Literate Nation Tremaine ThinkTank 2013 WrapUp FINAL pdf.

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Closing ppt for Literate Nation/Tremaine Foundation April 2013 Boot Camp/Think Tank

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Literate Nation Tremaine ThinkTank 2013 WrapUp FINAL pdf.

  1. 1. Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
  2. 2. Point of reference for rememberingwhat you learned/committed toduring this think tank/boot camp
  3. 3. Touchstone gift for you …!
  4. 4. Touchstone gift for you …! … actually IS a stone.
  5. 5. No ordinary stone “Lucky Stones”
  6. 6. Pick one that speaks to YOU …
  7. 7. While I tell the !
  8. 8. RODINIA 750 mil yrs agoTime:Place: GONDWANA LAURENTIA 550 mil yrs ago PANGEA 245 mil yrs ago
  9. 9. GONDWANALAURENTIA550 milyrs ago
  10. 10. Melt-water riversfrom high-elevationglaciersdeposited stones(BOSTON BASIN)
  11. 11. Cemented into Tectonic rifts &a conglomerate collisions buried 400-1,550 ft. stone deposits— deeply—as land masses migrated north. PANGEA 425-245 mil yrs ago
  12. 12. Heat & pressurecemented thesestone deposits(Called “ROXBURYCONGLOMERATE”)
  13. 13. Pressure createdfractures in theconglomerate(throughindividualstones!!!),which later filledwith liquefiedquartz
  14. 14. Quartz veinintrusion inconglomerate
  15. 15. 550 mil yrs ago1.  Broken off GONDWANA LAURENTIA (about 550 mil yrs ago) GONDWANA2. Collided with each other in process3. Welded to LAURENTIA PANGEA (about 370 mil yrs ago) 245 mil yrs ago4. Been sandwiched into PANGEA (about 245 mil yrs ago)
  16. 16. Then, about 200 mil yrs ago,began to rift apart to create moderncontinents. ( ) PANGEA TODAY
  17. 17. Powerful Forces!creating/impactingour main character √ Tectonic rifting, colliding√ Volcanism√ Weathering, erosion, glaciation, depositing√ Burial, heat, compression, fusion√ Fracturing, melting, cooling√ Uplifting, overthrusting, mountain building
  18. 18. Can see powerof forces in thisimprisoned,fractured stonewith weatheredvein of quartz… which bringsus to our closingchapters …
  19. 19. Wind ice waterEroded exposed (uplifted) conglomerate
  20. 20. Releasing theLucky Stonesfrom theconglomerate
  21. 21. Releasing theLucky Stonesfrom theconglomerate
  22. 22. Releasing theLucky Stonesfrom theconglomerate
  23. 23. Ta-dah!6 millionyears old(1 billion?)
  24. 24. … waitingto befound
  25. 25. Each tellsa story
  26. 26. Etchedby time
  27. 27. Each isunique
  28. 28. Ancientenduring
  29. 29. Why are we givingyou a Lucky Stone?
  30. 30. Lucky Stones, ancient and enduring,serve as touchstones, reminding usof our collective commitments toour shared goals onbehalf of all childrenat-risk for readingdifficulties.
  31. 31. Like the Lucky Stone, our commitments must endureover time & persist in all kinds of environments …
  32. 32. … whichgenerateforces andconditionsthatchallenge,shape,sometimeseven enhance,our efforts.
  33. 33. Like theLucky Stone,ourindividualattributes areremarkable … but these can intensifywhen brought together.
  34. 34. To succeed,we mustendure butchange, Lucky Stones !stand alonebut workcollectively.We also need a bit of luck, whichthe lucky stone brings to you …
  35. 35. … along with the lessons and commitments of the …Tremaine-Literate Nationboot camp/think tank!
  36. 36. Join the Cultural Movement to DriveSeismic Change in U.S. Literacy OutcomesAll Children Literate & Educated—For Their Future
  37. 37. • DARK STONE: For testing precious metal• METAPHOR: Point of reference - Against which things are evaluated - For remembering
  38. 38. Lucky Stones still arebeing released today
  39. 39. • Often called “Pudding Stone.” • Oliver Wendell Holmes described appearance as “plums in pudding.” In 1830 poem, “The Dorchester Giant:”“… the giant’s unruly children flung it over to Roxbury Hills,They flung it over the plain and all over Milton and Dorchester tooGreat lumps of pudding the giants threw …”

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