To all educators in Ontario, Canada: we need a place online to talk. I’ve witnessed and experienced so many wonderful conversations happening between educators abroad but struggle to find these conversations here in my own backyard. As a result, I’ve thought about setting up a place for Ontario educators to come together to engage in professional dialogue with local educators and other educators from around the world. While this will likely have very humble beginnings, I’m hoping that it will grow into a place where meaningful dialogue will result.
After some deliberation, consideration and negotiation, here are the details of this first session:
Who: Educators in Ontario and beyond! (although Adobe Connect licensing restrictions currently limit us to 40 individuals per session)
When: Monday December 29th 2008 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST (click here for time zone information: http://snipurl.com/91wg9)
Where: Online in Adobe Connect: http://connect.tcdsb.org/ontmeetup
- Discussion of the vision and mission of this conversation
- Discussion of a name for the PLN
- Topic for discussion: Participating in an PLN online
Format for this first session:
- 5 minutes: introductions
- 10-15 minutes: presentation on an issue
- 20-25 minute conversation about topic resented
- 5 minute wrap-up
This totals 45 minutes and earlier I stated that this sessions would last one hour. I’m leaving a 15 minute buffer in case we need it.
Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in attending or just show up on Monday (or Tuesday depending on the time zone!) To save on bandwidth, video capabilities will be disabled but please feel free to bring along a mic to engage in voice chat. The room will be open at 5:30 pm to allow anyone to come it, install any required browser plug-ins and to adjust audio input and output settings.
Hope to see you there!