Tuesday, March 31, 2015

researchED New York May 2, 2015

Date: 02 May 2015
Location: Riverdale Country School, New York, NY 10471
Organiser: researchED International

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The UK's teacher conference success story of 2014 comes to the USA in a unique day for teachers, academics, and anyone interested in finding out what the latest research really says about how to improve classrooms and schools.
For teachers: a day of self-led professional development, listening to some of the America's and the UK's most prominent thought leaders, academics and educators; and a chance to speak and meet with professionals of all levels about the classroom issues that face you.
For schools: a way to promote staff development, and a unique opportunity to promote excellence in learning through careful, cautious use of the best of educational research.
For academics and researchers: a chance to listen to practioner experiences of research in the field, to meet others engaged in research, and to bring your research to a wider community of practioners.
Confirmed speakers so far include...

  • Pearl Rock Kane, Columbia University
  • Professor Daniel Willingham, University of Virgina
  • Valerie Lewis, Head Teacher
  • Angela Logan Smith, Principal, Goldie Maple Academy
  • Benedict Carey, The New York Times
  • Denise Galluci, GEMS Education New York
  • Dominic Randolph, Principal, Riverdale Country School
  • Tom Bennett, Director and founder researchED International
  • Daisy Christodoulou, Research Coordinator, ARK Schools
  • David Weston, Director of the Teacher Development Trust, UK
  • Dr John Mighton, JUMP Maths
  • Ann Mroz, Editor of the TES, UK and International editions
  • Dr Christina Hinton, Harvard University
  • Lucy Crehan, Teacher and Education Explorer
  • Glenn Whitman, Director, The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning
  • Helene O'Shea, co-founder, researchED
  • Steven Hodas, Education Entrepeneur
  • Anna Riggall, CfBT Education Trust
  • Mary Whitehouse, University of York
  • Carl Hendrick, research lead, Wellington College, UK
  • Dr Gary Jones, Education consultant and researcher

researchED conferences in the UK have sold out quickly as word spreads about what we do. We believe that teacher practitioners and academics should work together in the spirit of collaboration to promote well being in education. We aim to be cost-neutral, so we keep ticket prices low. All speakers give their time for free; we are a wiki-movement, a grass-roots project led by teachers and educators with the aim of raising research literacy in the entire profession. We also aim to make things easier, not harder, for educators.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Tom Bennett,
Classroom teacher and Director, researchED,
Nominee, Global Teacher Prize.
Dr David James,
Director of the Festival of Education, Wellington College,
Co-organiser researchED New York.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Using Collaborative Technologies

A research group led by Dr. Curtis Bonk from the School of Education at Indiana University is interested in learning how primary and secondary teachers are using collaborative technologies in their instruction to address global and multicultural education. This research team is currently reaching out to educators involved in global education projects, resources, and initiatives as well as those who have individually designed global curriculum projects to partake in this research study. They are interested in how teachers foster learner collaboration, multicultural awareness, and the appreciation of different cultures using various learning technologies as well as teacher professional development in these areas. The survey can be found at: http://www.surveyshare.com/s/AYA9T6DThose completing the survey will be given a link to download Dr. Bonk’s latest book, “Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online” for free.
Here is the link: http://www.surveyshare.com/s/AYA9T6D

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)


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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)


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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Close VWBPE 2015 in style!

Be sure to join us for the VWBPE15 "'Till We Meet Again Closing Concert" Immediately followed by "Dance The Night Away" with our favorite DJ Coz Okelly. Bring your old and new friends and enjoy the great music! See the following for details. 7:00 - 8:00 pm 'TIL WE MEET AGAIN TRIBUTE CONCERT Lightning Productions Presents Eric Clapton At The Crossroads Special Tribute Concert featuring Eric Clapton alone and with The Dominos as they perform some of their classic hits. Dress is Black Tie and Blue Denim - along with your most stylin’ hat. Come prepared to Rock The Crossroads as we bid farewell to VWBPE15 and make plans to meet again at VWBPE16! Rockcliffe Rotunda http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/227/5/30 8:00 - 9:00 pm DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY He’s back - Our favorite DJ, Coz OKelly, will be taking requests and spinning your favorite songs as we “Dance The Night Away!” This is a great time to celebrate everything you learned during the conference and capture a few more Kodak moments with new and old friends alike. This is one wild and crazy party you won’t want to miss! Rockcliffe Rotunda http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/227/5/30

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)


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Friday, March 13, 2015

C.U.T.S. tribute to Michael Bolton March 13 8:00pm PST


Welcome to the world of Frank's Place - Known throughout Second Life for an elegant and premium experience like nothing else in SL. The Elite Jazz Club is an entire resort sim designed as an expansion to the Franks Jazz Club experience and provides a resort feel with the style and class you've come to expect from the owners and staff at Frank's Place. The first thing you will notice is all areas, except the welcome area, are restricted to group membership only. This is done for many reasons, the primary one being controlled access to those residents who truly wish to be here and enjoy the facility and amenities. Due to the size and complexity of the build, as well as the limitations of SL, placing some limitations on access will greatly improve sim performance and the the experience to be had by the guests who choose Frank's Elite Jazz as their preferred destination. The cost to join this group is a ONE TIME, small donation of L$500 and entitles you access to the entire Frank's Elite Jazz sim. Frank's Elite Jazz Club amenities include: Full Time Staff Elite Style Shopping Experience featuring top designers in SL Grand Ballroom (Formal) Piano Lounge Jazz Lounge Game Room (Greedy tables) Swimming Pool and Deck Regular Live Entertainment Full Wedding Services With lovely Gazebo, Wedding Chapel and Professional Photography Romantic Gondola Ride Balloon ride Elite Concerts Under The Stars CUTS featuring tribute concerts live of many many great artists . Thank you for joining Frank's Elite Jazz Club - Please enjoy your stay with us! Gymmy and Nanceee Sinatra The Franks Entertainment Group