If you are aware of exciting opportunities focusing on educational technology that are not presented by AzTEA, please feel free to post them here. They will be deleted once the event is concluded. This is a great way to "spread the word" about local conferences as well as online virtual conferences. Scroll down to see everything.

iNACOL Conference is being held in Glendale this fall: Nov. 14-16, 2010. It sounds like a fantastic conference!



The International Association for K-12 Online Learning

Who We Are
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership association based in the Washington, DC area with over 3,000 members. We are unique; our members represent a diverse cross-section of K-12 education from school districts, charter schools, state education agencies, non-profit organizations, research institutions, corporate entities and other content & technology providers.

What We Do
Advocacy - Support activities and policies that remove barriers and support effective online education.
Research - Facilitate, conduct and disseminate research, identify promising practices, and develop national K-12 online learning quality standards.
Professional Development - Offer professional development opportunities for administrators and teachers.
Networking - Promote the sharing of information, resources and expertise across the larger education reform community to drive future directions in K-12 online education.

AZ K12 Center Upcoming Workshops

  • Technology Integration: Google Tools
  • Date: February 22, 24, March 1, and 3, 2010
    Address: Arizona Education Association
    345 E. Palm Lane
    City: Phoenix
    Times: 4:30pm-8:00pm
    Cost: $125
    Deadline: 02/08/2010
Notes: Includes materials and light dinner.Notes:
Google offers much more than web search. The giant company has a wide variety of services that are fantastic for education. Not only are Google's tools free, but they work on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. Besides Google's advanced search functions, participants will have hands-on experience with Docs, Sites, Maps, Earth, Gadgets, and the latest and greatest Google has to offer. While learning the ins and outs of some of Google's most popular tools, participants learn how they can be used by teachers and students.

  • In Google Tools, participants will:
  • * Explore effective search techniques
  • * Collaborate on word processing, spreadsheet, and slide show documents
  • * Set up an iGoogle start page
  • * Create and manage a simple website
  • * Insert text, links, and photos on a map
  • * Discover creative ways to use Google's virtual globe in classrooms
  • * Learn about instructional and management strategies
  • * See what's new in Google's laboratory

To read more about these offerings and to register for professional development events go to http://azk12.org/content/technology/

Saturday, February 20, 2010

8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Check out the schedule for the day...)

Lunch provided by the Thompson School District.

Loveland High School
920 W. 29th St
Loveland, CO 80538

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Registration is currently closed for on-site participants. You can still join us virtually , however!

Registration is FREE!

What is Learning 2.0: A Colorado Conversation?

Learning 2.0: A Colorado Conversation, is a conference/unconference/meetup for teachers, administrators, students, school board members, parents, community, and anyone else who is interested in education. There is NO COST for attendees to join the conversation (though Thompson R2-J faculty can pay to receive TIC credit for attending). For more of an idea of what to expect, check out the pages for the first and second editions of Learning 2.0 at Arapahoe High School in 2008 and at Heritage High School in 2009.

Education is conversation. Conversation creates change.

The future of education does not exist in an isolated world of theory conveyed through abstract conference sessions. Instead, it exists in conversations that begin with a robust learning network that is ever-expanding and just-in-time. Learning 2.0 is not the beginning of this conversation, rather it is a stopping point; a time to talk about the visible difference that we all seek.

We read. We reflect. We write. We share. We learn. Come join us for a day of conversation about learning and technology.