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Talking about rural ed tonight on TTT at 6pm PT/9pm ET at www.edtechtalk.com/ttt Join us!
 
Join +Karen Fasimpaur and me for another conversation about rural education on Wednesday, April 15 at 9PM ET/6PM PT. We invite you to watch the webcast and chat with us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt.

We will continue our conversation from two weeks ago: https://youtu.be/DIJAke5otbQ

Here are the questions we ended with on April 1 and that we start with this Wednesday evening:
--Is diversity an issue in your rural community and schools? How do you deal with that?
--What teacher retention issues you face? How does this differ in rural vs. urban? [also recruiting and prep]
--How do we attract new talent to rural areas?
--What does it mean for a teacher to have a "visceral idea" of what it means to live in a rural community?
--How are you countering moves toward consolidation?
--What policy angles can we push with our representatives?
--How do we prevent the "brain drain" of rural youth?
--teacher autonomy - How does a teacher work within the system and make more of a difference?
--What and how can rural communities teach urban communities and vice versa? 
--How do we promote self esteem (rural and urban)?
--How can place based education and argument encourage self awareness and self-esteem?

In addition, I wanted to invite you to join us in a conversation about this article and report: 

http://nowcomment.com/documents/33708

https://via.hypothes.is/static/ann/viewer/web/viewer.html?file=/h/id_/http://www.rociidaho.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ROCI_2015_RuralTech_Final.pdf

Karen Volke http://wmich.edu/english/directory/faculty/vocke.html and Josh Anderson, a graduate student from Western Michigan,  are planning to be with us, as is +TERRY ELLIOTT

These new voices will join many of the people who were with us in the first conversation, including +Be The Phenom, +Susan Martens and Thomas Pankiewicz, +Mary Lee Meyer, and +lynette herring-harris.

Please join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt this Wednesday, April 15 at 9PM Eastern/8PM Central/7PM Mountain/6PM Pacific. Watch the conversation, and join the chat.
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An announcement about the 2015 K12 Online theme, strands, and call for proposals is coming very soon!
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Good news, everyone. CLMOOC is happening again in the summer of 2015! Stay tuned for more info.
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Join TTT tonight at 6pm PT/9pm ET for a discussion about open practice
#openeducationwk
 
#openeducationwk - http://edtechtalk.com/ttt 3.11 9pmET/6pmPT @Seecantrill @wiobyrne @verenanz @onewheeljoe @rljessen @ak_leeg @MVLRI_MVU#NWP

+Karen Fasimpaur has organized a great group of educators to talk about #openeducationwk   http://www.openeducationweek.org/ Please join  +Christina Cantrill +Ian O'Byrne +Verena Roberts +Joe Dillon +Rhonda Jessen +Lee Graham Kathryn Kennedy of the +Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute on http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific.

Open Education Week is happening from March 9-13. This is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Participation in all events and use of all resources are free and open to everyone.

As part of this week, the New York City Writing Project will be hosting a special edition of Teachers Teaching Teachers on Wed., March 11 at 9:00 pm ET. Guests including Karen Fasimpaur, Christina Cantrill, Ian O'Byrne, Verena Roberts, Rhonda Jenssen, Joe Dillon, and others will be discussion what constitutes open learning practices.

We’ll discuss aspects such as learner choice and flexibility, collaboration, sharing, transparency, open access, and more. We hope you’ll join us and weigh in on what open learning includes, what the benefits are, and how we can encourage more of it.

A complete calendar of events for Open Education Week is available here: http://www.openeducationweek.org/event/ We hope you’ll celebrate openness in education with us!
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Antero Garcia, Chad Sansing, Erik Martin, and Rafranz Davis on Gaming and Learning and Raising Student Voices on TTT - Wed. 3.4
What would happen if these four people were in your living room? What stories about their teaching and learning through games would you want them to tell? Join us on Teachers Teaching Teachers to find out. Bring your questions. We'll provide a link for you ...
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Tonight on TTT... Using Genius.com
 
Join us for a conversation about using Genius.com in our classrooms on TTT - Wed. 2.18 at 9pm ET/6pm PT
Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will be talking about some of the new features on Genius on  http://edtechtalk.com/ttt  with teachers who have recently jumped in and teachers who are just learning about Genius.com We would love to have you join us on Teachers Teach...
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VoiceThread tonight on TTT...
 
