We are going to begin featuring a different leadership council every week and we’re kicking it off with our newest LC, Connecticut!
The LC team is chaired by Joe Fromme, an education technology specialist for the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) in Hartford, CT. He recently attended the Discovery Education Network National Science Institute, where he learned new strategies for using DE Science and had the opportunity to collaborate with other educators from around the country.
Pam Skelly, a 14 year Technology Education and Curriculum Development Specialist at EASTCONN, has taken the lead on the Events team. Along with Howard Gunther, an Educational Technology Specialist at ACES, they helped organize the CT LC’s first DEN event a networking dinner at the conclusion of the CECA/CASL 2009 Conference. While the writeup and photos well worth reading, be sure to check out the comments where people are sharing their takeaways from the conference!
Howard and Pam are actively looking to hear from DEN members in the CT area to learn what types of events they’d like to see organized. Right now they have their eyes on February, so stop by this blog post and share a few ideas.
Jane Cook, a Staff Development/Literacy and Educational Technology Specialist from Willimantic is serving as the team’s Blog Chair. She is joined by some incredibly dedicated bloggers that already have rather prolific posts. Lynn Reedy, who has really stepped up to help coordinate the blog team’s activities shared some highlights of upcoming webinars for DEN members to take advantage of. Steve Sokoloski has shared some in depth technology tips for those of you looking for some hands on experiences with Windows 7 as well as how to achieve that elusive Inbox Zero. Barbara Haeffner, a 20 year educator who is currently a Educational Technology Specialist, and Ann Barney round out the team.
We’re thrilled to have such a dedicated group leading DEN initiatives in Connecticut and look forward to great things to come from them! Take a few minutes to swing by the CT blog, and leave a welcoming comment or idea for building community amongst DEN members.