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June 2009 Archives

Notes from Bush Summit Meeting I

CEHD stakeholders met on June 25 to discuss future TERI directions. Notes from that meeting can be viewed here.

ELL Task Group - Notes following June 15 & 16 sessions

ELL Task Group folks: A summary of the notes from your work on June 15 and 16 can be viewed here. Please contact your Chair with comments or suggestions and thanks again for your work this summer!

Special Education Task Group - Notes from June 15 & 16

The Special Education Task Group's most recent version of their notes and group work following both work dates (June 15 and 16) can be viewed here.

Families & Communities Task Group

This group has a Moodle site! It can be accessed by clicking this link. Much of the group's work has been moved to happen over there on the Moodle page though larger updates that may be good for all to see will continue to be posted here on the TERI blog, too.

The Response to the Bush Foundation

A PDF version of The Response to the Bush Foundation is available here. Hard copies of The Response are available through Mary Bents or Misty Sato if you'd prefer to see it in paper form. For the purposes of the work done in the summer Task Groups, the first 30 pages of this document are probably the most relevant.

To remain as true as possible to the original I took care to scan tabbed sheets so you could more easily find things, but that idea did not always work with the darker tabs (sorry). I also have some deliberately blank pages because they indicate a colored sheet of paper that separates items within a single tab. Finally, this scan is not entirely complete because I did not want to copy *all* of the program descriptions (the one I copied as a sample -- Ag Ed -- begins on p. 90 of the above PDF). If you would like to see the rest of those program descriptions you can get them online, from Student Services, or you can view them via the hard copies of The Response.

Special Education Task Group - Notes from June 15

The Special Ed. Task Group Chair, Sue Rose, has outlined their notes in the form of outcomes, assessments, etc. following the June 15 meeting; they can be viewed here.

Families & Communities - Notes from June 15

The Families & Communities Task Group have two new items based on their discussion from June 15; thanks to Chair Susan Walker for providing them. They include a Summary of the Discussion Notes and an Outcomes draft.

Families & Communities Task Group, Additional Readings

Hello Families & Communities Task Group Members,
As you saw in Susan's emails, there are more articles for you to read prior to our meetings on June 15 and 16. They are Epstein & Sanders, 2006, The NIU Parent Engagement Partnership, Harris & Hemmer, 2004, Epstein & Sheldon's 2006 Literature Review, and A research summary by Epstein, 2005.

Special Education Task Group - Additional Readings

Hi all,
Your Chair, Sue Rose, has provided you with two additional items to read in preparation for our meetings on June 15 and 16. They are A Framework for Assessing Effective Collaboration and Foundations Course Objectives (compiled) .

Reading in the Content Areas Task Group Readings

Hello to all,
You should have received an email from your Chair, Deborah Dillon, with the same information that is below:

1. (Prior to the June 15th meeting): Examine the documents provided by the Task Force and the Task Group Chair (Dillon & O'Brien) prior to the work group meetings. (Please bring additional research-based ideas related to
this work to the attention of the Chair prior to our June 15th meeting.)

2. (At the June 15-16 meetings): Identify what a successful teacher education candidate needs to know and be able to do related to Reading in the Content Areas in order to be an effective and successful first-year teacher with all students. (Please see the new Board of Teaching Standards for Teachers of Reading.)

3. (At the June 15-16 meetings): Consider the differing needs for elementary and secondary candidates. (I will talk about the early childhood and elementary reading requirements briefly as a way to frame the content reading requirements for the discipline areas.

4. (At the June 15-16 meetings): Identify ways that the programs can know (assess) that the candidates can perform the identified outcomes.

5. (At the June 15-16 meetings): Identify key knowledge and experiences during teacher preparation that can lead a candidate to the identified outcomes.

