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Learning 2.0 BETA Conference Orientation


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Shanghai Learning & Technology conference. Presented to vendors and interested participants.

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Learning 2.0 BETA Conference Orientation

  1. 2. What? <ul><li>Two-tiered approach to meet the needs of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders in Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication and Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Learning Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment and Resources </li></ul>
  2. 3. Why? <ul><li>Doing “school” is changing more rapidly all the time. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is certainly one factor in these changes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In life in general. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students are more visually orientated and are now considered digital natives . </li></ul><ul><li>Educators understand this and there is a need to re-define good teaching in response to this more dynamic environment. </li></ul><ul><li>All agree that we must all expand our teaching/coaching/collaboration skills. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Where? <ul><li>Here! </li></ul><ul><li>Concordia International School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convenient location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A school environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A learning environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local area accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul>
  4. 5. Who? <ul><li>Us! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A steering committee made up of individuals representing founding schools that started this process, in some cases, over two years ago. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interested others that now form the larger committee of supporters. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone is welcome to be involved and we’ll find a job for everyone that wants one. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Unique Features <ul><li>All &quot;electronic&quot; delivery of materials . This conference will be a showcase of electronically delivered and managed conference materials. All will be delivered electronically either by digital media (CD-ROM, memory drive, etc.) or by wireless technology onsite. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Unique Features, cont’d <ul><li>Roaming sessions and think tanks on a variety of topics that are determined by the participants </li></ul><ul><li>A comfortable open environment built to facilitate engagement and dialog, learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>A panel of speakers to engage the participants in leading theories and best practices. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Co-Sponsorship <ul><li>First of it’s kind co-sponsored workshop for the Asia region: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EARCOS – East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACAMIS – Association for China and Mongolia International Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Equal partnership to bring the best technology conference ever to the region. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Our Speakers Panel <ul><li>Note that we are still in the process of confirming these individuals, but they have agreed in principle to attend… </li></ul>
  9. 10. Alan November <ul><li>“ The real revolution is not about technology. It's about access to information and communication. It's not about the wires, it's about what flows through them.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Internet can provide any version of the truth to support almost any belief. We need to teach students how to read the “grammar” of the Internet and apply strategies to validate information on websites.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Our students must learn global survival skills -- competing and cooperating with people around the world.” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 11. Chris Smith <ul><li>Chris runs a very </li></ul><ul><li>successful consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>business known as the </li></ul><ul><li>Education Project Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>This was initially designed </li></ul><ul><li>to offer support across the curriculum to international schools in South East Asia. It has, however, developed in unforeseen ways and now has a world-wide audience and is also being used by many public schools throughout the region. His website, is a free teaching aid and offers free information for everyone about virtually everything. He set it up with a lot of hard work and sheer determination and now sees thousands of hits a day. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach <ul><li>Sheryl is a technology and education consultant and adjunct instructor in the School of Education at The College of William and Mary. </li></ul><ul><li>She’s a published author, featured guest on public broadcasting television and radio shows, and a regular presenter at local, state, and national conferences speaking on many topics including 21st Century learning initiatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Recently she took a leave of absence from her district office position to complete her doctorate in educational, planning, policy and leadership at The College of William and Mary. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Will Richardson <ul><li>Will Richardson, “Learner in Chief” </li></ul><ul><li>at Connective Learning and the </li></ul><ul><li>author of the recently released </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, Wikis , Podcasts and Other </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms , </li></ul><ul><li>is a national advisory board member </li></ul><ul><li>for the George Lucas Education </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation . He writes a monthly column called “Web 2.0?” for District Administration magazine , and is also a contributor to “The Pulse” blog which DA hosts. He is also an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University in the Executive Ed.D. program. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Wes Fryer <ul><li>Wesley Fryer is an educator, author, digital </li></ul><ul><li>storyteller and change agent. With respect </li></ul><ul><li>to school change, he describes himself as a </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;catalyst for creative educational </li></ul><ul><li>engagement.&quot; His blog, “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” ( ) was selected as the 2006 “Best Learning Theory Blog” by eSchoolnews and Discovery Education. He was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2005. Wesley is completing his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction in 2007 at Texas Tech University, studying the impact of technology immersion (1:1 computing) on student achievement. He is the Director of Education Advocacy (PK-20) for AT&T in the state of Oklahoma. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Jamie McKenzie <ul><li>Jamie McKenzie is the Editor of From </li></ul><ul><li>Now On - The Educational </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Journal , a Web-based </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;ZINE&quot; which has been published since </li></ul><ul><li>1991. In this journal, he has argued </li></ul><ul><li>for increased commitment to professional development along with networks to support student exploration and reasoning. </li></ul><ul><li>Jamie is also a contributing editor to eSchool News and the Classroom Connect newsletter. His articles have also appeared in Kappan , Educational Leadership and other magazines. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Also bringing their expertise… <ul><li>Laurie Heikkila, Tech Resources </li></ul><ul><li>David Elliott </li></ul><ul><li>Justin Hardman </li></ul>
