Get Elluminated: Free Weekly Webinars to Expand Your Knowledge
I have posted from time to time on assorted shows hosted by the amazing Steve Hargadon at The Future of Learning, but if you have not sampled this free, easy to use, and thought-provoking learning tool, there is no time like the present to see why these sessions regularly boast 100-200 participants per session for anytime, anywhere learning!
Just last Thursday, I sat in on an incredible session with Clay Shirky who discussed, among other topics, the concept of a participation gap in today’s society with social media and social networking. This idea obviously has implications for our practice as school librarians. This experience I had is just a sampling of the learning and “idea sparking” that I get regularly from these free sessions. If you can’t make a live session, you can always go and watch the archived session of your choice!
In looking at the upcoming menu of guest speakers for the next 6 weeks, I don’t know of any other FREE place or medium you can listen to and interact with world-class and internationally respected speakers/authors who are so well-known for their innovative thinking. I’d also encourage you to browse the archived sessions as well–the lineup and discussions from 2010 and late fall 2009 have been quite remarkable!
Classroom 2.0 LIVE! is another series I also recommend—this is a weekly webinar held on Saturdays, and like The Future of Learning series, you can attend for free either live or access the recorded archives. Hosted by the delightful and always helpful Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini, Peggy George, these shows appeal to a diverse mix of educators, including school librarians! Like Future of Education, the sessions boast a large and global audience. I have attended several sessions from Classroom 2.0 LIVE and highly recommend this as a fun and free learning tool.
If you attend any of these sessions (live or the archived edition) and would like to write a guest blog post about the session, please feel free to contact me at buffy.hamilton at cherokee.k12.ga.us.
Buffy Hamilton, Ed.S.
Creekview High School
Posted on February 22, 2010, in Professional Development and tagged Classroom 2.0 Live, elluminate, free, fun, learning, Professional Development, The Future of Learning, webinars. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.