Learning2gether with Hanaa Khamis – Voice Apps for Developing Speaking and Writing Activities – and the Online Facilitation Unconference

Learning2gether Episode # 373

Learning2gether is a non-funded, free podcast put on informally by teachers forming a community of practice supporting online facilitation of topics regarding innovations in language learning and educational technology, and on education in general.

Accordingly, this event was posted to the 2017 Online Facilitation Unconference schedule:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_m8sJgqz_Ti7vOAe5Vl4IVPgco8jgmk_LwdANXA6U3U/edit?usp=sharing
where this session modeled techniques in using free online facilitation tools to make online events as accessible as possible, while creating archives of audio, video, and text recordings.

Where?
The event took place in In Hangout on Air on Vance’s YouTube Channel, where you could use this link to just watch from a distance:
https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev

Here is the video URL, starting from where we actually started the session:
https://youtu.be/TF-8yT0ZefQ?t=729

https://youtu.be/TF-8yT0ZefQ?t=4604

If you wanted to chat with the live participants while watching the streamed HoA, this was also possible, using Chatwing, a synchronous and archived text chat space, http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Here are the chat logs from the Hangout that Charo copied, with Chatwing transcripts included:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QSv1lWLp31fdfEGZT3QvvtKzQA7LNs5sc9_mtIUSpac/edit?usp=sharing

Why Chatwing?

This is a credentialed space. You can create an account there or log in with Facebook, Google, Twitter, or Tumblr.

Unlike the HoA chat, or YouTube chat, this space can be reached by anyone in the world who

  • needs help to connect to the live event
  • or who is watching the HoA but not actually in the HoA
  • or even anyone who is in the HoA; let’s all focus on one chat space, this one!

We use Chatwing for all our text chat in order to have a universally inclusive conversation, not possible with Google / YouTube or HoA text chat.

  • HoA text chat can be seen only by those actually in the HoA.
  • Google chat is visible only to those logged onto Google.
  • Chatwing can  by reached by anyone

Busy moderators can only focus on Chatwing – it is difficult to present and monitor numerous chat spaces at once .

You could also join us in the live HoA

Once the event had started, we posted the direct link to the HoA in the Chatwing text chat. Anyone wishing to join us in the HoA was able to do so by clicking on the link, up to 10 participants in the HoA at any one time. Three participants, Charo Lanao, Ayat Tawel, and Chris Fry, joined us in this way, and David Winet left word in the text chat that he was listening in and getting some ideas he might like to try in class.

What was it about?

Hanaa and Vance developed our combined slides in Google presentations here,

We both drew on material we had previously presented and posted in greater depth elsewhere:

Hanaa drew on her slides here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wfzh2njryt9wejw/TG%20voice%20apps%202017.pptx?dl=0

and on her article here:
http://hanaakhamis.weebly.com/my-blog/voice-apps-for-interactive-mobile-assisted-language-learning-mall-tasks

Full text available on request to the author

And Vance drew on his slides here:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eYRZeIDeSvt-IIcsbdbDvxZntBXOFY_fJ0yUtz13Ngw/edit?usp=sharing

And on his article here
Stevens, V.  (2015). Finding Your Voice: Teaching Writing Using Tablets with Voice Capability. TESL-EJ, Volume 19, Number 3, Available: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume19/ej75/ej75int/.
Also available at: http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej75/int.pdf; pp. 1-11 in pdf.

Announcments

https://twitter.com/hanaakhs/status/918839861544669192

and https://plus.google.com/107911965965485623575/posts/7hrZpkcf5MM

Retweet: https://twitter.com/VanceS/status/919103629499490304

Learning2gether Mon Oct 16 0700 UTC to Sun Oct 22 0659 UTC – Online Facilitation Unconference 2017

This event runs alongside IAF’s International Facilitation Week, which aims to “showcase the power of facilitation to both new and existing audiences and to create a sense of community among facilitators and their groups worldwide.”

What will the schedule look like?
http://ofuexchange.net/what-will-the-schedule-look-like-for-online-facilitation-unconference/

So, that’s the rough agenda in a nutshell. Please try to make room on your calendar for the slots outlined.

One thing to note is that the three daily slots – morning, evening and night Pacific Time – have been picked to maximize collaboration across continents (Americas, Europe and Australasia). The more participants stay within these boundaries, the more likely it’ll be they’ll attract session attendees from around the world.

