ESU Coordinating Council
October 08, 2014 4:30 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
Discussion

Call to order at 4:34.

Staff: Deb Hericks

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. September PDO Overview
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
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September PDO

3.A.I. ESUCC Mission
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ESUCC Mission

Discussion

ESUCC Mission was created in statute. Need to promote on regular basis with other Boards.

3.A.II. ESUPDO Vision
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ESUPDO Vision

Discussion

Because of suggested revisions from September PDO, committee will work to update and take back to PDO in January.

When do we teach our staff developers to be better teachers of teachers? Teachers have to be better because of evaluation tools but how to we train our people to be better at their jobs. Needs to be focused on current initiatives but we do need to offer good staff development. We need to have more "dynamic" in our staff development. How do we do this in a fiscally responsible way? Possible to have another committee to gather data to establish needs of professional developments.

3.A.III. ESUPDO Action Plans
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PDO Action Plans

Discussion

Reviewed the actions plans that include each affiliates action plan focus.

3.B. January PDO
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
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January PDO Agenda

3.B.I. Marsha Kish
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
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Marcia Kish has been providing professional development courses on classroom technology integration, use of mobile devices, and blended learning to teachers, superintendents, and support staff members across the United States for the last six years. Before moving into the professional development training world, Marcia spent eleven years working as a classroom and a technology teacher in Worthington, Ohio.  During that time, she presented mini hands-on workshops at the Ohio eTech conference.   Presented at the Ohio Education Technology Conference, ITSE conference, Campus Technology Conference, and the National Community School Conference on how to implement blended learning into the classroom setting.  With a masters degree in Instructional Technology and countless hours of continuing education course on blended learning environments, Marcia is highly qualified to teach and support all levels of educational learners.   - See more at: http://www.blendedlearningpd.com/about-us.html#sthash.DQym9RwR.dpuf

3.C. Master Service Agreement Timeline
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
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Master Service Agreement 2014-2015

Discussion

Need to move up the timeline. Need to change wording on a few areas (indemnification, hold harmless, etc.) of agreement.

3.D. NMPDS Grant
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NMPDS Grant 2013-2016

3.D.I. Math Grant Evaluation for 2013-2014
Attachments
Discussion

Discussion was held around the amount of hours required for grant (84) and what outside consultant reports. Executive Director to follow-up with consultant regarding hours.

3.D.II. Math Champions
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Math Champions

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 5:15 passed with a motion by West ESU 13 and a second by Tedesco ESU 11.

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