ESU Coordinating Council
September 09, 2015 4:00 PM
Professional Development 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
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. September PDO
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

September PDO

Discussion

Reviewed the September PDO and request from Russ Masco for the DRE. Day two afternoon will be Adviser DashBoard session.

3.B. i3 Development Grant: Fostering Connections in Education
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director discussed the i3 Grant and reviewed the executive summary. It was submitted mid-October. Should be hearing by the end of the year.

3.C. NCSA/ESUCC BlendEd Learning Pilot Project
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

NCSA ESUCC BlendEd Pilot Project

Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the discussions of the NCSA/ESUCC BlendEd Pilot. Need administrator support in moving the pilots forward. Blended Learning is an option but every teacher needs to be doing it, good classroom management.

3.D. EAP Advisory
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

Russ Masco and David Ludwig met to develop an EAP Advisory Committee representative of ESU staff designed to assist with the implementation of the ADVISOR Dashboard for Early Adopter School Districts.  

The committee includes:

Julie Downing:  ESU 13 (SDA)

Suzanne Whisler:  ESU 4 (SDA)

Susan Forsland:  ESU 3 (NOC)

Don Fernading: ESU 5 (NOC)

Discussion

Executive Director discussed the EAP Advisory for the early adopter program/schools. Beginning with 30 districts this year and adding 100 more next year with the rest the following year to get schools onto the Adviser Dashboard.

3.E. Instructional Delivery Action Plan
David Ludwig
Rationale

Instructional Delivery Plan for Nebraska Continuous Improvement

Instructional Delivery Plan Agenda September 1, 2015

Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director discussed the formation of the Indtructional Delivery Plan committee to include NDE, ESU, school administrator, school personnel on committee.

3.F. Master Service Agreement
Executive Director Ludwig
3.F.I. Approve NWEA amendment to Master Service Agreement
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

David and Deb,

Attached you will find a quote for the fees we discussed on Monday. I have also listed out what is included within each service.

Facilitator Onboarding Fee Includes-

  • Login issued- Unlimited access to digital materials
  • Two onsite training days for every certification- *Online work may be included
  • Periodic Newsletters   
  • Access to recorded webinars from NWEA research and support
  • Email support via: Certifiedfacilitator@NWEA.org
  • Periodic feedback/suggestions for improved delivery.

Annual Renewal:

Certification Fee includes-

  • Program Coordinator point of contact
  • 1 hour Quarterly Q & A webinars
  • Quality & compliance Support
  • Quarterly Summative reports  Ø Unlimited deliveries of each NWEA workshop/6 hour content bucket certified in for the region being serviced.

Facilitator Support and Maintenance Fee Includes-

  • Unlimited access to digital materials
  • On-going Training  o Onsite, regional and online options 
  • Periodic Newsletters   
  • Access to recorded webinars from NWEA research and support
  • Email support via: Certifiedfacilitator@NWEA.org
  • Periodic feedback/suggestions for improved delivery.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can assist you in any other way.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Jenna

Jenna Gifford
Account Manager, Central Region  |  NWEA™

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Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend approval of NWEA amendment to the Master Service Agreement

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend approval of NWEA amendment to the Master Service Agreement passed with a motion by West ESU 13 and a second by DeTurk ESU 02 .

Discussion

Discussion was held regarding the NWEA contract and the changes proposed. Reviewed the amendment created by legal.

3.G. MSP Math Grant
Committee Chair - Lofquist
3.G.I. NMPDS
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

Please see attached for Year 3 GAN and Budget (2015-2016).  Budget will be adjusted once Year 2 Year End Report has been filed. 

Attachments
4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 4:50 passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by Polk ESU 07.

Discussion

BlendEd Pilot i3 Grant Instructional Delivery

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