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The Learning Revolution
Weekly Update October 21st, 2014

*In a gentle way, you can shake the world. – Mahatma Gandhi*

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and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200
partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events
are free to attend. We also highlight good conversations about learning
taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the
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– Updates
– Partner Spotlight
– Partner Announcements
– Calendar of Events
– Deadlines
– Highlighted Recordings
– NMC Navigator Top Stories
– Conversations


– *GlobalEdCon 2014 – Call for Proposals Open Until November 1st
*. The
fifth annual Global Education Conference
is just a few weeks away,
and we want to be sure that you have an opportunity to contribute to this
year’s conference as a presenter. Everyone is encouraged to submit a
presentation proposal, *including first-time presenters*. All
submissions must relate directly to the Global Education Conference

of increasing opportunities for collaboration, developing active global
citizens, and ensuring educational opportunities for all. Please
see the Call
for Proposals
get your submission in soon! This year we have a special *Global
Teacher-Librarians* strand — so be sure to include your friends from
#TLChat and #Lib2014
in this
great opportunity to connect globally. Share this opportunity with your
Additionally, we are hoping to have a great set of student presentations
this year. Have your students participated in a global project recently? Do
you co-learn with a classroom across the globe? Be sure to check
out the *Student
Strand* and consider encouraging your
students to submit a presentation proposal.

– *Global Education Conference Keynotes
*. Our 2014
Keynote Schedule
is nearly
finalized, and we’re really excited to have this amazing group of speakers
participate at our fifth annual conference. This year, we’ll feature Simon
Breakspear of Nextgen Learning, Mayus
Chavez of the Jules Verne School
in Mexico, Emily Havens of OpenIDEO, Lillian
Chu Hsiung , Global Issues Club Leader at Dwight
School, Vicky Colbert of Escuela Nueva, Rana
Dajani of Taghyeer, John Farrelly
, Superintendent of Edgecombe County Public
Schools, Julie Keane of VIF International
Education, Kern Kelley , Educational
Technologist in central Maine, Jennifer D. Klein
of World Leadership School, Maureen
McLaughlin , Senior Advisor to
the Secretary and Director of International Affairs at the U.S. Department
of Education, John Mergendoller of the Buck
Institute for Education, Tonya Muro ,
AFS-USA’s Director of School Outreach and Educational Partnerships, Alaine
Newland of OpenIDEO, Toni Olivieri-Barton
, IB Coordinator & Teacher Librarian
at Woodmen-Roberts Elementary School, Lisa Parisi
, elementary teacher at
Herricks UFSD, Leslie Paynter
, Principal at
Voyager Academy Elementary, Thomas Röhlinger
of Radijojo World Childrens
Radio & Media Network, Donna Román
, EdTech Instructional
Specialist for Chicago Public Schools, Emily Roth
, ES Technology
Integration Specialist at the International School of Kuala Lumpur in
Malaysia, George Saltsman , Professor at
Lamar University, Kathleen Schwille of
National Geographic Education, Amy Shaffer
of Kidnected World, Homa Tavangar
author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the
World, Robyn
Thiessen , educator in Surrey, B.C.,
Canada, Christie Vilsack , Senior
Advisor for International Education at USAID, Jennifer Vollmann
of New Global Citizens, Rebecca
Winthrop of
the Brookings Institution, and Jim Wynn of
Imagine Education and Education Fast Forward. See the *Conference

and mark your calendars for presentations by this great group of presenters.

– *Volunteer at the 5th Annual Global Education Conference
Looking for a way to get involved with the global education community?
Consider volunteering
at this
year’s Global Education Conference! We will provide training for
volunteers over
the next few weeks, and your assistance will be greatly appreciated by our
conference presenters. If you’re interested in volunteering, please join
the Volunteer Group
follow the instructions there for booking your times. Thank you, in
advance, for your contribution to this great event!

