October 22, 2004
John Neuman gave the welcome.
Attending members were: Gwen Cauley-Highland, Pam Smith-Shenandoah, Paul Sorrell-Staunton, Bryan Daniels-Rockingham, Barbara Phillips-Greene, Dorothy Connelly-BRCC, John Neumann-WVPT, Karen Campbell-Harrisonburg City, Kelly Lineweaver-EdTech, Linda Holt-VDOE, Maria J. Lewis-Charlottesville, Shirley Harper-Page, Lisa Shenk-Page, Ann Welch-Bridgewater, Rod Carnill-Frederick, Jason Reel-Madison, Mark Outten-Madison, Dave Matt-Orange, Micker Madden-Winchester, Penny Oravec-Winchester
II. Approval of minutes from last meeting
Minutes that were emailed and approved.
III. Treasurer’s report
Karen Campbell gave out the treasurer’s information. Anyone who did not get an invoice from Karen, please let her know. Two new members were added.
IV. Old Business
a) Rob Lineweaver – Presentation on SOLMate
Assessment Results for Spring 2004
1521 total assessments given. 40 questions per assessments.
Overall 75% average score. SOL Number 1=74%, 2=78%, 3=70%, 4=75%
b) Administrator Training – Dorothy Connelly reported for committee. Working Smarter is theme. Online survey for administrators will be filled out to get a feel for what administrators are looking for. URL will be emailed. Budget – we need a proposal first so that Linda and SVTC can see the needs. Dorothy will talk to JMU and see if we can get the same deal as before – no fee for use of building but we had to use their food services. Registration fees covered food. The fee for participants last time was $25 before. Include school board members to administrator training.
V. New Business
a) DD Dawson - EdTech grant meeting report – how the student competencies can be embedded in core content area. They are working on matrix or rubric to show appropriate tools for content area SOLs. Lan Neugent – questions about ITS & Technicians. Localities are trying to be creative- intent of SOQ is support person for teachers to integrate technology into classrooms. SUPS Memo will clarification of intent of board since the legislation is not clear. Mark Outten expressed concern about smaller school divisions and even more taxing on the 1 technician to work on data, networking and everything else!
b) Roundtable discussion
i. Governor’s Virtual Learning Courses – who is participating/what is the course format? Frederick has 2 students participating. Site is great with parent materials included. Internet based mostly, some satellite is used. Early Scholars Program Agreement gives accountability 4 students. There are hardware specs for home. The AP test & course are paid for in Frederick and Glenn and Rod said guidance is the key.
ii. Online surveys – who is doing them and what programs are being used? – Rockingham uses homemade. Winchester is using cold fusion. Survey monkey was also suggested.
a) Next meeting December 10th at WVPT
Minutes submitted by: Toni Sheets/Augusta