Join us as we interview John Newlin and Bette Manchester about the Maine Center for International Learning. Last week we talked about SEED and the impact that program had on Maine, now hear how the project morphed to an International Center.This is our last show of the year, unless, we have a Snow Day Show!!! Stay tuned for Ben and Ben next Thursday. Enjoy your holidays with your families no matter where you celebrate. See you in 2011.
- Length: 67:48 minutes (31.08 MB)
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Temporary audio, our 2010 teaser.Geek of the Week: 
2010-12-09 19:05:40 cheryloakes~seedlings Getting ready!
2010-12-09 19:22:53 cheryloakes~seedlings Getting ready to welcome Seedlings
2010-12-09 19:26:16 bobsprankle hi leeanne!
2010-12-09 19:26:20 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Welcome Leeanne
2010-12-09 19:26:26 LeeanneP-HK Morning all - teaching and trying to follow your talk at the same time
2010-12-09 19:26:33 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Great!
2010-12-09 19:26:40 bobsprankle good morning!
2010-12-09 19:26:45 cheryloakes~seedlings Hello Leeanne, you should hear sound in 10 sec.
2010-12-09 19:27:20 bobsprankle can you hear us?
2010-12-09 19:28:52 cheryloakes~seedlings Ok, looks like we are ready to go!
2010-12-09 19:29:42 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Welcome John and Bette
2010-12-09 19:31:42 cheryloakes~seedlings Peggy, how is the sound check?
2010-12-09 19:31:47 cheryloakes~seedlings Good to see you!
2010-12-09 19:32:03 PeggyG Audio is great :-)
2010-12-09 19:32:10 PeggyG Great to see all of you!
2010-12-09 19:32:14 cheryloakes~seedlings Thanks so much.
2010-12-09 19:32:50 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Hello Peggy
2010-12-09 19:32:58 cheryloakes~seedlings Maine International Center for Learning
2010-12-09 19:33:00 PeggyG almost hate to tell you that it was 75 degrees here in Phoenix AZ today--80 degrees yesterday :-)
2010-12-09 19:33:16 cheryloakes~seedlings A foundation formed by Seymor Papert and Angus King
2010-12-09 19:33:26 cheryloakes~seedlings Oh, warm and toasty!
2010-12-09 19:33:38 PeggyG how exciting!
2010-12-09 19:33:39 cheryloakes~seedlings Hey ChrisD
2010-12-09 19:33:53 cheryloakes~seedlings Evening JimBurkeMaine
2010-12-09 19:33:56 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://www.micdl.org/ 
2010-12-09 19:33:57 PeggyG do you have a link for MICDL?
2010-12-09 19:34:02 PeggyG reading my mind :-)
2010-12-09 19:34:09 alicebarr (SEEDlings) :)
2010-12-09 19:34:26 PeggyG really glad to hear this update about Seymour!!
2010-12-09 19:34:27 JimBurkeMaine Evening, Cheryl :)
2010-12-09 19:34:34 bobsprankle wonderful
2010-12-09 19:34:51 chrisd Hi, thanks
2010-12-09 19:35:08 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Hello chrisd and Jim
2010-12-09 19:35:18 PeggyG that is such great news! love that he's enjoying his ipad!
2010-12-09 19:36:16 PeggyG that really is a wonderful name!! :-)
2010-12-09 19:36:22 alicebarr (SEEDlings) WAAAAAY back in 2000.... :) Wow! Time has really flown!
2010-12-09 19:36:31 cheryloakes~seedlings Isn't that great PeggyG?
2010-12-09 19:36:36 PeggyG absolutely!
2010-12-09 19:36:58 alicebarr (SEEDlings) MLTI= Maine LEARNING Technology Initiative
2010-12-09 19:37:24 PeggyG I try to participate in the MLTI principal webinars as often as I can. They are great!
2010-12-09 19:38:05 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Peggy! That's wonderful that you participate. You are such a great model!
2010-12-09 19:38:08 cheryloakes~seedlings It is amazing that we can now share all this information so quickly now. The webinars are really examples of what is happening in Maine.
