Greetings!

The official Squeakfest website is now live and ready for you to propose a presentation, workshop, or panel.

http://squeakfest.org

The dates for Squeakfest USA in Los Angeles CA are August 10, 11, 12.

The dates for Squeakfest Brasil in Porto Alegre RS are July 23, 24, 25.   Also keep in mind that many of us will be attending nearby WCCE the following week (July 27 to 31).

The theme for this year's USA conference will be "Etoys in the classroom."  Our overall goal is to show how teachers are using Etoys to teach their full curriculum.  Whether language arts, math, science, or more, we hope to showcase the many ways Etoys can help teachers demonstrate abstract ideas easily.   If you've got experience teaching with Etoys, we'd love to hear about it, as would the attendees of the conference, many of whom will be elementary teachers.   We're also very interested in non-classroom Etoys use, particularly as it relates to OLPC pilots or homeschooling.

We'll be adding more information to the website as it becomes available, but for now, the important thing is to get your presentation information to us so we can begin to design the program for our three days together. Please complete and submit the online form no later than June 1st, 2009.

Please share this information with anyone you think would be interested in either Squeakfest conference.

We hope to see you there!

Take care,
Tim

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Timothy Falconer
Squeakland Foundation
http://squeakland.org
610-797-3100