About

Most recently, Laurie Conzemius served as a high school media specialist and district curriculum integration specialist at Park Rapids Area Schools, Park Rapids, Minnesota.

IMG_1383 copyLaurie’s experiences in education include teaching grades 1, 2, 4, kindergarten and serving as media specialist in grades K-12. She has also worked as an adjunct professor in the Information Media Department at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Laurie’s volunteerism is strong on the local, regional, state and national levels in many areas. She has been state president of ISTE affiliate Minnesota Educational Media Organization (MEMO), now ITEM (Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota) and has served in various board positions in her 19 years of membership. She is currently serving on a state department library task force and has been an active member on other state department of education committees.

She volunteers at the ISTE Annual Conference and Exposition and the school librarian special interest group (SIGLIB), and is a member of the ISTE Board of Directors. In addition, she volunteers in civic and church groups and is an active volunteer in her school district. Laurie is an active presenter in her state and region and has provided many educational technology sessions on iPads, internet resources and the integration of technology. She is excited about using portable devices in her school and is a staff development leader in the district.

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  • 2015 – present EdTech Consultant/Tech Trainer, Park Rapids, MN
  • 2013 – 2015  Media Specialist Park Rapids Area High School, Park Rapids MN
  • 2013 – 2015  Curriculum Integrationist, Park Rapids Area Schools, Park Rapids MN
  • 2009 – 2011  Adjunct Professor, Center for Information Media, St Cloud State University
  • 2004 – 2013  Media Specialist, Pine Meadow Elementary, Sartell MN
  • 2002 – 2004  Media Specialist, Century Elementary & Middle Schools, Park Rapids MN
  • 1995 – 2002   Media Specialist, Century Elementary, Park Rapids MNseesaw-ambassador-round
  • 1994 – 1995    Grade 2 Teacher, Frank White Elementary, Park Rapids MN
  • 1985 – 1994    Grade 1 Teacher, Frank White Elementary, Park Rapids MN
  • 1983 – 1985    Kindergarten Teacher, Frank White Elementary, Park Rapids MN
  • 1981 – 1983    Grade 4 Teacher, Century Elementary, Park Rapids MN

Awards and Recognition

  • osmo_certified_badges_small-032015          ISTE Making IT Happen Award
  • 2015          President’s Volunteer Service Award (Silver)
  • 2014          President’s Volunteer Service Award (Silver)
  • 2013          President’s Volunteer Service Award (Bronze)
  • 2010          Minnesota Outstanding Media Specialist of the Year, MEMO
  • 2003          Teacher of the Year, Park Rapids Area Schools
  • 1998          Alpha Delta Kappa Regional Scholarship Recipient
  • 1996          Jaycees Nomination for Minnesota Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotanspd-pro
  • 1996          Park Rapids Distinguished Service Award
  • 1987          Outstanding Young Educator, Park Rapids Area Schools

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