From: Bill Kendrick <nbs@so...> - 2009-09-08 18:43:03
I received the following from the "K-12 Open Source Community" group
on ning.com. If anyone out there would like to attend one of these
two conferences as a representative of Tux Paint or Tux4Kids in general,
let me know!
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Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 05:33:50 +0000 (GMT)
From: K-12 Open Source Community
Subject: On K-12 Open Source Community: Two Great Conference Opportunities for Open
Source in K-12
A message to all members of K-12 Open Source Community
OK, here are two great opportunities around Open Source Software for
K-12 that are coming up SOON!
1. The K-12 Open Minds Conference in Indiana, which had an uncertain
future after changes in the Indiana Department of Ed, is BACK ON! Not
only is it on, but the format is changing in some really GREAT ways.
First, the conference is now free. Really, free. No registration fee. :)
Second, Michigan City Area Schools are hosting the event
(significantly contributing to the "fre part!). So join us on October
6th and 7th, 2009 in Michigan City (Indiana) for the third annual K-12
Open Minds Conference about Open Source in K-12 Education.
Third, the conference will now include both formal sessions and
informal sessions--including conversations and gatherings around
topics of interest in various areas of Open Source. So come to learn
and/or present, and to share experiences and projects related to open
technologies on a variety of topics such as teaching and learning,
leadership, and technical issues.
Conference Website: http://k12openminds.org to register (presenters
still wanted and very much encouraged!)
2. For the fourth year in a row, the 2010 Computer Using Educators
(CUE) annual conference will have an Open Source Pavilion and formal
speaker series. Yeah for CUE!
AND there is only 1 week left to submit a proposal to speak at CUE. We
need great speaker proposals on Open Source in K-12 at this
conference, so please consider submitting to present! Please submit
online by next Friday, September 11th, at:
Visit K-12 Open Source Community at: http://community.k12opensource.com
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