Thursday, October 10, 2013

2013 Reform Symposium E-Conference #RSCON4

I'm excited to share that in less than 24 hours, I will be presenting at the #RSCON4 online conference October 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm CDT.  I will be co-presenting with a teacher I worked with last year on a 10 week Digital Story Telling Unit that focused on Urban Legends with students from the Alternative Resource Center with which I work.  This was an exciting project that was challenging but at the same time extremely rewarding.  I hope that you will be able to join myself and Juli Amidei as we explain the genesis of the project, lay out the design & share some wonderful examples these students produced.  If you have ever wanted to try digital storytelling this session will give you everything you need to know and more!

But more importantly, the 2013 Reform Symposium E-Conference is going to be an amazing FREE event! Over 110 presenters, 10+ keynotes and much more over the course of 3 days!  Make sure you follow the link above to get all the details.  This is what professional development in education should be all about.  Educators from around the globe will be turning out to share the exciting and positive things they are doing in their learning spaces.

Recently, I have been finding myself avoiding the use of the word "classroom."  It's just too claustrophobic. Learning should happen everywhere and continue for a lifetime and this conference sets a fine example in that respect by utilizing the Blackboard Collaborate environment to share knowledge and wisdom globally.  So, sometime tonight or even tomorrow morning, I encourage you to look over the schedule and pick some of the most interesting sessions to spend some time attending.   Hopefully, one of those will be "Urban Legends Through Digital Storytelling" at 4:00 pm CDT October 11th, 2013, it would be wonderful to see some familiar names show up in the chat session! Connect with old friends and make some new ones this weekend, you might just learn some amazing things and expand your horizons along the way!
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