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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat Relaunches as BB Media Network: Tuesday, 6 Jan, 11am & Wednesday, 7 January, 8pm ET

Big Beacon is pleased to announce the relaunch of the #BigBeacon weekly twitter chat as The Big Beacon Media Network for Educational Transformation (BBMNET).  Combining the reach of the twitter chat with new programming from both new and existing media affiliates and affiliated bloggers, BBMNET will carry the voice of educational transformation around the globe with renewed vigor and force.

This weeks relaunch kicks off with two shows:

Google Hangout On Air on Tuesday, 6 January, 11 am ET: Big Beacon Real Innovators & Innovations starts with a live interview of Dean Alessandro Moreira who is leading the change initiative called ENG 200.  Host Dave Goldberg will interview Alessandro via live Google Hangout On Air and you can watch live or recorded at the link.  More information about the video program is available at the link here.

 #BigBeacon Twitter chat on Wednesday, 7 January, 8pm ET: Join twitter chat (Hashtag: #BigBeacon) regulars as they join Dean Moreira and Dave Goldberg for a twitter discussion of the Challenges and Opportunities of Educational Transformation in a Large Public University. The usual Socratic questions will be posed and all twitter chat participants will be encouraged to engage in a lively chat on this important topic.

Weekly programs are scheduled from January until summer break at the end of June as follows:

First Wednesday of the Month: Real Innovators & Innovations with Dave Goldberg

Second Wednesday of the Month (Jan, March, May): Engineer your Life with Erica Lee Garcia

Second Wednesday of the Month (February, April, June): Engineering Equity into Education with Meagan Pollock.

Third Wednesday of the Month (Jan, March, May): Students for a Whole New Education with Athena Lin.

Third Wednesday of the Month (Feb, April, June): Junior Enterprise in the US & Around the Globe with Morgan Bakies.

Fourth Wednesday of the Month (Jan, March, May): The PLTW Program with Dorothy Powers & Cameron Hassler.

Fourth Wednesday of the Month (Feb, April, June): EpiCenter USA & Student Entrepreneurship with Laurie Moore.

Keep your eyes on the Big Beacon Blog for more information as the season progresses.  Also, Big Beacon media affiliate The Engineering Commons podcast with Jeff Shelton continues his series of engineering subject matter podcasts (here).

How to Twitter Chat

If you’ve never Twitter chatted before, don’t worry; it’s very easy! First, get a Twitter account if you don’t already have one, and log in. At 8 PM ET on Wednesday go to and type #BigBeacon into the search box on Twitter. Thereafter all the tweets with the hashtag #BigBeacon will show up on your Twitter page. To participate, simply express your opinion by sending a tweet, and be sure to append the hashtag #BigBeacon so other members of the Twitter Chat see you are posting. Alternatively, automate the hashtag search and append feature by using the free service Tchat at

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