I started the laying the groundwork today for an event at my school centered around K12 Online. I'm hoping I can get 8 to 12 teachers/administrators to stick around on a Friday night in November to view some of the presentations. I first heard about this idea from Jeff Utecht, who hosted a LAN party like this with some of his colleagues last year.
Here's the rough outline.
30 min - View one of the keynotes as a group - discuss.
1 hour - View 2 sessions on your own or in a small group - whole group sharing/break
1 hour - View 2 more sessions with a whole group sharing/reflection
Then, further discussion takes place at a local watering hole after the event.
Sounds like a good time, doesn't it? I sent the info out to my staff today and do have some interested people. I'm excited.
Do you have any tips for this event? Things I should or shouldn't do? Let me know.