Submitted by Fiona Beal
I have just been reading about the 2011 K-12 online conference (presumably from the USA) that will be taking place starting 28 November. I have never participated in an online conference before but would like to do so this time to see what it is like, and of course, depending on whether there are topics that will be of interest.
Here is a quote from their website:
“The 2011 K-12 Online Conference theme is “Purposeful Play,” and this year our conference will be entirely asynchronous. This means we will not have any “live events,” but all presentations will be posted online for participants to view and comment on days and at times of their choosing. As in the past, all conference presentations will be available for online viewing as well as offline/mobile viewing via our iTunesU channel.
Following Angela’s pre-conference keynote the week of November 21st, four different educators will share keynotes in the strands of our conference. Our 2011 keynote speakers are:
- Chris Craft, in Sandbox Play. Chris blogs on “Crucial Thought.”
- George Couros, in Team Captains. George blogs on “The Principal of Change.”
- Carol Broos, in Level Up. Carol blogs on “Be a Techie.”
- Jim Groom and Tom Woodward, in Story Time. Jim blogs on “bavatuesdays.” Tom blogs on “Bionic Teaching.”
This year there will be 41 presenters and quite a number of different strands to the conference. Find out more at their website: