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10+ Free Learning Online Events for Educators This Month!

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October 2, 2012 By: Shelly Terrell

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For the next month, I will be participating in many free online events that are really worth checking out. Anyone can view these events live and participate via an online chat, webcam, mic, and more! You will watch live presentations from teachers worldwide on various educational technology projects and in many cases you can receive a certificate of attendance to show to your learning institutions! Below is the description of these events, the links to the webrooms, and the times. Mark them on your calendar and invite a friend :-)


American TESOL Free Friday Webinars

Thanks to the American TESOL Institute, I conduct free 30 minute online webinars on the Adobe Connect platform every Friday at 4pm EDT (New York Time), 3pm Texa, 1pm LA, 5pm Brasilia, 9pm London, 10pm Paris, 11pm Athens/Istanbul, Sat 8am Sydney time, and Sat. 6am Tokyo time.

Click this link to join! http://americantesol.adobeconnect.com/terrell

Upcoming topics include:

  • Fri., Oct. 5th, Promoting Literacy for Teens on Mobile Devices
  • Fri., Oct. 12th, Wicked Activities and Sites for Halloween!
  • Fri., Oct. 19th, Does it Add Up? Teaching Math to Language Learners
  • Fri., Oct. 26th, Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Facebook

Additional details:

Simple K12 Free Webinars

Thanks to the Simple K12 I will be presenting with several other educators on their Day of Learning, Sat., Sept. 29thDay of Learning: iPad, Sat., Oct. 13th; and Day of Learning, Sat., Oct. 20th as well as on other dates.

Upcoming topics and the links to register are below:

Library 2.0 Free Web Conference Oct. 3-5th

Don’t miss the Library 2.0 Virtual Conference this Wed.-Fri., Oct. 3rd-5th. Speakers from various countries will be sharing their ideas, lesson plans, and expertise.

My presentation, Research on the Go! Preparing Libraries to be Mobile Friendly, is on Wed., Oct. 3rd, at 1pmNYC/6pmUK. Find the webinar link and the full schedule here, http://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule.

VITAL Free Edtech Webinars

Vital is free professional development offered by the Open University and offers free monthly webinars on various educational technology topics each month. For October they will cover video conferencing and e-safety. Find more info here, http://www.vital.ac.uk/events?tid=18 and free resources here, http://www.vital.ac.uk

University of the Philippines Edtech Webinar Series

The online webinars are FREE and will run from September 26 to October 4, 2012. Topics include: TwittEd, Online Libraries, Educational Virtual Trips, Classroom Teaching via Role-Playing Games, Mobile Apps, Tech in Music, Pinterest, Tech in English, GMail Makeover, Open Source Software for Education, Google Apps, Presentation Software Alternatives, Tech in Language Education, Podcasts in Education, Online Dietary Tools, or simply, topics in the realm of Educational Technology. Find the times, room links, and more here http://bit.ly/educ190webinars11213a (EDUC190 WF1) and here http://bit.ly/educ190webinars21213a (EDUC190 WF2).

Find many more free online events in Shamblesguru’s regularly updated Ezine http://www.scoop.it/t/teacher-cpd-online

Challenge:
Attend one of these conferences, invite a colleague new to free online professional development, and write a reflection about the experience on your blog or on your social networks.

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