow you to share resources, celebrate successes, get answers to your questions and more! The community is open to ALL, professionals and family members alike, at no charge. This guided tour will explore the three sections of the website (Forum, Community Library, and Shared Science) and give you all the information you need to start contributing today.

Provider: Communication Matrix
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Assessment, Networking, getting connected, Special needs, universal design for learning
Oct
15

Water is an essential theme in social studies, science, and geography. Whether teaching about natural or human systems, water is part of the story. This course, framed around California's Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI), focuses on ocean and freshwater topics, and instructional strategies for teaching environmental content in Grades 4-8. Resources and support are provided for how to use EEI to implement Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy.

Provider: National Geographic Society
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Professional development, PD, STEM
Oct
09

October will mark the launch of the Communication Matrix Community, an online community of support for professionals and family members of individuals with complex communication needs. From the people who brought you the Communication Matrix, the online communication assessment tool that acknowledges what people with complex communication needs CAN do, this new online community will allow you to share resources, celebrate successes, get answers to your questions and more! The community is open to ALL, professionals and family members alike, at no charge. This guided tour will explore the three sections of the website (Forum, Community Library, and Shared Science) and give you all the information you need to start contributing today.

Provider: Communication Matrix
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Assessment, Networking, getting connected, Special needs, universal design for learning

In response to the rise in school bullying and violence, Building Strong Families National Seminars is presenting in your area a powerful 3-hour research-based school bullying and violence prevention conference entitled the 'Standing Up To Bullying' Conference. Introducing the latest international research on school (k-12) bullying and violence, the 'Standing Up To Bullying' conference is designed to empower and equip school administrators, educators, social workers, counselors, psychologists, law enforcement, and others who work with children with skills and tools designed to recognize, minimize or eradicate school bullying and violence. The strategies, techniques, and interventions cited in this conference equally spans elementary thru high school students. This conference will be held twice at the Courtyard by Marriott Siegen Lane, 10307 N Mall Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm (CT). The cost to attend this conference is $50.00. Group discounts are available. School purchase orders are accepted. Those interested are asked to register by the RSVP deadline date of Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 by visiting http://www.StandingUpToBullyingConference.com.

Provider: Building Strong Families National Seminars
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Classroom management, Productivity, Professional development, PD
Oct
08

The Council for Economic Education’s 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference is a nationwide meeting of K–12 educators, local CEE affiliates from across the country, Federal Reserve partners, and other educators in this field. The conference features a diverse selection of professional development workshops on economic and financial literacy geared for elementary, middle and high school levels. Topics include pedagogy and resources, curriculum strategy for schools/school districts, teaching strategies, assessment and research, new programs and best practices. In addition to the workshops, outstanding speakers address current economic and financial topics to enable educators to bring these perspectives back to their classrooms. The conference also features special roundtable sessions led by master teachers to discuss shared issues and successes, and informal opportunities for networking.

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Provider: Council For Economic Education, Texas Council on Economic Education, NAEE
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Mathematics educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Professional development, PD, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
Oct
07

In response to the rise in school bullying and violence, Building Strong Families National Seminars is presenting in your area a powerful 3-hour research-based school bullying and violence prevention conference entitled the 'Standing Up To Bullying' Conference. Introducing the latest international research on school (k-12) bullying and violence, the 'Standing Up To Bullying' conference is designed to empower and equip school administrators, educators, social workers, counselors, psychologists, law enforcement, and others who work with children with skills and tools designed to recognize, minimize or eradicate school bullying and violence. The strategies, techniques, and interventions cited in this conference equally spans elementary thru high school students. This conference will be held twice at the Hampton Inn and Suites Mobile, 1028 West I-65 Service Road South, Mobile, AL 36609 on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm (CT). The cost to attend this conference is $50.00. Group discounts are available. School purchase orders are accepted. Those interested are asked to register by the RSVP deadline date of Monday, September 23rd, 2014 by visiting http://www.StandingUpToBullyingConference.com.

Provider: Building Strong Families National Seminars
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Classroom management, Professional development, PD
Oct
06
12:01 am - 11:59 pm EST

Are you “Speaking Up” about digital learning this year? If not, you are missing a unique opportunity to have your views—as well as the views of your colleagues, students, their parents and the local community—included in the increasingly important U.S. national and state discussions on digital learning policies, programs, and funding. To “Speak Up,” simply visit www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014 to take the survey between Oct 6th- Dec 19th. To learn more about the Speak Up happenings throughout the survey process please visit: www.tomorrow.org/speakup/

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Provider: Project Tomorrow
Event Type:
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Data and analytics, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)
Oct
01

Join us to learn how you can connect your students with students around the world through #global collaborative projects. In this interactive hangout, staff from iEARN and PenPal Schools will share tips for getting started. You'll also hear accounts from #teachers about how they've used global collaborative projects with their students. RSVP on this page to receive a reminder. https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102150736988406733673/events/ctjjgk40r4ukdocd332hm3raif8

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Provider: National Geographic Society
Event Type: Other
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning, International, global, Networking, getting connected
Sep
25

Please join us for a welcome event and orientation session for OCLMooc. There will be brief introductions, an overview of the learning environment, and discussion of the content and activities in the weeks to come. Special guest Dave Cormier will also give some advice for surviving and thriving in a connected environment.

Provider: Rhonda Jessen, Verena Roberts and others
Event Type: Kickoff, wrapup event
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration

This is a 30 minute webinar on the basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). In this webinar participants will be provided the fundamental concepts of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Topics to be covered include what is UDL; how can it help with my instruction and how does it increase student engagement in my classroom. Join us for this hands-on, action packed session. The Facilitator is Jeff McCormick.

Provider: OCALI
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Special needs, universal design for learning, Student achievement

Learn how to create emotionally rich and academically rigorous classrooms in this webinar facilitated by Mark Wilding, co-author of The Five Dimensions of Engaged Teaching, and Learning Forward senior consultant Vivian Elliott. Explore strategies for developing the whole teacher and the whole student across a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learn how to take a system-wide approach to teaching and learning grounded in the five foundational roots that support social, emotional, and academic outcomes for students and schools.

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Provider: Learning Forward
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Connected learning
Sep
24

OCLMooc is a cMooc for educators in Alberta (and around the world.) Participants will have the opportunity to: - share ideas and best practices for learning in an open online environment - connect with learners from Alberta (and potentially around the globe) - share ideas, tools & supports related to connected and open learning - model free and open learning for everyone and anyone who wants to learn Think of #OCLMooc as a hybrid between a course and community; there will be scheduled webinars, shared resources and suggested activities each week but the emphasis will be on the development of connections – between ideas, information, and competencies, but also, and perhaps most importantly, between people. We hope that participants will develop a network of co-learners from Alberta that they continue to learn with long after the course is finished. Weekly topics: September 24: Connecting All Learners – Online Networks October 1: Digital Identity and Digital Citizenship October 8: Collaboration and Community October 15: Open Leadership October 22: We Are All Learners (next Steps)

Provider: Rhonda Jessen, Verena Roberta
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building
Sep
18
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm EST

In this Learning Forward webinar, author Patricia Roy explores key components of Learning Forward’s Data Standard and provides insights into crucial function of data for designing, implementing, and evaluating professional learning. Topics will include identifying types of data and their relationship to student learning goals; an overview of the backwards planning model; and strategy for using data to make professional learning decisions.

Provider: Learning Forward
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Data and analytics
Sep
17

A massive open course (MOOC) is designed for classroom teachers (grades 4-8) to learn about watersheds and outdoor education using the Chesapeake Bay watershed as an example. The course introduces engaging technologies for investigating watersheds and helps you plan and effectively implement outdoor experiences.

Provider: National Geographic Society
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Professional development, PD, STEM
Sep
16

Join Learning Forward for a Twitter chat focused on strategies for finding time and resources to build effective professional learning into the school day. Share challenges, success stories and resources with colleagues from around the world. Join us #lfpdchat.

Provider: Learning Forward
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Professional development, PD
Sep
04
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm EST

Join the authors of Becoming a Learning System for a discussion of how your organization can implement sustained, standards-based professional learning grounded in a cycle of continuous improvement. The authors explore lessons from systems change research, and build on the premise that leaders must strengthen adult learning in order to succeed with any change initiative. Examine the power of beliefs and assumptions to drive new actions, and take steps toward establishing a vision for turning your district or organization into a true learning system.

Provider: Learning Forward
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level
Topic: Leadership
Aug
18

In honor of Connected Educator Month, the Tech Tips for Teachers blog invites adult education programs to share their best practices for technology in education for a chance to win $50 and have their entry posted our blog. Effective use of technology can help students accelerate learning in and beyond the classroom. How has your program used technology to benefit your students? Visit our website for full submission guidelines: http://techtipsforteachers.weebly.com/connected-educator-month.html

Provider: World Education
Event Type: Contest, challenge, game, award
Audience: Foreign language educators (all levels), Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Technology (how to use)
Jul
22

Join administrators from across the country for the EASE Summer Institute Admin Webinar, an online forum exploring the multiple benefits of curriculum-­integrated arts instruction for students with disabilities. This EASE introduction for Administrators will present our latest research and best practices on effective multi-­disciplinary, integrated arts instruction for children with disabilities, from basic music and movement to theater and visual arts activities. Discover resources and strategies for implementing the EASE program in a classroom, at your school, or at the district level! The EASE Summer Institute Admin Webinar is a joint presentation of New York City’s Special Education District, District 75, and leading arts education organization Urban Arts Partnership. The EASE methodology was developed through a five-­year research grant funded by the US Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) program. For Details email eases@urbanarts.org Visit us online at: http://www.urbanarts.org/program/ease-summer-institute/ Check out our updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/EASE-Admin-Webinar/838062482889437

Provider: Urban Arts Partnership
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), Professional development, PD, Special needs, universal design for learning
Jul
09

Join administrators from across the country for the EASE Summer Institute Admin Webinar, an online forum exploring the multiple benefits of curriculum-­integrated arts instruction for students with disabilities. This EASE introduction for Administrators will present our latest research and best practices on effective multi-­disciplinary, integrated arts instruction for children with disabilities, from basic music and movement to theater and visual arts activities. Discover resources and strategies for implementing the EASE program in a classroom, at your school, or at the district level! The EASE Summer Institute Admin Webinar is a joint presentation of New York City’s Special Education District, District 75, and leading arts education organization Urban Arts Partnership. The EASE methodology was developed through a five-­year research grant funded by the US Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) program. For Details email eases@urbanarts.org Visit us online at: http://www.urbanarts.org/program/ease-summer-institute/

Provider: Urban Arts Partnership
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), Professional development, PD, Special needs, universal design for learning
May
22

School Bullying/Violence Prevention Conference coming to Vacaville, CA

Provider: School Bullying/Violence Prevention Conference coming to Vacaville, CA
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Classroom management
May
09
07:00 am - 04:30 pm EST

Brought to you by the team behind Tech & Learning magazine and TechLearning.com, Tech Forum represents "Tech & Learning in action." Now in its twelfth season, this high-powered, one-day event provides K-12 decision makers with thought-provoking content on the hottest topics of the day in education technology. An engaging and intimate setting, expert presentations, and plenty of networking opportunities ensure that participants leave with practical tools and key contacts for continued rich communities of practice.

Provider: Tech & Learning
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--advanced
Topic: Leadership, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD
May
06
08:30 am - 04:30 am EST

Information Technology (IT) professionals need more than the run-of-the mill technology conference for educators. While sessions such as "21st Century Learning" and "Web 2.0 Tools" are great for teachers and school leaders, IT professionals want and need professional development that addresses the concrete challenges they face every day in the workplace. Tech Talk Live focuses on the day-to-day issues that technology professionals face in the educational environment. On-target sessions address topics relevant to: System Administrators Network Administrators Desktop Support Technicians Application Developers Technology Leadership

Provider: Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Higher education educators, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Home-to-school, BYOD, BYOT, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)
May
02
07:00 am - 04:30 pm EST

Brought to you by the team behind Tech & Learning magazine and TechLearning.com, Tech Forum represents "Tech & Learning in action." Now in its twelfth season, this high-powered, one-day event provides K-12 decision makers with thought-provoking content on the hottest topics of the day in education technology. An engaging and intimate setting, expert presentations, and plenty of networking opportunities ensure that participants leave with practical tools and key contacts for continued rich communities of practice.

Provider: Tech & Learning
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--advanced
Topic: Leadership, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD
Apr
30

This free one-hour webinar with Dr. Matt Kuhn (@edtechmatt) will introduce educators to project-based learning methods that integrate all STEM disciplines under an engineering theme, using the Next Generation Science Standards’ engineering sections. Participants will get STEM resource links, a unit planning template for STEM project-based learning, and suggested professional development models.

Provider: McREL International
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Mathematics educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Project-based, problem-based learning, STEM
Apr
10

During this web seminar for educators of students in grades 7-12 participants will learn how to incorporate weather data from NASA’s Earth Observing Satellites into meteorology lessons while addressing national science and technology standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Educators will explore the benefits of monitoring the climate system with satellites and review how satellites observe key atmospheric elements and features that are important for studying long-term climate trends. Participants will explore the contributions that satellites make to improve our understanding, monitoring, and prediction of climate. The web seminar will also cover the challenges involved in monitoring climate with satellites.

Provider: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), Professional development, PD
Apr
02

This free one-hour webinar with Dr. Matt Kuhn (@edtechmatt) will introduce educators to project-based learning methods that integrate all STEM disciplines under a technology theme. Participants will get STEM resource links, a unit planning template for STEM project-based learning, and suggested professional development models.

Provider: McREL International
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Mathematics educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Project-based, problem-based learning, STEM
Mar
28
07:00 am - 04:30 pm EST

Brought to you by the team behind Tech & Learning magazine and TechLearning.com, Tech Forum represents "Tech & Learning in action." Now in its twelfth season, this high-powered, one-day event provides K-12 decision makers with thought-provoking content on the hottest topics of the day in education technology. An engaging and intimate setting, expert presentations, and plenty of networking opportunities ensure that participants leave with practical tools and key contacts for continued rich communities of practice.

Provider: Tech & Learning
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--advanced
Topic: Leadership, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD
Mar
21

The palette of options on the professional learning canvas continues to grow in richness, sophistication and, we hope, efficacy. Today's connected leaders, all learners themselves, need to embrace this spectrum of options and deliveries. Weaving them into an effective professional learning plan for yourself, school or district is a recognized challenge. Leaders will share their experiences and unique opportunities in the environments they use. The session participants will learn about different hybrid and blended models which work to honor the individual educator's professional learning network as well as the need for supporting district and school initiatives. Moderator: Gordon Dahlby, CEO/Lead, Ed Tech Leadership Consulting With Panelists: Lia Dossin, SETDA, Alex Podchaski, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (#edtechchat), Lisa Schmucki,CEO, edWeb.net, Ira David Socol, Albemarle County Public Schools

Provider: CoSN 2014 Conference
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Leadership, Professional development, PD
Feb
01

An online anti-bias and bullying prevention and intervention training course for educators. Learn practical methods for managing diverse classrooms and building respectful school climates.

Provider: Anti-Defamation League
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Classroom management, Flipped classrooms, school-to-home, Professional development, PD
Jan
27
08:00 am - 03:00 pm EST

Each year, more than 5,000 educational technology professionals and enthusiasts come together to explore the forefront of P-20 learning and innovation in Ohio. At OETC, you'll be able to hear from state and national experts in over 400 educational sessions and visit more than 250 exhibitors spotlighting their products and services in all areas of educational technology. Our 35,000 square foot trade show floor is sure to bring excitement to your conference experience!

Provider: The Ohio Board of Regents
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Higher education educators, Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)
Jan
21

NHD is partnering with National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Newseum, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Minnesota Historical Society to offer students and teachers a series of Google Hangouts with history experts. Each hangout will focus on a different category, and is open to students and teachers. The first event's presenter is Christopher Wilson, Director, Experience and Program Design and Director, Program in African-American History and Culture. Wilson has played a key role in the development of a number of programs at Smithsonian Museum of American History. During his tenure he is noted for developing award-winning historic theater programs that tie the historical past to the impact they have on the present. Teachers and students can register for the hangouts, at no cost by going to: http://www.nhd.org/hangouts.htm.

Provider: National History Day
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Informal learning, out of school learning
Jan
20

The Deeper Learning MOOC (DLMOOC) is a free, flexible, nine-week online course that will allow educators to learn about deeper learning and how it can be put into practice. You can participate in whatever way works for your schedule. Our time together will include online discussions on topics such as what deeper learning is, student learning through internships, personalized learning, student voice and choice, deeper learning for a wide range of students, academic mindsets. assessment for deeper learning, exhibiting student work, audience, and curation, and how all this fits with the Common Core. We hope you’ll join us by signing up at dlmooc.deeper-learning.org

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Provider: h Tech High, P2PU, the MIT Media Lab, and the Deeper Learning Community of Practice
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Pedagogy (new and innovations), Professional development, PD, Project-based, problem-based learning
Jan
17
07:00 am - 04:30 am EST

Brought to you by the team behind Tech & Learning magazine and TechLearning.com, Tech Forum represents "Tech & Learning in action." Now in its twelfth season, this high-powered, one-day event provides K-12 decision makers with thought-provoking content on the hottest topics of the day in education technology. An engaging and intimate setting, expert presentations, and plenty of networking opportunities ensure that participants leave with practical tools and key contacts for continued rich communities of practice.

Provider: Tech & Learning
Event Type:
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--advanced
Topic: Leadership, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD
Dec
19
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm EST

Join us and be a part of this sharing session for global educators. See and hear how Global Gateway teachers plan everyday lessons with a worldly perspective. In this session we will: provide you with take-away ideas that you can easily implement in your classroom; offer tips and techniques for developing global lessons; demonstrate how to take your current standards and wrap them in global content.

Provider: VIF International Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: International, global, Professional development, PD, Technology (new and emerging)
Dec
16

DATE: Tuesday 17th December TIME: 1pm Brisbane (2pm Sydney time) Join with Liz Walker to unpack strategies that help educators understand the world teens live in, and get equipped to assist teens: - think about their choices - deconstruct the messages of p*rn - negotiate relationships and - respond to pressure You won't want to miss this!! This class offers loads of insight and free take-home resources!! Online Class is Free. Professional Development Certificates available for those confirmed in live attendance for an administration charge of $15 per person. Here's some feedback from a Youth Development Officer after our last class: The information provided for our on-line workshop was easy to understand and very relevant for the differing ages of young people that attend our Drop-in service and also relevant to parenting teens programs. The subject of pornography and the effect it can have on our young people is a difficult conversation, however very relevant for healthy development. The PowerPoint presentation and interactive on-line games were great usable resources.

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Provider: Youth Wellbeing Project
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators-secondary, Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Dropout prevention, recovery, Professional development, PD, Project-based, problem-based learning
Dec
11

Introducing the latest international research on school (k-12) bullying and violence, the 'Standing Up To Bullying' conference is designed to empower and equip school administrators, educators, social workers, counselors, psychologists, law enforcement, and others who work with children with skills and tools designed to recognize, minimize or eradicate school bullying and violence. The strategies, techniques, and interventions cited in this conference equally spans elementary thru high school students.

This conference will be held on:

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

9:00am to 12:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm (CT)

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

9:00am to 12:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm (CT)

The cost to attend this conference is $50.00. Group discounts are available. School purchase orders are accepted. Those interested are asked to register by the RSVP deadline date of 11/19/2013 by visiting http://www.StandingUpToBullyingConference.com.

Provider: Building Strong Families National Seminars
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Professional development, PD
Dec
06
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST

The Minecraft and More UnSymposium is a two day online event that will be a combination of a discussion, show and tell and tour of Minecraft for educators. Sessions will be livestreamed over Google Hangout and there will be the opportunity for registered participants to visit a Minecraft server and take part in a Minecraft building challenge. This collaborative event will be held on Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7, 2013. To register go to http://bit.ly/minecraftandmore

Provider: Games MOOC, SIGVE, Inevitable Betrayal Educators' Guild, rgMOOC and VSTE Online
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Games
Dec
04
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

This is 60 minute tweetchat on Minecraft in Education. Log into your twitter account and use the hashtag #gamemooc to participate. This is a digital prologue to the Minecraft and More Unsymposium that will be held online on the evening of Friday, December 6 and Saturday December 7, 2013 Tweetchat guests will include facilitators and organizers of the UnSymposium.

Provider: Games MOOC
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Games

In response to the rise in school bullying and violence, Building Strong Families National Seminars is presenting in your area a powerful 3-hour research-based school bullying and violence prevention conference entitled the 'Standing Up To Bullying' Conference. Introducing the latest international research on school (k-12) bullying and violence, the 'Standing Up To Bullying' conference is designed to empower and equip school administrators, educators, social workers, counselors, psychologists, law enforcement, and others who work with children with skills and tools designed to recognize, minimize or eradicate school bullying and violence. The strategies, techniques, and interventions cited in this conference equally spans elementary thru high school students. This conference will be held four times at the Staybridge Suites Austin Airport, 1611 Airport Commerce Drive, Austin, TX 78741 on: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 9:00am to 12:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm (CT) Thursday, December 5th, 2013 9:00am to 12:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm (CT) The cost to attend this conference is $50.00. Group discounts are available. School purchase orders are accepted. Those interested are asked to register by the RSVP deadline date of 11/13/2013 by visiting http://www.StandingUpToBullyingConference.com.

Provider: Building Strong Families National Seminars
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level
Topic: Professional development, PD
Nov
26
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm EST

A learning menu is a differentiation strategy for encouraging student choice and motivation. This month’s free webinar series will delve into the technology tools and task possibilities for a unit-length learning menu that includes vocabulary development, literacy strategies, activating background information, supplementary and anchor texts with learning tasks, essential questions, and assessment. The final webinar of the month will be a demonstration of a learning menu for an American literature unit at the high school level. This demonstration will show an entire learning menu for the unit with different task possibilities and technology tools for each menu category. As the culminating webinar of the series, I will make time for questions and comments for as long as is needed.

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Provider: Angry Bunny Publishing
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Language arts educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: College and career readiness, Common core state standards, CCSS, Literacy
Nov
21

What does the research say about global classroom collaborations? What impacts have been measured in studies? How do these impacts guide what should happen in schools to maximize the value of global classroom collaborations? Can global collaborations contribute to students’ becoming “global citizens” ? Presenter Laurence Peters is author of an ISTE book, Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students, and Scaling Up Success: Lessons from Technology Based Educational Improvement (with Dede and Honan). He will share insights from ongoing work on how e-learning contributes to the formation of global citizenship. Dr. Rita Oates will provide a brief survey of a few studies conducted in multiple settings: in elementary classrooms in New Hampshire and Australia; in elementary classrooms in Georgia and the UK; in high school classrooms in California, China, and countries following Islam; in secondary classrooms collaborating in Spanish or French, between students in the USA and Canada and students who are native speakers of Spanish or French. The conclusion will provide some guidance to those who wish to maximize the learning impact of global collaborations and suggestions for further research. If you have conducted a study using quantitative or qualitative data, please join us and be prepared share any relevant links or publications so that we can help increase the impact of connected educators worldwide.

Provider: Global Education Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Foreign language educators (all levels), Language arts educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Accountability, evaluation, Assessment, International, global

A learning menu is a differentiation strategy for encouraging student choice and motivation. This month’s free webinar series will delve into the technology tools and task possibilities for a unit-length learning menu that includes vocabulary development, literacy strategies, activating background information, supplementary and anchor texts with learning tasks, essential questions, and summative assessment. Summative assessments show what students have learned over the course of a unit. Typical summative assessments include performance tasks, written products, oral products/ presentations, projects, or tests. Using learning menus and student choice differentiates summative assessments by learning style and format, giving students the opportunity to truly demonstrate what they have learned. This webinar explores a variety of summative assessment options and the technology tools that help students engage their strongest learning style in demonstrating their learning.

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Provider: Angry Bunny Publishing
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Language arts educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: College and career readiness, Common core state standards, CCSS, Literacy
Nov
19

Are you challenged with scaling a blended learning program in a large high school or across your entire district? After a period of planning, Crown Point High School (Indiana) now has all freshman (600+) and a pilot group of sophomores engaged in blended learning across all their core courses. Join in a discussion with school leaders about all aspects of this growing blended program including strategic planning, content acquisition, teacher professional development, technology, and evaluation.

Provider: EdTech Leaders Online at Education Development Center
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Flipped classrooms, school-to-home, Leadership, Online education
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm EST

In this webinar we will present best practices in assessment FOR learning and assessment OF learning. We will explore these critical assessment practices using student learning products and lesson outlines created by Global Gateway teachers and students. In this session, we will explore: /

  • Using K-8 Global Competence Indicators that provide learning targets and checklists; developing formative and summative assessments (rubrics)
  • Integrating global formative assessment experiences with programs and initiatives such as RTI (Response to Intervention) and data-driven decision making;
  • Identifying how global projects can be targeted to boost student achievement.

Provider: VIF International Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: International, global, Professional development, PD, Technology (new and emerging)

A learning menu is a differentiation strategy for encouraging student choice and motivation. This month’s free webinar series will delve into the technology tools and task possibilities for a unit-length learning menu that includes vocabulary development, literacy strategies, activating background information, supplementary and anchor texts with learning tasks, essential questions, and assessment. Anchor texts are the main text from which students are working. The tasks involved may be recurring, extended across chapters, or in a series of text “chunks.” Think of a novel as the anchor text and tasks may be split by chapters. If a textbook chapter is the anchor text, tasks may be divided by headings. If a film is the anchor text, the film study tasks may be chunked by time or segments. Anchor texts are longer and their tasks should be complex and directly related to the essential questions of the unit. Tasks with the anchor texts should challenge students to push the boundaries of their current understanding in meaningful ways and include elaborate literacy strategies. This webinar will help teachers use technology tools to develop complex tasks to use with anchor texts.

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Provider: Angry Bunny Publishing
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels)
Topic: College and career readiness, Common core state standards, CCSS, Literacy

edWeb.net hosts professional learning communities (PLCs) that offer free webinars and CE certificates. Join one of our online communities to get advice from experts, exchange ideas and resources with peers, ask questions/get answers, and discover ways to improve teaching and learning. Visit the edWeb calendar to sign up for free professional learning webinars and view this month's offerings. http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Provider: edWeb.net
Event Type: Other
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Professional development, PD
Nov
18
08:00 am - 03:00 pm EST

Partnership for 21st Century Skills is proud to announce our biggest event yet! This invite only event brings together experts in the field of 21st century learning to explore and celebrate exemplars of 21st century learning practices. Speakers include Linda Darling-Hammond, Amanda Ripley, Andreas Schleicher, and Russ Quaglia.

Provider: P21
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: College and career readiness, Leadership, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
Nov
15
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm EST

Help students improve their writing skills by giving them ongoing and simultaneous feedback in google drive. The session will focus on collaborative writing and teacher feedback. Participants will practice as they learn to create and use google drive to connect and help their students improve their writing.

Provider: Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL)
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Arts educators, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning
Nov
14

As a way to end the 6 week book club around Teacherpreneurs we will have a live webinar with the authors.

Provider: Center for Teaching Quality
Event Type: Book club
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Community-building, Connected learning, Pedagogy (new and innovations)

ThinkCERCA is excited to announce a professional development session. We will be providing insight into the research-based practices for raising achievement on NWEA, EPAS & CCSS by exploring ThinkCERCA, an online platform for personalized critical thinking instruction. Breakout sessions will allow you to explore specific school implementation ideas and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across the city. CPDU information will be provided to your school. Agenda • Literacy Needs Analysis and Goal Setting • ThinkCERCA 101 (Teacher Hands-On Learner & Teacher Experience) • In Class RtI Strategies • Collaboration across Disciplines

Provider: ThinkCERCA
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Language arts educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Literacy, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning

A learning menu is a differentiation strategy for encouraging student choice and motivation. This month’s free webinar series will delve into the technology tools and task possibilities for a unit-length learning menu that includes vocabulary development, literacy strategies, activating background information, supplementary and anchor texts with learning tasks, essential questions, and assessment. Supplementary texts and the learning tasks that go with them are valuable for students to gain insight, challenge assumptions and see multiple viewpoints, and practice literacy strategies in many formats and at different levels. Differentiating both the texts and the tasks are possible with learning menus so that students can choose the type of text, difficulty of text, and difficulty or type of task. This webinar explores technology tools relating to creating and organizing supplementary texts and tasks.

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Provider: Angry Bunny Publishing
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: College and career readiness, Common core state standards, CCSS, Literacy

Online learning seems like a perfect solution for cost-conscious districts and busy teachers, but can these online communities truly reflect high-caliber professional learning? How can you create a sustainable online professional learning program that promotes collaboration and growth? Join Sonja Hollins-Alexander, author of Online Professional Development Through Virtual Learning Communities, as she shares one district’s success story as a model for combining well-designed online instruction with the energy of peer-to-peer collaboration. Hollins-Alexander will provide an overview of her Learner-Learner model, an online collaboration model that supports powerful professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for every student.

Provider: Learning Forward: A Professional Learning Association
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level
Topic: Online education
Nov
13

On November 13 (4.30 MT) we’ll turn our attention to the recent flood in Part Two, The Great Colorado Flood of 2013: 100 year, 1000 year, or Next Year? We will discuss the flooding event and how the Four Mile Canyon Fire burnsite impacted the flood. Join our discussion with Dr. Brian Ebel, CU Boulder, Dr. Jeff Writer and Dr. Sheila Murphy, USGS. Join us! https://climatefloodwebinar.eventbrite.com/ Two more webinars in Spring 2014 will examine extreme weather attribution and preparedness. The webinars will be of interest to citizens and policy makers interested in learning more about the role of water conservation and how it is affected by climate change. These webinars are free and open to the public. Educators, earn .5 continuing education credit by attending both parts one and two of the webinars and completing independent assignments. Register now! This webinar series is co-funded by the University of Colorado Outreach Office – LearnMoreAboutClimate project (http://learnmoreaboutclimate.colorado.edu/) and by the NASA funded Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE) project (http://cires.colorado.edu/education/outreach/ICEE/).

Provider: University of Colorado at Boulder
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Professional development, PD, Project-based, problem-based learning
05:00 pm - 05:30 pm EST

A 1/2 hour live webinar on technology tools that can support teachers in a UDL classroom.

Provider: OCALI - Regional Consultant Ron Rogers
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Technology (new and emerging)
Nov
12

Discover how creative educators use photography in their classrooms through this guided tour of top-notch projects from the Adobe Education Exchange. About the Series: Creative Classroom Activities: Highlights from the Adobe Education Exchange. Adobe Education is pleased to announce a new e-seminar series for teachers who want to re-create their classrooms. Join us weekly for a guided tour of some of the very best activities, lesson plans and resources on the Adobe Education Exchange. Each week, you’ll meet two of the world’s most creative educators and learn how they use Adobe tools to unleash student creativity. Each thirty-minute session will equip you with new ideas you can use immediately in your teaching practice.

Provider: Adobe
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Arts educators, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Open educational resources, OER, Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use)
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm EST

Join us for a brief walk-through of the VIF learning center, featuring Global Gateway’s inquiry-based professional development and integrated classroom resource library! In this session, you will learn: how this online platform supports the development of global educators; how to navigate the online learning center platform; how to manage PD modules and complete easy evidence uploads; how to find the content you need, when you need it, in the classroom resource library; how to connect with our community of global educators.

Provider: VIF International Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: International, global, Professional development, PD, Technology (new and emerging)

Learning menus are a differentiation strategy for student choice and increased motivation. This month’s free webinar series will delve into the technology tools and task possibilities for a unit-length learning menu that includes vocabulary development, literacy strategies, activating background information, supplementary and anchor texts with learning tasks, essential questions, and assessment. Activating and leveling background information is vital for students to be prepared for a unit of study. This stage is also one of the most important to differentiate for different knowledge levels and personal learning styles. If students have no foundation for their learning, they will struggle to process new information, let alone make valuable interdisciplinary and real-world connections. Students don’t all need to know the same things, but they all need to have a foundation for learning new things. This webinar will help teachers develop tasks and resources that activate and level students’ background knowledge.

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Provider: Angry Bunny Publishing
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Literacy, Technology (how to use)

DQC and panelists from the US Department of Education will share how federal laws safeguard student information and the scope and purpose of federal data collections. Paige Kowalski from DQC will share additional resources on federal laws. Panelists

  • Jack Buckley, Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education
  • Ross Santy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Data and Information, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education
  • Kathleen Styles, Chief Privacy Officer, US Department of Education
  • Paige Kowalski, Director of State Policy and Advocacy, DQC

Provider: Data Quality Campaign
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Data and analytics
Nov
11

ELT Techniques (ELT-T) is the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) dedicated to the development of English language teaching professionals worldwide. Our next course will run from November 11-December 6. The theme will be PRONUNCIATION.

Provider: WizIQ
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Informal learning, out of school learning, International, global, Online education
Nov
10
08:00 am - 05:00 pm EST

Join us for a day-long workshop that identifies common ADHD-related learning problems plus practical classroom techniques, interventions, and the latest research to enhance school success for students with ADHD. Designed for mainstream classroom teachers, Teacher to Teacher will provide best practice strategies in an interactive, hands-on format.

Provider: CHADD
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Classroom management
Nov
09
09:00 am - 09:30 am EST

About Class Presenter - Monica Burns is a NYC educator, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. She has spent the past seven years teaching in general education and Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classrooms. This is her thrid year using iPads one to one with her students. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous Apple Education events. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and Accelerated Literacy Learning, and a regular contributor to Edutopia, appoLearning and NJ Education Now. Her work using technology in her classroom has been featured in the Teq Teacher Spotlight, Instructional Tech Talk podcast, and more. Monica is passionate about using technology to align her instruction to the Common Core! Class Description - The App Store is full of fantastic apps for education and in this presentation participants will be introduced to free iPad apps that support the Common Core Standards. This presentation is perfect for elementary and middle school teachers who are looking for apps that specifically connect to the Common Core anchor standards in English Language Arts. Participants will hear lesson and project ideas and see examples of student work. All of the apps shared are free!

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Provider: EdTechReview.in
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS
Nov
07

It's been a while since the very first 1-to-1 program in Australia, (1990), U.S.'s Anytime Anywhere Learning in (mid 1990's), One Laptop Per Child (mid 2000's) and many school and district initiatives. We've learned a lot, experienced success and made mistakes. This session brings together major thought leaders in 1-to-1 from the U.S., the UK and Spain to propose 1-to-1 - The Next Wave. We'll briefly describe the previous waves and why we propose it's time to reflect, rethink and refresh. Join Lord Knight, Neus Lorenzo, Leslie Wilson and Pamela Livingston at (date, time - adjusted for time zones) will share their ideas and invite your questions. If you now have or are considering 1-to-1 learning, it will be worth your time to attend Presented by: Jim Knight Former Schools Minister, United Kingdom Jim Knight was the longest serving Schools minister in the UK government led by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown; he also served as Rural Affairs minister and Employment minister. He attended weekly Cabinet in the year running up to the 2010 General Election, and was made a Lord by the Queen after that election. Jim's main policy interests are education, employment, skills and digital technology.

