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October Meeting Minutes 2010

State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching

Date:               October 21 and 22 , 2010                                    
Location:         State Education Department, Seminar Room 5A&B, Albany, New York

Members Present

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

 

Stephen Danna
Khieta Davis
Richard Feller
Cheryl Freedman
Lindsay Haviland
Jan Hammond
Lloyd Jaeger

 

Margaret Kaiser
John Mahony
Joseph Perez
Pamela Sandoval
Ellen Sullivan
Gale Sookdeo

 

MEMBERS ABSENT

Julius Adams
Sheila Appel

Susan Mittler
Susan Phillips
Walter Robertson

Frank Scelsa

STAFF PRESENT
Robert Bentley
Patricia Oleaga-Gill

October 21, 2010

1. Call to Order

Day One of the meeting was called to order by the co-chairs at 3:33 p.m.

2. June Meeting Follow-up/ Announcements

1. The co-chairs reviewed the agenda and goals for the meeting.
2. Welcomed new board members, Julius Adams, Debra Calvino, Stephen Danna and Khieta Davis
3. Catalina discussed the presentation of the Annual Reports at the September Board of Regents meeting.   She met Vice Chancellor Cofield who requested the opportunity to join the PSPB at a future meeting.

3. Meeting Minutes

Motion:
That the minutes of the March 2010 meeting be approved.
(Moved by R. Ahola, seconded by C. Freedman, carried.)
Motion:
That the minutes of the May 2010 meeting be approved.
(Moved by S. Mittler, seconded by J. Hammond, carried.)
Motion:
That the minutes of the June 2010 meeting be approved.
(Moved by M.Kaiser, seconded by G.Sookdeo, carried.)

4. Subcommittee Chairs

Motion:
That Susan Mittler and Richard Feller co-chair the Professional Practices Subcommittee.
(Moved by J. Mager, seconded by M. Kaiser, carried.)

 

Motion:
That Lloyd Jaeger and Pam Sandoval co-chair the Higher Education Subcommittee.

(Moved by J. Mager, seconded by S. Mittler, carried.)

  5. Subcommittee Reports

Professional Practices Subcommittee: Susan Mittler and Richard Feller reported that the subcommittee met on September 23, prior to the full Board meeting. The subcommittee reviewed 20 Part 83 cases and discussed ways to revisit the Code of Ethics.

Higher Education Subcommittee: Lloyd Jaeger and Pam Sandoval reported that the subcommittee met on September 23rd, prior to the full board meeting. The subcommittee discussed the future role of the subcommittee in light of the end of RATE. The subcommittee will review the RATE accreditation for Keuka College during the October meeting.

6. SED Update

Joe Frey introduced Allison Armour Garb who will lead department in the Office of Teaching Initiatives on the initiatives of the RTTT agenda concerning Great Teachers and Leaders.
Joe discussed the following
RTTT agenda initiatives

  • Transfer Fund Program
  • Innovative Compensation Incentive Fund
  • Teacher and Principal Career Ladders  
  • Clinically Rich Graduate Level Teacher Preparation Program RFP’s
  • Leadership Academies
  • Induction Programs

and

  • Students with Disabilities Certification Restructuring
  • Transition of the focus of the Higher Education Subcommittee

 7.  Adjournment

The co-chairs moved the discussion of Board Goals and Processes to Friday morning and adjourned Day One of the meeting at 5:40 p.m.

October 22, 2010

1.  Call to Order

Day Two of the meeting was called to order by the co-chair at 8:06 a.m.

2. Board Goals/ Board Processes

The co-chairs reviewed the end of year evaluations. They proposed a new functional format that would allow the subcommittee to meet on both days of each meeting. Ad Hoc groups will be formed when needed.

November’s meeting was canceled. A videoconference will be scheduled in its place.

Gale Sookdeo will attend the October Board of Regents meeting a sign up sheet will be circulated in October for member’s future attendance at Board of Regents meetings.

3. SED Update

Bob Bentley reported on the development of the performance based assessments for teachers and principals over the summer. Pearson is currently piloting the portfolio models developed by the assessment workgroup. Pearson will be invited to present to the board in October

4. Update on Teaching Standards

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

5. Update on the Regents Task force

Joe Perez and Lloyd Jaeger reported on the first meeting of the Regent’s Task Force on Teacher and Principal Effectiveness.

6. Subcommittee Reports

Higher Education Subcommittee: Lloyd Jaeger and Pam Sandoval reported that the subcommittee met on September 23rd, from 9:30-11:45 a.m... The subcommittee discussed a need for a department contact person since Rich Gervais has retired. They also discussed the relationships between the Teaching Standards, Performance Based Assessments, Title II Reporting and the P-20 Data System.

Professional Practices Subcommittee: Susan Mittler and Richard Feller reported that the subcommittee met on September 24, from 9:30-11:45 a.m. The subcommittee discussed Teacher Leadership, Career Ladders, Teacher Quality vs. Teaching Quality and the Code of Ethics.

 

 7.Adjournment

The co-chair adjourned Day Two of the meeting at 12:30 a.m.

Last Updated: March 11, 2011