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    Applications are sought from teachers, researchers, graduate students, and activists who are interested in facilitating discussion, reflection, avid learning, and clarifying one's identity and affinities in relation to the workshop topic. The workshop format allows for a limited number of participants over the internet. Newcomers and return participants are welcome.
    Registration is on a sliding scale--$125 (for those with low incomes and lack of travel support) up to $300 (for those with a decent income and institutional/grant support). Registration covers meal costs, but not accommodation, which is at a local, moderately priced motel. The funding available to help get people to the workshop is modest, but we have managed to subsidize travel and accommodation in past years according to need (which favors graduate students and independent scholars). Online participant registration is on a sliding scale: $50 - $125. Some funding support may be supplied by The Pumping Station. For an extra charge, 1-3 graduate credits are available for workshop participation and completion of a related project.
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    via http://bit.ly/NewSSCa (Spaces still available as of 3/6/17)
    For more details, see http://sicw.wikispaces.com/newsscarrangements
    Participants should talk to the organizer or assistant before the workshop to explore ideas for developing projects making good use of the workshop format.
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    Applications are sought from teachers, researchers, graduate students, and activists who are interested in facilitating discussion, reflection, avid learning, and clarifying one's identity and affinities in relation to the workshop topic. The workshop format allows for a limited number of participants over the internet. Newcomers and return participants are welcome.
    Registration is on a sliding scale--$125 (for those with low incomes and lack of travel support) up to $300 (for those with a decent income and institutional/grant support). Registration covers meal costs, but not accommodation, which is at a local, moderately priced motel. The funding available to help get people to the workshop is modest, but we have managed to subsidize travel and accommodation in past years according to need (which favors graduate students and independent scholars). Online participant registration is on a sliding scale: $50 - $125. Some funding support may be supplied by The Pumping Station. For an extra charge, 1-3 graduate credits are available for workshop participation and completion of a related project.
    Applications via http://bit.ly/NewSSCa, with priority to those who apply by January 15http://bit.ly/NewSSCa
    For more details, see http://sicw.wikispaces.com/newsscarrangements
    Participants should talk to the organizer or assistant before the workshop to explore ideas for developing projects making good use of the workshop format.
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    engagement around "Making Spaceswhat constitutes a space for Connecting,"Connecting, Probing, Reflecting, Creating."Creating" and how to make them effective in some sense(s) that also need to be clarified. Activities will,
    Applications are sought from teachers, researchers, graduate students, facilitators, and activists who are interested in facilitating discussion, reflection, avid learning, and clarifying one's identity and affinities in relation to the workshop topic. The workshop format will allow for a limited number of participants over the internet. Newcomers and return participants are welcome.
    Registration is on a sliding scale--$125 (for those with low incomes and lack of travel support) up to $300 (for those with a decent income and institutional/grant support). Registration covers meal costs, but not accommodation. The funding available to help get people to the workshop is modest, but we have managed to subsidize travel and accommodation in past years according to need (which favors graduate students and independent scholars, but does not count out those with regular positions but no travel budgets). Some free accommodation should be available at the houses of local participants; this will be assigned according to financial need. Online participant registration is on a sliding scale: $50 - $150. Some funding support supplied by The Pumping Station.
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    Dates: October
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    (*a limited number can participate from a distance via google+ hangout)
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    engagement around "TBA." As indicated below, a wide range of projects might fit under this intentionally broad topic; these need not directly related to science and society."Making Spaces for Connecting, Probing, Reflecting, Creating." Activities will,
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    inquiries. The topic means that the processes of this workshop end up being subject to compare and contrast with other approaches to workshops and generative group interactions. The intended outcomes
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    graduate students, facilitators, and activists
    Registration is on a sliding scale--$125 (for those with low incomes and lack of travel support) up to $300 (for those with a decent income and institutional/grant support). Registration covers meal costs, but not accommodation. The funding available to help get people to the workshop is modest, but we have managed to subsidize travel and accommodation in past years according to need (which favors graduate students and independent scholars, but does not count out those with regular positions but no travel budgets). Some free accommodation should be available at the houses of local participants; this will be assigned according to financial need. Online participant registration is on a sliding scale: $50 - $150. Some funding support supplied by The Pumping Station.
