ESU Coordinating Council
April 02, 2014 4:00 PM
Professional Development Committee Meeting
1. Call to Order
Rationale

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Pursuant to Section 84-1411 of the Nebraska Statutes, notice of this meeting was given by advertisement in the ESUCC website, NCSA, and host site on February 24, 2014.

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Discussion

Call to order at 4:10

2. Roll Call
3. Information Item
Chair of Committee - Dave Ludwig/Jeff West
3.A. Affiliate Report - SDA
3.A.I. SDA Rigorous Curriculum Training
3.B. May PDO
Chair of Committee - Dave Ludwig/Jeff West
Rationale

MAY PDO Schedule

Discussion

Discussed/reviewed the schedule for the May PDO activities. Lee Jenkins will be at May meetings to help facilitate the meetings. Encourage Administrators to attend.

3.C. Math Grant Update
Scott Isaacson/Deb Hericks
Discussion

Scott updated on continuing efforts of NMPDS. We had a meeting with a small group of staff developers/NDE on Monday to discuss future efforts. Draft a job description for a project coordinator (.5 fte). Lee Jenkins is scheduled for three days in July.

3.D. Budget Protocol
Chair of Committee - Dave Ludwig/Jeff West
Attachments
3.E. PDO Budget Requests
Chair of Committee - Dave Ludwig/Jeff West
Attachments
Discussion

The committee reviewed the PDO Budget requests for 2014-2015. Continue to review as we build a budget system for next year. Table discussion until further review of budget.

3.F. Master Service Agreement
Scott Isaacson/Deb Hericks
Discussion

Continue to review and discuss at May meeting.

3.G. Nebraska Wesleyan Reading Like a Historian Grant Proposal
Rationale

Dr. Kevin Bower of Nebraska Wesleyan University is preparing to apply for a grant to offer the Reading Like a Historian curriculum to Nebraska teachers and professional developers.  This is information only at this point and will be presented to the SDA for their input.  Dr. Bower will be asking for letters of support from each ESU and the ESUCC in his application process.

Discussion

We will continue to follow process. Send information to Amy Hill, Strategist Chair.

4. Recommended Actions Items
Chair of Committee
4.A. Master Service Agreement Change
Discussion

Table for discussion at May meetings.

5. Adjournment
Discussion

Adjourn meeting at 4:58 PM.