Once upon a time in a land far away I met an incredible group of people. We created, collaborated and learned together. Our time together changed me forever.
From 2007 to 2011 I was part of a very effective and productive team, we met and worked virtually. At first only through text and later voice as technology and tools improved. We worked in a digital platform, created digital products and laid the groundwork to foster a growing community of learners. In essence I had the opportunity to learn and model the teaming that is necessary in today’s modern work force (see previous post). It changed my way of working, thinking and ways of learning forever.
Professionally I have been thinking about how to bring the teaming experiences to K-12 education. I am at ISTE now and it is bringing back memories of the people and experiences of my first ISTE (then NECC) when this incredible team met for the first time when shared our experiences of teaming and creating in a presentation we planned without ever meeting face to face.
I though I would take the opportunity to thank them for helping me to be the educator and learner I am today.
This team was primarily the DEN in SL leadership council that met in Second Life as well at the DEN Guides, and the many educators who came to chat, share ideas and learn together. I am going to list a few names here I know I will leave out somebody it has been a while and I often get real life names and avatar names mixed up, so please forgive.