ESU Coordinating Council
September 09, 2015 10:00 AM
Technology Committee Meeting
1. Call to Order
Rationale

Notice to visitors:  To be heard at this meeting, the "Request to be Heard" form, must be completed and submitted to the Secretary to the Executive Director of ESUCC.  The President of the Board of ESUCC will call upon visitors wishing to address the Board in the order they were submitted or by subject.

Pursuant to Section 84-1411 of the Nebraska Statutes, notice of this meeting was given by advertisement on the ESUCC website, NE Public Meeting site, and host site.

Open Meetings Law
: Pursuant to Section 84 - 1412 of the Nebraska Statutes, the public is hereby informed that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act is posted in this meeting room. 

2. Roll call
Discussion

Staff: David Ludwig, Scott Isaacson, Beth Kabes, Deb Hericks, Rhonda Eis

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Tech Plan
Rationale

Nebraska Cloud Technology Plan

3.A.I. Progress Update
Committee Chair - Deturk
Discussion

Scott Isaacson gave a demo of the Dashboard.

3.A.II. Single Sign On Update
Committee Chair - Deturk
Discussion

Scott Isaacson gave an update and presentation on the “Single Sign On” SSO initiative.

Scott has assisted six (6) pilot districts, but moving forward ESUs will be responsible for providing the assistance. Dave Ludwig has created a list of EAP ESU representatives.

There are thirty (30) “early adopter” districts that should be on by the end of the 2015-16 school year. The second EAP initiative will include about 100 districts and be implemented in the 2016-17 school year. The remainder will take place the following year.

3.A.III. LMS Update
Committee Chair - Deturk
Discussion

There are currently 19,000 Angel accounts (the majority Millard Public Schools) that will probably be moving to another system.

It appears most schools are moving to Canvas, although there are some that prefer Schoology.

3.A.IV. NET MOU
Committee Chair - Deturk
Attachments
Discussion

Although this is not an action item, Dave Ludwig wants all to know about the Memorandum of Understanding with Nebraska Educational Television (NET).

3.B. Network Nebraska Update
Committee Chair - Deturk
3.B.I. NITC Vision
Committee Chair - Deturk
Attachments
Discussion

Committee Chair, Ted DeTurk shared the attached "vision" of the NITC. At this time, we are all moving forward in a positive direction as it relates to the vision.

3.C. Approve IMat Vision, Commitments and Action Plan
Technology Chair
Rationale

Vision: To lead in the curation of high quality learning objects that will enhance education for all learners in Nebraska schools.

Definition: Content curation is the process of collecting, organizing and displaying information relevant to a particular topic or area of interest.

 

Commitments

  1. To provide leadership in the selection, evaluation, and use of both subscription and open (free) resources that will enhance teaching and learning in blended and traditional environments

  2. To curate educational resources aligned to Nebraska academic standards

  3. To provide statewide equitable access to a variety of current and up to date educational resources for all learners

Action Plan

  1. Identify and/or provide a subscription service or catalog thereof of baseline digital resources

  2. Communicate, provide professional development and model effective use with educators the resources available

  3. Research, evaluate, and recommend learning resources that may then be forwarded to the Nebraska cooperative purchasing bid process.

  4. Provide coaching in the selection and evaluation of both subscription and open resources

  5. Encourage creation of resources

  6. Support state-endorsed LOR with federated search capabilities across multiple resource libraries

  7. Add resources to a state-endorsed LOR (LMS, World Book, Hippocampus (NROC), EdReady, etc.)

  8. Commit time, personnel, and/or funds to review and align identified resources to the Nebraska State Standards

  9. Compile usage data of resources for reference and guidance to be used to inform future acquisitions.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the IMAT Vision, Commitments, and Action Plans

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the IMAT Vision, Commitments, and Action Plans passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by Uhing ESU 01.

Discussion

An IMat Vision is attached for everyone's perusal.

3.D. Staff Reports
Chair of Committee
3.D.I. Scott Isaacson
Scott Isaacson
Attachments
3.D.II. Beth Kabes
Beth Kabes
Attachments
3.D.III. Rhonda Eis
Rhonda Eis
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Meeting Adjourn at 11:55 AM passed with a motion by Lofquist ESU 09 and a second by Gegg ESU 05.

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
5. Executive Session
Rationale

The ESU Coordinating Council is authorized by state statute to enter into executive session. Executive session may be held when clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Reasons that meet this standard include but are not limited to: (a) strategy sessions with respect to collective bargaining, real estate matters, pending litigation, or litigation which is imminent as evidenced by communication of a claim or threat of litigation to or by the public body; (b) discussion regarding deployment of security personnel or devices; (c) investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct; (d) evaluation of the job performance of a person when necessary to prevent needless injury to the reputation of a person and if such person has not requested a public meeting; and (e) legal advice.

Explanation

At this point, it is appropriate for the Board to meet in closed session for one of the stated matters and/or any other permissible closed session matters in compliance with the law.

PROPOSAL:

That the Board hold a closed session:

1. For strategy session with respect to negotiations/collective bargaining clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

2. For strategy session with respect to property/real estate matters clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

3. For strategy session with respect to pending litigation, or litigation which is imminent as evidenced by communication of a claim or threat of litigation to or by the public body clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

4. For discussion regarding deployment of security personnel or devices clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

5. For investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

6. For personnel and the evaluation of job performance clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

7. For discussions of the legal consequences of specific action and legal advice clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

6. Adjournment