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October Meeting Minutes 2011

 

Date:               October 27th and October 28th, 2011                  
Location:         State Education Department, Regents Room, Albany, New York

Members Present

Jerry Mager, Co-chair
Julius Adams
Debra Calvino
Coleen Clay
Khieta Davis

Stephen Danna
Maria DeWald
Sharon Eghigian
Lloyd Jaeger
Mark Kaercher

John Mahony
Susan Mittler
Ruth Pagerey
Gale Sookdeo
Ellen Sullivan

MEMBERS ABSENT

Richard Ahola
Allison Cugini
Cheryl Freedman
Jan Hammond
Margaret Kaiser
Walter Robertson

STAFF PRESENT

John D’Agati
Allison Armour-Garb
Patricia Oleaga

October  27th, 2011

1. Call to Order

Day One of the meeting was called to order by the co-chairs at 12:13 p.m.

2. September Meeting Follow-up/ Announcements

Jerry Mager, co-chair reviewed the October agenda and announced due to her appointment as UFT Vice-President of Education and greater professional commitments Catalina Fortino has resigned as board member and co-chair. He urged all teacher members to consider the position and let Patty or Allison know of their interest.

4. Report Out

Professional Practices Subcommittee: John Mahoney and Susan Mittler reported that the subcommittee met on October 27th and reviewed 13 Part 83 cases and worked on reviewing research on career ladder models.

Higher Education Subcommittee: Julius Adams and Lloyd Jaeger reported that the subcommittee had met on October 27th and discussed the October 19/20, NCATE/NYACTE meeting. They also discussed issues related to the new teacher certification assessments.

5. SED Policy Review

John D’Agati reported on the September Board of Regents meeting and the Regents Legislative priorities, including Early College High School and the issues surrounding distance learning at the college level in NYS.

 6.  Adjournment

The co-chairs adjourned Day One of the meeting at 5:15 p.m.

October 28th, 2011

1.  Call to Order

Day Two of the meeting was called to order by the co-chair at 8:00 a.m.
The approval of meeting minutes was postponed due to lack of a quorum. The Annual Report was circulated and discussed as an informational item presented to the Regents in October.

2. December Video Conference

The co-chair discussed initial organizational items for the Video conference. It is schedule for Friday December 16th from 12:30-3:30 p.m., agenda to be finalized in November.

3. Task Force Report

John Mahoney and Lloyd Jaeger reported on attending the Regents Task Force meeting on October 27th. They remain concerned about the many issues including, implementation time frame, student teacher linkages, the mathematics of the calculations involved in the APPR composite score, and inter-rater as well as inter-trainer reliability.

5. Report Out

Professional Practices Subcommittee: John Mahoney and Susan Mittler reported that the subcommittee met on October 28th. The subcommittee had an audio-conference with Marie Costanza, Director of the Rochester CSD Career in Teaching program m. Marie gave a thorough presentation on the CIT model which is a collaborative effort between the Rochester Teachers Association and the Rochester City School District

Higher Education Subcommittee: Julius Adams and Lloyd Jaeger reported that the subcommittee had met on October 27th and continued their discussion of implementation issues regarding the new teacher certification assessments and their potential solutions.

 6. Adjournment

The co-chair adjourned Day Two of the meeting at 12:02 p.m.

Last Updated: December 30, 2011