That said, if you have assembled a group of people around a hot topic and everyone is fired up and ready to go, feel free to pick a time, any time, that works best for your group. Just try to stick within the 48-hour period from Thursday afternoon to Saturday afternoon Pacific Time.

More details to be announced as they become available.

Questions? Leave a comment below, find us on Twitter or shoot us an email. Thanks!

Enroll on Eventbright

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-facilitation-unconference-2017-registration-37968946140?discount=cyberspace

DESCRIPTION

Your favorite online unconference on the art and practice of facilitating in virtual environments is back!

Join us October 16-22, 2017, alongside International Facilitation Week.

Share, learn, connect, and have fun with participants from (or currently based in): the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Finland, Iceland, Australia, Peru, Canada, and the United States.

ahem … AND United Arab Emirates …

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Want to know more? Check our FAQ.

This is, or is not, a free conference, up to you …. read on

Latest updates

Your OFU team
1. Schedule details

Many of you have been asking about the schedule. Here’s the latest outline:

http://ofuexchange.net/what-will-the-schedule-look-like-for-online-facilitation-unconference/

Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

2. Tell us your expectations!

If you haven’t done so already, please let us know how you plan to “share, learn and connect” next week so we can explain to those who may still be on the fence about joining what they would be missing:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJAZg52iLw0ESAZZJubPiu-rYuoBHLsyjQoS1J9WOcFr_APA/viewform

3. Peer-to-peer special discount

We’d like you to bring along your facilitator friends and colleagues to the event.

Tell them to use coupon code peer2peer, and they’ll be able to get in for just $17.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-facilitation-unconference-2017-registration-37968946140?discount=peer2peer

This offer is good through Monday, October 16th at 12pm noon Pacific Time (extended from today).

4. FREE & pick-your-own-price tickets

Our goal is to make the Online Facilitation Unconference as accessible and inclusive as possible. We are making a limited number of pick-your-own-price and even FREE tickets available – no questions asked! Great for students, retirees, people from developing countries etc.

Please share this opportunity with your networks and help us make sure we don’t have any of these left over by the time the conference starts. Thank you!

Earlier updates

Use discount code cyberspace to get an extra $6.00 off:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-facilitation-unconference-2017-registration-37968946140?discount=cyberspace

Some details are still being finalized, so make sure to subscribe to our newsletter and keep an eye on the FAQ: http://ofuexchange.net/frequently-asked-questions-faq/

There is a fee structure that increases fees from $29 to $39 on Oct 5, and to $59 on Oct 12 (assuming you use the cyberspace link). But the organizers’ goal is to make this event as accessible and inclusive as possible. Highly discounted and/or free tickets for students, low-income people and attendees from developing countries will become available – no questions asked – as regular registrations pick up.

So, pay if you can, if not scroll to the bottom and “purchase” a free ticket, and maybe see you there – Should be fun 🙂

Monday, October 16

Orientation sessions – don’t miss!

Based on feedback from our 2015 event, we are adding a few orientation sessions to the program. Each session will take roughly 30-45 minutes and will be hosted on Zoom (video conferencing). On the agenda:

  • Quick introduction to the process: how does an unconference even work (and how to get the most out of it)?
  • Overview of technical infrastructure (online forum, QiqoChat, BYOT, social media etc.)
  • Participant introductions (everyone is invited to share their name, where they’re from and what topics they are interested in exploring)
  • Q&A

We’ll probably add one or two more of these (the extact times are yet to be confirmed). The idea is to give every attendee of the Online Facilitation Unconference at least a couple of opportunities to join an orientation, no matter where they are based (whether in Europe/Africa, Asia/Australasia or the Americas).

Please see our session plan for details:

http://ofuexchange.net/session-plan/

The first three orientation sessions have been scheduled as follows:

Monday, October 16 0100 UTC – Orientation session I (Americas + Asia/Australasia)

6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern / 3am Berlin (10/17) / 12pmSydney (10/17)
Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Palash Sanyal

Tuesday, October 17 1600 UTC –  Orientation session II (Americas + Europe/Africa)

 
9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 6pm Berlin / 3am Sydney (10/18)
Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Caroline Blackwell

 

Tuesday, October 17

Introductions and session brainstorming continues. This is an asynchronous activity so everyone can join in whenever they have time available.

Over the course of the day, we will host one or two live orientation sessions.

Orientation sessions – don’t miss!

