Webinar: Imagining Future Friendly Schools — Technology, Global Citizenship and Student Voice

On April 10 at 8 p.m. EDT, Michael Furdyk will share his decade-long journey with TakingITGlobal (TIG) and how he created an online network engaging millions of students in taking action on the world’s greatest challenges. TIG has engaged more than 40 million young people in 13 languages in informal learning, and it has a growing community of more than 4,000 schools in 140 countries taking their classrooms global. Michael will tell stories of educators collaborating to engage their students in challenge-based learning, as he explores what it means to be a Future Friendly School in this complex, rapidly changing world.

Join us for this free webinar.

Can’t make it to the webinar or have follow up discussion questions? Participate in the follow up #isedchat on Twitter at 9 p.m. EDT.

MakerEd Teachers – Share With Us @ ISTE 2014

This was originally posted by Vinnie Vrotny, President-Elect of SIGIS over on his blog.

2014-03-21_12-06-05At the upcoming 2014 ISTE Conference in Atlanta, the Independent School Special Interest Group (SIG-IS) is organizing one of the many playgrounds that will be at the conference.

Our playground, Maker Playground and Agile Learning Spaces will be held on the last day of the conference, Tuesday, July 1st from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  This playground will be set up to:

To provide a hands-on, interactive maker’s environment for attendees to explore
To create a prototype agile learning space that demonstrates “new” classroom ideas
To demonstrate some of the new digital fabrication tools in used in schools to fuel innovation
To provide a framework on how to create or expand your own maker spaces
To provide curricular connections in all curricular areas: Arts, STEM, Humanities, and Languages

We are looking for teachers who are attending ISTE and who will be willing to share their expertise and volunteer time to present in our playground. We will have stations to share a la a poster session, tables for low-tech creating and making, and two small theater areas for group demonstrations.

If you are interested in participating or know someone who will be at the conference and would be perfect for us, please fill out the following form - http://goo.gl/Epi7km

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta.