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2008 - Keynote 2008 - Kicking It Up a Notch

KICKING IT UP A NOTCH KEYNOTE
“Time to Grow”

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Vicki Davis Camilla, Georgia, USA
Blog:http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Vicki+Davis
Twitter: @coolcatteacher

Julie Lindsay Doha, State of Qatar
Blog: http://123elearning.blogspot.com
Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Julie+Lindsay
Twitter: @julielindsay

Bio: Vicki Davis is a teacher and the IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia, Vicki blogs at the award winning Cool Cat Teacher blog which has been an edublog award finalist for Best Teacher blog for the last two years and is currently ranked the top teacher blog in the world according to Technorati. Vicki is a Google Certified Teacher and Discovery S.T.A.R. Educator and is a freelance writer and conference presenter.

Julie Lindsay, currently Head of Information Technology and E-Learning at Qatar Academy, Doha, Qatar, is an enthusiastic, global-minded education leader and innovator. Originally from Melbourne, Australia over the past 10 years she has been teaching and leading the use of technology in schools in Zambia, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Qatar.

Vicki and Julie are co-founders of three international projects, the Flat Classroom project (winner of ISTE SIGTel Online Learning Award 2007, and Taking IT Global Best ONline Learning Project 2007, and featured in The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman), the Horizon project, and Digiteen. These projects have linked more than 500 students from over 10 countries in collaborative projects harnessing the most powerful Web 2.0 tools available.

Presentation Description: How do you measure up? How do yougrow from month to month and year to year in a tough profession that often lives in the tyranny of the urgent? This presentation explores ‘food for thought’ background and issues to do with growing and succeeding in a flattened educational environment and encourages you to pick several areas for improvement this year.It also offers tips for carving out “time to think”, and the development of mentorship and the grassroots movement of educators and how you can “join in.” Educators around the world can set your goals for improvement and share what they are doing this year to kick it up a notch and grow as well.

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2008 2008 - Keynote 2008 - Leading the Change

LEADING THE CHANGE KEYNOTE
The Voices of School 2.0: School Reform as described by the words and images of the people of the Science Leadership Academy

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Presenter: Chris Lehmann
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: http://www.practicaltheory.org/serendipity
Twitter: @chrislehmann

Bio: Chris is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Chris is a finalist for the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s 2008 Outstanding Young Educator Award. In 2006, the National School Board Association named Chris one of “20 to Watch” among American administrators.
Bio Page: http://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Chris+Lehmann

Presentation Title: The Voices of School 2.0: School Reform as described by the words and images of the people of the Science Leadership Academy
Description: Leading change can only happen when others believe in and then live the change leaders suggest. Listen to the voices of the students and teachers of the Science Leadership Academy through the lens of progressive, 21st Century school change.

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2008 2008 - Getting Started 2008 - Keynote

GETTING STARTED KEYNOTE
“How Can I Become Part of this ReadWriteWeb Revolution?”

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Alice Barr Maine, USA
Blog: http://alicebarr.org
Bio Page:
https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Alice+Barr
Twitter: @alicebarr

Cheryl Oakes Maine, USA
Blog: http://www.cheryloakes.com
Bio Page:
https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Cheryl+Oakes
Twitter: @cheryloakes50

Bob Sprankle Maine, USA
Blog: http://bobsprankle.com
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Bob+Sprankle
Twitter: @bobsprankle

Bio: The Seedlings , live in Maine, USA, webcast, podcast and deliver workshops locally and virtually. Alice Barr, Yarmouth High School, Bob Sprankle, Wells Elementary School, Cheryl Oakes, Wells Ogunquit Schools.

Presentation Title “How Can I Become Part of this ReadWriteWeb Revolution?”
Description Join Alice, Bob and Cheryl, as we kick off the Getting Started strand with our keynote: How do you Become Part of this Read/Write Web Revolution? Be a pioneer and become part of the journey learning about 21st Century Skills. Team up with us and the other strand conveners for this exciting excursion.

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2008 2008 - Keynote 2008 - Prove It!

PROVE IT KEYNOTE
“Asking Bigger Questions About Assessment”

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Gardner Campbell, Waco, Texas, USA
Blog: http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1
Bio Page: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Gardner+Campbell
Twitter: @GardnerCampbell

Bio: Gardner Campbell is currently Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, where he also serves as an Associate Professor of Literature and Media in the Honors College.

Presentation Title: Asking Bigger Questions About Assessment

Description: How can we demonstrate that what we do with teaching and learning technologies makes a difference in student learning? My presentation doesn’t answer that question directly, but it does explore a larger historical and cultural context for the issue of student assessment. The aim is to start with complex questions of meaning and purpose so that we construct and choose our assessments wisely.