  16. 17. The details… <ul><li>September 14 th -16 th , 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Starts at 4p on Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Done at 12noon on Sunday </li></ul><ul><li>Rotating blocks of 60 minutes with options at each session changing and molding based on demand. </li></ul>
  17. 18. More details… <ul><li>Cost for participants: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US$200 for EARCOS –OR- ACAMIS member schools or associate members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US$300 for everyone else </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vendors/Presenters – discounts for presenting (to be announced) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free for selected representatives of the Shanghai Education Bureau </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free for selected leaders or their representatives from EARCOS & ACAMIS </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Even more details… <ul><li>Cost of registration includes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>all of the sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kick-off dinner on Friday night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation to and from conference hotels on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of collaborative time with colleagues and experts! </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. And even more details… <ul><li>Expected participation: 350-500 </li></ul><ul><li>From China and other locations throughout the Asia region </li></ul>
  20. 21. Main Information Portal <ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 22. Schools and Volunteers <ul><li>We need you to pull off the best technology conference ever in Asia and the world . </li></ul><ul><li>All of us that have been working on this project so far are doing this because we believe in it and because we want to do something important for education. </li></ul><ul><li>We’re not in this to make money – all of us are volunteers. </li></ul><ul><li>You can join in on this project and, in fact, we need you. </li></ul>
  22. 23. Vendors <ul><li>We need your help to the same degree that you need our help. </li></ul><ul><li>You want new customers </li></ul><ul><li>We want your products at our conference </li></ul><ul><li>You want an opportunity to show what you have got </li></ul><ul><li>We need to see it before we will buy it. </li></ul><ul><li>So… </li></ul>
  23. 24. Vendors, cont’d <ul><li>If you will help us put this conference on… </li></ul><ul><li>We will help you get your product to the potential customers </li></ul><ul><li>How big of a splash do you want to make? </li></ul>
  24. 25. Here’s what we can offer you… <ul><li>A media covered event (Shanghai Daily, China Daily, City Weekend, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>A website logo placement </li></ul><ul><li>Banner and advertising locations during the conference </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to distribute promotional materials to participants </li></ul><ul><li>Representation in follow-up materials sent to conference participants. </li></ul><ul><li>Announcement of your company and it’s products at events throughout the conference. </li></ul><ul><li>Out thanks and gratitude! </li></ul>
  25. 26. Vendors, cont’d <ul><li>These options depend on your commitment to the event. </li></ul><ul><li>We have determined levels of monetary or “in-kind” amounts to determine your placement in the aforementioned opportunities. </li></ul>
  26. 27. Vendor Levels <ul><li>Terabyte level - contributions or in-kind donation in excess of US$15,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Gigabyte level - contributions or in-kind donation in excess of US$10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Megabyte level - contributions or in-kind donation in excess of US$5,000 </li></ul>
  27. 28. Sponsorship Details <ul><li>One free vendor table </li></ul><ul><li>Company name listed on conference website </li></ul><ul><li>Mention at a conference session </li></ul>Megabyte level <ul><li>Two free vendor tables </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2 placement of Logo on the conference website </li></ul><ul><li>Mention at 2 or more conference session </li></ul><ul><li>Display of Company banner in vendor area </li></ul>Gigabyte level <ul><li>Three free vendor tables </li></ul><ul><li>Level 1 placement of Logo on the conference website </li></ul><ul><li>Mention at all major sessions as primary sponsor(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Priority placement of banner at entrance to conference </li></ul><ul><li>Priority distribution of any promotional/gift materials </li></ul>Terabyte level
  28. 29. Monetary or In-Kind Options <ul><li>Sponsor a meal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dinner on Friday night (US$4000) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continental Breakfasts (US$2000 each) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunches (US$3000 each) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coffee Breaks (US$1000 each) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cocktail Reception (Sat.) (US$3000) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation (US$2000) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To and from hotels on the three days. Total of 6 trips and multiple locations and vehicles. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical Support or Loans of Equipment (US$negotiable) </li></ul>
  29. 30. Cont’d <ul><li>Simple table rental at US$100 per table in our vendor hall. </li></ul><ul><li>Other? – Open to your ideas </li></ul>
  30. 31. Vendors – How to proceed… <ul><li>Write a letter of proposal detailing your intended involvement. </li></ul><ul><li>The steering committee will then contact you and form a Memoradum of Understanding that we can both sign to confirm. </li></ul><ul><li>We will then coordinate the various activities relative to that MOU, contracting where/when appropriate. </li></ul>
  31. 32. Call for Presenters <ul><li>Beyond the experts that are coming, we are looking for “our” experts to present as well. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are a teacher or tech. director looking to present on a topic that you are qualified to present, you should submit a proposal. </li></ul><ul><li>The steering committee will approve all speakers prior to the event. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a possibility of discounts on conference registration for presenters. The specifics of this will be determined upon confirmation of your presentation. </li></ul>
  32. 33. What now? <ul><li>School representatives – sign up on volunteer sheets. Be sure to give us your email address. </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor representatives – download this presentation from the conference website. Submit your letter of proposal no later than June 1 st . </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Presenters – submit your proposal via the conference website. Deadline for submission is June 1 st . </li></ul>
  33. 34. Thank you! Website: E-Mail: Twitter: