I can't tell you how disappointed I was when my Dr. told me my illness would not allow me to fly to Shanghai and join the conference. I had been planning for months, obtained my Visa, even bought surprises I had planned on sharing with Jeff Utecht and other friends when I arrived. Jenny Luca and I had even made plans to finish our planning for the Australian branch of the International PLP cohort while we were at the conference together.
Then I got the idea of still following through with the conference virtually. My thinking was that having a virtual presenter underscored the very spirit of all we would be discussing at Learning 2.008. Much to my delight Jeff, Jon Zurfluh, and committee said yes. So the conference started for me with the making of this Ted Talks style video. It was a first attempt at such a thing and was unnerving. Take a look and let me know what you think.
Sheryl's Ted Talks Shanghai Style
Find more videos like this on Learning 2.008 Shanghai Conference
The sessions I offered were surprisingly well attended. I really didn't expect many folks to come due to the great minds that were presenting next to me in the flesh there at the conference.
All of my sessions can be found on my wiki and on the Learnng 2.0 community.
- The Dimensions of Change within Schools in the 21st Century Here is the Elluminate Archive of the Dimensions session and the corresponding wiki page with all the resources.
- Engaging Staff & Students:Leadership’s Use of Web 2.0 Tools for Global Collaboration Here is the Elluminate archive of the Engaging presentation and the corresponding wiki resources.
During this session we collaborated together to collectively build an implementation plan. It was high energy and participants were very active. All the bulleted action items and other pics and generated data will be shared on this page shortly.
The group was amazing and in one hour they identified barriers to implementation, generated proactive solutions to overcoming the barriers and then crafted measurable action plan statements to implement and sustain the ideas they had generated. Amazing.
Big Thanks! None of this would have been possible without the gifted assistance of Jon Zurfluh. He was my avatar. The in the flesh representation of me who carried out my instructions, pulled up videos and slides, and facilitated the implementation session. He is my rock star. Thanks Jon