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I hope you all have heard about the 2010 Reform Symposium. If not, do not miss the unique opportunity to take part in.
Funnilly enough, the idea of creating this free e-conference for educators started online. Obviously on Twiter. A group of experts on the subject discussed it on the Trend Topic #edchat. These people do not know the power of what they have done for educators worldwide. My great thanks to them:
You guys are the best!
The conference will take place this weekend. Starting on FRIDAY the 30th of July at 9:ooam – Brasilia time (2:00pm LA time) and ends on SUNDAY the 1st of August at 9:30am (2:3opm LA time). The entire conference will take place online in Elluminate web rooms and will feature 20 presentations (30 minutes), 14 keynotes (1 hour), and 1 panel discussion (1 hour) on the this year’s theme, Innovative Practices in Education.
The focus of the presentations is, Thank God, the use of technology in class and its issues, advantages and disadvantages . All you need to do is register in the website Reform Symposium, ah… it’s totally free-of-charge! Great, isn’t it? While either on Winter or Summer holidays I believe is a must to attend it.
I have recently been to a great conference: ABCI – Associação Brasileira de Culturas Inglesas (Brazilian Association of Culturas Inglesas * Cultura Inglesa is the top English Course in Brazil) and I spent some money. Well worth it, though. But what if I did not have the cash? At the Reform Symposium you don’t have to worry about it. It’s totally free and the offer of 48hs almost continuos you will have the opportunity to sit in your fave chair, wear your most comfy clothes, drink your coffee anytime and fit the presentations that appeal to you in your schedule.
The line-up of presenters is comparable to any big live conference. These include Steve Hargadon, Sue Waters, Angela Maiers, Richard Byrne, George Couros,Shelly Blake-Plock, Terry Freedman, Steven Anderson, Tom Whitby, Jo Hart, Phil Hart,John C. Carver, Patrick Larkin, Paula White, Monika Hardy and her students, Russ Goerend, Nate Kogan, Lisa Dabbs, and Janet Avery. It’s indeed a global conference gathering people form the US, the UK, Canada, Australia e various countries.
Presentations will deliver topics about abolishing grades, Skyping with classes, Twittering with your k12 classes, integrating games in your math classes just to name a few. Check the complete programme online.
Least but not last, you can win prizes! By registering online you may get:
- Edublogs will give away 10 free 12 months Edublogs Pro subscriptions. Features include: 10gb storage, no ads, privacy options, premium themes, and much more!
- SimpleK12 will give away ten free memberships to the EdTech UNconference, each valued at $200.
- ToonDoo will give away five $100 coupons which can be used to setup licensed ToonDooSpaces. They are private, walled social networks where students and educators can create and share comic strips within their schools or classrooms.
- Microsoft Education will give away a brand new Xbox 360 to one of the participants who participates in the most Reform Symposium sessions. Those who attend and participate in the most sessions will have their names placed in a drawing.
The biggest of the prizes is surely the growth of your PLN. At the conference you’ll be connected with educators presenting and attending the Symposium. All of them will be willing to chat throughout the weekend, exchanging ideas and news.
For this, the Reform Symposium will be granting Continuing Education Credit (CEU) for FREE!
Getting CEU or professional development credits for your certification can be time consuming and expensive! By attending this virtual e-conference and filling out these forms you may be able to save yourself time and money. Plus, you will be able to choose which presentations you want to attend at a time that is convenient for you.
See you online, then!