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2008 2008 - Keynote

PRE CONFERENCE KEYNOTE
“It Simply Isn’t the 20th Century Any More Is It?: So Why Would We Teach as Though It Was?”

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Professor Stephen Heppell St Katherine Docks, Tower of London, England
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Stephen’s Phone Blog http://phone.heppell.mobi
Twitter: @stephenheppell

Bio CEO Heppell.net,
Professor Bournemouth University, Chair in New Media Environments,
Emeritus Professor Anglia Ruskin University: Chair in New Learning Environments,
Visiting Professor University of Wales, Newport.
Executive chairman LP+
Chair of Trustees: The Inclusion Trust

“Europe’s leading online education expert” Microsoft 2006
“the most influential academic of recent years in the field of technology and education” Department for Education and Skills (DfES), UK, 2006
Bio Page http://rubble.heppell.net/heppell/quiickbiog.html

Presentation Title “It Simply Isn’t the 20th Century Any More Is It?: So Why Would We Teach as Though It Was?”
Description: We are in the throes of a financial crisis unparalleled on our lifetimes, and at the same time in front running 21st century schools around the world learning is seeing a transformation that seemed unthinkable in the dark days of 20th century factory schools.

As we move to a new tomorrow built on mutuality, collegiality, communication, community and ingenuity can we learn anything from the colossally expensive financial collapse of Wall Street, the City of London and many of the world’s financial centres.

In three sections, and in a conversational, intimate style, Stephen examines the certainties that stare us in the face from past learning projects that clearly mapped a new world of 21st century learning; he reflects on the impact on technology on the world around us, including the financial world, and ponders on what this means for education, for learning, and for the necessary pace of change as we experience the death of education and the dawn of learning.

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2008 - Keynote Announcements

Announcing K12Online08 Keynotes!

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With 16 days left to submit proposals for K12Online08, Sheryl, Darren, Dean and I are pleased to announce the keynote speakers in the four strands for our 2008 conference! We are thrilled with our lineup of keynote speakers this year and look forward to hearing and viewing their presentations when the 2008 K-12 Online Conference begins in October.

Professor Stephen Heppell Preconference Keynote: Professor Stephen Heppell
CEO Heppell.net,
Professor Bournemouth University, Chair in New Media Environments, Emeritus Professor Anglia Ruskin University, Visiting Professor University of Wales, Newport. Executive chairman LP+

Stephen was the guiding “father” of a number of social networking projects including *ESW in the 1980s, Schools OnLine for the Department of Trade and Industry in 1995/6, Tesco Schoolnet 2000 from 1999, Think.com from 1999. Stephen founded Ultralab in the 1980s, moving there from the UK Government’s groundbreaking Microelectronics Education Programme. Over a score of years Ultralab grew to become Europe’s leading learning technology research centre with projects that pioneered multimedia CD ROMs and on-line communities before the advent of the world wide web. He left Ultralab to found his own flourishing policy and learning consultancy Heppell.net which now has a portfolio of international projects. Stephen is retained by a number of organisations to help with future policy and direction, including the BBC, is an Associate of KPMG, and is retained by UK government in Horizon Scanning work to advise of future directions for educational policy. Stephen is executive chairman of LP+ who are currently developing a Chinese language learning community for 20 million Chinese school students, in partnership with China’s Sun New Media corporation.

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Alice Barr Getting Started: Alice Barr
Alice Barr has lived, taught and traveled on five continents. Currently, she is the Instructional Technology Integrator for Yarmouth High School in Yarmouth, Maine. She facilitates a 1:1 laptop environment in grades 9 – 12. Alice also teachers in the summer at The University of Southern Maine and provides professional development sessions during the year. Alice has been a member of Seedlings@bitbybit since 2006.

Cheryl Oakes Getting Started: Cheryl Oakes
Cheryl lives in Maine and has been part of the SEEDLINGS group since the beginning in 2006. Cheryl is a Collaborative Content Coach for Technology in Wells, Maine in the Wells Ogunquit Community School District. It is a school district of 1500 students, 250 staff members located on the coast of Maine, USA. Cheryl has been teaching with technology since 1988. Cheryl has worked in an elementary school with K- 4 most recently and is currently working with students, teachers and community, K- Adult. The newest venture is engaging all our staff and students with our district Moodle. Technology is always an adventure. Through open source learning, the process where we all contribute, the culture of collaboration will become the norm. Please join our conversations.
Bob Sprankle Getting Started: Bob Sprankle
Bob Sprankle comes from Wells, ME, USA. He’s a Technology Integrator in a K-4 Elementary School, teaching over 500 students technology and skills for the 21st Century and has been integrating technology in a 3/4 Multi-age class for 10 years prior. Bob was involved with the SEED group in Maine as a Technology Learning Leader and helped train the first wave of teachers using laptops for the 7th and 8th grader MLTI project. He was awarded Maine’s Technology Teacher of the Year in 2006 from ACTEM. Bob’s students have received world-wide recognition for their “Room 208 Podcast”, and have appeared in numerous articles, including, The New York Times and Apple’s Education Site. Bob’s professional development blog and podcast, “Bit by Bit”, is geared to helping teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms and can be found at www.bobsprankle.com.

