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I am writing to folks who are listed on this forum in search of people who could do one or more of the following:
1. Provide me with the colleges they attended earning graduate and post graduate certificates and or degrees. (this will help me build a profile of the set of all such institutions thereby allowing me to enhance my market research)
2. People who would be interested in serving on a panel of experts to provide responses to situations and challenges in the game a colleague and I are developing for graduate school leadership and administration classes.
3. People who would be willing to share ideas with us on experiences they have had in their capacity as an educational administrator
4. People who can provide us with factual information about the graduate programs where they teach and discuss the project in greater detail.
A quick overview of our project is this; Our project aims to use technology as a way of moving beyond the case study approach to coursework in graduate programs in educational leadership and administration. The serious game will be a web based product that would augment the work in classes like school law, school finance, leadership, community relations, school personnel, and a capstone class. In one of the modes, the graduate students will select one of four of five characters each with a different leadership style. At periodic intervals, they have to respond as their prediction of how the character they are monitoring will respond to the challenge, or conflict they face. Additionally, the graduate student will be prompted to respond to the same situations as how they would proceed. The feedback they get will be instant and will be compared with the findings of the "Panel of experts" and will be plotted along the lines of stakeholder groups that a high school principal's decisions impact.
This is a long post but I hope you take the time to read it and respond and will connect me as a friend on this group. I look forward to hearing from you.
Josh Arnold MS C.A.G.S. Ed
Educational Consultant/Advocate for children with special needs.
At 10:39am on September 24, 2011, Danielle M said…
I was a graduate students of yours at Molloy College a few years ago. Currently I am teaching in a high school and elementary ESL setting. Thank you for all of your tips and strategies. I use them frequently. My favorite is the Jigsaw puzzle method. It helps when time is short and there is much to be learned. :)
I just joined and saw you are a member as well. I hope to be co-teaching this year again. I wanted to say hello, let you know that I read your book again this summer, and also let you know that I would like to publish an article based on my dissertation. The focus was - the literacy practices of three women used since childhood to cope with familial addictions, mental illnesses, and eating disorders related to physical and emotional incest. I wrote it under my full name, JudyAnn Pollaci-Hurst and it was cited as a "dissertation of note!" Maybe you can suggest a journal to gear the article towards even though I am not a psychologist or social worker. In any event, I will keep in touch with you. Please hold a good thought for our co-teaching goals. Best regards, JudyAnn
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