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2013 Announcements Building Learning Leading Learning Open Learning Outside Learning

Announcing K-12 Online 2013 Presenters

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Please join the organizers of the 2013 K-12 Online Conference in congratulating our selected presenters for this year’s conference! As in past years, our conference is organized into four strands. Each strand has an invited keynote speaker and (at least) nine additional selected speakers. Our conference begins October 14th with a pre-conference keynote presentation. Strands for 2013 are:

Week of Oct 21 – 25: Open Learning and Outside Learning
Week of Oct 28 – Nov. 1: Leading Learning and Building Learning


Shannon Miller
Van Meter, Iowa, USA


Steve Hargadon and Audrey Watters
Lincoln, California and Hermosa Beach, California, USA

Tanya Avrith and Holly Clark
EduSlam! Ideas for Crowdsourcing Your Professional Development
Montreal, Quebec, Canada and San Diego, California, USA

Bill Fitzgerald
Writing and Sharing Open Content
Portland, Oregon, USA

Vanessa Gennarelli
Radically Learner-Centered: Badges at P2PU
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Naomi Harm
Any Device Will Do! Best Practices of BYOD Implementation
Brownsville, MN USA

Alan Hudson
The planning and development of a free online resource – “˜A Trifling History of the Moving Image’
Wells, Somerset, UK

Brendan Murphy
The Open Online Experience: Creating Your Own Professional Development
Richmond, Illinois, USA

Jane Park
School of Open Courses for Educators
Los Angeles, California, USA

Verena Roberts
Adventures in Open Learning
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

David Wells
Writing – its all about Collaboration and Sharing!
Montpelier, Vermont, USA


Kathy Cassidy
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada

Terra Bodkins and Bess Altman
Blogging for Little People
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Harry Brake
Project-based Blogging Through the Educational Terrain
Mexico City, Mexico

Janine Campbell
Going Outside the Lines: Redefining Learning Spaces with Field Trips, Skype Chats, and Online Tools
Dorr, Michigan, USA

JoAnn Delaney
Science Is All Around Our Town: QR Scavenger Hunt using Google Earth
Hershey, PA USA

Erin Fitzpatrick
Place-Based Education – Partnering with the Grand Traverse Conservation District
Traverse City, Michigan USA

Tricia Fuglestad
Making and Sharing Fugleflicks (student-created, art-related movies)
Hoffman Estates, IL USA

Tressa Graveley
Extreme Communication
Helmville, Montana, USA

Leslie Pralle Keehn
5 Themes of Geography: Local to Global
Blairsburg, Iowa, USA

Todd Nesloney
Connecting Kids Globally
Brenham, Texas, USA

Luis Perez
Photography for All
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Jaime Wood
Expanding Learning Possibilities through Crowdfunding Education Projects
Portland, Oregon, USA


Larry Ferlazzo
Keynote: Developing Leadership in Classrooms, Schools and Communities
Sacramento, California, USA

Michael Boll
Bringing Digital Badges to your Organization
Shanghai, China

Jeffrey Bradbury
Paperless Classroom Websites for Student Engagement
New Jersey, USA

Candice Clark
Digital Portfolios
Hurricane, West Virginia, USA

Kelly Dumont
Creativity and the Common Core (or other standards)
Riverton, Utah, USA

V. Paige Hale
Leading by Example: Harnessing the Internet to Promote Professional Growth and Lifelong Learning
Salvisa, Kentucky, USA

Betsy Hanger
Mindfulness and Neuroscience: How a Contemplative Curriculum Improves Focus, Connectedness, and Self-Regulation
Los Angeles, California, USA

Laura McBain
Deeper Learning Online
San Diego, California, USA

Julia Osteen
The Promise of Leadership
Lewisburg, Tennessee, USA

Jenny Rankin
If You Want Data to Transform Learning, Present It as “Over-the-Counter”
Laguna Beach, California, USA

Brad Waid
Game Changing Apps!
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA


Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager
Los Angeles, California, USA

Chris Betcher
Coding for Kids
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Carol Broos
T3: Triple Threat in Tech Using Transliteracy
Gurnee, Illinois, USA

Cyndi Danner-Kuhn
Ideas for Sharing Artifacts Created in the Classroom
Manhattan, Kansas, USA

John Graves
Auckland, New Zealand

Claire Kreuger
Constructing Identity with an iPad Treaty Education Through Digital Storytelling
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada

David Lockhart
20 Creation Apps in 20 Minutes
Marietta, Georgia, USA

Ann Oro
Building Knowledge of Web Search
Roselle Park, New Jersey, USA

Vinnie Vrotny and Sheryl Peterson
STEAM (Science-Tinkering-Aesthetics-Engineering-Math): Creating a Maker Culture
Palatine, Illinois, USA

Dan Whisler
Energy 101- Making Connections By Combining STEM and PBL in the Classroom
Hutchinson, Kansas, USA

Katie Ann Wilson
A Story + A Green Wall = 1 Amazing Transformed Digital Story
Pratt, Kansas, USA

Remember to download and share our 2013 conference flyer with other educators you know, and mark your calendar for the start of the K-12 Online Conference October 14th!