Based on feedback from our 2015 event, we are adding a few orientation sessions to the program. Each session will take roughly 30-45 minutes and will be hosted on Zoom (video conferencing). On the agenda:

  • Quick introduction to the process: how does an unconference even work (and how to get the most out of it)?
  • Overview of technical infrastructure (online forum, QiqoChat, BYOT, social media etc.)
  • Participant introductions (everyone is invited to share their name, where they’re from and what topics they are interested in exploring)
  • Q&A

We’ll probably add one or two more of these (the extact times are yet to be confirmed). The idea is to give every attendee of the Online Facilitation Unconference at least a couple of opportunities to join an orientation, no matter where they are based (whether in Europe/Africa, Asia/Australasia or the Americas).

Please see our session plan for details:
http://ofuexchange.net/session-plan/

The second and third of three orientation sessions have been scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, October 17 1600 UTC –  Orientation session II (Americas + Europe/Africa)

 
9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 6pm Berlin / 3am Sydney (10/18)
Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Caroline Blackwell

2017-10-25_1241unconf_orientation

screenshot, group portrait, https://www.screencast.com/t/XE3BnjmfE

Also, QiqoChat Virtual Café
9am-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern / 6-7pm Berlin / 3-4am Sydney
Host: Lucas Cioffi (founder, QiqoChat)
http://dialogue.qiqochat.com/events

Tuesday, October 17

Introductions and session brainstorming continues. This is an asynchronous activity so everyone can join in whenever they have time available.

Over the course of the day, we will host one or two live orientation sessions.

Wednesday, October 18 – 0700 UTC – Orientation session III (Europe/Africa + Asia/Australasia)

12am Pacific / 3am Eastern / 9am Berlin / 6pm Sydney
Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Lyda Michopoulou

Wednesday, October 18

Yet more introductions and session brainstorming. At this point, we should start to see a good number of sessions being added to the unconference schedule.

Over the course of the day, we will host another one or two live orientation sessions. At this point, mostly everyone should have had a chance to attend one of these. Of course, the OFU team will be available to answer any additional questions, either via email or in the online venue we will provide.

We may have a few pre-scheduled sessions on offer for either Wednesday or Thursday, details are still being confirmed.

It looks like things don’t really get under way until Thursday, but

Please join us:

  • Orientation session III (Europe/Africa + Asia/Australasia)
    Wednesday, October 18
    12am Pacific / 3am Eastern / 9am Berlin / 6pm Sydney
    Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Lyda Michopoulou
    https://zoom.us/j/529625505

Need to download and install the Zoom app, so give yourself a little extra time if necessary.

We may add one or two more of these (the extact times are yet to be confirmed). The idea is to give every attendee of the Online Facilitation Unconference at least a couple of opportunities to join an orientation, no matter where they are based (whether in Europe/Africa, Asia/Australasia or the Americas).

2. Join the online venue

We’ve set up an attendee-only online space to meet, greet and brainstorm session topics. Everyone should have received their invite yesterday afternoon/evening. Check your spam folder if you can’t immediately find it.

About half of our attendees have already shown up. We’re seeing wonderful introductions and great topic ideas:
https://2017.ofuexchange.net

Don’t hesitate to contact us at hello@ofuexchange.net in case you run into any problems.

3. Bring your friends!

Unconference sessions won’t start until Thursday afternoon/evening Pacific Time. Bring your friends and colleagues using the peer2peerdiscount code:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-facilitation-unconference-2017-registration-37968946140?discount=peer2peer

4. Discounted tickets

Still a few free and “pay what you want” tickets available.

Excellent opportunity for students, retirees, or anyone else currently on a low income to still attend the event and share, learn & connect.

Please share with your networks. We want all of these to be gone by the time sessions start on Thursday, at the very latest. Thank you!

Thursday, October 19

Absolutely last chance to register for the event (last-minute rate ends at 12pm noon Pacific Time).

The first round of unconference sessions will take place during our first session slot (see the FAQ for more on how we came up with these times):

  • Evening slot, 4-7pm Pacific Time

We will make sure all sessions get documented and reported so those who could not attend can still find out about what happened.

Online Facilitation Unconference for Friday, October 20

Unconference sessions will take place during three time slots, calibrated to catch people awake in three land masses throughout the globe. Of course, the schedule is never really closed. Sessions may bring up ideas for more sessions. The discussion in our online venue will continue.