Learning Revolution Events

– *Global Education Conference *, November
17th – 21st, 2014

Partner Spotlight

[image: AfricaICTRight]

*Africa ICT Right (AIR) * is an
ICT-oriented non-profit organization established in 2007 with its
Headquarter in Ghana and run by a team of volunteers. AIR was established
in order to address the critical need for Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) infrastructure and training at school level in Ghana. AIR
works with local communities to address this detriment through an
integrated development programs that provide low-cost refurbished computers
with relevant open source educational software, support and teacher
training directed at schools and community centers especially in less
privileged areas where the digital divide is at its greatest. More
information at http://ift.tt/1Fxho3K.

Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner? Please fill out a Partner
Application today.

Partner Announcements

– Natural Math : Join Math Future live online
event: RSM, a great Northeastern US math enrichment network, Oct 22 1 PM
EST #edchat

– Blended Librarians Online Learning Community
20 Apps in 40 Minutes: Putting Apps to Use in the Classroom – Webcast
10/22/14 @ 3 pm EDT http://sco.lt/6Gg5ib

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One Week Calendar

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

– *Sunday, October 19th – Saturday, October 25th Digital Citizenship
Week *,
Join us for Digital Citizenship Week and engage students, teachers, and
families in your community in thinking critically, behaving safely, and
participating responsibly online. It’s a great way to celebrate Connected
Educator Month, so dive into the suggested activities and resources. And be
sure to post what you’re doing to the Connected Educator Month calendar and
tag your plans as “DigitalCitizenshipWeek” to inspire others to get
involved. Get ideas on how to participate!

– *Wednesday, October 22nd & Thursday, October 23rd Inaugural Virtual
Conference: Empowering Librarians, Empowering Students
*, The American Library
Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Librarianship
in For-Profit Educational Institutions (ACRL LF-PEI) Interest Group is
pleased to present our inaugural virtual conference for librarians and
leaders of libraries in proprietary educational institutions. Our theme for
this first conference is “Empowering Librarians, Empowering Students”, and
we look forward to exploring a wide range of topics through concurrent
sessions, discussion panels, vendor presentations, and rich dialogue. This
virtual conference will be hosted in Adobe Connect and registration is
*free* for librarians and leaders of libraries. While it is geared
toward librarians in proprietary educational institutions, the topics
covered will be relevant to information professionals of all types. More
information .

– *Wednesday, October 22nd at 4pm ISTE Webinar: Global STEMpreneurs
*, Meet teenage
scientists, inventors and designers who are passionate about innovative
thinking and entrepreneurship during this interactive panel. The panelists
will talk about their personal passion projects on topics ranging from
environmental engineering and sustainability to hardware and software
engineering. Find out what inspired these young STEMpreneurs to be global
risk takers, then ask them questions and discuss strategies for motivating
your own students. More information

– *Wednesday, October 22nd at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers
*, Weekly conversations
hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more
information, click here

– *Thursday, October 23rd at 3pm Webinar: Online Learning for Inclement
Join the discussion! In this session, three districts will share how they
implemented online learning options to make up snow days. Register at

– *Thursday, October 23rd at 3pm ISTE Webinar: Developing Your Mobile
Learning Landscape *,
This webinar will introduce a powerful new professional learning experience
for teachers, tech coaches, and administrators who are interested in
bringing their school up to digital age standards. The Verizon Mobile
Learning Academy (VMLA) is a free, facilitated, online professional
learning course for educators focusing on developing mobile learning at the
school or district level. More information

– *Thursday, October 23rd at 6pm Cultivating Digital Citizenship: A
Lifelong Skill
We live in a digital world where we display our life and career online,
communicate and collaborate with others, but where online privacy can be
compromised, and incivility runs rampant. Yet participating in the digital
world is essential for learning, career, and life. What can colleges do to
help foster strong digital citizens? Learn about key challenges and
opportunities, and free resources on digital citizenship from Common Sense
Education. More information


– *Friday, October 24th & Saturday, October 25th in American Canyon, CA
Fall CUE 2014 Conference *, If you’ve already
registered for this year’s Fall CUE 2014 Conference, check out the
conference schedule at http://fall.cue.org/.

