This week’s topic is kind of all over the board, but I hope connects to the overall purpose which is preparing for our first #edcampsstlap GHO extravaganza--
I am hoping that the early topics tonight set the stage for you to be excited for conversations that we can have next week for our online video conference #edcampsstlap.
Yes if it isn't clear, from the feedback I have received, next week seemed to work for most people. I am planning on doing it at our normal time. You already have it on your calendar to connect for #sstlap, well now we just get to do it face to face. Well sort of, we will be doing this via Google Hangouts.
I must admit I am not the most organized person, and I am sure there are lots of things that I should have considered or done to get ready for this that I am forgetting... but oh well we are going to take a risk, hope for the best and make an experience.
That being said, tonight is about connecting and preparing for that conversation. We need to look at some topics that people want to connect on, who will moderate those conversations, and who plans on attending which topic of conversation.
I am sharing with you the original document that I did a few weeks back where people could sign up for topics. PLEASE PLEASE ADD your name and ADDITIONAL TOPICS you want to talk about.
I am also sharing a document for people who want to moderate- this just means you will invite people into the conversation and if the conversation stalls, you ask people questions or redirect. The same thing you do in your classroom every day. Don't be nervous YOU CAN DO IT! (Channeling my best Water Boy impression).
So please look at the documents above and adjust any information on there- if you can't make it, or you want a different topic, or you would like to moderate, please sign up.
I am excited about this opportunity to try something different. This may not be something that you find to be a positive experience, even if you don't walk away with a lot of content nuggets, I am envisioning the power of this experience to shape relationships and foster new connections.
Please let me know any questions or concerns.