Pathways to Progress Revisited Schedule
April 23-25, 2012
All sessions will be held in the Alumni Guest House, Carleton College
- To create a retrospective analysis of where the NSDL community started with its 2000 vision as laid out in Pathways to Progress, answering questions such as:
- How has the original vision for the NSDL been realized?
- How has it developed over time?
- What new knowledge has been generated as a result of the project?
- In what areas has the NSDL succeeded? What are its future challenges?
- How does the NSDL relate to future cyberlearning programs?
Workshop AgendaJump down to: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday
Sunday, April 22: Travel Day
6:30 Dinner for those who are in town
(shuttles from the airport will be arranged for you once we have your travel information)
- Meet in hotel lobby and we'll walk to: The Contented Cow. The Contented Cow is a friendly pub with outside seating (wonderful in good weather). The food is basic pub food - good selection of beverages, alcoholic and other.
Monday, April 23
The Alumni Guest House (AGH) will be the venue for the workshop. It is noted on your campus map.
7:00 - 8:00 Complimentary Breakfast at the hotel (Check with Flora if you'd like a lift up to the meeting place - if raining, we'll have transportation.)
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Introduction (Alumni Guest House - AGH)
- Goals, expectations, outcomes
- Group 1 Frank Wattenburg, Jack Hehn, Mimi Recker, Bruce Mason, Mick Khoo Cathy Manduca
- Group 2 Len Simutis, Lois McLean, David Yaron, Karon Kelly, Robbie Robson, Sarah Holsted
- Group 3 Dave Fulker, Boots Cassel, Kim Lightle, Sam Donnovan, Anne Diekema, David Mogk
- Group 4 Dave McArthur,
- Roundtables followed by round robin
- Generate bulleted list of key points
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:15 Outline report and create writing groups
11:15- 12:15 Consider charge and generate questions for whole group
12:15 -1:30 Lunch (AGH)
1:30 - 2:30 Whole group to resolve questions about key points
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 5:00 Write
- Write pages
- Cross-talk between colleagues with similar interests
- Editing and reviewing
Roadcheck to collect issues/challenges (please complete this by 9pm to allow time to compile your responses)
Optional evening group meetings and telling stories (multimedia for the website)
- Write your draft
- Complete the roadcheck
- Read and make comments on other groups' pages (add to the discussion thread at the bottom of each group's page)
Tuesday, April 24
7:00 - 8:00 Complimentary Breakfast at the hotel
8:30 - 9:00 Charge for the Day, Review of Objectives for the Day
9:00 - 10:00 Discussion of where we are and next steps
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Finish individual sections
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Burton Dining Hall)
Switch to refining whole document
1:30 - 2:30 Discuss open questions, review whole document, create a finish plan
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 5:00 Work
7:00 - Dinner (Chapati's)
- Overall conclusion text into the discussion thread on the conclusions page
- Work on chapter/sections to introduce heading and align with conclusions
- Create an executive summary from the section conclusions
Wednesday, April 25
- Conclusions written
- coherence across document, duplication, length
- introduce headings within each section
- look first at conclusions – are those the critical points that must be drawn from text and supported from text.
- make executive summary from conclusions.
7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast
7 :45 - 8:15 - load vans with your luggage for delivery to AGH. Watch for luggage arrival and take into meeting room until time to leave.
8:30 - 8:45 Charge for the Day, Review of Objectives for the Day
- New people will edit the chapters and sections
- Technology - Sarah and Dave Fulker
- Community - Karon and Len
- Organization - Marcia and Frank
- Education - Anne and David McArthur
- Finish the conclusions - This group will start with these assignments and then work collectively to finish a conclusion draft (a round robin might be good)
- Structure of large projects - message to policy makers and funders. - Robby and Jack
- Without an agreed upon goal it is difficult to move in a coherent fashion. There were two fundamentally different views of where we were going. Evaluation - Boots and David Yaron
- Leadership and communication - Mick and Dean
- Overall structure of report: needed bridges, duplication, movement of points between sections, missing pieces - Kim, Sam and Lois
10:30-11:30 Review and revise conclusions
- Review whole document and create plan for finishing/final clean up tasks
- Create "to-do" list, next steps
- Workshop Assessment
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (box lunch - ready for travel)
Shuttles to the airport (departing from the AGH)