ULearn14 - "The Mother of all E-Learning Conferences.."

By Alex Le Long

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ULearn14 - "The Mother Of All E-Learning Conferences.."

Project 2014-07-27 07:43:06 +1200

My Amazing PLN

First off, I'm not one that easily asks for help - so this is a pretty big deal. Asking help of whanau and friends and sometimes the bank is damn difficult.. but asking of my Professional Learning Network is even harder. My PLN supports me constantly. They are a growing network of educators who always inspire and support me. I'm lucky to say that my PLN spans our amazing country of New Zealand and also has many connected educators from around the world. 

Needless to say - I appreciate you all so much and you've always been there for me when I was in a crisis - even if you never knew I needed it! I'm hoping it might be the same for you too. Hopefully I have been an amazing part of your PLN as you have been of mine.

The Point

I know it takes me a while to get here - but here it is - The Point: I need help to go to ULearn14.

You all know how obsessed I am with learning new things, in particular integrating technology into the classroom and moving into the 21st century for our 21st century students.

A Call to Arms

This call for help comes after giving my proposal to my school to help part-pay the conference which was unsuccessful - as a young teacher it is a pretty expensive conference for me to pay for by myself - and I was lucky enough to be allowed to go to the NZATE English Conference which was paid for by my kura where I did a workshop for the first time on using Twitter as a Teacher.

I have put a very quiet call out via Facebook post to friends and whanau asking their opinions on me crowdfunding the registration and had a few comments which put me off doing this originally. 

Recently I was again fortunate enough to go to #EducampAKL with two of my favourite Rotorua tweachers and met so many of the amazing members in my PLN. 

Four of my PLN have said I should create a PledgeMe. They said that they would back me to help me go to the conference. They have a theory that some of you may want to help me as well. 

This is a call to arms - I have never ever done this before. But I need your help.

Please help me get to ULearn14. 

Why should you Pledge?

I've decided I need to go to this - to improve myself as an educator, to develop my burgeoning awareness of things EdTech and because I really want to help my students and my school navigate the integration of tech into classrooms effectively and with fantastic results... and lots of smiles and happy faces. 

 

The Cost

The cost of this is conference is: $695 +GST (tax).

 

The Praise for ULearn

Ulearn has very high praise - and has recently been called the "mother of all e-learning conferences" by Danielle Myburgh - the creator and amazing brainchild of @edchatnz. 

Every conference I have gone to this year (and I have gone to a LOT) has mentioned ULearn. So many educators have told me that this is the best place to learn more about becoming more e-learning centred, so as to help enable our students to further success in the future.

 

 More info on ULearn14 here: http://events.core-ed.org/ulearn

 

Humbled and Appreciative Already

It would be even more humbling going to this event knowing that my PLN helped me get there - though I am going to the bank this week to see if they can help me - which they probably won't because I'm still chipping away at my credit card from moving down here to Rotorua.. regardless - I'll try and failing that I will go to Instant Finance. 

Any help is HUGELY appreciated. If you've read my Tweets on Twitter or found something I've said helpful, or enjoyed one of my blog posts - or simply just want to help out a fellow educator.. I would be SO blessed and thankful. I'm thankful already without having to do this - so I thank you all in advance regardless of whether you can assist in this endeavour or not :)

 

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa,

 

Naku noa, 

 

Alex Le Long

@ariaporo22

 

Some of my contributions so far to the Teaching Community - 

* PPTA NET Representative for the region of Bay of Plenty as well as the representative for my own school

* I began the #engchatnz hashtag for any and all English educators within NZ. We chat every other Thursday alternatively to #edchatnz from 8.30pm. Follow the @EngChatNZ team and search up #engchatnz.

* I blog religiously. Sometimes maybe too much. I have a reflective nature and want to be the best possible teacher I can be. Find my thinking and reflections here: Evolution and Imagination

* I have presented at this year's NZATE conference on using Twitter as a teacher.

* I was lucky enough to present via webcam to the CLESOL conference attendees through a TeachMeetNZ session - and presented on Maori as Achievers. 

* I have been working with the Establishing Teachers Committee within the PPTA to organise the very first Establishing Teachers Conference for 2015. 

* I started using Twitter properly as an educator this year and have found it ridiculously useful, supportive, informative and overall relevant to my own education and learning as a new teacher.

* I believe wholeheartedly that education is the way to enable our people to succeed. I strive every day to do my utmost for my students and know that their success will create more success. Leaders who create more leaders. 

Comments

Updates 4

Wow!! Target has been reached! :)

06/09/2014 at 10:34 AM

Thank you all SO much. I truly cannot believe that you have all backed me to go to ULearn. 

 

Here is the blog post I wrote straight after seeing that the target had been reached...

http://evolutionandimagination.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/power-of-pln-and-crowdfunding.html?m=0

So Close Now!!

