- I pulled together a list of all of the topics NJASL conferences have covered from 2008-2011.
- Then I checked out another conference's current conference offerings (http://www.isteconference.org/2012/program/search.php) and added more topics to the list of possibilities.
- I also included in the list all of the types of sessions NJASL has used 2008-2011 and added a few from ISTE.
- Then I sent the list to the current Board of Trustees as a survey made through www.kwiksurveys.com.
- I've asked them to approve the survey to be sent to our membership to ascertain the types of things our members want and to help us determine the kind of conference (and the length of conference) that we want in the future.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I chilled today. I want to do a membership survey about the parts of our conferences our members like before participating in a discussion of what the 2013 conference will consist.
I still have a lot to learn about the association. Lots to read; lots of people with whom I want to talk; lots of organization to ... um... organize.
Monday, March 26, 2012
I have been all excited to start looking things up about running the conference! Found the 'guide' documents - old and new - and began perusing them. I made a spread sheet of the past 5 years' worth of conference themes and of guest speakers. I inquired about the budget and was told, "we'll talk." I received encouragement, too, and was told "it's your" -meaning my- conference. The contradictory, political, territorial stuff has already reared its head :-/
This is a 3-year commitment; I hope they know what they have in me when they asked me to volunteer. I'm an opinionated, sometimes stubborn, Pollyanna who has never been shy. My rose-colored glasses and unfiltered thoughts put me out there, and I'm not easily reined in when I believe something strongly. I believe in the inherent good will of people, hence the Pollyannaism, which sometimes allows me to get disappointed or loud, or both.
And I've never been able not to care, which is both an asset and a flaw. All I hope is that this is more of a good experience than a disheartening one.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Random House Children's Books
May 08, 2012
Beth Ann Bauman
FICTION - JUVENILE: Other
Wendy Lamb Books
Thursday, March 08, 2012
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Saturday, March 03, 2012
May 08, 2012
FICTION - JUVENILE: Family & Everyday Life: Social Issues