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

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