Provider: Microsoft Partners in Learning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Home-to-school, BYOD, BYOT, Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other)

A learning menu is a differentiation strategy to offer students choices for consumption and production of knowledge. This month’s free webinar series will delve into the technology tools and task possibilities for a unit-length learning menu that includes vocabulary development, literacy strategies, activating background information, supplementary and anchor texts with learning tasks, essential questions, and assessment. Vocabulary knowledge helps students read, write, and think clearly and purposefully. No unit of study should exist without vocabulary development related to the unit. Both content-specific vocabulary and general use vocabulary are important for student understanding. This webinar will focus on technology tools, learning tasks, and strategies associated with vocabulary development for use with learning menus.

Provider: Angry Bunny Publishing
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Literacy, Technology (how to use)
03:00 pm - 04:00 pm EST

Digital badging is an innovative strategy that provides alternative pathways to recognize diverse skill sets and literacies, communicate alignment with real-world demands, and provide rigorous evidence of achievements for professionals, students, and learners across formal and informal learning contexts. VIF International Education has launched the first online Global-Ready Teacher designation system in the U.S. Teachers can share their accomplishments with the community - they earn badges of recognition for their accomplishments at every step. Badges highlight teachers’ achievements and are sharable via their digital portfolio and social media outlets like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. In this session, you will: be introduced to Global Gateway Teacher digital badging structure and processes; learn how Global Gateway teachers earn professional development module badges; hear about new and innovative partnerships between state education departments, universities, global education organizations, and school districts to establish new specialization tracks to recognize Global Ready teachers!

Provider: VIF International Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: International, global, Professional development, PD, Technology (new and emerging)

It's been a while since the very first 1-to-1 program in Australia, (1990), U.S.'s Anytime Anywhere Learning in (mid 1990's), One Laptop Per Child (mid 2000's) and many school and district initiatives. We've learned a lot, experienced success and made mistakes. This session brings together major thought leaders in 1-to-1 from the U.S., the UK and Spain to propose 1-to-1 - The Next Wave. We'll briefly describe the previous waves and why we propose it's time to reflect, rethink and refresh. Join Lord Knight, Neus Lorenzo, Leslie Wilson and Pamela Livingston at (date, time - adjusted for time zones) will share their ideas and invite your questions. If you now have or are considering 1-to-1 learning, it will be worth your time to attend. Presented by: Jim Knight, Former Schools Minister, United Kingdom Jim Knight was the longest serving Schools minister in the UK government led by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown; he also served as Rural Affairs minister and Employment minister. He attended weekly Cabinet in the year running up to the 2010 General Election, and was made a Lord by the Queen after that election. Jim's main policy interests are education, employment, skills and digital technology.

Provider: Microsoft Partners in Learning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Home-to-school, BYOD, BYOT, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)
07:00 am - 04:30 pm EST

Brought to you by the team behind Tech & Learning magazine and TechLearning.com, Tech Forum represents "Tech & Learning in action." Now in its twelfth season, this high-powered, one-day event provides K-12 decision makers with thought-provoking content on the hottest topics of the day in education technology. An engaging and intimate setting, expert presentations, and plenty of networking opportunities ensure that participants leave with practical tools and key contacts for continued rich communities of practice.

Provider: Tech & Learning
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--advanced
Topic: Leadership, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD
Nov
06

In response to the rise in school bullying and violence, Building Strong Families National Seminars is presenting in your area a powerful 3-hour research-based school bullying and violence prevention conference entitled the 'Standing Up To Bullying' Conference. Introducing the latest international research on school (k-12) bullying and violence, the 'Standing Up To Bullying' conference is designed to empower and equip school administrators, educators, social workers, counselors, psychologists, law enforcement, and others who work with children with skills and tools designed to recognize, minimize or eradicate school bullying and violence. The strategies, techniques, and interventions cited in this conference equally spans elementary thru high school students. This conference will be held four times at the SpringHill Suites Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Mall of America, 2870 Metro Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425 on: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 9:00am to 12:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm (CT) Thursday, November 7th, 2013 9:00am to 12:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm (CT) The cost to attend this conference is $50.00. School discounts are available. School purchase orders are also accepted. Those interested are asked to register by the RSVP deadline date of 10/14/2013 by visiting http://www.StandingUpToBullyingConference.com.

Provider: Building Strong Families National Seminars
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level
Topic: Professional development, PD
Nov
05

Learn how two educators challenged their students to bring ideas to life with simple animation and interactive design projects from the Adobe Education Exchange. About the Series: Creative Classroom Activities: Highlights from the Adobe Education Exchange. Adobe Education is pleased to announce a new e-seminar series for teachers who want to re-create their classrooms. Join us weekly for a guided tour of some of the very best activities, lesson plans and resources on the Adobe Education Exchange. Each week, you’ll meet two of the world’s most creative educators and learn how they use Adobe tools to unleash student creativity. Each thirty-minute session will equip you with new ideas you can use immediately in your teaching practice.

Provider: Adobe
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Arts educators, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Open educational resources, OER, Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use)

Too often, the cultural dimension of language learning focuses only on the "5 Fs" of culture: food, festivals, flags, fashion and famous people. Studying Spanish in the context of global issues, however, offers students a chance to engage on a more meaningful level with the language, providing them with a deeper, more robust learning experience. See how Conexiones offers middle school students the opportunity to develop global awareness and build language proficiency through the study of issues that affect societies around the world. In this session, you will: learn how students deepen their understanding of Spanish through inquiry; explore how Conexiones integrates global content and language study; see how global issues provide meaningful context for students to develop language proficiency.

Provider: VIF International Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: International, global, Professional development, PD, Technology (new and emerging)
Nov
04

Gathering the global community to create a song with a single beat will unite, and benefit the community in a number of ways. These benefits include an increase in intelligence & educational subjects participation.

Provider: Groovism
Event Type: Simulation, hands-on demonstration, virtual world, mobile event
Audience: Arts educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Community-building, Connected learning, International, global

Offered by the HP Catalyst Academy and P2PU, this free mini-course will introduce you as an educator to the “maker movement,” both in digital and non-digital realms. Making is a fun way to experience production-centered, peer-driven learning and is a great way to engage students in STEMx and to develop important real world skills. Join us to make or hack something of your choice (a map, an app, an infographic, a sculpture, music, a zine, food, a video, a web page, a toy, or more) and to talk about the role making has in the STEMx classroom. This mini-course is expected to take approximately 12 hours and will start on Nov. 4 and end on Nov. 22. (New cohorts will begin in January and February.) Join us and see how making/hacking/playing can change learning!

Provider: HP Catalyst Academy
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Maker, DIY, Professional development, PD, STEM
Nov
02

Learning Games Network and HOME, Inc are excited to invite you to the 2013 Media Literacy Conference: Playful Learning in Boston, Massachusetts. Join local colleagues and national experts to learn and share how to effectively integrate new media into your teaching. We’ll explore how play can ignite student passion in your classroom through inspiring talks, hands-on workshops, and expert panels. Who? We welcome all K-12 teachers, whether seasoned experts or new to using technology in the classroom. Although our focus is teachers, we also welcome others who are interested in the effective use of technology, media, and games for learning. Registration: Tickets start at $25 for early-bird registration. Space is limited, so reserve your ticket on Eventbrite now! To Bring: We encourage attendees to bring your own device (BYOD) to get the most out of the sessions! Program Get ready for a stellar lineup of sessions that will ignite creativity and learning in the classroom, including: Keynote Speech: We are excited to announce Nick Fortugno — game designer, educator, and Chief Creative Officer of the game development studio Playmatics — as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Media Literacy Conference on Playful Learning. Panels: Topics like Game Design in your Classroom, Teaching Programming, Pro-Social Games, and Learning Languages Through Play with panelists from the Learning Games Network, the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program, the MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten group (creators of Scratch), the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Games+Learning+Society Center. Educator Wins: Share your own successes on playful learning in the classroom in this fun and informal pecha kucha style session. Game Arcade: Try your hand at the latest games and tools from trusted learning game developers and publishers like the MIT Education Arcade, Learning Games Network, and Fablevision. Hands-on Workshops: Playful Learning's workshops will introduce you to the basics of games-based learning and game implementation in your classroom, to engage and inspire students across the curriculum. Drinks Reception: Spend time with fellow educators and practitioners interested in game-based learning!

Provider: Learning Games Network and HOME, Inc
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Language arts educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Assessment, Games, Technology (new and emerging)

Join local colleagues and national experts to learn and share how to effectively integrate new media into your teaching. We’ll explore how play can ignite student passion in your classroom through inspiring talks, hands-on workshops, and expert panels.

Provider: Learning Games Network and HOME, Inc
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Games, Mobile, tablets, Technology (new and emerging)
Nov
01
11:35 am - 12:35 pm EST

Dr. Nellie Deutsch (educator and technology leader) has been teaching with WizIQ live online class since 2007. In this webinar, she would like to demonstrate some best practices for teaching online in a virtual class. In order to make the session relevant to your needs, please try to schedule a class and try it out before this session so you can ask questions and learn from your experience.

Provider: WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Arts educators, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Informal learning, out of school learning, Online education, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)
01:00 am - 04:00 am EST

TeachMeets are informal professional learning events organised by teachers and for teachers. Anyone can host a teachmeet, just find a space and start sharing! Aussie educators have taken it to a new level, creating a vibrant learning community in many Australian cities.

Provider: TeachMeet Sydney/Australia
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels)
Topic: Classroom management, Collaboration, Connected learning

The course will be aimed at developing skills to create applications for Android-based mobile devices. It teaches how to use the MIT App Inventor authoring tool to create mobile apps.

Provider: www.redunx.org
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Technology (how to use)

State and local regulatory bodies have faced increasing numbers of sexual and non-sexual misconduct problems with teachers. This continuing education course was developed to combat these problems. It is designed to prevent violations and reduce accusations. Many bright and ethical teachers unintentionally harm students, breach ethics codes, violate school policies, or break state laws by allowing their best intentions to put themselves into risky situations. This course is the only computer-based ethics course in the United States that is designed to improve an educator’s understanding of both violation potential and risk factors. From this, educators will be able to construct a personalized protection plan they can use to guide their moral compass. This interactive experience is confidential, done in the privacy of your own home, and completed at your own pace.

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Provider: Ethical Teachers Ethical Schools Project
Event Type: Other
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Online education, Professional development, PD

16 contact hourse (expandable to 20 contact hours) 1.6 (2.0) CE Credits awarded by the University of North Florida. A letter grade can be supplied by the University of North Florida if requested in advance. This course is designed specifically for teachers who are addressing administrative or regulatory issues as the result of a complaint of professional misconduct or a violation of code, policy or administrative law. Comprehensive and interactive, this course provides an essential education to receive prior to appearing before a hearing or to fulfill disciplinary requirements.

  • Format: Telephonically based, augmented with readings and written assignments.
  • Available year-round – starts immediately upon registration
  • Instructors: Professional Boundaries, Inc. faculty
  • Individualized for state specific laws, codes, and teacher issues
  • Additional modules can be added to address specific topics of concern.

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Provider: Professional Boundaries, Inc
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Professional development, PD

Teacher Ethics - Maintenance and Accountability Seminars. Operational since 2003 for healthcare professionals facing administrative / regulatory issues, M.A.S. is now available for teachers and school administrators who have completed the TE-16, the TE-5, or the TE-5A courses. As a continuation of the facilitator led, peer discussions initiated in the preliminary courses, these one-hour teleconferences are designed to:

  • Enhance Boundary / Ethics Protection Plans to protect schools, teachers, and students.
  • Improve ethical decision making through the recognition of risk factors.
  • Foster professional accountability.
  • Reduce professional isolation often encountered during the disciplinary process by offering a supportive, educational experience.

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Provider: Professional Boundaries, Inc.
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Accountability, evaluation, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Professional development, PD

TE-5 Disruptive Students - 0.5 CE Credits. This course is designed to assist teachers in understanding the causes of disruptive student behavior in their classrooms and to provide methods of intervention that will manage and reduce disruptive behavior in the future.

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Provider: Professional Boundaries, Inc.
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Classroom management, Professional development, PD

TE-5a Anger Management - 0.5 CE Credits. This course is designed to assist teachers in understanding and managing their own anger reactions in educational settings and to learn how to respond effectively to the anger of others, including students, colleagues, and administrators.

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Provider: Professional Boundaries, Inc.
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Classroom management, Professional development, PD
Oct
31
09:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST

Bats, cats, monsters, and moonlight! Halloween is upon us and along with this holiday comes a delightful and dreadful event – the end of Connected Educator Month! In celebration, our closing ceremony will be a wondrous mix of chilling costumes, enchanting entertainment, great prizes, and devilish discussions. Whether you drop in for a hair-raising hello or join us for the entire 2-hour party, we hope to see YOU on Halloween!

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Provider: CEM & ISTE
Event Type: Kickoff, wrapup event, Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Community-building, Connected learning, International, global
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST

#DENChat is a weekly Twitter chat organized by members of the Discovery Educator Network. It’s a great way to get started with Twitter and meet some other amazing educators like yourself. DEN tip: You do not have to be a Twitter user to view the tweets, but to share information yourself, you will need an account.

Provider: Discovery Education
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning

Three districts with different models of student tech teams will guest moderate this chat. Their advisors and student members will join the conversation and answer your questions about the role of students as digital leaders. To learn more about #INeLearn, visit http://inelearnchat.blogspot.com/

Provider: Indiana DOE Office of eLearning
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Classroom management, Community-building, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm EST

Hive Learning Networks in collaboration with HOMAGO Geekouts and the National Writing Project will facilitate a series called Learning Aloud Geekouts! offered as part of Connected Educator Month on Thursday afternoons throughout October. The Geekout series will feature a teen host, who will lead a “make” with four other teens alongside formal and informal educators and mentors. Teen-led geekouts are designed to support youth in sharing something they have made with other youth and educators, lead a short “making” opportunity for participants, and get feedback on their work. These sessions will offer educators an opportunity to explore the potential for learning by making, and will empower youth to share their creative process and product, all while supporting connections between youth and educators across formal and informal learning spaces. Learning Aloud Geekouts will be interactive conversations broadcast live from YouTube and will support audience participation via chat and twitter. A full schedule of these events can be found here.

Provider: Educator Innovator, HIVE Learning Networks
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Connected learning, Maker, DIY

Moodle MOOC 3 will start on February 1, 2014 on WizIQ (click here to acces the course). The theme of the current MOOC is collaborative learning and connecting online for instruction and learning. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching through Moodle. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats. Moodle MOOC 3 will also include Moodle for Teachers (M4T) courses for beginners and advanced Moodlers. The courses will be asynchronous (Moodle) and synchronous (WizIQ) with recordings on WizIQ, YouTube, and Vimeo. There will be two learning areas: WizIQ course area and Moodle for Teachers (M4T) Moodle website. The live online sessions and recordings, tutorials (courseware) and ongoing discussions (course feed) will be available in the WizIQ course area. Syllabus for Moodle MOOC 3 on WizIQ Unlike the traditional MOOCs that stress content and course delivery, Moodle MOOC will focus on active learning, reflection, sharing, and collaboration. The aim of the course is for the participants to learn through meaningful connections and social interactions. Participants who wish to receive a certificate of participation will be required to document their learning experiences by keeping a blog, wiki, website, or any other artifact that will include a description and reflection of the live sessions and/or recordings.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Informal learning, out of school learning, Networking, getting connected, Online education, Open educational resources, OER

GlassLab’s SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! will be officially released on November 7. But we’re teaming up with Connected Educator Month for a special preview and early bird giveaway just for the Connected Educator community. Connected Educators, mark your calendars for a special Halloween treat. In this special episode, learn how digital games create rich opportunities for professional learning and collaboration through online communities of player-practitioners. We’re also giving away FREE copies of SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! for your class before its official release date! You can enter the raffle simply by tuning in to the live webinar event.

Provider: Institute of Play
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Assessment, Common core state standards, CCSS, Games

Some of the most innovative approaches to 21st century education are coming from individual school districts and independent schools. Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, will moderate a panel of one school district leader and one independent school leader to discuss the roles they have played in spurring innovation and how these leaders are paving the way to a more innovative school model. This panel will explore the role leadership can play in making this innovation possible. Other leaders and state and federal policymakers stand to learn a great deal from their exemplary stories.

Provider: EdLeader21
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Collaboration, Pedagogy (new and innovations), Professional development, PD
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm EST

It’s hard to believe we’re already getting ready to wrap up–where has the time gone? Connected Educator Month has been a constant flow of learning, creating, collaborating, and connecting. The vast range of events and activities have taught us new things, helped us to examine our teaching and leadership practice, and brought up new questions to be answered. The good news is that this year it’s only a beginning, a time to take stock, reflect, and continue forward. But for now, as the days themselves draw to a close, what can we take away from this month of connection? What have we learned? We will discuss questions and discoveries around the themes of Making It Count–Integrating Formal and Informal PD, Connected Leadership and From Connection To Collaboration.

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Provider: CEM Leadership Team
Event Type: Kickoff, wrapup event, Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning
11:00 am - 11:30 am EST

Group projects come with their own sets of issues, particularly meeting outside of class while still sharing resources. Twiddla is an online meeting “playground” that allows students to get together, brainstorm, and share ideas and online resources for group projects outside of class. This hands-on webinar will explore a Twiddla meeting place and show how it could be useful for groups needing out of class meeting spaces. Join me as we play and share in this online meeting playground.

Provider: Kelli Stair/ Angry Bunny Publishing
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Collaboration, Common core state standards, CCSS, Literacy

Goal for this 60 minute session is to promote teacher and student awareness and involvement in design; to facilitate use to supplement classroom studies.

Robin Stevens Payes has written a YA time travel adventure screenplay, "Out of Time", about a teen genius and da Vinci-wannabe Charley Morton who adapts modern technology to travel to 1492 Florence to meet her Florentine idol, Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo is fascinated by this visitor from another time, but others fear her powerful magic. Her illuminated “slate” reveals unimaginable mysteries that defy the wisdom of even the most enlightened among them. Hunted for witchcraft she must either divulge secrets that will change history or be burned for heresy and, worse, miss winning her school science fair.

Along the way, it became apparent that Charley and her friends were not content to wait to be adapted to the big screen to share their story: they are now tweeting and inviting engagement from teens and adults alike @OutofTimeMovie (https://twitter.com/OutofTimeMovie).

Some people asked how to direct a twitter story at that time, so Robin Stevens Payes created this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un7Hphukscc. She also has a blog post telling the story-behind-the-story (this blog is cross-posted on the TechinEdu blog): http://wordsworkcom.blogspot.com/2013/06/from-carpools-to-time-trav...

She is also working on the novelization of the screenplay as part of a YA series that examines different cultures and characters through the lens of history, science, arts and technology. I'm also in the process of developing a Web site that she would like to use to promote interactive informal learning based on Charley's travels and adventures.

It would be very useful to have seasoned educators, elearning and ed tech specialists involved in the design, implementation and engagement through these various technologies. Robin Stevens Payes would also love to recruit a "Teen Tweet Team" to regularly engage in the Twitter conversation and help direct the adventure going on in that space, and to offer feedback in developing online educational materials to allow teens to learn "deeper" about time periods and these subjects.

Provider: TechinEDU
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Student achievement, Technology (new and emerging), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
09:00 am - 10:00 am EST

Moderated by Mishal Husain, with world-renowned singer-songwriter (and activist) Angélique Kidjo and Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of BRAC. You can pose questions or comments for the speakers in advance and during the event on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) are being promoted as the “next big thing” in education. These courses, which target learners of all ages and at all levels, intend to open access to high-quality content and create new opportunities for online learning. Can MOOCs effectively break down traditional barriers to higher education? John B. MAHAFFIE of Leading Futurists LLC moderates a panel that includes Francisco Marmolejo of The World Bank, Dr. Piotr Mitros of edX, Prof. Pai Obanya of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), and Dr. George Siemens of Athabasca University You can pose questions or comments for the speakers in advance and during the event (this event also has a poll whose results will impact the discussion!) on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global
04:00 am - 04:30 am EST

What's the most important thing for our kids to understand today? The web. Mozilla Executive director Mark Surman argues that the ability to understand and shape the digital world is just as important as learning to read, write and do math. Leaning into fatherhood, punk rock and the DIY movement, he explores the role of playfulness, exploration and hands on experimentation as a way to teach web literacy on a massive scale. You can pose questions or comments for the speakers in advance and during the event on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global

The two landmark UNESCO publications, “Learning to Be” (or what is often referred to as the “Faure Report”), and “Learning: the Treasure Within” (or the “Delors report”), have been key references for international educational development. They have been influential in promoting an integrated and humanistic vision of lifelong learning supported by four pillars: learning to be, to know, to do, and to live together. As the international community takes stock of new developments and educational realities in the approach of the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, it is timely to revisit the four pillars. This would also help to inform the current debates on the post-2015 international development and education agendas. Isabelle Kumar of Euronews moderates a panel that includes Irina Bokova of UNESCO, Dr. Francisco Claro of Elige Educar, Dr. Allan Goodman of the Institute of International Education (IIE), Prof. Kai-ming Cheng of the University of Hong Kong, H.E. Mrs. Angie Motshekga, MP and Mr. Qian TANG of UNESCO. You can pose questions or comments for the speakers in advance and during the event on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global

Darren Cambridge, principal consultant in the Networked Learning Group at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C., shares his observations about trends from this year CEM. He also offers a list of the top movers and shakers who are making waves in connected education.

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Provider: SmartBlog on Education
Event Type: Blog, forum discussions
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning

Like many schools in Albemarle County Schools, Leslie H. Walton Middle School students are treated daily to video announcements. Walton plans to begin uploading these to the Walton YouTube page, so that parents and others can follow along and see the wonderful learning that takes place at our school.

Provider: Leslie H. Walton Middle School
Event Type: Podcast, recording, video
Audience: Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Networking, getting connected
Oct
30
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Teachers Teaching Teachers is exactly what it claims to be – an opportunity for educators to touch base as peers and colleagues about connected learning and daily practice. Held every Wednesday evening at 9pm ET, New York City high school teacher Paul Allison invites open dialogue and conversations, “water cooler style,” among a range of teachers and learners from K-University educators, to developers, artists, mentors, coaches, designers, makers, dreamers and students. Connected Educator Month continues at TTT as we consider the possibilities of connecting as learners and peers throughout the year and in a digital age. This is a perfect time to jump into this collegial and friendly community if you haven't been, and/or reconnect if you are already a TTT fan! TTT is streamed live via Google Hangout at EdTechTalk and includes a chat to increase the numbers who are able to participate.

Provider: New York City Writing Project, NWP
Event Type: Other
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Networking, getting connected
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

This a 60 minute tweetchat using the hashtag #gamemooc. The topic of this week's tweetchat is Makers, Hackers and Gamers: Learners and 21st Century Pedagogy. We'll be looking at the online learning trends and even pedagogy coming out the Maker, Hacker and Gamer communities. BYOD and actively engage in a lively discussion of trends from the Maker Movement, Hack-a-thons as learning projects and the Gamer Disposition. Our tweetchat format is the following: We start by asking you to introduce yourself and your associations and affiliations. We do a quick vocabulary quiz over twitter to make sure everyone is familiar with the terms we are using. Then we do 4-5 questions on the topic. If this is your first time doing a tweetchat, you may want to use a tweet aggregater like twubs at www.twubs.com

Provider: Games MOOC
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Games
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Come and chat with Matt Gomez, superstar and champion of Early Childhood Technology know-how! Matt's know-how and balanced approach to technology and Young Children provide the Early Childhood community with an incredible wealth of resources. The Campfire is held in Blackboard Collaborate.

Provider: Kinderchat
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k
Topic: Technology (how to use)

Greater connection leads to more voice and power. In the spirit of the month, you've decided the topic of our final CEM/National Principals Month chat. It's "How can social media and being a connected educator help school leaders with school and district improvement in this high-stakes and high-stress era?"  

Facilitators

  • Laurie Barron, 2013 MetLife/NASSP National Middle Level Principal of the Year, Evergreen Schools, Inter Lake, MT, @lauriebarron
  • Jimmy Casas, 2013 MetLife/NASSP National High School Principal of the Year Finalist, Bettendorf (IA) High School, @casas_jimmy
  • Tony Sinansis, ES Principal, Cantique Elementary, Jericho, NY, @Cantiague_Lead
Please feel free to contact these amazing connected principals using their Twitter handles (e.g. @lauriebarron), or just join us for the event on Twitter at hashtag #cpchat

Provider: NAESP, NASSP, Connected Principals
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Connected learning, Leadership, Networking, getting connected

Ms. Danielson is an internationally-recognized expert who has taught at all levels, from kindergarten through college, and has also worked in curriculum development. Her current work in the area of teacher effectiveness focuses on the design of teacher evaluation systems that promote professional learning while ensuring teacher quality. Ms. Danielson will discuss how recent revisions to the Framework for Teaching intersect with the Common Core State Standards to promote stronger teaching.

Provider: Share My Lesson
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Accountability, evaluation, Common core state standards, CCSS

Join us for an hour of socializing, connecting, and great conversation with special online "heroes" as guests each night. Steve Hargadon, creator of the Classroom 2.0 network and the FutureofEducation.com interview series, is your host.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Connected learning
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm EST

Join us for a tour of the ePals Global Community as we highlight the features of the site and share tips for the best ways to have a successful collaboration. We will also demonstrate our Jump into ePals project that allows you and your class to have your first collaborative experience under the guidance of an ePals host.

Provider: ePals
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, International, global
05:30 pm - 07:30 pm EST

We're bringing together NYC teachers and informal educators who are designing innovative learning experiences for youth, to make connections and learn about ways to engage with the growing Hive NYC ecosystem.

Provider: Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
Event Type: Other
Audience: Arts educators, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Informal learning, out of school learning, Networking, getting connected

Join Sandra Reed from the Pearson Foundation for the first of three webinars on using My Voice and the 8 Conditions that Make a Difference to improve your school. In this webinar, Sandra will introduce the My Voice three-phase process: Discovery; Community-building and Collaborative Action, then dive into the Discovery phase and how it works.

Sandra will explore how educators can chart a different approach and create concrete solutions by taking a vital first step: measuring student perceptions. The discussion will emphasize the importance of student aspirations using examples from several schools to highlight real obstacles. The webinar will close with an interactive Q&A session and serve as a jumping off point for subsequent webinars on November 20 and December 17.

Provider: edWeb.net and the Pearson Foundation
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Connected learning
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm EST

It’s hard to believe we’re already getting ready to wrap up–where has the time gone? Connected Educator Month has been a constant flow of learning, creating, collaborating, and connecting. The vast range of events and activities have taught us new things, helped us to examine our teaching and leadership practice, and brought up new questions to be answered. The good news is that this year it’s only a beginning, a time to take stock, reflect, and continue forward. But for now, as the days themselves draw to a close, what can we take away from this month of connection? What have we learned? We will discuss questions and discoveries around the themes of Personalized Learning, Innovating STEM and Literacy and 21st Century Classroom Management. Log in here to participate

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Provider: CEM Leadership Team
Event Type: Kickoff, wrapup event, Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Community-building, International, global, Networking, getting connected

IWBs have the potential to be powerful classroom tools, but many teachers find it difficult to use and prepare lessons for them. This webinar introduces Gynzy, a simple web-based IWB program that can help you overcome these challenges. POPstar Mike Jones joins us as well for a look at IWB best practices in general.

Provider: BrainPOP
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use)

Please join the National Association of State Boards of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education for a Connected Educator Month webinar entitled “Leveraging Connected Educators to Implement the Common Core.” This webinar will feature three teacher leaders who are instructional leads in their schools and districts in implementing the Common Core. Sarah Brown-Wessling (an English teacher and department chair at Johnston High School in Iowa), Darren Burris (a mathematics teacher and instructional coach at Boston Collegiate Charter School in Massachusetts), and Heather McGovern (a special education teacher for grades K-3 as well as the Response to Intervention lead at Middletown Elementary School in Kentucky) will engage participants as they discuss strategies for teaching the Common Core as well as highlight helpful resources to facilitate classroom instruction and professional learning. Principals and teachers who participate in this online discussion will be able to take practical strategies for implementation back to their classrooms, schools, and districts. Join moderators Dr. Monica Almond from the Alliance for Excellent Education and Efrain Mercado from the National Association of State Boards of Education for this timely presentation and discussion.

Provider: National Association of State Boards of Education and Alliance for Excellent Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS

Join the product management team from Follett for a look at their latest release of Destiny Library Manager – version 11.5. Don Rokusek and Julie Krater will focus on how Destiny 11.5 makes it easier for your students to find and access all types of digital content – eBooks from many different vendors, age-graded and educator-approved websites (as an alternative to the fire hose of Google), great free databases available on the web, and the paid databases that you invest in for your students. Don and Julie will also overview the latest capabilities available with FollettShelf and Follett Enlight – Follett’s eBook platform. They will highlight access options available on the desktop/workstation, tablet and smartphone devices.

Provider: edWeb.net and Follett
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Technology (how to use)

Author Victoria Bernhardt highlights a framework to assist schools and school districts that want to commit to improving teaching for every teacher, and learning for every student, through the comprehensive use of data. Participants will get an overview of the continuous school improvement cycle and explore the actions of schools committed to using data for continuous improvement.

Provider: Learning Forward
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level
Topic: Data and analytics

Looking to build your leadership skills? Want to continue to develop your vision, skills, and strategies toward educational relevancy? This webinar series is provided to you at no cost and with the idea of providing you convenient and effective quality professional development. October's CEM presentation focuses on a collaborative district in CA. The Oxnard Union HSD is gearing up to implement a new LMS system and will share the process for selection, implementation, and rolling out with the teachers and staff to ensure that students are using 21st Century skills.

Provider: Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL)
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators-secondary
Topic: College and career readiness, Connected learning, Home-to-school, BYOD, BYOT, Leadership

Research has shown that as children grow, they have an increasing desire for autonomy. Self-directed learning is one way of harnessing that natural desire to help students achieve a meaningful learning experience that will last, and carry on into adulthood. This webinar will look at how teachers can encourage and promote student self-directed learning. Hosted by Cindy Bryant, LearnBop's Director of Learning, a former member of the NCTM Board of Directors and winner of a Presidential Award for teaching.

Provider: LearnBop
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, STEM

In the fall of 2013, CoSN (The Consortium for School Networking) partnered with Market Data Retrieval (MDR) to survey school district leaders from around the country on E-rate, broadband and education networks. The purpose the survey was to collect information to inform the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the specific needs of school districts as well as serve as a benchmark for how E-rate’s funding source is used in schools nation-wide. This webinar will share the results of the survey and discuss findings around E-rate, Broadband, Wireless and internal infrastructure.

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Provider: Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--advanced
Topic: Funding, Leadership, Transformation (digital and other)

In the fall of 2013, CoSN (The Consortium for School Networking) partnered with Market Data Retrieval (MDR) to survey school district leaders from around the country on E-rate, broadband and education networks. The purpose the survey was to collect information to inform the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the specific needs of school districts as well as serve as a benchmark for how E-rate’s funding source is used in schools nation-wide. This webinar will share the results of the survey and discuss findings around E-rate, Broadband, Wireless and internal infrastructure.

Provider: Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
Event Type: Webinar
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Topic:

Jump start your digital citizenship program with Digital Passport. Through engaging videos, fun games, and classroom activities designed for grades 3-5, kids earn badges for digital citizenship skills.

Provider: Common Sense Media
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators--elementary
Topic: Professional development, PD

WebTeach.com™ (http://webteach.com) a leader in virtual collaborative initiatives, is pleased to present “Tech-tober,” a month long program of interactive, tech-centric learning opportunities for education and professional development managers.

The third “WebTeachinar” installment is entitled, “Maintaining a Robust PLN (even when you do not have time for breakfast) and will be held Wednesday, October 30 at 9:00 a.m. EST. The one-hour interactive event will be presented by Greg Limperis, CEO of TechinEDU.com.

There is no cost to attend the online session and participants need only a web-enabled device to join.

“I want to help busy professionals streamline the time and effort needed to maintain and grow the relationships that matter,” says Limperis. “It can be much less complicated and resource draining than you think. I hope to sift through the ‘connection chaos’ and show participants what it takes to get it done right.”

“The internet offers us infinite opportunities to connect like never before,” says JW Ray, CEO of WebTeach.com. TechinEDU and WebTeach.com share the common goal of streamlining the process education professionals must undertake to efficiently share knowledge using the best tools on the planet.”

The event is sponsored by OtterBox. They are providing three smart phone cases that will be given away during the presentation. Lisa Flint, Business Development Specialist at OtterBox, will also be assisting with the presentation.

Greg Limperis is an award winning, proven, global leader with nearly a 20-year track record of successfully transforming education through the use of technology. He currently serves as the Director of Technology at the Hampton School District, where he is credited for saving tens of thousands of dollars in software costs through restructuring and cost savings. Greg also holds the title of CEO at TechinEDU.com, a one-stop location for everything related to educational technology. TechinEDU also boasts a robust professional learning network of educators and professionals around the world in order who share best practices when it comes to teaching with technology. Earlier this year Greg became a 2013 Finalist for the EdTech Digest Leadership Award.

To register, please click here. (link will be live by Wed.)

To learn more about WebTeach.com’s virtual classroom solutions, please click here.

Provider: TechinEDU and WebTeach
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Community-building
08:15 am - 09:30 am EST

There is a general consensus on the need to improve the quality, relevance and impact of education. But what innovations should education reforms adopt to make learning more dynamic in and beyond schools? Should the focus be on enlivening and improving traditional approaches to learning and teaching, or should it be on completely re-thinking why, where and how we learn? Anthony McKay of the Centre for Strategic Education moderates a panel that includes Dr. Madhav Chavan of the Pratham Education Foundation, the Hon. Ms. Julia Gillard, Vicki Phillips of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and John Fallon of Pearson. You can pose questions or comments for the speakers in advance and during the event (this event also includes a poll whose results will impact the discussion) on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global

Young people today grow up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, and creation. Yet schools face challenges with behavioral issues that arise from students' use of technology. Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century skill in which students are safe, responsible, and respectful digital media users. Learn about Common Sense Media’s free, research-based, curriculum on digital literacy and citizenship, and sample tools and lesson activities.