I am sending several documents that will form the basis of our discussions and help us complete our tasks. Paper copies of these documents will be available for our meeting on the 15th:

Documents to Guide the Content Reading discussion:

1. A Draft Plan for Preservice Content Reading Preparation at the U of Minnesota -09 (based on the new standards and new research from Carnegie Foundation) -this document includes the links to the New BOT Standards for Reading Teachers 6/09-these are important to read and will be integral to
our work: Draft Plan for Content Reading

2. Excerpt from D. O'Brien: Handbook of Reading Research (4th ed., in press) chapter on "Key Research on Secondary Reading Teacher Education" --draft 6/09: Excerpt from Dillon et al. (in press) Content Reading for Secondary Teachers

3. Memo to MN Literacy Teacher Education from June 06 that outlines current reading legislation and its impact on teacher preparation programs statewide re: MN State Statute 122A.06 subdivision 4; amended in May 2009.
RE: Comprehensive Scientifically based reading instruction: Memo to Literacy Educators

4. An additional reading that frames disciplinary literacy (Moje, 2007)
in Review of Research in Education. This is background info only: Moje 2007, Developing Socially Just Subject Matter Instruction

David O'Brien will also provide links for us to the current one credit course CI 5452. We will want to examine current Syllabi and materials for CI 5452. This information is forthcoming.

Thank you for agreeing to work with me this summer on the TERI Content Reading Task Force.

Breakout Group Notes from May 19 TERI Event

The seven Task Group Chairs led breakout group sessions at a college-wide TERI event on May 19, 2009. Notes and other data provided by those folks following the breakout sessions include:

Notes from the Special Ed Group
Reading Standards in the Content Areas Group Notes
Technology Standards Group Notes
ELL Group Notes
Notes from the Families & Communities group
Race, Culture, Class, and Gender group notes


Other notes from that event include the:

Response to the TERI Plans
Brainstorming what Teacher Education Redesign Means to Us
Key Ideas from Each Breakout Group

Minnesota State Standards for Effective Practice

To all TERI Task Group Members:
All of the Task Groups will be working with the Minnesota Standards for Effective Practice so feel free to visit this link to look them over for yourselves.

If you'd rather have a Word document version of the Standards, please click here.

Families & Communities Task Group Readings

Hello everyone,
Susan Walker, your Task Group Chair, has provided the following link and directions:

Please review the Harvard Family Research Project website for policies, programs, and research on family involvement, specifically with an eye to teacher preparation and support. The search tool is very good and the site provides a wealth of reading, research, and ideas. Please also note that a more general link for the HFRP can be viewed here.

Readings for ALL Task Group Members

In addition to any group-specific reading you may do, for June 15 and 16 please also read Chapter 1 and Chapter 11 from the Darling-Hammond and Bransford (2005) text Preparing Teachers for a Changing World.

Assessment & Learning Task Group Readings

Hello to all,

Your Task Group Chair, Keisha Varma, has provided the following readings for you. They are from Levin, 2009 and Kim, 2004.

Keisha would also like for you to read additional chapters (2, 3, and 8) in the Darling-Hammond and Bransford text, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World. Copies of the book will be available for you soon.

Finally, to facilitate further discussion, on June 15 and 16 please bring any course syllabi you have (or have attended) in which assessment was the topic or primary focus.

Technology Standards Task Group Readings

Hello to all!
Cassie has lined up a bunch of great things for you. They include:

PDFs related to integration of technology by Ertmer, 2005 and Hughes, 2004.

The MN BOT Standards.

An article related to Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge ("TPCK") is here: Survey of Technology Knowledge.

O'Brien & Scharber 2008 provide an introduction to Digital Literacy.

For a Minnesota-specific report on the use of technology in education, see the Report from Education Week.

Finally, it wouldn't be a task group on technology without a bunch of cool websites to visit. They are:

CITE Journal
National Technology Standards for Students and Teachers
National Technological Literacy Exam: NAEP 2012
Technology Counts 2009
What is Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge?
Measuring TPCK
TPACK Newsletter & Updates

English Language Learner Task Group Readings

Hello to you all!
Please note that your Task Group Chair, Susan Ranney, has provided a number of different readings for you to peruse. They can be accessed by clicking on the the following reference links: Fillmore, Brink Appendix, ELL Teacher Attitudes, ELL Classic, Short & Fitzsimmons, Policy & Linguistic Diversity, Building ELL Teacher Capacity, Fillmore & Snow 2000, ELLs in Schools, and Infusing ELL Issues in Teacher Ed.

Susan explains that some of the above items (including the "Brink Appendix") come from a compilation book edited by Maria Estela Brisk: Language, Culture, and Community in Teacher Education published in 2008 by Routledge.

Special Education Task Group Readings

Hello all,
Please note that your Task Group Chair, Sue Rose, has provided two readings for you. They can be found by clicking these links: Assessing Teacher Quality and Special Education Collaboration.

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