I read an article about a new website for crowd funding called Cofundedu.com that got me really excited. The idea is to try and get 50% of your conference cost funded by donations and the site will fund the other 50% with their sponsors. This year has been a great year of professional growth for me and what better way to continue to grow than to attend my first national conference!
So I took the plunge and created a campaign on the site. You can create several donor levels with rewards. It was fun to think of ways to encourage donations. Hopefully this will work. I would love to be able to attend AASL13. Some of my #tlelem twitter buddies are presenting and/or attending and to be able to meet up with them in person would be a great way to give my professional development the boost it needs.
You can check out my campaign here: http://www.cofundedu.com/campaigns/help-me-get-to-my-first-aasl-conference/
Donate if you can and create a campaign for yourself and join me!
Okle : )