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Western Arkansas Education Renewal Zone . Advisory Board Meeting Wednesday, september 19, 2012. Welcome. Special Guests. June Haynie —ADE Director, ERZ and Scholastic Audit Jack Hansen—ADE Technical Assistance Specialist—ERZ Dr. John Jones—UAFS Dean, College of Education.

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western arkansas education renewal zone

Western Arkansas Education Renewal Zone

Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, september 19, 2012

special guests
Special Guests
  • June Haynie—ADE
    • Director, ERZ and Scholastic Audit
  • Jack Hansen—ADE
      • Technical Assistance Specialist—ERZ
  • Dr. John Jones—UAFS
    • Dean, College of Education
recap from academic year 2011 12
Recap from Academic year 2011-12
  • External Evaluation—Sue Street & Assoc.
recap from academic year 2011 121
Recap from Academic year 2011-12
  • External Evaluation—Sue Street & Assoc.
recap from academic year 2011 122
Recap from Academic year 2011-12
  • External Evaluation—Sue Street & Assoc.
    • Recommendations from state-wide report:
      • #1—Continue building relationships between school, university and community.
      • #2—School & university experts examine school data, diagnose school needs, and work to satisfy such needs
      • #3—Ensure university partners understand how their contributions fit into ERZ goals
      • #4—Continue to provide forums for collaboration to address ERZ goals
      • #5—Maintain a “core” advisory group to function as true advisors to the ERZ
recap from academic year 2011 123
Recap from Academic year 2011-12
  • ERZ Budget Update
    • Assistant Director positions across state eliminated
    • 37% cut in Travel/Mileage
    • 17% cut in Maintenance/Operations
    • 40% cut in Materials/Supplies
    • Salaries for Administrative Assistant and Director maintained—no cut, nor increase
goal 1 professional development
Goal 1 Professional development
  • Google Docs presentation
    • August 15th—Hackett School District
    • 6 one-hour round-robin sessions
    • 51 administrators, teachers, and staff members participated
goal 1 professional development1
Goal 1 Professional development
  • LDC/MDC
    • Throughout year working with Fort Smith Public Schools
        • Northside High School
        • Southside High School
        • Darby Junior High
        • Kimmons Junior High
        • Ramsey Junior High
        • Chaffin Junior High
    • Developed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
goal 1 professional development2
Goal 1 Professional development
  • LDC—Literacy Design Collaborative
    • The LDC framework is a “common chassis” to create tasks, modules, and courses designed to teach students to meet the new CCSS while also learning to meet content demands at high levels of performance.
    • LDC framework template aligns to Common Core Literacy Standards
goal 1 professional development3
Goal 1 Professional development
  • MDC—Math Design Collaborative
    • Approach by which to implement CCSS
    • Instructional tool designed to reach goal of 80% of low-income and minority students ready for college by 2025
    • 5 key strategies:
      • Clarifying learning intentions
      • Effective discussions, questions, and tasks that evidence learning
      • Forward-moving feedback
      • Student as owner of his/her learning
      • Student as resource for others
goal 1 professional development4
Goal 1 Professional development
  • LDC/MDC Resources
    • LDC: 
    • www.literacydesigncollaborative.org
    • www.mygroupgenius.org/literacy
    • MDC: 
    • www.mygroupgenius.org/mathematics
    • http://map.mathshell.org
    • ASCD (Assoc. for Supervision and Curriculum Development), Alexandria, VA
    • http://educore.ascd.org/
goal 1 a pre service education
Goal 1 APre-Service Education
  • CCSS Conference—TENTATIVE PLAN
    • Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    • 9:00 am—3:00 pm
    • Target audience is UAFS pre-service teachers
    • Overview in morning
    • Breakout sessions in afternoon—Math and Literacy
goal 2 rigorous curriculum
Goal 2Rigorous curriculum
  • BEST Robotics
    • Jason Merritt,
      • UAFS BEST Asst. Hub Director
    • Sign-up for 2012 season
      • Monday, September 17, 2012
    • River Valley Game Day (local)
      • Saturday, November 3, 2012
    • Frontier Trails Game Day (regional)
      • Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2012
goal 2 rigorous curriculum1
Goal 2Rigorous curriculum
  • Science Lab Review
    • Hackett High—Sept 7th
    • Dr. Arant, Dean of STEM College
    • Dr. Davis Pritchett, Dept. Head Biology
  • Constitution Day
    • Hackett High—Sept. 17th
    • 7-12th Grade
    • Dr. Eric Baker, Asst. Prof., Political Science
goal 2 rigorous curriculum2
Goal 2Rigorous curriculum
  • Global Speakers
    • Oct. 18—Mansfield Elementary
    • UAFS international students representing the countries of Japan, Taiwan, and France
goal 2 rigorous curriculum3
Goal 2Rigorous curriculum
  • Festival of Science
    • Oct. 27th—UAFS campus—1:00-3:30 pm
    • Brainchild of Chemistry Professors,
    • Dr. Dave McGinnis and Dr. Jen Jamison
    • Science engagement event
    • 60-70 3rd grade students (invitation only)
    • Teacher Hospitality Room for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade ERZ teachers (1:00 –1:30 pm – meet the professors; 1:30 – 3:30 – Festival Time!)
goal 2 rigorous curriculum4
Goal 2Rigorous curriculum
  • National Science Bowl
    • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy
    • Open to junior high and high school teams
    • Regional site is at UAFS
    • Limited to 12 teams
    • Competition Day – Saturday, Jan. 26th
    • Registration – Oct. 1st—Jan. 12th
    • Regional science bowl championship teams receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the national event in Washington, D.C.
    • http://science.energy.gov/nsb/
goal 2 rigorous curriculum5
Goal 2Rigorous curriculum
  • Guest Speaker—Temple Grandin
    • March 11th—Stubblefield Center
    • Free admission
    • Part of UAFS’s READ THIS! annual event
    • Selected text for READ THIS! 2013 is:
      • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
goal 3 mentoring programs
Goal 3Mentoring Programs
  • Darby-UAFS Mentoring Project
    • With the Ranger Recon Program
    • Video
    • Consider opportunities to visit campus
    • Digital, multi-modal composition professional development
    • Free software programs created video:
      • Audacity (sound mixing)
      • Microsoft Movie Maker (video and still images)
goal 4 recruit retain teachers
Goal 4 Recruit/retain teachers
  • 15-minute presentations to consider STEM Ed. fields
    • Visited 7 education classes (Intro to Ed., Intro to Ed. Tech.)
    • Scheduled to visit 9 STEM classes (Calc I, Chem I, Intro to Cell Bio, Intro to Engineering)
    • Looking for opportunities to visit appropriate high school classes to share information
goal 5 parent community involvement
Goal 5 Parent/community involvement
  • Electric Car & Executives in the Classroom
    • Electric Vehicle able to visit schools or can be set-up for a campus visit
    • Lead professor recently completed sabbatical at ABB Baldor researching electric motors
    • Panel discussion could be arranged with professors and career engineers on this authentic STEM problem-solving initiative
goal 6 collaboration among partners
Goal 6 Collaboration among partners
  • Advisory Board Meeting Schedule
  • Email Info Blast
    • Opt-in for all ERZ partners
    • Go to www.uafs.edu/erz for sign-up link
  • CCRPP Grant
    • HOLD until Nov. Advisory Board Meeting
adjournment
Adjournment

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