Working in the Global Classroom @ #RSCON4 (Oct 12)

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If there are any other #globalclassroom teachers presenting at this conference, please get in touch – we would love to help promote your sessions.

Reform Symposium

Next weekend will be a special moment on my teaching journey, when I present at the Reform Symposium eConference, the online conference which kick-started my global journey over two and a half years ago.

In 2011, I was a troubled first year relief (substitute) teacher who’d been going through all kinds of first-year hell, just starting to explore the potential of online connections as a professional learning resource. I was experimenting with Twitter, building this blog, and writing about Personal Learning Networks. With the quiet assistance of my dear friend @clivesir, I found myself sharing my learning and experiences at a global conference for the very first time …

2013 Reform Symposium E-Conference (RSCON)

Now, I’m returning to where it all began, presenting “Working in the Global Classroom – A Teacher’s Journey“, on Saturday Oct 1 (13:00 GMT) at #RSCON4. This is on the weekend in the Americas and Europe, so I hope you’ll drop in and say hi 🙂

You can find out the exact time, and details on the other (amazing) #RSCON4 sessions, using the official schedule here.

Reform Symposium eConference #4 – October 2013

Teachers now have access to free quality professional development via current online technologies. Experience this live with thousands of educators from around the globe by attending the 4th annual Reform Symposium Online Conference, RSCON, which takes place October 11th to 13th in conjunction with Connected Educator Month. Attend this free online conference from anywhere that has Internet access.

View the schedule online here.

Look forward to being inspired by the following:

  • Plenaries- Sugata Mitra, 2013 Ted prize winner and instigator of the Hole-in-the Wall experiment and Salome Thomas-EL, Principal EL of the Dr. Oz Show.

  • Steve Bingham, electric violinist, and Laura Oldham, the Book Supplier, will play live.

  • 3 Panel discussions featuring Dr. Alec Couros, Ozge Karaoglu, Nicholas Provenzano, Jackie Gerstein, Steven Anderson, Silvia Tolisano, Joe Dale, Tom Whitby, Pam Moran, Lisa Dabbs, Erin Klein, and Tom Murray.

  • 100+ sessions. Topics include genius hour, the flipped classroom, global projects, mobile learning, game based learning, web 2.0 tools, integrating iPads, e-portfolios, and more. The activities meet Common Core objectives and cover all subjects and age groups.

  • Nominate an educator to receive an EdInspire Award. Takes 5 minutes.

  • Keynotes include Angela Maiers (US), Mark Moran (US), Steve Wheeler (UK), Chuck Sandy (Japan), Rafael Parente (Brazil), John Spencer (US), Chris Lehmann (US), Sue Waters (Australia), Jose Vilson (US), Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto (Japan), Mark Barnes (US), Josh Stumpenhorst (US), Nicky Hockly (Sp), German Doin (Argentina), and 13 year-old humanitarian Mallory Fundora (founder of Project Yesu)

Connect with over 10,000 educators from 100+ countries and receive conference updates via the community, Twitter (@RSCON4), Facebook, or Pinterest.


4 thoughts on “Working in the Global Classroom @ #RSCON4 (Oct 12)

  1. Hi Michael, I will also be presenting at this conference on the topic of “The Changing Space of Learning” which although not strictly focused on global education does include many examples of global connections and collaboration. I am hoping that the time that I booked is 12 noon Sunday Melbourne Australia time (remembering that I will be on daylight saving then) but when it went to my google calendar it gave me a really different day and time! Your session sounds great. All the best with this as I may not be able to attend. Out school celebrates its 50th year on that day so I will be at school all day and for the evening.

  2. Hi Michael,

    I am presenting at RSCON4 also. I will be doing two sessions. On Saturday, October 12 at 3:00 pm CDT I’m presenting “Mystery Location Calls via Skype or Google Hangouts” and on Sunday, October 13 at 3:00 pm CDT I’m presenting “10 Sites I Can’t Live Without in My Innovative Math Class”.

    I remember attending my first RSCON and was blown away by all that I learned that weekend. I presented for RSCON3 and am honored to have been invited back to present again this year for RSCON4. I look forward to all the is being offered and don’t plan a getting much sleep next weekend. I hope I’ll be attending your session live, but am so glad that all of the sessions will be recorded and archived. “See” you then.

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