Wow we have so many choices or professional development this week, I feel like my head is SPINNING.
David Loertscher will be in Second Life Tuesday at 8PM. Read about it here! Not comfy with Second Life? Me either, but I will be there as Bentley Noel, trying desperately to appear normal and soaking up his wealth of shared knowledge and insight. And yes-it is a techy thing, and yes, even David Loertscher is acknowledging how techy our profession has become. Look at the topic alone: “Reinventing School Libraries and Computer Labs: The Time Has Come!”
So come everyone–get a life! A Second Life, and join me, Bentley Noel (SL name) for a live presentation in a very real virtual world–Second Life.
A Twilight Webinar
Wednesday of this week we have the SCASL IT’s sponsored Webinar on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series. This is a LIVE event at 4PM, and is sure to be an exciting event as we pioneer our way into the future of literacy, literature, and tools, tools, tools. Brush up on your chatting skills and txt talk folks. No clue what that means? That’s okay, plan to join anywhere where “u just might lrn.” http://breeze.roveracademy.com/scasl/
Check in at 3:45PM.
K12 Online to go
Monday – Friday of this week we have the first half of the 2008 K12 Online Conference, and they will be posting four a day for five straight days FABULOUS content to help you learn, understand, and hopefully implement many innovative forward thinking ways to ENGAGE students. Check out the schedule yourself at the K12Online Conference, or just click here.
What’s a girl to do?
Yes it will be a powerful filled week of PD, but there is good news—most of these events will be archived somewhere for later reference. I myself will listen to all the K12 Online stuff as I travel back and forth to work and back and forth from Rock Hill to Myrtle Beach and vice versa. I hope to be at both the Loertscher event and the Twilight event live, but it is going to require some drive and prioritizing, especially considering I have mandated staff development I must attend both Tuesday & Wednesday from 4-7PM. (No folks, sometimes I really do not have a life outside of school, just in case you are wondering.)
Oh but I still must work…
This is all happening while I still have to work at my day job, 8:30-3:30PM. This is the down side of all of this. If these events and activities were things I were attending live and in-person, I might take a few professional days to accomplish such a week of events. But no, they are all online and after work hours. Sigh. I’m a glutton for punishment. Oh well, at least the week will fly by.