Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The (closed) wiki post about what's going on

This is a post that's copied from a wiki that is hopefully the way we'll communicate with our "pioneers" at MNPS Virtual Learning. I'll introduce the wiki to our first students this coming week. This blog is open and is intended as a reflection journal. I hope it serves.

Here's the first post at my personal page at our new (private) wiki:

I'm Scott Merrick, and I have a long job title, "Virtual Learning Curriculum Specialist." I was brought into the Virtual Learning Program as the second hire, right after my colleague Barbra Thoeming, who leads us as "Virtual Learning Coordinator." As Coordinator, Barbra "gets" to go to many more meetings than I do, and she has intricate mastery of the big picture for us. We worked together with Jack and Sherry the first week of employment, which began August 2nd, to create the foundations for what we envision will be a gigantic leap forward for Tennessee schools. Out of "virtually" nothing came our website, MNPS Virtual Learning, our beginning course offerings, and our procedures for enrolling our first students, both full-time and part-time.
One of the first things I did was to customize the lighting in my little Dilbert cubicle.

It's great to be here, and I look forward to serving and working and enjoying the service and the work! Here's my space, which a colleague has dubbed my "Cozy Corner." Nothing like unscrewing a few fluorescent light bulbs to make a place comfortable!


  1. Congrats on the new gig! I'm looking forward to following your work.

    I'm seeing broken images in this post. Maybe because the image files live on the closed wiki? Wish I could see the pic your redesigned workspace.


  2. I'll post it here! lol. Thanks for the headsup!!!