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24 November 2008 - Agenda

Agenda

* Welcome and Intro to Agenda - Rod
-- Strategic Plans (Tripod =Technology, Curriculum +PD based on brain-based research (Learning Orientation) - Maggie + Kelley
-- Accomplishments, Events, Partnerships + Programs
-- Web Site and Projects - Kelley
* Brain Storming
* Intro to the Primer

1. Vision
The Global Literacy Foundation’s vision for the next five years is to
evolve into a premier charitable, humanitarian organization that can
boost the quality of literacy and research programs with state,
national, and global impact. We hope to position GLF for membership in
the elite group of others promoting related programs and similar
initiatives.

Board Meeting

First GLF Board Meeting, 1pm Arizona Time (PST)

18 Sep 2008 

01 - 18 September 2008

Agenda

Welcome and Intro to Agenda
* Intro to GLF Founder - Richard Brincefield
* Intro to Membership and Executives - Rod
* Intro to GLF (Vision, Mission, Uniqueness) - Rod
-- Strategic Plans (Tripod =Technology, Curriculum +PD based on brain-based research (Learning Orientation) - Kelley + Maggie
-- Accomplishments, Events, Partnerships + Programs - Rod
-- Projects - Kelley
-- Web Site - Kelley
* Brain Storming
* Intro to the Primer

Meeting began at 1:00.

In attendance Board Members: Rod Wiess, Brian Basgen, Ann Bullen,
Richard Brincefield, Alex Devereux, Justin Williams, Tom Elis

Not in attendance: Shawn Jackman, Tom Berekopf, John Venator

In attendance Executive Members: Margaret Martinez, Kelley Graham

Purpose: Who we are and what we are generally about.

Introduction by the Founder, Richard Brincefield

Harlem XO Laptop Pilot Study

In February 2008, Teaching Matters began a pilot project to give the XO laptop to one class of sixth-grade students at Kappa IV, a middle school in Harlem. There are three sixth-grade classes at Kappa IV, and the students in each class stay together for all their classes. The laptops were given first to one class first, chosen by lottery, and then to the other two classes at the end of the semester. The XO was to be used specifically for the final three units of a year-long Teaching Matters literacy curriculum, which was taught to all sixth graders, but the students were allowed to use them in other classes if their teachers allowed this. After the first two weeks, they were also allowed to take them home. Before they did so, however, the school held a meeting for parents, both to orient them to the XO as a computer and to respond to their concerns.

Board Meeting Minutes

 

Agenda

* Welcome and Intro to Agenda
* Intro to GLF Founder - Richard Brincefield
* Intro to Membership and Executives - Rod
* Intro to GLF (Vision, Mission, Uniqueness) - Rod
-- Strategic Plans (Tripod =Technology, Curriculum +PD based on brain-based research (Learning Orientation) - Kelley + Maggie
-- Accomplishments, Events, Partnerships + Programs - Rod
-- Projects - Kelley
-- Web Site - Kelley
* Brain Storming
* Intro to the Primer


1. Intro to Founder Richard Brincefield

Criteria for Success

GLF understands that many education needs exist worldwide. Our philosophy for innovative transformative change involves Technology, Infrastructure, Curriculum and Professional Development.

Criteria for Project Success

GLF will promote those projects, based on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis, which meet our philosophy and selection criteria for project success.

GLF will identify stakeholders and committed champions (e.g., IRS-recognized charities and federal organizations) to move projects forward and support transformative change.

GLF will identify projects that demonstrate important educational and literacy needs.

GLF will accept project descriptions that identify "literacy now" needs. The project description should show champions, a schedule with milestones, budget and expected outcomes.

 

Margaret Martinez, PhD - CEO/President

Dr. Margaret Martinez, CEO at The Training Place, Inc. has worked extensively in instructional psychology and design, information, and technology for the past 20 years. She has a PhD in Instructional Psychology and Technology and was previously Director of Worldwide Training and Certification at WordPerfect Corporation. Martinez’ professional focus has been to pioneer personalized learning research. She is nationally recognized for her intentional learning research and contributions to the field of individual learning differences. She publishes, presents at national conferences, and pursues work on innovative adaptive eLearning products that support individual learning differences.

More about the learning orientation research appears at:

http://www.trainingplace.com/source/research/index.html

 

Kelley Graham - CIO & CTO


Kelley is also the founder and CEO of Toasterz, a product development lab and service consultancy. In business since 1994, Kelley's focus is to help others adapt gracefully to changing technology, environmental conditions and spend as much time as possible on the leading edge of our innovative culture.

Experienced in a wide variety of operating systems, applications, and technology, Kelley ensures that IT in all its expressions should be elegant, intuitive and as easy to use as possible. His approach fits more with appeal, engagement and how people actually use everyday objects.

Richard Brincefield - Founder

GlobalLiteracy.org came about from a vision by Richard Brincefield and Rod Weiss. That vision was true Global Literacy.

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