Virtual School Meanderings

October 5, 2020

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit Has Started!

This conference actually started last week (and I have posted about it a couple of times this past week).  But with the beginning of a new week, I wanted to highlight the conference today.

Today is the first day in a daily, two-month free online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning. Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. 

Sign up now:
We currently have 75 speakers presenting original material, with and an additional 50 “classic” pre-recorded talks. And we have more coming in each day (and that could include you!).

We have asked our speakers to answer this question in their presentations: “What do you know about learning that could dramatically help or change the lives of students, parents, teachers, librarians, or others at this moment?”

This free event is for everyone interested in helping students to learn, because we’re having what may be one of the most important conversations about learning in the history of the world. Understanding when, where, and how learning takes place has never been more important.

Please spread the word and tell people about the Summit
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOPICS WE ARE WORKING TO COVER IN THE SUMMIT TALKS, INTERVIEWS, AND OPEN-CHAT TIMES: ADHD and Learning ∙ Alternative Education ∙ Balancing Home and School ∙ Blended Learning ∙ Brain-based Learning ∙ Classroom 2.0 ∙ College Admissions ∙ Connections ∙ Creativity ∙ Defining Success ∙ Digital Citizenship ∙ Educational Technology ∙ Elementary Years ∙ Engagement ∙ ESL ∙ Family & Parenting ∙ Future of Eduction ∙ Games ∙ Gap Years & Family Sabbaticals ∙ Global Collaborations ∙ Grades and the Game of School ∙ Hacking Your Education ∙ High School ∙ Higher Education ∙ Homeschooling ∙ Homework ∙ Hope and Healing ∙ Innovation ∙ Learning ∙ Learning Coaching and Mentoring ∙ Learning Cultures ∙ Libraries and Librarians ∙ Managing Stress ∙ Math Education ∙ Microschools ∙ Mindful Teaching and Learning ∙ Lifelong Learning ∙ Music Education ∙ Online Learning ∙ Open Source and OER ∙ Pandemic Pods ∙ Play ∙ Positive Education ∙ Practical Student Tools (Email / Calendars / Organizers) ∙ Reading ∙ Reinventing School ∙ Remote Teaching and Learning ∙ Self-Directed Learning ∙ Sleep and Rest ∙ Social and Emotional Learning ∙ Special Needs ∙ Strengths-based Education ∙ Stress ∙ Student 2.0 ∙ Student Entrepreneurship ∙ Teacher 2.0 ∙ Teaching ∙ Teaching Online ∙ Temperament and Learning Styles ∙ Testing and Assessment ∙ Unschooling ∙ Virtual Schooling ∙ Work ∙ World Schooling


See you “online!”


Steve Hargadon

October 1, 2020

LIVE Sessions: Submit by Oct. 9 and Join In!

Another conference that may be of interest to some who follow this space.  Note the deadline for the call for proposals is next week.

LIVE Online Sessions
November 3-5, 2020
Final Call for Proposals: October 9, 2020
Submit a Proposal
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Innovate Learning Summit is designed to connect innovators, educators, and researchers through LIVE online sessions, Keynotes, workshops, and social hangouts. LIVE presentations allow maximum interaction and collaboration and create an engaging and energetic conference atmosphere, accessible from wherever you are!

Our proprietary online conference platform at has helped us host conferences for nearly a decade. Some of the key features of this exclusive online conference system include:

  • Personalized schedule planners
  • Secure LIVE meeting rooms access
  • Easy-to-use navigation and interaction
  • Virtual presentation interface
  • Search features to locate sessions & topics
  • Attendee connection via Messages
  • Social web feeds & online Discussions
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425+ sessions propel your online learning at OLC Accelerate + Velocity 2020

This conference may be of interest to some readers.

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Register for OLC Accelerate + Velocity 2020 today, preview of keynote speaker, program guide, Exposition Foundry and more. .
OLC Accelerate 2020 - Accelerating Online Education Worldwide

OLC Accelerate November 9-18, 2020
OLC Velocity November 18-20, 2020

Dear %%first_name%%,

It is a pivotal moment in online learning and a year unlike any other. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to attend OLC’s Accelerate + Velocity 2020, collectively one of the largest and most impactful gatherings of the online learning community.

Thank you to our sponsors.
More than 425 sessions have been announced and highlights include:
Flower Darby - Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Flower Darby celebrates and promotes excellent teaching for the sake of our students and their learning as Director of Teaching for Student Success at Northern Arizona University.

Exposition Foundry

Exposition Foundry

An informal collaborative space that brings our community together to design and implement change work around online, blended and digital learning.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference Workshops

Hands-on instruction around A/R and V/R in education, humanizing online learning, learning engineering in academic and workplace settings to extend data enable decision-making, UDL and best practices in online pedagogy, and our IELOL Master Class.

Lightening Talks

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks, informal networking, and sessions on topics such as competency-based education, instructional design, servant leadership and crisis management, temperament-inclusive pedagogy, and quality assessment.



Immersive day-long convenings featuring critical topics and provocations from thought leaders in our field: Instructional Design, Research and Leadership.

Start customizing your agenda using our full program guide here.
On-demand access of all recorded virtual sessions is provided to onsite and virtual attendees for one (1) year post-conference.
Discounts are available for OLC members and for groups of three or more. Considering registration for all sessions is about the cost of one typical workshop outside of the conference; it’s an incredible value.

Registration or program questions? Contact the OLC Conference Team

Does your institution already have an unlimited pass? to find out. Campuswide passes are available, providing unlimited access to virtual sessions and recordings.

Calling for Speakers for OLC Innovate + Velocity 2021

OLC and MERLOT want you to share your experience with thousands in our community at OLC Innovate + Velocity 2021. Get recognized for your leadership in online learning. Deadline for proposals extended to 10/7.

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Your Daily Summit Digest

As these are quite likely relevant to readers of this space, I’ll try and squeeze these in each morning.

Hi there,

While the Emergency Home Learning Summit is running, we’ll send you a quick email each day to remind you of any talks for that day.

If you’d rather not receive these daily emails, just press the unsubscribe link at the bottom of this email.

Yesterday’s most voted for talks

Here are the top talks from yesterday, as voted for by the public. We hope this helps unearth some value for you.

Steve Hargadon

Founder, Learning Revolution


Angela Maiers

Author, entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, and educator


September 26, 2020

2 Weeks Left! Proposals Due October 9

This call for conference proposal is slowly coming up.

LIVE Online Sessions
November 3-5, 2020
Final Call for Proposals:
October 9, 2020
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Innovate Learning Summit provides a unique forum for education and training professionals to discuss the latest research, development, applications, issues, and strategies, to explore new technologies, and to identify solutions for today’s challenges related to online learning.
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We invite everyone with an interest in EdTech and innovation to be a part of Innovate Learning Summit! Our audience spans a wide variety of backgrounds and professions and we would love to add your area of expertise to our growing community of innovators.

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