Provider: Common Sense Media
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Open educational resources, OER, Professional development, PD

The Hon. Ms. Julia Gillard will discuss the current political, economic and social context for education reform around the world. What are the implications of these different challenges and opportunities for our thinking about the aims of education? And what are the realities facing leaders who are working in complex political environments with multiple stakeholders who may have very different priorities and visions? Ms. Gillard will refer to her experience in leading change in Australia. You can pose questions or comments for the speakers in advance and during the event on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global

Many countries struggle to nurture a pool of high-quality teachers. Should education systems do more to attract, retain and develop teachers or should they now rely more on alternative ways to learn, including technological resources? Mervi Jansson-Aalto of InnoOmnia moderates a panel discussion that includes Jenna Brashear of Vanderbilt, Dr. Ted Chang of Quanta Computer, Dr. Denise Vaillant of the Teaching Profession International Observatory, and Prof. Brasilina Passarelli of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. You can pose questions or comments for the speakers in advance and during the event (there's a poll associated with this event, too, whose results will impact the discussion) on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global

Many governments are under political and economic pressure to turn their school systems around for higher rankings in the international league tables. Canada, South Korea, Singapore and Finland are commonly used models for the nations that hope to improve teaching and learning in their schools. In search of a silver bullet, reformers now turn their attention to teachers, believing that if only they could attract "the best and the brightest" into the teaching profession the quality of education would improve. This presentation by Dr. Pasi Sahlberg of the National Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation (CIMO) argues that just having better teachers in schools will not automatically improve students¹ learning outcomes. Lessons from Finland and other high-performing school systems suggest that we should also protect schools from prescribed teaching, toxic accountability, and unhealthy competition, so that all teachers can use their professional knowledge and skills in the best interests of their pupils. You can pose questions or comments for the speaker in advance and during the event on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global

This plenary session looks at the world’s hardest to reach children who are prevented from accessing education by extreme challenges of geography, poverty, conflict and discrimination. It examines the world’s commitment to universal primary education (MDG2), and the progress made in enrolling and protecting the world’s most vulnerable children, with a special focus on quality sustainable schooling and multi-sector alliances. The session includes a high-level interactive panel session led by Mishal Husain You can pose questions or comments for the speakers in advance and during the event on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global

On October 30 & 31, we want to see the web become a forum full of open reflection about Connected Educator Month. Use the #ce13 hashtag on social channels like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest to tell your story about how Connected Educator Month has influenced you. What did you learn? Did you make a special connection with another learner? How will you use your CEM knowledge in the future?If you’ve got more than 140 characters worth of things to say (and we know most of you do), link to your reflections from Twitter, using the hashtag.

Provider: CEM Leadership Team
Event Type: Kickoff, wrapup event, Other
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning

Have you discovered the unlimited potential of edConnectr for connecting you with…

  • Others who share your interest?
  • Others who are willing to share their expertise with you?
  • Others who would benefit from yours?
  • A Challenge For You To Help Close The Month, And Begin The Rest Of The Year…
  • Epic prizes, including all four books from the CEM Book Clubs!

Provider: InfoNetworks
Event Type: Contest, challenge, game, award
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning
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29

Todd Bloomer is currently an Assistant Principal at a large high school in San Antonio, Texas. His love of his own personal technology has inspired him to help educators incorporate technology into their own classrooms. Join Todd to discuss his work, and to explore ways to support collaborative technology in your classroom and district.

Provider: Teachers.Net
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Networking, getting connected, Technology (new and emerging)

Todd Bloomer: "The last frontier that seems to resist technology is education. We force students to sit in classrooms and listen as teachers dispense information for50 minutes. Some schools discourage the use of phones within their buildings. Other schools still believe using technology can only occur when they take students to the computer lab. If students learn differently today, it’s our job as educators to change how we deliver instruction. How do we do that?"

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Provider: Teachers.Net
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Networking, getting connected, Technology (new and emerging), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

In October, join the Intel Teach Live team as they take another Google Tour of cool resources and tools to use in the classroom. They will demonstrate some of the latest Google resources to use with students and or other educators. Don’t forget to bring your mobile devices to the webinar and to use the Adobe Connect APP- “Connect ” to connect to the webinar.

Provider: Intel Education Teachers Engage Community
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), Technology (new and emerging), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

ISTE's SIGVE (Special Interest Group for Virtual Environments) is holding their second annual SCARY SIM CRAWL AND MACHINIMA FEST, showing off some of the best Education locations in the Virtual World, (SIGVE HQ ) to begin the Sim Crawl to various Educatinal locations. They were greeted at each location with a Halloween encounter and even given a halloween treat. Those more inclined to a passive experience can watch the broadcast live. Tour begins at Edovation Island: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Edovation%20Island/88/178/36. Watch the Broadcast at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUmAxbEkPGA&feature=relmfu Following the Sim Crawl, SIGVE attend a 60 Second Scary Machinima Fest at the Front Range Movie Theatre.

Provider: ISTE SIGVE
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Games

Join us for an hour of socializing, connecting, and great conversation with special online "heroes" as guests each night. Steve Hargadon, creator of the Classroom 2.0 network and the FutureofEducation.com interview series, is your host.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Leadership
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm EST

Come join Tom Daccord, Carl Hooker, and Patrick Larkin as they address strategies for administrators to build connected learning environments in their schools and districts.

Provider: EdTechTeacher
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Higher education educators
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Professional development, PD
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm EST

Join the Discovery Educator Network for an update on all the ways to connect with one of the most active education communities. Find out ways to learn and grow professionally while making connections to your most valuable resource...each other. We'll share all the news you need to know about your DEN community.

Provider: Discovery Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning

Busy teachers need all the time-saving support they can get. Join the ePals' Tools for School team for a look at teacher-created lesson plans and other classroom materials that can come to your aid in:

  • meeting Common Core Standards
  • implementing STEM
  • addressing early childhood literacy
  • integrating music, art and drama into your curriculum
  • helping at-risk kids succeed
Also, learn how you can sell your own lessons on the Tools for School marketplace.

Provider: ePals' Tools For School lesson marketplace
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Literacy, Project-based, problem-based learning, STEM

Join an end-of-Connected-Educator-Month session on exploring peer-driven learning's potential to reimagine learner relationships and make learning more socially meaningful.

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Provider: Educator Innovator, Connected Learning TV
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Networking, getting connected

In the NSTA Learning Center you’ll find more than 3,700 free resources for science educators, including lesson plans, journal articles, and interactive content modules called Science Objects. Join us for this interactive web seminar to get a detailed look at the Learning Center and discover resources you can begin using right away for your own professional learning. This program is designed for educators of grades K–12, especially those who are new to the Learning Center. All participants will receive one free SciPack, (an online, interactive learning module valued at $40), a certificate of participation, and 100 Learning Center activity points for attending and completing the post-program evaluation. An archive and related PowerPoint presentation will be available at the end of the program.

Provider: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use)
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm EST

This "pop-up" learning lab is an opportunity for youth and teachers to learn about various careers related to animals. Kids and teens have a natural love for animals. Stop by to meet 10 different animal professionals and learn how to turn a passion for animals into a rewarding career. Discover the educational and experience requirements for various career paths and participate in hands-on activities at each station. Go to the site to see professionals and activities for this event.

Provider: The Anti-Cruelty Society
Event Type: Other
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: College and career readiness, Connected learning, Informal learning, out of school learning

Explore how digital media can engage students of all ages and ability levels in this guided tour of some of the best visual literacy projects from the Adobe Education Exchange. About the Series: Creative Classroom Activities: Highlights from the Adobe Education Exchange. Adobe Education is pleased to announce a new e-seminar series for teachers who want to re-create their classrooms. Join us weekly for a guided tour of some of the very best activities, lesson plans and resources on the Adobe Education Exchange. Each week, you’ll meet two of the world’s most creative educators and learn how they use Adobe tools to unleash student creativity. Each thirty-minute session will equip you with new ideas you can use immediately in your teaching practice.

Provider: Adobe
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels)
Topic: Open educational resources, OER, Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use)
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm EST

What does Personalized Learning look like? Lisa Welch and Wanda Richardson will take you for a tour of their new K-5 school KM Explore in Wisconsin. Learn about co-teaching teams, flexible learning spaces, and learning plans. David Truss will share show you how inquiry drives learning based on their interest and goals at the Inquiry Hub. Both of these schools are in their first year and we are following their journey. Join us and participate int he conversations.

Provider: Personalize Learning, LLC
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--intermediate
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Project-based, problem-based learning

How can we integrate mathematics with science, technology, and engineering for young children? Science and engineering provide excellent contexts to build number sense in measurement and working with data in the primary grades. Join us with Sara Delano Moore, Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind, to talk about potential design challenges and strategies to expand family engagement.

Provider: edWeb.net and ETA hand2mind
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, STEM
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm EST

Global Gateway’s emphasis on global inquiry provides teachers with opportunities to see how to combine globalizing strategies and best practices in ESL teaching. Our approach encourages experiential, hands-on and inquiry-based approaches to enhance teaching with curricular standards. These kinds of authentic learning opportunities allow English language learners to name and describe their experiences in English our inquiry model encourages learners to think at multiple levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. You will: explore Global Gateway’s inquiry model; learn how global inquiry can support a culturally sensitive teaching environment that reflects your English-language learners’ diversity; learn how global inquiry facilitates teaching with curricular standards

Provider: VIF International Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: International, global, Professional development, PD, Technology (new and emerging)
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm EST

Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers. Graphite was built by teachers for teachers. Graphite’s dynamic community shares personal reviews and Field Notes about how to use specific learning products in the classroom. Come to the Open House to learn more about what Graphite offers and how to get involved!

Provider: Common Sense Media
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Games, Mobile, tablets, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

With so many resources available for Global Collaboration, elementary teachers often spend hours sifting through tools and practices to find the select few that will be successful for young learners. In this high-energy session, attendees learn about powerful web resources and best practices that are perfect for our youngest learners. With ideas for tools like Google Docs, Storybird, Voicethread, ePals, Skype, Flockdraw and more, participants will learn how to find other teachers and classes who are interested in collaborating, how to set-up 21st century learning activities that promote global awareness and real world problem solving, and easily implement these new tools in their classroom. In no time, elementary students can be blogging; digital storytelling; sharing videos, images, knowledge or skills; and even creating websites with other students across the classroom and around the world. Nancye Blair Black is an award-winning educator who promotes progressive technology-enriched educational practices empowering students to succeed. She has been an ISTE Emerging Leader and PBS Teachers Innovation Award-winner. Nancye is on the Florida Society for Technology in Education (FSTE) Board and chairs ISTE's Special Interest Group for 3D in Education (SIG3D). Her blogs and resources can be found at www.EngagingEducation.net and www.InDepthEducation.com.

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Provider: FSTE (Florida Society for Technology in Education)
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Language arts educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, International, global, Project-based, problem-based learning

This event introduces PowerUp WHAT WORKS, a free online professional learning environment that supports educators in their efforts to enhance teaching and learning to ensure that struggling students and those with disabilities can meet the Common Core State Standards. PowerUp offers “anytime, anyplace” resources and tools for teachers, PD facilitators, teacher educators, and school leaders. Our approach combines evidence-based practices and universal design for learning to personalize instruction in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math supported with technology. It offers teachers the opportunity for self-directed learning and PD facilitators and teacher educators the information they need to enhance the preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers. PowerUp Offers Teachers Instructional Strategy Guides on how to use and differentiate 17 ELA and Math evidence-based instructional strategies with technology Tech Matters Blog posts with ideas to use in your classroom today PowerUp Offers PD Facilitators and Teacher Educators Facilitator Guide to customize PowerUp materials PD Support Materials to help you when launching and implementing PowerUp PowerUp Offers School Leaders and Administrators Technology Implementation Practice Guide which offers Leadership Teams best practice recommendations to foster school-wide technology implementation Leadership Team Support Materials to guide development, implementation, and evaluation of a technology implementation plan

Provider: This event will be hosted by PowerUp WHAT WORKS, which is a product of the Center for Technology Implementation, operated by American Institutes for Research in collaboration with Educational Development Center and CAST. The Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under grant number H327G090004.
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Language arts educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Professional development, PD, Special needs, universal design for learning

The webinar will provide knowledge about aligning the Common Core State Standards with a reading/writing workshop instructional model in elementary settings. This base of knowledge will be utilized to better understand how to meet the academic and linguistic needs of English language learners within the reading/writing workshop model. In order to best support the needs of diverse classrooms, the presentation of engaging activities and children's literature examples will focus on comprehension and meaning making through the use of integrated reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and visually representing. The workshop will provide strategies to address the needs of students of poverty and English language learners in diverse classrooms using balanced literacy within the workshop model. The webinar will begin by addressing ways to use data to drive and differentiate instruction according to students’ linguistic needs within the workshop model. Next, the presenter will share instructional strategies and differentiation techniques that align with and support the Common Core State Standards. Suggested fiction and nonfiction children’s literature will be presented during the strategies discussion. Classroom examples and student work will be shared to provide a deeper understanding of how the aligned instructional strategies assist in the language and literacy development of elementary English language learners with a wide range of language proficiency levels.

Provider: edWeb.net and Follett
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Language arts educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm EST

If you are an edtech coach or work with your fellow teachers to help them use technology effectively for teaching and learning, this chat is for you! Join us for the ISTE SIGETC (special interest group for educational technology coaches) monthly chat via Twitter hashtag #sigetc. Non members welcome! October topic is "Integration Models that Inform Your Coaching Style."

Provider: ISTE - SIGETC
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm EST

Multimedia essays more accurately reflect the genre of online writing. The ability to use multimedia pieces within an essay helps expand the creativity of authors and the accessibility of readers to the ideas in the essay. The tools of writing need to make the writing process easier, not more difficult. Lino is an online canvas and sticky application that hosts multimedia essays easily. Join me as I demonstrate how Lino hosts multimedia essays.

Provider: Kelli Stair/ Angry Bunny Publishing
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: College and career readiness, Literacy, Mobile, tablets
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm EST

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 Support Coordinator, Tania Rashid, will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you might have about TIGed's offerings.

Provider: TakingITGlobal
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Open educational resources, OER, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Young people today grow up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, and creation. Yet schools face challenges with behavioral issues that arise from students’ use of technology. Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century skill in which students are safe, responsible, and respectful digital media users. Learn about Common Sense Media’s free, research-based, curriculum on digital literacy and citizenship, and sample tools and lesson activities.

Provider: Common Sense Media
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Open educational resources, OER, Professional development, PD
08:30 am - 09:45 am EST

Countries around the world are increasingly focused on strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to support economic competitiveness. Education systems are thus under pressure to meet such political and economic demands. Do all learners need high-level STEM skills and how can STEM education be improved to meet diverse learners’ needs? Mr. Harjiv Singh of Salwan Media moderates a panel discussion that includes Khalid Aboujassoum of ibTECHar Technologies, Ahmed Almeer of Weill Cornell Medical College, Claudia Dreifus of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and Conrad Wolfram of WOLFRAM. You can pose questions or comments for the speakers in advance or during the session on the Go To Event page we're sending you to (for this event, there's also a poll there that will impact the discussion) , as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global

Young people today grow up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, and creation. Yet schools face challenges with behavioral issues that arise from students' use of technology. Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century skill in which students are safe, responsible, and respectful digital media users. Learn about Common Sense Media’s free, research-based, curriculum on digital literacy and citizenship, and sample tools and lesson activities.

Provider: Common Sense Media
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Open educational resources, OER, Professional development, PD, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
08:00 am - 08:30 am EST

Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock started her journey in Science Communication from the standpoint of wanting to encourage more youth (especially girls) to consider jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). However, over the years her emphasis on youth has changed to include a much more general audience for three reasons. First, the older generation still has great influence over young people and, if you captivate the parents, the children will often follow. Second, STEM is very much part of our lives. To use it to its true potential, it is vital to understand its scope and limitations. Lastly, STEM practitioners need to be guided ethically and responsibly by the public, but to do this effectively society needs to be STEM literate. You can pose questions or comments for the speaker in advance or during the session on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global
04:00 am - 05:15 am EST

There is a growing disconnect between the learning we have and the learning we need in the 21st century. Yet learning must be accessible, meaningful and relevant to modern challenges. In this first thematic plenary session, panelists will discuss key priorities for innovation to meet needs and to revitalize learning. The panel will be moderated by Anthony McKay of the Centre for Strategic Education, and include Dr. Mamphela Aletta Ramphele of Agang SA, Androulla Vassiliou of the European Commisssion, and Yasar Jarrar of Bain & Company. You can pose questions or comments for the speakers in advance or during the session on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global
03:30 am - 04:30 am EST

Teaching, as Jean-Jacques Rousseau said, must teach us how to live. Pupils or students must learn how to live in their society and world. Nevertheless, though the subjects taught contribute to individuals' professional lives, they often neglect their personal lives, their positions as members of a community, citizens and human beings in our present planetary era. On the one hand, the compartmentalization of discipline-based knowledge, in teaching and research, makes it impossible to tackle fundamental global problems. At the same time, knowledge of many vital problems facing our civilization is not taken into account. That is why, in his book Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future, Edgar Morin emphasizes the need to introduce all of these problems at all levels of education. You can pose questions or comments for the speaker in advance or during the session on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global

This year's WISE Summit theme – Reinventing Education for Life – foregrounds the urgent need to make education more relevant to the global realities of life today and the crucial role of innovation in achieving this. The opening session will set the scene and announce the agenda for the three days of debates and other sessions that will follow. It will include short speeches by Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, and Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Ph.D., Chairman of WISE, and be moderated by Ms. Mishail Husain. A highlight of the session will be the announcement of this year's WISE Prize for Education laureate.     You can pose questions or comments for the speakers in advance or during the session on the Go To Event page we're sending you to, as well as by using the conference's Twitter hashtag: #WISE13

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global
02:00 am - 10:00 am EST

This is a leading international conference in education that takes place over the course of three days in Doha, Qatar (in the Middle East). A number of events in this conference will be live streamed to us, and they've been listed as separate events on the CEM calendar. Many others will be made available on a delayed basis (check the website regularly for them). Most of the events (whether live-streamed or on delay) allow you to ask questions or provide feedback to the speakers either in advance or during the event (you can also do this via the conference's Twitter hashtag, #WISE13). Some of the sessions also have polls associated with them, whose results will impact the discussions. In addition to the sessions themselves, the WISE Summit website also provides a number of other interactive opportunities and a rich library of resources.

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Provider: World Innovation Summit for Education
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global
Oct
28
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is guest moderating the weekly Twitter chat #edtechchat. The founders and co-moderators of #edtechchat are @thomascmurray @katrinastevens1 @s_bearden @iplante @ajpodchaski. The topic: Being a Connected Educator. Join us!

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Provider: #Edtechchat
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Professional development, PD

Join us for an hour of socializing, connecting, and great conversation with special online "heroes" as guests each night. Steve Hargadon, creator of the Classroom 2.0 network and the FutureofEducation.com interview series, is your host.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Classroom management
07:00 pm - 08:15 pm EST

Get to the “Core” of literacy in your K-8 classroom using TeachersFirst resources. Participants will view and explore resources that help develop key literacy skills and address Common Core standards. Resources that promote collaboration and individual skill work will be shared. Participants will explore and discuss how resources can be utilized in their own classroom. This session is for teachers at ALL Technology Comfort Levels As a result of this session and through individual follow-up, teachers will: • Gather ideas by exploring 6 -10 literacy resources on TeachersFirst. • Explore and practice with the suggested resources. • Investigate and discuss lesson ideas offered in reviews and by other participants in the session. • List and discuss curriculum projects or activities their students could do with their chosen resources. • (Follow-up) Implement one of the provided resources into an upcoming teaching unit or lesson. Applicable NETS-T standards (2008)*: 1a and d, 2a, b, and c, 3b and c, 5a

Provider: TeachersFirst/The Source for Learning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Common core state standards, CCSS, Student achievement

Kickoff Webinar with authors

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Provider: CEM
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Collaboration, Leadership, Networking, getting connected
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm EST

Join us for our community’s next webinar to learn how using voice through podcasting can change your class or school and motivate your students and community. Elementary school principal Adam Welcome will show us how students can record from ANY device and share with the world. We will explore many ideas for audio podcasts such as student council speeches, book reviews, collaborative recordings with your entire class/staff, as well as music performances. See how easy it is to share these podcasts via Twitter, school blog, website, SMS message, and other channels using each podcast’s unique URL. Find out how to quickly track how many “plays” each podcast receives with analytics. Join Adam on October 28th to learn how to add free, fun, simple and Common Core aligned audio podcasts to your classroom or school!

Provider: edWeb.net and Audioboo
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)

As we’ve known for years, educational games hold tremendous potential to transform education. Yet the process is a difficult climb for both educators and game developers. While a few games have enjoyed both commercial and educational success, these remain the exception. Games-based learning is a broad category; all games are not alike, and many can fall into multiple categories. Game designers Dan White (founder, Filament Games) and Derek Luebbe (creator, simCEO) explore some of the possible distinctions within the current games environment, share relevant examples, and clarify the specific benefits and challenges these games present for both educators and developers. In both design, implementation, and degree of effectiveness, there remain many unanswered questions for how developers and educators can effectively utilize games to teach topics that vary from content recall to 21st Century skills - and everything in between. This webinar will provide a closer look at some of the challenges faced by game designers and educators in their quest to utilize games-based learning and transform education. Dan and Derek will share their perspective on current barriers, and how both are trying to overcome these barriers by working more collaboratively with educators to meet needs. The webinar will close with a call to action for listeners and some time for feedback, questions, and suggestions.

Provider: edWeb.net, Filament Games, and SIIA
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Mathematics educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Games, Mobile, tablets, Technology (new and emerging)

Every day we celebrate our students' success and learning. How can we take it global? This webinar by an elementary media specialist and a district tech integrator in Regional School District 13, Durham, CT, provides rich examples of opportunities for you and your students to participate in Global Learning Celebrations. Each event includes tips on how to get started and targets from the Common Core State Standards.

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Provider: Dr. Rita Oates
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Common core state standards, CCSS, International, global

Intel Education welcomes Peter Grunwald and Li Kramer Halpern of Grunwald Associates LLC to share findings based on Grunwald Associates’ Mobile Kids Study to provide educators with an insider’s view of recommendations made to the education industry. This webinar will showcase data and recommendations typically intended for corporate users illustrating how parents perceive the current and potential use of mobile devices for learning and how this information may help companies create successful products for the education market. This is a unique opportunity to understand industry insights as well as share your own experience using technology to support various teaching and learning initiatives. The Mobile Kids Study was conducted by Grunwald Associates in partnership with the Learning First Alliance and underwritten by AT&T, is based on a robust, nationally representative survey of parents of children aged three to 18.

Provider: Intel Education, Grunwald Associates LLC
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Mobile, tablets, Parents, other stakeholders, Technology (new and emerging)

This is the opening webinar for the Fall 2014 Games Based Learning MOOC. Let’s look at the online learning trends and even pedagogy coming out the Maker, Hacker and Gamer communities. Makers, Hackers and Gamers are self-directed, self-organizing and fluent online learners. At the same time, their learning is hugely collaborative driven by problem based learning in affinity groups that consistently use online technologies. We’ll discussion the Maker Movement, Hack-a-thons as learning projects and the Gamer Disposition. Come explore what can be integrated into your classroom to increase student engagement and where you can find the resources and technologies commonly used by these communities to connect online.

Provider: Games MOOC
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Games
01:00 pm - 01:45 pm EST

We will Ustream our panel discussion of administrators, teachers, students, and parents about our One-to-One laptop initiative, two months in.

Provider: Jackson P. Burley Middle School
Event Type: Other
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators-secondary
Topic: Transformation (digital and other), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

- Russell Altenburg, Assistant Director for Education, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation (moderator) - John Wm. Covington, Chancellor, The Education Achievement Authority of Michigan (EAA) - Alex Hernandez, Partner, Charter School Growth Fund Leading systems change in education requires creating room for innovation, setting a strong vision and creating collective capacity to manage transformation at all levels of the education system. This luncheon keynote panel will inspire and challenge our thinking on leading change as they share compelling stories of their successes and lessons learned toward the ultimate goal of dramatically improving learning environments at scale via personalized, student-centered learning. Their commitment to equity and excellence for our nation’s most challenged youth — with a central and nonnegotiable focus on students — shines through in their work to transform teaching and learning in schools. These leaders are managing different levels of systems change and are forging pathways to new learning models with the goal of significant advancements in learner growth and outcomes. Be inspired as the keynote panel engages in frank discussion, sharing their guiding vision and roadmaps for achieving their goal as leaders of systems change to bring mastery-based, personalized learning models to scale.

Provider: iNACOL
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: College and career readiness, Leadership, Online education

- Director Richard Crandall, Wyoming Department of Education - Representative Alisha Morgan, Georgia House of Representatives - Deputy Secretary James Shelton, U.S. Department of Education How are policy makers removing barriers and addressing goals to enable all students to leverage a variety of transformed learning experiences and environments (blending digital components and learning online — in and out of school) to ensure that they are ready for the world? As educators on the ground are driving the big idea of competency education, it is gaining traction in federal, state and local policy at all levels. To meet the vision of competency-based education, policy makers and practitioners need to think differently about almost every aspect of our education system. Policy leaders from federal and state government will provide a vision of the future of policy toward student-centered learning — from addressing broadband infrastructure needs to policies that focus on competency development, rather than seat-time. Panelists will explore policy strategies and approaches to unleash innovation, improve technology infrastructure, provide better transparency of quality programs and create space for innovation.

Provider: iNACOL
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: College and career readiness, Leadership, Transformation (digital and other)

Focused on the potential collaborative use of the social curation tool Pinterest, the Pinnovation blog will offer weekly posts on Connected Educator Month themes and highlight related boards that INeLearn is pinning to http://www.pinterest.com/INelearn/boards/

Provider: Indiana DOE Office of eLearning
Event Type: Content collection, database, exhibit, gallery
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning

This is the fifth iteration of the Games Based Learning MOOC. The Games MOOC is open course for educators who want to learn more about games, simulations and game-like environments for education. For Fall 2013, we are exploring educational engagement in the Maker movement, hacking along with the CCCS Hackathon project as it develops, the gamer disposition, modding and game building. We will have a particular focus on Minecraft and board game building for beginners. Come join us in a discussion and the exploration.

Provider: Games MOOC
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Games
Oct
27
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Twitterchat for educators to share and learn about topics of interest: PLN, Game Elements, Flipping Class, EdTech, STEM and much more!

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Provider: @tom_kilgore
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Mobile, tablets

Moodle is a course and learning management system that caters to blended and fully online programs. The participants will explore some of the activities available in a Moodle course. There will be a discussion on some of the challenges and best practices involved in using Moodle as a course and learning management system for the blended learning, blended online learning, the flipped class, and fully online programs.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Arts educators, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Informal learning, out of school learning, Online education, Professional development, PD, Project-based, problem-based learning, Technology (how to use)
10:00 am - 04:15 pm EST

A free "unconference" conference for educators - a day spent learning, sharing, connecting and reflecting with others in the field. Recognized as an official edcamp event, #JEDCampSFBay is especially inviting to educators in the Jewish education systems.

Provider: JEDCampSFBay Founder & Organizer, Debby Jacoby Hosted by, Jewish Community HIgh School of the Bay
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Foreign language educators (all levels), Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Community-building, Connected learning, Professional development, PD

The iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will bring together more than 2,200 experts, leading practitioners and educators, innovators and policymakers from from national, state, district, private and other programs to network and learn at the premier K-12 blended and online learning conference. Experts in K-12 blended and online education will have robust networking opportunities; learn about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities for new learning models; engage in interactive session presentations; and gain access to the latest research and best practices reports. The symposium highlights the cutting-edge work in K-12 blended and online education across the country. The only national conference focused solely on K-12 blended and online learning in such a comprehensive way, the Symposium attracts the highest-level practitioners and policymakers seeking to develop innovative programs within educational institutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico and abroad each year.

Provider: iNACOL
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Leadership, Online education, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning

#IAedchat is an on-line twitter chat held each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. CST. This weeks topic will address "disruptors" in education - In what ways can we disrupt the traditional educational model of school and provide meaningful alternatives to educate our children?

Provider: #IAedchat - Jimmy Casas, Matt Degner, Aaron Becker
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)
Oct
26
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm EST

At the ISTE 2013 conference, the most popular virtual world was a 8 bit design, Lego looking, user created sandbox genre game known as Minecraft. It’s easy to understand the appeal – Minecraft is easy to access and fun to create in. At the Special Interest Group - Virtual Environments (SIGVE) Open House and the SIGVE Playground, educators continually stopped and told us of its popularity and also how they had just started an after school club. So a few educational group banded together after the conference and built up areas on a server in less than a week and held the first open house on July 13, 2013. Minecraft is a virtual environment that this collaborative group of connected educators will continue to explore, create, build and and play in during 2013 and 2014. So come join us at our open house and discussion!

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Provider: Games MOOC, rgMOOC, ISTE SIGVE and Inevitable Instructors
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Games
12:30 pm - 02:30 pm EST

As educators across the nation team up via social media to improve learning for kids, the Edcamp Foundation has teamed up with MIT Media Lab and the National Writing Project to help educators debrief and reflect on their learning by offering a virtual Edcamp experience via an "unhangouts" platform. "Unhangouts" leverage Google Hangouts but add special functionality so that we can truly simulate the Edcamp experience in an online space. Come join us in this endeavor and, in true Edcamp style, add your important thinking into the mix!

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Provider: Educator Innovator
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Community-building, Connected learning, Professional development, PD

It's said that the best way to learn is to teach it. I have learned most of the things through self-initiatives and in collaboration with colleagues by sharing my thoughts and learning from theirs.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Arts educators, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Open educational resources, OER, Transformation (digital and other)
09:00 am - 04:30 pm EST

These one-day workshops are highly-participatory events; not the traditional “sit & get” seminar, come ready to dive into the discussions about Flipped Learning, help create the afternoon agenda, and share your success stories and lessons learned. Prior experience in flipping your class is NOT required, but a willingness to be open to increased job satisfaction, increased student learning, and some classroom chaos is mandatory! Bring your wireless device to fully participate in workshop.

Provider: Flipped Learning Network, Illinois Computing Educators (ICE)
Event Type: Other
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Flipped classrooms, school-to-home
08:00 am - 03:30 pm EST

These one-day workshops are highly-participatory events; not the traditional “sit & get” seminar, come ready to dive into the discussions about Flipped Learning, help create the afternoon agenda, and share your success stories and lessons learned. Prior experience in flipping your class is NOT required, but a willingness to be open to increased job satisfaction, increased student learning, and some classroom chaos is mandatory! Bring your wireless device to fully participate in workshop.

Provider: Flipped Learning Network, PAECT
Event Type: Other
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Flipped classrooms, school-to-home
08:00 am - 03:00 pm EST

St. Joseph County, Michigan will be hosting their first Google Camp for their teachers and others who want to attend. All our 9 county schools are using Google Apps for Education so we wanted to host a face to face conference to help make connections as we learn together. Gary Abud , Michigan Teacher of the Year, will be our Keynote SPeaker

Provider: St. Joseph County Technology Consortium
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Technology (how to use), Transformation (digital and other), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
Oct
25

Join us for an hour of socializing, connecting, and great conversation with special online "heroes" as guests each night. Steve Hargadon, creator of the Classroom 2.0 network and the FutureofEducation.com interview series, is your host.

Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Connected learning

Dr Nancy Zingrone, a 30-year veteran in research and education in scientific parapsychology, talks about the challenges to those who wish to expose new generations of scholars and scientists to the research on seemingly psychic phenomena, on exceptional and spiritual experiences, when teaching these topics are forbidden by universities and accrediting agencies in many countries. She highlights how online education has opened a new venue for getting the history, the methods, the findings, and the passion for these topics across in an affordable way to those who want to know.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Connected learning, Online education, Transformation (digital and other)
02:30 pm - 03:30 pm EST

Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers. Graphite was built by teachers for teachers. Graphite’s dynamic community shares personal reviews and Field Notes about how to use specific learning products in the classroom. Come to the Open House to learn more about what Graphite offers and how to get involved!

Provider: Common Sense Media
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Technology (how to use)

The HP Catalyst Academy is a fresh approach to accelerate professional learning among STEMx educators (science, technology, engineering, math and all the other digital age disciplines). The academy provides personalized and powerful mini-courses that inspire and transform teaching practices. Join ISTE for an informational interview with Academy Fellows Alex Chisholm, Learning Games Network; Mano Talaiver, Longwood University; and Michael Furdyk, TakingITGlobal.

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Provider: ISTE
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning, Open educational resources, OER, STEM

In conjunction with Connected Educator Month, the directors of Hive New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh had a conversation at the Mozilla Festival in London to share how these networks are linking academic achievement, peer social networks, and personal interests so that youth can learn anytime, anywhere.

Provider: HIVE Networks, MacArthur
Event Type: Other
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Connected learning, International, global
Oct
24
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST

#DENChat is a weekly Twitter chat organized by members of the Discovery Educator Network. It’s a great way to get started with Twitter and meet some other amazing educators like yourself. DEN tip: You do not have to be a Twitter user to view the tweets, but to share information yourself, you will need an account.

Provider: Discovery Education
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST

Blogging provides a means to expand your reflection on the learning you gain from your practice and your PLN. Some blog in order to share resources they have found valuable. There are many Indiana educators who blog for these reasons and tonight we will discuss what effects blogging has had on the transformation of instruction and learning. Learn more about #INeLearn at http://inelearnchat.blogspot.com/

Provider: Indiana DOE Office of eLearning
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Professional development, PD

In this installment of the Intel Education Mobile Learning Series, Lisa Henry, math teacher at Brookfield High School, Brookfield, Ohio and Lead Organizer of Twitter Math Camp, will share how the Math Twitter Blogosphere (MTBoS) community has evolved over the last 4-5 years. She will discuss how face-to-face meetings have helped the community grow and share some of the resources that are available from the MTBoS community. Lisa will also share from her experiences as a connected educator what has been beneficial to her and how she has dealt with the challenges of being connected.

Provider: Intel Education Teachers Engage Community
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Community-building, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD

Join us for an hour of socializing, connecting, and great conversation with special online "heroes" as guests each night. Steve Hargadon, creator of the Classroom 2.0 network and the FutureofEducation.com interview series, is your host.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Professional development, PD

This show will bring together authors of Reading in a Participatory Culture (2012) and the complementary digital book Flows of Reading, to discuss what it means to be a reader and writer in an increasingly participatory culture. Both books exemplify an expanded concept of the term "text" and model a new type of reader -- one who reads across different media and understands reading as an act of sharing, deconstructing, and making meaning. We hope to open a conversation about what "counts" as reading and all the kinds of reading we perform in our everyday lives.

Provider: National Writing Project
Event Type: Podcast, recording, video
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning, Literacy

When you're implementing a new technology, new device, or can't figure out why something doesn't work, there are ways to find help beyond a simple Google search. This will be a one hour presentation available for viewing online.

Provider: Discovery Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning
07:00 pm - EST

PLPress is a unique publishing venture brought to you by Powerful Learning Practice. At PLPress, we do things differently: our authors retain copyright over their work and share equally in profits with PLPress. In this 60-minute webinar, chat with our current and future PLPress authors about everything from digital portfolios for students to “teaching in high gear” and connected learning for primary grades. Featuring live chat with authors Kathy Cassidy, Matt Renwick, and Pernille Ripp with video contributions from Marsha Ratzel.

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Provider: Powerful Learning Practice
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Connected learning, Professional development, PD, Student achievement
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm EST

The buzz about common core and informational text has been around since the standards were released. How do eBooks fit into this equation? Is it different providing accessing to resources electronically instead of print? Are you purchasing more eBooks in non-fiction or fiction? Come join the discussion as we dive into Informational eBooks!

