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Class Meeting #2: Friday, February 29th from 10:00am-Noon

Location: Mequon Public Library

Meeting Notes: Don't worry if you didn't attend our first meeting! If you have time, you may listen and watch to our first session which is recorded and posted online. Bring your laptop computer fully charged and your power adapter. We will have a little more time during this class for independent lab/work time. You do not need to attend this session for the entire two hours-come for as much or as little as you are able. At 10:00 will be by joined by USM parent, Anne Reed, who will share her story of how she uses social media tools in her career as an attorney. Anne's conversation with us will last 45-60 minutes or so, and the balance of the time will be left for discussion, questions/answers that you have about the class, a little lab/work time, and a surprise or two.

Assignments:
  • Enter your goals for the class in the voicethread below (scroll down a bit to see this. The Voicethread is also listed as assignment #1 in the Growing Up Wired Course at the NCDS online parent ed tool.)
  • Create an account at the North Shore Country Day School's online parent eduction tool (scroll down to the assignments section for Class Meeting #1 on this page to see directions for creating an account). Complete assignment #2 in the Growing Up Wired course.
  • Listen to the interview of Anne Reed on the Lake Effect show by clicking this link and clicking the Jury Blogging media player.
  • Complete assignment #1 and #2 in the Gaining Digital Citizenship course at the NCDS online parent ed tool.

RSVP for Class Meeting #2
RSVP for class #2 by clicking "Edit this Page" and entering your name below. Click the "Save" button after entering your name. Feel free to leave any notes or comments after your name:

1. Matt Montagne
2. Susan Cutajar

3. Nancy Reinhold-yes
4. Jacquie Bettadapur
5. Kelly Scott - I'm sorry, I won't be able to attend in person. I will try and tune in to the ustream.
6. Diane Schlesinger - I'll be watching from home.

7. Cindy Zautcke
8. Mindy Pelisek
9. Pam Nosbusch - if something comes up and I can't get there in person, I will try to listen to the live broadcast.
10. Dianna Dentino
11. Lorna Costantini - I will be listening to the live broadcast
12. Molly Allen
13. Susan Milller




Class Meeting #1: Tuesday, Februry 5th from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location: Mequon Public Library

Assignments:
1. Please respond to my Voicethread below prior to our first meeting. Click the large play button to listen to my Voicethread video comment. You'll need to create an account at www.voicethread.com to leave a comment (basic voicethread accounts are free). Instructions for assignment may be accessed here!!!
2. Create an account at North Shore Country Day's online virtual environment tool called "Moodle." Play and listen to this screencast to learn how to setup an account there. You are going to join two courses, one called "Gaining Digital Citizenship" and the other "Growing Up Wired." Feel free to begin to read some of the articles, listen to some of the podcasts, and do the 1st assignment called, "Who we are."

Update: I do apologize for the night meeting. I realize this precludes many parents from being able to attend, however we chose this time so we could meet up with our friends at North Shore Country Day School. Our next meeting will be in the morning!

Notes: From 6:30-6:50 we'll have a little time for mingling and computer setup. Bring your laptop if you have one (be sure to charge it up and be sure to bring your power adapter). During our first meeting we'll select 2-3 dates for future face to face meetings and virtual meetings, introduce ourselves and share goals, and link up via Skype video conference with parents at our partner school down at North Shore Country Day School in Chicago. Don't worry if you can't make this meeting...we'll publish notes and and other information here at this website. Any "homework" assignments will be listed here as well. I'm looking forward to working with all of you throughout this experience! ~Matt Montagne









Meeting #1 RSVP/Attendance
Please indicate whether or not you are able to make the first meeting by typing yes/no in the corresponding box of this table. Click the Edit this Page button on the top of the page, type Yes or No in the corresponding box below, and then click Save.

Middle School Web 2.0 Parent Study Group Roster
Will you attend the first meeting on Tuesday, February 5th from 7:00PM-8:00PM?
1.Prasanthi Chennareddy - I have a 5th Grade boy at USM
No. I have a crazy schedule and I cannot get a babysitter. Sorry!
2. Jacquie Bettadapur - 5th grade boy, 8th grade boy
Yes
3. Molly Allen 6th grade boy

4. Sandi Van Den Heuvel - 5th grade boy, 4th grade girl, 2nd grade boy

5. Diane Schlesinger - 3rd, 5th and 7th grade
I am going to try to make it, but the weather forecast is not looking too promising for Tuesday night (up to 10 inches of snow, with 100% chance of snow forecast).
6.. Trish Juranitch - PK (boy will things change!!), 5th and 8th
Yes
7. Lee Wiensch - Grades 5 and 3
Yes
8. Cindy Zautcke (Ostermeyer) - Grades 9, 5, and 3
Yes
9. Rajesh Kumar Grade 7th

