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Discussion: How do you effectively share your vision? Modes of Communication within your LSC.

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posted by: Joni Falk on October 24, 2001 at 4:47PM
subject: Starting the Discussion
Thanks for signing up for this discussion. Right now there are 14
members of this discussion so it is a small group, so please feel free
to post your thoughts and opinions. Each of us will need to post in
order to make the discussion interesting. We represent 11 different LSC
projects so although we are an intimate group, there is a wide array of
experiences being brought to the table. The list of people and their
current projects are at the end of this e-mail.

This conversation will discuss how the goals of your LSCs are
transmitted between constituencies, beginning with PI, project
directors, administrators, science and math coordinators and lead
teachers and the rest of the teachers. It will be interesting to explore
effective models for communication as well as the weak links. (I am sure
we all have some weak linksWhat kinds of communication does your
project require? What are the communication pathways? What tools and
means do you employ for this communication?

I am particularly interested in exploring if a tool similar to LSC-Net
might facilitate communication between constituencies (eg. lead teachers
to teachers) and within constituencies (teacher to teacher). Does your
LSC use a website or e-mail for communication? If so, do you have the
capability to post best practices, queries, or student work? Do you have
discussion groups? I am eager to hear from each of you.

The discussion will run for approximately 4 weeks. Remember dont hit the
reply button to post a message to the list. Send your replies to
LSC-sharing @ or go to the LSC website and click on Discussions. I look forward to
hearing from you.


PS. If you would like a colleague to join the discussion they can still
subscribe. Send an e-mail to Kathryn_Hobbs @ or go to the
Discussion section of LSC-Net.

The list of current participants includes:

Gail Paulin: DESERT Project
Joe Merlino: Greater Philadelphia Secondary Math Project
Judi Gottschalk: Teaching Reflectively: Extending and Sustaining the Use
of Reforms
Frances Stern: Middle School Math Standards Project (MS)2
Reeny Davison: Asset Teacher Enhancement Program
Jon Manon: Delaware 6-12 Exemplary Math Curriculum Implementation
Samantha Tate: Strategies for Teacher Excellence Promoting Student
Success (STEPPS)
Barb Dofka: W-V Handle on Science
Jerry Valadez: Teacher Enhancement for Student Success (TESS)
Elaine Woo: Hands-On Science in Seattle Public Schools, K-5
Lynel Kantor: Reconceptualizing Math Teaching and Learning through
Professional Development
Joni Falk LSC-Net
Brian Drayton LSC-Net
Kathryn Hobbs LSC-Net
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