Sunday, August 1, 2010

2010 Reform Syposium July 31- August 1, 2010

I just completed a fabulous weekend of educational technology by participating in The 2010 Reform Symposium. Where did this wonderful experience take place and at what cost? Let me share a little secret with you. Location: the comfort of my home, in my office with plenty of coffee at hand. Cost: $0.00 FREE. Impossible you say! Not so because of the following terrific, industrious people in my PLN: Shelly Terrell - @shellterrell, Chris Rogers - @MrROg3rs, Kelly Tenkely - @ktenkely, and Jason Bedell - @jasontbedell. They worked with Steve Hargadon and Elluminate who hosted the symposium/conference. A sampling of presentations titles: Identity Day – Revealing the Passion of Our Students, It’s Not the Tool, It’s How You Use It, Second Life in Education, Using Word Clouds to Integrate Reading and Writing, Creating a Personal Learning Network, Skype Around the World, Back-channeling in the classroom, Student Redefine School, Abolishing and Replacing Grading, and Who Needs Bricks and Mortar. These and many other presentations were delivered by close to 40 dynamic technology individuals for all over the world. Yes, I said the WORLD. Not only were the presenters from worldwide locations, fifty-seven countries were represented at the event. This experience was worth at least five years of professional staff development and all at no cost in the comfort of my office.This experience is still available to you. Why not get a global view of technology and great tips on tech programs and example of their uses. The archives for most session are available on the 2010 Reform Symposium web site. Don’t miss out and share this information with you friends. You will be a hero at your school, I promise.

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