Learning Opportunities Abound -DEN Virtcon2012 this Saturday and K12online Conference coming soon!

I am a faithful follower of Classroom 2.0. There will be no show this Saturday because they are mindful that many of their participants will want to participate in the DEN Fall Virtual Conference – Tech or Treat – taking place this coming Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The format this year will be in a bit different in that there will be concurrent presentations that you can tune into live. Unfortunately, I could not find a face-to-face in CT, but for those who don’t mind traveling a bit, there will be such an event in Burlington, MA.
Richard Byrne of http://www.freetech4teachers.com/will be leading the charge into learning with his keynote at 9:00 AM on “10 Common Challenges We All Face.”  I’m will also be excited to tune into one of the four sessions scheduled for 10:00AM – “Lessons from the Tundra: A Sense of Place and Purpose.” In my last post I spoke of the live broadcast from the communication team at Polar Bears International that I was able to view last week, so it will be interesting to hear how things are going after more days of exciting learning and coping with conserving. (i.e. -limited showers, wearing same clothes several days in a row, compostable toilets….)
At 2:00 PM, “Hi, I’m David, and I’m an APPoholic” also sounds fun. The closing keynote by Dennis Grice will be on finding ways to light the spark for learning adventure in your students and your colleagues. It should be a great day.

But there’s MORE! From October 22-October 25 and from from October 29 to November 2, the K12 Online Conference with the theme of “Learn, Share, Remix” will be providing lots of opportunities to learn how to enrich the learning in your classroom for you students. Most of the sessions will be less than a half hour, so it should be easy to sample one or more a day. They are all recorded and will be available 24/7 for years to come. It’s amazing how many archived webinars from Discovery Education and older K12 Conferences are still interesting and applicable today.

The Pre-conference Keynote by Kevin Honeycutt is available now along with teasers from presentations to come. Click on the link to access:


Here is a visual to remind you of the upcoming K12 Online Conference: