Professional Standards and Practices Board Meeting Minutes - April 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

Members Present on Friday (4/27/18): Bedford, A., Buskirk, H., Calvino, D., Cantaffa, D., DaBoll-Lavoie, K., Fortin-Nossavage, A., Goatley, V., Madden, M., Malave Diaz, Y., Manning, D., McDonald, C., Reynolds, T., Romano, A., Rosenberg, M., Silvestri, A., Sokol, P., Waite, E.

NYSED: Amanda Zullo

Members Absent on Friday (4/27/18): Arnold, R., Babikian, D., Barrett, G., Boak, J., DeWald, M., Schaefer, J., Sullivan, E., Torchon, T., Vasquez, J., Wiley, K.

Call to Order/ Welcome/ Information Items
12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Full Board Discussion:

  • Welcome
  • Review of Agenda
  • Update: TeachNY Presentation – Heather Buskirk

Full Board Discussion: Task Force Updates
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • PSPB members serving on Task Forces updated the Board on recent meetings and activities.

Sub-Committee and Writing Group Meetings and Report Out

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • The Board divided into three working groups: Professional Practices Sub-Committee, Higher Education Sub-Committee, and Professional Learning Standards Work Group.
  • The Professional Practices Sub-Committee continued discussion of Mentoring Standards.
  • The Higher Education Sub-Committee discussed the components of the ESSA plan that addressed higher education.
  • The Professional Learning Standards Work Group analyzed the feedback received from the PLT.

Full Board Discussion: Updates from Amanda Zullo, Associate in Instructional Services – Science, Office of Curriculum & Instruction
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

  • Amanda Zullo updated the Board on the New New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards, and available resources.

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned by the co-chairs at 2:15 p.m.

Last Updated: July 23, 2018