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February Meeting Minutes 2011

State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching                      

Date:               February 10 and 11 , 2011                                   
Location:         State Education Department, Seminar Room 5A&B, Albany, New York

Members Present

Catalina Fortino, co-chair
Jerry Mager, Co-chair
Richard Ahola
Sheila Appel
Coleen Clay
Allison Cugini

 

Khieta Davis
Richard Feller
Lindsay Haviland
Jan Hammond
John Mahony
Susan Mittler

 

Joseph Perez
Walter Robertson
Pamela Sandoval
Frank Scelsa
Gale Sookdeo
Ellen Sullivan

MEMBERS ABSENT

Julius Adams
Janice Cabbell
Debra Calvino
Stephen Danna

 

Cheryl Freedman
Lloyd Jaeger
Margaret Kaiser
Susan Phillips

 

STAFF PRESENT

Robert Bentley

Allison Armour-Garb

Patricia Oleaga

February 10, 2011

1. Call to Order

Day One of the meeting was called to order by the co-chairs at 3:22 p.m.

2. November Meeting Follow-up/ Announcements

The co-chairs
1. reviewed the agenda and goals for the meeting.
2. apologized for having to postpone January’s meeting

3. Subcommittee Reports

Higher Education Subcommittee: Pam Sandoval reported that the subcommittee met on February 10, prior to the full board meeting. The subcommittee discussed developing An introductory letter for the Mentoring Standards and additional letters that will advice the Regent’s on the following issues

  • Using SINI and SURR school for the new clinically rich programs
  • Encouraging P-12 schools to support student teachers
  • Teacher preparation accreditation
  • School exemplifying best practices

4. Teacher of Record

Ken  Wagner reported on the issues

5. Subcommittee Reports
continued

Professional Practices Subcommittee: Richard Feller and Susan Mittler reported that the subcommittee met on February 10, prior to the full Board meeting. The subcommittee reviewed 27 Part 83 cases and discussed developing products to address the following

  • What do teachers really see as the critical issues in what student assessments are and what do they mean?
  • What are the teaching practices in high achieving schools, and how do these practices have a positive affect on improved student performance.
  • To develop a more formalized way of capturing and discussing innovations in teaching.
  • Further exploration of Career Ladder on RTTT application pages 188-189. What attributes does one look for regarding the Novice, Professional, Master, and Teacher Leader.
  • There is evidence provided by the review of Part 83 cases by the Professional Practices Subcommittee that there are incidents resulting in violation of Part 83 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education regarding moral conduct, that are the result of poor judgment, increased use of technology, and/or a lack of knowledge regarding what constitutes a part 83 violation.

 

6. Mentoring Standards

Jan Hammond and John Mahony reported on the presentation of the Mentoring Standards

7. SED policy review

 

8. Approval of Meeting Minutes

 

9.  Adjournment

The co-chairs adjourned Day One of the meeting at 5:50 p.m.

February 11, 2011

1.  Call to Order

Day Two of the meeting was called to order by the co-chairs at 8:08 a.m.

2. Meeting Minutes

Motion:
That the minutes of the September 2010 meeting be approved.
(Moved by R. Ahola, seconded by S. Danna, carried.)

3. Introduction  to
Pearson        

Bob Bentley reported on the Regent’s Initiative to develop new performance based assessments for teachers and principals initial certification. The formation of the assessment committee work groups and the initial meetings of the work groups.

4. Pearson Presentation on Performance Based Assessments

The staff of the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson reported on the current progress and pilot program for the new performance based assessments for teachers and school building leaders.

5. SED Update

Bob Bentley reported on the progress of the Race to the Top Initiatives and the proposal to change the Students with Disabilities certification structure.

6. Update on Teaching Standards

Gale Sookdeo reported on the development and current draft of the Teaching Standards.

7. Update on the Regents Task force

Lloyd Jaeger reported on the second meeting of the Regent’s Task Force on Teacher and Principal Effectiveness and the 60% Other Measures for Principal Work Group. Joe Perez reported on the second meeting of the Regent’s Task Force on Teacher and Principal Effectiveness and the 60% Other Measures for Teachers Work Group via SKYPE.

8. Subcommittee Report

Professional Practices Subcommittee: Richard Feller reported that the subcommittee met on October 22, from 10:45-11:40 a.m.

  • What do teachers really see as the critical issues in what student assessments are and what do they mean?
  • What are the teaching practices in high achieving schools, and how do these practices have a positive affect on improved student performance.
  • To develop a more formalized way of capturing and discussing innovations in teaching.
  • Further exploration of Career Ladder on RTTT application pages 188-189. What attributes does one look for regarding the Novice, Professional, Master, and Teacher Leader.
  • There is evidence provided by the review of Part 83 cases by the Professional Practices Subcommittee that there are incidents resulting in violation of Part 83 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education regarding moral conduct, that are the result of poor judgment, increased use of technology, and/or a lack of knowledge regarding what constitutes a part 83 violation.

Higher Education Subcommittee: Pam Sandoval reported that the subcommittee met on October 22, from 10:45-11:40 a.m.

  •  The subcommittee discussed issues of accreditation and the role PSPB will have with NCATE and TEAC.
  • The development of a White Paper on the Implementation of new performance based assessments on Institutions of Higher Education.

 9.Adjournment

The co-chair adjourned Day Two of the meeting at 12:34 a.m.

Last Updated: March 11, 2011