As the K12 Online conference grows the need for volunteers does too. The conveners of K12 Online 2008 are requesting volunteers to chair and serve on committees that will support the upcoming K12Online conference. Each committee will have a convener, a 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- Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach (snbeach at cox dot net)Live Events – This committee handles live events during the conference, our culminating event “When Night Falls” and fireside chats.Convener- Dean Shareski (shareski at gmail dot com)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- Darren Kuropatwa (dkuropatwa at gmail dot com)Professional Development– This committee will arrange oppotunities for graduate credit and Continuing Education points that can be obtained globally.Convener- Wes Fryer (wesfryer at yahoo dot com)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- Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach (snbeach at cox dot com)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 and facilitate 2-3 meetings (Elluminate is available for your meetings) 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 contact the appropriate convener or leave a comment below with your contact information and someone will get back with you right away. We would like to have committees formed and functioning by the end of August.
I’d love to be involved on some level. I was part of the Media and Comms committee last year and enjoyed it. Am happy to offer my help with either media/comms, helpdesk or live events.
Look forward to hearing back from you.
I am interested in being a part of the Accessibility Options committee… It would be extremely helpful to obtain additional information about what being a part of the committee would entail.
Thanks so much!
I’m happy to help as a member of any of these committees. I’ll go ahead and email the conveners directly as well.
Media and Communications
I would love to “give back”. Put me to work. Live events, media and communication, accessibility.
I would be happy to serve on any committee above and look forward to participating however needed.
I’d love to help out. I’m interested in Live Events committee and would like to hear more about what this role requires.
Looking forward to discussing this more….
Put me to work wherever, but I may be able to help out with the professional development element.
It would be great to have your help on our PD committee, Elaine! I’ll be in touch!
Hi! I’ll gladly help out on any of the committees wherever help is needed. Edwin
Will do any work
I would love to help out with Live Events or Media and Communications.
Would love to help. Please put me down for Media & Communications.
Really feel the need to get the message out in OZ, particularly amongst the ‘head in sand’ brigade!
I am really excited about this opportunity – please let me know how I can help, especially in Live Events, Media and Communications, or Help Desk.
I would love to help and and work on live events again, or any other committee that you deem appropriate.
I’d love to help. Time to give back for all I’ve taken from this wonderful conference.
Would be happy to help with Media and Communications. Ready anytime, just let me know!
Hi. I would like to volunteer. Please let me know how I can help. Just put my name down for where you see a need.
What fun! Thanks for the opportunity!
I would love to serve along side others on a committee. I am a bit of a novice at working on such a large scale, but am willing to try.
I am interested in helping as a volunteer in Media and Communications, Professional Development or Help Desk.
I see so many volunteers. I want to help to. Can you put me on a list that reads “flexible-will serve where needed”?
I’d be happy to help with media and communication, or perhaps with professional development.
I’d like to help with PD, Live Events.
Also with Media & Communications for the great state of Massachusetts and nationally through ASCD.
I would be happy to help with live events, media and communications. Just let me know what to do.
Hi I would like to help in any way that I can – please countme in.
I would be willing to help on the Accessibility committee. Thanks for the opportunity!
I would be willing to help with the media and communications and/or help desk. Congrats to the committee ahead of time for such a great event again!
Not so familiar with the process here. The PD group sounds of interest to me. Being in Australia, will the time diff. be an issue?
I’m willing to help anywhere but my skill set is probably stronger for media/comm or accesssibility.
This is a great opportunity to give back to the education community, so I would be glad to help where needed.
Hey there! Talked with Dean on Twitter and told him I would help out any way that I can, but figured I should comment here as well! Looking forward to it!
I would be willing to help with tech support.
I would love to help out. Media and Communications seems to suit my talents but will be glad to help wherever I can be the most help. I am looking forward to being a part of this wonderful conference.
I’ll help in anyway I can. Let me know where you need help.
Computer froze the last time I tried to reply-wondered if that was a sign 🙂 I would love to volunteer to help with the conference! Probably my best areas for helping would be Media/Communication, Live Events, Help Desk and PD. Put me wherever you need the help. This conf. is always one of the highlights of my year!
Let me know how I can help! What a great opportunity for giving back to a community that I’ve learned so much from. Help Desk sounds fun, but if you need help anywhere else, let me know.
I am a high school science teacher and a technology mentor for other teachers in our school district. I will be glad to help!
I think that this is a fantastic vehicle for online professional development. I would be more than happy to help with this year’s conference in some way. Chris
I would love to help in any way. I do have some connections in the media world to get the word out. Can help with PD or wherever you need help. Looking forward to this conference! Thanks – Barbara
I would love to help out if you are still in need. I can help in any area, have many connections that I could use to spread the word for PR committee. Thanks – Kim
Would love to assist in any way. I have been the coordinator of local conferences here on Long Island for the last three years. Let me know what is needed.
Hi happy to help in any way I can, I think its a great idea that more educators need to know about. Thanks Michael
Hi – I’d love to help in the Media and Communications and PD. Thanks for the opportunity to participate!
Hi – I’d be happy to assist with Media and Communications if you are still requesting volunteer support.