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Your Name and Title: David Kemker - Curator - The MY HERO Gallery

School, Library, or Organization Name: The MY HERO Project

Co-Presenter Name(s): Wendy Jewell

Country from Which You Will Present: Canada (EST)

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience: Primary, Middle, High school teachers and ART instructors, Computer Lab administrators, School administrators, basically any teacher or administrator interested in bringing an ART project into their class that develops multi-media and writing skills while engaging students in discussions about personal values.

Short Session Description (one line): We’ll instruct participants how to take part in The MY HERO Gallery by organizing hero-themed art projects that will be digitized and uploaded to create virtual art exhibitions.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): In the session, we will talk about identifying heroes and role-models in the classroom and how this promotes goal setting and self esteem in individual students. We will guide teachers step-by-step from registering to creating hero-themed art, digitizing and uploading art files, writing meaningful artist statements and customizing individual web-pages.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session (if any):

http://myhero.com/go/organizer/view3.asp?pageid=1426 (example: high school)
http://myhero.com/go/organizer/view.asp?pageid=591 (example: primary school)

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iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit 2012 Session Acceptance

Thank you so much for your session proposal for the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit!  We're please to let you know that your submission has been accepted! Your proposal is now in the "iEARN accepted proposals" list on the website. Here are some important tasks for you.

1.  Because we have sessions being presented from all different time zones, as a speaker you actually schedule your own session time at http:// http://iearn.youcanbook.me. This allows you to see the available slots and to pick something that works within your time zone, work schedule, or other constraints. We're quite proud of how this works, as it is one of the benefits of a virtual conference, but if you should fun into any difficulties finding a time that works for you, email me directly (dmidness@us.iearn.org).

We encourage you to do this quickly, as proposals are being reviewed in the order in which they were submitted, so your priority for selecting a session time depends on you scheduling right away. When you do select you time, be sure that the scheduling system has the correct time zone for you!
To schedule your session, you should open http://www.globaleducationconference.com to your presentation proposal (you can do a search on your name to find it, or click on "My Page" in the top menu and then click on the "discussion" link on the left side to find it). Open the session booking link from above in another tab. You will find it easiest to copy the information from one to the other rather than re-type it.  Once completed, you will receive an email confirmation of your booking.

2. As a presenter, you need to make sure you are a member of the iEARN conference "presenters group" on the network website. Most of our announcements to speakers will be sent to the members of this group, so as not to email all site members. Join the group (or check to make sure you're already a member) at http://www.globaleducationconference.com/group/iearn-2012-conferenc....

3. Presenters are responsible for knowing how to use Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).  We will have a cadre of volunteers on hand during the conference to help with any issues, but you need to go through the moderator training for Collaborate if you are not a seasoned user. There will be a variety of training resources at the GEC Collaborate website, and we email the speakers group in some weeks alerting you to actual live training sessions.

Again, we are so delighted to have you participating in the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit.  Thank you!

iEARN Conference Planning Committee

Thank you for your presentation in the 2012 iEARN Virtual Conference and Youth Summit. Attached is a certificate of appreciation.



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