Provider: edWeb.net and Rourke Educational Media
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Mobile, tablets, Technology (new and emerging), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm EST

Hive Learning Networks in collaboration with HOMAGO Geekouts and the National Writing Project will facilitate a series called Learning Aloud Geekouts! offered as part of Connected Educator Month on Thursday afternoons throughout October. The Geekout series will feature a teen host, who will lead a “make” with four other teens alongside formal and informal educators and mentors. Teen-led geekouts are designed to support youth in sharing something they have made with other youth and educators, lead a short “making” opportunity for participants, and get feedback on their work. These sessions will offer educators an opportunity to explore the potential for learning by making, and will empower youth to share their creative process and product, all while supporting connections between youth and educators across formal and informal learning spaces. Learning Aloud Geekouts will be interactive conversations broadcast live from YouTube and will support audience participation via chat and twitter. A full schedule of these events can be found here.  

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Provider: Educator Innovator, HIVE Learning Networks
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Connected learning, Maker, DIY

As schools increasingly integrate technology, they face challenges with behavioral issues that arise from students, such as cyberbullying, inappropriate sharing, and plagiarism. Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century skill in which students are safe, responsible, and respectful participants in a digital world. Join Common Sense Media to learn about free CCSS-aligned curricular resources for both low and high-tech classrooms to teach digital citizenship, and how to implement digital citizenship in your school. We will cover: • K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, with parent resources, available online or in e-book format for iPads • Digital Passport, an interactive learning game for students in grades 3-5 that teaches and tests the basics of digital safety, etiquette, and citizenship. Available online (free) and in Google Play and the Apple App Store. • Best practices from schools nationwide on implementing digital citizenship

Provider: edWeb.net and Common Sense Media
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning, Networking, getting connected, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm EST

In a highly visual world, effective presentation of information requires visual media. Infographics use images, graphics, charts, videos, and other visual media to present information without an abundance of text. Glogster is a free, interactive poster tools that makes creating your own infographics a snap. Join me as I demonstrate how to use Glogster to find and create infographics.

Provider: Kelli Stair/ Angry Bunny Publishing
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: College and career readiness, Common core state standards, CCSS, Technology (how to use)

What does implementation of 21st century education really look like? In order to help schools and districts with this work the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) and EdLeader21 have teamed up to present an 8-part webinar series. Step 6 covers your ability to engage and support every teacher in their practice around the 4Cs. Are you allowing teachers enough autonomy for 4Cs lesson planning and instruction? Are you giving teachers feedback, including 21st century evaluations, that will help them improve their 4Cs pedagogy? Valerie Greenhill, Chief Learning Officer of Edleader21, and Helen Soule, Executive Director of P21, will moderate a panel of education leaders who will share strategies and tools that can be used to support teachers in implementing the 4Cs. FEATURING Randy Fielding Chairman and Founding Partner Fielding Nair International Donna Harris-Aikens Director, Education Policy and Practice National Education Association Dana Strother Chief Academic Officer Douglas County School District (CO)

Provider: EdLeader21 and P21
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Leadership, Professional development, PD, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Teachers and administrators have always had the difficult challenge of choosing or developing print resources and materials that align with standards and effectively engage all students. With the explosion of available new digital resources such as websites, apps, and games, the number of potential resources available to teachers has dramatically increased; however educators now have the additional challenge of trying to figure out which digital resources best support the classroom and align with their curriculum. In our community’s next webinar, Dr. Tim Hudson will share ideas for strategically choosing resources that not only align with your curriculum, but also enhance student learning outcomes, especially for schools using blended learning models. We’ll explore how the quality of digital learning experiences is just as important as the quality of classroom learning experiences, as well as how new technologies should be used to do more than act as a digital substitute for existing print resources. Join us to learn to evaluate whether resources are aligned with content and process standards, and also how to best leverage new technologies to support the success of all students.

Provider: edWeb.net and DreamBox Learning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS

This online event will be a Common Sense Media presentation and discussion about the media and technology landscape and your kids' media use.

Provider: K12
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Online education, Technology (how to use), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

By their very construct, traditional classroom tools are static and developed to meet the needs of an average learner. But, the technology available today is better and smarter, making it possible for digital learning to personalize—and improve—the learning experience for all students. Hear Rick M. Hess of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) talk about the digital learning trends that are making personalized learning possible—and the benefits students are reaping as a result.

Provider: Edgenuity
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Online education, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Student achievement

Mindset—a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck can determine whether a student focuses on improving instead of focusing on how smart he or she is. This session will focus on promoting a growth mindset that fosters student motivation, productivity, and the learning of mathematics. Hosted by LearnBop's Director of Learning Cindy Bryant, a former member of the NCTM Board of Directors and winner of a Presidential Award for teaching.

Provider: LearnBop
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Higher education educators, Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, STEM, Student achievement

Through its focus on inquiry and global learning, VIF’s k-12 curriculum promotes higher order thinking and analysis skills and truly pushes the process of inquiry to the next level by emphasizing the creation of an artifact, a process which leads to a better understanding of the academic content. You will explore how to write curriculum that:

  • Includes cultural explorations and world discovery in perfect alignment with academic standards;
  • Transforms information into “useable knowledge” by offering students experiential, “create to learn” opportunities. This allows them to look beyond topics and grasp the material conceptually; structures reflection and self-monitoring (i.e metacognition) as a well-defined, purposeful process, which contributes to deeper learning;
  • Empowers students to take control of their learning and makes self-directed learning the norm.

Provider: VIF International Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: International, global, Professional development, PD, Technology (new and emerging)

Through its focus on inquiry and global learning, VIF’s k-12 curriculum promotes higher order thinking and analysis skills and truly pushes the process of inquiry to the next level by emphasizing the creation of an artifact, a process which leads to a better understanding of the academic content. You will explore how to write curriculum that:

  • Includes cultural explorations and world discovery in perfect alignment with academic standards;
  • Transforms information into “useable knowledge” by offering students experiential, “create to learn” opportunities. This allows them to look beyond topics and grasp the material conceptually; structures reflection and self-monitoring (i.e metacognition) as a well-defined, purposeful process, which contributes to deeper learning;
  • Empowers students to take control of their learning and makes self-directed learning the norm.

Provider: VIF International Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: International, global, Professional development, PD, Technology (new and emerging)

While YouTube and Tumblr have been around for years, changes made to both platforms have delivered a world of opportunities for communication and marketing professionals. Along with the growth and popularity of Google Plus, these three platforms are sleeping giants for schools to do meaningful and valuable outreach and marketing. This free webinar will explore how school districts and organizations can utilize these platforms to increase visual storytelling and virtual connecting with constituents.

Provider: Public Assembly PR
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Parents, other stakeholders

The goal of this session is to think beyond the Learning Management System (LMS) structure for course delivery, to include creating virtual spaces that support personal development and lifelong learning for both students and the educators who teach them. Here is a link to Dr. Anita's page where you can get more information about the presenter:

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Flipped classrooms, school-to-home, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Technology (new and emerging)

A school’s success cannot be measured by just one test. A district’s goals and objectives should be defined by the success of students in all areas.

The balanced scorecard is a tool that helps align core activities to the mission, vision and strategy of the organization. It originated from the Harvard Business School as a performance measurement framework. The scorecard examines both financial and non-financial measures to provide leaders with a more balanced view of the organization.

In this live 60-minute webinar, Dr. Alice Owen will explain how participants can develop a balanced scorecard to provide a better view of a district’s data. By understanding all of the factors contributing to student success, administrators will be better able to improve district performance.

This presentation will:

  • Describe the components of a balanced scorecard
  • Discuss the alignment of the scorecard to the district’s strategic plan
  • Discuss the process of developing performance metrics and thresholds
  • Describe the benefits a scorecard can bring to internal and external communications
  • Provide real examples of scorecards for educational settings

Provider: Teachtronic with Dr. Alice Owen
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Accountability, evaluation, Assessment, Data and analytics

The countdown has begun! We’re just weeks away from the general release of SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! — a new game-based learning and assessment tool for middle school students, created by GlassLab. To date, more than 3,000 students across the U.S. have played SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! in our alpha and beta tests, creating a stream of data that our researchers have been busy analyzing, looking at patterns of game play for evidence of student learning. Join GlassLab’s assessment team on Thursday, October 24 at 12pm Eastern for a preview of what the data mining has turned up. For those interested in how games and telemetry can be used to assess 21st Century skills, this episode will explore in depth how we’re using the data to assess systems thinking. Viewers will have a chance to ask webinar participants questions during the live broadcast.

Provider: Institute of Play
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators-secondary, Mathematics educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Assessment, Data and analytics, Games

This two part event on October 24th and 31st will explore how we think about the choice between violence and non-violence, both in terms of how we remember the history of these movements, and in the current context of transition in the Middle East. Students will explore their personal and moral response to violence, and how they view the difference between terrorism and self-defense, or between appropriate and inappropriate violence. Students will explore the balance of violence and nonviolence involved in key historical transitions in order to better understand current resistance movements across the Middle East.

Provider: TakingITGlobal & The Centre for Global Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Arts educators, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Project-based, problem-based learning

We're highlighting the best of the best community responses from our "Share Your Connected Educator Story" discussion forum: http://www.edutopia.org/groups/community-bulletin-board/570301 in a blog series. Read the series for inspiration and practical tips and strategies to get connected.

Provider: Edutopia
Event Type: Blog, forum discussions
Audience: Language arts educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Community-building, Connected learning, Informal learning, out of school learning, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD
Oct
23
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Teachers Teaching Teachers is exactly what it claims to be – an opportunity for educators to touch base as peers and colleagues about connected learning and daily practice. Held every Wednesday evening at 9pm ET, New York City high school teacher Paul Allison invites open dialogue and conversations, “water cooler style,” among a range of teachers and learners from K-University educators, to developers, artists, mentors, coaches, designers, makers, dreamers and students. Connected Educator Month continues at TTT as we consider the possibilities of connecting as learners and peers throughout the year and in a digital age. This is a perfect time to jump into this collegial and friendly community if you haven't been, and/or reconnect if you are already a TTT fan! TTT is streamed live via Google Hangout at EdTechTalk and includes a chat to increase the numbers who are able to participate.

Provider: New York City Writing Project, NWP
Event Type: Other
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Networking, getting connected
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Raffi, the beloved and world famous children's singer joins us at the Campfire to talk about his newest book, #lightwebdarkweb: Three Reasons to Reform Social Media Before It Re-Forms Us. Join us for this very special event! The Campfire is held in Blackboard Collaborate. "Millions know Raffi for his work as a children’s entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America includes his classic “Baby Beluga” song with its beloved melody and lyrics. But a very interesting piece of Raffi’s story is not as well known: Raffi’s pioneering commitment to honouring his young fans changed the way we came to view music made for children." - Centre for Child Honouring

Provider: Kinderchat
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)

Five exemplary connected educators from Iowa are featured in the USDE's Connected Educator project. Listen in as Shannon Cde Baca, Bev Berns, Shaelynn Farnsworth, Shannon Miller, and Erin Olson share their insights, resources and reflections on being nationally connected and the impact it has had on their professional thinking and growth. Additionally, Dr. Gordon Dahlby and Nancy Movall are doing special projects for the Connected Educators project and will share some valuable resources for teachers and administrators wanting to leverage connected learning as professional development. Key Questions

  • Right Now: 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?
  • The Big Picture: 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 Big Impact: How can we legitimize and credential the professional learning that occurs when we integrate social professional learning into formal professional development?

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Provider: Educational Technology Leadership Consulting
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators-secondary, Language arts educators (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD

Join this great dialogue on the 5 best strategies every 21st century learner needs to succeed in school and in the workplace. Why a capacity to learn is more important than knowing. Topics covered will be:

  • How to remove the roadblocks to learning
  • 3 Steps to understanding everything you read
  • Best Study Skills for 21st century learners
  • Technology strategies that enhance learning
  • During the webinar, three Amazing Grades books will be given away to the first three attendees asking questions. Amazing Grades is a worldwide goodwill book with 101 authors from 13 countries around the world and includes a special bonus chapter by Nasha Fitter, Worldwide Lead of Education for Microsoft.
Presented by: Pat Wyman College Professor, author, and Founder & CEO, HowToLearn.com Pat Wyman is a College Professor, founder and CEO of HowToLearn.com and best-selling author of Amazing Grades:101 Best Ways to Improve Your Grades Faster and Spelling Made Easy: Learn Your Words in Half the Time

Provider: Microsoft Partners in Learning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: STEM, Technology (new and emerging), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Join VAASCD and VSTE for a lively discussion around the use of technology to support effective math instruction. We will be welcoming a panel of math specialists and teachers who will share their strategies for integrating technology.

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Provider: Virginia Society for Technology in Education & VA Association for Curriculum and Development
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), STEM, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Earlier this year, The White House announced a bold new initiative, ConnectED, to get 99% of America's students high speed broadband and wireless within the next five years. In celebration of National Principals Month and Connected Educator Month, in this week's special CP chat, we explore and discuss together how this would change, even transform our schools.  

Facilitators

  • Patrick Larkin, NASSP Digital Principal, Burlington (MA) Public Schools, @patrickmlarkin
  • Erik Burmeister, 2014 MetLife/NASSP National Middle Level Principal of the Year Finalist, Hillview MS, Menlo Park, CA, @mrbprincipal
  • Rosie Vojtek, ES Principal, Ivy Drive Elementary, Bristol, CT, @rvojtek
Please feel free to contact any of these amazing connected principals by using their Twitter handles (e.g. @patrickmlarkin) or just join us for the event on Twitter by using hashtag #cpchat

Provider: NAESP, NASSP, Connected Principals
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Connected learning, Leadership, Networking, getting connected

A few extra resources if you have time The power of outrospection https://plus.google.com/117219403239374562288/posts/f1vpnM78Atr What stage are you on in your PLN creation http://www.thethinkingstick.com/stages-of-pln-adoption/ Why be a connected educator http://youtu.be/s0kZU8hTWIE

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Provider: Open Online Experience
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning

Dr. Patricia Davis is a lead consultant with McREL, providing professional development for school-level improvement, curriculum development and classroom effectiveness. Dr. Davis has spent over 20 years in the classroom, instructing several grade levels and coordinating gifted education programs, as well as working within several colleges and universities. Dr. Davis will address the role of text complexity in the Common Core State Standards.

Provider: Share My Lesson
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Language arts educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Literacy

Join us for an hour of socializing, connecting, and great conversation with special online "heroes" as guests each night. Steve Hargadon, creator of the Classroom 2.0 network and the FutureofEducation.com interview series, is your host.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Arts educators, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels)
Topic: STEM
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm EST

So, we’re connected! Now what? Tonight’s panel will explore/discuss:

  • how we might inspire (or nudge) others to collaborate through online communities of practice and social networks
  • how (once connected) one can continue to deepen or sustain connections for continued professional learning
Panelists: George Couros (@gcouros), Jon Samuelson (@ipadsammy), Sandy Kendell (@edtechsandyk), Greg Garner (@classroom_tech)

Provider: EdTech Austin
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Connected learning

Learn how to develop digital citizenship skills with Edmodo. Technology Coordinator and former EdmodoCon presenter, Christine Baker, will share how you can utilize lessons and resources created by Edmodo and Common Sense Media. After the webinar, you’ll have the tools to discuss and shape the online behaviors of the students at your school, as well as to develop a common vocabulary regarding digital citizenship.

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Provider: Edmodo and Common Sense Media
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Classroom management, Professional development, PD, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Join this great dialogue on the 5 best strategies every 21st century learner needs to succeed in school and in the workplace. Why a capacity to learn is more important than knowing. Topics covered will be:

  • How to remove the roadblocks to learning
  • 3 Steps to understanding everything you read
  • Best Study Skills for 21st century learners
  • Technology strategies that enhance learning
  • During the webinar, three Amazing Grades books will be given away to the first three attendees asking questions.

Provider: Microsoft Partners in Learning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: STEM, Technology (new and emerging), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Lisa Nguyen, a fifth grade teacher in the Boston Public Schools, will share her strategies for creating a mathematical community. Her goal is to make her high expectations explicit in order to engage her diverse class including English Language Learners in mathematical thinking from the beginning of the year. The structures she creates support the enactment of the Common Core Mathematical Practices.

Provider: Investigations Workshops at TERC
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations)
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm EST

More than 50 percent of parents surveyed believe that schools should make more use of mobile devices in education, reported the Grunwald Associates’ Mobile Kids Study. Peter Grunwald, President of Grunwald Associates LLC and his team will share key information from the study to provide educators with an in-depth understanding on how parents perceive the current and potential use of mobile devices for learning. These insights will assist educators as they look for opportunities to use technology to support various teaching and learning initiatives.

The study was conducted by Grunwald Associates in partnership with the Learning First Alliance and underwritten by AT&T, is based on a robust, nationally representative survey of parents of children aged three to 18. Attend to hear how parent’s perceive the value of mobile devices, how they see their children using them, and what they see the possibilities are for using them in education.

Provider: Intel Education, Grunwald Associates LLC
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Mobile, tablets, Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other)
06:30 pm - 08:00 pm EST

Distance rate time problems This web seminar for educators of students in grades 4–6 features an engaging activity called “Smart Skies.” In this activity, students explore the mathematics involved in the role of an air traffic controller. The challenge is to use mathematical reasoning and distance, rate, and time concepts to change airplane routes and speeds to line up three airplanes safely and with proper spacing at a given intersection. Web seminar participants will receive an overview of the “Smart Skies” activity and discuss ways to modify it to include the engineering design process. Register today! NASA is collaborating with the Federal Aviation Administration and other industry partners to develop advanced automation concepts and tools that provide air traffic controllers, pilots, and other airspace users with more accurate real-time information about the nation's air traffic flow, weather, and routing. The greater precision of this information is a key enabler of the Next Generation Air Transportation System. The “Smart Skies” activity provides many opportunities for incorporating national mathematics learning standards into the curriculum as well as addressing the Common Core State Standards, Mathematics for grades 4–6.

Provider: NSTA
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Mathematics educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Professional development, PD, STEM

With less and less free time and competing priorities (a-hem test taking) many educators look to technology to build relationships and for professional development. In this hyper connected Twitterverse, Facebookland, and Pinterest-topia, how can librarians and media specialists maintain meaningful relationships that ensure positive gains where it matters most the classroom? Join Ed Tech extraordinaire Shannon Miller as she gives away 7 secrets to easily connect with both teachers and students. Here’s a teaser of what you can expect to take away from this FREE webinar: Tools for setting up and managing a class blog. Learn what a twitter chat is and why you should join! 15 minutes of exclusive Q&A time with Shannon. Ask her about how her school celebrated International Dot Day this year.

Provider: Pearson Online Learning Exchange
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Community-building

Looking to teach your class about what life is like in another country? The ePals Global Community can help. Find out how we can connect your class with an international partner and how you can use our libraries of content to teach about cultures around the world.

Provider: ePals
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, International, global

This event introduces PowerUp WHAT WORKS, a free online professional learning environment that supports educators in their efforts to enhance teaching and learning to ensure that struggling students and those with disabilities can meet the Common Core State Standards. PowerUp offers “anytime, anyplace” resources and tools for teachers, PD facilitators, teacher educators, and school leaders. Our approach combines evidence-based practices and universal design for learning to personalize instruction in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math supported with technology. It offers teachers the opportunity for self-directed learning and PD facilitators and teacher educators the information they need to enhance the preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers. PowerUp Offers Teachers

    Instructional Strategy Guides on how to use and differentiate 17 ELA and Math evidence-based instructional strategies with technology
 
    Tech Matters Blog posts with ideas to use in your classroom today
  • PowerUp Offers PD Facilitators and Teacher Educators
  • Facilitator Guide to customize PowerUp materials
PD Support Materials to help you when launching and implementing PowerUp PowerUp Offers School Leaders and Administrators Technology Implementation Practice Guide which offers Leadership Teams best practice recommendations to foster school-wide technology implementation Leadership Team Support Materials to guide development, implementation, and evaluation of a technology implementation plan

Provider: This event will be hosted by PowerUp WHAT WORKS, which is a product of the Center for Technology Implementation, operated by American Institutes for Research in collaboration with Educational Development Center and CAST. The Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under grant number H327G090004.
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Language arts educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Professional development, PD, Special needs, universal design for learning

Join us for Connected Educators' Month! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 23, 5:00-6:00pm EDT for this webinar. Three districts will share their 1:1 Implementation, including a Bring Your Own Device strategy and a purchasing program that enables every student to have a device for learning. Coppell ISD will discuss their iPad implementation and a new initiative in Texas, the High Performance Schools Consortium, that aims to help districts move to digital learning. East Noble School Corporation in IN will discuss their 1:1 implementation and their unique way of dealing with devices over the summer. Forsythe County Schools in GA will also present their successful BYOD program. This webinar will address the importance of personal learning networks in professional development and why mobile learning is crucial in today’s classrooms. Presenters include:

  • Coppell ISD, Coppell, TX, Sam Farsaii, Chief Technology Officer
  • East Noble School Corporation, Kendallville, IN, Ann Linson, Superintendent (invited), Joanna Cook, Technology Director, Josh Walters, 1:1 Manager
  • Forsythe County Schools, Cumming, GA, Bailey Mitchell, Chief Technology Officer

Provider: Consortium of School Networking (CoSN)
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Home-to-school, BYOD, BYOT, Leadership, Mobile, tablets

This month, Institute of Play is launching a series of projects in collaboration with WISE — the World Innovation Summit for Education — at its annual conference in Doha, Qatar. One project coming out of this collaboration is the Learning Games Playlist, a list of 55 games or game-like learning tools from around the world with the most potential to educate, engage, and empower players. Join the Institute live for Playtime Online on Wednesday, October 23 at 5pm ET as presenters share some of the research from the Learning Games Playlist, and explore 5 powerful learning games that we’re sure your students won’t want to miss out on! A panel of experts will discuss how to identify the best games for learning, what these 5 exemplary games can teach us about the design of effective learning experiences, and how you can implement these games in your classroom, home, or afterschool program.

Provider: Institute of Play
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Language arts educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning, Games, Informal learning, out of school learning
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm EST

Prezi is an online presentation tool that uses spatial metaphor to help your students remember content better. Learn how to use this dynamic virtual space to engage your students.

Provider: Teq
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: College and career readiness, Common core state standards, CCSS
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm EST

Flipped Learning and the Common Core State Standards This three-part webinar series shows teachers how to use flipped learning techniques to meet Common Core State Standards across-the-curriculum. Hear from experienced educators as they share specific strategies and tips on how they are using flipped learning to meet the new standards for higher order thinking skills. Educators are implementing the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math classrooms throughout the nation, along with the new Next Generation Science Standards. Flipped learning can be used by any teacher, in any subject, at any grade level, to create a more student-centered, differentiated learning experience with a focus on higher order thinking skills. Flipped learning supports inquiry-based learning and teaches media and digital literacy. Flipped learning challenges educators to rethink HOW to deliver content. When considering how to use class time, students need less of a teacher's time to give direct instruction, and more time when they are struggling or trying to process more difficult and complex topics. Don't miss this opportunity to get ideas on how to flip your classroom. Attend the live sessions, or register to receive a link to the recording after the webinar. ELA, math, and science departments are encouraged to organize group viewing sessions. The webinars can be followed by face-to-face discussions and also online discussions in the Flipped Learning community at www.edweb.net/flipped.

Provider: edWeb.net and The Flipped Learning Network
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Flipped classrooms, school-to-home, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

The Possibilities of Mobile: Openly Networked, Inquiry-Based Learning with MobileEd.org Webinar Series. This month of discussions on Connected Learning TV explores how mobile opens up both formal and informal learning opportunities--classrooms, libraries, museums, parks, cities, towns--through games, STEM inquiry, and citizen science and civics initiatives. We will balance visionary thinking and pragmatic experience to understand how mobile devices might reacquaint us with inquiry and learning in a connected world. This week's webinar is titled "Mobile Games, Gamefulness, and Place-Based Learning" and focuses on the question, "How can you leverage mobile gaming, location-based mobile features, and gamification to produce powerful learning opportunities?" Guests for this webinar are Richard Scullin, MobileEd.org; Judith Perry, Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP); Eric Gordon, Emerson College; and Debra Polson, Queensland University of Technology.

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Provider: Educator Innovator, MobileEd.org, Connected Learning TV
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Connected learning, Mobile, tablets

Help students to be smart in a digital world—teach digital citizenship! Join us for the free webinar, Empowering Students to be InCtrl in a Digital Age, on Wednesday, October 23, at 4:00pm ET. Learn about InCtrl, a series of free, standards-based lessons and videos, and hear a middle school teacher describe how he's initiating conversations about digital citizenship with his students and helping them be smart online. Digital Citizenship is a holistic and positive approach for teaching issues like internet safety and security, digital literacy, digital ethics and responsibility. It also helps students build and maintain positive digital reputations. Digital Citizenship is part of the ISTE NETS standards for students, teachers and administrators. This webinar will cover the basics of digital citizenship, the thinking behind creating InCtrl, and effective use of these resources in an 8th grade classroom. Participants will gain an understanding of digital citizenship and receive tips and examples for weaving InCtrl into the curriculum. Speakers: • Frank Gallagher, Executive Director of Cable in the Classroom in Washington, DC • Eric Langhorst, 8th Grade American history and technology teacher at Discovery Middle School in Liberty, MO This free webinar is produced by Cable in the Classroom as part of Digital Citizenship Week during Connected Educator Month.

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Provider: Cable in the Classroom
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Open educational resources, OER, Project-based, problem-based learning, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

To celebrate Digital Citizenship Week in Denver and nationally, Cory Elementary students will have an assembly on responsible internet use. During this week, Cory Elem. will teach 4th and 5th graders safe, smart, and savvy internet behavior with the Common Sense Media curriculum and Digital Passport. Topics covered include: digital footprints, cyber-bullying, copyright and wrongs, and responsible online behavior. | www.commonsense.org; Think Critically, Behave Safely, and Participate Responsibly Sites: DPS/Common Sense partnership: http://etls.dpsk12.org/21st_Century_Learning/Common_Sense_Media/after_school.aspx

Provider: Common Sense Media & Denver Public Schools
Event Type: Kickoff, wrapup event
Audience: Educators--elementary
Topic: Community-building, Student achievement, Technology (how to use)

Can a game teach children to navigate ethical minefields? Scot Osterweil (MIT Education Arcade) and Peter Stidwill (Learning Games Network) designed Quandary to do just that. They'll demo this multi-award-winning game (available on GameUp), provide top tips for implementation in the classroom, and show you how the game maps to Common Core ELA standards. Plus, learn about a Quandary contest running this fall - entrants could end up designing an episode of the game!

Provider: BrainPOP
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Games

How do you challenge your students to make connections with course content beyond the confines of the learning management system? Reaching and engaging today’s students can be difficult, especially when they would rather tweet, post a status update, or publish a picture with Instagram. Often, interacting with their teacher or the course content is the last thing they want to do when they get online. However, as teachers, if we seek exciting ways for our students to interact with us, each other, and/or the global community then we can tap into some of the excitement they already feel about being online. During this interactive webinar, Dr. Alexiou-Ray, Assistant Professor at University of Montevallo, will discuss strategies to help infuse online courses with social media tools such as Twitter, blogging, Facebook, and Edmodo. She will also explore what laws govern people of all ages and their use of social media and how learning the legalities behind the use of social media with students can create opportunities for teachers to discuss netiquette and other important “digital life lessons” with students.

Provider: EdTech Leaders Online at Education Development Center
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Connected learning, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)

FOSI's Platform for Good is hosting a Twitter party to discuss parents, teens, and digital citizenship. Join us under #digcit on 10/23 at 3:00EDT.

Provider: A Platform for Good
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Parents, other stakeholders, Technology (how to use), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

How might we inspire young people to cultivate their creative confidence? Join OpenIDEO's Ideas phase and collaboratively design concepts to support young people around the world.

Provider: OpenIDEO
Event Type: Contest, challenge, game, award
Audience: Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--intermediate
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Online education
10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Despite the fact that we're separated by many miles of corn and soybean fields, Iowa school leaders are incredibly interconnected. Join us for a robust discussion of how leveraging social media has made a huge difference for principals, superintendents, and policymakers in the Hawkeye State (and how we've influenced other states too!) Dr. Scott McLeod, Director of Innovation at Prairie Lakes AEA, will lead this lively panel of Iowa administrators in this CoSN-sponsored event.

Provider: CoSN
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Collaboration

This session is intended to familiarize participants with ways to incorporate digital citizenship and literacy into the classroom that will support college and career readiness in alignment with the Common Core State Standards. Participants will create a plan for doing so which also fulfills the CIPA compliance requirement.

Provider: Common Sense Media and NYC DOE
Event Type:
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Professional development, PD, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Week 2 Personal Blogging tasks are all about focusing on skills to help us connect and learn with others. Regardless of where you are at — if you are new to blogging or been blogging a while — we've included advice and tips that will help get you started or extend your blogging! Your tasks this week are to learn how to connect with other educational blogs and look at how you use widgets on blogs. For participants with an existing blogs we want you to set up Feedly, subscribe to popular educator blogs, submit comments on other bloggers posts and review your current widgets. Are there any widgets you don’t need and should remove? Are there any widgets on my recommended ‘must have’ widget list you need to add? You’ll find a link to all tasks for this week on our Event page. Each activity includes detailed step by step instructions with examples to see how they are used by educators. This event is part of the Edublogs Teacher Challenge series: Personal Blogging.

Provider: Edublogs.org
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Professional development, PD
Oct
22
09:30 pm - 11:00 pm EST

As @CoffeeCue's founder states, "#coffeecue is about encouraging educators to inspire each other by talking about things that YOU want to talk about. It is ONE hour." #BrewCUE is CoffeeCue's evening cousin. We meet up, grab a drink, and share education stories/news/ideas. Everyone is welcome, even if without joining CUE.

Provider: Silicon Valley CUE
Event Type: Other
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Transformation (digital and other)
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Powerful Learning Practice is a world leader in professional learning for 21st century educators. Have you ever wondered about the different programs, courses, and learning opportunities PLP offers? Well here’s your chance for a sneak peek inside this top PD organization. Join us for an open house where we’ll explore the PLP Connected Learner Experience, eCourses, community hub, PLPress (our publishing arm), and more. Meet PLP staff and take this live tour complete with chat.

Provider: Powerful Learning Practice
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Professional development, PD, Project-based, problem-based learning, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Join us for an hour of socializing, connecting, and great conversation with special online "heroes" as guests each night. Steve Hargadon, creator of the Classroom 2.0 network and the FutureofEducation.com interview series, is your host.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Connected learning
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm EST

How do you bring together best practices with effective technology? Where do you begin? How do you move forward and what is the final destination? Come join the conversation.

Provider: EdTechTeacher
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Mobile, tablets, Pedagogy (new and innovations)

Busy teachers need all the time-saving support they can get. Join the ePals' Tools for School team for a look at teacher-created lesson plans and other classroom materials that can come to your aid in:

  • meeting Common Core Standards
  • implementing STEM
  • addressing early childhood literacy
  • integrating music, art and drama into your curriculum
  • helping at-risk kids succeed
Also, learn how you can sell your own lessons on the Tools for School marketplace.

Provider: ePals' Tools for School lesson marketplace
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Games, Literacy

The disciplinary core idea of Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions addresses questions such as “How can one explain and predict interactions between objects and within systems of objects?” This web seminar will provide guidance on:

  • which concepts are central to an understanding of motion and stability
  • how ideas that students have about forces and interactions can be leveraged during instruction
  • how the scientific and engineering practices can be incorporated into instruction so that students
  • can deepen their understanding of these ideas

Provider: NGSS@NSTA
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Science educators (all levels)
Topic: STEM

The disciplinary core idea of Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions addresses questions such as “How can one explain and predict interactions between objects and within systems of objects?” This web seminar will provide guidance on:

  • which concepts are central to an understanding of motion and stability
  • how ideas that students have about forces and interactions can be leveraged during instruction
  • how the scientific and engineering practices can be incorporated into instruction so that students can deepen their understanding of these ideas

Provider: NGSS@NSTA
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Professional development, PD, STEM

Dr. Nellie Deutsch will discuss Moodle as a course and learning management system that caters to blended and fully online programs. The participants will explore some of the resources available in a Moodle course. There will be a discussion on some of the challenges and best practices involved in Moodle resources.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use), Transformation (digital and other)

Get ideas about how to create impactful, teacher-led professional development from teachers and coaches who participated in LearnZillion's 2013 DreamTeam. Learn about about their experiences collaborating to make the content now available through LearnZillion.com, and the insights that process yielded about their own potential and what makes for powerful professional development.

Provider: LearnZillion.com
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Language arts educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Professional development, PD

The new national professional learning center in listening and spoken language (LSL) will deliver a comprehensive system of professional preparation and ongoing learning and support for professionals working with or on behalf of young children 0 – 5 who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. The center’s vision is to maximize the reach and power of 21st century professional learning to enable striking outcomes nationwide with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Oberkotter Foundation is actively looking for partners to join the groundbreaking national learning center initiative. We seek to maximize the reach and power of online learning to create connected early interventionists who will come together, grow and achieve striking outcomes with children who are deaf or hard of hearing – a population that historically has not been reaching their full potential in early literacy and academic success. We look forward to engaging with you online about this exciting new endeavor! Email cem@oberkotterfoundation.org to receive the link to this webinar.

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Provider: Teresa H. Caraway, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Chief Learning Officer, Professional Learning Initiative Oberkotter Foundation and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Powerful Learning Practice
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Professional development, PD
05:15 pm - 06:00 pm EST

Learn innovative strategies teachers are using to connect outside the classroom. Three teachers from Irving ISD in Texas will share tools including Edmodo and Twitter to help connect with other students and teachers. Other strategies include globally connecting students to participate in different projects with students half-way around the world. Come hear how they have broken down the four walls of their classroom! Speakers include: Valerie Miller, 8th Grade Science Teacher Ladybird Johnson Middle School, Irving ISD Shellie Carson, Instructional Technology Specialist Brown Elementary School, Irving ISD Stefanie Sims, Instructional Technology Specialist Ladybird Johnson Middle School, Irving ISD

Provider: Consortium of School Networking (CoSN)
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Language arts educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, International, global

This online event will be a Common Sense Media presentation and discussion about the media and technology landscape and your kids' media use.

Provider: K12
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Online education, Technology (how to use), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

This week's guided tour of the Adobe Education Exchange highlights two projects that utilize eLearning tools to extend the classroom beyond the school walls. About the Series: Creative Classroom Activities: Highlights from the Adobe Education Exchange. Adobe Education is pleased to announce a new e-seminar series for teachers who want to re-create their classrooms. Join us weekly for a guided tour of some of the very best activities, lesson plans and resources on the Adobe Education Exchange. Each week, you’ll meet two of the world’s most creative educators and learn how they use Adobe tools to unleash student creativity. Each thirty-minute session will equip you with new ideas you can use immediately in your teaching practice.

