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  • I have always been mindful in choosing the activities that I become involved in outside of my job. Before I took the plunge in any of my leadership positions, I sought out people and organizations that could nurture my professional goals; initially, to just become a better teacher (NBCT). Then I wanted to be the best library media specialist (AASL / annual conferences, MCEMSA) that I could be and currently, my interested is focused on thriving as a leader; even in these tough budget times. I took a round about way to find SIGMS…here is my story!
  • I believe that we should concentrate on action that is guided by our core values. I am guided by my own core values which include the idea that one has to give back in order to receive benefits so that an organization can sustain itself. My first blog was outside of the realm of school library media, but it kickstarted my online presence. I contributed learned so much from the virtual community of very generous volunteers first, then participated in a face to face conference, ultimately, I shared my own experiences through my blog and twitter feed. My values were also manifested in my position as a library media specialist. After a couple of years of achieving NBCT, I embarked on the online graduate certification from JHU. My online certification course through JHU (in collaboration with ISTE) provided a robust network of colleagues that I follow several years after the completion of the program. This virtual network has even materialized in f2f meetings at ISTE conferences. It was through my graduate work that I was introduced to this whole new group of professionals and I found out there was so much overlap with AASL that I felt comfortable when I found SIGMS. My first volunteer activity was to work in the playground at the DC conference. The next year I presented at a poster session. Currently I am the co-chair of the Webinar committee.
  • I am a person who participates in a “Listen and Learn” kind of philosophy before I jump in and contribute. After I felt comfortable making connections, learning from others, I began to contribute to my new networked community and began two-way conversations instead of me just listening. When I gained confidence in understanding that I had something to contribute to the conversation and discovered the connection that the more people contributed, the richer the dialogue became. I found my “voice” through my passion…..and then I could use my voice in other areas. As I became more confident, I took more risks. I then transferred my newfound confidence and skills with social networking to my main passion, my career in library media. We all have something to say and while maybe not one of us knows the entire story, it is the parts of the story that we all have that make for virtual community that we can learn and grow from. My first smackdown was as a participant. I listened, learned, made connections and ultimately assisted in a state level smackdown with a friend who started out in my virtual PLN.
  • Develop Others…when approached by Brenda Anderson to co-chair the webinar committee, I saw the value in contributing to the professional growth of others. I demonstrate this each year when I make connections with my alma mater, the university of Maryland by delivering presentations to graduate students on various topics (Collaboration, Online research, Developing yourself as a leader…). Through SIGMS, I assist in creating a slate of informative and up-to-date topics for our monthly webinar series. Last year, we developed a new liaison with SIGILT in order to deliver our 30-minute, one tool at a time, instructional technology webinars. The new issue of Kappan centers its articles on Professional Development and I will lift a quote from the article titled, “I learned to believe in me” by Kirsten Olson: “The experiences of great learners and resilient learners can teach individuals how to improve their own learning and show schools how to support learners of all kinds.”

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  • Welcome to the ISTESIGMS Webinar Series
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  • Play, Learn, Network with SIGMS
    Doug Johnson
    Lisa Perez
    Carolyn Starkey
    Andrea Christman
    Laurie Conzemius
    Brenda Anderson
    Tiffany Whitehead
    Maureen Sanders-Brunner
  • BC Learning
    Teacher training/library school
    Post-grad classes
    Professional journals
    Trial and error
    Stubborn resistance
  • My first PLN – 1993and how it changed my life
  • My first PLN – 1993and how it changed my life
  • Personal Learning Network
    … a self-created set of experts, colleagues and resources that can be relied upon to meet daily learning needs, usually dependent on networked technology
  • New tools every day hour
  • How many librarians are in your building?What is the rate of change in the profession?Who is responsible for your professional development?
  • SIGMS: Supports Tech Leadership for Librarians
    Try out new ideas; have fun!
