I agree with Noralee. Now that we have the session descriptions for the common core, I think we need to do another blast email and request the receiver to forward to the appropriate person in their district. I think we should also include what a great value this is for only $230 registration fee compared to what Pearson normally would charge for these sessions. Carolyn >>> "Deason, Noralee" <ndeason@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 1/21/2013 2:46 PM >>> What I’m worried about is the superintendents and curriculum people being informed of the Pearson sessions. I think we’ll get another big group of registrations if we let them know about the Common Core presentations….. From:gsis_admins-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gsis_admins-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tarleton, Anna Sent: Monday, January 21, 2013 2:26 PM To: gsis_admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gsis_admins] Re: Common Core & Scheduling Strands I think an email already went out to tell people that the session list is on the front page of the website and will be kept up-to-date. The only thing we don’t yet have is the actual schedule. I can tell that some information went out because we’ve had an unusually large number of registrants in the past few days. I doubt seriously we will go beyond 500. I say we wait until Friday. If we don’t go above 413 by then, we order more. The 13 of us can forego bags, notepads and neck wallets to keep us from needing to order 100 more. If we do decide to order more, you need to get with Tammy to make sure we have more of the stuff she got for us. Anna From:gsis_admins-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gsis_admins-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Deason, Noralee Sent: Monday, January 21, 2013 2:07 PM To: gsis_admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gsis_admins] Re: Common Core & Scheduling Strands So you know when we might be something out about this via e-mail? I hate to be a pest, but I’ve got to decide on supplemental order for bags, notepads, and neck wallets. We have 403 registrants currently. I have 400 of each item…. The thing is that the note pads have a minimum order of 50, but the tote bags and neck wallets have a minimum order of 100. We need to make a decision by the end of the week if we’re going to go ahead with a supplemental order of 100 of each item?? From:gsis_admins-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gsis_admins-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Willis, Priscilla Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:42 PM To: gsis_admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gsis_admins] Re: Common Core & Scheduling Strands The Common Core Sessions are not sessions you have to stay in the entire time. That is what I thought to begin with. I was talking to Ed before I left today and I think what we are going to do (Debra I am planning on calling you in the morning) is offer one session on Monday, 3 Tuesday Morning, Dr. Burling’s session right after lunch then present the 3 from that morning again Tuesday afternoon. Then maybe repeat the Monday session on Wednesday. We are thinking on doing 50 minute sessions instead of making them longer. Dr. Burling will arrive Monday night and leaving Tuesday night. She is stopping by our conference on her way to London. Some of the other presenters can only be here Tuesday. They are all shuffling their schedules to attend the conference. People will then have an option if they want to attend other sessions. The people attending the scheduling session will probably stay in that strand for all the sessions. You do not necessarily have to attend Monday and Tuesday session for the Wednesday session. I did ask, just to make sure, that she was not going to make any type of sales pitch. Ed said no she doesn’t know anything about the sales side. We need to send and place on our website the session information ASAP. Also send out to any email groups we are a part of. I hope this is going to encourage a lot more people to register next week. Priscilla From:gsis_admins-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gsis_admins-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Deason, Noralee Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:07 PM To: gsis_admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gsis_admins] Common Core & Scheduling Strands Priscilla, Am I correct that Pearson is expecting anyone who attends any part of this strand, to be there for the duration? I’m just thinking we need to be clear with folks that these are “all or nothing” strands. Those that sign-up need to be committed to staying in that strand for the duration of the conference, right? I can just see some of my people thinking “ooh, well, if I’m going to be there anyway, I may excuse myself long enough to go over and hear the GSFC presentation.” I think people may do that anyway, but our correspondence with our attendees needs to be clear. I’m also kind of excited that some of our curriculum leaders might be forced to have breakfasts, lunch, and break times with our school level data folks. 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