Virtual Conference

Thursday September 24, 1998

 

Donalyn Heise opened the conference and thanked everyone for coming.

Ron Abdouch spoke briefly and gave a general overview of what we hope to accomplish.

Janet Macklem served as Facilitator.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE:

1) A Virtual Conference is (VC) an interactive, structured meeting not

limited to or by geographic boundaries & has a prescribed intent,

outcome, or purpose.

2) Thematic gathering synchronous & asynchronous of people of similar

interests with specifically stated project descriptions that are tied

directly to the curriculum.

 

3) Virtual Conference is a forum for bringing people ideas & resources

together using appropriate technology and time frames for the purpose

of interacting, reflecting, creating & evaluating.

4) Virtual Conference: Communication across a distance that can be in

"REAL TIME", but not limited to real time. V.C.s allow anyone, anytime,

anywhere to come together to share ideas.

There are no barriers.

WHO:

For K-12 students

- Keep if focused

- Pride in presenting

- Power in corresponding with artists

- Human contact important

What does the call for proposal/presentations look like?

Advocacy - Dissemination

Enhance existing unit by using VC structure & resources

 

Who Presenting (Students)

Video tape - Student involvement to share

Different methods of communication

Culmination is the Virtual Conference

Who puts it together? Students ? Teachers?

 

WHERE / WHEN:

Board meeting APRIL 16, 1999

to Showcase "Virtual Conference"

When do proposal need to be in?

Time Line work within

- November - February (Prep time)

- February - April (Tech time)

 

WHY: Why are we doing this

- THE KIDS

Why are we First?

- Potential to benefit students directly

- No transportation costs

- Cost effective

- saves time

- Nebraska a leader in Technology

- creates awareness

- visibility

- links different types of technology

- positive impact on some, (others fear spending tax dollars)

HOW:

How will we make it so?

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

We have not clearly defined the "MISSION STATEMENT"

Donalyn's statement: The Posters K12 Academic Virtual Conference is designed to model constructivist learning theory, interdisciplinary teaching and Discipline-Based Art education (DBAE) in an interactive, global collaboration. New emerging technologies inter grated with the arts will be utilized to promote higher order thinking skills.

Big Idea; How posters reflect societal concerns, record and

celebrate historical events.

Small Group (1): The Posters K12 Academic Virtual Conference will model constructivist learning theory, interdisciplinary teaching and Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE) in an interactive, global collaboration. New emerging technologies inter grated with the arts will be utilized to promote higher order thinking skills.

Big Idea; How posters communicate societal concerns, record and

celebrate historical events.

Revision of Mission Statement group (1) ; The Posters K12 Academic Virtual Conference "Discovering Your Community" will connect Students, Teachers, Communities and Consortium Partners, to new and innovation learning opportunities.

Purpose statement ; To Demonstrate How Art in, Teaching Constructivist and Interactive teaching does positively impact student learning.

Small Group (2): The Posters K12 Academic Virtual Conference is designed to model and assist constructivist learning theory, interdisciplinary teaching and Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE) in an interactive, collaboration. American posters among students reflect societal concerns, record and celebrate historical events among students statewide.

Students will utilize innovative technologies to explore how.

 

Small Group (3): The Mission is to build an interactive Technology environment for learning based upon, a) Arts Integration to promote higher order through skills, b) Interdisciplinary, c) collaboration engaged

Big Idea; How Posters, as works of art, reflect societal concerns,

record & celebrate American community.

 

Target Participants: K-12 Students

 

Small Group (4): The "Discovering Your Community" Virtual Conference will showcase the students knowledge of how posters reflect societal concerns, record & celebrate historical events.

Annual purpose statement:

Student Objectives:

1) To learn more about the posters

2) To help students inter grate avenues of knowledge

3) To interact with others, within & outside of their classrooms

4) To present their project

5) To engage in evaluative, interpretive discussion

6) To apply learning to their own life

7) To broaden their perspective

8) To successfully use technology, constructivism, interdisplinary

concepts & arts

9) To problem solve individually and in groups

10) To understand new technologies

11) To broaden their definition of community be using a wide range of

technologies, audiences & resources.

Conference Objectives:

1) To provide an opportunity for students to interact, evaluate, create &

reflect

2) To experience virtual conferencing

3) To provide a place for the students to showcase their work

4) To provide forum and/or chat opportunities.

 

What are the Benefits for School Districts:

1) Recognition: Print/Video

2) Educating the community

3) National us Local issues discussed

4) PR for the "POSTERS CONFERENCE"

 

What are the Benefits for Communities:

1) Recognition: Teachers & Students

2) Educating the community about resources, ESU's,vs what happens in

schools/computers/arts/technology

3) Benefits because the community is linked to the real world

4) Explore / Build pride of community based on heritage.

AN IMPORTANT QUESTION?

What will be the payoff for the teachers? (1) RECOGNITION (2) A BOOK

OR DOCUMENTARY (VIDEO)

 

What are the benefits for Grant partners:

1) Exposure to organizations & programs

2) Networking piece to reach teachers & other museums

3) Allows them to develop resources, meeting needs of classrooms

4) Enables museums supporters/board to see how museums meets

educational needs.

5) Enables community to view how monetary resources are used

6) Opens partnerships up to community (life long learning for families)

7) Brings resources out of buildings & into the community

8) Assists partners in visioning future resources/innovations.

 

Teacher Objectives:

1) Showcase student achievement in all curriculum areas.

2) To collaborate with other classrooms

3) Teacher learns new skills & technologies & the application thereof.

4) Learn new ideas.

5) Identify teacher expertise areas

6) meets students learning styles

7) Visibility

8) Understanding & Appreciation of standards

9) Life long learning

10) Allows teachers to be risk takers

11) Allows & Encourages administrative participation & involvement.

 

Dennis McIntyre's Questions:

Who is PRESENTING to Whom?

Who is NETWORKING to Whom?

for what REASONS?

by what METHODS?

 

Attendance at the planning committee on September 24, 1998:

 

Ron Abdouch Donalyn Heise

Steve Bross Liz Hoffman

Sheila Brown Robin Kammandel

Tom Brown Janet Macklem

Sue Burch Cheri McIntyre

Carl Clark Dennis McIntyre

Erik Clark Cindy McWhirter

Colette de Frey Bill Menousek

Barb Dinslage Margaret Proskovec

Marla Fries Judy Samson

Committees:

 

Publicity:

Pontier Sackrey

Ron Abdouch

Cheri McIntyre

Judy Samson

Technical:

David Stratton

Linda Engel

Sue Reiber

Sue Burch

Cheri McIntyre

Bill Menousek

Dennis McIntyre

Erik Clark

Millennial:

Ron Abdouch

Carl Clark

Liz Hoffman

Sheila Brown

Robin Kammandel

 

Assessment/Evaluation:

Neal Grandgenett

Janet Macklem

 

Content:

Margaret Proskovec

Jane Lavino

Carl Clark

Dennis Hansen

Cindy McWhirter

Sheila Brown

Barb Dinslage

 

Next Meeting for Virtual Conference Thursday's October 1, 1998

Recap the first Conference for those that were unable to attend.

Students have be invited to participate in the Conference.

The Committees will meet and discuss there ideas and concerns.