Town Meetings are about celebrating and expressing learning. There are components of Town Meetings that suggest a performance, but Town Meetings are about celebrating and expressing learning.
Town Meetings are an important piece of what makes Wickliffe, Wickliffe.
|A performance is more about…||A Town Meeting is more about…|
|Performance: A musical or dramatic presentation that's main purpose is to entertain.||Town Meeting: A presentation that often incorporates the arts wit the sole purpose of sharing our learning and the processes we use.|
|The stage, sound system and lighting are used to enhance the performance and entertainment.||The stage, sound system and lighting are used to enhance the visibility of the students and of their work.|
|Rehearsals: Practice while wondering, "Is this performance entertaining? Will the audience like it?" Rehearsals are more directed practice sessions than reflective opportunities for learning.||Rehearsals: Practice while wondering, "Are we sharing what we've learned in a way that others will understand (and be somewhat interested)?" Rehearsals are more learning experiences than opportunities for perfection.|
|Audience: There because they choose to be and are ready to be entertained.||Audience: There because they are a part of the Wickliffe learning community. They're ready to see what their buddies have been learning and to practice being attentive to their buddies during the sharing.|
|Using individuals with the most skilled abilities and talent that fit the needs of the performance.||Abilities and talent found within the group shape the sharing of the learning and learning process.|