2009 Announcements

Looking for Volunteers

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much Helen Keller

Become part of the K12 Online 2009 team and volunteer to chair and serve on committees that will support the upcoming K12Online conference. Each committee will consist of the convener, chair and three committee members, to make up a five member team.

The committees are as follows:

Media and Communications (Public Relations)- This committee will be responsible for getting the word out about the conference. Convener – Maria Knee

Live Events – This committee handles live events as part of the conference, LAN party in September, our webcasts with keynotes and presenters, LAN parties during the conference. We are partnering with http://edtechtalk.com as a venue for these live events. Convener – Jose Rodriguez

Help Desk – This committee will be the conference technical support team and will work from a proactive role in terms of recommending tools and “how-tos.” Convener – Elizabeth Helfant

Professional Development – This committee will arrange opportunities for graduate credit and Continuing Education points that can be obtained globally. Convener – Wes Fryer

Accessibility Options – This committee will create a resource and be available to answer questions about ensuring that presentations are accessible by all participants, even those with disabilities. Convener- Jose Rodriguez

Roles and Responsibilities – The role of the convener on each committee is to serve as a liason from the committee to the conference as a whole. The role of the chair is to organize meetings as required prior to our conference, and to lead the committee in development of a support plan and related tasks to fulfill your committee’s purpose. The role of members will be to carry out, with the chair, the purpose and plan of the committee.

Interested? If you are interested in chairing or serving on one of the above committees, please complete this form. Someone will get back to you. We would like to have committees formed and functioning by the middle of September. If you have a question, please post it as a comment here. If you have trouble posting a comment, you can contact the K-12 Online Help Desk at k12onlinehelpdesk [at] gmail [dot] com.


  1. Donelle

    Hey Maria,

    I’d like to help, but have a couple of quick questions. Can you email me or direct message me on twitter? dobrien917


  2. Paula Naugle

    I would like to volunteer to help with Media and Communications. I could do this through Twitter, blogging, at various webinars I attend etc.

    Let me know how I can help.

  3. Elena Tobin

    I am interested in volunteering for the Accessibility Options committee.

    I had inquired and joined last year, and wish to assist in the kickoff of the K-12 Online conference any way I can.

    Looking forward to it, thanks

    Elena Tobin

  4. Wesley Fryer

    Donelle I send you a DM, feel free to ask me your questions over Twitter. (I am wfryer)

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