Summercore is advertised for novices, intermediate users and experts. I have seen first hand how well Steve Bergen and Lynne Schalman effectively use that heterogeneous mixture to work wonders with everyone who attends. Virtually everyone who leaves Summercore after 5 days is astonished at the growth in their computer skills and their computer outlook. I would encourage each school to think of sending several people to Summercore.
Steve is now organizing a one-day national symposium to assess the state of technology in independent schools. The suggested organization for the workshop is printed on the reverse. What Steve and Lynne hope to do is to provide an annual forum for schools to share ideas and strategies regarding computers in education. I would encourage each school to send a representative. This technology business is slippery; we are putting considerable resources into it without really measuring the results. The more we can talk, the better off we will all be.
Richard H. Baker
Head of School
(1) Dear Steve and Lynne,
I would like to attend the first annual Nobles Symposium on Hardware, Software and Humanware Issues for Independent Schools workshop on May 2.
Are you interested in spreading the word on this too or is registration pretty tight? I am on the Technology Committee for the Conn. Assoc. of Ind. Schools and could let other tech coordinators know. Would public school tech coordinators be welcome?
ANSWER: absolutely welcome, spread the word!
--The Country School, 341 Opening Hill Road, Madison, CT 06443
(2) (3) Ged_Jones@Brewsternet.com writes:
I wish to register an administrator from Brewster, Doug Fallon, for the computer symposium. We are in the process of completing the 'homework' for the web page. When is the deadline, if any? ANSWER: hopefully, by April 15th, but extension of 10 days for Boston Celtics fans (our write-up)
(4) Peter Saliba,Peter_Saliba@holderness.org writes:
Please sign me up for the May 2 conference at Nobles on Technology.
-- Peter Saliba
Holderness School, Plymouth NH 03264
(5) Dear Steve,
I would like to attend on May 2 for Miss Porter's.
Thanks, Charlotte Hitchcock (payment received, thanks!) (my write-up)
Miss Porter's School, Farmington CT
(6) Jeanne Robb, $50 received, firstname.lastname@example.org (my write-up)
It's official! I will be coming out for the May 2nd technology symposium. This is very exciting. There is a real need for such an event and I am sure that the discussions and contacts that come out of this will be invaluable.
PS I am currently getting together the list of Harbor Day attendees for the '98 Summercore and will let you know ASAP. Thanks in advance to you and Lynne for sponsoring the event. I look forward to seeing both of you in May. Jeanne Robb, Director of Technology
Harbor Day School, 3443 Pacific View Drive
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
(7) Cathy Meany,email@example.com,Internet writes:
Please register me for the May 2 symposium.
Thanks, Cathy Meany
Shore Country Day School, Beverly, MA
(8) David Carey, $50 received, Fessenden School
Please register Barbara Streuli from Rocky Hill School, East Greenwich, RI for the May 2 symposium. It is my understanding that I can pay the $50 fee at that time.
Barbara Streuli, firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology Specialist, Rocky Hill School
530 Ives Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818
(10) Donna Ravn
Cambridge School of Weston
(payment received, only one person coming
(12) Thanks for the note and I look forward to the symposium. It there any possibility of getting some folks together earlier in the day? I guess since I am coming so far I would love even more time to brainstorm with other tech directors, even if just over a cup of coffee at around 10:00. What do you think?
Steve, Sounds great. Come to think of it. Saturday and Sunday morning are both times when I would love to get together with others. I am staying with a friend so I want to set some time aside for that purpose, but I anxious to address some other issues. Outside Tech Support is a big issue for me as well as how to prevent screen vandalism on WIN NT work stations. I received a snail mailing. Nothing about this symposium has come across any of my listservs, But I will gladly pass along the news. One more thing. Could you send me the email version of the announcement for this symposium? I will pass it along to our state independent school group. I am the president of our group (about 20 schools), the Association of Colorado Independent Schools. Thanks Again. Linc
Thanks -- Linc Jackson, Director of Technology
Colorado Academy, 3800 South Pierce St
Denver, CO 80235
Please register Richard Perry and me for the symposium on May 2. Our check will be in the mail any minute now.
--Judy Fallows, e-mail: email@example.com
--Richard Perry, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Atrium School, 552 Main St, Watertown, MA 02172
Steve, I plan to attend the symposium on May 2. Please let me know exactly what you want me to list in the hardware, software, humanware info: numbers? platforms? names of software? what info on the humanware? how much detail
about the struggles, successes and questions? and yes, I would like a complete description of the 13 buttons! Let me know if there is anything else I should do, and I will send the information as soon as I hear from you. I will be staying in Providence at the Biltmore. My son is a student at RISD
so we are combining a visit with work. I attended Summercore about 6 years ago and loved every minute of it. I also visited your school lab about 6 weeks ago. You were at NAIS and
Claudia showed me around. Looking forward to the symposium,
--Mary Anderson, The Oak Hill School
4815 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37220
Barbara Marshall (my write-up)
Academic Computer Coordinator
Derby Academy, Hingham MA
(17) (18) From St. George's School, Newport RI
Steve Horowitz, French Teacher and Computer Literacy Teacher
--Mafalda Nula, chair of the Spanish Department
(19)From Riverview School on the Cape
(21) From Baldwin School, PA
(22) From Bancroft School, Worcester MA
Larry Fliegelman and I will be coming from The Rashi School, Needham MA
From Steve Longenecker, email@example.com
--Technology Coordinator, April 98
(26) (27) (28) Concord Academy
Hanka Ray, Math Teacher
Kirsten Hoyte, Coordinator of Computer Program
Deb Diemente, Director of Technology
Diane Secours, Director of Educational Technology Alan Proctor, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs (our write-up)
(31) (32) possibly
Roxbury Latin School, Joanne Larrabee and maybe someone else
Newman Prep, Jean Berry, Librarian e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send me registration info
Kristopher Wiemer, The Williston Northampton School
I am interested in learning more about the Symposium. Although I don't work for an independent school, my job is very much related to the discussion, since a considerable segment of Blackbaud's client base is made up of independent schools.
Katie Benston - Lead Client Relations Representative
KatieBe@Blackbaud.com * http://www.blackbaud.com
Please send registration information via email.
Bryan Lumpkins, The Barrie School, Silver Spring, MD
Steve, I have sent you info
about Hopkins --
Steve, I have sent you info
about Randolph School
Jeff Ritter, email@example.com