Provider: Adobe
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Online education, Open educational resources, OER, Technology (how to use)
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm EST

Many teachers are using digital content in their lessons, but how do we get students to present what they have learned in an engaging way? Glogster.EDU is a free TechTool that enables students to create digital posters containing text, video, audio, pictures, and graphics to demonstrate their knowledge of a particular subject. Join Shannon Holden, assistant principal, Republic Middle School, MO, as he shows all of the powerful, easy-to-use features of this online platform.

Provider: edWeb.net
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Technology (how to use), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Would you like to learn about a simple strategy that will make you, your library, and our profession indispensable, eradicating—once and for all—all misconceptions? It does not require changing anything we do. What is involved? Modifying what we say. Using strategic vocabulary, we have the power to convey precisely what libraries are: a timeless, economic imperative that merits immense respect and maximized funding. Based on a book that includes feedback from thousands of library professionals across the U.S. and Canada (Transforming Our Image, Building Our Brand: The Education Advantage, Valerie J. Gross, Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO, 2013), this webinar will describe a philosophy that can usher in a new era. Valerie Gross, President & CEO of Howard County Library System, will share how this approach enables libraries to heighten their importance by replacing traditional terms with powerful, intuitive, value-enhanced terminology that everyone understands—even people who have never set foot in a library. You will discover how this establishes a crystal clear vision, immediately conveying your value. Applying the concepts also instills pride in ourselves, our work, and our profession. Join Valerie on October 22 to learn how to elevate your library.

Provider: edWeb.net and Library Media Connection
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Networking, getting connected, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Professional development, PD

Join us for a conversation with Dave Burgess, author of the Indiana Office of eLearning's fall eLearning Book Club selection, Teach Like a PIRATE. Using Blogger as a model for how to conduct your own virtual book club, the Office of eLearning has just launched its fifth collective read. To learn more about the book club visit http://elearningbookclub.blogspot.com/

Provider: Indiana DOE Office of eLearning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Networking, getting connected, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Transformation (digital and other)
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm EST

Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers. Graphite was built by teachers for teachers. Graphite’s dynamic community shares personal reviews and Field Notes about how to use specific learning products in the classroom. Come to the Open House to learn more about what Graphite offers and how to get involved!

Provider: Common Sense Media
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Games, Mobile, tablets, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm EST

With so much information available online, research can be both intimidating and frustrating for students. Sometimes students are so focused on the writing that they neglect the research aspect altogether. These negatives can be alleviated by doing inquiry projects first to get students familiar with curating multimedia sources and reflecting on their usefulness. This webinar demonstrates a free online tool for curating social media sources and reflecting upon those sources in a larger context. Join me as we explore Storify to promote student inquiry.

Provider: Kelli Stair/ Angry Bunny Publications
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Literacy, Mobile, tablets, Technology (how to use)

DQC and panelists from the New York State Education Department, the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and the Council of Chief State School Officers will discuss best practices regarding state privacy policies, new laws, and resources for state policymakers. Panelists

  • Ken Wagner, Associate Commissioner, Curriculum, Assessment and Educational Technology, New York State Education Department
  • John Kraman, Executive Director, Student Information, Oklahoma State Department of Education
  • Holly Boffy, Educator in Residence, Education Workforce, Council of Chief State School Officers
  • Paige Kowalski, Director of State Policy and Advocacy, DQC

Provider: Data Quality Campaign
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Data and analytics

Join us in this webinar where we’ll discuss the impact of the new Common Core State Standards on every school district adopting them, and how one school system has already made substantial changes to better prepare their faculty and students for success.

Provider: Tech & Learning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: College and career readiness, Common core state standards, CCSS
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm EST

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 Support Coordinator, Tania Rashid, will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you might have about TIGed's offerings.

Provider: TakingITGlobal
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Open educational resources, OER, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Engaging students can be one of the most difficult problems teachers face. A classroom wiki can be a great way to get students to actively participate in the learning process. A wiki is a website created by a community of users which allows any user to add or edit new content. With a teacher’s guidance, students can work together to create content that can be shared with other classrooms or even other schools. It is a great way to transform students into active learners, especially if certain guidelines are followed to implement and maintain the wiki. In this 60-minute webinar, educator and technology consultant Stephanie Sandifer will explain how your campus can introduce wikis into the classroom. She will provide research-based engagement strategies, real-life examples of classroom use, and valuable insight on using wikis to collaborate with others and actively engage students. She will also be available to answer any questions you may have on the subject. Topics include:

  • Research-based engagement strategies
  • How to implement wikis in your school
  • How teachers are using wikis to engage students in collaborative work with students in other classrooms and schools
  • Wikis and Marzano instructional strategies
  • How wikis fit into the SAMR model

Provider: Teachtronic with Stephanie Sandifer
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Classroom management, Connected learning, Technology (how to use)
09:00 am - 04:00 pm EST

This free full day hands-on teacher professional development workshop features the basics of game-based learning, how to find and use tools for your classroom goals, and special guest speakers! We'll also explore the Playful Learning platform, a free online collaboratively built portal designed for teachers to explore, discover, and share their use of games for learning.

Provider: Learning Games Network
Event Type: Other
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Games, Mobile, tablets, Technology (new and emerging)

Week 2 Blogging with students tasks are all about focusing on skills to help us connect and learn with others. Regardless of where you are at — if you are new to blogging or been blogging a while — we've included advice and tips that will help get you started or extend your blogging! Your tasks this week are to learn about teaching quality commenting skills, check out popular class blog widgets and help parents and students connect with your class blog. For participants with existing class blogs we want you to review the activities for developing student commenting skills and use it to extend your student commenting, check out list of popular widgets and create a parent handout to help them navigate your class blog. You’ll find a link to all tasks for this week on our Event page. Each activity includes detailed step by step instructions with class blog examples to see how they are used by educators. This event is part of the Edublogs Teacher Challenge series: Blogging with students.

Provider: Edublogs.org
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning
Oct
21

Join us for an hour of socializing, connecting, and great conversation with special online "heroes" as guests each night. Steve Hargadon, creator of the Classroom 2.0 network and the FutureofEducation.com interview series, is your host.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Leadership
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm EST

How does writing today facilitate connections among ideas? People? Disciplines? We’ll consider these questions and many others as part of a special #engchat focused on the October 21st National Day on Writing Twitter campaign: #write2connect. Hosted by High Technology High School (NJ) teacher Sarah Gross, this #engchat is sponsored by the National Writing Project, the New York Times Learning Network, and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Provider: National Writing Project, NCTE, New York Times Learning Network
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Literacy, Networking, getting connected

Presenters will share cross-platform apps and free web resources that educators can use with their students to help build unit Foundations, engaging students through authenticity, life connections, and high interest; Understandings, activating HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills); and Networks, students as creators and producers for global audience. In other words, tools that are effective and FUN!

Provider: Intel Education Teachers Engage Community
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Flipped classrooms, school-to-home, Pedagogy (new and innovations), Project-based, problem-based learning

Log on to this web seminar to learn more about eCYBERMISSION, a free, web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6–9 that aligns with your state science standards. Web seminar participants will get an overview of the elements of the eCYBERMISSION competition, including:

  • How to choose a topic
  • How to write a problem statement
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis/drawing conclusions
  • eCYBERMISSION presentations

Provider: NSTA/Army Educational Outreach Program
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: STEM

During this web seminar for educators of students in grades 7-12, participants will learn how to incorporate weather data from NASA’s Earth Observing Satellites into meteorology lessons while addressing national science and technology standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Educators will explore the benefits of monitoring the climate system with satellites and review how satellites observe key atmospheric elements and features that are important for studying long-term climate trends. Participants will explore the contributions that satellites make to improve our understanding, monitoring, and prediction of climate. The web seminar will also cover the challenges involved in monitoring climate with satellites. In the featured activity students use data from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES). GOES provides real-time weather data for use in short-term weather forecasting, space environment monitoring, and research and development. POES primarily provides data for long-range weather forecasting, ensuring that non-visible data, for any region of Earth, are no more than six hours old.

Provider: NSTA/Army Educational Outreach Program
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Mathematics educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels)
Topic: STEM

This event introduces PowerUp WHAT WORKS, a free online professional learning environment that supports educators in their efforts to enhance teaching and learning to ensure that struggling students and those with disabilities can meet the Common Core State Standards. PowerUp offers “anytime, anyplace” resources and tools for teachers, PD facilitators, teacher educators, and school leaders. Our approach combines evidence-based practices and universal design for learning to personalize instruction in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math supported with technology. It offers teachers the opportunity for self-directed learning and PD facilitators and teacher educators the information they need to enhance the preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers. PowerUp Offers Teachers Instructional Strategy Guides on how to use and differentiate 17 ELA and Math evidence-based instructional strategies with technology

  • Tech Matters Blog posts with ideas to use in your classroom today
PowerUp Offers PD Facilitators and Teacher Educators Facilitator Guide to customize PowerUp materials PD Support Materials to help you when launching and implementing PowerUp PowerUp Offers School Leaders and Administrators Technology Implementation Practice Guide which offers Leadership Teams best practice recommendations to foster school-wide technology implementation Leadership Team Support Materials to guide development, implementation, and evaluation of a technology implementation plan

Provider: This event will be hosted by PowerUp WHAT WORKS, which is a product of the Center for Technology Implementation, operated by American Institutes for Research in collaboration with Educational Development Center and CAST. The Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under grant number H327G090004.
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Language arts educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Professional development, PD, Special needs, universal design for learning

As part of CEM, we will be hosting, in partnership with Common Sense Media a week of activities around the CEM themes and we'll be launching this will a 'mixer' where educators across the district can come together for a social learning event. We will have stations set up where educators can learn about various tools and activities that support digital citizenship.

Provider: Chicago Public Schools and Common Sense Media
Event Type: Kickoff, wrapup event
Audience: Educators--elementary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Classroom management, Collaboration, Community-building

Join us as we explore how to meet the individual needs of your students when using an iPad! We will focus on features like guided access to lock students into a set program, and websites that can help you find just the app your looking for to meet the cognitive, language, motor planning skills, and even interests of your students. We will also explore a program that tracks your students performance and provides reports for data driven decision making about curriculum and IEP goals and objectives!

Provider: edWeb.net, VizZle, and Monarch Teacing Technologies
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Mobile, tablets, Special needs, universal design for learning, Student achievement

Join us as we explore how to meet the individual needs of your students when using an iPad! We will focus on features like guided access to lock students into a set program, and websites that can help you find just the app your looking for to meet the cognitive, language, motor planning skills, and even interests of your students. We will also explore a program that tracks your students performance and provides reports for data driven decision making about curriculum and IEP goals and objectives!

Provider: VizZle & edWeb
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Mobile, tablets, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Special needs, universal design for learning

Representatives from three Indiana school districts: Danville Community Schools, Plymouth Community Schools and Garrett-Keyser-Butler Schools will share their collaborative work on Customized Learning as part of Imagining and Creating Grant. This consortium is focused on developing a framework for instruction that is student-paced and focused on mastery of content and skill.

Provider: Indiana DOE Office of eLearning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Transformation (digital and other)

VSTE will be hosting a series of online conversations facilitated by educational technology leaders in Virginia. Our inaugural VSTE Conversation will include VSTE Board members Becky Fisher from Albemarle County and Keith Reeves from Arlington County. With the pressure of high stakes testing, it can be easy to lose sight of students and their learning. How do we ensure that students and their learning are consistently primary in decision-making? How can we avoid language, organizational structures, and processes that fail to keep student learning at the heart of the school in the face of sometimes-daunting non-educational considerations? Join VSTE Board members Becky Fisher and Keith Reeves in a conversation about learning. These conversations will take place in a Google hangout and be streamed through YouTube. Your voice is needed to create a rich discussion around this topic. Join us on Monday, October 21, 2013, at 8 PM. If you're not a member of our Google+ community, start following us there. We'll be using that as a space to coordinate our online activities.

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Provider: Virginia Society for Technology in Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)

District technology and instructional leaders share their mobile learning device selection process and related implementation and support issues.

  • Michelle Bourgeois, Instructional Technology Coordinator, St. Vrain Valley SD, CO--Development of a Learning Technology Plan, which outlines the why, what, and when of their 1:1 rollout beginning this month with iPad mini and Mac mini devices.
  • Kevin Schwartz , Chief Technology Officer, Clear Creek ISD, TX--Equipping each child in Grades 4 through 12 and each educator with a Dell tablet computer running Windows 8 and Microsoft Office.
  • Marie Bjerede, Education Technology and Change consultant, Founder of e-Mergents, LLC--Learning Untethered explored the use of Android tablets with 24/7 connectivity among 5th grade students.
  • Edwin Dawson, PhD, Director of Federal programs, Sunnyside USD, AZ--Together with Arroyo Research Sunnyside developed of a full-scale one-to-one digital transformation program evaluation logic model that can be used to support district 1:1 decision-making processes.
Moderated by Rich Kaestner, CoSN Project Director.

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Provider: CoSN
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Mobile, tablets, Transformation (digital and other)

Michael Bartlett will discuss how an international school operates in the Middle East. His presentation will include curriculum, educational technology, and professional development topics as part of his presentation. How does the school stay current since many of the students will enroll in colleges overseas? VISS is taking a leading role in the area of educational technology and professional development for the UAE and the region. What different issues does an international school face compared to a school in the U.S.? How do you recruit teachers for the school? VISS is starting pilot projects using iPads? These and other topics will be addressed during his presentation.

Provider: edWeb.net and the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: International, global

inGenious is the European Coordinating Body in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. It is a joint initiative launched by European Schoolnet and the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) aiming to reinforce young European's interest in science education and careers and thus address anticipated future skills gaps within the European Union. Through a strategic partnership between major industries and Ministries of Education, inGenious has the objective of increasing the links between science education and careers, by involving up to 1,000 classrooms throughout Europe. All the actions undertaken in inGenious aim to improve the image of STEM careers among young people and encourage them to think about the wide range of interesting opportunities that STEM can bring to their lives in the future. The inGenious Communities of Practice (CoP) bring teachers and industry professionals closer, going into depth on topics raised in the course of the inGenious project. The communities will be made up of teachers, educators, policymakers and industry representatives, both those currently engaged in the project and those from the project’s extended network. Each discussion will be led by a facilitator who will be responsible for guiding and maintaining the level and content of the contributions.

Provider: inGenious Consortium - European Schoolnet
Event Type: Blog, forum discussions
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Mathematics educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels)
Topic: STEM

The purpose of Digital Citizenship Week is to build awareness of digital citizenship as a set of defined, teachable skills, and to engage educators, parents, and students across the country in thinking critically, behaving safely, and participating responsibly online. A comprehensive and free online toolkit is available that provides all the resources that educators need to connect with one another and learn more about digital citizenship as well as engage parents and students.

Provider: Common Sense Media
Event Type: Other
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Community-building, Professional development, PD, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Join a tweetup and tell the world how and why you #write2connect, and what that idea means to you. On October 21, as part of the National Day on Writing celebration, the National Writing Project and Educator Innovator - along with the National Council of Teachers of English, the New York Times Learning Network, and a host of other organizations - are encouraging us to tweet to the #write2connect hashtag. (Check out the NCTE website for more information about National Day on Writing.)

Provider: National Writing Project, Educator Innovator, NCTE
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Literacy, Networking, getting connected

This course offers participants an opportunity to engage in a community of learners using an inquiry cycle focusing on math formative assessments as a strategy for implementing CCSS in math. It focuses on the implementation of a Classroom Challenge: a 1 – 2 day lesson developed by the Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP) based on formative assessment and the CCSSM.

Provider: New Teacher Center, Coursera
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators--elementary
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS

Explorations are a selection of eight week, classroom-based, targeted, online professional development modules. During an Exploration module, teacher s work together in a small online community, facilitated by a mentor, to explore an area of pedagogical or content practices and experiment with improving their classroom instruction. Modules follow a three-part process: Plan/Prepare, Teach/Assess, and Analyze/Reflect. For science teachers, integrating literacy that meets clearly defined standards can be difficult. The Common Core State Standards are new, especially those for literacy in the content areas. In this Exploration you will have the support of others, and the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues, as you integrate the teaching of reading and writing strategies into your science curriculum.

Provider: New Teacher Center
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators--elementary
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS

Event: Focused on the potential collaborative use of the social curation tool Pinterest, the Pinnovation blog will offer weekly posts on Connected Educator Month themes and highlight related boards that INeLearn is pinning to http://www.pinterest.com/INelearn/boards/

Provider: Indiana DOE Office of eLearning
Event Type: Content collection, database, exhibit, gallery
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Classroom management, Literacy, Maker, DIY, STEM

We are going to play student made videos each morning on our announcements to reflect the different aspects of digital citizenship- as well as place other student made posters around the school!

Provider: East Mooresville Intermediate
Event Type: Launch, announcement
Audience: Educators--elementary
Topic: Collaboration

Find out what being an educator is like on a daily basis. Anne Mirtschin, an award-winning teacher from Australia, gives readers a breakdown of 24 hours of connected teaching and learning.

Provider: SmartBlog on Education
Event Type: Blog, forum discussions
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Connected learning
Oct
20

Join Jo-Ann Fox (@AppEducationFox) and Richard Culatta (@OfficeofEdtech) on Twitter on Sunday, October 20th at 8pm PDT. All the amazing folks in California (#caedchat) will be discussing how becoming a connected educator has impacted your life as an educator.

Provider: California Edchat #caedchat
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Networking, getting connected, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Twitterchat exploring topics related to teaching and learning: Game Elements, Flipping Class, EdTech, STEM, and much more.

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Provider: #txeduchat is hosted by Tom Kilgore and Lewisville ISD offers professional development credit for LISD participants
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Games, Student achievement, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST

Join Penny Kittle (@pennykittle) and Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) for a Twitter Chat (#nctechat) celebrating the National Day on Writing and the October 21st National Day on Writing Twitter campaign: #write2connect.

Provider: National Council of Teachers of English
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning, Literacy, Technology (new and emerging)
01:00 pm - 05:00 pm EST

Family-friendly festival presented by the Inland Empire Waterkeeper and the Santa Ana River Trust. All proceeds will benefit environmental education programs, expand healthy outdoor activity programs and raise awareness of the Santa Ana River. There will be arts, crafts, fall treats, activities for kids, face painting, music, caramel apples and candy corn, and a raffle.

Provider: Inland Empire Waterkeeper & Santa Ana River Trust
Event Type: Launch, announcement
Audience: Arts educators, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Community-building, Connected learning, Informal learning, out of school learning

Working and learning in an online environment is fundamentally different from working and learning in a physical environment. It becomes much more important to make connections and leverage the store of knowledge at your disposal. Relations between people depend more on cooperation and less on collaboration. Information that was valuable only when withheld is now valuable only when shared. Marketing gives way to meaning. In this presentation, Stephen Downes reviews the habits he has cultivated to thrive as a learner and researcher online, providing practical advice from network theory and a lifetime of experience.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Networking, getting connected, Technology (new and emerging)
Oct
19

Barbara Stripling President ALA Assistant Professor of Practice Syracuse University Libraries Change Lives: Declaring Our Right to Libraries Barbara Stripling’s 2013-2014 ALA presidential initiative, Libraries Change Lives, is framed around a Declaration for the Right to Libraries, outlining the fundamental ways that libraries of all types impact thecommunities they serve. Librarians are using this declaration to host signing ceremonies and initiate powerful conversations with their community members about their aspirations and needs. Learn about the opportunities and challenges inherent in the Declaration’s ten tenets. Join the national movement to empower our community members to stand up for their libraries and share their stories about how the library has changed their life.

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Provider: Library 2.0
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)

Learn how grants can help fund your dreams for your library and your K12 school! Learn where to find grants, strategies to prepare winning proposals, and how to survive after you win a grant. Dr. Rita Oates will be presenting this informative session with Dr. Nancy Teger. Dr. Oates has won grants exceeding $10 million while edtech director in Miami-Dade Co. Schools (FL) and has taught a graduate class, Grant Writing for Ed Tech, at Barry University. Dr. Oates is currently president of Oates Associates, a consulting firm. Dr. Teger was the Florida DOE program director for media services and currently is Program Professor in the graduate program in education at Nova Southeastern University. Earlier she was a media specialist in Miami-Dade County Schools (FL). She is co-author of "Supporting Reading in Grades 6-12: A Guide" and the professional development chair for FAME.

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Provider: CoSN, FAME
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Funding, Leadership, Technology (new and emerging)

Gene Tan Director National Library of Singapore Moving Singaporeans: The Singapore Memory Project by the National Library of Singapore Gene will share with us the impetus behind the Singapore Memory project – a whole-of-nation initiative to collect, create, preserve and make accessible memories of people, places, events and institutions in Singapore. The project builds on the strong basis of collection by institutions over the years of published content and springboards from there into collecting personal memories of Singaporeans and anyone who has experienced Singapore. The National Library Board of Singapore in leading the project is taking an emotive and evocative approach to building up this national collection while at the same time taking the same care in organising the collection of memories as much as libraries have been organising content through time.

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Provider: Library 2.0
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)

Mobile and Web technologies are changing the way we live and learn. Libraries can play a key role in this future. Imagine the emerging hyperlinked library as a creation space, community space, anything space. Imagine this library available everywhere via mobile devices and tablets. Imagine opportunities for user learning supported and facilitated by librarians. How will library services change with MOOCs and mobile classrooms in the palm of one's hand? What skills will staff require? What does this future look like going forward as we encourage learning everywhere as a means for transformative change for ourselves and our users.

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Provider: Library 2.0
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)

World of Warcraft Auction House Market Margin Call Virtual Goods and Gaming Economies Questline in 3D GameLab This is a review of the World of Warcraft auction house and auction house challenge to study trading in a virtual economy. Inevitable Instructors will be presenting through Google Hangout. The intended audience is educators who teach business, economics, statistics and mathematics and are interested in incorporating game based learning into their curriculum.

Provider: Inevitable Instructors
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Games
10:00 am - 02:00 pm EST

Want to go digital, but have absolutely no clue how/where to start? Have countless technology options, but need some help deciding which ones will fit your classroom best? If either of these scenarios sounds like you, then we'll make you an offer you can't refuse. Give us 4 hours, and we'll transform the way you view classroom instructional technology! This session is geared towards charter school classroom teachers and leaders who are interested in harnessing the power of mobile technology to make learning environments more effective, more efficient, and more 21st Century. Lunch will be provided. Laptops will be provided courtesy of the GCSA Mobile Mac Learning Lab.

Provider: Discovery Ed, Georgia Charter Schools Association, and Digital Mind State
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Home-to-school, BYOD, BYOT

The focus of the presentation will be on social interaction through learning from online sources such as Moodle, wikis, blogs and other social media. Basically the focus will emphazise teh value of teaching and learning online and on personalisation and networking

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Leadership, Open educational resources, OER, Technology (new and emerging)

Neil Pakenham-Walsh

Coordinator Healthcare Information For All By 2015

Co-Director Global Healthcare Information Network

Healthcare Information For All (www.hifa2015.org )

People are dying for lack of healthcare knowledge. Every day, citizens and health workers make uninformed healthcare decisions and take the wrong actions, leading directly to avoidable death and suffering. This is especially true in low-income countries. This presentation will provide:

  1. An overview of global health information poverty, its causes and its consequences.
  2. An introduction to HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global movement for change with more than 10,000 professional members (librarians, publishers, health professionals, policymakers, researchers...) from 170 countries worldwide.
  3. Discussion on ways forward to strengthen the global healthcare knowledge system, and how librarians and information professionals are best positioned to lead the way.
  4. An invitation to join HIFA and help us create a world where every person worldwide has access to the information they need to protect their own health and the health of others.

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Provider: Library 2.0
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)
09:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Join Jon Becker and friends for a thought-provoking presentation and small-group discussion. This event is free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. ​More and more educators are finding creative ways to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process. Sometimes, though, those teachers are stymied by legal or regulatory roadblocks. In some cases, the laws and regulations are applied properly. However, in many instances, laws and regulations are misinterpreted and/or misapplied. At this workshop, attendees will have an opportunity to explore, discuss and bust some myths around issues at the evolving intersection of educational technology and the law.

Provider: Virginia Society for Technology in Education & VA Association for Curriculum and Development
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Leadership
09:00 am - 04:00 pm EST

The DEN Fall Virtual Conference is a free professional development event for educators to learn about the most effective ways to integrate digital media into their instructional practices. It is unique because of its blended environment. The sessions will be broadcast online, but you can attend either from your own home or at one of the many face-to- face (F2F) events around the world. By attending an event in your area, you get that buzz that can only be experienced by being face to face with others.

Provider: Discovery Education
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other)
Oct
18

Lee Rainie

Director Pew Reasearch Center's Internet & American Life Project

Libraries and Communities

Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet Project, will share the project's latest research about the role that libraries play in their communities. He will also talk about how people's deepening use of technology is affecting how they use libraries and think about what libraries should become.

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Provider: Library 2.0
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)

Roy Tennant Senior Program Officer OCLC Research A View of Libraries on the Brink Libraries have weathered tremendous changes over the last several decades. Not that long ago typewriters ruled the day, whereas now virtually everyone has the equivalent of a mainframe computer in their pocket. And we're just getting started. In this look both backwards and forwards, Tennant will place where we currently stand in a broader context of where we have come from and where we are likely to be going.

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Provider: Library 2.0
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)
02:30 pm - 03:30 pm EST

Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers. Graphite was built by teachers for teachers. Graphite’s dynamic community shares personal reviews and Field Notes about how to use specific learning products in the classroom. Come to the Open House to learn more about what Graphite offers and how to get involved!

Provider: Common Sense Media
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Technology (how to use)

We often talk about differentiated learning for K-12 students but how about differentiated learning for teachers and other adults in your school or district? In this 75-minute session, livestreamed from Tech & Learning's Tech Forum NY conference, you will hear from several district leaders committed to sustained, quality professional development personalized to the needs of the teachers they serve. Options include: face to face workshops, on-demand learning, flipped PD, mentoring (by teachers, students or administrators) and personal learning networks.

Provider: Tech & Learning
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level
Topic: Professional development, PD

Some might say that the Maker Movement, which inspires young people to learn by engaging in a variety of do-it-yourself building projects, is part of a broader trend to focus on the "engineering" and "technology" aspects of STEM (not just the math and science that is emphasized in many curriculum frameworks). In this 50-minute session, livestreamed from Tech & Learning's Tech Forum NY conference, you'll learn about some great school-based programs for student "Makers."

Provider: Tech & Learning
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level
Topic: STEM

Students from six Bread Loaf Teacher Network classrooms from around the country will discuss how technology access and integration have shaped their literacy learning.

Provider: Bread Loaf Teacher Network and Oregon Academic Technology Society
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Literacy, Networking, getting connected

Buhle Mbambo-Thata

Executive Director of Library Services University of South Africa (UNISA)

Positioning African Libraries for the Digital Age: Exploration of African Digital Library Initiatives

Africa stands poised for new and exciting growth. Seven of the world’s fastest growing economies are countries in Africa. Africa has a young population, most of them born in the digital age. Libraries that serve youthful populations and growing economies must efficiently respond to the needs of fast paced and digitally savvy populations, as well as demands of growing economies.

The infrastructure for developing efficient digital library services has been facilitated by developments in both wireless and fibre technology. There has been growth in digital library initiatives in both academic and public libraries. Increase in the number of institutional repositories, other open scholarship initiatives and social media ensure relevant African content in digital spaces. The emergence of Africa wide library formations like the Conference of African National Librarians, the Africa Public Library network and the African Library and Information Association (AfLIA) presents an opportunity for coordinated development of library services that respond to the demands of youthful populations in fast growing economies. This paper highlights some of the developments in African libraries as the position themselves to serve their populations in the digital age.

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Provider: Library 2.0
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)

Technology That Tutors: Integration of the Blog as a Teaching Tool by Dr. Cheryl Lentz What if we could leverage our time and clone ourselves? What if we could be available to our students whenever and wherever they wanted us, virtually? Technology offers such a solution with the creation of the blog and videos. Think of the blog as technology that tutors 24/7. When I started my blog in January of 2011, this effort was to create content once with the intent of using again and again in my classes. Welcome to the world of the blog where some of my efforts as a professor are now scalable. I can create a video (with transcript), embed on my blog, and simply provide the link to my students as the need or topic may arise in my class discussions. Let me help your shorten your learning curve to help integrate emerging technologies in your classroom to aid efficiency to your teaching strategies in the classroom. Dr. Cheryl Lentz, DM, MSIR, is the multi award winning publisher of the internationally acclaimed series, The Refractive Thinker®-a collaboration of contributing authors from around the world. She has 18 publications to her credit, winning 11 awards, known globally for her writings on leadership, the golden palace of management, as well as critical and refractive thinking. As an accomplished university professor, speaker, and consultant, she is an expert in teaching thousands how to integrate emerging technologies in the classroom. Join Dr. Cheryl as she offers proven strategies to shorten your learning curve to improve your teaching strategies efficiently in your classroom.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Online education, Pedagogy (new and innovations), Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other)

Kajeet would like to invite you to participate in an upcoming webinar on the digital divide and strategies for bridging the divide. Join Kajeet’s Michael Flood to discuss: What is the Digital Divide and what does it mean for K-12? How will the digital divide impact classroom instruction? How does the Digital Divide impact the Achievement Gap? How are technological innovations changing instructional practices? What can we do to bridge the divide? Please Join us! Password: 8Ha2rAgA

Provider: Kajeet Inc.
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate
Topic: Connected learning, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)

Dr. Sandra Hirsh

Director of the School of Library and Information Science San José State University.

The Global Transformation of Libraries, LIS Education, and LIS Professionals

We are amidst one of the most dynamic and transformational periods of time in the field of library and information science. The impact of technological change is now global and the role of libraries and the professionals that work in them are rapidly and continuously changing. What does this mean for the vitality of libraries in our communities? What does it mean to serve a local community in a global information landscape? And what skills are needed by the library professional to help libraries thrive in this global information market? In this keynote presentation, Dr. Hirsh will summarize the global and technical trends impacting all sectors of the library and information field, highlight the role libraries can serve as the technological and educational hub for their communities, and define the new roles and skills that will be required of LIS professionals to help their organizations thrive in today’s global information market.

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Provider: Library 2.0
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)

Sixth grade students will begin an interdisciplinary unit on being a historian with a kickoff event where they dig for fossils on the sand volleyball court. With the help of community partner Triple C Camp, students will take place in a simulated "dig" where they will unearth fossils and make conclusions about who or what inhabited the land.

Provider: Sutherland Middle School with Triple C Camp
Event Type: Kickoff, wrapup event
Audience: Language arts educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Games, Pedagogy (new and innovations), Project-based, problem-based learning

Should you buy laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, Windows tablets or some other device for your students? How much bandwidth do you need? What LMS and other tools are right for you? In this 75-minute session, livestreamed from Tech & Learning's Tech Forum NY conference, you'll hear from several school and district administrators who will share their own stories about what choices they made -- and, more importantly, how and why they made them.

Provider: Tech & Learning
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level
Topic: Technology (how to use)
07:00 am - 04:30 pm EST

Brought to you by the team behind Tech & Learning magazine and TechLearning.com, Tech Forum represents "Tech & Learning in action." Now in its twelfth season, this high-powered, one-day event provides K-12 decision makers with thought-provoking content on the hottest topics of the day in education technology. An engaging and intimate setting, expert presentations, and plenty of networking opportunities ensure that participants leave with practical tools and key contacts for continued rich communities of practice. Now in its twelfth season, this high-powered, one-day event provides K-12 decision makers with thought-provoking content on the hottest topics of the day in education technology. An engaging and intimate setting, expert presentations, and plenty of networking opportunities ensure that participants leave with practical tools and key contacts for continued rich communities of practice.

Provider: Tech & Learning
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--advanced
Topic: Leadership, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD

The nomination period for the fourth annual EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector is still open for entries but is drawing to a close on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm MT. Entry is relatively fast and there is still time to enter. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions--and the best and brightest minds--in education and technology. Reply for full details and entry form.

Provider: EdTech Digest
Event Type: Contest, challenge, game, award
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Leadership, Technology (new and emerging)
Oct
17
08:30 pm - 09:30 pm EST

Join the Center for Teaching Quality on Twitter (@teachingquality) for its monthly chat on the future of education. (The hashtag is inspired by the book "TEACHING 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools...Now and in the Future.") The topic for October's chat will be how virtual communities influence teacher leadership inside and outside the classroom. Remember to use the hashtag #T2030!

Provider: The Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ)
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Leadership

Making Learning Connected (#clmooc) is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience open to anyone who’s interested in making, creativity and learning. This is an hour long chat on Twitter for the #clmooc community or anyone else interested in connected learning.

Provider: #clmooc community
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Maker, DIY
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST

#literacies is a bi-weekly Twitter chat, held on the first and third Thursday of the month from 8-9pm ET, in which educators discuss the demands and dimensions of contemporary literacies. This special #literacies chat will be hosted by Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Grant will explore the ways in which his organization has made novel writing more of a social, connected act – rather than a solitary one. What does writing-to-connect mean to you? You can get involved by searching #literacies on Twitter during the chat time, or by using a hashtag service, such as TweetChat. Then share how you use writing to make connections on October 21 during the National Day on Writing (NDOW) Tweetup, happening all day long, with the hashtag #write2connect.

Provider: National Writing Project
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Networking, getting connected

The multidisciplinary effort and financial commitment that is required to implement and maintain a 1:1 program means that stakeholders will want to know that the educational goals established during planning are being achieved. This session will introduce the many different criteria and methods for evaluating success that go beyond grades and testing. Why is it important to evaluate results? How do you ensure sustainable results? How do you measure success? How do you train and support education leaders around effective technology practices that will impact and sustain pedagogical changes in the classroom?

Provider: Intel Education Teachers Engage Community
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Accountability, evaluation, Home-to-school, BYOD, BYOT, Leadership
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST

#DENChat is a weekly Twitter chat organized by members of the Discovery Educator Network. It’s a great way to get started with Twitter and meet some other amazing educators like yourself. DEN tip: You do not have to be a Twitter user to view the tweets, but to share information yourself, you will need an account.

Provider: Discovery Education
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST

Connected Educators generally rave about the Twitter Chats that change their professional development. Still, Twitter chats are not held in high regard by all. On the first anniversary of our #INeLearn chat let’s tweet bluntly about the different aspects of Twitter Chats: EchoChamber, WaterCooler, ThinkTank or TestKitchen. To learn more about #INeLearn, visit http://inelearnchat.blogspot.com/

Provider: Indiana DOE Office of eLearning
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Community-building, Connected learning, Leadership
07:30 pm - 09:00 pm EST

The Central California Writing Project, part of the Education Department at UCSC, is pleased to co-sponsor with Arts Council Santa Cruz County a series of drop-in/meet-up informal reflection, sharing, and innovation sessions on Connecting the Arts and Education Kick-off October 17 4:30- 6 pm Part of Connected Educator Month at the Arts Council Offices, 1070 River St., Santa Cruz 95060 ArtsEducation Info: Call Fred 831-818-4475 fmindlin@gmail.com

Provider: Central California Writing Project, part of the Education Department at UCSC, and Arts Council Santa Cruz County
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Arts educators, Language arts educators (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning

Join us for an hour of socializing, connecting, and great conversation with special online "heroes" as guests each night. Steve Hargadon, creator of the Classroom 2.0 network and the FutureofEducation.com interview series, is your host.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Literacy
07:00 pm - EST

For Educators, 7:00pm EST - This professional development virtual event will create connections to the 1pm ET virtual field trip from the Museum of Science. The landscape of education has increasingly become more standards-based and driven by accountability of student achievement. In the 21st century the stakes are high and educators are challenged to raise the bar for all students. Participants will be introduced to a few best practices to improve the pipeline of STEM literate students, specifically technology and engineering and how it connects with science and mathematics education.

