It’s hard to believe that the Virtual School Symposium (VSS) is already here! On Sunday, I’ll get a chance to share the stage with some awesome folks, as shared below. I’m definitely nervous but have started organizing my materials for the event online (view them here). Kirsten Peterson has organized a slate of presenters under the general title and description as a PreConference Session:

This hands-on session will provide an overview to emerging technologies for online learning. The session will engage participants in conversation around creating successful learning communities, promoting collaboration, and enhancing instructive techniques with Web 2.0 tools. Participants who bring laptop computers will have an opportunity to try out a collection of Web 2.0 tools and think together about strategies for selecting and incorporating the ones that most meet their identified virtual school needs.

For those of you that plan to attend the Pre-Conference session, what are you looking for out a hands-on Moodle session?

Web 2.0 and Emerging Technologies for Online Learning
Pre-Conference Session
Sunday, November 15, 2009
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions: Kirsten Peterson, EdTech Leaders Online

Social Networking and Student-Teacher Communication

    Steve Hargadon, Social Learning Consultant, Elluminate, Inc.
    Jay D. Bennett, Instruction and Course Coordinator, Michigan Virtual University
    Discussion and Hands-On Activity

Web Tools for Professional Development: A Focus on the Pedagogy

    Barbara Treacy, Director, EdTech Leaders Online
    Kirsten Peterson, Project Director, EdTech Leaders Online

      Discussion and Hands-On Activity

Virtual Learning for Real World Engagement

    Stephen Harris, Director, Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning
    Jeffery Piontek, Head of School, Hawaii Technology Academy
    Discussion and Hands-On Activity

Beyond Web 2.0: Using Course Management Systems to Teach Today’s Learners Effectively

    Miguel Guhlin, Director of Instructional Technology and Learning Services, San Antonio ISD
    Jeff Borden, Senior Director of Teaching and Learning, Pearson eCollege

      Discussion and Hands-On Activity

Wrap Up / Q&A: Kirsten Peterson, EdTech Leaders Online

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