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Classroom 2.0 LIVE! - Saturday Shows

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Becoming a Better Teacher” with Rushton Hurley

We are so excited to have Rushton Hurley joining us to share some of his awesome, practical tips for lots of small things that can make a huge difference in providing the best possible instruction to support learners in your classroom while keeping your sanity as a teacher. Rushton's positive, comfortable style spiced with humor and great stories always leaves us feeling motivated and inspired to give our very best every day!

Webinar description:
Every last one of us can improve. How we try to capture attention and inspire our students intellectually can take many forms, and I would contend that any effort to improve this without a focus on what can be cool and fun lessens one's chances of success. In this Classroom 2.0 Live session, we'll look at easy ways of getting better at getting higher quality from our kiddos. Join in for some cool, fun, and practical ideas!

Rushton Hurley (@rushtonh) has worked and studied on three continents as a high school Japanese language teacher, principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, and a speaker. He founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at He is heavily involved in service efforts in his community and holds masters degrees in Education and East Asian Studies from Stanford University. Rushton regularly keynotes at conferences and has trained and worked with teachers and school leaders around the world His fun and thoughtful talks center on inspiration and creativity; the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology; the power of digital media; and the professional perspectives and experiences of teachers at all levels. His first book, Making Your School Something Special, was released by EdTechTeam Press in January of 2017. His second book, Making Your Teaching Something Special, was released in June, 2017.

More information and session details are at If you're new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site ( you'll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Picture Book Month" session with Tara Lazar, Katie Davis, John Couret and Paula Naugle. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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