Provider: Siemens STEM Academy & Discovery Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Science educators (all levels)
Topic: STEM

The Arts Council Santa Cruz County and the Central California Writing Project are please to announce a monthly series of free drop-in face-to-face gatherings, every fourth Thursday from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Arts Council offices at the Tannery, 1070 River Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. First meeting will be on October 17 as part of Connected Educator Month. November meeting will be four weeks later on Nov. 14, then four weeks later on December 12, and in January on the 9th. Come join us and Get Connected! For more information please contact Fred Mindlin Associate Director for Technology Integration Central California Writing Project http://ccwritingproject.org/ Technology Liaison to the National Writing Project

Provider: Arts Council Santa Cruz County, Central California Writing Project
Event Type: Collaborative projects, wikis
Audience: Arts educators, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Informal learning, out of school learning
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm EST

Hive Learning Networks in collaboration with HOMAGO Geekouts and the National Writing Project will facilitate a series called Learning Aloud Geekouts! offered as part of Connected Educator Month on Thursday afternoons throughout October. The Geekout series will feature a teen host, who will lead a “make” with four other teens alongside formal and informal educators and mentors. Teen-led geekouts are designed to support youth in sharing something they have made with other youth and educators, lead a short “making” opportunity for participants, and get feedback on their work. These sessions will offer educators an opportunity to explore the potential for learning by making, and will empower youth to share their creative process and product, all while supporting connections between youth and educators across formal and informal learning spaces. Learning Aloud Geekouts will be interactive conversations broadcast live from YouTube and will support audience participation via chat and twitter. A full schedule of these events can be found here.

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Provider: Educator Innovator, HIVE Learning Networks
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Connected learning, Maker, DIY

Many teachers are having difficulty with standard 7 because their curriculum text doesn’t include multimedia versions. In this webinar, Dr. Hall (president of 95 Percent Group) will demonstrate how to use video and text of key president’s speeches to show students the difference between experiencing the speech in video and reading the words. She will also model the same process using literary text. Through using a graphic organizer to guide observations, students will be led to see the advantages and disadvantages of alternate media forms. Students are surprised to discover that video is different, yet not better in all aspects. Participants will receive a graphic organizer and a list of ideas for informational and literary text where multimedia is widely available.

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Provider: edWeb.net and 95 Percent Group
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Literacy, Professional development, PD

This event introduces PowerUp WHAT WORKS, a free online professional learning environment that supports educators in their efforts to enhance teaching and learning to ensure that struggling students and those with disabilities can meet the Common Core State Standards. PowerUp offers “anytime, anyplace” resources and tools for teachers, PD facilitators, teacher educators, and school leaders. Our approach combines evidence-based practices and universal design for learning to personalize instruction in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math supported with technology. It offers teachers the opportunity for self-directed learning and PD facilitators and teacher educators the information they need to enhance the preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers. PowerUp Offers Teachers

  • Instructional Strategy Guides on how to use and differentiate 17 ELA and Math evidence-based instructional strategies with technology
  • Tech Matters Blog posts with ideas to use in your classroom today
  • PowerUp Offers PD Facilitators and Teacher Educators
  • Facilitator Guide to customize PowerUp materials
  • PD Support Materials to help you when launching and implementing PowerUp
  • PowerUp Offers School Leaders and Administrators
  • Technology Implementation Practice Guide which offers Leadership Teams best practice recommendations to foster school-wide technology implementation
  • Leadership Team Support Materials to guide development, implementation, and evaluation of a technology implementation plan

Provider: This event will be hosted by PowerUp WHAT WORKS, which is a product of the Center for Technology Implementation, operated by American Institutes for Research in collaboration with Educational Development Center and CAST. The Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under grant number H327G090004.
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Language arts educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Professional development, PD, Special needs, universal design for learning

This event introduces PowerUp WHAT WORKS, a free online professional learning environment that supports educators in their efforts to enhance teaching and learning to ensure that struggling students and those with disabilities can meet the Common Core State Standards. PowerUp offers “anytime, anyplace” resources and tools for teachers, PD facilitators, teacher educators, and school leaders. Our approach combines evidence-based practices and universal design for learning to personalize instruction in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math supported with technology. It offers teachers the opportunity for self-directed learning and PD facilitators and teacher educators the information they need to enhance the preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers. PowerUp Offers Teachers

  • Instructional Strategy Guides on how to use and differentiate 17 ELA and Math evidence-based instructional strategies with technology
  • Tech Matters Blog posts with ideas to use in your classroom today
  • PowerUp Offers PD Facilitators and Teacher Educators
  • Facilitator Guide to customize PowerUp materials
  • PD Support Materials to help you when launching and implementing PowerUp
  • PowerUp Offers School Leaders and Administrators
  • Technology Implementation Practice Guide which offers Leadership Teams best practice recommendations to foster school-wide technology implementation
  • Leadership Team Support Materials to guide development, implementation, and evaluation of a technology implementation plan

Provider: This event will be hosted by PowerUp WHAT WORKS, which is a product of the Center for Technology Implementation, operated by American Institutes for Research in collaboration with Educational Development Center and CAST. The Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under grant number H327G090004.
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Language arts educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Professional development, PD, Special needs, universal design for learning

According to education research, middle school students tend to have negative perceptions of scientists. So…can a web series featuring women and African-American Computer Science PhD students really change student perceptions of scientists? During this webinar, Dr. Juan Gilbert and his team will explain what they are finding out about student perceptions. During their exploration of the problem, they created “Lab Daze” in an effort to examine student perceptions of scientists, specifically because of their unique demographics and exciting research. “Lab Daze” now is a web-based series that features Dr. Gilbert, his students, colleagues, and more as they show their work and their day-to-day research. Click the event or registration button and enter this room passcode to enter the event. Room Passcode: EPP2013

Provider: National Education Association
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Mathematics educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced
Topic: College and career readiness, STEM, Technology (new and emerging)

One of the biggest hurdles facing mathematics educators today is that of providing an equitable mathematics program that is both engaging and challenging to all students of diverse backgrounds and skill levels. It begins by knowing where they are, addressing their specific learning needs, and continually monitoring their progress. Join this session as we discuss ways to respond to student inequities in a manageable way that will provide maximum opportunities for learning mathematics. Hosted by LearnBop's Director of Learning Cindy Bryant, a former member of the NCTM Board of Directors and winner of a Presidential Award for teaching.

Provider: LearnBop
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Special needs, universal design for learning, STEM, Student achievement

The Possibilities of Mobile: Openly Networked, Inquiry-Based Learning with MobileEd.org Webinar Series. This month of discussions on Connected Learning TV explores how mobile opens up both formal and informal learning opportunities--classrooms, libraries, museums, parks, cities, towns--through games, STEM inquiry, and citizen science and civics initiatives. We will balance visionary thinking and pragmatic experience to understand how mobile devices might reacquaint us with inquiry and learning in a connected world. This week's webinar is titled "Mobiles and Informal Learning Spaces: Libraries and Museums" and focuses on the question, "How is mobile technology transforming and enriching the experiences of informal learning spaces such as libraries and museums?" Guests for this webinar are Jeffrey Schnapp, metaLAB at Harvard; Barry Joseph, American Museum of Natural History; and Allegra Burnette, The Museum of Modern Art.

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Provider: Educator Innovator, MobileEd.org, Connected Learning TV
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Connected learning, Mobile, tablets

We hear a lot about personalized learning - tailoring lessons to the individual needs of students. Can personalized learning help us solve the decades-old challenge of college readiness? Dr. Lopez talks about the possible reasons so many of our high school graduates are not ready for college math and English and introduces EdReady, a new web-based application from the non-profit NROC Project, that is now being piloted by select institutions nationwide.

Provider: The NROC Project, Gary Lopez, Founder and CEO
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: College and career readiness

We hear a lot about personalized learning - tailoring lessons to the individual needs of students. Can personalized learning help us solve the decades-old challenge of college readiness? Dr. Lopez talks about the possible reasons so many of our high school graduates are not ready for college math and English, and introduces EdReady, a new web-based application from the non-profit NROC Project, that is now being piloted by select institutions nationwide.

Provider: The NROC Project, Gary Lopez, Founder and CEO
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: College and career readiness

Chicago Ideas Week brings together hundreds of the world’s brightest thought leaders to inspire, connect and activate the city of Chicago and beyond. With over 25,000 attendees annually, CIW is the global hub for new ideas, an ecosystem for innovation and a playground of intellectual recreation. In this lab, you will explore, collaborate and play the role of a student in an AUSL Future Classroom! In this hands-on Lab, you will experience innovative, technology-infused pedagogy and flexible learning spaces--all while learning more about AUSL's approach to school transformation and teacher development.

Provider: Chicago Ideas Week and Academy for Urban School Leadership
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Mobile, tablets, Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other)
01:00 pm - 03:30 pm EST

A teach meet is a free, informal professional learning and networking opportunity for teachers, by teachers. At Teach Meet Finish Line, teachers from around Sydney will come to Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School to share their experiences and ideas, meet other teachers, and generally have a great time! The format consists of 7 and 2 minute presentations given by teachers reflecting on the school year as we approach the finish line (hence, Teach Meet Finish Line!)

Provider: Teach Meet Sydney, Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School, Polly Dunning and Karuna Chetty
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Networking, getting connected
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm EST

Students walk around every day with more technology in their pockets than NASA had when they first launched a man into space. Harness the power of students' cell phones using QR codes--direct links to any URL. QR codes are free and easy, and can make your classroom an interactive learning playground. This webinar will focus on several ways to use QR codes in your classroom. All attendees will receive a coupon for a free eBook on using QR codes in the classroom.

Provider: Kelli Stair/ Angry Bunny Publishing
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Mobile, tablets, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)
01:00 pm - EST

For Classrooms, 1:00pm EST - This event will explore the natural and human-made world through the lens of engineering. We'll be visiting STEM-tastic exhibits like a Van de Graaff generator, a machine that makes indoor lightning. We'll also provide a sneak peak of the Hall of Human Life, a brand-new exhibit opening in November. Its role is to highlight breakthroughs in biology and biotechnology. Come with your questions ready as we spark your students' interest in a wide range of STEM fields. Submit your questions here to be answered during the LIVE event! Don't forget to download the pre-webinar resource for use throughout the classroom event!

Provider: Siemens
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Science educators (all levels)
Topic: STEM

One of the biggest hurdles facing mathematics educators today is that of providing an equitable mathematics program that is both engaging and challenging to all students of diverse backgrounds and skill levels. It begins by knowing where they are, addressing their specific learning needs, and continually monitoring their progress. Join this session as we discuss ways to respond to student inequities in a manageable way that will provide maximum opportunities for learning mathematics. Led by Cindy Bryant, LearnBop's Director of Learning.

Provider: LearnBop
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning, Data and analytics, STEM
08:07 am - 11:02 pm EST

This Tweetup will explore choice and comfort across our school environments. Albemarle County Public Schools is transforming learning spaces, pedagogy and use of technologies to support contemporary learning. Our educators are leaders in this work.

Provider: Meriwether Lewis Elementary - Albemarle County Public Schls Virginia
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Arts educators, Educators--elementary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)

I will invite teachers to connect together on Pinterest to complete a PD scavenger hunt to explore, find and pin on an collaborative board - ideas on Responsive Classroom, STEM student activities, Contemporary Learning Spaces, 4 C's lessons/ideas, use of technology, etc.

Provider: Crozet Elementary School
Event Type: Collaborative projects, wikis
Audience: Educators--elementary
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning

Tom Murray, director of technology and cyber education for the Quakertown Community School District in Bucks County, Pa., writes about a bold decision to share teaching expertise across district lines. In this blog post, he offers key lessons to help spark similiar changes in other schools.

Provider: SmartBlog on Education
Event Type: Blog, forum discussions
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Professional development, PD

Week 1 Personal Blogging tasks are all about focusing on the fundamentals of setting up your personal or professional educator blog. Regardless of where you are at — if you are new to blogging or been blogging a while — we've included advice and tips that will help get you started or extend your blogging! Your tasks this week are set up your personal blog, set up your pages and write your first posts. For participants with existing personal blogs we want you to check your settings and theme, set up or update your About page and look how you can extend the type of posts published on your blog. You’ll find a link to all tasks for this week on our Event page. Each activity includes detailed step by step instructions with links to personal educator blog examples to see how they are used by educators. Remember to add a link to your personal blog, or posts you publish as part of week 1, after you completed Week 1 tasks, to the form on the Event page to be featured in our Teacher Challenge Flipboard Magazines. This event is part of the Edublogs Teacher Challenge series: Personal Blogging.

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Provider: Edublogs.org
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Professional development, PD
Oct
16
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

We welcome Ooey Gooey Lady, otherwise known as Lisa Murphy, back to the Campfire by popular demand. She will have you laughing and learning in no time! Come see why Lisa is such a favorite among those in the Early Childhood Community! The Campfire is held in Blackboard Collaborate.

Provider: Kinderchat
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k
Topic: Collaboration
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Teachers Teaching Teachers is exactly what it claims to be – an opportunity for educators to touch base as peers and colleagues about connected learning and daily practice. Held every Wednesday evening at 9pm ET, New York City high school teacher Paul Allison invites open dialogue and conversations, “water cooler style,” among a range of teachers and learners from K-University educators, to developers, artists, mentors, coaches, designers, makers, dreamers and students. Connected Educator Month continues at TTT as we consider the possibilities of connecting as learners and peers throughout the year and in a digital age. This is a perfect time to jump into this collegial and friendly community if you haven't been, and/or reconnect if you are already a TTT fan! TTT is streamed live via Google Hangout at EdTechTalk and includes a chat to increase the numbers who are able to participate.

Provider: New York City Writing Project, NWP
Event Type: Other
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Networking, getting connected
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Brendan Murphy will lead an interactive online session on connecting and learning with your PLN.

Provider: Open Online Experience
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Community-building, Connected learning, Productivity
09:00 pm - 09:30 pm EST

Meet and chat with colleagues about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on Twitter! The best hour of professional learning you'll get in 30 minutes. Held the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9-9:30PM ET.

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Provider: Katie Novak, Elizabeth Stein, Ron Rogers, Kit Hard, Mindy Johnson
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Special needs, universal design for learning

Many of our teachers are spending hours of their time each week using online communities and networks to improve their practices. Many more would be doing this if we had policies in place in our schools to recognize their efforts. But what to recognize, how to measure it, and how to get support from our districts? In celebration of Connected Educator Month and National Principals Month, we'll tackle these questions and look at schools and districts where informal social learning is not only recognized, but impacting more formal PD.  

Facilitators

  • Dwight Carter, NASSP Digital Principal, Gahanna Lincoln HS, Gahanna, OH, @dwight_carter
  • Ryan Imbriale, NASSP Digital Principal, Baltimore County (MD) Public Schools, @ryan_imbriale
  • Jessica Johnson, ES Principal/District Assessment Coordinator, Dodgeland Elementary School, Juneau, WI, @principalJ
Please feel free to contact any of these amazing connected principals by using their Twitter handles (e.g. @dwight_carter), or just join us for the event on Twitter at hashtag #cpchat

Provider: NAESP, NASSP, Connected Principals
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Connected learning, Leadership, Networking, getting connected

Join us in a Twitter Chat on "Access and Equity in Online Learning” presented by the Harvard University Graduate School of Education course "Realizing the Potential of Online Professional Development. T-525" taught by Barbara Treacy. What: A Twitter chat about how online learning increases access to learning opportunities, how we can ensure equity among various types of learners, and what challenges online learning creates. Who: Moderated by Remy Mansfield and Brandon Pousley and the rest of our #HGSET525 course participants. How: Join us by following the #hgseT525 tag

Provider: #HGSET525
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Online education, Professional development, PD
07:30 pm - 08:30 pm EST

Join us for an hour of socializing, connecting, and great conversation with special online "heroes" as guests each night. Steve Hargadon, creator of the Classroom 2.0 network and the FutureofEducation.com interview series, is your host.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Professional development, PD

Recent trends have called for the “globalizing” of American education through 21st Century teaching and learning and the Common Core State Standards. These educational demands coincide with efforts in the history profession to internationalize the United States history survey course. Globalizing history education, therefore, involves an “opening” of students’ conceptions of the past through expanded content, broader methodology, and units of analysis that go beyond the nation. Preparing history teachers to do this is integral to the longevity and success of global education. This project, in conjunction with the NCHE and the Longview Foundation, uses five self-paced, open source, and collaborative learning modules to address gaps in thought leadership and the scarcity of professional development programs dedicated to globalizing the U.S. history survey. This session previews the 5 modules set to be released in early 2014 and welcomes educator feedback and insight.

Provider: Craig Perrier, NCHE
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: International, global, Online education, Professional development, PD

The first in our new four-part webinar series kicks off on October 16 at 4:30 MT with Climate Change and Water in the West Part One: Challenges for the Colorado River Basin. Join us online as we engage in discussion with Dr. Doug Kenney, Director of the Western Water Policy Program at University of Colorado and Jeff Lukas, senior researcher at Western Water Assessment, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory. We will focus on the Colorado River Watershed and water conservation in the West. We’ll be streaming video live from the CU Boulder campus, and will take questions from the live chat. Join us! https://climatewaterwebinar.eventbrite.com/ These webinars are free and open to the public. Educators, earn .5 continuing education credit by attending both parts one and two of the webinars and completing independent assignments. Register now! This webinar series is co-funded by the University of Colorado Outreach Office – LearnMoreAboutClimate project (http://learnmoreaboutclimate.colorado.edu/) and by the NASA funded Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE) project (http://cires.colorado.edu/education/outreach/ICEE/).

Provider: University of Colorado at Boulder
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Professional development, PD, Project-based, problem-based learning

During this web seminar for educators of students in grades 7-12, participants will learn how to incorporate weather data from NASA’s Earth Observing Satellites into meteorology lessons while addressing national science and technology standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Educators will explore the benefits of monitoring the climate system with satellites and review how satellites observe key atmospheric elements and features that are important for studying long-term climate trends. Participants will explore the contributions that satellites make to improve our understanding, monitoring, and prediction of climate. The web seminar will also cover the challenges involved in monitoring climate with satellites. In the featured activity students use data from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES). GOES provides real-time weather data for use in short-term weather forecasting, space environment monitoring, and research and development. POES primarily provides data for long-range weather forecasting, ensuring that non-visible data, for any region of Earth, are no more than six hours old.

Provider: NSTA/NASA
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Science educators (all levels)
Topic: STEM

Learn how grants can help fund your dreams for your library and your school! Learn where to find grants, strategies to prepare winning proposals, and how to survive after you win a grant. Dr. Rita Oates will be presenting this informative session. She has won grants exceeding $10 million while edtech director in Miami-Dade Co. Schools (FL) and has taught a graduate class, Grant Writing for Ed Tech, at Barry University. Sponsored by FAME, Florida Association for Media in Education. Dr. Oates is active in CoSN and ISTE. Register for this free webinar: http://www.floridamedia.org/events/event_details.asp?id=356847

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Provider: FAME (Florida Association for Media in Education) and CoSN
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Funding

Join Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School in CT for a look at mobile library programs. Not if, but when your school turns to mobile learning, will your library be ready? Join Michelle on October 16th for this webinar to learn how to mobilize your library program.

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Provider: edWeb.net and Follett
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Literacy, Mobile, tablets, Technology (new and emerging)

Do you use SMART Notebook software and looking for great ways to create content for your class? Our previous webinars, Intro to SMART Boards and Intro to the SMART Notebook Software, showed you the basics of how to interact with SMART Notebook. This webinar will help you create fun, interactive pages that will keep your students engaged. Use the tools that we have previously featured to learn how to format creative pages. These simple techniques will have a large impact on your lesson presentation. We look forward to learning with you!

Provider: Teq
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: College and career readiness, Common core state standards, CCSS

Educators keep hearing about the benefits of flipping their classrooms, but what does that mean? PBS LearningMedia and the Flipped Learning Network invite you to join Jon Bergmann, a pioneer in the Flipped Class Movement and co-author of Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day and Mike Gorman, 21st century educational technology and learning expert, as they introduce you to the flipped learning model and give you practical guidelines for flipping your classroom. You’ll walk away with a wealth of resources and tools to get you flipping today!

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Provider: PBS LearningMedia and Flipped Learning Network
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Flipped classrooms, school-to-home

In this fun and instructive webinar, science teacher Cinnamon Holsclaw will reveal how she integrates science and communication skills by letting students collaborate on projects that approach science from the standpoint of literature. Her students create iMovies and apps to deepen their understanding of the topics they are studying. Holsclaw will discuss projects including “The Science of Superheroes,” which looked at the genetic mutations that might produce the powers of Spiderman, the Hulk, and others. Holsclaw works in a rural district which has hand-me-down technology and limited IT staff, and she will discuss how she manages to deliver technologically engrossing lessons to her students despite these limitations.

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Provider: edWeb.net and T.H.E. Journal
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Project-based, problem-based learning

Learn the basics of some of the great products Google offers educators to deepen teaching and learning. The webinar will explore Google Apps for Education, Google Plus, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Earth, and Chrome. This webinar will be led by Google Certified Teacher and Indiana educator, Chris Atkinson.

Provider: Indiana DOE Office of eLearning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Literacy, Technology (how to use)

We welcome Dr. Randy Kulman and James Daley of LearningWorksforKids.com, a new site that helps parents and educators teach executive functioning skills through apps and games. We’ll discuss the importance of these skills across multiple areas of development, and provide specific examples of popular games and apps that help kids practice them. The webinar also touches on innovative strategies for teaching alternative learners, children with learning disabilities, and those affected by ADHD or autism.

Provider: BrainPOP
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Games, Mobile, tablets, Special needs, universal design for learning

Kajeet would like to invite you to participate in an upcoming webinar on the digital divide and strategies for bridging the divide. Join Kajeet’s Michael Flood to discuss: What is the Digital Divide and what does it mean for K-12? How will the digital divide impact classroom instruction? How does the Digital Divide impact the Achievement Gap? How are technological innovations changing instructional practices? What can we do to bridge the divide? Please Join us! Password: 8Ha2rAgA

Provider: Kajeet
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate
Topic: Connected learning, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)

The Inside Online Learning chat (#IOLchat) is a weekly Twitter discussion centered on current trends and issues in online education. On Wednesday, October 16th at 12pmET the topic will be: Online Educators and Social Networks: Moving from Connection to Collaboration. Opportunities to meet and network online are increasing through social media platforms and active online communities that bring educators together to discuss topics of common interest. How are online instructors currently connecting online?

  • What are your favorite platforms and networks?
  • How can we move from conversations to more collaborative activities?
  • What kinds of activities interest you the most?
  • Join the chat to share your ideas, experiences, and recommendations!

Provider: OnlineColleges.net, Melissa A. Venable, PhD
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Higher education educators, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Networking, getting connected, Online education
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

Global Dignity Day honours our interconnectedness and the intrinsic value of each individual. During this event, thousands of students from schools across Canada and around the world will be coming together live to share personal stories and engage in cooperative activities, to move towards ensuring each individual has the right and access to a dignified life. Through the sharing of personal stories and cooperative activities, youth will experience how they can, through even the smallest acts of kindness, contribute to a more peaceful world.

Provider: TakingITGlobal & The Centre for Global Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Online education

NCTE's National Day on Writing (#write2connect) and findings from recent discussions with incoming college writers will be featured.

Provider: National Council of Teachers of English
Event Type: Other
Audience: Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: College and career readiness, Community-building, Connected learning, Literacy

Todd Nesloney, an educator, author and speaker, writes about his journey to becoming a connected educator. He also shares tools for creating a connected learning environment.

Provider: SmartBlog on Education
Event Type: Blog, forum discussions
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Flipped classrooms, school-to-home, Networking, getting connected, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
Oct
15
09:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST

Learning today takes place anywhere and anytime. To meet the needs of today's connected learner, today's educator needs to be fluent in new media literacies. Powerful Learning Practice’s Teaching Online & Blended Learning eCourse prepares you to be an online professor, teach online courses in blended environments such as a virtual school, or teach blended courses in traditional settings. In this 90 minute free webinar, we’ll explore creating an online syllabus, designing discussions, and questioning techniques for online and blended learning. A new section of Teaching Online & Blended Learning launches January 6, so don’t miss out on this free sneak preview.

Provider: Powerful Learning Practice
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Higher education educators, Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate
Topic: Community-building, Online education, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Barb Gilman is a truly connected educator! When we asked what she would like to discuss she responded with this list: "Twitter, Twitter chats, Twitter hashtags, Google Plus, Google Plus Communities, podcasts for Professional Development, Edcamp. Plus, besides connecting online, connecting F2F or IRL." So, we think this is just the first in a series of chats featuring Barb Gilman: A Truly Connected Teacher!

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Provider: Teachers.Net
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Networking, getting connected, Technology (how to use)

Ever since Toy Story burst onto the scene, children of all ages have been fascinated with computer generated animation and the stories that have been created using this medium. This SIG3D Webinar will cover the basics of modeling and animating in Autodesk Maya and other free Autodesk apps; along with examples of high school student work and lesson ideas for getting started with 3D modeling in your own classroom. Presenter: Kathryn Cuddy, CTE Educator & SIG3D Leadership Team Member Kathryn Cuddy has been an educator in Texas for nine years and has taught Autodesk Maya for the last five years at Wakeland High School in Frisco, TX. Her passion for empowering students through creating media had led to notable success in the emerging medium of 3D design. Cuddy is an educational technology leader in her school and brings valuable classroom insight to the SIG3D board.

Provider: ISTE SIG3D
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Arts educators, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: STEM, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)

Join us for an hour of socializing, connecting, and great conversation with special online "heroes" as guests each night. Steve Hargadon, creator of the Classroom 2.0 network and the FutureofEducation.com interview series, is your host.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: STEM

Come join in this conversation about the ongoing role of integrated digital citizenship at school and at home.

Provider: EdTechTeacher
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Professional development, PD

Explore the “Top View” of Google. Learn more about various services owned by Google. Explore Images, YouTube in the Classroom, using Gmail in the classroom, Google Calendar, and MORE! Participants will have time to explore. A question/answer period will also be available. This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.** As a result of this session and through individual follow-up, teachers will: • Explore several of the various educational services available from Google for use in the classroom • Browse and explore the benefits of using YouTube® for education. • Learn timesaving features of Google Calendar and Gmail. • Explore the many resources on TeachersFirst related to Google’s offerings. • (Follow-up) Create a lesson for your own teaching situation using one of the Google services or tools. Applicable NETS-T standards (2008)*: 1a and b, 2b and c, 3a and d * The text of these standards is copyrighted. Please read the full text at ISTE’s NETS-T page: http://www.iste.org/docs/pdfs/nets-t-standards.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Provider: TeachersFirst/The Source for Learning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

This event introduces PowerUp WHAT WORKS, a free online professional learning environment that supports educators in their efforts to enhance teaching and learning to ensure that struggling students and those with disabilities can meet the Common Core State Standards. PowerUp offers “anytime, anyplace” resources and tools for teachers, PD facilitators, teacher educators, and school leaders. Our approach combines evidence-based practices and universal design for learning to personalize instruction in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math supported with technology. It offers teachers the opportunity for self-directed learning and PD facilitators and teacher educators the information they need to enhance the preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers. PowerUp Offers Teachers

  • Instructional Strategy Guides on how to use and differentiate 17 ELA and Math evidence-based instructional strategies with technology Tech Matters Blog posts with ideas to use in your classroom today PowerUp Offers PD Facilitators and Teacher Educators
  • Facilitator Guide to customize PowerUp materials
  • PD Support Materials to help you when launching and implementing PowerUp
PowerUp Offers School Leaders and Administrators Technology Implementation Practice Guide which offers Leadership Teams best practice recommendations to foster school-wide technology implementation Leadership Team Support Materials to guide development, implementation, and evaluation of a technology implementation plan

Provider: This event will be hosted by PowerUp WHAT WORKS, which is a product of the Center for Technology Implementation, operated by American Institutes for Research in collaboration with Educational Development Center and CAST. The Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under grant number H327G090004.
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Language arts educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Professional development, PD, Special needs, universal design for learning

Busy teachers need all the time-saving support they can get. Join the ePals' Tools for School team for a look at teacher-created lesson plans and other classroom materials that can come to your aid in:

  • meeting Common Core Standards
  • implementing STEM
  • addressing early childhood literacy
  • integrating music, art and drama into your curriculum
  • helping at-risk kids succeed
Also, learn how you can sell your own lessons on the Tools for School marketplace.

Provider: ePals' Tools for School lesson marketplace
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Games, STEM

Join this one-hour session, hosted by a Literacy in Learning Exchange Community Facilitator, for an informal walk-through of the National Center for Literacy Education's (NCLE) Literacy in Learning Exchange. In honor of Connected Educator Month, this tour will focus primarily on how NCLE and the Exchange provide opportunities and resources for educators (both those who connect online and those who connect offline), to collaboratively explore questions associated with strengthening professional practices and student learning. A recorded version of this event is now available at the link provided above.

Provider: National Center for Literacy Education
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Literacy

About the Series: Creative Classroom Activities: Highlights from the Adobe Education Exchange. Adobe Education is pleased to announce a new e-seminar series for teachers who want to re-create their classrooms. Join us weekly for a guided tour of some of the very best activities, lesson plans and resources on the Adobe Education Exchange. Each week, you’ll meet two of the world’s most creative educators and learn how they use Adobe tools to unleash student creativity. Each thirty-minute session will equip you with new ideas you can use immediately in your teaching practice.

Provider: Adobe
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Open educational resources, OER, Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use)

Join us and learn about research and success from experts in 1:1 education technology. On the webinar you will: - Hear from Project RED Leaders on the findings of their research focused on the academic results of education technology. - Learn about the first Digital Teaching Platform that is revolutionizing instructional practices in the classroom. - Hear from a principal in Texas, who saw the highest gains in the history of the school on state tests after only 1 year of t2k deployment.

Provider: McGraw-Hill Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm EST

Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers. Graphite was built by teachers for teachers. Graphite’s dynamic community shares personal reviews and Field Notes about how to use specific learning products in the classroom. Come to the Open House to learn more about what Graphite offers and how to get involved!

Provider: Common Sense Media
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Games, Mobile, tablets, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Reading, writing, speaking and listening! Cut through the clutter and use the best apps for ELA learning. From vocabulary buidling to reading comprehension, learn about terrific apps and websites that meet Common Core Standards, and why they're effective for learning. Hear from expert educators and create your own digital work flow.

Provider: Common Sense Media and Fred Rogers Early Learning Environment
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Open educational resources, OER, Professional development, PD

While more than two-thirds of states already conduct some kind of statewide online assessments, the new assessments of the Common Core State Standards from PARCC and Smarter Balanced are increasing both interest and anxiety in school districts. To help relieve the anxiety, SETDA has created a series of case studies Implementing Online Assessments: Pathways to Success (assessmentstudies.setda.org), with a narrative and resources. Each narrative provides an in-depth look at what it took a district to implement the assessments as well as key factors in each state’s approach to infrastructure and training and communication. There also are downloadable resources that range from training agendas to checklists for technology readiness to sample letters from the state to school districts. Mike Nelson, Director of Curriculum and assessment of Coeur d"Alene School District 271, ID, Patches Hill, Technology Systems Manager of Indian River School District, DE and Scott Smith, Chief Technology Officer of Mooresville Graded School District, NC will explain what they did to get ready for their online assessments and answer your questions.

Provider: SETDA
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Assessment, Common core state standards, CCSS

Flipped Learning is an instructional approach that is generating great interest as educators redesign their classrooms for the 21st century. The basic principle of flipped learning is that direct instruction takes place out of class while practice and application take place in class (Bergmann & Sams, 2012). Helaine W. Marshall is Associate Professor of Education and Director of Language Education at Long Island University-Hudson. She is co-coordinator, with Dr. Nancy Lemberger, of a collaborative cross-campus online TESOL Program and co-author, with Dr. Andrea DeCapua, of Making the transition to classroom success: Culturally responsive teaching for struggling language learners (2013), among other publications. Dr. Marshall serves on the Boards of the Flipped Learning Network and the NYS TESOL Journal. Helaine Marshall and one of her students, Nan Frydland, graduate student in the MS. Ed. in TESOL Program and Instructor at Concordia College in Bronxville, NY., will discuss flipped learning in the context of an online course in which students meet synchronously each week in a virtual classroom. The presentation will include a tour of the classroom as well as the e-learning platform where the course materials reside.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Connected learning, Leadership, Online education, Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other)

A one-hour tweet chat using the hashtag #Corezano (an amalgamation of "Common CORE" and "Marzano"). The discussion will be referencing one of the eleven high probability teaching strategies as identified by Dr. Robert Marzano (Goals and Scales) and how it relates to Common Core State Standards.

Provider: Broward Virtual University
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm EST

Check out the archived webinar where we walk you through some of the rationale and ideas to help you on your journey to personalize learning. Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey will facilitate a discussion with Lisa Welch, Kevin McLaughlin, John H. Clarke and other guests on why personalizing learning is a culture shift. http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/10/why-personalize-learning-now.html

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Provider: Personalize Learning, LLC
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Online education, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Professional development, PD
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm EST

Weekly twitterchat for teachers mainly in Germany but open for everyone. Chat is in German and English and inspired by original #edchat following the Q/A format.

Provider: EDchatDE Founders: @tastenspieler and @herrlarbig
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Foreign language educators (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning

Join Laura Hilliger and Chris Lawrence of the Mozilla Foundation in exploring Webmaker tools for digital authorship and remix. Learn how to use tools like Thimble, Popcorn, and Web X-Ray Goggles to create open and sharable "teaching kits" that combine effective writing pedagogies with deeply engaging free and open digital production on the Web. Learn how you can become part of the supremely supportive #teachtheweb community.

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Provider: Educator Innovator, Mozilla Foundation
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Networking, getting connected, Open educational resources, OER
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm EST

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 Support Coordinator, Tania Rashid, will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you might have about TIGed's offerings.

Provider: TakingITGlobal
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Open educational resources, OER, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
11:00 am - 11:30 am EST

With students arriving in our classrooms reading at such varying levels, it's important that we don't let literacy issues impact content acquisition. It's unfair for a low level reader to struggle in a science or social studies class as a result of low reading skills. Responsible teachers understand the vital nature of being able to read for information and support students with guided reading texts. In this webinar, Scrible will be used for creating guided reading texts for struggling readers and also for readers who need enrichment activities.