VoiceThread with Steve Muth, George Hines and Gail Desler on TTT - Wed. 2.4 at 9PM ET/6PM PT
I use @voicethread w/stnts  youthvoices.net/blackboy  How do u? Join Steve Muth @George_Haines  edtechtalk.com/ttt  Wed 2.4 9PM ET/6PM PT  #NWP Revisit VoiceThread  http://voicethread.com/  nearly 10 years after it was founded by Steve Muth and Ben Papell. ...
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NEWS FLASH - The 2015 K12 Online Conference theme is "Virtually Unstoppable," and this year's themes are:

- Maker Ed
- Stories of Connection
- Overcoming Obstacles
- Beyond the Core: Arts and More

The Call for Proposals is up, and we hope you'll consider submitting a proposal!
http://k12onlineconference.org/2015/04/13/call-for-proposals-2015/
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Monika Hardy and Redefining School on Teachers Teaching Teachers - Wed. 3.18
Catch up w/@monk51295 Wed 3.18  edtechtalk.com/ttt   9pmET/6pmPT pointing 2  redefineschool.com  w/@ellication @kfasimpaur @csloan#NWP We invite you to join an open-ended conversation, beginning with + monika hardy : What has she been reading, talking about...
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More on #open pedagogy.

See also http://www.k12opened.com/blog/archives/1736 and chime in with your thoughts.)

+Verena Roberts +Ian O'Byrne +Joe Dillon 
 
Eight Qualities of Open Pedagogy | NextThought

+Laura Gibbs, +Stacy Zemke and I met last week to brainstorm about OER and open pedagogy. One of the takeaways from that conversation was a list of qualities that we associate with open pedagogy. What qualities would you add to our list? What does open pedagogy mean for you and your teaching?

#oer  #openpedagogy
Open pedagogy is about empowering students and expanding their potential for learning. In this post we share a list of draft qualities for open pedagogy and discuss the implications for learning design.
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I think we need another one - you can't have anything without Access - so open = access. 
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edtechtalk.com/ttt  2nite 9pmET/6pmPT educators frm 10 states discuss how  #BlackLivesMatter  #fergusonsyllabus  works in their teaching  #NWP @digiliterati @onewheeljoe @InstructorDD @MsBisOnline @ellication @justmaybechris edtechtalk.com/ttt  2.11 9ET/6PT  ...
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My name is Karen. I am a writer (and NaNo enthusiast), educator, open ed evangelist, and carpenter.

I have a keen interest in the area of open educational resources, particularly in elementary and secondary education (K-12).

Currently, I run a small educational technology company that works with mobile technology integration in schools. I also run the K12 Open Ed web site and am co-founder of the Kids Open Dictioanry. I have worked in education, including software and textbook publishing, for over 15 years. I have also lived overseas in Africa.

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What a delightful surprise to find this restaurant in the old Wimpy's building in downtown Dayton. The food was local and delicious, a carefully designed menu of excellence! BYOB. And the restaurant is very small, so make sure to make reservations in advance. We hope they open a bigger 2nd location soon!
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I've been coming to the Winds for over 20 years, since it was in the old location, and it has been excellent throughout. Now that I live out of town, I always try to take time to go to the Winds when I'm in town. The food is healthy, local, and most importantly, delicious. If you're in town, definitely make a trip to the Winds for a dinner to remember.
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We were recently driving through Tennessee and were happy to find this restaurant. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. This was a great find in an otherwise boring bunch of chain restaurants in town.
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We love Galiano's. Great smoothies, food, and coffee -- and a comfortable space to just hang out. This is just what Douglas needed!
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Great place to stay. Super friendly owner, and the breakfasts were amazing!! Highly recommended.
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