Invitation #2

Dear Brewster Community:

As part of the implementation of our Strategic Coherence Plan (SCP), book studies are underway across the district to help us develop a collective understanding of the importance of the cross cutting 21st century skills identified in our SCP (critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, perseverance, resilience, flexibility/adaptability and civic and ethical responsibility). The book that we are reading is called Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids For the Innovation Era by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith. The innovation era places a high premium on the 21st century cross cutting skills identified in our SCP and the book helps us to consider ways to make adjustments to ensure the success of all of our students in this era.

I invite you to join a book study that will be conducted through GoToMeeting. You’ll need to purchase the book or download it from iTunes or Amazon. I am exploring alternatives to face-to-face book studies by offering this option. It may be more convenient for you to participate in the comfort of your home or in your car or on the train while you are commuting. All that you need is a Smartphone. There is a capacity of 25 participants per meeting. If you are interested in participating in this GoToMeeting book study, please see the information below. In addition, please complete this form in case I need to contact you.

Each month starting in January, additional opportunities will be provided for you to join a GoToMeeting book study.

If you were not able to join the first meeting on November 29, there is still time to participate on the other two dates of December 7 & December 13. Please see the information below to access these GoToMeeting book study dates.

Warmly,

Valerie Henning-Piedmonte, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Ph. 845-279-8000, ext. 6121
Follow me on Twitter: https:/twitter.com/bcsdsupt
vhenning@brewsterschools.org

GoToMeeting Book Study
Most Likely to Succeed : Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

November 29, 2016 (Chapters 1-3)
New Meeting
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/915667069

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States +1 (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 915-667-069

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: http://help.citrix.com/getready

December 7, 2016 (Chapters 4 & 5)

New Meeting
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/199785997

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States +1 (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 199-785-997
First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: http://help.citrix.com/getready

December 13, 2016 (Chapters 6 & 7)
New Meeting
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/389385949

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States +1 (669) 224-3212

Access Code: 389-385-949

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: http://help.citrix.com/getready