Next week is the annual Internet2 spring members meeting in DC and I'll be attending the K20 Initiative meetings. Internet2 is the research and education super highway compared to the commercial Internet surface street system of networks. It's of interest to you because it enables us to produce high quality video conferences and to connect easily with sites across the nation and internationally. Other groups with whom you might conference (NASA, museums in other states, etc.) are more and more linked through Internet2.
With the government's National Broadband Plan < http://www.broadband.gov/ >
initiative to bring broadband to underserved areas and to connect schools, museums, and libraries, opportunities to enrich your practice with programs available though video conferencing will increase. The session below will be streamed to the web and will give you a glimpse at some of the latest projects, as well as some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Please consider sharing the announcement below with your friendly local tech coordinator, your colleagues, curriculum directors, professional development directors, and anyone else who might be interested.
"Join the Internet2 K20 Initiative Netcast April 18th, 2011 8am-Noon EST!
The National Internet2 K20 Initiative invites innovators from Internet2 member institutions, community colleges, K-12 schools, libraries, advocacy groups and associations, federal agencies, museums, and other cultural, artistic, historic, and scientific organizations throughout the United States and around the world to explore real-world examples of how extending access to the Internet2 Network is broadening and deepening opportunities in learning, scholarship, and science. This meeting is a celebration of existing partnerships and collaborations and an opportunity to welcome new collaborators into the Internet2 K20 community.
Meeting Agenda: http://k20.internet2.edu/node/134
Tune into the Netcast at the following location: http://events.internet2.edu/2011/spring-mm/agenda.cfm?go=netcast
Remote participants can interact live with the audience and speakers by tweeting us @internet2k20 #I2K20, or posting a message to the K20 Initiative facebook page