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  • 1. Developing a SynchronousVirtual Conferencing for Any K- 12 Liz’s Contact: Send a new text: Liz Kolb 50500 University of Michigan @lkolb In Message: Kolb S
  • 2. Concerns with K12professional development for teachers? http://InfuseLearning.com Click on STUDENT LOGIN Room: 62330 S
  • 3. Current PD ConcernsS CostS Event not ProcessS Majority RulesS Lack of Community
  • 4. My specific ProblemS Thousands of UofM School of Education Alumni S All over the worldS No way to keep them connected and give them PDS State requirement for teacher training: virtual teaching
  • 5. Experience #1S K12 Online Conferencehttp://k12onlineconference.org/
  • 6. Experience #2Michigan State Face-to-Face Education Technology Conference
  • 7. Experience #3
  • 8. Idea… =
  • 9. Potential for SchoolsS Develop community of learnersS Involve parents, community, alumniS On-going PD at your own paceS AuthenticityS Low to no costS Express yourself
  • 10. Must by Synchronous…S Real time collaborationS Archived for Self PaceS Networking Possibilities
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  • 12. Step 1: CommitteeS Looked at websites for other conferencesS Form a committee of teachers, community members and studentsS Develop simple goalsS Determine time frameS Determine budget = 0S Conference theme/focus
  • 13. Step 2: InvestigateFREE Virtual Rooms S
  • 14. Vyew
  • 15. Live Minutes
  • 16. Yugma
  • 17. StartMeeting
  • 18. Synchronous Rooms for FreeS Google Hangout (on air)
  • 19. Anymeeting: Best FREE tool for syncronous
  • 20. Brainshark: Best for Asyncronous
  • 21. YouTubeOnce recordings are in Youtube (from Hangouts OnAir) you can annotate, comment and edit!
  • 22. Elluminate.com (Blackboard Collaborate)
  • 23. Step 3: Developing a FREE Website S
  • 24. Step 4: Data Collection Google DriveS Registration FormsS Call for ProposalsS Sessions ScheduleS Post Session SurveysS Post Conference Surveys*Embed into Conference Website
  • 25. Step 5: ExtrasS Offer free CEUsS Door prizes S Contact web2.0 start ups for FREE premium accountsS Virtual Job Conference
  • 26. Step 6: Advertising the Conference S
  • 27. Twitter Feed
  • 28. Facebook
  • 29. Google+ Events
  • 30. Blog
  • 31. Send to all advertisers at oncePixelPipe
  • 32. Reviewing and commenting on proposals
  • 33. Session Sign Up Google Calendar
  • 34. Discussion FormS Google Groups
  • 35. Newsletters, Mailing Lists and ReportsS http://mailchimp.com
  • 36. Preparing PresentersStatic Website (all year)S Recorded Video TutorialsBeginning 3 weeks Before ConferenceS Live Session Tutorials
  • 37. Conference Moderators S
  • 38. Conference Moderators ProtocolBefore SessionsS Email your Presenters by May 13thS Introduce yourselfS Tell them you will be introducing them via their bio that they submittedS Offer to help upload materials, moderate chat room, answer Elluminate or Hangout questions (send by May 21st)S Ask them to send you a copy of their presentation (back up!) (send 24 hours prior to session)S Remind them that you will be in their session 20 minutes before the presentationS Remind them that they can practice with Elluminate via the link that was sent to them in their email.
  • 39. Hints and TipsS Moderator in every conference roomS Moderator practices with session presenter prior to conferenceS Online tutorials (screencasts we use Screencastomatic.com) and live tutorials for presentersS Record every session (Hangout to Youtube)S No more than 3 sessions at one timeS Have 15-30 minutes between sessionsS Offer CEUs if possibleS Mobile Apps work for most of the Google tools
  • 40. Funding OptionsS http://www.getedfunding.com/S http://grantwranger.comS http://www.neafoundation.org/S Local companiesS Google Donate Widget
  • 41. Providing CEUsTeam with your local RESA/ISD, they are approved for providing continuing education credits (also called instructional units)
  • 42. ?’shttp://4tvirtualcon.com Presentation http://tiny.cc/4tkolb