Dean Shareski

We’re proud to announce that fellow PLPeep Dean Shareski, Community Leader of the El Paso Cohort and three-year PLP team member is a keynote presenter at the K12Online Conference, kicking off this week!

The K-12 Online Conference (co-created in 2006 by PLP CEO Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach) invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference is run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2010 conference begins on October 11 with Dean’s pre-conference keynote, and will be followed during Oct 18-29 with 40 more presentations and a closing keynote.

Sharing: The Moral Imperative

Check out Dean’s preconference keynote video, Sharing: The Moral Imperative. This keynote looks at the new obligation of sharing for educators. With stories from the a variety of sources, the fact that we now have the ability to teach and share beyond our classrooms is moving from “nice to do” to “necessary to do”. See if you agree, and let us know in the comments.

Join Dean for a live “fireside chat”

If you’d like to discuss his preconference keynote further, please join Dean for a “fireside chat” in Elluminate on October 15, 2010 from 12am to 1am GMT. Before deciding you can’t be up that early, please use this link to verify the DATE and TIME in your local area. This will be the evening of Thursday, October 14th in North America: Specifically 8 pm EST / 7 pm CST / 6 pm MST / 5 pm PST.

Please RSVP for the event using the entry on the K12Online Ning Events Calendar. The direct Elluminate link for the session is also provided there.

Hope you can join us for this open discussion of Dean’s pre-conference keynote!

More about Dean Shareski: Dean was the 2010 ISTE EdTech Leader of the Year. He is a Digital Learning Consultant with the Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada. He specializes in the use of technology in the classroom and is a sessional lecturer for the University of Regina. Dean blogs at Ideas and

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Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.

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