Contributed by Karen O’Connor
(Past President, Central Office Manager, 2017 Conference Chair)
How was your summer? Do you ever think of the old school assignment as we go back to fall classes, “What I did on My Summer Vacation?”. I wish this were part of my homework right now, and maybe it is, since I’ve just started a course about classroom blogging through Fresno Pacific self- paced professional development division.
This was a busy summer for me, as I completed a 12 week five-unit class on the state rubric for online standards and practices, taught six online courses totaling eight units all together (over eight weeks), prepared for your upcoming annual conference, and travelled a mini Western Business Education Association (geographically speaking) seven-week eight state/province tour with my husband on our Goldwing. In addition, I lost 27 pounds and he 35, due in part to a low carb diet we launched around the time I last wrote for your Bulletin. That’s pretty much the tip of the ice berg. We also logged a good 200 miles of hiking under our belts (which is a lot smaller these days) hiking in the hills around my home in Ridgecrest bolstering the healthy weight loss since mid-March and the CBEA board leadership meeting which was also held at my home this past year to help save CBEA $ we could not afford to spend otherwise.