If you've read my blog posts in the past you know I'm pretty passionate about technology and its impact on learning for our students! So when an opportunity comes along like the K12 Online Conference 2007 which just concluded this past Saturday where teachers and educational leaders can access some great professional development I have to get the word out to others. But it's over you say! How can it help me now! It's because this is one conference that keeps on going even after the final presentation has been made, sort of like that bunny with the drum. There is still so much to see!
You see, the entire conference, from the keynotes to the last session are all recorded in a variety of formats, and will remain ONLINE for some time to come. In fact, the entire conference was ONLINE! That means, though you may have missed it, you can still be a part of the ongoing professional development.
There were four strands to this year's conference. They included Classroom 2.0 , New Tools, Professional Learning Networks, and Obstacles to Opportunities. These links are part of what the conference Help Desk Committee, of which I was a proud member, put together to help people just like you who may have been unaware of the conference and wanted to see what they've missed. Far more detail is available on the main blog site, available by clicking the various session titles, but these pages will give the reader a heads-up to what they missed. And to be sure, there are some phenomenal PD opportunities to be found amongst the many sessions.
Kudos must go out to the conference organizers - Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Wesley Fryer, Lani Ritter Hall and Darren Kuropatwa. Excellent work folks. Likewise to the many presenters! Thank you for your hard work and sharing that will mean so much to the people who have and will soon "attend" your sessions!