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  • Staff are currently required to meet four of the five
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    • 1. Elementary Task Force UpdateCollaboration Time
      February 22, 2010
    • 2. February 8, 2010
      Jody Anderson, Teacher, Ramsey
      Rolf Carlsen, Principal, Oxbow Creek
      LeMoyneCorgard, Teacher, Oxbow Creek
      Sharon Engel, Retired Principal, Eisenhower
      Laurie Resch, Director, Curriculum
      Sandy Skaar, Anoka Hennepin Education Minnesota president
      Chris Vanjoske, Teacher, Andover
      Dr. Mary Wolverton, Associate Superintendent
    • 3. Elementary Task Force Charge
      Elementary issues: Review curriculum selection/implementation and workload preparation time in a Meet and Confer advisory committee task force.
      The advisory task force shall report back to the school board.
    • 4. Challenges
      More time required for instructional preparation
      Need a predictable, manageable and well communicated curriculum adoption plan
      More time is needed to teach complex and required curricula
      Increased amount of parent communication time outside duty day
    • 5. Elementary Day
      The elementary day has not changed to keep up with new expectations.
      Instructional planning requires more prep time
      Time needed for collaboration among colleagues
      Elementary teachers have less team planning and collaboration time than secondary teachers
      Staff development during the school day creates an added burden
      Preparation for substitute teachers and continuity of instruction
      More time devoted to parent communication
    • 6. Add Recess Para-Educators
      Provide more collaboration time by assigning para-educators recess duties
      Move to a 50 minute recess/lunch block
      25 minutes more for collaboration, coaching or staff development
      More time required for instructional preparation
    • 7. Elementary Task Force
      The elementary task force met on February 8
      Members reviewed the elementary task force recommendations
      Reviewed concerns at the building level
    • 8. Elementary Task Force Recommendations
      Currently staff are expected to meet four of the five days each week
      Recommendation that grade level teams meet one day a week, to discuss either math or reading
      Instructional coach attend the meeting one day a week serving as a resource
    • 9. Elementary Task Force Recommendations
      Four days a week may be used to address a variety of teacher work load concerns with:
      Parent communications
      Collaborating with supplemental services
      Curriculum conversations
      Review of building and grade level goals
      Meet with students
    • 10. Elementary Task Force Recommendations
      Collaboration time is not prep time
      Elementary principals may pull staff together in grade level teams to discuss topics such as resource allocation, review of goals, etc.
      Similar to what currently exists with duty time
    • 11. Thank you.