Time: January 9, 2010 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm GMT (NOTE: This is 1:30pm EST on Saturday, January 9. Please click the link to see your local time )

The week 2 keynote speakers, Rachel Boyd and Diego Leal, will present and engage in Q&A with participants via EdTechTalk's Ustream channel and backchannel chat.

Saturday, Jan. 9 1:30-3:00pm EST (Diego 1:30-2:15 and Rachel Boyd 2:15-3:00)

The time for Rachel in NZ will be 8:15am on Jan. 10--+13.00.

Skype Names:
Rachel Boyd (nz-rach)
Diego Leal (qadmon)
Susan van Gelder (susanvg)
Kim Caise: (koolkat051)
Wes Fryer: (wfryer)
Jose Rodriguez: (coordinatortwo)
Maria Knee (agearrings)
Lisa Durff: (mrsdurff)
Peggy George: (pgeorge1)
Sheila Adams: (kmno4s) (possible backup streamer if needed?)

Streamer: Jose Rodriguez
Interview facilitator: Susan
Skype call initiator: Peggy
Google Jockey/Chat Saver: (Note: with the ETT chat we'll be using today (old format returns!) the streamer, Jose, will have to get the chat from the recording)
PR Announcements-Twitter/Plurk/Ping.fm announcer:
Email confirmation to invited speakers (Rachel, Diego, Maria, Jose):
diego@diegoleal.org qadmon@gmail.com

Format for Fireside Chats with keynotes: (Keynotes will be Skyped into the session about 5-10 minutes before the show goes live on ustream.tv/edtechtalk. Play excerpt of presentation-approx. 20 min. [excerpt chosen by keynote], use essential questions for discussion provided by keynotes as well as questions from facilitators and chat room, there will be a streamer and host/facilitator for the conversation from the LIVE Events Committee) Keynote will let us know if they have additional guests they want included in the Skype call for the event. Streaming of event will take place on EdTechTalk ustream channel. Each keynote segment will be approximately 45 minutes. We will also invite the Conference Strand conveners for weeks 1 and 2 to ask if they would like to participate in the Skype call with the keynote presenters.)

Strand Conveners for Week 2: Week in the Classroom and Kicking it Up a Notch

Jose convenes the 2009 “Kicking it Up a Notch” strand.
Maria convenes the 2009 “Week in the Classroom” strand.

Event Details and Presenter Information
Time: January 9, 2010 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Online at EdTechTalk.com/studio
Website or Map: http://edtechtalk.com/studio

Diego Leal

Presentation Title: BRINGing it OUT a notch
Presentation Description: The amazing innovation we are seeing in many classrooms around the world still has a small impact, when compared to the size of our educational systems. How do we bridge the divides to go bigger? This presentation will explore some divides, from a Colombian perspective, and will propose some ideas that could help in bridging them.
La fabulosa innovación que vemos en muchos salones de clase alrededor del mundo todavía tiene un impacto pequeño, en comparación con el tamaño de nuestros sistemas educativos. ¿Cómo creamos puentes para cerrar las brechas y crecer más? Esta presentación explorará algunas brechas, desde una perspectiva colombiana, y propondrá algunas ideas que pueden ayudar a crear puentes para cerrarlas.
Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
Additional Information:
Twitter: qadmon
Blog: http://diegoleal.org/blog
Questions for discussion / Preguntas para discusión
  • ¿Qué brechas observa usted en su entorno? ¿Usted ha experimentado alguna brecha de primera mano? / Do you see any divides in your own environment? How so? Have you experienced a divide first-hand?
  • ¿Qué saltos piensa usted que puede llevar a cabo para atender esas brechas? / What kind of ‘jumps’ can you do in order to do something about those divides?
  • ¿Cuáles son los aspectos de nuestra visión que debemos repensar, si quisiéramos superar las brechas? / What aspects of our vision need to be thought again, if we want to overcome the divides?

Rachel Boyd

Presentation Title: A Peek for a Week – Inside a Kiwi Junior Classroom
Presentation Description: Rachel Boyd’s keynote presentation for the “Week in the Classroom” strand of the K12 Online conference.
A peek for a week inside a kiwi junior classroom of 6 year olds. Come and see what we get up to in our classroom learning during a week using a variety of online and web2 tools.
Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
Additional Information:
I am currently the eLearning Leader and a full time year 2 classroom teacher (6 year olds) from Nelson, New Zealand.
Blog: http://rachelboyd.blogspot.com
Blog or other Website: http://rachelboyd.wikispaces.comTwitter ID: @rachelboyd
NZ EduBlabberings blogRoom 9 Nelson Central 2009 blogRoom 9 Nelson Central Wiki

Questions for Rachel