Professional Development for Educators: This Week at Tapped In (July 6-12)
Tapped In Festival 2008 is setting up the tents! The theme is "Beyond
Conflict: Building Peaceful Communities." The Tapped In Festival takes
place online within the Tapped In community. If you are not familiar with
Tapped In, go to www.tappedin.org and log in with a free membership.
Participate in a Tips and Tricks tour of the main features or watch the
calendar for pre-Festival tours.
This year's Festival, Tapped In's 9th, will be split into two days instead
of being scheduled for 12 consecutive hours. The Festival will take place
on July 23 (2pm-8pm PDT) and July 24 (8am-2pm PDT). Keynote speaker will
be Anna Martin, guiding force for the Blanket the World with Peace Project
(which was developed in Tapped In http://www.cedarnet.org/emig/peace/
and leader in the arts education community.
Some of the events for this year's festival include a project planning
meeting for Art Trading Cards with a cultural motif; Global eCitizens; PBS
Teachers: Vote 2008, Global Projects to Help Those in Need, and more!
Certificates of Participation will again be offered to those who fill out
the required number of Festival participation forms. Keep posted for
updates and a flyer that can be distributed to friends and colleagues.
* Webheads in Action - TESOL/ESL/EFL/ELL community discussion for language
* Arts and Literacy - Join this discussion to learn how you can use the
arts as a path to literacy in your classroom.
* C3 - Join Davina Pruitt Mentle for Cyberethics, Cybersafety and
Cybersecurity sessions that help inform the educational community about
the ethical, legal, safety, and security implications of technology use.
The June discussion title is Cybersecurity: The Forgotten Element: Part
*SPECIAL! A New Model of Science Curricula and Instruction - Why do
middle school students still lack science conceptual understanding and
scientific habits of mind despite our best efforts? Join us to investigate
a new model of science curricula and instruction that includes 1) core
concepts; 2) learning progressions; and 3) the four strands of science
proficiency. We'll also examine resources that support this new model.
This is a follow-up to an online webinar that was sponsored by the
National Middle School Association.
* K-3+ Resources - Join Sue Roseman for the popular K-3+ Resources
discussion. The topic for July is.
* NEW! Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
7pm EDT/4pm PDT/23:00 GMT//7pm EST/4pm PST/24:00 GMT
In this NEW monthly event, Jessica Fries-Gaither and Kimberly Lightle host
a discussion about the challenges of teaching science and integrating
science and literacy instruction in elementary grades. The session (and
the cyberzine) is intended for K-5 educators.
* The Art of Storytelling - Contribute your stories and share what you and
others are doing with the storytelling medium in the classroom.
* Religious Educators discussion with John Greenamyre
* K-12 Campus Tour and Classroom Support - Learn more about the K-12
Student Campus and Special Interest Groups during this tour with Jeff
* Pre-Festival TIPS AND TRICKS sessions are offered throughout the week to
help both new and experienced Tapped In users get the most from the
If you don't see an event that interests you, or have a suggestion for
future discussions, send us an email and let us know! Comments are always
View the Tapped In calendar of ASO events at:
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calendar event, you can read the complete description of that event.
Please note that occasionally an event description will have information
to be read or instructions to be followed prior to the discussion. You can
set the calendar to your time zone to see events in your times.
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