    Applications via http://bit.ly/NewSSCa. Target date: 1 July. Applications after 15 August are less likely to get requests for subsidies met.
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Friday, January 6

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Thursday, December 29

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    Impossible to Simply Continue Along Previous Lines: Changing Life in Times of Crisis
    New England Workshop on Science and Social Change 2016
    Program
    (post-workshop version, reflecting what actually happened)
    some linked files and pages only visible to workshop participants
    The structure of most sessions is predefined, but builds in room for participants to take stock so as to inform future proposals for improvements in these structures.
    In this four-day workshop participants will create spaces, interactions, and support in formulating plans to extend our own projects of inquiry and engagement around "changing life in times of crisis." A wide range of projects might fit under this intentionally broad topic; these need not directly related to science and society. Activities will, as they have at NewSSC since 2004, build on what the particular group of participants contribute and employ a range of tools and processes for "connecting, probing, and reflecting" so as to support and learn from each others' inquiries. The intended outcomes include: a) products that reflect our inquiries and plans, conveyed in work-in-progress presentations or activities (15 minutes, incl Q&A) and revised in response to feedback so as to be shared outside the workshop, b) experiences that motivate us to take our individual projects beyond their current scope or level of activity, and c) stock-taking towards developing the workshop format. This format, in brief, includes an activity together as a group for 2 hours each morning and again for an hour at the end of the day. In between, time is spent in independent research related to this scenario, in conversations, and in other pursuits that participants find helpful for advancing our projects.
    "Day 0": Preparation to make the best use of the workshop space
    Remind yourself of the project you proposed to work on during the workshop. Assemble notes, books, photocopies, pdfs, drafts to have at hand during the workshop. Begin Morning writing on your project in the week(s) before the workshop.
    Review the typical workshop processes and their rationale.
    Readings
    Readings to do in advance of the workshop
    Smiley, S. "Knotweed" ( draft {Introductionknotweed.pdf} )
    Taylor, P. J. {CultivatingCollaborators10.pdf} , S. J. Fifield, et al. (2011). "Cultivating Collaborators: Concepts and Questions Emerging Interactively From An Evolving, Interdisciplinary Workshop." Science as Culture 20(1): 89-105 (on 4Rs and Probe-Connect-Create Change-Reflect frameworks for building a supportive community for learning in the workshop).
    Friday, October 7
    6.30-8.30pm
    Cook-out Dinner at Pam Dibona's house, directions by email
    Day1
    Saturday, October 8: Exposing Diverse Points of Potential Interaction/ Begin Inquiring and Planning
    Host/Facilitator for the Day: Peter
    Assistant/Support/Debriefer for Facilitator: elizaBeth
    8.30-9.15
    Meet at the Pumping Station, 61 Cleveland St., East Arlington (directions: http://bit.ly/61cleve)
    Breakfast, coffee, tea (optional)
    connect/reconnect with participants
    9.15-11.15 (approx.)
    Coming together & Getting oriented
    Welcome from PT, thanks, prefigure logistics later in the morning, and reading of the workshop description
    Initial activity (guided freewriting and hopes for workshop)
    (Before anything more is said by host/facilitator--principle: Participants at any session/workshop always bring a lot of knowledge about the topic of the session/workshop. So, allow that to be brought to surface and acknowledged.
    Pair share on hopes
    Overview of workshop
    Context as a CPR [connecting-probing-reflecting{-creating}] workshop, and in relation to the specific topic/scenario
    Changes since previous workshops: quiet time during breakfast;back to 4 days; PT as host for each day with a view to:
    Changes a) building on understanding of what has been built before; and b) taking stock of outcomes so that this building can continue.]