10. Dianna Dentino - 7th Grade

11. Pam Douglass - Grades 6, 5 and 3
Yes, right after "MS Fill the Bleachers Night"
12. Nancy Reinhold- SK, 5
Y
13. Anne Schumaker -7
Yes!
14. Susan Miller - 6th grade girl
Yes
15. Heidi Cranston-5th and 8th grade girls
Bummer-I have a Winterclub board meeting that night-hopefully I will be able to come next time!!
16. Mindy Pelisek - 7th grade boy
No. I have another meeting that night. I will do my homework and hope to make the next meeting.
17. Susan Cutajar - Grade 1 and Grade 5
Yes, I wish I could figure out how to do my homework. Does "my dog ate my homework" count any longer?
18. Laura Radke (Nowakowski) - Grades 3 and 5
No. It's a crazy night at our house. Hope to make the next one. I'll be sure to get my homework done!
19. Lorna Costantini Parent Involvement Facilitator St. Catharines, ON CA
I'll be there virtually
20. Shaw Bridges - Grade 8

21. Anne Bridges - Grade 8

22. Christine Koster - Grades 5 & 3 boys
Yes!
23. Corinne Kaplan - Steven K-P 7th

24. Kelly Scott - 7th grade
No.
25. Ian McKinney -8th grade

26. Connie Gavin- 8th grade daughter
Yes, subject to the usual contingencies (unexpected kid crisis, very bad weather, etc.)
27. Becky Tenges - 5th Grade girl
Trying to...not sure I'll get all the home stuff done in time to come.
28. Lori Kahn - 5th Grade boy

29. Judy Holmes - 2nd, 4th and 8th grade kids -
no - I can't make evening commitments - I'm driving 3 kids around - can make classes during the day between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
30. Hanan Botros (7th grade)






Middle School Web2.0 Study Group for Parents:

Congratulations, parents. You've made it this far! Please sign up for our the study group by clicking the Edit this Page button at the top and leaving your name and the grade level(s) of your children below. Click the Save button on this page after you are done adding your information. I will contact you in late January/early February to find a date for our first meeting. See a copy of the note from the Friday Footnotes below for more details on the study group. Thank you! ~Matt Montagne

1.Prasanthi Chennareddy - I have a 5th Grade boy at USM
2. Jacquie Bettadapur - 5th grade boy, 8th grade boy
3. Molly Allen 6th grade boy
4. Sandi Van Den Heuvel - 5th grade boy, 4th grade girl, 2nd grade boy
5. Diane Schlesinger - 3rd, 5th and 7th grade
6.. Trish Juranitch - PK (boy will things change!!), 5th and 8th
7. Lee Wiensch - Grades 5 and 3
8. Cindy Zautcke (Ostermeyer) - Grades 9, 5, and 3
9. Rajesh Kumar Grade 7th
10. Dianna Dentino - 7th Grade
11. Pam Douglass - Grades 6, 5 and 3
12. Nancy Reinhold- SK, 5
13. Anne Schumaker -7
14. Susan Miller - 6th grade girl
15. Heidi Cranston-5th and 8th grade girls
16. Mindy Pelisek - 7th grade boy
17. Susan Cutajar - Grade 1 and Grade 5
18. Laura Radke (Nowakowski) - Grades 3 and 5
19. Lorna Costantini Parent Involvement Facilitator St. Catharines, ON CA
20. Shaw Bridges - Grade 8
21. Anne Bridges - Grade 8
22. Christine Koster - Grades 5 & 3 boys
23. Corinne Kaplan - Steven K-P 7th grade
24. Kelly Scott - 7th grade
25. Ian McKinney -8th grade
26. Connie Gavin- 8th grade daughter
27. Becky Tenges - 5th Grade girl

Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts Study Group for Middle School Parents:
At our December parent education event at Mellowes Hall, several middle school parents expressed an interest in participating in some type of education opportunity to learn more about wikis, blogs, podcasts, and other software tools that are often referred to as, �Web 2.0.� These tools also have some great potential for both personal and professional use by parents. In this mini-course you�ll have the opportunity to do the following kinds of things: create a blog, subscribe to podcasts, link up with other parents and teachers around the country via skype, take a look at professional online networking (eg-Linkedin), read articles and watch video clips relating to the �digital generation,� participate in online discussions, and perhaps even read Daniel Pink�s book, A Whole New Mind. There is an outside chance that we may participate in this experience with a group of parents from North Shore Country Day School through the use of a virtual learning environment software program called, Moodle. We�ll have 2-3 face to face meetings with periodic �homework� assignments and projects to complete in between our meetings (don�t worry-you will not be graded!) You do not need any special skills to participate in this learning opportunity; computer surfing skills and an interest in learning more about these tools are the only prerequisites. If you are interested in joining this study group, please sign up by visiting the link at the following web address: http://mstechnology.wikispaces.com/Parent+Ed. When you arrive at the web page, click the �Edit this Page� button and leave your name and grade level(s) of your son/daughter. We�ll determine our first meeting time/place after we have a better idea of how many parents will participate. Please contact Matt Montagne at mmontagne@usmk12.org or 414-540-3247 for further information.