Introduction Getting Ready
Learning Circles Teachers' Guide
Open Circle Plan Projects Share Work Publish
Close Circle Overview
   
Circle News

Circle news is a online newsletter send out by the organization that supports Learning Circles. Here is an example of a "Circle News" message that was sent to participants during a session. The organization supporting Learning Circles should send messages like this one to help facilitate online interaction in the Circle.

 

 
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                 C I R C L  E    N E W S  5
        Responding to the Circle Projects: Exchanging Work
                       March 6, 1999
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
 
          Most Circles have rounded out, Projects are planned
          and they ready to roll....
 
                  ***********************************
                 *  Circle Projects are taking shape *
                  ***********************************
 
                        .____________________________________.
                /\__/\  |                                    |
               /   O O\_| If you have not sent plans for your|
              /          \"Circle Project" please send them  |
             /      \     \ immediately!  Others are waiting |
            /   _    \     \_________________________________!
           /    |\____\     \      ||
          /     | | | |\____/      ||
         /       \| | | |/ |      _||
        /  /  \   -------  |_____| ||
       /   |   |           |       __)
       |   |   |           |_____  __)
       |  |_|_|_|          |     \___)
       /\                  |       !!
      / /\        |        /
     / /  |       |       |
 ___/ /   |       |       |
!____/    c_c_c_C/ \C_c_c_c
Responding to the Circle Projects
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Weeks 5-11: March 6 - April 21 
 
==> A good strategy for meeting deadlines 
                       is keeping ahead of schedule.
 
 
                    !           !
                   1 1         1 1
                  1   1       1   1
                 1  ^  1     1  ^  1
                 1  #  1     1  #  1
                  1 # 1  ---  1 # 1
                 (                 )
                (                   )
               (      %       %      )
         `````````                `````````
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            ````````      *       `````````
               (        \--/         )
                 (                 )
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The "Famous Speedy Rabbit Award" is presented to classes that
have posted their project AND begun to respond to the projects
of others.  Staying ahead of schedule is a good work habit.
 
         ======================================================
                      Circle goals for week 5:
 
         You Class should have
=> => => 1. Sponsored a Learning Circle Project => => 2. Completed the Classroom Survey => 3. Sent Welcome Packs =====================================================   +++++ B E F O R E Y O U G O +++++   Tips on Learning Circle Interaction   1. SUBJECT HEADERS help you keep track of responses. Mark the message with your project clearly:   Subject: P-MI: School/Class Rules   Here is a suggestion for the subject for AK response to MI.   Subject: AK -> MI: School/Class Rules     2. DIFFICULT PROJECTS: If students from another class pose a project which is too difficult or too time consuming for your students, PLEASE DISCUSS IT with the teacher of the sponsoring class. Silence on a network is frustrating. Teachers will assume you are working on their project unless you say otherwise. ***** R E M E M B E R ********   If you need technical help ---> review the the learning guide (www.iearn.org/circle/lcguide) ---> send email to your learning circle facilitator ---> send message to mriel@us.iearn.org   If you want help on Learning Circle procedures --> refer to your Curriculum Guide --> send a message to Circle Facilitator __ \ \ _ _ ,-------------------------------------, \**\ ___\/ \...........| Next Circle News: Monday, March 13 | X*#####*+~~\_\ `-------------------------------------' o/\ \ \__\   --------=============== End of Circle News ============---------
   

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