2010-12-09 19:38:34 PeggyG Maine is really leading the way on so much of this!
2010-12-09 19:39:54 PeggyG I learned about Angus King from the Ben N Ben interview. :-)
2010-12-09 19:40:01 alicebarr (SEEDlings) :)
2010-12-09 19:40:20 cheryloakes~seedlings Oh, right Peggy, He skyped in to their presentation.
2010-12-09 19:40:34 PeggyG what a great story!!! I'm so glad to hear this!
2010-12-09 19:40:40 bobsprankle me too!
2010-12-09 19:41:31 alicebarr (SEEDlings) This project was so visionary, so much great prep work in it.
2010-12-09 19:41:51 cheryloakes~seedlings Equitity was such a huge part of this project!!
2010-12-09 19:42:16 PeggyG awesome! and what an honor for her to be invited to leave her principalship to take the lead on this
2010-12-09 19:42:56 cheryloakes~seedlings Peggy, you are right, all these great people came together for this project.
2010-12-09 19:43:08 PeggyG her explanation about the choice of MS makes so much sense
2010-12-09 19:43:41 bobsprankle cathy!
2010-12-09 19:43:42 cheryloakes~seedlings Evening Cathy,
2010-12-09 19:43:46 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Hi Cathy
2010-12-09 19:43:47 PeggyG maybe that was an unintended outcome Bob :-)
2010-12-09 19:43:51 cathy wolinsky Hi all!
2010-12-09 19:43:58 PeggyG but a great one!
2010-12-09 19:44:27 cheryloakes~seedlings Nice one John!
2010-12-09 19:44:53 PeggyG how funny!!!
2010-12-09 19:46:17 PeggyG I haven't thought of pilot programs in that way. But the term exploration schools makes a lot of sense.
2010-12-09 19:46:26 cheryloakes~seedlings This project was so well thought out. It was such a learning opportunity to be part of it.
2010-12-09 19:46:45 LeeanneP-HK like the term "exploration" - much more in keeping with our true aims
2010-12-09 19:47:23 LeeanneP-HK Is there a site where we can read further about this?
2010-12-09 19:47:36 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://www.micdl.org/ 
2010-12-09 19:47:38 PeggyG were all interested schools able to participate?
2010-12-09 19:47:47 LeeanneP-HK thanks
2010-12-09 19:48:27 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Very important that RFP was written with professional development embedded
2010-12-09 19:48:54 PeggyG it's so funny--you're posting comments before the audio comes through :-)
2010-12-09 19:49:17 PeggyG that's hilarious!!! Gates gives a million dollars to support Apple :-)
2010-12-09 19:52:02 cheryloakes~seedlings mainelearns.org
2010-12-09 19:52:04 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://www.maine.gov/mlti/about/index.shtml 
2010-12-09 19:53:01 PeggyG yes! the mainelearns site goes directly to the micdl site :-)
2010-12-09 19:53:08 PeggyG nice!
2010-12-09 19:53:22 cheryloakes~seedlings hello connect2jamie, welcome
2010-12-09 19:53:33 connect2jamie hi all! I almost forgot seedlings was tonight!
2010-12-09 19:53:51 cheryloakes~seedlings glad you made it
2010-12-09 19:54:16 connect2jamie Thanks--me too!
2010-12-09 19:55:18 LeeanneP-HK I've learnt heaps from listening to you guys.
2010-12-09 19:55:50 LeeanneP-HK There's been 1:1 in Australia for over 10 years - but nothing as large as Maine - just independent schools
2010-12-09 19:56:12 cheryloakes~seedlings yes leeannep, you are right.
2010-12-09 19:56:14 PeggyG why do you think that more states aren't following the lead of Maine? This is such an exceptional model!
2010-12-09 19:56:34 LeeanneP-HK @PeggyG -- Money?
2010-12-09 19:56:38 connect2jamie I agree @PeggyG.
