Comments About Syntiro
"Thank you Pam....I talked about you a lot this last Master's class....about leaders who model how to lead.....I have learned so much just by working with you!"
-Amity, OER World Languages Team Leader, Summer 2011
"I attended the Math Literacy Through Graphic Organizers in Freeport on April 29, and it was one of the best professional development sessions I have ever attended."
-Susanne, April 2011
"I wanted to take a quick moment to thank all who were involved with helping to write the Portland High School FAME grant. This was the first time that I have applied for a grant and know that approval would not have been granted without the wisdom and support from your team. It was extremely helpful for me in future grant writing and gave me an opportunity to learn more about the process of grant writing.
My deepest thanks to all of you. The students and staff of the Portland High Schools are grateful for your time and effort. We look forward to working with you on future grants and please know that your time and services are appreciated."
- Stephanie Doyle, Portland GEAR UP Liaison
"The computer, technology, Tandberg "wrestling," and the time required has been a challenge that I did not foresee when I took on this project. The pluses include the collegial connections, new teaching tools, and Maine Support Network (your support and encouragement has been wonderful) as well as challenging my brain."
- Suzanne Hall, Maine Open Educational Resources (OER) Team Leader
"I just finished my evaluation of my summer moodle and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I like that this was done, many times in a session such as this you can end up being just a name with no real connection. I never felt like this and so would love to take part in another moodle. Keep up the great work it's nice to have a way to learn in such an easy going but supportive way."
- BeLinda J. Harriman, Moodle participant
"I so appreciate the many ways Syntiro works to make the people in and around their business feel appreciated and applauded. The fun, friendship and warmth certainly does increase my willingness to help out, when I can – it's not work when it's for friends."
- Gaylord Weston, Maine Department of Special Education
"The Network has given such positive professional development experiences to so very many Maine educators. It combined extremely good information, fun, and creativity. I have always admired what you and your staff accomplish."
- Nancy Ibarguen, Maine Department of Education
"I can't even begin to say enough thank yous to the MSN for the personal support given to me as project manager for the Summit. You are all so very skilled, and thoughtful about the work that you do-be it facilitating, designing engaging workgroup sessions or reviving up the energy! I could not have done it without you all. I got an email from a guy that said other conferences he has gone to it felt like speakers could have gone on with or without participants but the Summit he felt was the best he ever attended as was engaged and active."
-Shelley Reed, Maine Department of Education
"Years ago I used to be on your email list and I would like to know if I could get back on it. I am in a Teaching Principal position and I think that the network often has information that I can pass on to the staff."
"The handouts I have gotten from you folks over the years I have put into a big binder and I use them with the ed techs I have now as reminders of how to work with some of our special needs kids. (Just so you know - your work is farther reaching than you may realize!!)"
"Just wanted to thank you for arranging and presenting such a useful and well received workshop. Staff from district was uniformly enthusiastic about the Asperger workshop, the info they received, and format of the presentation. The room looked great & atmosphere so welcoming. I look forward to future collaborations & thank you for bringing relevant & well organized workshops for staff into our schools!"
"I look forward to the opportunity to network with other special educators."
"I appreciate the opportunity to network with other professionals in my field and to reaffirm that I am doing many things that work. The atmosphere of celebration is always helpful in recharging my soul."
"Everyone I talked to thoroughly enjoyed your workshop. The pace was great, the information helpful, and the mixture of talk, sharing and moving around was super. From our standpoint we thought it was a solid success-- a nice crowd and the arrangements were adequate and in place on time."