What is Learning 2.0: A Colorado Conversation?

Learning 2.0: A Colorado Conversation, is a one day conference/meetup for teachers, administrators, students, school board members, parents and anyone who is interested in education. It will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm (MST, GMT -7) at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, USA. We assume most folks will be from Colorado, but everyone is welcome to attend, and we are working on some ideas for virtual participation.

Education is conversation. Conversation creates change.

The future of education does not exist in the isolated world of theory and abstract conference sessions. Instead, it exists in conversations. It exists in creating a robust learning network that is ever-expanding and just-in-time. Learning 2.0 is not the beginning of this conversation. It is merely 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.

USTREAM RECORDINGS & CHAT ARCHIVES






Conference Details

Schedule

Our schedule is jam-packed with conversational goodness. Please select a session and head in that direction (virtually or physically).

Registration

You must register so that we know how many folks to expect and so that we can have enough lunches available. (Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch?)

Location

Arapahoe High School , located on the northwest corner of University and Dry Creek in Centennial, Colorado (directions are here). You'll want to park on the east side of the building, entering into the parking lot from either University or west bound Dry Creek. If you're a visual person, here's a map (note that it has two pages, second page is a map of the building indicating where sessions will be).

Weather

We'll use the contact information you submit as part of your registration to contact you should we have to postpone due to weather. We'll also put a giant notice here and on our blogs.

Cost

Free, baby. And lunch is included, thanks to the generous support of Littleton Public Schools, St. Vrain Valley Public Schools, and Arapahoe High School.

Wireless

BYOL (that would be Bring Your Own Laptop) - we'll have wireless access to the Internet (filtered) - we may test our capacity to handle density of machines, but hopefully things will go swimmingly. If not, we have wired machines in various places you can access.

Questions for Students

We're having a student panel discussion during lunch. Here's your chance to submit some questions for them to consider.

Invite Others

We strongly encourage you to invite other folks from your school, district, neighborhood, or learning network to attend as well. It would be great if everyone could bring at least one person with them that is perhaps new to this conversation. Bring a trusted student or two, too.

Promote Learning 2.0

Feel free to use the brilliant flyer designed by Ben Wilkoff (suitable for printing and posting), or this not quite brilliant, yet still nifty, badge for your blog, wiki or website.

Ustream Channels

Watch the sessions virtually, comment on the action, or just use the chat as a backchannel.

Classroom 2.0 Group

This is a dedicated Group within the Classroom 2.0 social network for this event. Please go and join up.

Technorati Tag for this event: colearning20

Did you miss the reminder and detail e-mail sent in mid-February? Here's a copy of it, in case you need it. Here's a copy, too, of the thank you and evaluation mailing from Feb. 27th.


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