2010-12-09 19:56:59 cheryloakes~seedlings Money and the committment to Professional development
2010-12-09 19:58:03 PeggyG but does Maine have more money than other states? I think it's a matter of priorities
2010-12-09 19:58:32 cheryloakes~seedlings We don't have more money, but we do have very high taxes for schools through property taxes
2010-12-09 19:59:50 PeggyG the sustainability suggests leadership to me!
2010-12-09 20:00:33 PeggyG excellent point! universities are still not preparing all teachers to teach in digital classrooms
2010-12-09 20:01:06 cheryloakes~seedlings We need to address, the university prep on a large scale
2010-12-09 20:01:12 PeggyG I agree about the principals
2010-12-09 20:01:56 PeggyG as a university instructor I had a hard time finding "digital classrooms" using technology effectively to place preservice teachers in where they could use what they were learning
2010-12-09 20:01:56 LeeanneP-HK It would be good if they would get school tech integrators into Uni courses as guest lecturers to let trainee teachers know what they're in for
2010-12-09 20:02:35 alicebarr (SEEDlings) @LeeanneP That is such a great idea.
2010-12-09 20:02:40 cheryloakes~seedlings leeanne great idea!
2010-12-09 20:03:15 cheryloakes~seedlings Hi Shelia, I was just mentioning CMTC!!!
2010-12-09 20:03:20 Sheila Just out from my meeting! Hi all!
2010-12-09 20:03:27 PeggyG Hi Sheila
2010-12-09 20:03:27 Sheila :)
2010-12-09 20:03:44 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Hi Sheila!
2010-12-09 20:04:12 PeggyG Bob's daughter is an excellent example :-)
2010-12-09 20:04:20 Sheila Interesting perspective of the parent!
2010-12-09 20:04:25 LeeanneP-HK have essay on innovation due in today - going to reference the Maine MICDL as eg of best practice
2010-12-09 20:04:36 PeggyG great idea LeeannP
2010-12-09 20:04:37 cheryloakes~seedlings yeah leeanne!
2010-12-09 20:05:05 PeggyG you must have felt like you were having a baby all over again, Bob :-)
2010-12-09 20:05:16 bobsprankle :) def. peggy!
2010-12-09 20:05:29 LeeanneP-HK being a parent gives you a whole new perspective on education!
2010-12-09 20:06:26 cheryloakes~seedlings yes Leeanne how is your little kindergartener?
2010-12-09 20:06:39 cheryloakes~seedlings What kind of technology is used in your house
2010-12-09 20:07:02 PeggyG is Maine using STEM or STEAM as they talked about at ISTE10?
2010-12-09 20:07:04 LeeanneP-HK I'm not liking special needs education at her school. Moving back to Australia because of poor education here in HK
2010-12-09 20:07:26 bobsprankle I'm hearing us move to STEAM, peggy
2010-12-09 20:07:27 cheryloakes~seedlings Oh, that is too bad, but at least you have anoption
2010-12-09 20:07:41 PeggyG that's good Bob! I think the arts are so important!
2010-12-09 20:07:55 PeggyG I love Don Leu's work!
2010-12-09 20:07:59 johnbnewlin The current task force is only about STEM, but there are many folks in the state who are pushing for the Arts to be incorporated.
2010-12-09 20:10:26 PeggyG are the superintendent's receptive?
2010-12-09 20:10:57 PeggyG would love to see the results of that survey!!! :-) I'm sure it will be amazing for Maine
2010-12-09 20:11:05 cheryloakes~seedlings http://www.micdl.org/ 
2010-12-09 20:11:50 PeggyG is there any pushback from parents or teachers on this initiative?
2010-12-09 20:12:26 cheryloakes~seedlings Tour the site with us. Peggy, in some towns they haven't been able to move forward to high school 1-1, and that has been a conversation.
2010-12-09 20:12:39 PeggyG I'm with you!! :-)
2010-12-09 20:12:46 cheryloakes~seedlings In our high school, we have laptop carts, not as robust.
2010-12-09 20:13:23 PeggyG how do you select the news/events to feature in that little box?