    The Collaborative Exploration format initiated in 2013, with the concentration of group activities in the morning and late afternoon period, allows self-directed time, [but comes with expectation of being as present as possible (e.g., not multitasking) during group activities], noting ground rules, and [doing tasks without anyone reminding you or filling in for you].
    Related workshop objectives include:
    learning and practicing process or participation skills valuable in activity-centered teaching and workshops
    collaboration and making connections that will support participants taking beyond the workshop the insights, learning, and connections made during the 5 days together.
    provide a workshop model that can be repeated, evolve in response to evaluations, and adapted by participants => stock-taking and documentation
    Autobiographical Introductions – 5 minutes each min/max
    Gives participants an opportunity to
    Introduce ourselves in narrative depth, our current and emerging work, including the project we intend to advance during the workshop
    Learn more about each other
    Everyone encouraged to take notes on points of intersection, interest, curiosity. After every introduction, take 2 minutes to prepare a note {CandESheet.pdf} on:
    1 point of intersection with your interests
    1 question you would like to take up with the speaker
    1 direction that you could imagine their work being extended.
    After every 3rd introduction: discuss in pairs what is emerging
    After 90 minutes: 15 minute break
    At the end: Freewrite on "what I said vs. what I thought I was going to work on; how that affects what I need to do today", then Share in pairs something significant that you left out of your autobiography.
    Remarks by Task Coordinator and other logistical matters.
    Rest of the day till 5pm: Independent research and Conversations
    Independent research building on the workshop topic as it intersects with our own interests
    * Intersection-question-extension notes scanned, uploaded here, and originals distributed to the speakers
    * Conversations building on the intersection-question-extension notes
    12.30-1.30
    Lunch
    5.00-6.25
    Dialogue Hour (http://bit.ly/FivePhase) to share and digest the experience of the first day of Inquiring and Planning, finishing with: One thing we're chewing on about how to make use of the workshop to advance our individual inquiries and planning.
    Remember: Dialogue process invites inquiry more than advocacy--airing what you're trying to work out, not what you already "knew" or your "answers" to other people's issues. On that basis, we develop trust to explore difficult issues with each other during workshop.
    Preview of Day II
    Announcements
    7.00
    Dinner (brought in)
    Day2
    Sunday, October 9: Exposing More Points of Potential Interaction through Focus on Shared Reading / Continued Inquiry and Planning, Focusing in towards Day 3's Work-in-Progress Presentation
    Host for the Day: Peter; Facilitator: Jeremy
    8.30
    Breakfast (optional)--Quiet--conversations outside so as not to disturb:
    Morning writing
    9.15
    Host to set the scene for Day 2
    Check–in (after a minute to gather thoughts): New idea or question that has come to the surface or come into focus since yesterday
    9.30-11.30 (approx)
    Response (using this format ) to reading = Smiley, S. "Knotweed" draft {Introductionknotweed.pdf}
    Brief intro by author, then turn-taking (4 minutes min/max each): "How does the paper intersect with or stimulate my own project?"
    Author stays quiet, listening.
    Note: The emphasis is on participants teasing out their own thinking more than on digging into what the author thinks.
    Author joins in the discussion, indicating overall--not speaker by speaker--how the responses intersect with or stimulate their own thinking.
    Freewrite: "What would it mean for me to put my ideas into wider circulation at this point?" + Go-around
    Rest of the day till 5pm: Independent research and Conversations
    including preparation of a 10-minute work-in-progress presentation for Day 3.
    Walk and informal conversations- arrangement (provisional & optional) = convene at 1.45 to go for a walk in the Middlesex Fells or Walden Pond (2 hours roundtrip)
    12.30-1.30
    Lunch
    5.00-6.00
    Dialogue Hour (http://bit.ly/FivePhase) to share and digest experience of a second day of Inquiring and Planning, Focusing in towards Day 3's Work-in-Progress Presentation, finishing with closing go-around of one thing you want to focus on to share tomorrow.
