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2008 Announcements

Willing to Volunteer?

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.


  1. Chris Betcher

    Hi guys,
    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.

  2. Elena Tobin

    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!

  3. Lee Kolbert

    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

    Live Events

    Help Desk

  4. Elaine Roberts

    Put me to work wherever, but I may be able to help out with the professional development element.

  5. Edwin Wargo

    Hi! I’ll gladly help out on any of the committees wherever help is needed. Edwin

  6. Julie Squires

    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!

  7. Kathy Gryta

    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.

  8. Nancy Pratt

    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!

  9. Jason Bengs

    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.

  10. Jeff Johnson

    I am interested in helping as a volunteer in Media and Communications, Professional Development or Help Desk.

    Jeff Johnson
    Glendale, WI

  11. Scott Meech

    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!

  12. Elaine Talbert

    Hi there,

    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?

  13. Teryl Magee

    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!

  14. Judith Epcke

    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.

  15. Peggy George

    Computer froze the last time I tried to reply-wondered if that was a sign đŸ™‚ 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!

  16. Thomas Cooper

    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.

  17. Marie Pool

    I am a high school science teacher and a technology mentor for other teachers in our school district. I will be glad to help!

  18. Chris Dahl

    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

  19. Barbara Bray

    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

  20. Kim Jurczak

    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

  21. Michael Beilharz

    Hi happy to help in any way I can, I think its a great idea that more educators need to know about. Thanks Michael

  22. Gailene Nelson

    Hi – I’d love to help in the Media and Communications and PD. Thanks for the opportunity to participate!


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