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Professional Development with Carol LaRow


Carol LaRow is a premier educational technology consultant.  Her now yearly professional development provides the faculty with the desired and needed experience with todays fast changing technologies. 

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Below:  Correspondences between myself and Carol


Scott,

After this week, I ought to set up a time I can visit your new school. I wanted to give you time to settle in. 
I know it must have been difficult with all the moving and unpacking.

If I can, I'd like to get there in Jan.  Do you want me to set up with Dave by myself, or do you want to be there?
What's your pleasure.

On another note.  You sitting down?  I got a call today from Alan November. He wants me to present at his
conference in Boston. And, he had two other offers for me. He's interested in having me work for him!  Not
 sure if I'm ready to go around the world and train in other countries.  I'm more comfortable around the Northeast,
driving in my car, not hopping planes.

Thought you'd get a kick out of my news. I haven't told anyone yet, just Pete.  I'll tell Mike and Karen.  Pete says to
tell you to make the doors wider at the new school so my head will fit through!!!!!!!

Carol
--

Google Certified Teacher
Smithsonian Laureate
Apple Distinguished Educator
Technology Consultant


Scott,

I understand. It must have been something to try and move everything.

We're still on for the dates you gave me, right?  Feb 14, 15, 25, 26, 27 I just need to be sure because I'm holding them open for you folks.

As for coming back to Rensselaer, that's one of the most important things to me.
We've been going to school districts around here and throughout NY and CT since we retired.
The teachers in those schools and Rensselaer have become friends to us. My main focus is the schools I've been working with since I started out.  I've been working with some since before I even retired.  We will NEVER forget those schools or stop working with them.

It's more important for us to help the schools in our area - people we know.  So, we will be back for as long as you'll have us, and we will work our hardest for you.  Rensselaer never worried about my titles or credentials. In fact, I've been calling some of the people who hired me back in the 90's, offering them my services. I tell them they hired me when I had few credentials, and I want to remember them.

And, I'm not nuts about traveling to other countries, fighting airport lines, etc.

I knew you'd get a kick out of hearing that Alan November called me.
I've only told a few people. I told Karen and Mike. The only other people I told were a few buddies in California. They can't believe it.

I WILL be presenting at Alan's conference in Boston this summer.  He expects 1,000 people.
It's quite an honor to be chosen.  Scott, he spent over an hour with me on the phone, and is calling me back.
I'm nervous!!!!!!!!!

I'll check back with you later in the month to see when I can go see your school.
March is filling up with schools that want us.  We have to be at schools the same week we see you in Feb and the week before. So, I really want to get to you in Jan, so we know the way there and know your lab.

Carol


>Carol,
>
>    Wow, Alan November!  Next, you'll be on the front of T&L.  Yet you're
>still "keeping it real" by coming back here to Rensselaer.
>    Come visit the new school later in the month.  The school is still
>very much in transition.  Only one of the projectors in the building is
>hooked up I think.  I don't believe any of the teacher rooms have an
>operational Starboard yet.  I hope the various technology issues get
>worked out soon; it has hamstringed by instruction.
>
>Scott
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Carol_LaRow (tech33) [mailto:tech33@nycap.rr.com]
>Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 7:56 PM
>To: Scott Beiter
>Subject: Re: Training
>
>Scott,
>
>After this week, I ought to set up a time I can visit your new school.
>I wanted to give you time to settle in.  I know it must have been
>difficult with all the moving and unpacking.
>
>If I can, I'd like to get there in Jan.  Do you want me to set up with
>Dave by myself, or do you want to be there? What's your pleasure.
>
>On another note.  You sitting down?  I got a call today from Alan
>November. He wants me to present at his conference in Boston. And, he
>had two other offers for me. He's interested in having me work for him! 
>Not sure if I'm ready to go around the world and train in other
>countries.  I'm more comfortable around the Northeast, driving in my
>car, not hopping planes.
>
>Thought you'd get a kick out of my news. I haven't told anyone yet,
>just Pete.  I'll tell Mike and Karen.  Pete says to tell you to make
>the doors wider at the new school so my head will fit through!!!!!!!
>
>Carol
>--
>
>Google Certified Teacher
>Smithsonian Laureate
>Apple Distinguished Educator
>Technology Consultant


Below:   Correspondences between myself and other faculty members.

Carol,

As far as I'm concerned, you can schedule the sessions on which ever day you'd like. 

Mary B.



-----Original Message-----
From: Carol_LaRow (tech33) [mailto:tech33@nycap.rr.com]
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 12:12 PM
To: Scott Beiter; Mary Broderick
Subject: Training Groups

Scott and Mary,

I have a request for the training.  I'm not sure if the groups go in order of the numbers
you have at the top of each column on the list you gave me.

Are groups # 1 and # 2 on Feb 14 and groups # 3 and # 4 on Feb. 15, and so on?

If so, is it possible to save the "Internet" ones for AFTER vacation so I have more time
 to plan for them?  I'm coming up with all new things for this, and I could use the time to
develop the materials.

Could I do Power Point and Starboard BEFORE vacation on Feb. 14 & 15?
It's easier if I could do all one topic on the same day, rather than mix them up.  But, I'm
not sure if you arranged the topics based on your scheduling needs or subs.  If you can't
give me the same topic each day, can you move the Internet ones to after vacation so I
have more time to plan?

Carol
1/28/08



Mary,

Attached is the excel document for the LaRow PD. I asked Dan Joyce to see you later
this week to help out.

Scott



Schedules will be posted soon. Sorry for the delay.

Scott

From: Vanessa Shanahan
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 10:40 AM
To: Scott Beiter
Subject: Computer Training
I’m hearing through the grapevine that there is Computer training on Friday..
I was wondering if I will be in this training or not?
Thanks,
Vanessa


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