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MA-CEL Wisconsin Facilitator Development - ELC Happenings

Posted by Carla Billings on Thu, Dec 03, 2009
Following the learning community model of the Master of Arts in Collaborative Educational Leadership (MA-CEL) program, 16 current and future MA-CEL facilitators began a weekend development session in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with an opening circle of introductions and expectations for the weekend.

Jim Adams, Barney Slowey, and Roger Wistrcill planned the weekend with activities to model a typical MA-CEL week end, which included constructivist activities, energizers, learning, and laughter. Jim, Barney, and Roger shared information about the 14-month accelerated laptop MA-CEL program that they designed and have implemented in Rice Lake and Kimberly, Wisconsin. The Learning Community Framework was presented by Judy Jamieson, president and CEO of Learning Quest Associates, Inc., followed by activities around facilitation, stages of community, multiple intelligences, values, and community processes.

The weekend was full of laughter and surprises-including a spring snow storm. The MACEL program in Wisconsin continues to grow. Fielding is fortunate to have dedicated educators with a commitment to improving education for all students through the MA-CEL program.