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Gardner Campbell Prove It! Gardner Campbell
Gardner Campbell is Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, where he also serves as an Associate Professor in the Honors College. From 1994-2008, he was on the faculty at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where from 2003-2006 he served as Asst. VP for Teaching and Learning Technologies. A Miltonist by training, Gardner has published essays in the literature of the English Renaissance, film studies, and teaching and learning technologies. He teaches in these areas as well as in new media studies and writing. He’s worked in teaching and learning technologies for nearly fifteen years at Mary Washington, at the University of Richmond, and now at Baylor University. Gardner currently serves on the Advisory Board of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. He is also a Fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute, class of 2005. Gardner blogs at www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1.

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Chris Lehmann Leading The Change: Chris Lehmann
Chris is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. Chris has returned to his native Philadelphia after nine years as an English Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Girls Basketball Coach and Ultimate Frisbee coach at the Beacon School in New York City, one of the leading urban public schools for technology integration.

In 2006, the National School Board Association named Chris one of “20 to Watch” among American administrators. In 2001, Chris was honored by MOUSE (www.mouse.org) as a Champion of Technology and Education for his work on building the portal at the Beacon School. Chris has spoken at educational conferences all over the world, including the Building Learning Communities conference, the National Educational Computing Conference, the Philadedelphia Area Educational Technology Conference, The Council of Educational Facilities Planners Regional Conference, the K12-Online Conference, the International Conference on Technology and Education and at LinuxWorld, and he has worked with many schools and districts in the U.S. and England as a consultant.

Chris received his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A. in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Chris writes for LeaderTalk (www.leadertalk.org), Grant Wiggins’ Faculty Room (www.thefacultyroom.org) and is the author of the education blog Practical Theory: www.practicaltheory.org.

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Vicki Davis Kicking It Up A Notch: Vicki Davis
Vicki Davis is an award winning teacher and IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia, where she co-created three award winning international projects, the Flat Classroom project, the Horizon project, and Digiteen. These projects have linked more than 500 students from 8 countries in collaborative projects harnessing the most powerful Web 2.0 tools available. Vicki blogs at the award winning Cool Cat Teacher blog and is a freelance writer, conference, and online presenter.
Julie Lindsay Kicking It Up A Notch: Julie Lindsay
Julie Lindsay, currently Head of Information Technology and E-Learning at Qatar Academy, Doha, State of Qatar, is an enthusiastic, global-minded education leader and innovator. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, over the past few years she has been teaching and leading the use of technology in schools in Zambia, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Qatar. Her wealth of diverse work experience is complemented by Masters of Arts degrees from La Trobe University in Melbourne and George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Julie is a member of ISTE’s International Committee and contributor to ISTE’s Learning and Leading magazine as an ICT specialist and for Bloggers Café column. Recent awards include co-winning an Edublog Award for best Wiki 2006, ISTE’s SIGTEL’s Online Learning Award 2007 and Taking IT Global Best Online Learning Project 2007 for the Flat Classroom Project.

As co-founder of the Flat Classroom Project, Horizon Project and Digiteens, Julie is recognized worldwide for her innovative programs using a wide array of Web 2.0 tools to transform learning for the emerging digital, “world-is-flat” educational landscape. From ubiquitous mobile technology programs to online global collaboration, Julie brings front line experiences to share with teachers, school leaders and policy makers alike. She is a frequent presenter on the world stage, a tireless volunteer leader for professional associations, and an inspiration to colleagues and collaborators demonstrating just how different world-class education will be in this 21st Century.
More information can be found on Julie’s digital portfolio julielindsay.wikispaces.com/ and her presentations wiki julielindsaylinks.pbwiki.com.
Julie blogs at ‘E-Learning Journeys’ on 123elearning.blogspot.com.

Please join us in welcoming these talented and distinguished educators as 2008 keynote speakers for the K-12 Online Conference! Remember you still have just over two weeks left to submit your own proposal for the 2008 K-12 Online Conference, which will begin with a pre-conference keynote during the week of October 13 and continue October 20-24 and October 27-31. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2008.

Also note Darren created a K12Online2008 group in the NECC 2008 Ning this evening, which we’ll use as a “pre-conference watering hole” to share ideas and solicit input for the conference. Please join our discussions there as well!

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