Walnut Creek, Calif., Nov. 7, 2014 -- The eLearning Strategies Symposium (ESS) is still accepting registrations for both individuals and district teams for its third annual event to be held on December 11-13 at the San Mateo Marriott. ESS is a joint partnership of CUE and the Stanislaus County Office of Education. Each year, the symposium brings together K-12 teachers and administrators, policymakers, and industry leaders to discuss and debate eLearning’s progress, direction, curriculum, policy, teaching and learning strategies, and professional development.
In addition to the exceptional lineup of concurrent sessions and paid workshops, the symposium features two amazing keynote speakers. YouTube sensation Amy Burvall will keynote Friday, December 12 at 11:30 am. A Humanities teacher for more than 20 years, previously a teacher at Le Jardin Academy International Baccalaureate (IB) "world school", she has recently embarked on a new adventure with John Kao’s EdgeMakers as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Her work in the History for Music Lovers YouTube channel (aka “Historyteachers”), which features history-based parody music videos with more than 10 million views, has appeared in Wired magazine, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Honolulu Magazine, CBC, NPR, as well as on international blogs and media.
In addition, Ramsey Musallam, the flipped learning guru, provides the closing keynote on Saturday, December 13 at 11:30 am. Ramsey, a TED Talk alumnus, is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco and serves as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. He is the host of the Infinite Thinking Machine, an Internet TV show dedicated to sharing innovative ideas for teachers and students. Ramsey’s TED Talk “3 Rules to Spark Learning” is widely popular with classroom teachers and was the lead talk on TED’s first-ever PBS TV premiere, “TED Talks Education.”
Registration includes Friday and Saturday sessions and a keynote/lunch on Friday and the closing keynote on Saturday. Groups of two or more who are from the same school, district, or organization may register for a reduced rate. San Mateo Marriott rooms for the symposium are just $139 per night.
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