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March Meeting Minutes 2011

Date:               March 8 and 9 , 2011                                           
Location:         State Education Department, Seminar Room 5A&B, Albany, New York

Members Present

Catalina Fortino, co-chair
Jerry Mager, Co-chair
Julius Adams
Richard Ahola
Janice Cabbell
Debra Calvino
Allison Cugini

Lloyd Jaeger
John Mahony
Stephen Danna
Khieta Davis
Richard Feller
Lindsay Haviland
Jan Hammond

 

Susan Mittler
Joseph Perez
Susan Phillips
Pamela Sandoval
Gale Sookdeo

MEMBERS ABSENT

Sheila Appel
Coleen Clay

Cheryl Freedman
Margaret Kaiser

Walter Robertson
Frank Scelsa
Ellen Sullivan

STAFF PRESENT
Robert Bentley

Deborah Marriot

Patricia Oleaga

March 8th, 2011

1. Call to Order

Day One of the meeting was called to order by the co-chairs at 4:30 p.m.

2. February Meeting Follow-up/ Announcements

The co-chairs reviewed the agenda and goals for the meeting.

 

  3. Subcommittee Reports

Higher Education Subcommittee: Lloyd Jaeger reported that the subcommittee met on March 8th, prior to the full board meeting. The subcommittee discussed

  • Teacher preparation accreditation, NCATE and TEAC transitions
  • New letter format to enhance communication

Professional Practices Subcommittee: Richard Feller and Susan Mittler reported that the subcommittee met on March 8th, prior to the full Board meeting. The subcommittee reviewed 12 Part 83 cases and continued to work on the subcommittee agenda reported on in February.

4. Co-chairs reported on their meeting with the Commissioner.

The Commissioner and co-chairs discussed

  • The revision of the Mentoring Standards
  • A request for feedback from the Board on selecting rubrics for teacher evaluation.
  • An update from Pearson on the progress of new assessments.
  • The discontinuation of Board visits to the Legislature.  

5. SED policy review

Bob reported on the development of tenure regulations for instructional support service titles. Deborah reported on the regulatory proposal to revise the processing of Part 83 cases.

6. Meeting Minutes

Motion:
That the minutes of the February 2011 meeting be approved.
(Moved by J.Perez, seconded by K.Davis, carried.)

 7.  Adjournment

The co-chairs adjourned Day One of the meeting at 6:03 p.m.

March 9th, 2011

1.  Call to Order

Day Two of the meeting was called to order by the co-chairs at 8:07 a.m.
The agenda was updated to accommodate the task of identifying criteria for selecting teacher evaluation rubrics.

2. Update on the Regents Task force

Joe Perez, Lloyd Jaeger and John Mahoney reported on the March meeting of the Regent’s Task Force on Teacher and Principal Effectiveness.

  3. Full Board Discussion of Selection Criteria

The co-chairs facilitated a full group discussion of selection criteria for the teacher evaluation rubrics.

4. Farewell to Joe Frey

The full board shared their appreciation of Joe Frey’s years of service to the Department. And commitment to the Professional Standards and Practices Board.

5. Report Out

Mentoring Ad Hoc Group: Jan Hammond and John Mahoney reported the ad-hoc group met on March 10th from 9:45 – 11:40 a.m. The group worked to make revisions and shared a graphic they will present to the Board of Regents to support their vision of the mentoring standards.

Professional Practices Subcommittee: Richard Feller and Susan Mittler reported that the subcommittee met on March 10th from 9:45 – 11:40 a.m. Discussion continued on the 5 areas reported on February 10. Plans to communicate between meetings were reported.

Higher Education Subcommittee: Lloyd Jaeger and Pam Sandoval reported that the subcommittee met on March 10th from 9:45 – 11:40 a.m. Lloyd the group has begun to frame an advisory letter and looks forward to productive sharing at the March meeting.

 6. Adjournment

The co-chairs adjourned Day Two of the meeting at 12:46 a.m.

Last Updated: December 30, 2011