Hi Lucy. I was wondering if you have students or educator friends who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
Nice to meet (albeit briefly) at NECC. Given your global interests, thought you might be interested in this bit of news about this perennial favorite project for connecting kids:
I wanted to touch-base with you. My name is Mike Bryant and I'm with the Discovery Educator Network. I just left a message in the discussion board for classroom2.0 conference dates here in Chicago. We are planning a two day, regional conference now for the Chicago area. I wanted to see if there's a possibility for us to work together, having the conference dates lead into on another and/or at least a cross-promotion. Contact me when you have some time, I'd love to be able to connect our two networks. Thank you, Mike
I lead a volunteer-based non-school tutor/mentor program in Chicago and a Tutor/Mentor Connection intended to help tutor/mentor programs be available in all of the high poverty neighborhoods. Such programs can be great partners with teachers and schools as they expand the network of adults helping students build career aspirations and the learning skills and habits needed to achieve those aspirations.
I encourage you to browse the http://www.tutormentorconnection.org web site which is a library of links to tutor/mentor programs, and to ideas that people might use to make programs more effective, and/or more available.
I hope we can connect since we're in the same city, and since the University of Chicago is the major institution on the South Side of Chicago, where there are huge pockets of poverty, but few highly performing schools, and few high quality tutor/mentor programs.
I just wanted to thank you for getting me to join Ning (even though you didn't know you got me join Ning). I was responding to your invite for Chicago University group...I'm not sure if I ever really joined that one but ended up in School 2.0 with you as my first friend. I knew about School 2.0 before but never felt the need to join.
Now I love this site and I'm setting up Ning networks for teachers in my school district. It just occurred to me that wouldn't have happened without your original invite. Thanks again!
I am very impressed with your blue friend, loRl. I noticed you are at the UC lab school. Do you know Dr. Jerry Becker? I have been on his math listserv since the late 1990's.
I bet your work there is pretty exciting.
Hi Lucy, I sent you an invitation to connect on LinkedIn, 4/29/2007 Never received reply. Perhaps it is in the LinkedIn inbox. I found there, today, an old request from a friend. Invitations usually are forwarded directly to my email.
My LinkedIn url is in my profile and blog
We're the University of Chicago of Laboratory Schools, informally known at the Lab Schools. Our high school portion is commonly known as U-High. There's also a lab high school at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana that might be known as Uni High.