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Reform Sympoisum: Who wants to help moderate?? #RSCON3

Perhaps you will recall a few weeks ago when I wrote about the Reform Symposium virtual conference? This is the FREE conference that will be held July 29-July 31st that you all are invited to!  Ringing a bell?  Good, because now I need to ask for a little help 🙂 The Reform Sympoisum is a labor of love, put on by people who care about education and professional development just like you!  We need moderators to help with each session.  The job of a moderator is to help the presenter field questions, introduce the presenter and press “record” so that we can make sure we capture each session for our iTunes feed.  It is easy to do and you can do it in your jammies from home!  If you are available the last weekend of July, we hope you will consider helping us out!  We need moderators from EVERY timezone so that we can cover everyone.  If you can help, check out the Moderator Planning Sheet (a Google Spreadsheet) and sign up for the time you are available.  Please be sure to enter your full name, a twitter handle and an email address in the space provided.  We need multiple moderators for each session so feel free to volunteer for a session that has already been volunteered for. We will send out more information, directions, and training opportunities (easy) for those willing to moderate.   Feel free to spread the word about this request 🙂  Thank you in advance to all who will help to make this weekend successful!

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Free worldwide conference: Reform Symposium (#RSCON)

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Reform Symposium Free Worldwide Conference

In conjunction with Connected Educator Month, I’m excited to share with you all the 4th (!!!) annual Reform Symposium Conference (RSCON).  In case you aren’t familiar with this OUTSTANDING conference, it is a FREE online three-day event that brings together educators, students and innovators from all over the world.  Mark your calendar right now for October 11th to 13th (2013). 

Full disclosure: I’m one of the organizers for the Reform Symposium Conference.  You might call me the very worst organizer. 🙂  I have been seriously falling down on the job this time around!  I seem to have overly lofty goals for my weeks.  It looks manageable on the calendar and then kids, parents, school must-solve-problems crowd in.

The Reform Symposium Conference is so dear to me and such a big part of my story in starting my own school.  The conference started the year before I left the classroom and has stretched into me starting my own school.  As a result of this conference, I grew in ways I couldn’t imagine.  I made strong connections in my personal learning network and connected with educators around the world.  What better way to celebrate Connected Educator Month?!

The Reform Symposium Conference is a global community initiative to transform teaching and learning.  This is a highly inclusive and engaging online event that will encourage you toward transformative approaches toward teaching and learning.  To attend this year’s conference and keep up with the latest conference news and updates, please join this network.

Exciting news for this year’s conference: 

  • Sugata Mitra is the opening plenary you guys!!  Sugata is the 2013 TED prize winner and instigator of the Hole-in-the-Wall experiment.  You will not want to miss it!
  • Internationally renowned electric violinist Steve Bingham will conduct a live performance.
  • There will be 10+ international keynotes.
  • 4 Panel discussions that feature distinguished experts in education.
  • More than 100 presentations by educators around the world (something for everyone to learn and grow in their practice!)

If you would like to help out with this awesome event, you can volunteer here.

 

I’m honored to have been a part of this incredible conference since year 1.  I hope that you will join us for an incredible weekend of connection, learning, laughing, inspiration and growth!  Sign up now!

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