October Meeting at Early LC C

Fifty participants enjoyed dinner and conversation with their Community of Practice (CoP) colleagues.

Mary Lynn Gottler welcomed the group and presented chandeliers to Michigan Inspirations foounding centers that created by UM Flint from recycled water bottles  and purchased by Renae Slaton and family as gifts.

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Lydia Saldivar, Director of Early LCC, introduced Reflecting in Communities of Practice, by Margie Carter and Deb Curtis.
Lydia Saldivar, Director of Early LCC, introduced Reflecting in Communities of Practice, by Margie Carter and Deb Curtis.

We then broke into seven Communities and established our group agreements.  Discussion of Chapter One was brief, due to the time.  Each group was led by a facilitator who will continue with the group throughout the year.    The following members were facilitators, most of whom trained with Margie and Deb at the Institute in June.

Group 1:  Mary Lynn Gottler  Group 2:  Denise Graham & Shelly Humphrey  Group 3:  Dayle Mc Leod Group 4:  Linda Mora  Group 5:  Laura Wagonlander  Group 6:  Heidi Jordan  Group 7:  Lydia Saldivarimg_0015 img_0013 img_0012 img_0007 img_0008 img_0009 img_0004

It was decided that we would continue with Chapter One at our November 18 meeting at North Campus Children’s Center at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Groups will continue with their facilitator and we welcome others to join us.  You can contact Julia Koumbassa (juliako@umich.edu) for information on the November 18 meeting.