2014-15 LMAIS Tech Coordinators Meeting, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Thurs., April 23 9 am - 2 pm

1362 East 59th Street
Chicago IL 60637

Curt Lieneck, Director of Information Technology


Please visit http://maps.uchicago.edu for directions to campus and Lab School. The entrance to Judd Hall, where we'll be meeting, is at 5835 S Kimbark Avenue. Kimbark is one-way southbound most easily accessed from 57th Street. If you're not driving, there are several good public transportation options; both Metra and the CTA offer convenient service to the UC campus.
Using public transit or car pooling is highly recommended as parking here can be very difficult. Metra trains stop at 57th street, just a a few blocks from the Lab Schools.

Visitor parking may be available in the designated area on the east side of Kimbark just before 59th Street. A curb painted orange and visitor parking signage identifies these spaces. Other spaces nearby are permit only, and you will likely be ticketed by campus police if you park there. If no visitor spaces are available, seeking street parking is your next best option. Spaces on the street can be very hard to find, so leave extra time. Do not leave valuables in plain sight in your car when you park in the area. The free lot at the corner of 60th St. and Stony Island Avenue is open for parking, but that is a ten-minute walk from the Laboratory Schools.

Please check in with the Judd Hall Public Safety Coordinator to sign in and receive a visitor’s pass. S/he may also issue you a visitor parking permit if you found a visitor’s space on Kimbark Avenue. S/he will also page me via 2-way radio to come and pick you up.

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1) Need a new name for this group in light of developments with central LMAIS office (Curt)
- I'd like to see if there is a way to just keep one group. Are there any non-LMAIS schools left in this group? Can we find some way to accommodate them? (Shandor)
2) What keeps you on the job? How do you avoid burnout? What tips and tricks can we share to support each other in the challenging jobs we have? (Curt)
3) EdCamp Illinois Independent. I currently run http://www.edcampillinois.com/. Last meeting we talked about doing an EdCamp for Indep. Schools. We should talk about the possibility of doing this in FALL maybe in the first or second week of October. If anyone is interested in helping me organize- it's really a great way to get your teachers involved and sharing strategies. (Dan) .
---- I can't make the meeting, but am definitely interested in planning an EdCamp for area indy schools and will help organize. Was planning to start working on this next week. Was thinking October as well. Keep me posted please. (Beth Shutters from Roycemore)
  • Consensus is that October would be good. Chris De La Pena is interested in helping out, so is Briana.
4. Who uses NWEA? Looking to start an independent schools user group.
If interested in participating in a user group, email ballen@bzaeds.org or list your school and NWEA point person (ed and tech).
  • Sacred Heart Schools is interested - Marjie Murphy - Ed - marjie.murphy@shschicago.org /Christina De La Pena - Tech christina.delapena@shschicago.org
  • Janeen Cohen, Ed Tech, Near North Montessori, and Chris Ambroso, Jr. High Director, are definitely interested. jcohen@nnms.org
  • Lake Forest Country Day School -> Sally Bullard (Lower School Head, gr PS-4, Sally.Bullard@LFCDS.org) + Andy Sperling (Upper School Head, gr 5-8, Andy.Sperling@LFCDS.org) + Michael Panagos (tech support contact, Mike.Panagos@LFCDS.org)
5. Which web filter do you use? Do you have same or different policies for faculty, students & guests?

Day Plan:

9:00-9:45: Arrivals, Informal Networking, Light breakfast
9:45-10:45: Session 1 (topics TBA)
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Session 2 (topics TBA)
12:00 - 12:40 Lunch
12:40 -1:30 Tours, choice of Historic Campus (grades 3-12) or Earl Shapiro Hall (Nursery through grade 2, shuttle supplied)
1:30 - 2:00 Wrap Up

  • Curt Lieneck, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
  • Mike Panagos, Lake Forest Country Day School (HC)
  • Alison Wojahn, The Prairie School (ESH, HC)
  • Klay Shannon, The Prairie School (ESH, HC)
  • Peter Evans, Francis W. Parker School (HC)
  • Janeen Cohen, Near North Montessori School, until 12:45
  • Shandor Simon, Latin School of Chicago (ESH)
  • Briana Allen, BZAEDS (ESH)
  • Irina Ziemann, Lycee Francais (HC)
  • Phil Igyarto, Quest Academy (ESH, HC)
  • Daniel Rezac, Quest Academy
  • Julie Lettner, Science & Arts Academy (HC)
  • Christina De La Pena, Sacred Heart Schools (HC)
  • Kristin Lagerquist, Sacred Heart Schools
  • Steven Bosco, The Avery Coonley School
  • Lucas Puzan, BZAEDS (ESH, HC)
  • Jon Stoper, Ancona (ESH, HC)
  • Temi Makoyawo, Near North Montessori School