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It any of you are interested in learning more about using Second Life for facilitating online, you may be interested in joining these events.

Sarah

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From: S. Collingwood <collin...@osu.edu>
Date: Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 2:32 AM
Subject: AAUW Community Project - free workshops
To: sarahst...@gmail.com


The AAUW Virtual Community Project will be starting again in August, offering three workshops on building a virtual world community. If you have been thinking of starting a group, establishing meetings or seminars or teaching in virtual worlds, these free workshops should be useful to you.

The workshops are at the beginner level; if you feel insecure about your avatar skills you can attend an informal orientation session in the hour preceding the workshop. During the workshops you will be given a set of free and customizable tools; you will be shown how to use these tools (written instructions are also included in your teacher toolkit) and you will have the time to practice with them.

Instructions on how to attend these workshops are on our events page:
http://bit.ly/1tnCb1


Workshop 1: BUILDING COMMUNITY
Saturday, August 13 at 4pm Eastern Time (1pm Pacific)
There will be an informal orientation session in the hour preceding the workshop.

To attend:
1. click this link
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Minerva/46/225/28

2. open the link using the Phoenix Firestorm viewer
(See instructions on our events page:
http://bit.ly/1tnCb1

In this first workshop we’ll cover basic avatar skills (moving around, looking around, communication), then discuss how communities grow in virtual worlds. We’ll practice setting up a group and discuss how to use groups in networking, then look at some of the tools for membership management. We’ll conclude with a tour of the Garden for Change, which replicates an award-winning garden built for the Chelsea flower show in 2010 by volunteers from homeless shelters.


Workshop 2: USING SIMPLE TOOLS
Saturday, August 20 at 4pm Eastern Time (1pm Pacific)
There will be an informal orientation session in the hour preceding the workshop.

To attend:
1. click this link
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Minerva/46/225/28

2. open the link using the Phoenix Firestorm viewer
(See instructions on our events page:
http://bit.ly/1tnCb1

We’ll review what was done in the first workshop, then you will be given some simple tools to facilitate a group discussion. We’ll practice with these, then conclude with a tour of the Path of Support on Health Info Island, which features over 100 of the many active health peer support groups in Second Life.


Workshop 3: SIMPLE BUILDING FOR EVENTS
Saturday, August 27 at 4pm Eastern Time (1pm Pacific)
There will be an informal orientation session in the hour preceding the workshop.

To attend:
1. click this link
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Minerva/46/225/28

2. open the link using the Phoenix Firestorm viewer
(See instructions on our events page:
http://bit.ly/1tnCb1

In this final workshop we’ll practice what we have learned, then go over some simple techniques for creating objects to facilitate gatherings. You will be given a collection of open source seating arrangements for large and small gatherings, and instructed on how to manage them. We will conclude with a tour of the Plush Nonprofit Commons, an archipelago of islands in Second Life housing social benefit organizations from around the globe.




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Sarah Stewart
EdD Student and Consultant
http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com
Skype: sarah.m.stewart
Twitter: SarahStewart
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