Provider: Kelli Stair/ Angry Bunny Publishing
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Literacy, Technology (how to use)

Professional Development MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for teachers. Blended learning is a new educational model with great potential to increase student outcomes and create exciting new roles for teachers. In this course, designed by NTC, Silicon Schools and The Christensen Institute, teachers will learn about the different types of blended learning and the best practices from real schools using these models. In addition, participants will develop the tools they need to build their own blended learning program.

Provider: New Teacher Center, Cousera, Christensen Institute, Silicon Valley Schools Fund
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: Technology (how to use)

Join us at Pirate's Cove at bookclubit.com. Our book club is a great place for us educators to share our insights and perspectives concerning the topics and issues being covered in our featured books. We're hoping to enlist educators from far and wide to sail with us as we explore the vast oceans of knowledge in our books and Nooks. We'll be launching our first professional reading journey in October. Grab a copy of Dave Burgess's TEACH LIKE A PIRATE and prepare to set sail with our hearty crew. We'll be hoisting anchor soon. Welcome aboard, Mateys!

Provider: NJ Associaton for Middle Level Education
Event Type: Book club
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators-secondary, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations)

The October 15 issue of NCTE's INBOX e-newsletter will include a special collection on "Write to Connect" for Connected Educator Month.

Provider: National Council of Teachers of English
Event Type: Other
Audience: Arts educators, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Connected learning, Literacy, Networking, getting connected

This event utilizes Sanderling, an online professional learning environment, to support applied action research to address real world challenges for administrators and teachers. Participants will post and share resources, develop and implement an intervention, and publish their results. Register for Sanderling at https://sanderling.io using the code CONNECTEDU42.

Provider: An Estuary
Event Type: Collaborative projects, wikis
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Tech experience--intermediate
Topic: Connected learning, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD

How do we design grading practices that are accurate, consistent, meaningful, and supportive of student learning? This webinar series will explore common grading challenges through brief presentations and opportunities for sharing and interaction. Participants may sign up for any number of sessions, but must attend all for SCECH (Michigan) Credit.

Provider: Office of Education and Learning, Genesee Intermediate School District
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Assessment, Student achievement

In this SmartBlog on Education post, Kristen Swanson, the senior educational technology leader for BrightBytes and a founder of the Edcamp movement, asks educators: How can being a giver make you more effective?

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Provider: SmartBlog on Education
Event Type: Blog, forum discussions
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Community-building, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD

Week 1 Blogging with students tasks are all about focusing on the fundamentals of setting up your class blog. Regardless of where you are at — if you are new to blogging or been blogging a while — we've included advice and tips that will help get you started or extend your blogging! Your tasks this week are set up your class blog, set up your pages and write your first posts. For participants with existing class blogs we want you to check your settings and theme, check you have set up all the pages we recommend for class blogs and look how you can extend the type of posts published on your class blog. You’ll find a link to all tasks for this week on our Event page. Each activity includes detailed step by step instructions with class blog examples to see how they are used by educators. Remember to add a link to your class blog, or posts, after you completed Week 1 tasks, to the form on the Event page to be featured in our Teacher Challenge Flipboard Magazines. This event is part of the Edublogs Teacher Challenge series: Blogging with students.

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Provider: Edublogs.org
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Transformation (digital and other), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
Oct
14
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

We will scour the interwebs in this version of a virtual scavenger hunt! You can bet it will have you laughing while you search the world wide webs to find obscure items especially geared towards making the Early Childhood Community giggle out loud in front of the computer.

Provider: Kinderchat
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k
Topic: Community-building
03:30 pm - 04:30 pm EST

We will virtually jump from town to town visiting and chatting with Early Childhood Educators in the UK and Europe over a virtual pint! BYO or just pretend, you won't want to miss meeting fabulously fun Early Years folks from "across the pond!"

Provider: Kinderchat
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k
Topic: International, global

Sonja Hollins-Alexander, author of Online Professional Development Through Virtual Learning Communities, shares one district’s success story as a model for combining well-designed online instruction with the energy of peer-to-peer collaboration. Hollins-Alexander will provide an overview of her Learner-Learner model, an online collaboration model that supports powerful professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for every student.

Provider: Learning Forward
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning

This session will focus on how blended librarianship provides a vision for how librarians can be at the intersection of the learning and knowledge becoming a learning hub for their campus. Learn how, in the digital information age, the blended librarian becomes a leader, who acts as the mediator and guide, to accessing and making sense of the ever expanding universe of information in all the forms that it takes. Bio: See http://www.linkedin.com/in/blendedlibrarian

Provider: Connected Librarians - Library 2.013 Pre-Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Technology (new and emerging)

This presentation includes a discussion on a variety of online library instruction tools and methods for use in today's libraries. It includes tips and tools on static (vodcasts and online pathfinders) and interactive online (wikis, quizzes, live classrooms) presentations. It is based on assignments from LIS 590 Library Instruction and LIS 501 Reference for graduate students in the School of Library & Information Science. Examples of final projects will be presented along with student feedback on the tools. Participants can expect small group breakout and discussion. Stacy Creel's Bio: I teach undergraduate and graduate courses. In every course I seek to incorporate relevant technology, assignments, and student feedback. I created the Library Instruction course at USM SLIS for academic and public librarians. The course includes a focus on face-to-face library instruction, as well as digital instruction, learning styles, methods and more. I am the advisor for the Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature and recieved the Exemplary Online Course Award from USM in 2013.

Provider: Connected Librarians - Library 2.013 Pre-Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Online education

Librarians everywhere are increasingly charged with instruction. This might be in K-12 classes, workshops, or one-shot instructional sessions for a college course. As they are asked to teach more, librarians are simultaneously tasked with bringing technology into their instructional practices. However… are librarians adequately prepared and equipped to do this? Moreover, do they feel prepared and equipped to do so meaningfully? This presentation will consider how, in one academic library, librarians worked together to be prepared and equipped to use technology meaningfully and purposefully for their campus. The issues encountered through this program are nearly universal to libraries and librarians: lack of formal knowledge or training, too little time or too few resources to properly equip and train librarians, inability to perceive immediate usefulness. This presentation will identify and share tips for designing the process, implementing a training/learning program, and evaluating its effects on librarians. Learn how this type of effort made using technology in instruction more manageable, maintainable, and meaningful for librarians, and leave this session with concrete ideas on how such a program could be implemented in your library! Amanda Nichols Hess' Bio: Amanda Nichols Hess is Assistant Professor and eLearning/Instructional Technology Librarian at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. She earned her MSI from the University of Michigan, and previously worked as a school library media specialist and K-12 technology integration specialist.

Provider: Connected Librarians - Library 2.013 Pre-Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Technology (new and emerging)

Defined as groups of creators who come together to design, plan, and create products using both digital and non-digital tools, makerspaces are popping up in library-centered conversations. While makerspaces can include cutting-edge technology, it takes more than 3D printers, computers, and robotics equipment to define them. It is the underlying non-competitive support and collaboration community that truly convert an activity into a makerspace. Ito et al (2013) define “connected learning” as “broadened access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity” (p. 4). Makerspaces in libraries are an avenue to connected learning. Bio: Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical assistant professor and coordinator of the school library media program at the University of Michigan's School of Information.

Provider: Connected Librarians - Library 2.013 Pre-Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Maker, DIY

In this dynamic panel discussion, three members of Follett’s Project Connect team will share their views on the future of the library and explore how librarians are central to successful 1:1 implementations and the digital shift. As they seek to develop and engage teacher leadership, innovative districts are empowering librarians to teach students, coach teachers and help lead transformation in 21st century schools. Project Connect brings together leaders from school administration, library and instructional technology fields to provide models of success connected to mobile computing, digital resources and instructional practice. Panelists (see panelist detail here): Mark Ray - 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year Gail Dickinson - AASL President Susan Ballard - former President of AASL

Provider: Connected Librarians - Library 2.013 Pre-Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Leadership

This is a FREE, online conference open to ANYONE organized by educators for educators around the world interested in integrating emerging technologies into classroom practice. One goal of the conference is to help educators make sense of and meet the needs of a continually changing learning landscape. This year's theme is Transforming Learning.

Provider: total volunteer effort; conference organizers listed at http://k12onlineconference.org/?page_id=829
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Leadership, Maker, DIY, Open educational resources, OER

Join a vibrant connected educators learning community for those interested in discovering what it means when we empower students to BYOD. The community includes blog posts, twitter chats, Facebook pages, Google communities, and video conferencing that will take place throughout the year. Participants can receive up to 18 contact hours from Bowling Green State University. Fee is $50. Note: A face-to-face event is optional, but not required for contact hours. Register at: http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/edhd/pdregister.html Look for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Learning Community and select the yellow button that says “Register.” You will receive information with further details, links to online communities, and requirements for contact hours after registering.

Provider: Bowling Green State University
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--intermediate
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Home-to-school, BYOD, BYOT

Focused on the potential collaborative use of the social curation tool Pinterest, the Pinnovation blog will offer weekly posts on Connected Educator Month themes and highlight related boards that INeLearn is pinning to http://www.pinterest.com/INelearn/boards/

Provider: Indiana DOE Office of eLearning
Event Type: Content collection, database, exhibit, gallery
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Classroom management

Knowing to negotiate in a retail environment is very different from negotiating with business. We all have seen situations where we either need to sell or buy a product or a service for an organization. Whether it is selling/buying a technology, a transport service, an insurance program, or organizing outdoor events/offsites for employees we all have mixed experiences- some we have felt happy to win a business and sometimes sad to have lost the business. Winning a business account has direct impact on the company’s top line and bottom line, and hence has more stakeholders. In this course, we will try to uncover negotiations concepts while applying them to selling to enterprises/ businesses . This course will help you become more self- aware and equip you with tools, techniques, and strategies to buy and sell products/services in B2B more skilfully, confidently, and effectively leading to positive organizational impact and growth.

Provider: WizIQ
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Tech experience--advanced
Topic: Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Professional development, PD, Project-based, problem-based learning

The Teacher Challenge is made up of free professional learning challenges where educators are stepped through weekly tasks that increase their skills while being supported by mentors. The blogging with student series guides you step by step through the process of class and student blogging. Each step provides class blog examples so you can check out how they are used by educators. The activities can be completed at your own pace and in any order!

Provider: Edublogs
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning, Transformation (digital and other), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

The Teacher Challenge is made up of free professional learning challenges where educators are stepped through weekly tasks that increase their skills while being supported by mentors. The Challenge is open to any educator who wants to increase their skills. The Perssonal blogging series guides you step by step through the process of setting up your own personal or professional educator blog which you can use as your ePortfolio. Each step provides examples of personal educator blogs so you can check out how they are used by educators. The activities can be completed at your own pace and in any order!

Provider: Edublogs.org
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Professional development, PD

Knovation Chief Academic Officer Steve Nordmark explores and leads discussions around 6 major trends in technology and education.

Provider: Know New Ideas from Knovation
Event Type: Blog, forum discussions
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

This Event celebrates the education and involvement of all youth and the power of youth and afterschool programs to help create a better world! It's a great way to celebrate Connected Educator Month. The Olymp-i-a Challenge is a writing exercise that helps youth increase their awareness and empathy and strengthen life skills in peace, green-living, and health. It's easy. 1 click on the link. 1 entry. Done! Participate anytime this week! If you reach out to just 1 child or youth and help them enter their positive idea or action for peace, green-living, or health, it will make a difference!

Archive Attached
Provider: Lesa R. Walker, MD, MPH; Olymp-i-a Challenge- hosted as part of the Afterschool Alliance "Lights On Afterschool" 2013 celebration
Event Type: Contest, challenge, game, award
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Student achievement, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
Oct
13

Join us for our traditional conference ceremony. Participants will share their favorite moments and provide feedback for RSCON5.

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)

Closing Keynote: Salome Thomas - Principal EL

Title: The Immortality of Influence: Believing Every Child Can Achieve Their Dreams

“Every child needs someone to be crazy about them.” These are the words of Salome Thomas-EL, award-winning teacher and principal, and nationally recognized educator. They shape his life-long commitment to answering the question, “How do we ensure that every child achieves their greatest potential?” This question lies at the heart of the national dialogue on education policy, the day in and day out work of school personnel, and the hopes of every parent. Central to this challenge is how we succeed with children who are facing the most serious barriers to success: poverty, violence, neglect, and low expectations. For over 20 years, Thomas-EL has taken on this challenge with the absolute belief that every child can and will learn as long as adults in their world care enough to not give up. Starting as a teacher and chess coach at Vaux Middle School and through his years as principal at several traditional public and charter schools, Thomas-EL has transformed the attitudes and strategies of school staff, parents, and members of the community to help hundreds of troubled children not only graduate from high school but go on to earn higher degrees from major colleges and universities. He brings to the process a powerful combination of passion, caring, and leadership to craft a refreshing, common-sense roadmap to help kids achieve their dreams, no matter the odds.

See more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), Professional development, PD, Transformation (digital and other)

Three years ago, I joined in the world of connected educators and learned new ways to teach and learn—things I had not learned in 15 years from other educators around me. Everything changed (and is changing) for me. It wasn’t just about using technology in the classroom; I had always done that. This was much more significant—rubbing elbows with amazing educators in my PLN taught me a whole new set of skills, attitudes, and behaviors in the classroom. Five changes for me and my students include issues with choice, trust, learning, grading, and homework. I’ll tell my story and leave time for others to tell theirs. Please join us if you have a story to tell, or if you don’t yet and want to learn how to transform your teaching for the better. I’ll also share a reading and viewing list of the resources that have been most significant for me.

Provider: RSCON4
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Connected learning, Networking, getting connected, Transformation (digital and other)

  • Panel Discussion: Rethinking The Way We Learn
  • Discussion Leader: Thomas Murray
  • Distinguished Guests: Alec Couros, Nicholas Provenzano, Silvia Rosenthal and Joe Dale
  • See more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Professional development, PD, Technology (new and emerging)

In this webinar of Guided Discovery Learning Evridiki will briefly introduce the theory behind and the technique itself including its pros and cons. She will also share an interesting and very practical example of her class to prove that Guided Discovery Learning is not as complicated and difficult as some assume but a simple and effective, yet enjoyable technique which engages students and enables them be active participants in their own learning.

Provider: 2013 REFORM SYMPOSIUM E-CONFERENCE RSCON4
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Foreign language educators (all levels)
Topic: Professional development, PD

This session will focus on taking a static course with mostly discussions and file uploads to an environment that reaches out to students and asks them to be active learners. These tools are either freely available, built into your learning management system, or part of common educational software. Dr. Sale will go over options such as taking an assignment that requires students to create a powerpoint and showing the change to "create your own powerpoint, narrate it as a presentation to your ......(board of directors, fellow teachers, co-workers) and use the Upload to Pp option) Same assignment but the students are lead to an active role instead of uploading content into a dropbox. 2) Before discussion questions, insert a poll that relates to lesson content. ( Of the five treatment styles we studied this week, which one requires the most preparation on the part of the therapist?--something that not only covers content but requires critical thought).....The poll is taken and the student sees cumulative results....Then , the discussion question prompts as them to defend their judgment in the poll.

Provider: Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL)
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Arts educators, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other)

This session will focus on taking a static course with mostly discussions and file uploads to an environment that reaches out to students and asks them to be active learners. These tools are either freely available, built into your learning management system, or part of common educational software. Dr. Sale will go over options such as taking an assignment that requires students to create a powerpoint and showing the change to "create your own powerpoint, narrate it as a presentation to your ......(board of directors, fellow teachers, co-workers) and use the Upload to Pp option) Same assignment but the students are lead to an active role instead of uploading content into a dropbox. 2) Before discussion questions, insert a poll that relates to lesson content. ( Of the five treatment styles we studied this week, which one requires the most preparation on the part of the therapist?--something that not only covers content but requires critical thought).....The poll is taken and the student sees cumulative results....Then , the discussion question prompts as them to defend their judgment in the poll.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Arts educators, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), Professional development, PD, Transformation (digital and other), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

This session will focus on taking a static course with mostly discussions and file uploads to an environment that reaches out to students and asks them to be active learners. These tools are either freely available, built into your learning management system, or part of common educational software. Dr. Sale will go over options such as taking an assignment that requires students to create a powerpoint and showing the change to "create your own powerpoint, narrate it as a presentation to your ......(board of directors, fellow teachers, co-workers) and use the Upload to Pp option) Same assignment but the students are lead to an active role instead of uploading content into a dropbox. 2) Before discussion questions, insert a poll that relates to lesson content. ( Of the five treatment styles we studied this week, which one requires the most preparation on the part of the therapist?--something that not only covers content but requires critical thought).....The poll is taken and the student sees cumulative results....Then , the discussion question prompts as them to defend their judgment in the poll.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Classroom management, Flipped classrooms, school-to-home, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)

EdInspire Awards

Host: Josh Stumpenhorst

This year the Reform Symposium E-Conference introduced the EdInspire Awards. The EdInspire Awards identifies extraordinary contributions to education by inspiring individuals. Educators nominated an individual and wrote 200 words describing that individual's contribution to education. Each honoree received the EdInspire badge and a personalized e-mail. In addition, 5 individuals were selected to be recognized live during this ceremony. The honorees will receive certificates and prizes. They will also give small speeches about their work. Help us celebrate them. The ceremony will begin with a Keynote from Josh Stumpenhorst. See more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Leadership

Keynote: Steve Wheeler Steve Wheeler is Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at Plymouth University, in South West England. Originally trained as a psychologist, he has spent his entire career working in media, technology and learning, predominantly in nurse education (NHS 1981-1995) and teacher education (1976-1981 and 1995-present). Steve teaches on a number of undergraduate and post-graduate teacher education programmes in the UK and overseas. He researches into e-learning and distance education, with particular emphasis on the pedagogy underlying the use of social media and Web 2.0 technologies, and he also has research interests in mobile learning and cyber-cultures. Steve is regularly invited to speak about his work and has given keynotes and invited lectures to audiences in more than 30 countries across 5 continents. Steve is the author of more than 150 scholarly articles, with over 2800 academic citations and is an active and prolific edublogger. His blog Learning with ‘e’s is a regular online commentary on the social and cultural impact of disruptive technologies, and the application of digital media in education and training. Steve is chair of the Plymouth e-Learning Conference and is author of several books including The Digital Classroom (Routledge: 2008) and Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures (Information Age: 2009). See more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Technology (how to use), Transformation (digital and other), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Keynote: Sue Waters Title: Putting the Pieces Together Through Digital Curation

It’s about that time when we have to organize and make sense of all the inspiration, knowledge, resources, and tools shared by our favorite presenters. Insight Keynote, Sue Waters, the famous Edublogger, will introduce you to the art of digital curation. Through digital curation we can have an art gallery of our most loved pieces collected from RSCON4. Sue Waters will share tips in collecting and organizing your resources effectively, making it easy to reference when you need it for lessons, and making it visually inspiring!

Special Musical Guest: Jason R Levine See more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Online education, Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use)
Oct
12

Keynote: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto Title: "The Iceberg and the Whale: Wow Moments in Teacher Growth" When you are at an education conference, it’s easy to accept that a lot of teachers can’t afford to be there. But, it’s harder to accept that the vast number of teachers connecting and learning online still represent a very small percent of all teachers in the world. So many online professional development opportunities are free, so why don’t more teachers take advantage of them? Often, they’re afraid of connecting with people they don’t already know, uncomfortable using English to communicate with other teachers, and lack access to strong Internet connections. What happens when these teachers are given a safe, nurturing place to connect, chance to build the language skills needed to talk about teaching in online groups, and friends to invite welcome them into a group? They connect, share, learn, and inspire. I’ll introduce you to some teachers around the world who have overcome some of the obstacles I mentioned earlier, and have become inspirations to their students and the teachers around them. While my examples will highlight English teachers, there are teachers in every context who are disenfranchised in the sense that they have no voice in ongoing international discussions about education, and our discussions would be richer for their inclusion. See more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, International, global

Keynote: Chris Lehmann Chris Lehmann 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 an Apple Distinguished School from 2009 through 2013 and has been written about in many publications including Edutopia Magazine, EdWeek and the Philadelphia Inquirer. In June 2013, Chris was named Outstanding Leader of the Year by the International Society of Technology in Education. In November of 2012, Chris was named one of Dell’s #Inspire100 – one of the 100 people changing the world using Social Media. In April of 2012, Chris won the Lindback Award for Excellence in Principal Leadership in the School District of Philadelphia. See more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Collaboration, Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other)

Dr. Dean Radin, Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences who appeared on the movie What the Bleep do we Know: Down the Rabbit Hole (2006) will discuss his new book Supernormal (Random House, July 2013) from a scientific perspective -- ancient legends about supernormal powers developed through the practice of yoga. To do this, he will discuss what yoga is really about (it isn’t what we see in most health clubs around the world). Then he will describe what the traditional superpowers are and consider if they are merely superstitions or something more. Dr. Radin will focus on scientific experiments investigating these abilities, and he will conclude that some of the legendary powers are in fact true. This has immense implications for our understanding of human potential, for science, and for society. The foreword of the book is written by Deepak Chopra. Dean Radin, PhD, has been studying advanced capacities of human consciousness for over 30 years. He is presently Chief Scientist at theInstitute of Noetic Sciences and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University. He previously worked at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh (in Scotland), AT&T Bell Labs, and SRI International, where he participated in a program investigating psychic phenomena for the US government (Stargate). He is author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, two dozen book chapters, and three books including the award- winning The Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997), Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006), and now, Supernormal (Random House, 2013).

Provider: Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL)
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Language arts educators (all levels), Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Leadership, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD

Keynote: Mallory Fundora of Project Yesu, Angela Maiers, Mark Moran Mallory Fundora is the 13 year old founder of Project Yesu, an organization that focuses on orphan/vulnerable children and women in Uganda. Through Project Yesu Mallory is providing food, medicine and education to children in Uganda. Founded on the Mahatma Ghandi quote "Be the change you want to see in the world", Mallory is not only changing lives in Uganda but around the world. It started with a dream, a desire and bloomed into a passion. Mallory's passion is to empower her peers to "be the change" no matter how big or small, it doesn't have to be around the world it can be in your own neighborhood. Mallory shows that one person can make a difference, "one drop causes hundreds of ripples that continue to spread and grow, be that one drop, be the change!" You can follow Mallory's journey at www.projectyesu.org Follow her on Twitter @projectyesu Find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/projectyesu See more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Transformation (digital and other)

Keynotes: Angela Maiers and Mark Moran

Choose2Matter.org is a global movement whose mission is to challenge people to solve problems that break their hearts. The Ambassador Program invites educators to become Choose2Matter ambassadors who present the movement wherever they have the opportunity to do so – whether one-on-one with another educator, at a school assembly, at a local conference, or to local news media. The Quest2Matter is the first embodiment of Choose2Matter. It is an initiative that invites students to submit completed Quests or well-developed ideas to solve a problem. The organization hopes to encourage a large number of students to participate in the Quest to validate the belief that today’s youth form the most compassionate generation this world has ever known. Angela Maiers and Mark Moran, on behalf of Choose2Matter, presented the first Bammy Award for Student Initiative to Mallory Fundora of Project Yesu.

See more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Transformation (digital and other)
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm EST

Panel: Leading and Inspiring Teachers Discussion leader: Lisa Michelle Dabbs Distinguished guests: Tom Whitby, Carla Arena, and Pan Moran

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm EST

World of Warcraft Auction House Market Research: Leveraging Data and Critical Thinking Skills Virtual Goods and Gaming Economies Questline in 3D GameLab This is a presentation and discussion of the World of Warcraft auction house and the metagame sites that track financial information. Inevitable Instructors will be presenting through Google Hangout. The intended audience is educators who teach business, economics, statistics and mathematics and are interested in incorporating game based learning into their curriculum.

Provider: Inevitable Instructors
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Games

Aimed mainly at English as a foreign language teachers, this presentation highlights the advantages of teaching groups with a strong shared interest.

Archive Attached
Provider: RSCON4 - The Future of Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Open educational resources, OER, Pedagogy (new and innovations)
10:00 am - 04:30 pm EST

Edcamp Colorado is a free “un-conference” committed to reaching educators in public, private, charter, and higher ed environments to share innovative instructional strategies and pioneering technologies that transform education for all students. All interested persons are welcome to attend!

Provider: EdCamp Colorado Committee
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Pedagogy (new and innovations), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Tech / App Smackdown with Keynote Host / Keynote: Mark Barnes This an exciting session where participants show off their favorite technology tools and apps in rapid-fire 2-minute sessions. Mark Barnes, the author of The 5-Minute Teacher, will begin the session with his rapid-fire keynote- The 5 Minute Teacher in 5 Minutes. Anyone can participate.

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Chuck is a teacher, teacher trainer, author & educational activist with 30 years of experience in the US, Japan and Brazil. His many publications include the Passages and Connect series from Cambridge University Press and the Active Skills For Communication series from Cengage Learning. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops around the world. Chuck believes that positive change in education happens one student, one classroom, and one school at a time, and that it arises most readily out of dialogue and in collaboration with other educators. This is the reason he has built a Facebook group with over 9000 teachers from 24 countries that meet for ongoing educational discussions. It is also the reason he has worked to introduce Design For Change into Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and Russia. See more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Transformation (digital and other)
Oct
11

José Luis Vilson is a math educator for a middle school in the Inwood/Washington Heights neighborhood of New York, NY. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in mathematics education from the City College of New York. He’s also a committed writer, activist, web designer, and father. He co-authored the book Teaching 2030: What We Must Do For Our Students and Public Schools…Now and In The Future with Dr. Barnett Berry and 11 other accomplished teachers. He currently serves as the president emeritus of the Latino Alumni Network of Syracuse University, as a board member on the Board of Directors for the Center for Teaching Quality, and has been a part of the Acentos Foundation, LATinos In Social Media (LATISM), the Capicu Poetry Group, BlogCritics, and the AfroSpear. Find out more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: Reform Symposium #RSCON4
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Professional development, PD

(SESSION LINK - https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=RSCON4Part128) If the session link doesn't work for you, please copy and paste into your browser. John T. Spencer is a teacher and education thought-provoker. His educational comics, drawings, and illustrations are well-known by teachers. He is also the author of five books, which include Pencil Me In (an allegory for educational technology) and A Sustainable Start (a realistic look at the first year of teaching). He is he founder of various education chats on Twitter, such as #rechat and #pencilchat. He is a sixth-grade ELL teacher in an urban, Title One School. He is piloting a classroom with a blended one-to-one approach of Chromebooks, Kindle Fires and iPod Touches. Throughout his career, John has worked with students in doing community service, painting murals, and filming documentaries. He blogs at http://www.educationrethink.com and tweets @EdRethink. Find out more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: Reform Symposium #RSCON4
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Student achievement, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)

A nightly opportunity (7:30-8:30 PM ET every weeknight during CEM) for you with award-winning online education moderator (and Classroom 2.0 founder) Steve Hargadon to spendsocial time and interact with special guests, recap learnings from the day’s events, and look ahead to what’s next in CEM, with galvanizing conversations moving from single location chat to Twitter everywhere, while the night’s still young.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Community-building
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm EST

Learn how to become an author in minutes by the Book Creator app to create iBooks that can be viewed on the iPad. Using the iPad, students can transform their writing into multi-media masterpieces filled with video, audio, photos, and text, while at the same time enhancing critical thinking skills. The process is great for both students and educators to assist in a wide range of learning opportunities, from the creation of stories and research papers to the formation of assessment materials. Discover how you can collaborate with students from anywhere in the world using an app that allows students a new kind of opportunity to reflect on their learning.

Provider: 2013 REFORM SYMPOSIUM E-CONFERENCE
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, International, global, Mobile, tablets

Rafael Parente is the Undersecretary of Education for the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is also a humanitarian educator and states, "I am not Neo, but I want to save the world." Rafael is the leader of the Brazilian group at the Global Education Leaders Program (GELP), coordinator and researcher at Institute Oi Futuro, Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at New York University,co-director for the Annual Conference of International Education at New York University, researcher at the Brazil Foundation, and Assistant Director of the National Institute of American Studies at NYU.

Provider: Reform Symposium, #RSCON4
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Classroom management, Collaboration, Community-building

Panel: Transforming Education with Technology

Discussion Leader: Erin Klein and Panelists Steven Anderson, Jackie Gerstein, Ozge Karaoğlu Ergen We will answer questions and show examples of great technology integration worldwide. We will also share tips!

Find out more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: Reform Symposium
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other)

Moodle is a course and learning management system that caters to blended and fully online programs. The participants will explore some of the activities available in a Moodle course. There will be a discussion on some of the challenges and best practices involved in Moodle activities.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Arts educators, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Online education, Pedagogy (new and innovations), Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)

Moodle is a course and learning management system that caters to blended and fully online programs. The participants will explore some of the activities available in a Moodle course. There will be a discussion on some of the challenges and best practices involved in Moodle activities.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Arts educators, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Online education, Pedagogy (new and innovations), Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)

Some years ago a project involving six primary (elementary) schools and one secondary (high) school was undertaken. It involved buying a range of technology, and was very successful. But interestingly, it wasn’t the most expensive technology that was responsible for most of the achievement. This session will look at what was done and why, the practical considerations involved, and the outcomes. The aim of the presentation is to give you information that can be applied to, or adapted for, any educational technology project.

Provider: Future of Education Reform Symposium; presentation by Terry Freedman
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)

Plenary: Dr. Sugata Mitra The Future of Learning In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: Groups of children with access to the Internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning. Find out more at http://reformsymposium.com Click here at the time to join this free online plenary https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=RSCON4Part10

Provider: Reform Symposium
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
11:30 am - 07:00 pm EST

The Reform Symposium Conference is a global community initiative to transform teaching and learning. It is a highly inclusive and engaging event that will encourage students and educators around the world to share and learn about transformative approaches to learning and teaching.

Provider: Shelly Terrell & friends
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators
Topic: International, global, Reform, Transformation (digital and other)

Keynote: Nicky Hockly Title: Future present Futuristic technology is not just the provenance of Hollywood movies. In many ways, the future is already present and here with us today. In this short 'Insights' keynote, we will examine how futuristic technologies such as robots, haptics, wearable technology and more are becoming a part of our daily lives. Most importantly, we examine what this might mean for teachers. See more at http://ReformSymposium.com

Provider: The Reform Symposium Free Online Conference
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Technology (new and emerging), Transformation (digital and other), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

The designation of October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child is, according to the United Nations, a day meant to focus "attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights". The purpose of this day is to promote awareness and action with respect to the unique challenges and issues girls face both nationally and internationally. The three primary goals of the conference are to: raise awareness of local and global challenges and issues that are faced by girls, consider solutions, and motivate engagement.

Provider: TakingITGlobal & The Centre for Global Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Online education
08:00 am - 03:30 pm EST

These one-day workshops are highly-participatory events; not the traditional “sit & get” seminar, come ready to dive into the discussions about Flipped Learning, help create the afternoon agenda, and share your success stories and lessons learned. Prior experience in flipping your class is NOT required, but a willingness to be open to increased job satisfaction, increased student learning, and some classroom chaos is mandatory! Bring your wireless device to fully participate in workshop.

Provider: Flipped Learning Network, Northern Rhode Island Collaborative, Southern Worcester Co. Educational Collaborative
Event Type: Other
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Flipped classrooms, school-to-home

Author Elisa MacDonald highlights the fundamental tenets of skillful team leadership and provides tools and strategies to help you become a more effective leader. Participants will examine what distinguishes the skillful team leader from the less effective leader, and will gain strategies for overcoming resistance and maximizing the impact of their teams. Learn how to improve your team’s collaboration and impact on student learning through a skillful approach rooted in values, mindset, intelligence, and skill, and ensure that your team is a high-functioning, high-impact unit focused on maximizing teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

Provider: Learning Forward
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level
Topic: Leadership

Connected Leadership - October is Connected Educator Month, a well-timed reminder as we hit stride in the new school year to not settle into a pattern of isolation, but to consciously strive to view issues in education through multiple lenses.

The work we do is far too important to rely solely on our own expertise – we must continually seek opportunities to connect, challenge and reinvent. Our network of ideas, support and inspiration provide us strength when we are challenged. Our peers are no longer limited to the neighboring classroom; we have the potential of a global network.

Provider: Connected Leadership
Event Type: Blog, forum discussions
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators-secondary
Topic: Leadership

Middle-schoolers will submit their short stories that fall under the Teen Read Week theme, "Seek the Unknown." Applications and stories are due on Monday, October 21, 2013. Stories will be published on issuu.com and on Halloween, peers will be able to vote on their favorite using a Google survey. Story links on issuu.com will also be shared with other libraries.

Provider: Walton Middle School Library
Event Type: Contest, challenge, game, award
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Literacy
Oct
10
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Live chat about an eMentor Program for Kindergarten Teachers, led by e-mentor program coordinator Patty Johnson of #kinderchat. One hour beginning at 9 pm ET in Teachers.Net Chat Meeting Room.

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Provider: Teachers.Net
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Networking, getting connected
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST

#DENChat is a weekly Twitter chat organized by members of the Discovery Educator Network. It’s a great way to get started with Twitter and meet some other amazing educators like yourself. DEN tip: You do not have to be a Twitter user to view the tweets, but to share information yourself, you will need an account.

Provider: Discovery Education
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning

Thursday 8-9 p.m. EST is the Indiana state weekly Twitter chat. Our October topics support Connected Educators Month and its themes. While we exist to connect educators statewide, we welcome global perspective and collaboration. To learn more about #INeLearn, visit http://inelearnchat.blogspot.com/

Provider: Indiana DOE Office of eLearning
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Networking, getting connected, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Professional development, PD

A nightly opportunity (7:30-8:30 PM ET every weeknight during CEM) for you with award-winning online education moderator (and Classroom 2.0 founder) Steve Hargadon to spendsocial time and interact with special guests, recap learnings from the day’s events, and look ahead to what’s next in CEM, with galvanizing conversations moving from single location chat to Twitter everywhere, while the night’s still young.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Community-building

How does writing today facilitate connections among ideas? People? Disciplines? The response to these questions is the focus of this year’s National Day on Writing, celebrated on October 21 with a Tweetup utilizing the hashtag #write2connect. Join Katherine Schulten of the New York Times Learning Network, Millie Davis of the National Council of Teachers of English, and leaders from local writing project sites as they discuss the genesis of #write2connect, how the writing-to-connect idea will play out on the national stage via Twitter and what it will look like in local venues. Tune in to learn how you and your site can participate!

Provider: National Writing Project
Event Type: Podcast, recording, video
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm EST

Hive Learning Networks in collaboration with HOMAGO Geekouts and the National Writing Project will facilitate a series called Learning Aloud Geekouts! offered as part of Connected Educator Month on Thursday afternoons throughout October. The Geekout series will feature a teen host, who will lead a “make” with four other teens alongside formal and informal educators and mentors. Teen-led geekouts are designed to support youth in sharing something they have made with other youth and educators, lead a short “making” opportunity for participants, and get feedback on their work. These sessions will offer educators an opportunity to explore the potential for learning by making, and will empower youth to share their creative process and product, all while supporting connections between youth and educators across formal and informal learning spaces. Learning Aloud Geekouts will be interactive conversations broadcast live from YouTube and will support audience participation via chat and twitter. A full schedule for these events can be found here.

