What it means to be a Change Agent in Educational Technology
Monday April 5 - 8:00 pm. EST
Special Guests: Ben Hazzard and Rodd Lucier

Hostess: Gwyneth Jones
Archived Session - Re-live the Discussion!

How this digital phenomenon came about and how it came to the Cafe.
I was watching from the sidelines in a snowstorm, dejected about not being at Educon this year...tapping my PLN via Twitter came across this product.
From the Educon Twitter Feed:
benhazzard: We wrote a book today at Educon! The Field Guide for Change Agents http://bit.ly/chffPw (RT, take, read, share!)

So, of course i HAD to blog about it and was proud to be one of those first embeds. Was blown away by the preso...so simple, so clean....so sticky!Sunday, Jan 31 Afternoon: 1650 views, 12 favs, 8 embeds
Monday, Feb 1 Morning: 2647 views, 17 favs, 16 embeds
Tuesday, Feb 2 Morning: 3617 views, 23 favs, 20 embeds
Today.....Thursday March 4th.....6556 views, 39 favs, 31 embeds
I think this counts as Viral! and thus became our determination to bring Ben Hazzard (and hopefully his partner in crime, Rodd Lucier ) to our TL Virtual Cafe to talk about this very important subject!....
~Gwyneth Jones


.....from his Learning, Together blog:
This past weekend I was at Educon 2.2 and have the opportunity to present two sessions. One of the sessions was with Rodd Lucier. During our planning for this session Rodd and I decided to plan a session that would require participants to collaboratively write a document. To do this we used Google Docs’ presentation tool within frameworks that we had brainstormed. Basically, we wondered if we could have a discussion about supporting each other as we lead colleagues through the change process, then document these thoughts in a book called, A Field Guide for Change Agents.
As Rodd wrote:

Teaching by doing, we did our best to model:
1] how to build relationships among project participants;
2] how to contribute to shared documents simultaneously;
2] how to attribute Creative Commons licensed content;
3] how to offer ‘choice’ to participants;
4] how to take shared responsibility in creating a product;
5] how to engage remote participants in a meaningful way;
6] how to create and distribute a product for a real world audience.

Educators in person and around the globe contributed their ideas and
wrote a book in a session. This book is available to freely download at
http://www.slideshare.net/bhazzard/field-guide-for-change-agents.
Each author contributed at least one page with ‘one-liner’ wisdom and
a creative commons image from Flickr.com. The book was then shared
back with participants and the education community by posting it on a
sharing site, Slideshare.com, where it was the most downloaded content
in the first 24 of its release.
Field Guide For Change Agents View more presentations from Ben Hazzard.
“This Field Guide for Change Agents was developed during a workshop at Educon 2.2 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 30, 2010. As workshop leaders, we were honoured to have participation by educators from around the world, including remote participants who joined us via Elluminate.”

The creators have agreed to license their work with an Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Creative Commons license. You are free to share or adapt the work, on the condition that the author page and photo attributions are included.

The following folks have reflected, posted, or commented on this process:
Lorna Costantini, Tony Searl, Anne Weaver, and Cathy Nelson.

About: Ben Hazzard

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I am a teacher based in Port Lambton, Ontario, Canada . I have taught grades 4 through 7 and am currently a curriculum consultant for my district. I am active online via a podcast about interactive whiteboards.
You may know me from: The SMARTBoard Lessons Podcast, my blog, twitter, plurk, skype: bhazzard, or email communications.
I invite you to join me at my newest project: TeachersConnecting.com to find cross-classroom collaboration partners. A smarter way to find a collaboration partner.
When not online I practice my slapshot during a local ice hockey league , attempt to jump the boat's wake when wakeboarding , and regularly burn a variety of meat, seafood, & veggies on the grill .

About: Rodd Lucier

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As a teacher who has used media and other communications technologies to connect with learners for more than 20 years, I'm looking for opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations with teachers who see themselves as learners.

Blog: The Clever Sheep
Twitter: thecleversheep