Here are the sessions as announced in the document overview that was put up online today
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_m8sJgqz_Ti7vOAe5Vl4IVPgco8jgmk_LwdANXA6U3U/edit?usp=sharing

Fri Oct 20 1130 and 1430 UTC – Creating virtual spaces for vulnerability and transformation

  • Description: How can virtual facilitators create a sense of intimacy and honesty around tough topics amongst a small group of people (6-8) who are meeting repeatedly over time?

  • Time: 7.30-9am Pacific / 10:30am-12:00pm EST (click links at left for times where you are: 1130 – 1300 UTC / 1430-1600 UTC)

  • Event Link (CLICK HERE TO RSVP)

screen shots https://www.screencast.com/t/Kri93K1I2

2017-10-25_1246lateiner1

Breakout session, below, https://www.screencast.com/t/O7LpPnNHWYo3

2017-10-25_1247breakout

Fri Oct 20 1600 UTC – Relationship and Process – how technology can help and hinder

Using technology it is possible to offer pre designed processes to facilitators and coaches to help them deal with virtually any issue. The question then becomes how to use the technology to support effective coaching and facilitation without losing the impact and power of direct relationships. We will explore this issue and brainstorm some ideas for getting the balance right. There will be some software demonstrations and participants are encouraged to bring their favourite tool to discuss with the group.

9am-10.30am Pacific / 12-1.30pm Eastern / 6-7.30pm Berlin / 3-4.30am Sydney / 1600-1730 UTC – click here for time where you are

Via Zoom (dial-in information)

For more information, join this chat space starting at the same time

QiqoChat Virtual Café

9am-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern / 6-7pm Berlin / 3-4am Sydney

Host: Lucas Cioffi (founder, QiqoChat)

http://dialogue.qiqochat.com/events

Fri Oct 20 1700 UTC – LISTSERVs, Blogs, Structured Fora and Open Meeting Laws

Massachusetts, like most states, has an Open Meeting Law. (Some states call it a Sunshine Law.) Basically, it says that public business must be conducted in the public’s view – that is, it must be open to public visibility. A quorum of a Public Body (a Board, Committee, or Commission, etc.) is not allowed to deliberate on a matter within their jurisdiction except at a duly announced in-person meeting. They are not allowed to conduct such deliberations in private meetings, by phone, or by E-Mail (for fear that they would make some kind of secret deal of which the public would be unaware).

I want to amend the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law to permit members of public bodies to participate in Public Internet Discussions, provided that there is a public announcement of the Public Internet Discussion including instructions for free Internet access to monitor the discussion as fully as the members of the public body themselves, every statement is date and timestamped and attributed to the person who made it, an archive or transcript is kept and instructions for free Internet access to the archive is included in the announcement of the Public Internet Discussion. I envision Public Internet Discussions being asynchronous, written text-based discussions that are in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for an indefinitely long period – perhaps years or even decades. In this session we can discuss issues related to this.

  • There are technical issues having to do with authentication, correct attribution, prevention of forgery, etc.

  • There are legal issues having to do with moderation when there is a requirement to have a public record.

  • There are political issues having to do with objections and resistance on the part of legislators who would have to change the law and on the part of special interests who feel that prohibiting Public Internet Discussions is more to their advantage than permitting them.

The session is on Friday, 20-Oct-2017 at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern, 1700 UTC using Zoom.

Host: David Rosenberg <Rosenberg@ACM.org>

Fri Oct 20 1700 UTC – Hybrid sessions – Maximizing Synchronous and Asynchronous Facilitation

We will explore the pros and cons of virtual facilitation in synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (non real-time) modes, experiencing how online tools can support both modes and your facilitation goals.

This will be a hands on session; after a 10’ presentation of the concept we will simulate a hybrid creative problem solving (CPS) session that mixes synchronous and asynchronous phases.

12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 9pm Berlin / 6am Sydney / 1900 UTC

Alexandre Eisenchteter (co-founder, Stormz)

There followed instruction on how to join the session (Zoom)

How to participate to the simulation (Stormz) ?

On top of the the videoconference tool Zoom, we need you to create a free account on Stormz (https://stormz.me)

  • Go to https://stormz.me/register

  • Create an account with your email and a password

  • Validate your account by clicking on the email you are going to receive (check your spam folder)

Friday Oct 20 2000 UTC Successful online deliberation: a case study and discussion

Description: In this session, you will be presented with a rich New Zealand case study of a public deliberation process for approximately 30 minutes. This will be a starting point for group discussion following the interests of those who attend.

