November Learning NewsJanuary 2012
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Join Us in July at BLC12!
BLC11 Keynote Published: Rob Evans
Rebroadcast of Webinar with Dr. Eric Mazur
Mentoring Is the Answer
CNN Takes on "The Flip"
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Join Us in July at BLC12!


BLC12This year, we are especially proud to have Chris Anderson, curator of TED, as our opening keynote at BLC. Chris will introduce participants to an exciting initiative linking K-12 students to some of the top minds in the world. In addition, Dr. Eric Mazur will be back leading a pre-conference on "Teaching By Questioning," and Mitch Resnick invites you to spend an exciting day at the MIT Media Lab with Scratch and Crickets. Register early for the Media Lab pre-conferences. They sell out every year. 


Click here to learn more and register.

BLC11 Keynote Published: Rob Evans


We have launched our second BLC11 keynote video with Rob Evans, clinical and organizational psychologist and the Executive Director of the Human Relations Service in Wellesley, Massachusetts.


In this video Rob Evans explains that for transformation to take place, there must be a balance of enough anxiety to stimulate change without having so much that people shut down. 


As you watch the keynote, we encourage you to reflect on and respond to the following questions within the blog post.
  • What are your ideas on how to acheive this balance?
  • What do you do in your school to manage the overwhelming changes in technology?
Rebroadcast of Webinar with Dr. Eric Mazur


Eric Mazur - Keynote

On January 6th, we were honored to have Dr. Eric Mazur join us for a webinar covering peer learning and "The Flip." We had a great audience join us that came with fantastic questions. For those of you who were unable to join us, we invite you to watch the rebroadcast.

  • What was it in the conversation that stood out for you?
Mentoring Is the Answer

While having Alan or another member of the November Learning team can inspire your faculty to stretch the boundaries of learning, a long-term mentoring relationship can lead to sustained improvement:
  1. Learn how to most effectively align technology to the Core Curriculum standards.
  2. Teach students critical thinking skills.
  3. Help students create content that makes a contribution to others.
  4. Assist teachers and school leaders in managing their own professional growth.
  5. Evaluate the impact of technology on learning.
We guide teachers in developing custom designed lessons and activities that meet their comfort level with technology that directly aligns with your core curriculum goals. The process also includes online support as teachers can contact us for immediate feedback.

Activities are done in concert with the leadership team's goals for the
school. We also work with the technology department and network engineer to help them realize the staff's needs, and provide ideas, goals and suggestions for years to come.

For more information about our mentoring program, contact Jennifer Beine at
CNN Takes on "The Flip"
Congratulations to Greg Green, Principal at Clintondale High School!
Only weeks after our podcast with Greg, CNN picked up his story and interviewed him live during the morning news. Greg shared the great
CNNsuccesses taking place at Clintondale, of which he attributed to the work all teachers are doing on implementing "The Flip."
Since this story was published, hundreds have gone to CNN's blog to read and respond to this work. The comments are well worth the read.

Click here to listen to our podcast with Greg, or subscribe to our podcast series to easily gain access to all of these interviews within iTunes.
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Best wishes,
The November Learning Team

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Notes from the Team

- Alan's books, Empowering Students with Technology and Web Literacy for Educators are now available in Kindle format at We are working to have them available in the ePub format for the iPad as well.

- In addition to following @NLearning on Twitter, you might also choose to follow the hashtag #NLearning to read select messages from our NL team members as well as individuals sending out tweets during our sessions. Of course, you can also follow our team members, Alan, Brian, and Jennifer, individually.

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