Statewide Meeting Overview 3-26-2010

Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling

March 26, 2010

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albany, New York

 8-8:30     New Participant Orientation to the Task Force
 9:00   Welcome and Introductions
Introduction of the Task Force Liaison Group and HESC Staff
Review of Procedures for Reimbursement for Travel Expenses
Review of the Agenda
Videography Project
QI Templates
Books available for purchase.

Ellen Contopidis
Jackie Czamanske

DVD Survey
 9:10 Kate DaBoll-LaVoie Fall 2010 NYSATE/NYACTE Conference/TF State-wide Meeting Invitation and Plans
 9:20 Dee Berlinghoff
Elizabeth Brandjes
Michelle Marable
Larry Maheady
Panel Discussion: Quality Field Experiences [Video not available yet]
As a follow-up to recent State-wide and regional conversations, this panel will provide a whole group opportunity to discuss student field experiences which are inclusive. Discussion will focus on integrating field and non-field experiences, promoting good practice, data and documentation, and challenges encountered while developing quality inclusive placements. 
 10:20   Breakout Sessions
    1) Evidence Based Decision Making: Making it work in the Middle School
    2) Raising the Bar through Curriculum Enhancement: SUNY Fredonia's 325T OSEP Grant
    3) Project MUSE: A collaborative program for 7-12 special education teacher preparation
    4) Parent Engagement in Teacher Preparation
 11:20   Author's Corner
 1:00   Presentation by the President, The University of the State of New York and Commissioner of Education, David Steiner  [Video not available yet]

Mapping the VESID Quality Indicators against Teacher Preparation Programs

As part of the Task Force's on-going application of the VESID Quality Indicators to Teacher Preparation Programs in NYS,
teacher preparation programs at four institutions will describe and discuss their processes for mapping the Quality Indicators against curricula and field experiences. Discussions will include their purposes and methods for mapping the Quality Indicators, the conversations with colleagues during the process, the benefits and challenges of the mapping process, and the learning that took place in programs as a result of the mapping. SUNY New Paltz, Touro College, Alfred University, and Syracuse University are represented.

 3:00   Feedback and Adjournment