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  1. Elementary STEM Network Meeting February 7, 2014 Johns Hopkins University, Columbia Campus

  2. Table Discussion: Where is STEM at the Sochi Winter Olympics?

  3. Welcome and Introductions Please tell us • Your name • Your title/role in project

  4. Meeting Goals • Update and discussion on the final months of the grant • Review key assessments and accompanying rubrics

  5. Reports and Invoices • Mid-year reports were due on January 31. • USED onsite visit to MSDE is February 24 - 28. • Final reports are due on July 31. All grant activities must be concluded by June 30. • Invoices—please include documentation!!

  6. Project Evaluation • Is the description still accurate? • How has ongoing evaluation informed your program? • How will information be used in the future?

  7. Elementary STEM Program Submission PLEASE SEND US SYLLABI, ASSESSMENTS, RUBRICS, ETC. BEFORE YOU SUBMIT FOR APPROVAL!!

  8. Pathway for teacher candidates Certification in Elementary Education—STEM pathway i.e. concentration, minor, subtopic, etc. --MHEC guidelines --MHEC will check with Program Approval to ensure it meets requirements

  9. Pathway for practicing teachers Instructional Leader: STEM (Grades PreK-6) --Regulation approved by PSTEB --State Board passed regulation; public comment for 60 days --Back to PSTEB in May or June; vote to put regulation in COMAR

  10. Network Meetings • Next meeting—spatial reasoning • Other topics?

  11. Summer InstituteJune 19 & 20 • Speakers • Cindy Hasselbring—special assistant to Dr. Lowery, Maryland’s STEM Strategic Plan • Dr. Jay Pittman, NASA Wallops • Beyond Program Approval demonstrating impact on student learning as well as other key assessments

  12. Key Assessments 1.0 Integrated STEM Lesson Interview:Assessing Content Understanding

  13. Revised Matrix

  14. Key Assessment Review • Are the assessment and rubric aligned to content standards? To STEM Standards of Practice? Are they specific to the indicator level? Is the alignment clear and not forced? • Does the acceptable level of performance define a candidate who you would be comfortable placing in a classroom setting with students? • Is the rubric aligned with the task? Is it reasonable? Are the descriptors in the rubric separate and distinct? • Is the assessment meaningful? Can it assess candidate and program performance? Can it help inform program improvement?

  15. Key Assessment Review Network Feedback on additional “look fors”

  16. Key Assessments 2.0 Peer Review

  17. Contact Information Elissa Hozore Elementary STEM Certification Program Manager 410-767-0388 ehozore@msde.state.md.us Liz Neal Program Approval Specialist 410-767-0421 eneal@msde.state.md.us