2010-12-09 20:13:57 alicebarr (SEEDlings) @PeggyG Tiny link at the bottom of that window View latest news
2010-12-09 20:14:13 PeggyG I subscribe to the MLTI calendar just so I know the online events that are taking place
2010-12-09 20:14:39 PeggyG I see that Alice but I was curious how they choose the single item that is displayed to entice people in :-)
2010-12-09 20:14:42 alicebarr (SEEDlings) I haven't had a lot of time to play with yolink yet
2010-12-09 20:14:57 alicebarr (SEEDlings) @peggyG Oh i see sorry!
2010-12-09 20:14:59 PeggyG yolink provides an incredible search enhancement to the site!!! fabulous!
2010-12-09 20:15:07 Sheila I keep forgetting about yo-link.
2010-12-09 20:15:34 PeggyG we have yolink on our classroom 2.0 site and I found it really valuable on the Global Education Conference site!!
2010-12-09 20:16:02 alicebarr (SEEDlings) I am hoping to use it with students in an upcoming research project
2010-12-09 20:16:09 PeggyG we just did a series of 3 webinars for AzTEA featuring yolink and they were great!
2010-12-09 20:16:29 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Are they archived Peggy??
2010-12-09 20:16:39 PeggyG provided demos of all of the features of yolink and sharing by teachers about their experiences
2010-12-09 20:17:03 PeggyG yes I'll send you the links Alice--long Elluminate links that probably won't work well in this chat
2010-12-09 20:17:23 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Thank you so much. That would be great!
2010-12-09 20:17:42 PeggyG presenters were Anne Kimbrel, Lucy Gray, Mark Moran (SweetSearch), Karen Blumberg and Julene Reed. Fantastic presenters!
2010-12-09 20:17:47 alicebarr (SEEDlings) I have the Classroom 2.0 session bookmarked as well to watch later
2010-12-09 20:18:12 PeggyG they were great sessions too Alice. We featured yolink in 2 shows and SweetSearch in one session.
2010-12-09 20:19:31 PeggyG that was really valuable! thanks!
2010-12-09 20:19:52 PeggyG I love to participate in the principal webinars!
2010-12-09 20:21:09 PeggyG Alice can you DM me your email address? Don't seem to have it
2010-12-09 20:21:22 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Yup will Dm you here
2010-12-09 20:21:30 PeggyG that would be a great project Bob!!
2010-12-09 20:21:37 PeggyG thanks
2010-12-09 20:23:44 PeggyG it's amazing how far we've come in 10 years--even 5 years!
2010-12-09 20:24:02 cheryloakes~seedlings It is incredible to be on this journey as we are building it.
2010-12-09 20:24:11 PeggyG we need a documentary about the Maine project!! Exemplary in every way!
2010-12-09 20:24:34 LeeanneP-HK exactly Peggy - I got started on this around Nov 2006.... after reading about flatners
2010-12-09 20:24:36 Sheila I agree Peggy! Documentary.
2010-12-09 20:25:15 PeggyG when David Jakes started his ISTE presentation yesterday he had photos of the old opaque projects and ditto machines :-) technology of the day
2010-12-09 20:25:22 PeggyG projectors
2010-12-09 20:25:59 PeggyG what a powerful statement! that stuff is still innovative now!!
2010-12-09 20:25:59 bobsprankle http://www.edutopia.org/maine-project-learning-authentic-expeditionary-g... 
2010-12-09 20:28:25 PeggyG wow! incredible stories tonight!!!
2010-12-09 20:28:59 johnbnewlin My geek of the week idea is: edmodo.com A social networking site specifically for education - both teachers and students.
2010-12-09 20:29:33 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Hello bdodge
2010-12-09 20:29:34 cheryloakes~seedlings hello bdodge, welcome
2010-12-09 20:29:37 cheryloakes~seedlings finishing up
2010-12-09 20:29:47 PeggyG hooray for Edmodo!!
2010-12-09 20:29:58 PeggyG no problem! love hearing about good sites over and over!
2010-12-09 20:30:16 cathy wolinsky It's our primary communication tool for the Pilot Elementary Flat Classroom Project.
