K12 Online Conference Nearly Over

In what seems to be the fastest three weeks that I can remember, the K12 Online Conference is nearly complete. There are only four presentations left to be posted and then When Night Falls begins. Then the conversation continues, but outside the narrow window of the conference. The challenge remains on how we as individuals are going to sustain the momentum and continue the conversations, sharing our experiences, successes, and identifying our obstacles. For me, it has been a great experience. I am gathering my reflections both on creating my presentation and on helping to organize When Night Falls. I […]

A Time to Celebrate

On the eve of the release of my presentation for the K12 Online Conference, I want to take a moment to diverge from the norm to share a very personal reflection. It was 20 years ago today, on a glorious autumn afternoon,  much like the one we are experiencing today, that my wife and I joined the holy bonds of matrimony. She has stuck by me through thick and thin, better and worse, and has been supportive of my delving into these new aspects of my life, even though she doesn’t quite understand everything. I am fortunate to have met […]

48 Hours Recapped in 5 minutes and 15 seconds

Using my new “toy”, no now being enlightened by Liz Kolb, my new tool, I have created a podcast recapping my thoughts after participating in the first 48 hours of the K12 Online Conference. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.gabcast.com/mp3play/mp3player.swf?file=http://www.gabcast.com/casts/14157/episodes/1192625214.mp3&config=http://www.gabcast.com/mp3play/config.php?ini=mini.0.l” width=”150″ height=”76″ wmode=”transparent” /] Technorati Tags: k12online07

Reflections from a Diversity Workshop

Over the past two days, I attended a Diversity Workshop given by Dr. Steven Bertances. Our Head of School, Tom Doar, has made arrangements for all of the faculty and staff, from th maintenance team to classroom teachers attend these two day workshops. I was fortunate to be one in the first group of teachers. At the beginning of the workshop, I was skeptical. First, I had to be away from campus for two days and this in itself created additional work, making sure that my classes and obligations were covered while I was away. Secondly, the sight selected was […]

When Night Falls – A Call for Participation

With all of the excitement which is being generated by David Warlick’s Pre-Conference Keynote and anticipation of the remaining 40 sessions over the next three weeks, it is difficult to imagine the end of the K12 Online Conference. When Night Falls, the closing event of the conference is looming on the horizon and we are seeking volunteers to make this event a fitting end to what promises to be an outstanding conference. When Night Falls, which will begin on October 27th at 0:00 GMT. (To see what time this begins in your time zone – World Time Conversion) As night […]