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Registration open daily from 8am - 6pm.  Please join us for the #ISSS2015 #Roundtable at 7.45am each morning.

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Susan Farr Gabriele

GEMS: Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems
Educator
United States
SIG Chair: ISSS Round Table (see below)

Susan Farr Gabriele, PhD, taught for twenty years in Los Angeles schools, including assignments as mentor teacher and department chair. Later, studying systems methods for education under Bela H. Banathy, she earned a PhD in human science: social and institutional change by creating and researching the RoundTable. The Los Angeles RoundTable Development Team convenes monthly text-study RoundTables where all are welcome to attend (see ATD-LA, South Bay Special Division). Gabriele’s 2014 book New Hope for Schools: Findings of a Teacher Turned Detective tells her journey from front-line practice to ivory tower theory and back to front-line practice again. Life General Secondary Credentialoffice/cell: 310-848-7740home: 310-536-8722

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GabrieleSue
My new book: "New Hope for Schools"http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Hope-Schools-Findings-Detective/dp/1491727233

SIG Chair: ISSS RoundTableEVERYONE IS INVITED to ISSS RoundTable. We meet for an hour every morning before the plenaries. Join us every day, or whenever you like.We spend 5 minutes on readings, leaving 55 minutes for individual reflections, time distributed equally among all present (e.g. 25 people = about 2 minutes each). Each day, a topic is suggested by a different volunteering facilitator in attendance. Our experience leads us to this theory: We break the sound barrier when we travel faster than the speed of sound, and we break the communication barrier when we hear 25 authentic viewpoints in 60 minutes. EVERYONE IS INVITED to our sixteenth annual daily reflection RoundTable. We meet for an hour every morning before the plenaries at 7 or 8 am. Join us every day, or whenever you like.OUR SUGGESTED TOPICS will include:1. “Linking our conference theme-- From Science to Systemic Thinking: Systems Thinking for Everyone -- to your field of 
expertise/study, what do you see as our challenges? What are your hopes?2. “What situations and projects did you leave behind to come here? What could happen here 
that would be valuable to you in your work and life back home?”3. What did you learn or experience yesterday (…last week, month or year) that was important for you? In what way was it important?OUR FORMAT IS: We spend 5 minutes listening to short readings. We then spend 50 minutes on individual reflections or learning reports, time distributed equally among all present (e.g. 25 people = about 2 minutes each).OUR ROUNDTABLE PURPOSES are to open a space for daily reflection; to increase time for each of us to talk from about what we are thinking and learning now; and to be listened to by others, enjoying and learning with each other in a new way. It is an opportunity to link with people outside SIGs. Each day, a different topic will be suggested by a different volunteering facilitator in attendance.Folk wisdom and compelling research indicate that participants experience surprising benefits from this activity after just a few sessions. Our own experience with this format has resulted in the following theory: "Just as we break the sound barrier when we travel faster than the speed of sound, we break the communication barrier when we hear 25 authentic viewpoints in 50 minutes."Looking forward to experiencing this with you all!

Keywords: equal participation, rotating leadership