2010-12-09 20:30:18 PeggyG I love following the Discovery Education group on Edmodo! Great resources there
2010-12-09 20:30:48 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://books.google.com/ebooks?utm_source=HA&utm_medium=BKWS&utm_campaig... 
2010-12-09 20:31:08 LeeanneP-HK class over - time for 2nd cup of coffee
2010-12-09 20:31:09 PeggyG we had Edmodo on our Classroom 2.0 LIVE show back when they were just kicking off the educational version! very exciting stuff!
2010-12-09 20:32:16 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://figment.com/ 
2010-12-09 20:32:27 PeggyG can you follow the recommendations of other educators on google ebooks?
2010-12-09 20:33:19 PeggyG I'm loving the Appolocious app on my iphone for following recommended/reviewed apps by people I choose to follow. It's excellent!
2010-12-09 20:33:26 bobsprankle http://tedxredmond.com/live/ 
2010-12-09 20:33:27 cheryloakes~seedlings oh, that is good Peggy
2010-12-09 20:33:50 PeggyG so funny!!!
2010-12-09 20:33:50 Sheila I remember Davey! and Goliath's voice!
2010-12-09 20:34:00 cheryloakes~seedlings http://www.inkthinktank.com/ 
2010-12-09 20:34:06 cathy wolinsky @PeggyG- I like that recommendation for Appolocious.
2010-12-09 20:34:06 alicebarr (SEEDlings) I think so http://books.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=179839 
2010-12-09 20:34:12 PeggyG TEDxRedmond was definitely a highlight of the year for me! so incredible to hear from all of the students!
2010-12-09 20:34:51 cheryloakes~seedlings http://writingforchildrencenter.com/2009/07/18/top-ten-reasons-nonfictio... 
2010-12-09 20:35:15 PeggyG I'm only following 3 people so far with Appolicious and I am getting the BEST tips!! Tony Vincent, Wes Fryer and Lucy Gray :-) Follow them. Both ipad and iphone apps
2010-12-09 20:35:23 LeeanneP-HK Bother Google eBooks only available in the US - when will they realise the rest of us want these things too?
2010-12-09 20:35:36 PeggyG so true LeeanneP!!
2010-12-09 20:35:42 cathy wolinsky Thanks Peggy -- good suggestions of folks to follow.
2010-12-09 20:36:21 PeggyG Angela Maiers is incredible!! She is going to be our featured guest on Classroom 2.0 LIVE on Saturday Dec. 18--talking about her new book Passion Driven Classrooms
2010-12-09 20:36:48 PeggyG oh no!!!!
2010-12-09 20:36:52 Sheila Oh, Almost Astronauts booth!
2010-12-09 20:36:56 PeggyG Let's pray for a snow day!
2010-12-09 20:37:14 LeeanneP-HK oh no!!!!!!!!!! and I don't have a class next week!! Next time I'll be listening to you from Australia!
2010-12-09 20:37:14 alicebarr (SEEDlings) :)
2010-12-09 20:37:15 PeggyG http://www.appolicious.com/ 
2010-12-09 20:37:35 PeggyG they have some new courses starting up don't they? EVO?
2010-12-09 20:37:41 cheryloakes~seedlings goodnight
2010-12-09 20:37:54 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Leeanne Good luck with the move
2010-12-09 20:38:11 PeggyG thank you all for a fantastic show!!! so great to hear the stories shared tonight!
2010-12-09 20:38:12 Sheila Thank you all! Love the show!
2010-12-09 20:38:15 LeeanneP-HK @Alice - thanks... only a little to pack now
2010-12-09 20:38:18 cheryloakes~seedlings Leeanne, see you on the flip sidel
2010-12-09 20:38:19 PeggyG thank you Bette and John!!!
2010-12-09 20:38:29 LeeanneP-HK Thanks everyone - I'll need to listen to the podcast to catch up
2010-12-09 20:38:32 connect2jamie Thank you everyone! Very interesting as always! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!
2010-12-09 20:38:38 bobsprankle thank you all!
2010-12-09 20:38:42 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Happy Holidays all!
2010-12-09 20:38:50 bobsprankle :)