Developing a Virtual                      Conference                            Liz KolbCopy ofPresentation &             ...
Concerns with K12 professional  development for teachers?                        http://tinyurl.com/952a2b                ...
Current PD Concerns•   Cost•   Event not Process•   Majority Rules•   Lack of Community
My specific Problem• Thousands of UofM School of Education  Alumni  – All over the world• No way to keep them connected an...
Experience #1• K12 Online Conferencehttp://k12onlineconference.org/
Experience #2Michigan State Face-to-Face Education Technology Conference
Experience #3
Idea…        =
Potential for Schools•   Develop community of learners•   Involve parents, community, alumni•   On-going PD at your own pa...
Must by Synchronous…• Real time collaboration• Archived for Self Pace• Networking Possibilities
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Step 1: Committee• Looked at websites for other conferences• Form a committee of teachers, community  members and students...
Step 2: Investigate FREE     Virtual Rooms
Vyew
Live Minutes
Yugma
Brainshark
Anymeeting
StartMeeting
DimDim
Synchronous Rooms for Free• Google Hangout (on air)
10 total
YouTubeOnce recordings are in Youtube (from Hangouts OnAir) you can annotate, comment and edit!
Supplement Larger SessionsElluminate.com (Blackboard Collaborate)
Step 3: Developing a FREE         Website
Step 4: Data Collection Google            Drive• Registration Forms• Call for Proposals• Sessions at a Glance--Spreadsheet...
Step 5: Extras• Offer free CEUs• Virtual Job Conference
Step 6: Advertising the     Conference
Google+ Events
Twitter Feed
Facebook
Send to all advertisers at oncePixelPipe
Reviewing and commenting on         proposals
Session Sign Up Google       Calendar
Discussion Form• Google Groups
Preparing Presenters• Video Tutorials• Encourage them to use Google  Presentations or Screenshare
Conference Moderators       Students
Conference Moderators                  ProtocolBefore Sessions• Email your Presenters by May 13th• Introduce yourself• Tel...
In Session•   Log in 20 Minutes before the session begins•   Upload Movies (first…they take the longest)•   Upload PowerPo...
Hints and Tips• Moderator in every conference room• Moderator practices with session presenter prior to  conference• Onlin...
Funding Options•   http://www.getedfunding.com/•   http://grantwranger.com•   Local companies•   Google Donate Widget
?’shttp://4tvirtualcon.com
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    1. 1. Developing a Virtual Conference Liz KolbCopy ofPresentation & University of MichiganLiz’s Contact:Send a new text: @lkolb50500 elikeren@umich.eduIn Message:Kolb
    2. 2. Concerns with K12 professional development for teachers? http://tinyurl.com/952a2b e
    3. 3. Current PD Concerns• Cost• Event not Process• Majority Rules• Lack of Community
    4. 4. My specific Problem• Thousands of UofM School of Education Alumni – All over the world• No way to keep them connected and give them PD• State requirement for teacher training: virtual teaching
    5. 5. Experience #1• K12 Online Conferencehttp://k12onlineconference.org/
    6. 6. Experience #2Michigan State Face-to-Face Education Technology Conference
    7. 7. Experience #3
    8. 8. Idea… =
    9. 9. Potential for Schools• Develop community of learners• Involve parents, community, alumni• On-going PD at your own pace• Authenticity• Low to no cost• Express yourself
    10. 10. Must by Synchronous…• Real time collaboration• Archived for Self Pace• Networking Possibilities
    11. 11. 0
    12. 12. Step 1: Committee• Looked at websites for other conferences• Form a committee of teachers, community members and students• Develop simple goals• Determine time frame• Determine budget = 0• Conference theme/focus
    13. 13. Step 2: Investigate FREE Virtual Rooms
    14. 14. Vyew
    15. 15. Live Minutes
    16. 16. Yugma
    17. 17. Brainshark
    18. 18. Anymeeting
    19. 19. StartMeeting
    20. 20. DimDim
    21. 21. Synchronous Rooms for Free• Google Hangout (on air)
    22. 22. 10 total
    23. 23. YouTubeOnce recordings are in Youtube (from Hangouts OnAir) you can annotate, comment and edit!
    24. 24. Supplement Larger SessionsElluminate.com (Blackboard Collaborate)
    25. 25. Step 3: Developing a FREE Website
    26. 26. Step 4: Data Collection Google Drive• Registration Forms• Call for Proposals• Sessions at a Glance--Spreadsheet• Post Session Surveys• Post Conference Surveys*Embed into Conference Website
    27. 27. Step 5: Extras• Offer free CEUs• Virtual Job Conference
    28. 28. Step 6: Advertising the Conference
    29. 29. Google+ Events
    30. 30. Twitter Feed
    31. 31. Facebook
    32. 32. Send to all advertisers at oncePixelPipe
    33. 33. Reviewing and commenting on proposals
    34. 34. Session Sign Up Google Calendar
    35. 35. Discussion Form• Google Groups
    36. 36. Preparing Presenters• Video Tutorials• Encourage them to use Google Presentations or Screenshare
    37. 37. Conference Moderators Students
    38. 38. Conference Moderators ProtocolBefore Sessions• Email your Presenters by May 13th• Introduce yourself• Tell them you will be introducing them via their bio that they submitted• Offer to help upload materials, moderate chat room, answer Elluminate or Hangout questions (send by May 21st)• Ask them to send you a copy of their presentation (back up!) (send 24 hours prior to session)• Remind them that you will be in their session 20 minutes before the presentation• Remind them that they can practice with Elluminate via the link that was sent to them in their email.
    39. 39. In Session• Log in 20 Minutes before the session begins• Upload Movies (first…they take the longest)• Upload PowerPoint and Images• Upload Moderator PowerPoint (if not integrated into presenter PowerPoint)• Have weblinks ready to copy and paste to chat room• Test your microphone• Test your presenters microphone• Welcome participants as they enter (remind about CEUS---long in for all 60 minutes with full name)• Click on Record button if not already going• Start on time (use timer if you like)• Click on Mic• Go over Moderator Introduction Slides• Remind them that information for CEUs are posted on the 4T Conference Website• Introduce the speaker (with bio)• Click OFF the mic for yourself so the speaker can present• Moderate chat room as needed (compile some questions that you can ask presenter at end if there is time)• End of presentation…click on Mic and ask presenter questions (if time)• Paste in link to presenter evaluation in chat room (Evaluation links for each presenter are in the Google Schedule on the 4T Schedule Page http://4tvirtualcon.soe.umich.edu/?page_id=54 ), find the link for your session and paste it into the chat room.• Thank presenter and participants• Reminder participants to “close out” of session
    40. 40. Hints and Tips• Moderator in every conference room• Moderator practices with session presenter prior to conference• Online tutorials (screencasts we use Screencastomatic.com) and live tutorials for presenters• Record every session (Hangout to Youtube)• No more than 3 sessions at one time• Have 15-30 minutes between sessions• Offer CEUs if possible• Mobile Apps work for most of the Google tools
    41. 41. Funding Options• http://www.getedfunding.com/• http://grantwranger.com• Local companies• Google Donate Widget
    42. 42. ?’shttp://4tvirtualcon.com
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