Friday, October 12, 2007

VSR16: Global Conversations

The K12 Online Conference is an innovative approach to professional development for educators.  In this episode we talk with the conveners of the event and discuss the history and philosophy behind it.



Started in 2006, the conference offers an amazing array of downloadable presentations on a wide range of topics. In this episode we talk with Darren Kuropatwa, Lani Ritter-Hall and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. Along with Wes Fryer who unfortunately couldn’t join us for this recording, we discuss the history and philosophy of the event and the incredible opportunity it presents to educators for the 2007 conference.

At the time of recording, the pre-conference keynote by David Warlick has been released, and the official launch of the main conference is only days away… hopefully this podcast will encourage you to go check it out a little more and to take part. (Of course, the presentations will be archived for future access so you can visit them at any time, but it will be great to take part in as it unfolds.)

Thanks also go to Simon O’Carroll, Kim Cofino, Graham Wegner and Carolyn Foote for their insights into what they got out of last year’s event.

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I really hope you get inspired to take part in the conference after hearing this!