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ADVISORY BOARD MEETING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 WESTERN ARKANSAS EDUCATION RENEWAL ZONE.

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1 ADVISORY BOARD MEETING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 WESTERN ARKANSAS EDUCATION RENEWAL ZONE

2 WELCOME

3 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

4 RECAP FROM ACADEMIC YEAR External Evaluation—Sue Street & Assoc.

5 RECAP FROM ACADEMIC YEAR External Evaluation—Sue Street & Assoc.

6 RECAP FROM ACADEMIC YEAR 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

7 RECAP FROM ACADEMIC YEAR 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

8 GOAL 1 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Google Docs presentation August 15 th —Hackett School District 6 one-hour round-robin sessions 51 administrators, teachers, and staff members participated

9 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

10 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

11 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 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

12 GOAL 1 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LDC/MDC Resources LDC: MDC: ASCD ( Assoc. for Supervision and Curriculum Development ), Alexandria, VA

13 GOAL 1 A PRE-SERVICE EDUCATION CCSS Conference—TENTATIVE PLAN Wednesday, October 31, :00 am—3:00 pm Target audience is UAFS pre-service teachers Overview in morning Breakout sessions in afternoon—Math and Literacy

14 GOAL 2 RIGOROUS 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

15 GOAL 2 RIGOROUS CURRICULUM Science Lab Review Hackett High—Sept 7 th Dr. Arant, Dean of STEM College Dr. Davis Pritchett, Dept. Head Biology Constitution Day Hackett High—Sept. 17 th 7-12 th Grade Dr. Eric Baker, Asst. Prof., Political Science

16 GOAL 2 RIGOROUS CURRICULUM Global Speakers Oct. 18—Mansfield Elementary UAFS international students representing the countries of Japan, Taiwan, and France

17 GOAL 2 RIGOROUS 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 rd grade students (invitation only) Teacher Hospitality Room for all 3 rd, 4 th, and 5 th Grade ERZ teachers (1:00 –1:30 pm – meet the professors; 1:30 – 3:30 – Festival Time!)

18 GOAL 2 RIGOROUS 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. 26 th Registration – Oct. 1 st —Jan. 12 th Regional science bowl championship teams receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the national event in Washington, D.C.

19 GOAL 2 RIGOROUS 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

20 GOAL 3 MENTORING 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)

21 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

22 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

23 GOAL 6 COLLABORATION AMONG PARTNERS Advisory Board Meeting Schedule Info Blast Opt-in for all ERZ partners Go to for sign-up link CCRPP Grant HOLD until Nov. Advisory Board Meeting

24 GOAL 6 COLLABORATION AMONG PARTNERS CCRPP Grant

25 COMMENTS & ROUND TABLE TOPICS Open to the floor

26 ADJOURNMENT


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