Anyone can follow a study group on P2PU. Participating is the next level of engagement. The sign-up is a space where interested individuals can express their interest and background in the topic and commit to working with the rest of the participants. Please answer the following set(s) of questions if you want to become a participant or organizer.

Standard Set

This set of signup questions is common to all study groups, courses, ... in P2PU. The answers to these questions will be public once you get accepted.

  • What made you interested in this topic?
  • What do you hope to achieve by participating?
  • Are you interested in helping with the study group organization?


  • Paul Allison   Oct. 22, 2012, 4:49 p.m.


    I'm a consultant with the New York City Writing Project and a Connected Learning Ambassador for the National Writing Project. 

    Location: New York City

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    Let's re-re-re-re MIX!

  • thusme   Oct. 19, 2012, 2:02 a.m.



    Location: d

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  • Jane Krauss   Oct. 17, 2012, 8:15 p.m.


    Long time educator now doing professional development and writing on the topic of project-based learning and the tools that support it.

    Location: Eugene, OR

    Standard Set Answer:

    I want to learn from like-minded people who are constantly enhancing their practice through peer-to-peer learning.

  • carlaarena   Oct. 14, 2012, 10:27 a.m.


    A Brazilian EFL teacher, explorer of the potential of technology integration into language learning, I started to dig into the possibilities of tech-applications some years ago and have been going on new cyber-journeys with my students ever since. I am a teacher trainer and site content manager at a Binational Center in Brasilia, Casa Thomas Jefferson. I am a blogging fan (or addict!) and enthusiastic Webhead.

    New and emergent technologies keep me going further and perceiving the world in different ways, with different colors, shapes, voices. They give me support to take my students along. They teach me that there's no limit for connectivity. English, then, is the means to decode the messages and that's what I try to show to my learners.

    Some of my class projects you may want to visit are the International Exchange Blog with Dennis Oliver, Brazil and Brazilians, SambaEFL and elearningCTJ

    My personal learning and teaching reflections can be found at Collablogatorium.

    When I'm not in the professional spectrum, I'm with my family, having fun with my two little boys and my husband. I love to travel, read, take photos, meet people, have fun with friends, listen to music, sing for fun, and invent different kinds of activities against boredom.

    Location: Brasilia

    Standard Set Answer:

    k12 Online is part of my professional development endeavor for some years now. 

    I'm always in the look for connecting to different ideas  and people to help me and co-workers excel in the classroom. 

    I'd love to contribute with this project in any way it is possible. 

  • Sheri Edwards   Oct. 13, 2012, 12:22 p.m.


    Geeky Gramma,  Middle School Language Arts teacher, Technology Director in rural Northcentral Washington State, USA

    Location: WA, USA

    Standard Set Answer:

    This will help me connect with and understand the K12Online info.  Thanks

  • Claudia L'Amoreaux   Oct. 9, 2012, 1:23 p.m.


    I focus on the future of learning, participatory design, the transformative power of games, and OER. I'm the Curator for NROC's Connected PD project, an experiment in "community-sourced" professional development.  I'm also working on a tech-enabled collaborative learning project for, working with an inspiring group of teen entrepreneurs and their teacher/coaches. I'm a Senior Associate with the Natoma Group. I spent 2006-2010 at Linden Lab, deep in the Grand Canyon of Second Life, as Education Community Manager and later, Director of Education. I'm working on a mini-Hive in my local community to support self-directed and aspiring self-directed youth, starting with Documentary Makers for the Social Good.

    Location: SF Bay Area

    Standard Set Answer:

    I'm very interested in teacher-initiated online conferences. Love the extensive use of multimedia in this one.

    I'd like to learn what's working for the teachers involved, and where the big barriers are to innovation and effective change.

    I will help communicate out to the Connected PD community some of the insights surfacing in this #k12online12 space.

  • Liz Renshaw   Oct. 5, 2012, 11:09 p.m.


    I'm an educator in the adult  literacy,language and numeracy. 

    I've just moved outside the institution to look at some new directions in life. Being an early adopter Ive been at the edge for a while now so time to step outside... and see what comes...

    Joining the P2pU community seemed a good way to engage with some innovative informal learning whilst 'working' across the globe with other educators.

    Location: New South Wales AUSTRALIA

    Standard Set Answer:

    This is a great topic, so i'm going to hang out here and join in the discussion. There are some innovative professional development models coming out of the US at the moment, so I'm here to check them out. I'm in Australia so it's really exciting to be contributing to a global discussion. My dream is the day that we have a global curriculum! So let's get started here.


    I'm also have great respect for the work of Karen, School of Ed and P2PU. It's always a very enriching and growing learning experience to stop by P2PU :-) 


  • Valerie Burton   Oct. 3, 2012, 11:16 p.m.


    I am an English Teacher, Intel Trainer, Den Star & Techno Geek who is trying to improve education one tweet, blog and wiki at a time. Online since 07-2009

    Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

    Standard Set Answer:

    I am a LifeLong Learner and this K12 Online Conference community is a wonderful place to share and gather resources.

    I hope to learn, share and grow from my interactions with this Learning Community. 

    I would be open to helping out with organizing study groups.