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Welcome to the Learning Revolution.

The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend.

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping when, where, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. As the boundaries of these learning worlds increasingly overlap, we believe these conversations will be critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place.

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Free and Partner Events Calendar

Events in this calendar are shown in Eastern Time (US). A full list of the partner organizations sharing their events in this calendar is HERE.

Weekly Updates

  • We Know You Want to Take All of Next Week Off...!. But you don't have to, since the Global Education Conference is a virtual conference, so you can check out the full schedule in your own time zone, pick the sessions you want to attend, and come and join us as much as you can. Just imagine, from the comfort of your chair (and even in your pajamas!) you can actually attend the 30+ keynote sessions and many of the over 250 total sessions at our 5-day, around-the-clock, Global Education party, starting this coming Monday. This is our FIFTH anniversary year for the conference, and Lucy Gray, my co-chair, has done a PHENOMENAL job lining up great speakers (see below)--HUGE kudos to Lucy, to our devoted volunteer crew, and to all of the presenters from around the world contributing this year! We really do hope you'll join in the fun.
  • Our GlobalEdCon Keynotes. We're really excited to have this talented group of speakers participate at our fifth annual Global Education Conference. This year, we'll feature Mayus Chavez of the Jules Verne School in Mexico, Lillian Chu Hsiung, Global Issues Club Leader at Dwight School, Vicky Colbert of Escuela Nueva, Rana Dajani of Taghyeer, Liz Dawes Duraisingh, Principal Investigator with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gavin Dykes, Director of Education Fast Forward, John Farrelly, Superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools, Emily Havens of OpenIDEO, Julie Keane of VIF International Education, Kern Kelley, Educational Technologist in central Maine, Jennifer D. Klein of World Leadership School, Maureen McLaughlin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education, John Mergendoller of the Buck Institute for Education, Tonya Muro, AFS-USA’s Director of School Outreach and Educational Partnerships, Omashani Naidoo of SchoolNet South Africa, Alaine Newland of OpenIDEO, Toni Olivieri-Barton, IB Coordinator & Teacher Librarian at Woodmen-Roberts Elementary School, Lisa Parisi, elementary teacher at Herricks UFSD, Leslie Paynter, Principal at Voyager Academy Elementary, Rohit K. Pothukuchi, Founder of Verdentum, Thomas Röhlinger of Radijojo World Childrens Radio & Media Network, Donna Román, EdTech Instructional Specialist for Chicago Public Schools, Emily Roth, ES Technology Integration Specialist at the International School of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Paul Salopek, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at National Geographic, George Saltsman, Professor at Lamar University, Kathleen Schwille of National Geographic Education, Amy Shaffer of Kidnected World, Homa Tavangar author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World, Robyn Thiessen, educator in Surrey, B.C., Canada, Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at USAID, Jennifer Vollmann of New Global Citizens, Rebecca Winthrop of the Brookings Institution, and Jim Wynn of Imagine Education and Education Fast Forward. See the Conference Schedule and mark your calendars for presentations by this great group of presenters.
  • WE STILL NEED GLOBAL ED VOLUNTEERS!. If you're still looking for a way to get involved in this year's conference, we could use your help as a volunteer! Join the Volunteers Group for details.
  • Announcing the 2015 Student Technology Conference. We are excited to announce the 2015 Student Technology Conference, a student-directed global conversation about technology in education. This open, online event will be held on Saturday, January 31st, 2015, and will feature keynote speakers and crowdsourced presentations by students. The 2015 Student Technology Conference provides an international forum for the presentation, discussion and sharing of educational technology in schools and other academic settings. This conference, by students and for all, is committed to fostering a better understanding of how students use technology in education and to engage students, teachers and administrators in a conversation about technology, assisting teachers and administrators in understanding how students use technology both in and out of the classroom, and strengthening the relationship between students, teachers and administrators about technology in the curriculum. The Call for Proposals will open November 15th, and we will begin accepting presentations as early as December 1st. This year's strands include Making, Design and Innovation, Student Technology Clubs, Technology in Schools – Projects and Collaborations, Educational Technology Tools, Students and Social Media, and Entrepreneurship. See a detailed description of the conference strands here. We're thrilled to be working with a great team of student organizers, and look forward to hosting this student-directed conference in January. Learn more at http://studenttechnologyconference.com/.

Previous weeks' updates can be found in our archive here.

This Week's Featured Recordings

Peter Morville from Library 2.014 - on "The Architecture of Understanding"


Sherry Gick & Matthew Winner from Library 2.014: Connected Librarian Day - on "When Sherry Met Matthew"


Jia Yang from Library 2.014 - on "Exploring the Use of Information Visualization for Library"


For a complete list of Featured Videos, see the archive.


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One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.
- Sophocles



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