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Professional Development for Educators: This Week at Tapped In (July 6-12)

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  • BJ Berquist
    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:
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 2, 2008
      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
      III. http://www.edtechpolicy.org/C3Institute/

      *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:
      http://tappedin.org/tappedin/do/CalendarAction By clicking on the
      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.

      RSS Feed for Tapped In calendar:
      Respectfully submitted,
      BJ Berquist
      Associate Educator, TAPPED IN
    • Judy Graves
      Hello, This is an example of the monthly programs we offer via webconference. All programs draw from the rich online materials of the Library of Congress and
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 8, 2008
        This is an example of the monthly programs we offer via webconference. All programs draw from the rich online materials of the Library of Congress and offer all participants an opportunity to interact with the content and with Library staff. They are free and open to all with an interest in the topic.

        If anyone from this group chooses to attend one of these, their feedback would be most welcome (offlist, please). We are striving to develop topics and programs that will be of benefit to audiences with an interest in literacy and learning.
        Judith Graves
        Digital Projects Coordinator

        Declaring Independence: Beyond the Fourth of July

        Everybody knows we celebrate the 4th of July because that's the day we declared independence. But there's more to the Declaration of Independence story than just one day or even just one document. Join Library of Congress librarians who will show the Declaration of Independence as it evolved from an idea to an event, looking, with participants, at a variety of drafts and editions of the Declaration and related documents.

        When: Wednesday, July 9, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time

        NOTE: Allow yourself time to download the small software plugin needed to participate in the conference. Depending on your network security requirements, you may need assistance from your local technical support group to download and install the plugin. Actual installation should be very quick, depending on your computer and connectivity. All that is needed is a computer with an Internet connection, sound card, and speakers. A microphone will enable you to speak to the group.

        To attend, go to OPAL at http://www.opal-online.org/. From the Quick Links column on the left, choose Auditorium.

        1. Click the "Download Here" gray button in the light blue rectangle in the center of the screen.
        2. Follow the directions to download and install the plugin.
        3. Click the link in the orange rectangle to enter the room.
        4. A gray box will appear with text asking permission to launch an external application, web conference plugin. When the grayed out text "Launch application" becomes black, click the Launch application button.
        5. Type your name (no password is required) and click "Log on" to enter the online conference.

        To learn more about programs sponsored by the Digital Reference Section, see Virtual Programs & Services - http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/.

        For Library of Congress resources on the Declaration of Independence, see http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/DeclarInd.html.

        To view Creating the United States, a new exhibition at the Library of Congress, see http://myloc.gov/exhibitions/creatingtheus/Pages/default.aspx.

        To learn more about Library of Congress resources, see http://www.loc.gov/.

        Judith K. Graves
        Digital Projects Coordinator
        Library of Congress
        101 Independence Ave, SE
        Washington, DC 20540-4604

        Email: jgrav [at] loc [dot] gov
        (v)202/707-2562; [f]202/252-3116
        Virtual Programs & Services: http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/
        Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/
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