Teachers Notebook, an online community for teachers to share educational innovation and inspiration, is pleased to announce their Back to School Event at the Virtual Teaching Expo, taking place on August 25, 2012. They invite education industry members to sponsor teachers through video ads to run during the presentations.
The Back to School Event at the Virtual Teaching Expo will include pre-recorded presentations that cover a wide range of pertinent topics, from “Reading Success “ (with Annie Moffatt from The Moffatt Girls) to “Creating a Fun Math Environment and Back to School Procedures” (with Yvonne Crawford of MixMinder) and “Classroom Decorating 101” (with Melanie Ralbusky of Schoolgirl Style); and from “Classroom Environment and Back to School Procedures” (with Eric and Brian of Wise Guys) to “Technology Tools” (with Cara Whitehead of Teaching…My Calling). By creating a virtual event, Teachers Notebook has successfully facilitated the sharing of tips and tricks from teachers around the world in a way that is convenient to both presenters and attendees.
Because events are pre-recorded, teachers who want to attend the expo are able to do so when it is convenient for them. They will also be able to attend where it is convenient since all of the video presentations will be accessible through the Virtual Teaching Expo website and can be viewed on computers and tablet devices.
“The Virtual Teaching Expo is a great place to connect teachers from around the world to learn from a virtual education community,” enthuses Steve Esemplare, co-founder of Teachers Notebook. The Back to School Event’s goal is to create a video-based online event akin to its online community where teachers present ideas and techniques that their peers can learn and then immediately use in the classroom.
In order to bring together as diverse a group as possible to the Virtual Teaching Expo, TeachersNotebook.com has launched a crowd-funding campaign through IndieGoGo. Teachers Notebook hopes to raise $5,000 so that the cost of participating in this professional development opportunity will be covered for 1,000 teachers
As co-founder Debbie Esemplare notes, it is important for teachers to work together towards improving the nation’s education system: “You will be giving the gift of training, inspiration and time! With school budgets being cut across the country, a lot of teachers are left to fend for themselves in order to obtain professional development.”
The Back to School Event is encouraging interested parties to support teachers through sponsorship. Sponsorship of the event includes a 30-second or minute-long video promotion that will play during the presentations. Those who would like more information can contact Steve Esemplare at steve(at)teachersnotebook(dot)com or (732) 305-0023.
Teachers and other attendees interested in offering another educator a leg up can also make donations through the IndieGoGo site. For only $10, the donator will receive a ticket to the event, and two tickets will be given away to randomly selected educators on August 24 in an event sweepstakes. The more teachers who contribute, the more tickets will be offered as prizes from TeachersNotebook.com.
Teachers Notebook; with its mission to provide a venue for hard-working teachers around the globe to gather, learn, and inspire; is eager to make this event open to as many people as possible. “The presenters are real-life teachers that present ideas and techniques they use in their classroom,” reminds Steve Esemplare. “These presenters come from around the world to help provide Professional Development training for their peers in a simple and inexpensive way.”
About the event and its sponsors
Virtual Teaching Expo
The Virtual Teaching Expo is a place to connect teachers from around the world to learn from a virtual education community. Our goal is to provide teachers with in-depth presentations of all the tools they need to be able to improve their profession and share their wonderful educational resources worldwide! We accomplish this by using real-life teachers presenting ideas and techniques they use in their classroom. These presenters come from around the world to help provide Professional Development training for their peers in a simple and in-expensive way. http://virtualteachingexpo.com
Teachers Notebook is a venue for teachers to share original teaching resources with their peers from around the world. Teachers Notebook gives educators access to resources that they can use in their classroom and allows them to save an enormous amount of time and money. Teachers who create and offer items for sale to their peers keep 100% of everything they sell. They worked hard to create them, refine them and test them. At Teachers Notebook, we believe that the educator who created the item should get the entire profit of a sale, not a company or venue. http://teachersnotebook.com
Teaching Blog Addict
Teaching Blog Addict's goal is to create a fun, online community for teachers, tutors, mentors, home educators and parents. We at Teaching Blog Addict love teaching and want our students to love learning. We provide readers direct access to teaching blogs and professional development filled with creative teaching tips and fun educational resources. http://teachingblogaddict.com