Global Gatherings, Wonderful Worlds and Webinars

SerendipEd will be back in 2011 with an Edublogs “Serendipity” session on Thursday Jan 6that 23:00 GMT/UTC (6pm USA EST, Midnight BST) or Friday Jan 7th at 1am CEST, 7am West Aus, 10am NSW, depending on your time zone – in the usual Elluminate room. This is one of the fortnightly unconference sessions where you bring along your “hot topics” and “burning issues” for the poll on the topic of the day. If you want to propose a topic in advance then visit the Serendipity Wallwisher at
For full details visit Jo Hart’s blog at

#gtchat recommences after the Christmas/New year break this week. For Melbourne and Sydney chatters the times are 4.00am and 11.00am Saturday.
For full details see Deborah Mersino’s Ingeniosus website
Transcripts of past #gtchat sessions can be read at #gtstoogies will again hold  creative virtual feasts with general chatter and much laughter after #gtchat

This worldwide education conference will take place on January 8 (and 9th depending on your location), 2011.  The conference is free to attend from the comfort of your home or anywhere you have Internet access!  The Reform Symposium offers the opportunity to connect and learn with educators and professionals in the field of education worldwide. Over 2,400 educators from 59 countries attended the last conference in July 2010.
I enjoyed attending last year – This year the conference will focus on interactive presentations that help teachers with creating engaging classrooms and lessons, building relationships with students, improving literacy, working with interactive whiteboards, and much more!  We look forward to 2 keynote speakers, 18 presentations, an open discussion on classroom management, a panel discussion on parental engagement, a mentor program, and an open lab for hands-on support in helping you continue your professional development in online educator communities.
For full details see

Next Global virtual meeting in secondlife will be held on Saturday January 29, 2011 at 9pm CEST, 8pm UK.
Invited speakers are Dr. Deborah Ruf from USA, Mary St George from New Zealand.
Here is some information on how to join:
1. Create an avatar in secondlife

2. Send your avatar’s name to

3. To participate in this meeting you need a headset.

4. The meeting will take place in


You can view the 3rd Global Virtual Meeting in Gifted Education in Secondlife with!

Invited speaker: Dr. Monita Leavitt from USA.

For further information contact
Roya Klingner
Leiterin des Begabungszentrums Bayern
Specialist in Gifted Education

One thought on “Global Gatherings, Wonderful Worlds and Webinars

  1. Very nice summary, Jo! I can’t wait to get started on this new year! We have the opportunity to make big changes and rock the education world! Let’s do it!

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