I'll be speaking at the CUEBC conference in Vancouver later this month, and staying an extra day to run a free Classroom 2.0 workshop for teachers on Saturday, October 24th, from 8:30am - 2:30pm. If you're in the area, you are most welcome to sign up and attend! (The workshop will actually be in Surrey, BC.)
The sign-up and agenda links are at http://wiki.classroom20.com/Vancouver+Surrey+2009. More information on what to expect and how our workshops run is below.
Our Classroom 2.0 LIVE Workshops are hands-on workshops that focus on the use of Web 2.0 in education. They are intended to be much like the Web itself: free, open, engaging, participative, and highly collaborative.
The workshops are also designed to be highly practical, and beginners are especially invited and encouraged to attend--in fact, if you are a beginner, you are the reason we are holding these workshops! We promise you will have a lot of fun as you learn about these important technologies. Each workshop is a blend of presentations, facilitated discussions, and hands-on creation--with lots of time for "drilling down" by getting individual help and instruction.
More seasoned Web 2.0 users will also learn new things from each other, as well as helping to organize the events. In true Web 2.0 fashion, you get to help plan the sessions at your local workshop, and the schedule is designed to be flexible. Each is spearheaded by local organizers, but with support and encouragement from Classroom 2.0, and drawing heavily from the expertise of local educators using Web 2.0.
The workshops are free because of generous sponsorship from companies that share our driving belief: that Web 2.0 is going to have a dramatic and positive effect on education. Please learn more about them, and thank them for supporting this program if you have any contact with them.