The deliberation topic was the pre-birth testing of human embryos and foetuses. The case study speaks to a number of issues that have been raised so far in various discussions including the respectful discussion of sensitive topics (this one backs onto abortion) in small online groups, scaleability, vulnerability and transformation, hybrid face-to-face and online processes (the main focus will be on the online process), institutional arrangements and more.

Host: Simon Wright (simon@pep.org.nz)

Record of session: I have some PowerPoint slides and will make a video recording (someone please remind me!). Are there any volunteer note takers willing to record the discussion?

Time: Friday 20th 1.00-2.30pm PDT : Friday 20th 4.00-5.30pm EDT : Friday 20th 10.00-11.30pm BST : Saturday 21st 7.00am AEST : Saturday 21st 9.00-10.30am NZDT

Location: Zoom – join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://vuw.zoom.us/j/9631909284

Online Facilitation Unconference for Saturday, October 21

Unconference sessions will take place during these two time slots:

  • Night slot, 12-3am Pacific Time
  • Morning slot, 8-11am Pacific Time

There will also be some kind of closing activities, details to be confirmed.

Sat Oct 21 0800 UTC Online distributed conversations

Imagine scores or hundreds of people discussing possible solutions to a big issue. People set up local meetings of half a dozen people in their homes or a community room (just like supporters did in the campaign of Larry Sanders’ brother). They are connected by video conferencing to lots of other similar groups and the event organisers. After an introduction they discuss in their own rooms, while someone takes notes that are shared to a group who pick out common themes and ideas to be fed back to all the rooms. Over the event they reach consensus on some ways forward. That is modelled on the techniques AmericaSpeaks used to do in 21st Century Town Meetings in one big room. But now video conferencing is more reliable, we could try distributed meetings. The session will collect ideas on how to make this vision work – technically, psychologically, organisationally and financially. The output will be a list of ideas and steps we could take to create a trial of the technique.

1am Pacific / 4am Eastern / 9am BST / 10am CET / 7pm Sydney / 0800 UTC

Host: David Newman, http://e-consultation.org/guide/index.php/Main_Page

Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/9299593080More info: https://2017.ofuexchange.net/t/session-details/114/22

Sat Nov 21 1600 UTC – QiqoChat Virtual Café at Online Facilitation Unconference

9am-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern / 6-7pm Berlin / 3-4am Sydney / 1600 UTC

Host: Lucas Cioffi (founder, QiqoChat)

http://dialogue.qiqochat.com/events

Online Facilitation Unconference for Sunday, October 22

Sun Oct 22 LEARNING2GETHER with Hanaa Khamis – Voice Apps for Developing Speaking and Writing Activities

https://learning2gether.net/2017/10/22/learning2gether-with-hanaa-khamis-voice-apps-for-developing-speaking-and-writing-activities-and-the-online-facilitation-unconference/

OFU “Catch-All” Conversation (Your Thoughts, Next Steps, Etc.)

SUNDAY 10:30-11:30 am Pacific / 1:30-2:30 pm ET / 7.30-8.30pm CET / 4.30-5.30am Sydney

Host: Stephen Buckley ( tweeting at  @OpenGovMetrics@Transpartisan )

NOTE: This session will follow Lucas Cioffi’s “QiQoChat Cafe”, but allow for a 30-.minute break.

Platform: https://join.me/opengovernment

You do NOT need to download the Join.Me app (unless you want to). You can simply just use your web-browser. World-wide phone-in numbers are available (look for “Microphone” icon), but the default call-in is +1-202-660-1314 (Washington, DC) which allows you to remain anonymous if you choose.  Instead of using computer speakers, I suggest you use a headset (or ear-buds) to avoid audio-feedback.

This session will allow everyone an opportunity to give their “elevator speech” (1-minute max.) or otherwise share their thoughts about the OFU Exchange 2017 sessions, specifically, or the general state of Online Facilitation and where you think it needs to go.

I am particularly interested in hearing ideas about how we can create a “Community of Practice” for Online Facilitation, with the goal of Improving Online Discussions. The group would mostly exist online, of course, but also at face-to-face meetings.

Anyone is welcome to take notes, of course, and share them as they wish. But, in the interest of openness and accuracy, I plan to record the session and make it available for the benefit of those who are interested but unable to attend. (Email me if you want me to send the video-link later.)