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Provider: Educator Innovator, HIVE Learning Networks
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Connected learning, Maker, DIY
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm EST

Text annotation is a great way to read actively, organize your thinking, and make connections to the ideas that you are reading about. However, resources can be scarce when it comes to available texts to annotate. With the wealth of information available for free online, it only makes sense that annotation should also be done online. Paper-free society, here we come!

Provider: Kelli Stair
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Connected learning, Literacy, Technology (how to use)

In June 2013, President Barack Obama announced an ambitious initiative known as ConnectED, which (among other goals) aims to connect 99% of the K-12 students in America to the Internet at “speeds no less than 100Mbps… with a target of 1Gbps.” Spurred by the President’s initiative, the Federal Communications Commission announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to modernize and reform the federal E-rate program, the largest single source of educational technology funding in the country. Dubbed “E-rate 2.0,” the FCC has undertaken a comprehensive review the program’s basic structure and operations, and has solicited input from the public on how the program can be changed to meet schools’ ever-increasing connectivity needs. The response to the FCC was overwhelming, and over 750 schools, libraries, service providers, and other organizations submitted comments showing support for the program, making suggestions for program reforms, and offering proposals to align the program with the President’s goals. In this session, E-rate experts Funds For Learning will review comments submitted to the Commission, offering summaries of major arguments for and against proposed program changes and reforms. We will also provide helpful resources for school administrators who want to stay up-to-date on the latest E-rate 2.0 developments, as well as information on how schools can make their voices heard during this time of program reform.

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Provider: edWeb.net and Funds For Learning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Funding

This video conference will explore issues related to mental health and illness among adolescents.. Understanding symptoms and methods in which to manage mental illnesses are important tools in achieving a healthy state of psychological well-being. Topics such as stress, stigma and mental disorders will be addressed to provide students with a foundation for learning about the various causes and methods of handling stressors. Ahead of the event, participating students will join international peers to learn about mental health in a safe, interactive and content-rich online classroom which will provide a base for the conference.

Provider: TakingITGlobal & The Centre for Global Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning, Leadership, Online education

Research has shown that as children grow, they have an increasing desire for autonomy. Self-directed learning is one way of harnessing that natural desire to help students achieve a meaningful learning experience that will last, and carry on into adulthood. This webinar will look at how teachers can encourage and promote student self-directed learning. Hosted by LearnBop's Director of Learning Cindy Bryant, former member of the NCTM Board of Directors and winner of a Presidential Award for teaching.

Provider: LearnBop
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, STEM
10:00 am - 06:00 pm EST

The award-winning producers of FETC and T.H.E. Journal invite you to participate in the FETC Virtual Conference & Expo fall event, focused on exploring the most pressing issues related to 21st Century Skills. This 100% online event brings several valuable education technology presentations straight to your desktop at your convenience.

Provider: 1105 Media Public Sector Events Group
Event Type: Other
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)

George Couros will be working with a number of administrators in our school board on the topic the connected school leader.

Provider: Waterloo Region District School Board
Event Type: Calls to action
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level
Topic: Leadership
Oct
09
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

We welcome Ellen Galinsky, President and CoFounder of the Families and Work Institute and Author of "Mind in the Making" to the Campfire to talk with the Early Childhood community. The Campfire is held in Blackboard Collaborate.

Provider: Kinderchat
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations)
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Teachers Teaching Teachers is exactly what it claims to be – an opportunity for educators to touch base as peers and colleagues about connected learning and daily practice. Held every Wednesday evening at 9pm ET, New York City high school teacher Paul Allison invites open dialogue and conversations, “water cooler style,” among a range of teachers and learners from K-University educators, to developers, artists, mentors, coaches, designers, makers, dreamers and students. Connected Educator Month continues at TTT as we consider the possibilities of connecting as learners and peers throughout the year and in a digital age. This is a perfect time to jump into this collegial and friendly community if you haven't been, and/or reconnect if you are already a TTT fan! TTT is streamed live via Google Hangout at EdTechTalk and includes a chat to increase the numbers who are able to participate.

Provider: New York City Writing Project, NWP
Event Type: Other
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Connected learning, Networking, getting connected
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST

Beginning on Wednesday, October 9 and ending November 20, Share My Lesson will present its Common Core Confident Webinar Series. Each week at 8pm ET, a Common Core educational expert will share advice on how to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards in classrooms across the country. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Kenji Hakuta (10/9), Dr. Catherine McClellan (10/16) and Charlotte Danielson (10/30). Registration is FREE!

Provider: Share My Lesson
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Accountability, evaluation, Common core state standards, CCSS, Connected learning

The benefits of being connected expand exponentially when colleagues are connected too. In celebration of the confluence of National Principals Month and Connected Educator Month, we discuss why many principals remain less connected, how to overcome these barriers, and share resources you can use to inspire fellow administrators to take the plunge, as well simple steps you can recommend they take to test the waters (and then progress to the deep end of the pool).

Facilitators

  • Carrie Jackson, NASSP Digital Principal, Timberview MS, Fort Worth, TX, @jackson_carrie
  • Eric Sheninger, NASSP Digital Principal, New Milford HS, New Milford, NJ, @nmhs_principal
  • Joe Mazza, Education Innovation Coach and Principal of Knapp Elementary School, Lansdale, PA, @joe_mazza
  • Rosie Vojtek, ES Principal, Ivy Drive Elementary, Bristol, CT, @rvojtek
Please feel free to contact any of these amazing connected principals by their Twitter handles (e.g. @jackson_carrie), or just join us for the event on Twitter at hashtag #cpchat

Provider: NAESP, NASSP, Connected Principals
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Connected learning, Leadership, Networking, getting connected

A nightly opportunity (7:30-8:30 PM ET every weeknight during CEM) for you with award-winning online education moderator (and Classroom 2.0 founder) Steve Hargadon to spendsocial time and interact with special guests, recap learnings from the day’s events, and look ahead to what’s next in CEM, with galvanizing conversations moving from single location chat to Twitter everywhere, while the night’s still young.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Community-building

In this session, author and educational technologist Adam Bellow will share the benefits of being a Connected Educator, and Edmodo Support Ambassador Kristina Holzweiss will speak about the best ways to be a Connected Educator on Edmodo. You’ll learn how to participate in global Edmodo communities and hundreds of teacher-created PLC groups, where you can discover ideas and resources to use in your daily practice.

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Provider: Edmodo
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Networking, getting connected

Spend an hour chatting with Powerful Learning Practice 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, where you’ll chat live with PLP staff and other PLPeeps who have been through our professional learning programs.

Provider: Powerful Learning Practice
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Connected learning, Networking, getting connected, Professional development, PD

In honor of “Connected Educator Month,” edWeb’s New Teacher Help community will place a special emphasis on building lines of communication among educators. Join Shannon Holden as he helps teachers utilize social media, online techtools, and face-to-face methods to build their Personal/Professional Learning Network.

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Provider: edWeb.net
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Community-building, Connected learning, Networking, getting connected

Join us as we explore the pairing of My BrainPOP and the Mixer, two features that truly go hand-in-hand. Walk away from this webinar ready to make your own BrainPOP-style quizzes and track your students' accomplishments in game play and activities and on quizzes. Please note, the Mixer is available to all users with a paid BrainPOP subscription, but My BrainPOP is available only to those with 24/7 school- or district-wide subscriptions.

Provider: BrainPOP
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Assessment, Common core state standards, CCSS

The potential of mobile learning continues to expand in the U.S. and around the world. As districts and schools work to implement technology that has become commonplace for many students outside of school, they face many challenges and opportunities. : Steve Vosloo, Programme Specialist: Mobile Learning, UNESCO, ; Jennifer Fritschi, Ph.D., Director of Strategic Partnerships, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), and Mary Ann Wolf, PhD, CEO, Wolf Ed, will share their insight on trends, examples, and policy and practice implications, including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), professional learning opportunities, and other policy implications.

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Provider: edWeb.net, Wowzers, CoSN, ISTE SIGML, and SIIA
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, International, global, Mobile, tablets

This session will present one way of providing formative feedback to the English-as-a-foreign/second language writer through the use of different technologies. The Canvas platform (by Instructure.com) and Google Drive will be the two main technologies discussed, but will also include alternative technologies that could be used as well. Besides technology use, direct and indirect feedback techniques will be presented and will include an example of how a writing error code system can be used to prompt a writer’s awareness of standard English irregularities. Examples of self, peer, and instructor-lead feedback processes will be shared as learning to improve one’s writing is seen as a communal effort. Finally, an explanation of rubrics and rubric grading logic will reveal how qualitative feedback descriptors get converted to a quantitative grading system. The session is designed to be more of a descriptive account of providing written feedback than a prescriptive approach to any definitive way of giving feedback through the use of technology. Attendees will be encouraged to share ideas and experiences both as a whole group discussion as well as via the backchannel (chat) that takes place during the presentation itself.

Provider: Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL)
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels)
Topic: Professional development, PD

Preparing today’s students with 21st Century skills increasingly includes language. While the advantages to bi- and multilingualism are readily recognized, the advantage our ELL students are readily primed to have is often overlooked. This 50-minute webinar will focus on the challenges ELLs face, the many benefits to bilingualism, and how one school district is ensuring success for their ELLs.

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Provider: edWeb.net and Rosetta Stone
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Foreign language educators (all levels)
Topic: International, global, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Common Core and IPads – how they work together Picking the right app to meet the standard IPad data assessment to drive instruction Show What you Know – The Purpose of Common Core

Provider: Classroom Expert Behaviour Resources
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Assessment, Common core state standards, CCSS, Data and analytics, Technology (how to use)

The Possibilities of Mobile: Openly Networked, Inquiry-Based Learning with MobileEd.org Webinar Series. This month of discussions on Connected Learning TV explores how mobile opens up both formal and informal learning opportunities--classrooms, libraries, museums, parks, cities, towns--through games, STEM inquiry, and citizen science and civics initiatives. We will balance visionary thinking and pragmatic experience to understand how mobile devices might reacquaint us with inquiry and learning in a connected world. This week's webinar is titled "Teachers and Students: Real-Life Mobile Implementation with Learners " and focuses on the question, "When implementing mobile in learning environments, what do we need to consider about the relationships between adults, youth, and technology?" Guests for this webinar are Richard SCullin, MobileEd.org; Liz Kolb, University of Michigan; Jenna Blanton, Iridescent; and David Gagnon, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Provider: Educator Innovator, MobileEd.org, Connected Learning TV
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Connected learning, Mobile, tablets

Educators and policymakers across K-12 and higher education systems are developing policies and programs focused on increased personalization and the demonstration of acquired knowledge to ensure that students are ready for postsecondary success. In the first two parts of the CCRS Center webinar series on competency-based education, we looked at K-12 policy implications and practice considerations. On October 9, we will conclude the series with an exploration of competency-based education in higher education. This webinar will provide an overview of how competency-based education is implemented in institutions of higher education across the country, share examples from leading two-year and four-year programs, and discuss policy and practice considerations. Panelists will be Becky Klein-Collins, Director of Research for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning; Dr. Sandy Cook, System Director, and Dr. Bill Ryan, Executive Director, of Learn on Demand through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; and Dr. Sally Johnstone, Vice President for Academic Advancement at Western Governors University.

Provider: College and Career Readiness and Success Center at American Institutes for Research
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: College and career readiness, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning

Join in our Facebook Engaging Education Heroes Game. Each day we'll post a "Who am I?" hint about an important hero from the world of education on our Facebook timeline. Each day that passes without a correct guess the hints get a little easier. Guess correctly and you will be lavished with Social Media Fame and Adulation!

Provider: Intel Education Teachers Engage Community
Event Type: Contest, challenge, game, award
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Games, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

The Intel Education Mobile Scenarios for K12 app needs more stories, and we want to hear from you! Your mobile learning classroom scenario could be part of the app. Submit your scenario using the guidelines below, and you'll have two ways to win:

  • Everyone who submits a scenario between now and November 30 is entered into a drawing for a slick Samsung Tablet and keyboard, featuring Intel-inside tech with a 64gb ss drive and 14 hour battery life!
  • Each scenario will be assessed against the Mobile Scenario Rubric PDF attached to the discussion. Top scorers will have their scenarios included in the Mobile Scenarios for K12 app!
Submission Guidelines
  • Your submission should include all the information required in the Intel Mobile Scenarios Submission Template PDF attached to the discussion. To summarize, your scenario must include:
  • A catchy title
  • The grade level (primary, intermediate, or secondary)
  • Content area(s), with the main content area listed first for multidisciplinary ideas
  • The "story" of the scenario
  • The categories of tech tools used in the scenario
  • A list of tools and resources (such as apps or software programs) used in the scenario
Post your scenario directly into a reply to this discussion, or click "Advanced Editor" on the reply box to open a new screen via which you can upload a file that contains your full scenario. The Fine Print
  • This drawing will only become active when a minimum of 10 participants respond, which means in some cases, the drawing will take place after the above mentioned date. For a complete description and eligibility of Engage community drawings, click on the Intel Bunny Person.
  • If your scenario is chosen for the app, you may be asked to sign a release form.

Provider: Intel Education Teachers Engage Community
Event Type: Contest, challenge, game, award
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Mobile, tablets, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Project-based, problem-based learning

Water is an essential theme in social studies, science, and geography. Whether teaching about natural or human systems, water is part of the story. This open online course, framed around California's Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI), focuses on ocean and freshwater topics and strategies for teaching environmental topics in Grades 4-8. Resources and support are provided for how to use EEI to implement Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy.

Provider: National Geographic Education, Annenberg Learner
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators-secondary, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--intermediate
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Professional development, PD

George Couros will be working with a number of administrators in our school board on the topic the connected school leader.

Provider: Waterloo Region District School Board
Event Type: Calls to action
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level
Topic: Leadership

Featuring resources related to botany and botanical art education and plant-based education. Children's books about plants, some are in Spanish. Pick up a current event flyer to learn more about ArtPlantae and its services.

Provider: ArtPlantae
Event Type: Content collection, database, exhibit, gallery
Audience: Arts educators, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS, Informal learning, out of school learning, Pedagogy (new and innovations)
Oct
08

A nightly opportunity (7:30-8:30 PM ET every weeknight during CEM) for you with award-winning online education moderator (and Classroom 2.0 founder) Steve Hargadon to spendsocial time and interact with special guests, recap learnings from the day’s events, and look ahead to what’s next in CEM, with galvanizing conversations moving from single location chat to Twitter everywhere, while the night’s still young.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Community-building
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm EST

With only a handful of web tools or applications, any classroom can now be connected to other students from around the world. Whether the connection is asynchronous through publishing text to the web, or through live, synchronous connections through a Google Hangout or Skype call, educators and students no longer have to operate in isolation and can easily connect their ideas to other classrooms across the globe.

Provider: EdTechTeacher
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, Mobile, tablets
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm EST

So you have wanted to get started with Twitter for a while now, but haven’t found the time. Well, tons of ideas, free resources and amazing educators are waiting for you. Join Chad Lehman, DEN Community Manager, for this hands-on, 60 minute webinar to get started with Twitter.

Provider: Discovery Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning

Discover how fellow teachers have engaged their students and nurtured creativity. This week's guided tour of the Adobe Education Exchange focuses on image editing activities with Adobe Photoshop. About the Series: Creative Classroom Activities: Highlights from the Adobe Education Exchange. Adobe Education is pleased to announce a new e-seminar series for teachers who want to re-create their classrooms. Join us weekly for a guided tour of some of the very best activities, lesson plans and resources on the Adobe Education Exchange. Each week, you’ll meet two of the world’s most creative educators and learn how they use Adobe tools to unleash student creativity. Each thirty-minute session will equip you with new ideas you can use immediately in your teaching practice.

Provider: Adobe
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Open educational resources, OER, Professional development, PD, Technology (how to use)

E-content and mobile technology transform the role of the librarian and notion of library. Participants will rethink library as a hybrid platform and explore options for addressing ubiquitous portable service, instruction, and resources. Joyce Valenza, teacher librarian, Springfield Township High School (PA) and adjunct professor, School Library & Information Technologies Graduate Program, Mansfield University, will share options and strategies for curating, flipping, and mobilizing the traditional physical library for 24/7 availability.

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Provider: edWeb.net and Library Media Connection
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Flipped classrooms, school-to-home, Mobile, tablets, Technology (new and emerging)

Common Core standards and Digital Age skills are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they are stronger together! Learn how to rewrite your lesson and unit maps to incorporate both the ISTE Standards and the Common Core into a curriculum that will prepare your students for the future.

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Provider: Ben Smith and Jared Mader, on behalf of ISTE
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Transformation (digital and other)

Global Gateway is built on a unique global inquiry theoretical framework. While inquiry is an established framework for curriculum and student-centered learning, professional development curriculum and design does not often incorporate this evidence-based approach for teachers. In this webinar, you will: Explore the inquiry stages of the Global Gateway module; Discuss the rationale for ongoing, online PD throughout the school year (as opposed to the isolated workshop model); Learn how Global Gateway supports the development of “investigative cultures” in schools and among teacher colleagues.

Provider: VIF International Education
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Classroom management, International, global, Professional development, PD, Technology (new and emerging)

Baruti Kafele makes the case that the “attitude gap” that often affects under-performing students can only be closed if educators first help students develop the will to strive for excellence. In this thought-provoking webinar based on his latest book, Closing the Attitude Gap, Kafele will offer practical strategies and illustrative anecdotes drawn from his 20-plus years as a teacher and principal in inner-city schools. Participants will be provided with a wealth of lessons and valuable insights that educators at all levels can use to fire up their students' passion to learn.

Provider: ASCD
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Community-building, Dropout prevention, recovery, Professional development, PD

During this live webinar, we'll dig into the new series of online professional development courses developed by the non-profit EdTech Leaders Online that focus on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (http://edtechleaders.org/common-core-state-standards). We'll begin by examining the course that explores the Standards for Mathematical Practice and discuss how online professional development can help educators deepen their understanding of these eight practices and address them in their classrooms. Then, we will explore the course that focuses on the Standards for Mathematical Content. Through examining model mathematical tasks that illustrate the meaning of various standards and connections among them, participants in this online course are supported in the process of connecting their current practice with what is needed to implement the coherence, depth, and fluency present in the Common Core standards. Webinar participants will be given an opportunity to share how their school or district is implementing the Common Core math standards as well as ask questions from one of the authors of the course.

Provider: EdTech Leaders Online at Education Development Center
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: College and career readiness, Common core state standards, CCSS, Professional development, PD

Blogging is an essential connector tool. Sue Wyatt, who organises the twice yearly global student blogging challenge, will be guest presenter. She will step participants through the challenge and share some of the great connections that can take place.

Provider: Anne Mirtschin
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Collaboration, Connected learning, International, global

The session will focus on weeks 1 and 2 of Moodle MOOC and teacher training available for Moodle 2.5 for beginners and non-beginners. Participants will be able to ask questions and share ideas on Moodle skills and best practices. The presenter will discuss reflecting on blogs and creating screensharing video tutorials as a way to engage in active learning.

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Arts educators, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm EST

A panel of educators from Allegheny County, including administrators and community members will share their experiences with connected leadership, connections to collaboration, online learning and new tools blended into new school models that leverage great teaching with technology. New and emerging trends such as learner profiles, customized and competency-based pathways, and badging will be discussed.

Provider: Allegheny Intermediate Unit: Center for Creativity
Event Type: Blog, forum discussions
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Tech experience--advanced
Topic: Connected learning, Project-based, problem-based learning, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm EST

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 Support Coordinator, Tania Rashid, will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you might have about TIGed's offerings.

Provider: TakingITGlobal
Event Type: Guided tour, open house
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Open educational resources, OER, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Join in our Facebook Engaging Education Heroes Game. Each day we'll post a "Who am I?" hint about an important hero from the world of education on our Facebook timeline. Each day that passes without a correct guess the hints get a little easier. Guess correctly and you will be lavished with Social Media Fame and Adulation!

Provider: Intel Education Teachers Engage Community
Event Type: Contest, challenge, game, award
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Games, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

Each quarter the Intel Teachers Engage community invites new members to introduce themselves in our New Member Welcome discussion. Join the community, find this thread, and say hello. All new members who post to the thread during October will receive a CEM Event Participant badge and be entered in the Teachers Engage Community new member prize drawing in December. See you online!

Provider: Intel Education Teachers Engage Community
Event Type: Blog, forum discussions
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Community-building, Networking, getting connected, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

On this day, ALL SCHOOLS (K-12) in Oakland will devote a specific time of the day when every classroom teacher is simultaneously delivering instruction to his or her students on the safe use of the internet. Schools can design their own format of instruction for the day as long as every student in attendance that day is exposed to a lesson on Internet safety.

Provider: Oakland Unified School District with the support of Common Sense Media
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Technology (how to use), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
Oct
07
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Matt Gomez and the Tech Team of Kinderchat lead discussion as to the "who, what, where, when why and how" of connected learning, especially focused on Early Childhood Educators. Chat takes place on twitter under the hashtag #Kinderchat. Join us to learn why connected learning is essential for today and how to find and engage colleagues from around the world!

Provider: Kinderchat
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k
Topic: Connected learning
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST

Monday 8-9 pm EST is the #edtechchat weekly chat. We will be planning topics and having guest moderators on for the month of October in to support Connected Educators Month.

Provider: #edtechchat
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Connected learning, Technology (how to use), Technology (new and emerging)

Professional Learning in Motion - Touring the Intel Elements Courses Explore the highlights of all six Intel Elements Professional Development Courses in this interactive webinar tour with 2013 Kansas Teacher of the Year and Intel Senior Trainer Dyane Smokorowski. Discover how these short courses can assist teachers into developing projects that support critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, inquiry and digital citizenship and hear from experienced facilitators who will share their tips for a successful course.

Provider: Intel Education Teachers Engage Community
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), Professional development, PD, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS

This web seminar took place on October 7, 2013. The presenters were Dr. David Evans, Executive Director of NSTA; Dr. Eric Lander, Founding Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Susan Koba, author of the NSTA Press book Hard-to-Teach Biology Concepts; and Anne Tweed, coauthor of Hard-to-Teach Biology Concepts. The archive of the web seminar is now available for viewing! The presentation began with a conversation on the future of science education and research. Dr. Evans discussed the impact of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) on how science will be taught in K-12 classrooms and at the college level. Dr. Lander spoke about research being conducted to further explore human genomics. Both Dr. Evans and Dr. Lander commented on the emerging role of MOOCs (massive open online courses) in developing science literacy among broad audiences. The second part of the presentation featured pedagogical strategies for teaching challenging biology concepts. Dr. Koba and Ms. Tweed provided an overview of instructional strategies from Hard-to-Teach Biology Concepts and discussed how participants of the MIT course can translate that content to the classroom. The presenters also discussed NGSS and talked about ways to teach life science performance expectations.

Provider: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Pedagogy (new and innovations), Professional development, PD

A nightly opportunity (7:30-8:30 PM ET every weeknight during CEM) for you with award-winning online education moderator (and Classroom 2.0 founder) Steve Hargadon to spendsocial time and interact with special guests, recap learnings from the day’s events, and look ahead to what’s next in CEM, with galvanizing conversations moving from single location chat to Twitter everywhere, while the night’s still young.

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Provider: Connected Educator Month
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators-secondary
Topic: Community-building
07:00 pm - 02:00 pm EST

Wireless EdTech is the premier conference to focus on major issues in research, practice and policy that must be resolved to realize the full potential of mobile broadband for learning. Participation in this conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss and debate the wireless challenges they face with device management, hardware, curriculum resources, assessment techniques, policy issues and Internet capabilities. Explore the impact and lessons learned from using wireless and mobile technologies in the classroom to enhance education, and discover the hardware behind this new mobile learning revolution. Learn how to implement the right wireless technologies at scale, create a deployment strategy, forecast the return on investment and strategically redirect resources into student equity.

Provider: 1105 Media, Inc. & Titanium Sponsor QualComm
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators-secondary, Tech experience--advanced
Topic: Connected learning, Leadership, Networking, getting connected

Discover TeachersFirst 3.0 to inspire new ways of thinking about lessons, student learning, and the web. This session will briefly share the teacher-friendly features of TeachersFirst 3.0 to help you save time and envision new ways for students to learn using the tools of the web. Participants will be encouraged to seek specific solutions and ask questions to meet their own classroom needs. This session is appropriate for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.** As a result of this session and through individual follow-up, teachers will: •Locate resources within the new TeachersFirst to provide real-world learning experiences for their students. •Locate and evaluate effective, web-based tools and resources in support of teaching and learning, both for themselves and for their students. •Evaluate TeachersFirst membership features applicable to their individual technology expertise and teaching situation. •Find solutions to individual questions or practical problems of their teaching situation by exploring TeachersFirst and/or asking live questions during the session. •(follow-up) Use the features of TeachersFirst’s value-added reviews to plan technology- infused learning experiences for students that promote learning and creativity. Applicable NETS-T standards (2008)*: 1b, 2a and b, 3d * The text of these standards is copyrighted. Please read the full text at ISTE’s NETS-T page: http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForTeachers/2008Standards/NETS_for_Teachers_20 08.htm

Provider: TeachersFirst/The Source for Learning
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Language arts educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Maker, DIY, Professional development, PD, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm EST

NCTE member Meeno Rami and NCTE President Sandy Hayes will host this chat. #engchat is a weekly chat for literacy educators. Hosted by Meenoo Rami, the chat is held on Mondays 7-8pm. ET

Provider: #engchat
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Literacy, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm EST

Classroom teachers can meet to discuss tasks weekly from the Illustrative Mathematics website. This week the task to discuss is a fourth grade task on subtraction: http://www.illustrativemathematics.org/illustrations/1189 If you'd like to join, RSVP here: http://bit.ly/TaskTalkOct7 and join the Adobe Connect meeting here on Monday at 7pm eastern: http://meet63198492.adobeconnect.com/tasktalk/

Provider: Illustrative Mathematics
Event Type: Conference (online, offline, blended)
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Mathematics educators (all levels)
Topic: STEM

State leadership can help provide robust resources for teaching and learning and unique professional learning opportunities for educators. Representatives from two states who have led the gathering and dissemination of these teaching materials, Texas and Oregon, will showcase their efforts and how they go to where they are. Karen Kahan, Director of Educational Technology at the Texas Education Agency will share highlights of the Texas Project Share program (http://www.projectsharetexas.org). Project Share, developed and hosted by the Texas Education Agency, is a collection of Web 2.0 tools and applications that provides high quality professional development in an interactive and engaging learning environment. Carla Wade, Digital Learning and STEM Education Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education will provide an overview of the Oregon EdTech Professional Development Cadre (http://teach.oetc.org/oregon). The OR Cadre is an online community where educators share lesson plans and professional development ideas and seek advice from their colleagues.

Provider: SETDA
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Community-building, Leadership, Professional development, PD

Spend an hour with New York Times bestselling author and life coach MeiMei Fox learning straightforward, reliable methods for finding greater happiness in your everyday life. Learn how you are in control of tapping into your inner wisdom, as well as practices you can use to connect with the beauty and love that surround you. Joy is a choice!

Provider: Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL)
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning, Informal learning, out of school learning, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm EST

Spend an hour with New York Times bestselling author and life coach MeiMei Fox (www.meimeifox.com) discovering straightforward, reliable methods for finding greater happiness in your everyday life. Learn how you are in control of tapping into your inner wisdom, as well as practices you can use to connect with the beauty and love that surround you. Joy is a choice!

Provider: WizIQ
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Parents, other stakeholders, Professional development, PD, Transformation (digital and other)

The High Speed Vedic Math Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for All is the first MOOC launched in India for All. This course will benefit everyone - young children, school students, college students, teachers, parents and professionals.

Provider: WizIQ
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Networking, getting connected

Join in our Facebook Engaging Education Heroes Game. Each day we'll post a "Who am I?" hint about an important hero from the world of education on our Facebook timeline. Each day that passes without a correct guess the hints get a little easier. Guess correctly and you will be lavished with Social Media Fame and Adulation!

Provider: Intel Education Teachers Engage Community
Event Type: Contest, challenge, game, award
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Games, Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
09:00 am - 11:59 pm EST

This is a self-paced 6-week MOOC (open to all) starts on October 7 and is open to the first 1000 registrations. Why do so many schools use letter grades? Where did they come from? What do they tell us and fail to tell us about the learners? What is the relationship between letter grades, student learning, and assessment? This course will allow participants to consider the history, benefits, limitations, and alternatives to using letter grades in learning environments. It will include reflection about the role of formative and summative assessment, strategies for leveraging technology for assessment, as well as exploration of authentic and alternative assessments. Other topics will include peer assessment, badges, self-assessment, and a variety of feedback sources in learning environments. As a way to develop a deeper understanding of the subject, participants will experiment with different forms of assessment and examine a variety of real world examples of learning organizations that do not use letter grades. This course is designed for individuals who aspire to work in a variety of learning organizations. Prior knowledge about curriculum development and designing lessons or learning experiences is helpful, but not required.

Provider: Dr. Bernard Bull - Concordia University Wisconsin - online.cuw.edu
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Assessment

Connect to educators across the state of Delaware as we engage in discussions about Online Tools and Learning. Each week of October, educators will use Blackboard Learn to share resources, information, and practical strategies for leveraging online tools to enhance student learning.

Provider: Delaware Digital Learning Cadre
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Online education, Technology (new and emerging), Twenty-first (21st) century skills, NETS
07:00 am - 08:00 pm EST

The Connected Educators Book Club is an opportunity to read books about or related to connected learning, then discuss them with your peers and the author, through asynchronous (self-paced) dialog (in edConnectr) and two real-time webinar discussions in Blackboard Collaborate

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Provider: Powerful Learning Practice
Event Type: Book club
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Collaboration, Community-building, Connected learning

Learn how to apply some of the tools from the Literacy Design Collaborative to incorporate Common Core literacy standards into your content area. In this course you will explore Literacy Design Collaborative Resources, create a teaching task, and develop a plan to use the task within classroom instruction.

Provider: New Teacher Center, Coursera
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Common core state standards, CCSS

Focused on the potential collaborative use of the social curation tool Pinterest, the Pinnovation blog will offer weekly posts on Connected Educator Month themes and highlight related boards that INeLearn is pinning to http://indianapinnovation.blogspot.com/

Provider: Indiana DOE Office of eLearning
Event Type: Content collection, database, exhibit, gallery
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning, Professional development, PD

Creativity is about capturing a flash of inspiration. Experimenting and exploring, trial and error. It's about giving students the power of self-expression. Which we believe is one of the most powerful forces on earth. Educators and parents — We want to see creativity in action on your campus or in your classroom (or at your kids' school). Show us how it's happening, add pins to your board on Pinterest. If you win, you'll get the ultimate digital creativity toolset: a MacBook Pro and a one-year Adobe Creative Cloud membership to help keep your ideas flowing. Find details on how to enter at http://edex.adobe.com/creativity-in-education-sweepstakes

Provider: Adobe
Event Type: Contest, challenge, game, award
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Connected learning
Oct
06

Dr. Ludmila Smirnova will share her experience of teaching undergrad and grad courses in teacher-training program and how she made a change in teacher candidates's attitudes and skills from resisting technology and critical thinking to embracing technology and striving for excellence

Provider: Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Arts educators, Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Foreign language educators (all levels), Higher education educators, Language arts educators (all levels), Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels), Mathematics educators (all levels), New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels), Social studies educators (all levels), Tech experience--advanced, Tech experience--intermediate, Tech experience--starter/beginner
Topic: Classroom management, Collaboration, Personalization, personalized, self-directed learning
10:00 am - 04:00 pm EST

Visit ArtPlantae at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens 50th Anniversary Festival as it hosts a Teacher Trunk Show for Connected Educators Month featuring children's books about plants, instructional books about botanical art and exhibition catalogs showcasing the best of contemporary botanical art. Bring the family to the festival to celebrate the garden's 50th anniversary and the launch of the UCRBG Children's Fund. Visit the festival to learn more about this new fund and how the Garden will begin its next 50 years as a teaching and educational facility promoting environmental sustainability. Admission is free. Parking, $5.

Provider: ArtPlantae
Event Type: Launch, announcement
Audience: Arts educators, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers, Science educators (all levels)
Topic: Informal learning, out of school learning
Oct
05
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm EST

On this edition of Classroom 2.0 LIVE, conference organizers for the K-12 Online Conference (http://k12onlineconference.org/) will be on to preview the great sessions and topics being presented as a part of this year's "Transforming Learning" event.

Provider: Classroom 2.0
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Librarians/technology/media specialists (all levels)
Topic: Collaboration, Open educational resources, OER, Professional development, PD

Today's educators are not called upon to merely tolerate change, we are now asked to rise to it, shape it, and to prepare the next generation to live immersed in a constant sea of change. But how do we meet these expectations enclosed in the silos of our classrooms and offices? The reality is that it takes a village to raise a grown-up too. We need each other. Join Sheryl and collaboratively explore the art of collective intelligence building and selfless tribe leadership as a means to transpersonal and professional growth.

Provider: Moodle MOOC
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level
Topic: Connected learning, Flipped classrooms, school-to-home, Networking, getting connected

Leveraging Tribe as a Means to Self Actualization with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1402035-moodle-mooc-2-leveraging-tribe-as-a-means-to-self-actualization Today's educators are not called upon to merely tolerate change, we are now asked to rise to it, shape it, and to prepare the next generation to live immersed in a constant sea of change. But how do we meet these expectations enclosed in the silos of our classrooms and offices? The reality is that it takes a village to raise a grown-up too. We need each other. Join Sheryl and collaboratively explore the art of collective intelligence building and selfless tribe leadership as a means to transpersonal and professional growth. Enroll in Moodle MOOC 2 and watch the live online sessions or the recordings: http://www.wiziq.com/course/20705-teaching-with-moodle

Provider: IT4ALL
Event Type: Class, course, MOOC
Audience: Administrators/staff--district-level, Administrators/staff--state-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, Higher education educators
Topic: Networking, getting connected
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#Satchat is a online Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders that takes place every Saturday morning at 7:30 AM EST/PST.

Provider: Brad Currie and Scott Rocco
Event Type: Twitter, online chat
Audience: Administrators/staff--building-level, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary
Topic: Connected learning
Oct
04

Meet Your Online Heroes in the "Connected Cafe" Weeknights in October. Because the whole idea of these cafe events is for you to connect with our guests, each night we'll do some fun activities for you to get to know them (they are going to tell us their driving passions!), and then some activities for them to get to know you. In the middle of all that fun Tom de Boor will give a quick report on the events coming up the next day as part of Connected Educator Month.

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Provider: Connected Educators
Event Type: Webinar
Audience: Educators--early childhood/pre-k, Educators--elementary, Educators-secondary, New teachers, pre-service teachers
Topic: Community-building