30/08/2014 at 5:35 PM

Wow guys :) So so close now. THANKYOU to EVERYONE who has helped me on this journey so far. To the pledgers, the people who shared and Retweeted this project - to the people who encouraged me to keep tweeting it out. Thank you. All of you. :)

 

I can't believe that you all have supported me this way. I seriously didn't think it could happen. 

Thank you again. 

Wow!!!

24/08/2014 at 9:26 PM

Can't believe you guys have all backed me thus far. Thank you all SO much. Video to come soon. :)

Two pledges already! Wow!

12/08/2014 at 12:35 AM

Wow thanks guys for your support so far :) I honestly didn't think it would work. Please keep ReTweeting this link :) 

 

- Naku noa, 

Alex

    Pledgers 25

    Janelle Riki
    2014-09-05 09:50:52 +1200
    Tamara
    2014-09-05 09:34:24 +1200
    Koreroauaha
    2014-09-05 08:15:27 +1200
    Te Mihinga Komene
    2014-09-05 07:58:58 +1200
    Steve Mouldey
    2014-09-04 22:37:53 +1200
    Jo Robson
    2014-09-03 10:30:03 +1200
    Kirsty Purvis
    2014-09-02 22:09:43 +1200
    Neil Coleman
    2014-09-02 21:54:20 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-09-01 11:33:03 +1200
    Barbara Reid
    2014-08-30 21:59:43 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-30 19:01:33 +1200
    Caroline Bush
    2014-08-30 17:30:51 +1200
    Nathaniel Louwrens
    2014-08-28 11:27:21 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-26 21:08:57 +1200
    Juliet
    2014-08-25 07:19:53 +1200
    Rebekah Nathan
    2014-08-24 17:41:16 +1200
    Natalie Faitala
    2014-08-24 03:16:03 +1200
    Julie Bytheway
    2014-08-23 20:35:36 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-23 20:04:24 +1200
    Anne Kenneally
    2014-08-23 20:02:16 +1200
    Fiona Grant
    2014-08-23 16:47:20 +1200
    Sonya Van Schaijik
    2014-08-23 11:37:15 +1200
    Justine Driver
    2014-08-14 20:21:02 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-11 20:35:13 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-11 17:57:14 +1200

    Followers 7

    Followers of ULearn14 - "The Mother of all E-Learning Conferences.."

    ULearn14 - "The Mother Of All E-Learning Conferences.."

    Project 2014-07-27 07:43:06 +1200

    My Amazing PLN

    First off, I'm not one that easily asks for help - so this is a pretty big deal. Asking help of whanau and friends and sometimes the bank is damn difficult.. but asking of my Professional Learning Network is even harder. My PLN supports me constantly. They are a growing network of educators who always inspire and support me. I'm lucky to say that my PLN spans our amazing country of New Zealand and also has many connected educators from around the world. 

    Needless to say - I appreciate you all so much and you've always been there for me when I was in a crisis - even if you never knew I needed it! I'm hoping it might be the same for you too. Hopefully I have been an amazing part of your PLN as you have been of mine.

    The Point

    I know it takes me a while to get here - but here it is - The Point: I need help to go to ULearn14.

    You all know how obsessed I am with learning new things, in particular integrating technology into the classroom and moving into the 21st century for our 21st century students.

    A Call to Arms

    This call for help comes after giving my proposal to my school to help part-pay the conference which was unsuccessful - as a young teacher it is a pretty expensive conference for me to pay for by myself - and I was lucky enough to be allowed to go to the NZATE English Conference which was paid for by my kura where I did a workshop for the first time on using Twitter as a Teacher.

    I have put a very quiet call out via Facebook post to friends and whanau asking their opinions on me crowdfunding the registration and had a few comments which put me off doing this originally. 

    Recently I was again fortunate enough to go to #EducampAKL with two of my favourite Rotorua tweachers and met so many of the amazing members in my PLN. 

    Four of my PLN have said I should create a PledgeMe. They said that they would back me to help me go to the conference. They have a theory that some of you may want to help me as well. 

    This is a call to arms - I have never ever done this before. But I need your help.

    Please help me get to ULearn14. 

    Why should you Pledge?

    I've decided I need to go to this - to improve myself as an educator, to develop my burgeoning awareness of things EdTech and because I really want to help my students and my school navigate the integration of tech into classrooms effectively and with fantastic results... and lots of smiles and happy faces. 

     

    The Cost

    The cost of this is conference is: $695 +GST (tax).

     

    The Praise for ULearn

    Ulearn has very high praise - and has recently been called the "mother of all e-learning conferences" by Danielle Myburgh - the creator and amazing brainchild of @edchatnz. 

