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        of the HippoCampus newsletter!


             "The highest result of education is tolerance."

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HippoCampus News - February 2013
In This Issue
What is NROC?
Connected PD Update
Upcoming Events

A special thanks to the following new and renewing  NROC Members for sustaining HippoCampus and keeping it free for the world!

 � Chesterfield County 

   Public Schools


 � Prince George's County 

   Public Schools Online


 � SIA Tech


 � Waukesha School



 � Wickenburg Unified

   School District









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What is NROC? 

Have you ever noticed the "powered by NROC" label underneath the HippoCampus logo and wondered what it was?


NROC is a non-profit, member-driven project focused on new models of 

digital content development, distribution and use. NROC's collaborative efforts bring open resources for personalized learning to the world. NROC is sustained by institutional members of the NROC Network, a community committed to improving access to high-quality education for all. See a full list of our current members here.


"It's a community. As a group, we can pool our resources and command the attention of funders to create and maintain the resources we want. This approach makes it affordable, adaptable and appropriate for our needs," explains Gary Lopez, founder of the NROC Project.


Institutional members of the NROC Network enjoy access to additional resources and services to support the incorporation of NROC content into institutional curriculum. These "sustaining members" have a vested interest in the on going availability, maintenance and growth of the NROC Project, including its affiliate projects, such as HippoCampus. Whether you are a small school or state department of education, there is a membership level that is right for you!


Want to learn more? Reach us at membership@theNROCproject.org.

Connected PD Live Twitter Event
The Power of Peer Learning
Friday, March 1 at 12 PM ET
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The next #connectedpd First Friday event will be held in collaboration with Karen Fasimpaur, President of K12 Handhelds, an organization that works with schools on mobile technology and curriculum projects.


Karen will join us direct from the Northwest Council for Computer Education, along with Mike Agostinelli, teacher at Helena School District and Jason Neiffer, Curriculum Director at Montana Digital Academy.


Visit Connected PD for details on how to participate and to view archives of previous First Fridays.

Upcoming Events


NADE 2013: February 27 - March 2, Denver, CO


Innovations 2013: March 10-13, Dallas, TX


2013 NROC Network Member Meeting: March 25-26, Monterey, CA


NCTM 2013: April 17-20, Denver, CO


AACC Annual Meeting: April 20-23, San Francisco, CA


ISTE 2013: June 23-26, San Antonio, TX

The HippoCampus Team