Last year during the first K-12 Online Conference, the culminating “When Night Falls” event was one of the highlights for many participants. Unlike other live events for the conference which last just an hour, “When Night Falls” is a 24 hour event that literally spans the globe and celebrates as the sun sets around our planet and the two main weeks of the conference draw to a close. The 2 fold purposes of the event are:
1 To give participants an opportunity to share reflections, to build networks and relationships and to make connections with each other. Hopefully, some of the connections people make at K12 Online will grow into global collaborations for students and support networks for all of us as we continue to push the envelope of teaching and learning in the 21st century.
2. To get feedback on this year’s conference as we begin to plan for next year.
Think of “When Night Falls” as a 24 hour opportunity to gather around a “virtual water cooler” or campfire and discuss the ideas as well as connections inspired by the K12Online Conference. “When Night Falls” begins at 12:00 AM Saturday, October 27 GMT.
In addition to planning to participate in “When Night Falls,” please consider serving as a “moderator” for one hour of the event. All details about moderator roles and responsibilities are included on the conference wiki. At this point, the Live Events committee for K12Online07 still needs EIGHT more moderators.
A Flickr group has been created for “When Night Falls” this year, and there’s sure to be a LOT to look forward to with such a creative group of educators getting together! This year instead of meeting up via Skype, we’ll be using Elluminate. This will hopefully make things simpler for participants as well as for moderators recording the event. Please review the conference wiki page for “When Night Falls” and consider being a moderator. It will be an international conference event you won’t soon forget!
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