– *Monday, October 27th at 4pm Webinar: Biggest 1:1 iPad Rollout Ever:
Challenges and Opportunities
In our community’s next webinar, hear about LAUSD’s Common Core Technology
Project: the largest one-to-one mobile device rollout in the country.
LAUSD’s Rasheed Khan will discuss the district’s 1:1 initiative, including
its goals, challenges, lessons learned, and opportunities moving forward.
You’ll learn about the important role digital citizenship played in the
district’s 1:1 initiative and Common Core Technology Project. Rasheed also
will discuss how the district celebrates Digital Citizenship Week. More


– *Monday, October 27th at 8pm Flat Connections Global Project Keynote
with Rushton Hurley on “New to Them, New to Us,”
* We are shifting
into a time when much of what we teach is so new that we are learning
details alongside the students, modeling for them what it means to ask good
questions and how to figure out what we need to know. What matters most,
though, is timeless, and how this complements the constantly new can be
both challenging and inspiring for us. Join this webinar for a look at
where we are, and how to take what matters with us where we go next. More
information .

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


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

Highlighted Recordings

*Dr. Sandra Hirsh* from Library 2.014 – on “Working
in a Global Environment”



*Roy Tennant* from Library 2.014 – on “How to Be a
21st Century Librarian”



*Heidi Neltner* from Connected Librarian Day 2014
– on “Your Stakeholder Connected Librarian



NMC Navigator Top Stories

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

1. 11 Ed Tech Developments from Educause

2. Efficient, Useful Blue-Light LED Draws Nobel Prize in Physics

3. Robotics Enters K-12 Classrooms

4. Startup Builds on Wi-Fi Chips for Cheaper Llast Mile’ to Home

5. Let Your Finger Do The Reading With This Great Device From MIT Media


*Classroom 2.0 *

– *Five More Halloween Titles – Not So Scary This Time
Check out Karen Cameron’s latest list of Halloween read-aloud books

for children. Fall’s a great time of year for thematic read-alouds, so get
in the spirit! Share your favorite titles here

– *Building Circuits in the Classroom
Joel Garcia shares his experience using Arduino micro controller boards and
Sketch coding to build circuits in his classroom. What other tools are you
using for programming lessons in your classrooms? Share your ideas with
Joel here


*Education Revolution Google+ Community

– *Fostering a Growth Mindset, Supporting Lifelong Learning
Building on Carol Dweck’s growth mindset philosophy, Sara Briggs has
created a list of 25 Practices that Foster Lifelong Learning
From trying new things regularly, to having hobbies and an ongoing list of
projects, there are things on this list that everyone can implement into
their own learning lives. Check out Briggs’ recommendations here


– *Taking DIY to the Next Level
*. Seventh graders in
Ohio are not only using 3D printing in the classroom, they’ve built their
own 3D printer! Read the story of Blanche Davidson’s class and how they
learned to build their own 3D printer as part of their STEM class here

*Global Education Conference *

– *Has Your Community Experienced a Natural Disaster?
Michelle Kenefick is looking for a partner classroom for a project related
to the effects of natural disasters. * As a group we are looking for the
emotional, physical, financial tolls of a hurricane, earthquake, tsunami,
volcanic eruptions, wildfire, mudslides, etc. We would be able to share
about our experiences with tornadoes and how we have experienced them and
the drills that take place within our schools. We would also like to
collaborate together to determine the cause and effects of different
natural disasters.* Get in touch with Michelle here

and see how you might collaborate.

– *Upcoming Programs Offered by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Mark Donfried of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) has shared a
list of upcoming learning opportunities

through 2015. Check out the program and conference offerings here


See you online!

Steve Hargadon

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