Hi all,
Another great meeting.
Very exciting to be working with all of you on this connection.
Looking forward to our next meeting.
Hope

NEXT MEETNG
July 15
9:30-11am
District office, Rondout Valley School

6/24 PRESENT:
Tim Wade, Michelle Donlon, Marguerite Wolf, Kyle McDermott from Rondout
John Ganio, Dennis Swauger, Richard Cattabiani and Hope Windle from Ulster

AGENDA:
We covered a series of topics including the following:
-Oct 2 event
- PR Video
- Table of Projects and Actions
- Opening Day for RV and forUlster
- PR in general for [Rondout+UlsterCONNECT]


TOPICS AND ACTIONS:

ADDING COMMUNITY
...parents, students? can come to see, Librarians, RSVP needed, please contact ....

_PR in GENERAL for [Rondout+UlsterCONNECT]
Because we are a part of a larger community it is prudent and joyful for us to share the great projects we are tackling together.
To this end, we want to toot our horn about these projects and connections with all of our constituents and communities
including:
Rondout Valley parents > Rondout Valley District News > Tim Wade to follow up
Rondout Valley community > School Website > Michelle Donlon to follow up with Randy

Ulster community> School Website + Facebook + Portal >Dean Ganio with Deb Kaufman to follow up NOW, John Ganio
Ulster community> Portal > start group where issues could be discussed and point to wiki > Dean Ganio with Hope Windle + Deb Kaufmanget in news week of AUG 16, get to news people by AUG 1

Ulster community> Press Release > Dean Ganio with Hope Windle + Ron Marquette and Sandy Frinton to follow up
Local News > Shawangunk Journal> Michelle Donlon to follow up
get in news week of AUG 16, get to news people by AUG 1

Local News> Blue Stone Press> Dean Ganio with Hope Windle+ Ron Marquette and Sandy Frinton to follow up
get in news week of AUG 16, get to news people by AUG 1
Local News> Daily Freeman> Michelle Donlon to follow up
get in news week of AUG 16, get to news people by AUG 1

SUNY Community > SUNY’s Facebook page> Hope Windle with Deb Kaufman get in news NOW
SUNY Community> Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting> Hope Windle with Deb Kaufman with Don Katt
get in news week of AUG 16, get to news people by AUG 1


SUNY Community > International Programs > Richard Cattabiani with Hope Windle
SUNY Community> Reaching out to Joanna Duncan Poiter > Dean Ganio with Hope Windle DONE




- OPENING DAY for RV and forUlster
For each of our separate opening days, we would like to cross-pollinate and get the word out about what we are doing with our faculty and staff.

For RV, Sept 3
For Ulster, Aug 25

We would like to create a video to be seen by all and to be posted onto each of our websites.
PROMO VIDEO> Kyle McDermott with help from the whole steering committee> to be made up of images of people, clips, ppt stills, voice over perhaps this would be voiced over by President Katt and Superintendent Agastaro.
Request to President’s Day steering committee that Rosario to speak at Ulster’s opening day.


_OCT 2
This event will include multi tracks of all projects showcased that are being worked on since April 12th event.’
Presentations followed by hands-on workshops for folks who want to try out technology being used.
Dean Ganio to invite SUNY’s vice chancellor of Community College’s, Joanna Duncan Poiter to attend/speak at event


TABLE OF PROJECTS AND ACTIONS
















2
Christine Berg,
Middle School and High School
Abdou Gaye
French/English
Common Literature or Topic overlap
Asynchronous or Synchronous opportunity for students to talk to other students during or between classes. …Voicethread
3
Lisa Bullock,
Teacher, Elementary Level
Andrea Meyer – Children’s Center
Children’s Lit
3rd graders making a DVD of favorite stories the Children’s Center love

Ask Lisa and Andrea if they would be interested to Include
Theatre: Joe Reader and Laura Love Kroll
Oral Interp: Mary Tarza
Ed: Marilyn McHugh

ACTION: Dean Ganio to ask Ulster faculty to get involved
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

ACTION:
Hope to follow up with Tara Hyland to
Teach faculty how to use Moodle for research

Dean Ganio/Hope to ask Karen Helgers to be involved since teaches Science Education teachers in training
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
ACTION:
Meet in July by voicethread
7
Michelle Donlon, RVHS
Richard Cattabiani,
Globalization 101
Incorporating Globalization 101 into various courses
ACTION:
Have Rebecca Smolar present Globalization 101 from the
SUNY Levin Institute
8
Michelle Donlon, RVHS
Richard Cattabiani,
Dr. MounKhall
Dean Ganio
Social Studies
(8 RV profs teach)
Regents information regarding Social Studies

ACTION:
Professional Day at RVHS in SOCIAL STUDIES
For all Ulster county schools
Including: Kingston, Wallkill, Ellenville, etc.
With Globalization 101 with Rebecca Smolar
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…see calendar dates below
Donlon:
Meetings have been set up for the summer

Math k-8 : July 12-15
Math 8-11: July 26-29
Math 3-8: Aug 9-10

Writing in Social Studies: Aug 11
RICHARD To INVITE Dr. MounkHall

Writing in Science: Aug 12
Dennis Swauger to attend see below!
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
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

ACTION: DEAN GANIO TO SEND SYLLABUS TO MICHELLE DONLON
13
James Sullivan
Dean Ganio to ask Kathleen Bruegging

Partner to promote a broader world perspective in Language classes
14
James Sullivan
Dean Ganio to ask Kathleen Bruegging

Promote connections with schools in Spanish speaking countries particularly
through Skype and other "live" communication technologies. Voicethread?
15
Michelle Donlon
Hope Windle
Book Study event: Brain based Teaching in the Digital Age
Promote connection with RV through community based Book study group