    Attend monthly webinars
    Attend conference events
    Participate in committee activities
    Work w/leaders in the field
    Contribute to important work
    Make long-term friends
    Expand your PLN through nings, the SIGMS wiki, Twitter, Facebook
    Lisa PerezImmediate Past-ChairISTE SIGMS
  • The Scanner:2011
  • The Scanner:2012
    Three Issues
    • January 2012
    • March 2012
    • June 2012
  • The Scanner:January 2012
    • Theme:Tools of the Trade
    • Possible Articles: Emerging Technologies, eReadersand eBooks, Interesting Web 2.0 Tools, Open Source Tools, Cloud Computing, Digital Content, Mobile Learning, QR Codes
    • Request for Article Proposals: November 11, 2011
    • Article Proposals Due: November 21, 2011
    • Article Authors Contacted: November 28, 2011
    • Final Article Due: December 22, 2011
    • Newsletter Release Date: January 3, 2012
    • Theme:Teaching and Learning
    • Possible Articles: Transliteracy, Digital Citizenship, Locating Digital Content, Preparing New Media Specialists in Teacher Education Programs, Innovative Ideas for Teaching, Assessment, Incorporating Technology Effectively into Library Instruction, Collaboration
    • Request for Article Proposals: January 13, 2012
    • Article Proposals Due: January 23, 2012
    • Article Authors Contacted: January 30, 2012
    • Final Article Due: February 22, 2012
    • Newsletter Release Date: March 6, 2012
    The Scanner:March 2012
    • Theme:Professional Development and Policy Issues
    • Possible Articles: What to Expect at ISTE 2012, Developing Your PLN, Online PD, Webinars, Policy Issues Affecting the Media Center/Technology, Standards and Plans in the Media Center: Common Standards, AASL, NETS, National Technology Plan
    • Request for Article Proposals: April 18, 2012Article Proposals Due: April 28, 2012
    • Article Authors Contacted: May 5, 2012
    • Final Article Due: May 18, 2012
    • Newsletter Release Date: June 1, 2012
    The Scanner:June 2012
  • The Scanner:Wiki Pages
  • The Scanner:Proposals
  • The Scanner
  • My Journey
    Using Volunteer Activities to Develop Yourself as a Leader
    Andrea ChristmanSupervisor, School Library Media ProgramsMontgomery County Public Schools (Maryland
  • Pursue Values and Dreams
    School Libraries
  • Believe in Yourself
  • Develop Others
  • My PLN
  • Communications Chair
    • Two-year positionResponsible for all required communications, including:Announcements and other general news (e.g., available grants, upcoming events, calls for participation, SIG elections)
    • Meeting minutes
    • Newsletter promotion
    • Membership recruitment
    • Other communications as deemed necessary by the SIG
  • Volunteering in SIGMS
  • What can you do?
    Promote SIGMS events
    Video Contest Committee Member
    Assist with Webinars
    Conference Volunteer
    Help with Newsletter
    Write Article for Newsletter
    Lead Article Discussions
    Please complete the SIGMS survey at: http://sigms.iste.wikispaces.net/
  • The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing
    Laurie Conzemius
    SIGMS Communications Chair 
    To stay in touch with other SIG members, join the SIGMS group at the ISTE Community Ning: www.iste-community.org/group/sigms and sigms.iste.wikispaces.net/.
    Contact me at conzemius@q.com.
  • Played Learned Networked
  • Professional Development Chair
    Two Year Position
    Develop PD offerings
    Think about what’s next
    Grow the position
    Support your profession
    Play, Learn, Network
  • Maureen Sanders-Brunner, SIGMS Chair
    Former High School School Librarian
    Current PhD Student & Teacher Educator
    Board Member, Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE) an ISTE Affiliate!
    SIGMS – Learn, Grow, Share
  • The Purpose of SIGMSShowcase individual and collective expertise of innovative school library media specialistsOffer targeted and timely professional developmentFacilitate willing knowledge exchangeof professional ideas and informationProvide leadership and volunteer opportunities for members
  • How can you get involved?
    Join our wiki – free for anyone interested in SIGMS - http://sigms.iste.wikispaces.net/
    Attend the free webinars – held at least once per month
    Join ISTE & SIGMS – a wide array of member benefits and access to other SIGs (20% off membership now)
    Volunteer to Learn, Grow, Share! – How?
  • Take the SIGMS Survey!!!
    Available Now – Go To