Wednesday, November 6, 2013

MSCA Fall Conference Live Binder

So, I am a self-taught techie. I have had no formal training. I learn from others and "borrow" others ideas and still don't know as much as I'd like and really feel like I know nothing...however...I am getting there.

When asked to serve on the program committee for the 2013 MSCA Fall Conference, one of the chair positions I was given was to chair "bring and sling." This is a "seasoned" event that has taken place for years at MSCA. Ten years ago when I first started attending conference, counselors would photocopy 150 copies of their lesson plans, we'd go into a big room, and if we contributed, we'd pick up one of everyone else's plans too. It was pretty interesting and a good way to get lesson ideas. However, now that we are in the digital age, our technology chair and I racked our brains and consulted several tech gurus (Julia Taylor and others) to figure out the best way we could bring this project paperless and within our budget. Julia suggested Live Binder so that's what we did. I'm not going to lie, I had been afraid of Live Binder and was hesitant. However, once I tackled the beast, I was able to figure it out fairly easily.

So, that was a long explanation all for this...Our MSCA Fall Conference 2013 Live Binder is AWESOME!!! Here's the link. Instead of doing lots of explaining, I'll just let you look at it. Without the help of Becky (our tech queen), our VP's, and people who contributed lesson plans, and presenters who contributed handouts and their presentations, this wouldn't have happened! it is...our binder!

I hope it can be a useful resource for you. It is definitely a work in progress! Obviously the blog tab is not exhaustive. If you know of other good blogs, let me know. I am particularly interested in secondary resources as I feel that is one of the weaker areas in the binder. Thanks!!!

MSCA Fall Conference 2013 Live Binder