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TNLI: Summer 2003 Institute: IslandWood


Note: All meals will be served in the Dining Hall, according to the following schedule (unless otherwise noted in this agenda). All meals will be served family style. Coffee and juice will be available everyday from 6:30 a.m. Also, yoga class will be held from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. daily--please join us and bring a mat!

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Day 1
Saturday, July 26
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  Welcome dinner in the Dining Hall
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Official kick-off – Great Hall
  • Welcome, introductions, and orientation
  • Fellows presentation--including time for Q & A
Day 2
Sunday, July 27
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Community Building--Quinn Plante
9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Our Vision, Goals, and Agenda for the
9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Introduction to action research
--Dr. Frances Rust
10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Action research presentations--Part I
(10 minutes per fellow)
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Ann Lieberman videotape--What is Policy?
  • Barnett Berry--A Conversation with Barnett Berry on Teaching Quality Research and Teacher Leadership

4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Action research presentations--Part II
7:30 p.m. MOVIE!

Day 3
Monday, July 28
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Action research presentations--Part III
10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Interactive workshop on action research &
conversation on Taking Action With Teacher Research--Frances Rust, Chris Clark, & Ken Zeichner
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Conversation with Kerry Mazzoni--
California Secretary of Education
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Affiliates present on work done re policy
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Action research: tools and data Collection--Frances Rust or Chris Clark
Day 4
Tuesday, July 29
9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Getting Beyond Teachers as Superheroes--How to engage parents & keep teachers in hard to staff schools. An interactive session with Michael Allen, Education Commission of the States (ECS)

For Affiliate Directors Only--Everything You Need to Know for Managing Your Local TNPI Affiliate & Planning for the Coming Year

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Form writing groups for policy briefs,
begin outlining/writing
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Talk with Debbie Brainerd--our host
4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Policy brief writing groups reconvene
4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Writing groups report back

Boxed Dinner--available at 5:00 p.m.

FREE EVENING--Your Chance to Explore Seattle or Bainbridge Island!
Day 5
Wednesday, July 30
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Policy brief writing groups
11:30 a.m.-12:00 noon Writing groups report back
1:30 p.m. Community building activities:
  • Nature Walk
  • Art with Natural Elements

3:45 p.m. Volleyball!
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. National Board Certification--What
Does It Mean for the Profession?


Day 6
Thursday, July 31
Thursday, July 31 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Getting Your Message Across. Sylvia Soholt, KSA-Plus Communications & a team of teachers from Washington State
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. It Starts with a Plan
3:15 p.m.- 5:15 p.m. Policy brief writing groups

[**Thursday and Friday… Continuing fellows--video presentations; New fellows--Video Self-Imaging]

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Surprise activity
Day 7
Friday, August 1
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Affiliate action planning
10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon Affiliates report back
12:00 noon-12:30 p.m. Finish & submit feedback forms
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.- ??? Policy brief writing groups--wrap-up
writing & submit final piece
Action research clinics

5:30 p.m. - Group Photo, Farewell Dinner, and Special
Day 8
Saturday, August 2
Checkout--AM; Yoga, breakfast as usual; Sack lunch available from 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.


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