All in all the KEA crew has had a pretty restful summer- just what the doctor ordered after a very busy winter and spring! (This past year was our busiest ever! Overwhelming really, which has spurred us to restructure some of the ways we structure our programing- but more on that below.)
A few events of note, however, did bring us out of our restful slumber. The most exciting of which is a new partnership with Whirlidurb that will allow us to offer more multi-point conferencing options in the upcoming year. We are really happy about this because last year we had many more conference requests than we could possibly fill.
We have worked with Shane and Roxanne, the masterminds behind Whirlidurb- for a number of years and couldn't imagine a more exciting, energetic, and knowledgeable pair to be partnering with. And, to kick it all off we helped to present “Novel in an Hour” at this year's ISTE conference. Great fun was had by all as we introduced the power of videoconferencing to a whole new crop of IVC educators!
Speaking of fun, did you catch the IVCplayground at ISTE? We were there in full pirate garb... yo ho ho and shy the bottle of rum! Which we appreciated as yet another great opportunity to help introduce videoconferencing to excited educators. Thanks go to ISTE, and especially all those who took up the task of organizing the playground, for inviting us to participate. Thank you.
And finally, as many of you who have been conferencing with us for the last few years may have noticed, our “junior musher” has been steadily growing up. Yep, Rich's little brother isn't so little anymore! In fact, he's off to college this Fall and all of us wish him the best of luck. We'll miss him. He's always been a huge help both in front of and behind the camera! Those cold and dark winter mornings are going to be just a bit lonely without him. On the other hand, Christina and Rich's son is revving up for his first year of junior racing, so perhaps there will be a new “junior musher” to visit with this year!