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Kelley L. Meeusen

Agent K

Posted by Kelley L. Meeusen Champion Jun 13, 2017

Mission Critical

 

For those of our allies not yet ready to commit to this very important mission, I cannot stress strongly enough the need for infiltration of our most highly skill operatives; agents, Agents-of-Influence, Birdwatchers, and even Ghouls to gather intelligence related to this InstCon ’17 operation!

 

We have a desperate and immediate need for HUMINT, SIGINT, MASINT, OSINT, PHOTINT, IMINT, ELINT, and COMINT, TECHINT.

 

While our new state leadership has greatly slashed our Company’s intelligence budget, we recognized the desperate need to send one lone field operative (likely a throwaway) on a timed drop to acquire the Take.

 

Translation………………

If you are still debating attending InstCon ’17, I cannot stress enough the value of this conference. If you can only afford one conference this year, make it this one! Despite my own school’s very serious budget crises, our President values this conference to such a degree that she has decided to send me for this sixth year in a row. As it looks, I may be the only out-of-state travel approved for 2017 – 2018 at our school.

 

Regardless of your elearning role: Admin, Faculty, Instructional Designer, LMS Support, K12  or HE you will gain knowledge and information that you can immediately put to use, and take back to your college. And please do remember to share when you get home.

If you are having trouble securing approval and funding, I have two suggestions. First, develop a plan for sharing lessons learn when you get home. Be specific, and search the agenda for most needful topics. Second, solicit other departments, programs, etc for sessions they would like you to attend to bring back specific useful information to. I have done both of these every year.

 

Finally, be prepared to have fun! While the educational and networking opportunities are amazing, Instructure recognizes that learning and fun are not mutually exclusive concepts, and they demonstrate that recognition in a grand way.

 

So put your shoe-phones and X-ray specs on, and meet me in Colorado!

 

 


 

[OPERATIVE]

Here's what you need to know about this operative:

  • NAME: Kelley L. Meeusen
  • TITLE: eLearning Coordinator
  • SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION: Clover Park Technical College
  • # TIMES AT INSTCON: 5

 

[FACT #1]

LMS Admin

 

[FACT #2]

Online Faculty

 

[FACT #3]

Higher Ed

 

[SIGHTINGS]

If you see this person over the next few days, agents are advised to...

  • Eliminate with extreme prejudice, or
  • Laugh uproariously, or
  • Don't make eye contact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNCONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The UnConference is an event where attendees drive the day's agenda. It's all about conversation and collaboration. You suggest which topics to discuss based on what interests you! We need your help to make the UnConference successful.

 

OPEN POSITIONS

  • OPENING SESSION: We need someone who is not afraid of crowds to help present some general items to the entire group. We'll also let you talk a little bit about yourself, too. Do you have a good story to share? Maybe something about what you learned last year at the UnConference and how you changed your practice because of it?
  • WELCOME AND SCHEDULE STATION: We need five people to welcome everyone and get them to share the ideas they want to talk about by writing them on sticky notes (we'll provide the sticky notes and pens). These five people will also build out the schedule while the opening session is delivered.

Please let us know ASAP if you can help out!

 

ADDITIONAL INTEL

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Main Lodge

 

Adam Kuntz

Scott Dennis

Mike Cowen

Leslie Stark

Thomas Turano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? These five easy steps could be the path towards fame and fortune (err... okay, maybe not fortune, but at the very least some hefty conference discounts).

 

STEP 1: CHECK YOUR CALENDAR

Remember InstructureCon 2017 will be held on July 25–27, 2017 in Keystone, Colorado. First step to achieving fame is by being at the right place, at the right time.

 

STEP 2: TURN UP THE STAR QUALITY

Ok, so we're still keeping our conference theme on the DL. We love catchy session titles that align with a theme as much as the next panda, but we believe star quality resonates through your session topic and content. Focus on submitting a topic you're passionate about and author a proposal that highlights experiences that only you or your team have the first-hand knowledge to share.

 

STEP 3: SUBMIT BY MARCH 1, 2017

No brainer. Submit your presentation proposal by March 1, 2017. If it’s late... well... uhm... it won't be considered. Let's face it, no one gives Oscars to movies that haven't been submitted to the 'academy'.

 

CLICK TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL http://info.instructure.com/wVuJW2SBH0000v0s00X1v0e

 

SIGN YOUR CONSENT AND RELEASE FORM http://info.instructure.com/f00eS0H0uw000V1XBWJtv02

 

 

To avoid sabotaging your proposal, please complete the form and send it to bhong@instructure.com with your name in the subject line!

 

STEP 4: KEEP CALM

Find ways to stay calm until we announce presenters on March 15, 2017. Pet your dog, pet a panda, meditate, chew on bamboo, or breathe into a paper bag. Please don't text, email or call us to find out if you've been approved to present. And don't worry about what you plan to wear, either. (At least, not yet.)

 

STEP 5: REGISTER FOR INSTRUCTURECON 2017

If we get back to you with a resounding "Yes, we'd love for you to present!" then register for InstructureCon 2017 with your well-deserved discount. And make sure your red carpet is rolled out and you're ready for your close-up.

 

Hey, even if you don't get selected to be a presenter, there will be other ways you can be famous at InstructureCon. Keep an eye on the InstructureCon space for more tips and tricks to being famous!