RONDOUT+ ULSTER CONNECT
Meeting Notes

June 3, 2010

Present:
Tim Wade, Hope Windle, Marguerite Wolf

We had a very small showing of folks able to attend this past meeting but we were highly productive in getting clear about who is doing what project moving forward.See the table in the below and attached meeting notes, which will also be listed on the wiki.

Your name is included in the people to make the projects come to life!

For the Aug, Sept individual school Faculty Development events
Newsletter to broadcast to the Ulster and RV community what we are up to
Create postcard to distribute at RV opening day and at Ulster Presidents Day.
Propose for Rosario to speak at our Presidents Day or Development Day since Don Katt will be speaking at RV opening day taking place at Ulster.


For the Oct Rondout+Ulster CONNECT Follow-up event
Each person who attended is requested to invite a person
Each project will present
There will be simultaneous tracks to accommodate the number of presentations


Rondout + Ulster CONNECT :The Projects we are committing to !











1
Joshua Lenaburg,
High School

Possibly Sherry Chisamore?
English
2nd Life TBD
see email from Tim Wade

2
Christine Berg,
Middle School and High School

French Professor, TBD
French/English
Persepolis overlap ? TBD
3
Lisa Bullock,
Teaching Assistant, Elementary Level

Andrea Meyer – Children’s Center
Children’s Lit
3rd graders making a DVD of favorite stories the Children’s Center love
4
Chris Mooney, RVHS
Kari Mack, Library
Library
1. Developing the RV website

2. Developing info literacy /research classes(Lib111) forCollegiate students
(connection to Global Literacy as well?)

3. Co-advertise events
Posting information to Ulster website and RV website

5
Lori Sadow,
Maryanne Gates,
4th Grade, Elementary level

?
Science?
Set up experiments in LMS Moodle Science

See email

6
Tara Hyland,
Marguerite Wolf,
RVHS

Hope Windle
all
Teacher outreach for Training (how-to’s) and pedagogic research(best practices
-research what works
-creating a library
-finding a posting place in common?
One similar approach

7
Michelle Donlon, RVHS
Richard Cattabiani,
Globalization 101
Incorporating Globalization 101 into various courses
8
Michelle Donlon, RVHS
Richard Cattabiani,
Dr. McCall

Social Studies
(8 RV profs teach)

Regents information regarding Social Studies
9
Michelle Donlon, RVHS
John Ganio
All Subjects
RV Curriculum Maps appropriately incorporate/reflect the needs/expectations of college.
Measured outcome – Rondout students NOT in remedial courses
Smooth transition for k12 through college

Ganio:
Assign to RV curriculum committees for particular subject areas
Donlon:
Set up the meetings and let Ulster know when taking place

10
Michelle Donlon, RVHS
Dennis Swauger, Prof of Chemistry
Science
Consider having the high school lab reports corrected by college professors

Aug 12 meeting re: writing in lab reports

11
Michelle Donlon, RVHS
perhaps
James Sullivan...who has shown an interest in connecting about this with R. Cattabiani
John Ganio
Richard Cattabani

Global Literacy Course
Consider as College prep/college skillscourseas credit bearing
Offered to RV HS seniors & more importantlyjuniorsand Ulster students
Involve RV faculty in the development of Global Literacy Course
Include professor Debra Ricci, RV HS, AP European History Prof in development
Course to take place in the evenings
Approved Course to run for Spring 2011
Reviewed 9/2010
by curriculum committee

12
Michelle Donlon, Tara Hyland, Marguerite Wolf
Dean Ganio, Hope Windle, William Sheldon, Wendy McCorry
Faculty Orientation Development Course – Standalone

Developing as online/blended course for faculty
How to use education to get to another level ofconnection with students
Connect to
Teaching and Learning course and Institute

Secondary course or subset of Orientation development
Books:Working Poor/Nickel and Dimed
Poverty and how it impacts kids/schools

13
James Sullivan
RVHS
Richard Cattabiani
Partner with Richard Cattabiani to promote a broader world perspective in Language classes
14
James Sullivan
RVHS

Promote connections with schools in Spanish speaking countries particularly
through Skype and other "live" communication technologies.


RONDOUT+ ULSTER CONNECT
Meeting Notes

May 6, 2010

Present:
Richard Cattabiani, Mary Craig, Michelle Donlon, John Ganio, Tara Hyland, Dennis Swauger, Tim Wade, Hope Windle, Marguerite Wolf


We had a very productive meeting with many outcomes that involve Ulster and Rondout Faculty and Administration working together. Please see the Follow up items in bold for action items that involve you.

Partnerships that have flourished


Library
Kari Mack and RV HS Librarian are joining forces about RV HS Senior end project
They will share their work at the Oct 2nd event
3rd grade reading at Ulster Library of new books received as result of Marilyn McHugh’s Mini Grant for Children’s Books


Globalization 101
RVHS French class with Christine Berg connecting with Ulster Contemporary World Lit class and African Literature class using the book, Persepolis with Richard Cattabiani

Dr. McCall can come to Social Studies at RV HS about Regents information




K-22 Charge of SUNY Strategic Plan


IDEAS
K22 committee
Science committee
Summer Writing Institute
Rubricre: Regents for History, English, Chemistry

CHARGE:
SUNY Ulster faculty to be a part of RV Curriculum Committees to explain in detail what will be a successful student at the college level in each particular subject area.

OUTCOME:
RV Curriculum Maps appropriately incorporate/reflect the needs/expectations of college.
Measured outcome – Rondout students NOT in remedial courses
Smooth transition for k12 through college


Consider having the high school lab reports corrected by college professors


Global Literacy Course

Consider as College prep/college skillscourseas credit bearing
Offered to RV HS seniors & more importantlyjuniorsand Ulster students
Involve RV faculty in the development of Global Literacy Course
Include professor Debra Ricci, RV HS, AP European History Prof in development
Takes place in the evenings
Approved Course to run for Spring 2011
Reviewed 9/2010 by curriculum committee



FACULTY ORIENTATION DEVELOPMENT COURSE – Standalone
Developing as online/blended course for faculty
How to use education to get to another level

Secondary course or subset of Orientation development
Books:Working Poor/Nickel and Dimed
Poverty and how it impacts kids/schools


FALL WORKSHOP & TOUR @ RVHS (Oct 2) – open up communication online
Break-out sessions
Groups to report back what they’re doing
Global Literacy
Science
Faculty Orientation
Other Subject Areas
April attendees to develop and present projects


PROMOTION
Ulster
Newsletter
Radio : Ron Marquette
Website: Deb Kaufman (William)

Update on Film being made clips
Hope Windle will work with Student Aide to find screen shots to compliment talking heads audio

Summer tour next steps
Decision to not have Summer Tour
Focus on having RV and Ulster faculty work together on committees & Oct 2 event

Summer writing institute
Rubric – History/English/Chemistry Regents