2013 Announcements

Announcing K12Online 2013 Keynoters

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The organizing team for the 2013 K-12 Online Conference is pleased to announce our fantastic lineup of keynote speakers for this year’s conference! Please download, print and share the marketing flyer PDF which has all the details. If you’re attending ISTE 2013 in San Antonio, stop by the blogger’s lounge and pick up several printed copies of the flyer so you can share the conference with others!

If you’re new to the K-12 Online Conference, please read our About page as well as as our Goals and Core Values. Since 2006, K-12 Online has hosted a free, all-volunteer online conference with 40+ free videos each year featuring some of the most creative and innovative teachers sharing their best ideas for engaging students with digital tools and effective learning strategies. All past keynote addresses are now available on our YouTube channel, and we’re in the process of migrating all past presentations there too.

Shannon Miller will kick off our 2013 conference with a pre-conference keynote on Monday, October 14th. During week 1 of the conference which starts October 21st, Steve Hargadon & Audrey Watters will keynote the “Open Learning” strand, while Kathy Cassidy will keynote “Outside Learning.” During week 2, starting October 28th, Larry Ferlazzo will keynote “Leading Learning” while Sylvia Martinez & Gary Stager will keynote “Building Learning.” Please forward and share this post on social media to get the word out about our fantastic keynoters for this year’s conference!

Also remember our call for proposals for the 2013 conference remains open through August 16. Please consider submitting a proposal and inviting other educators you know to submit!

2013 K-12 Online Conference Flyer


2013 Announcements

K12Online 2013 Call for Proposals

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The 2013 K-12 Online Conference organizer team is pleased to announce dates for this year’s conference as well as our call for proposals. Since 2006, K-12 Online has offered unique, free, entirely volunteer-powered opportunities for educators worldwide to share and learn together about innovative ways to use technology tools to enhance teaching and learning at all levels.


The theme for the 2013 conference is “Transforming Learning.” The conference will begin with a pre-conference keynote on Monday, October 14th. The next two weeks, starting on October 21st, 40 presentations will be published in four different strands, with four presentations posted per day. All K-12 Online presentations are published as pre-recorded videos, generally no longer than 20 minutes in length. The 2013 conference strands are Open Learning, Outside Learning, Leading Learning, and Building Learning.

Open Learning (convened by Karen Fasimpaur)
Open learning is about transparency, inclusiveness, sharing, collaboration, agency, and authenticity. It’s about how we make, share, and learn — together. If you are using or sharing open-licensed, shareable resources, participating in open communities for learning (PLNs, MOOCs, etc.), or otherwise encouraging participative learning that transcends the normal classroom boundaries, please share your stories!

Outside Learning (convened by Susan van Gelder)
Do you take mobile devices outside the classroom? Do you connect with others beyond your school and across the globe? Do you take your students on field trips (real or virtual). Have you brought in visitors via Skype or in person? Where do you go for your own learning? How do you bring the outside in and the inside out? Learn about how other teachers are opening up their classrooms and be inspired to take more of your learning outside!

Leading Learning (convened by Jose Rodriguez)
Leadership is a critical part of innovation in education, whether it is “driven” by leaders, self-directed, or led by informal means. In this strand, sessions will focus on the leaders of education who may or may not be in formal leadership positions. Participants will be encouraged to consider various types of leadership in the classroom, in the school, and in the community. Additionally, we’ll explore strategies to foster strong leadership in ourselves, our colleagues, and in our school families. Finally, we’ll look at the impact that leadership has upon the growth of the profession and ultimately, the world.

Building Learning (convened by Ginger Lewman)
In the real world, we build things. Hands-on learning is intrinsically authentic, building upon learners’ previous knowledge. Sessions in this strand will address the literal construction of artifacts, digital or otherwise, and maker-spaces, as well as the idea of building learning through a constructivist approach. Participants will explore ideas and strategies for creating and sustaining a “building learning” environment.

Please see our “Presentation Guidelines” for more information about formats and requirements.

Please consider submitting a proposal for the 2013 K-12 Online Conference by July 31st August 16th, and personally invite other educators you know to submit a proposal. K-12 Online offers great learning experiences every year because of our fantastic presenters. Your encouragement to others to present, as well as your own willingness to present, will make K-12 Online 2013 our best year ever!