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I Presented at LaCUE 2009

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

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This year marked the 25th anniversary of the LaCUE Conference in Baton Rouge. I attended for the first time last year and vowed then that I would present a session at the next one. Well, I manage to keep that vow. My presentation was about building a personal learning network (PLN) and was titled “Communicate, Collaborate, Contribute”. I asked a member of my own PLN, Alexis Western to be my co-presenter. Alexis is a Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) in Jefferson Parish Public School System where I work. She gladly accepted my invitation.

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Well after many hours of putting together our presentation we were ready. Alexis was great about letting me take the lead because she said this was about how I built my PLN and she was there more as a facilitator. In the last eight months I have built an incredible PLN and I showed the attendees how that was accomplished. Then Alexis and I walked them through the steps to start their own journey. We helped them set up Google accounts, Google Reader, a Ning identity and had them join the LaCUE Ning, Delicious, Skype, and Discovery Education. I told them how I became a STAR Discovery Educator and a member of the Louisiana Leadership Council. Hopefully they will stay the course and become STARs too. It felt great to be a presenter, and I plan to do it as often as I can.

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Beside presenting, I attended the “Dining with the STARs” dinner hosted by Susan Tompkins, Louisiana Leadership Council (LALC) Chair. At the dinner I was able to meet the other members of the LALC – Cindy Wallace, Events Coordinator, and Susan Gauthier, Blog Team Leader. They graciously welcomed this newbie into the fold. Now when we communicate on our monthly online meetings I will have a face to put with their names. I continued to grow my PLN by meeting the other Louisiana STARs who attended the dinner.

LaCUE 2009 ROCKED!!

 

 

Good News!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

 

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Today I received an email from Lance that made my day. Here is a part of it:

“Thank you so much for your interest in the DEN Leadership Councils (LC) for 2009-2010.  We are very excited about the community’s response to the LC election process this year and look forward to working with you.

The Louisiana LC for 2009-2010:

Susan Tompkins – Chair
Susan Gauthier – Blog Coordinator
Cindy Wallace – Events Coordinator
Paula Naugle – Blog Team ”

I am so excited that I did a happy dance. I am happy to be on the team with Susan T., Susan G., and Cindy W. and look forward to collabrating with them. We need to come up with a cheer, a mascot, team colors, ……

I can’t wait to get started. Go LA LC!

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