Weekly Update 5-12-08

Weekly Update 5-18-08


Hello LBB Network

Since this is a wiki, I am going to decide (I know Toto, all these nice people, but who's behind the curtain?) that everyone should respond to the questions/comments below and leave your thoughts on the questions/comments below by editing the CI Log page of this wiki (see it listed to the left). (5-18-08)

Toto_-_Wizard_of_Oz_thumb.jpgFrom Wikipedia: Dorothy and the Scarecrows

It’s hard to believe that we set up LBB and ASCD accepted our collaborative proposal only a week ago. Over 100 educators signed on as collaborators. I guess it is time to update you. I'll try to do that once a week if not more regularly as the situation warrants it. (5-12-08)
ASCD accepted our collaborative proposal two weeks ago. Over 100 educators signed on as collaborators at one level or another. Here's my second update for you. I'll try to update you once a week if not more regularly as the situation warrants it. (5-18-08)

1) I'd like to use 2.0 thinking, behaving, tools, protocols, etc. for this collaboration with ASCD to "walk the talk." Framing question: How can we tap our collective intelligence to innovate getting our tasks accomplished over the next three years? We will model what we want students to learn directly or indirectly through the administrators, teachers, and parents we reach. (5-12-08)
Waiting to here some suggestions. I imagine that a list is appropriate to start. (5-18-08)
A framework for all presentations and continued collaboration (wiki, moodle, ??) (5-23-08 Sharon)

2) LBB process question: Can we think of a way(s) to develop communication among the network of educators interested enough to join the wiki? What about the larger group who signed up to be collaborators at various levels? (5-12-08)
Is there some easy way to transfer the collaborators' wiki page list data into a spreadsheet? (5-18-08)

3) I spoke to Kathleen Burke on Friday again. She is still very enthusiastic about working with us. 170 proposals submitted on technology. Last year approximately 50 proposals. They are thinking of grouping the proposals into a) hardware; b) programs; c) social networking; d) leadership/vision. (5-12-08)
This process is going to proceed without our input unless I get some responses soon so if you have any suggestions for ASCD, now is the time to add your thoughts to the CI Log. (5-18-08) To be continued.....
Do you need a review committee?

They plan to review, come to us with what they have, and then ask for our suggestions.

4) I proposed an Elluminate session soon with 7-8 of us so we can educate the selection team about the read/write web. She agreed. More to come as it develops.
Just let me know - Sharon 5-23-08

5) Their current thinking on a 3 yr plan: yr 1: awareness session; yr 2: what's out there sessions; yr 3. best practices. I didn't say it, but sounds like linear/1.0 thinking. I used to think that way that way so I know. Some of my best friends and colleagues think that way!

6) On a side note, CoSN is sponsoring a major effort to educate superintendents about technology. In 10 minutes I join a conference call to help plan a 3-hour presentation that will tour the country and be presented at conferences that superintendents attend. I plan to mention our work on LBB, but if you have any thoughts on it and how we should/could build that into our collaborative work, let us know.

7) What structures, protocols, groups, do we need in place to have the capacity to take advantage of opportunities for advancing our story of learning, taping our collective intelligence and modeling the kind of learning environments we want to see in schools?

Signing off for now. Wondering what will happen next and excited about the unimagined possibilities. Comfortable with ambiguity.
Dennis

Collective Intelligence Responses


May 12, 2008

Darren Kuropatwa
Hi Dennis,
Responding quickly to point #5. Will think more about the other stuff.
3 yr plan: yr 1: awareness session; yr 2: what'ts out there sessions; yr 3. best practices.
Year 1 & 2 sound the same. I would suggest:
Year 1: Awareness/what's out there
Year 2: Emerging Best Practices
Year 3: Next Steps: Educational "parcours"
Very exciting news all this! Please keep me in the loop. Happy to help in any way I can.
Cheers,
Darren

Year 1: Awareness/what's out there

Year 2: Emerging Best Practices

Year 3: Next Steps: Educational "parcours"

May 13, 2008

Sharon Betts
This is really an exciting proposal. I fully agree with you in using the tools ourselves to prepare for sharing them with others. I am here to assist if needed, please let me know if you feel I could be of use in the Elluminate session. BTW - I also really like WizIQ as a vehicle for collaboration.
And CoSN also is approaching this in a good way - leadership buy-in is so important.
Again, thank you for being so pro-active,
Sharon

May 15, 2008

Hi Dennis,

Congratulations!! This is so excited. You did a great job being interviewed on WOW. Regarding #5 I think you should tell them they should offer sessions reflecting their 3 year proposal each year. We already know some best practices of using Web 2.0 now so four years from now is way too late. Also, I'd suggest including assistive technology workshop proposals.

Sincerely,

Deb Barrows
Crick Software Inc.

Year 1: Awareness / What's Out There / Best Practices Sessions

Year 2: Awareness / What's Out There / Best Practices Sessions

Year 3: Awareness / What's Out There / Best Practices Sessions


Assistive Technology Sessions




Elluminate (WizIQ) Session Volunteers

Brian Smith
Sharon Betts
Darren Kuropatwa