North Central Education Cooperative Working Together For Better Schools Anamoose, Bottineau, Drake, Dunseith, Dunseith Day, Harvey,Little Flower, MLS, Mt. Pleasant, Newburg United, Ojibwa Indian, Rugby, St. John, TGU, Turtle Mountain Community Schools, Velva, Westhope NCEC Administrators’ Meeting September 7 @ 10:00 AM Minot State University – Westlie Room Administrators Present: Steve Heim (Anamoose,/Drake), Jason Kersten (Bottineau/Newburg), Dan Stutlien (Harvey), Brian Palmer (Mt. Pleasant), Kelly Taylor (MLS), Jeff Lind (Rugby), Don Davis (St. John), Debby Marshall (TGU), Jeff Manley (Velva) Also present: Jan Nahinurk (DCB), Cynthia Jelleberg (NCEC) Debby M. made a motion to accept the July 14, 2011 minutes, seconded by Jeff M.; minutes approved. Informational Items: The Math PLC, Language Arts PLC, Science PLC, and Social Studies PLC met on August 1, 2011 at Lake Metigoshe. The Math PLC team reviewed and revised their math documents and the Language Arts PLC completed their common assessments. The Science PLC and Social Studies PLC were introduced to a PLC structure and then continued with training on August 2 to begin development of power standards. Cynthia will add the documents to the NCEC website in both PDF and WORD format. The next PLC meeting is scheduled for September 23. Cynthia and Shelly Hoerer attended the 21st CCLC National Summer Institute in National Harbor, Maryland from July 25-27. From the NCEC 21st CCLC grant program, six site coordinators, an administrator, a teacher, Shelly and Cynthia attended the 21st CCLC conference in Mandan on August 3-4. The 21st CCLC grant will support site coordinators to attend the Title 1/Special Education/21st CCLC convention on October 5-7 in Bismarck. The MarketPlace for Kids program will be revamped to allow for an easier process for schools and REAs. The Adobe Connect Pro system was implemented for teacher training at Mt. Pleasant School in August. Brian Palmer described how the system was used with a Smartboard for a NDSBA presentation from Bismarck. The IPad 2 training through NDCEL was postponed for August 1 and moved to September 8 in Mandan. Cynthia will be attending the training. The Teaching American History grant was not accepted for funding. Cynthia has applied for an ESPB New Teacher Support/Beginning Teacher Network grant for the amount of $4000. She requested a list of names of the new teachers hired this year in the NCEC school districts. NCEC Membership/New school district administrators: All 17 school districts have paid their NCEC membership dues. Cynthia requested the names of newly hired administrators so that she can include their names on the NCEC list-serv. NCEC Governing Board – meeting dates: The administrators discussed representation of NCEC Governing Board members and the majority of administrators stated that their local School District Board members requested that they represent as their Governing Board member. It was decided to no longer have a NCEC administrative board, only a NCEC Governing Board. All 10 meetings will now be NCEC Governing Board meetings. NCEC Bylaws: Cynthia presented a draft with the new NCEC Bylaws for review. Due to the decision to remove the NCEC Administrative Board, she will rewrite the bylaws and policies and email it to administrators for review. Data Training: Bill Demaree from the MDEC regional education agency will train Ron Hett with data analysis, data interpretation, and RTI strategies. Ron will then contract his services with NCEC to work with schools and their data teams. NCEC Services: NCEC supported 2 proposals: PLC training with Jim Stenehjem for Velva School District and Block Scheduling with John Strebe for Harvey School District. Both Jeff M. and Dan S. gave a report on the trainings for their staff. NCEC contributed $2000 for each of the staff trainings. Cynthia would like to visit each school district for a faculty meeting and encourage staff to become regional presenters for skill/expertise that they can share with other educators. NDREA: The NDREA had an Adobe Connect Pro meeting on September 1, 2011. DPI plans to develop a professional development grant to assist with the common core standards and assessments. The ND Curriculum Initiative is assisting DPI in the implementation of the common core. The NDREA will be meeting the evening of October 13 and all day October 14 to work on the strategic plan. Lead Administrators are also welcome to attend. The meeting adjourned at 11:05 am. The next NCEC Administrative Board meeting will be scheduled for October 5 in Minot.
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