History of Jazz

This post is an attempt at documenting the history of the 123 VC: Jazzing Up Your Curriculum with Videoconferencing workshop. I’ll include who participated that year, and any major contributions/changes from that year. Please comment and correct and suggest additions as needed!

Updated 8/3/2010.

2005

Participants

  • Lamar Consolidated ISD, Rosenberg, TX, Ken Conn
  • Paris ISD, TX, Bennie Tschoerner
  • Berrien County ISD, Janine Lim

Uniqueness

  • Schedule: Monday am intro to VC, Tues am Academic Challenges, Wed am MysteryQuest Beaches in the morning and ASK as a guest speaker in the afternoon, Thu am exchange simulation
  • Moodle on Bennie’s server
  • First time that MysteryQuest Beaches was used in a workshop
  • First attempt at cross site groups, inspired by Carol Fleck and Kim Perry‘s presentation at Keystone 2004

2006

Participants

  • Lamar Consolidated ISD/Data Projections, Rosenberg, TX (Ken Conn and October Smith) (lead)
  • El Paso ISD, TX (Ashton Graham)
  • ESC Region 8, Mt. Pleasant TX (Adam Martinez and Vicki Allen)
  • NYC DOE Region 4, New York (Andrea Israeli)
  • Berrien County ISD, MI (Janine Lim) (lead)
  • Cooperating School Districts, St. Louis, MO (Rebecca Morrison, Ruth Block and Martha Bogart)
  • ESC Region 12, Waco TX (Roxanne Glaser and Shane Howard)
  • Temple ISD, TX (Paula Yezak)

Uniqueness

  • First year of two simultaneous groups joining together
  • Roxanne Glaser consolidated handouts into one file for the handbook, a major contribution
  • First year of the quick contact list and connection charts (thanks to Roxanne)
  • Settled on the morning simulations: Monday exchange, Tuesday Math Marvels, Wednesday MysteryQuest, Thursday ASK.
  • Guest speakers were: Monday: Paul Hieronymous with his Jeopardy game; Tuesday:  Teacher Testimonials with Stacy Bethel, Kim Pearce, and Pam Hamilton; Wed: CSD with Racial Dialogs and Trial by Wire and Andrea Israeli with Poetry Slam; Thu: GNG and Robert Symberlist from UKERNA

2007

June Participants

  • Berrien County ISD, MI (Janine Lim) (lead)
  • ESC Region 12, Waco TX (Roxanne Glaser and Shane Howard)
  • El Paso, TX (Ashton Graham)

July Participants

  • Lamar Consolidated ISD/Data Projections, Rosenberg, TX (Ken Conn and October Smith) (lead)
  • El Paso, TX (Ashton Graham)
  • NCOESC, OH (Kathy Mohr)
  • Berrien County ISD, MI (Janine Lim) (c0-lead)
  • ESC Region 12, Waco TX (Roxanne Glaser and Shane Howard) (co-lead)
  • ESC 8, TX (Jodie Ingram, Melodie Wahlert, Adam Martinez)
  • ESC 10, TX (Vicki Allen, Lori Colwill, Bob Avant)

Uniqueness

  • Roxanne started us using Flickr to build community
  • The year of the cockroaches
  • First year with two sessions: June and July
  • The June session was an experiment in doing Jazz in 4 days instead of 5
  • Guest speakers: Monday Greenbush, Tuesday Teacher Testimonials and the Shane Howard show, Wednesday Global Nomads, Thursday CSD, MO and NOECA, OH

2008

June Participants

  • Berrien County ISD, MI, Janine Lim (lead)
  • EduTech, ND, Kim Owen and Tabitha Lang
  • El Paso ISD, TX, Ashton Graham
  • Torfaen LEA, Wales, Steve Roberts
  • ESC Region 12, Waco, TX Roxanne Glaser and Shane Howard (lead)
  • Humble ISD, TX, Angela Conrad
  • Dallas ISD, TX, Lori Colwill

July Participants

  • Berrien RESA, MI, Janine Lim (lead)
  • ESC Region 7, Kilgore, TX, Mary Smith and Glenda Hickey
  • El Paso ISD, TX, Ashton Graham
  • ESC Region 12, Waco, TX Roxanne Glaser and Shane Howard (lead)
  • NCO ESC, OH, Kathy Mohr
  • Fort Bend ISD, TX, Sally Staner
  • Lamar Consolidated ISD/Data Projections, Rosenberg, TX (Ken Conn and October Smith) (lead)
  • ESC Region 8, Mt. Pleasant, TX, Jodi Ingram and Melodie Wahlert
  • GST BOCES, NY, René Carver
  • Dallas ISD, TX, Lori Colwill and Vicki Allen

Uniqueness

2009

June Participants

  • Berrien RESA, MI, Janine Lim (lead)
  • Torfaen LEA, Wales, Steve Roberts
  • SCOCA, OH, Melissa Higgs-Horwell
  • ESC Region 7, Kilgore, TX, Mary Smith
  • Hays CISD, TX, Christie Rickert
  • Dallas ISD, TX, Lori Colwill (lead)
  • El Paso ISD, TX, Ashton Graham
  • Fort Bend ISD, Corlette Hill
  • SD 73, Kamloops, BC, Tracy Poelzer

July Participants

  • Lamar Consolidated ISD/Data Projections, Rosenberg, TX (Ken Conn and October Smith) (lead)
  • NCO ESC, OH, Kathy Mohr and Paul Hieronymous
  • Gladewater ISD, OH
  • Dallas ISD, TX, Lori Colwill, (lead)
  • El Paso, TX Ashton Graham
  • Region 4, TX, Diane Edgar
  • EduTech, ND, Kim Owen and Tabitha Lang
  • ESC Region 12, Waco, TX Roxanne Glaser and Shane Howard (lead)
  • Fort Bend ISD, TX, Sally Staner
  • GST BOCES, René Carver

Uniqueness

2010

June Participants

  • Berrien RESA, MI, Janine Lim (lead)
  • Hays CISD, TX (Christie Rickert)
  • Killeen ISD, TX (Debbie Alston)
  • Torfaen LEA, Wales (Lisa Bodenham and Steve Roberts)
  • Dallas ISD, TX, Lori Colwill (lead)
  • EduTech, ND, Kim Owen and Tabitha Lang
  • El Paso ISD, TX, Ashton Graham
  • SD 73, Kamloops, BC, Tracy Poelzer

July Participants

  • Lamar Consolidated ISD/Data Projections, Rosenberg, TX (Ken Conn and October Smith) (lead)
  • NORT2H, (Paul Hieronymous)
  • Gladewater ISD, OH (Glenda Hickey)
  • El Paso, TX (Ashton Graham)
  • Dallas ISD, TX, Lori Colwill, (lead)
  • Berrien RESA, MI (Janine Lim)
  • CNYRIC, NY (Amy Spath)
  • Fort Bend ISD, TX (Corlette Hill and team)

Uniqueness

Graph of Participation

The following graph shows the total number of sites each year. If a site was in the June and July session both, they are counted two times.

Reflection Question:

Those of you who have participated in Jazz, what am I missing? What do you see as the greatest contribution of Jazz to your use of videoconferencing? Those of you who haven’t participated in Jazz, what questions are raised?

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