    7.00
    Dinner (brought in)
    Show and tell (or our own work or texts that influenced us)
    Day3
    Monday, October 10: Work-in-Progress presentations, with feedback informing further Inquiry and Planning
    Host for the Day: Peter; Facilitator: Jeremy
    8.30
    Breakfast (optional)--quiet--conversations outside so as not to disturb:
    Morning writing
    Upload visual aids to flashdrive
    9.15
    Host sets the scene
    Check–in: One thing you are looking forward to in the presentations (after a minute to gather thoughts)
    WIP
    9.30-12.30
    15-minute Work-in-progress presentations
    which may include activities and feedback as requested by presenters
    Plus-Delta feedback (on written sheets)
    Rest of the day till 5pm: Independent research and Conversations
    Visual aids transferred to http://sicw.wikispaces.com/-/newssc16a/n16a/
    Plus-delta feedback sheets scanned, uploaded to same wikipage, and originals passed on to speakers
    Digest responses from feedback sheets
    Sign-up for Office Hours
    Further development of projects, building in feedback from and connections with other participants.
    12.30-1.30
    Lunch
    3.30-4.30
    Office Hours (three 18-minute slots for consulting one-on-one)
    4.30-10.00
    Car to Subway (T), to Aquarium stop (or Uber)
    5.30 Ferry to Salem
    Dinner at Salem waterfront (Victoria Station)
    Return to Arlington by car
    Day4
    Tuesday, October 11: Supporting Us in Going Back to Our Worlds to Use Inquiry and Planning during the workshop// Taking Stock of the Workshop Experience
    Host for the Day: Peter; Facilitator: Peter
    Before the day's sessions start: Pack up where you are staying; bring luggage to workshop to leave from there
    8.30
    Breakfast (optional)--quiet--conversations outside so as not to disturb:
    Morning writing
    9.15
    Logistics (e.g., departures in time to catch planes; reimbursements; things to happen soon after the workshop; group photo)
    Host sets the scene
    Check–in: One thing you're going back to (so you can then put it out of your thoughts for the day)
    (Keep these short--one thing only. Take it as given that people are aware that there's more to you than that.)
    9.45-10.45
    Connections and extensions activity, part a
    Re-read notes received after first day Autobiographical Introductions to prompt thinking about where you started and where you are now
    Respond to questions about pursuing project further, separating those that are not to be shared by writing them on the back
    10.45-2.15
    Prepare written product emerging from initial Project description (submitted with application), work-in-progress presentation and feedback, and Planning and Inquiry during workshop
    Post written products to private workshop wikipages, personal wikis, blogs, etc.
    12.30-1.15
    Lunch and clean up
    Put luggage in relevant cars
    1.15-2.15
    Connections and extensions activity, part b
    Written Recognitions/Affirmations to each other participant, placed in a shoe
    Digest Written Recognitions/Affirmations from other participants and update responses to questions about pursuing your project further.
    Scan the shareable portion of the responses, uploaded to http://sicw.wikispaces.com/-/newssc16a/n16a/Pursuing
    Complete preparation of written product
    Conversations (outside so as not to disturb the above)
    2.15-3.45
    Closing Dialogue "Hour": In relation to NewSSC goal 4, review the workshop and Collaborative Exploration -- What might we take from the experience and develop?:
    five-phase format: Freewriting on "what can I contribute to taking stock of the workshop experience with a view to its ongoing evolution, Check-in, Turn-Taking
    Critical Incident Questionnaire: Gathering Thoughts
    Plus-Delta feedback (spoken): Check Out (audio)
    Soon after workshop
    Collated Critical Incident Questionnaire responses
    Collated responses to questions about pursuing project further
    (Optional) Post updated written products to publicly viewable wikipages, including page on this wiki
    Taking stock of workshop and posting of suggested revisions to program, tasks, and other workshop pages

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Monday, November 21

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