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?

One reply

  1. Amy Dixon (formerly Amy Yager from Alief ISD) says:

    Hi Janine! I participated one year but I’m not sure which. I think it was 2008 with Angela Conrad.

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