    Every conference I have gone to this year (and I have gone to a LOT) has mentioned ULearn. So many educators have told me that this is the best place to learn more about becoming more e-learning centred, so as to help enable our students to further success in the future.

     

     More info on ULearn14 here: http://events.core-ed.org/ulearn

     

    Humbled and Appreciative Already

    It would be even more humbling going to this event knowing that my PLN helped me get there - though I am going to the bank this week to see if they can help me - which they probably won't because I'm still chipping away at my credit card from moving down here to Rotorua.. regardless - I'll try and failing that I will go to Instant Finance. 

    Any help is HUGELY appreciated. If you've read my Tweets on Twitter or found something I've said helpful, or enjoyed one of my blog posts - or simply just want to help out a fellow educator.. I would be SO blessed and thankful. I'm thankful already without having to do this - so I thank you all in advance regardless of whether you can assist in this endeavour or not :)

     

    Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa,

     

    Naku noa, 

     

    Alex Le Long

    @ariaporo22

     

    Some of my contributions so far to the Teaching Community - 

    * PPTA NET Representative for the region of Bay of Plenty as well as the representative for my own school

    * I began the #engchatnz hashtag for any and all English educators within NZ. We chat every other Thursday alternatively to #edchatnz from 8.30pm. Follow the @EngChatNZ team and search up #engchatnz.

    * I blog religiously. Sometimes maybe too much. I have a reflective nature and want to be the best possible teacher I can be. Find my thinking and reflections here: Evolution and Imagination

    * I have presented at this year's NZATE conference on using Twitter as a teacher.

    * I was lucky enough to present via webcam to the CLESOL conference attendees through a TeachMeetNZ session - and presented on Maori as Achievers. 

    * I have been working with the Establishing Teachers Committee within the PPTA to organise the very first Establishing Teachers Conference for 2015. 

    * I started using Twitter properly as an educator this year and have found it ridiculously useful, supportive, informative and overall relevant to my own education and learning as a new teacher.

    * I believe wholeheartedly that education is the way to enable our people to succeed. I strive every day to do my utmost for my students and know that their success will create more success. Leaders who create more leaders. 

    Comments

    Wow!! Target has been reached! :)

    06/09/2014 at 10:34 AM

    Thank you all SO much. I truly cannot believe that you have all backed me to go to ULearn. 

     

    Here is the blog post I wrote straight after seeing that the target had been reached...

    http://evolutionandimagination.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/power-of-pln-and-crowdfunding.html?m=0

    So Close Now!!

    30/08/2014 at 5:35 PM

    Wow guys :) So so close now. THANKYOU to EVERYONE who has helped me on this journey so far. To the pledgers, the people who shared and Retweeted this project - to the people who encouraged me to keep tweeting it out. Thank you. All of you. :)

     

    I can't believe that you all have supported me this way. I seriously didn't think it could happen. 

    Thank you again. 

    Wow!!!

    24/08/2014 at 9:26 PM

    Can't believe you guys have all backed me thus far. Thank you all SO much. Video to come soon. :)

    Two pledges already! Wow!

    12/08/2014 at 12:35 AM

    Wow thanks guys for your support so far :) I honestly didn't think it would work. Please keep ReTweeting this link :) 

     

    - Naku noa, 

    Alex

      Janelle Riki
      2014-09-05 09:50:52 +1200
      Tamara
      2014-09-05 09:34:24 +1200
      Koreroauaha
      2014-09-05 08:15:27 +1200
      Te Mihinga Komene
      2014-09-05 07:58:58 +1200
      Steve Mouldey
      2014-09-04 22:37:53 +1200
      Jo Robson
      2014-09-03 10:30:03 +1200
      Kirsty Purvis
      2014-09-02 22:09:43 +1200
      Neil Coleman
      2014-09-02 21:54:20 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-09-01 11:33:03 +1200
      Barbara Reid
      2014-08-30 21:59:43 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-30 19:01:33 +1200
      Caroline Bush
      2014-08-30 17:30:51 +1200
      Nathaniel Louwrens
      2014-08-28 11:27:21 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-26 21:08:57 +1200
      Juliet
      2014-08-25 07:19:53 +1200
      Rebekah Nathan
      2014-08-24 17:41:16 +1200
      Natalie Faitala
      2014-08-24 03:16:03 +1200
      Julie Bytheway
      2014-08-23 20:35:36 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-23 20:04:24 +1200
      Anne Kenneally
      2014-08-23 20:02:16 +1200
      Fiona Grant
      2014-08-23 16:47:20 +1200
      Sonya Van Schaijik
      2014-08-23 11:37:15 +1200
      Justine Driver
      2014-08-14 20:21:02 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-11 20:35:13 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-11 17:57:14 +1200

      Followers of ULearn14 - "The Mother of all E-Learning Conferences.."

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 05/09/2014 at 9:50 AM.