The participants will include:
- Jason Hoekstra - Jason is the Technology Solutions Advisor at the US Department of Education. As part of his work in the Department, Jason is working on the Learning Registry, a system to support improved sharing and collaboration among people creating and using online content for learning.
- Bud Hunt - Bud is an Instructional Technology Coordinator for the St. Vrain Valley School District in northern Colorado. Prior to becoming an Instructional Technologist, Bud taught English. He has been blogging about technology, writing, learning, and learning online since before there was an internet.
- Bryan Ollendyke - Bryan works in the e-Learning Institute at Penn State as an Instructional Web Technologist. Bryan has been a leading advocate for Drupal within higher education, and is the main developer of ELMS, a Drupal-based learning and instructional design platform.
- Glenn Moses - Glenn is the Director of Blended Learning at Denver Public Schools. Glenn has spent over a decade designing and working in blended learning environments, and helped build the largest blended learning program in the state of Nevada.
- Michael Wacker - Michael is the Online Professional Development Coordinator at Denver Public Schools. Michael designs and facilitates online learning spaces for educators to inquire, share, reflect, and connect.
The panel will be moderated by Bill Fitzgerald; Bill worked in K12 education for 16 years prior to starting FunnyMonkey, an open source development shop that works primarily with education and non-profit organizations.
The panel discussion will start by focusing on the professional needs of people working at different levels within different types of educational systems, and what tools have helped them meet those needs.
The Unconference is free, and takes place on March 19th, in Denver, Colorado. See you there!