I thank Tim for setting this whole thing up, but I think that we have been too scattered to take proper advantage of our collective wisdom and, so, need to talk about how to set up a “home-base” (even a temporary one) for our community-to-be.

Stephen Buckley

Collaboration Engineer

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

OpenGovMetrics.com

Earlier events

Wed Oct 11 American English for Educators – Joe McVeigh on Media Literacy

https://learning2gether.net/2017/10/11/learning2gether-with-american-english-for-educators-joe-mcveigh-on-media-literacy/

Sat Oct 14 noon ET – Tara Lazar and Katie Davis present Picture Book Month on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Picture Book Month”

This week’s webinar is a very special show for us! We have the opportunity to learn all about Picture Book Month from Tara Lazar and Katie Davis, co-founders and renowned children’s authors. Picture Book Month was envisioned and founded by Dianne de Las Casas who was our special guest presenter in May, 2017 on Classroom 2.0 LIVE. Sadly, Dianne lost her life in a tragic fire recently and we wanted to honor her legacy by celebrating her life through this featured presentation about Picture Book Month. We will learn about the importance of picture books for students and Picture Book Month. They have created an outstanding Teacher’s Guide for participants in Picture Book Month. Our presenters will also share some of their special memories of Dianne de Las Casas including a special visit from John Couret who began writing children’s books because of Dianne’s inspiration.

Tara Lazar has six picture books in print with many more to come. Her latest title is “7 Ate 9: The Untold Story” from Disney*Hyperion. Next fall look for her illustrated dictionary “500 Words to Bumfuzzle Your Teachers & Bamboozle Your Frenemies”. Tara is the founder of STORYSTORM, a writer’s brainstorming challenge formerly known as Picture Book Idea Month. She is a picture book mentor for We Need Diverse Books and the co-chair of the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature annual conference.

Katie’s secret superpower is her ability to teach non-techy and tech-fearful writers how to become better business people by building their platforms through social media, video, and creating/building mailing lists. Also known in her niche as one of the first writer entrepreneurs, Katie has created many events and courses for writers, including How to Create Your Author Platform (and Market Your Books without Being Pushy), Video Idiot Boot Camp, and Picture Book Summit (the largest and first online conference of its kind). Her podcast, Brain Burps About Books, is consistently ranked in the top 10 book-related categories. She’s appeared regularly on WTNH and The Huffington Post. She is the director of the Institute of Children’s Literature, which provides accredited writing courses for both adult and children’s books. Katie has been honored to speak everywhere from a maximum security prison, to elementary schools, to university level, including UCONN and Yale, and has keynoted conferences and fundraising galas.

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Featured Teacher: Michael Foster” session with Michael Foster. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team:
Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Sat Oct 21 1600 UTC Rushton Hurley on Classroom 2.0 – Becoming a better teacher

Time where you are

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Rushton+Hurley+on+Classroom+2.0+-+Becoming+a+better+teacher&iso=20171021T09&p1=816&ah=1

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Becoming a Better Teacher” with Rushton Hurley

We are so excited to have Rushton Hurley joining us to share some of his awesome, practical tips for lots of small things that can make a huge difference in providing the best possible instruction to support learners in your classroom while keeping your sanity as a teacher. Rushton’s positive, comfortable style spiced with humor and great stories always leaves us feeling motivated and inspired to give our very best every day!

Webinar description:
Every last one of us can improve. How we try to capture attention and inspire our students intellectually can take many forms, and I would contend that any effort to improve this without a focus on what can be cool and fun lessens one’s chances of success. In this Classroom 2.0 Live session, we’ll look at easy ways of getting better at getting higher quality from our kiddos. Join in for some cool, fun, and practical ideas!

Rushton Hurley (@rushtonh) has worked and studied on three continents as a high school Japanese language teacher, principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, and a speaker. He founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at NextVista.org. He is heavily involved in service efforts in his community and holds masters degrees in Education and East Asian Studies from Stanford University. Rushton regularly keynotes at conferences and has trained and worked with teachers and school leaders around the world His fun and thoughtful talks center on inspiration and creativity; the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology; the power of digital media; and the professional perspectives and experiences of teachers at all levels. His first book, Making Your School Something Special, was released by EdTechTeam Press in January of 2017. His second book, Making Your Teaching Something Special, was released in June, 2017.

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Picture Book Month” session with Tara Lazar, Katie Davis, John Couret and Paula Naugle. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team:
Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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