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June 21, 2019 Nonprofit Commons and ISTE Games & Simulations present "The Writer's Craft: Writing Your Story"

Join us on Friday, June 21 at 8:30 AM SLT for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Meeting where Lyr Lobo / Cynthia Calongne will be presenting "The Writer's Craft: Writing Your Story". Everyone has a story to share. Whether yours focuses on education, social good, memoir, or dragons and thwarting powerful villains, let's discuss how to write and publish your story.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, June 21st, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - The Writer's Craft: Writing Your Story 
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Privacy for Seniors for the June 14th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, June 14th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature Valerie Hill / Valibrarian of the Community Virtual Library is presenting "Privacy for Seniors". She will be sharing solutions to help with issues and concerns about privacy in digital culture.

 

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, June 14th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Privacy for Seniors 
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Open Forum for the May 24th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, May 24th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature an open forum and is a chance to share success stories, solutions, tech tools, and updates on what other NPC community members are working on. It will also be an opportunity to discuss upcoming events and ask any burning tech, social media, or community questions you might have.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, May 24th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Open Forum
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

 

Digital Storytelling: What is Your Story for Social Good for the May 17th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

 
This Friday, May 17th, Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion led by Cynthia Calongne (Lyr Lobo in Second Life) on digital storytelling and discovering what your story is for social good.  Join us as we explore how to identify and share your story about what makes you feel good, stay well, and care about social good.
 
Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements 
9:00 am Featured Discussion - Digital Storytelling: What is Your Story for Social Good 
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org
 
#VirtualGood #nptech #EdTech

Digital Storytelling - Achievement and Recognition for the May 10th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, May 10th, Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will feature Renne Emiko Brock / Zinnia Zauber is sharing her Digital Storytelling lesson “A Feather in Your Cap - Achievement and Recognition” about motivation, awards, and rewards. 
 
Renne is an artist and multimedia professor at Peninsula College and she has taught her coursework in Second Life for 11 years. She states, “Imparting knowledge and acknowledgment is vital for encouraging curiosity and confidence in students.” and presented this at the 2019 Virtual Worlds: Best Practices in Education to inspire educators. 
 
Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT)
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Renne Emiko Brock / Zinnia Zauber 
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org
 
#VirtualGood #EdTech
 

Increasing Diversity in Recruitment and Retention for the May 3rd Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, May 3rd, Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will feature a mentor's presentation "Increasing Diversity in Recruitment and Retention," and chance to discuss diversity, team-building, and other topics. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech, social media, or community questions you might have.
 
Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:40 am NPC Announcements 
8:50 am Mentors Central & Open Discussion
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Mental Health Symposium 2019 for the April 26th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 26th at 8:30AM PST, Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will attend as a community Virtual Ability’s Mental Health Symposium 2019 event. 

The theme of this Symposium is “Mental Health in the 21st Century: Digital Destruction or Support?” Our international group of presenters will offer a wide interpretation of the theme, based on their interests and academic backgrounds.

The Symposium will being at 8:30AM PST and take place in Virtual Ability’s Sojourner Auditorium, on Virtual Ability island. The SLurl for the auditorium is: Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability Island.

The Virtual Ability community hosts this annual Symposium to share information about mental health and mental disabilities with the general population. Within our cross-disability community we have members who deal with a variety of mental health issues. 

More information and the full conference schedule can be found at https://virtualability.org/mental-health-symposia/mental-health-symposium-2019/

Exploring Lit Fest & Fantasy Faire for the April 19th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, April 19th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting featuring a field trip to both Lit Fest & Fantasy Faire. 

image by carthalis rossiniimage by Carthalis Rossini

Celebrating its eleventh year, Fantasy Faire 2019 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 18 to Sunday May 5, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and role-playing as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.
Fantasy Faire has hosted the Literary Festival within it since 2015. It has featured speakers and workshops, authors and poets, special guests and region tours. It has celebrated the imagination and the works of Terry Pratchett, William Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkien and George RR Martin with their own days of events. This year they celebrate April 24th as a day of events around the author Ursula K. Le Guin! Lit Fest has escorted the curious through the Fairelands and encouraged them to put their discoveries into words.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, April 19th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Touring the CVL HyperGrid Resources Libraries for the April 12th Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Meeting

Our Friday, April 12th the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life features a field trip to the #VWBPE post-conference expedition - the Community Virtual Library Hypergrid Resources Library Poker Run. Embark on a hypergrid adventure and poker run to visit two OpenSimulator hosted Hypergrid Resource Libraries in development on the Kitely and Avacon grids with Bethany Winslow, Project Lead for CVL’s Hypergrid Resources Library; and Valerie Hill / Valibrarian, Director, Community Virtual Library.

Join us in Second Life, 8:30 AM PT / SLT, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements 
9:00 am Help on using OpenSimulator and how to Hypergrid from grid to grid 
9:30 am OpenSimulator Tour - Community Virtual Library Hypergrid Resources Library Poker Run

Info on how to create an account on the AvaCon OpenSimulator grid or hypergrid to it can be found at https://www.avacon.org/blog/avacon-grid/

More info of the HyperGrid tour at http://vwbpe.org/event/cvl-presents-hypergrid-resources-library-poker-run?instance_id=5650&fbclid=IwAR3QwO5f6vrPnJYxAETbhNvScjozfVbrjydTLrDiZ7Zyr9-sDtf2AL0Oong 

April 5th Nonprofit Commons Past Reflections, Future Directions at VWBPE

This Friday, April 5th at 8:30 AM PDT/SLT we will be meeting at Nonprofit Commons  Amphitheater in Second Life then heading over to the 12th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference for the Keynote with Dr. Tuncer Can at 9:00 AM SLT. 

Tuncer Can is no stranger to the vLanguages community, a VWBPE 2019 partner. His most recent collaboration with vLanguages is GUINEVERE, an EU Commission funded language learning project. An exploration of the GUINEVERE project in OpenSim will be offered as an Immersive Experience after the conference. More info at https://vwbpe.org/event/teacher-training-within-virtual-worlds?instance_id=5684

Then join us at 10:00 AM PDT/SLT for “Nonprofit Commons Past Reflections, Future Directions” Compass Point Discussion! 10 AM PDT here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Central%202/6/196/26

 

 

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a global grass-roots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments. This open conference is organized by the Second Life community to provide an opportunity to showcase the learning that takes place using virtual worlds. https://vwbpe.org 

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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