COLLEGE OF EDUCATION FALL 2014 AGENDA • Introductions • Reasons to Celebrate! • Continuation of last year’s theme • Transformational Learning Initiative (SAMR) • Focus on Graduate Education • Second Half: • DESE and Accreditation update • Delta Zeta photo WELCOME NEW FACULTY AND STAFF CTE • • ECEL • • • EDFL • • ELHD • • • • Rachel Clements – OP Krystle Gremaud – FACS Julie Batusic – OP Karen Loman – Elementary Kathleen Rizzo – Elementary Pauline Moley – Literacy Julie Petersen – Literacy Lover Chancler – CFD Sheree Grelle – SPED Kaye Otten – SPED Alethea Rollins – CFD WELCOME NEW FACULTY AND STAFF Advising • Colene McWilliams • Bill Runyan Charter Schools • Mary Gage • Mike Jinks RPDC • Robin Thompson Transformational Learning Initiative (and LIS) • Chalice Jeffries KUDOS! ECEL • Clinical Pathway program is growing quickly • Significant increase in new MSE Elementary Math Specialist program offered in collaboration with the Math department EDFL • Foundations Block expanded (EDFL 2100, 2240, EDSP 2100, FLDX 2150) after success in pilot • Significant growth in Middle Level Education program • Dr. Hartnett coordinating Co-Teaching implementation KUDOS! ELHD • CFD continues to grow, developing new MS degree • MSE option in Autism plus Graduate Certificate program, available online = significant enrollment increase • CEEDAR collaborative grant application with DESE • Completed 2nd of two cohorts of grant-funded students in LIS • Counselor Ed applications up 25% • 1 of 3 programs in MO to hold CACREP accreditation • Began 2nd cohort of charter school teachers in Urban Educational Leadership • CSPA targeting growth in KC urban market KUDOS! CTE • Grad programs up 27% this past year (up 52% over 5 years) • ArtBra fund raiser for cancer survivors • Hosted statewide High Mileage Competition • Best Practices in Career and Technical Teaching Pilot Program with MCCE (competency-based approach) MCCE • Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding Grant – first in CTE • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Core Community Grant (in cooperation with ACTE) KUDOS! Clinical Services and Certification • Implemented a Clinical Services Advisory Board comprised of 13 Primary Partner district superintendents • University Liaison positions created • Established a fingerprinting site for UCM students on the Warrensburg Campus • Collaborated with EDFL to implement “block” approach to field experience classes Charter Schools • Two Charters expanded to K-12 systems • Provide increased services in the areas of: curriculum development, strategic planning, special education, professional development, and mentors/mentoring programs for administrators and beginning teachers • Significantly increased MSIP5/APR/MAP scores, especially for BBCAT and Gordon Parks KUDOS! RPDC • Julie Blaine is serving as President of the Board of Trustees for Learning Forward, the international professional learning association • RPDC served or supported in some way all 72 school districts in the Center's region with professional learning Yes, we have reasons to celebrate! CONTINUATION OF LAST YEAR’S THEME The Business of Paradigms THIS IS (A YOUNGER) BUDDY THE NEW NORMAL Mission Market Margin WHAT’S WRONG WITH STUDENTS THESE DAYS?! Students today can’t prepare bark to calculate their own problems. They depend upon their slates, which are more expensive. What will they do when the slate is dropped and it breaks? They will be unable to write. Teacher’s Conference, 1703 WHAT’S WRONG WITH STUDENTS THESE DAYS?! Students depend upon paper too much. They don’t know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper? Principal’s Association, 1815 WHAT’S WRONG WITH STUDENTS THESE DAYS?! Students today depend too much upon ink. They don’t know how to use a penknife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil! National Association of Teachers, 1907 WHAT’S WRONG WITH STUDENTS THESE DAYS?! Students today depend upon store bought ink. They don’t know how to make their own. When they run out of ink they will be unable to write words of ciphers until their next trip to the settlement. This is a sad commentary on modern education. The Rural American Teacher, 1929 WHAT’S WRONG WITH STUDENTS THESE DAYS?! Students today depend upon these expensive fountain pens. They can no longer write with a straight pen and nib (not to mention sharpening their own quills). We parents must not allow them the luxury to the detriment of learning how to cope in the real business world, which is not so extravagant. PTA Gazette, 1941 WHAT’S WRONG WITH STUDENTS THESE DAYS?! Ball-point pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away! The American virtues of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Businesses and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries. Federal Teachers, 1950 WHAT’S WRONG WITH STUDENTS THESE DAYS?! Today’s students depend too much on hand-held calculators. They can’t do long hand division. 1980’s Today’s students depend on Google, they don’t know how to use the Dewey Decimal System! 2000’s Today’s students want to use FaceBook, Twitter, InstaGram, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Kakao Talk… 2014 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING INITIATIVE • Goal: • Significantly improve student learning and engagement • Additional Benefits: • Improve student matriculation and retention • A DHE metric for funding • Better prepared future teachers / employees • More enjoyable, stimulating for both faculty and students • It is NOT about the technology, but about what technology can do to enhance learning and teaching! TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING INITIATIVE Frequent conversations on the SAMR model and “Appy Hour” (what’s working, what’s not) Additional trainings scheduled SAMR Model • Four- stage model for looking at and understanding one’s use of educational technology • Lower levels are Substitution and Augmentation • Upper levels are Modification and Redefinition • We want to be “above the line”. SAMR MODEL http://www.schrockguide.net/samr.html NEW EMPHASIS ON GRADUATE EDUCATION • The past 7 years we’ve had a deliberate, intense focus on UG teacher preparation • Significant changes and improvements have occurred • Changes driven by input from Advisory Committee • Implemented a Clinical practice model • Graduate education is a significant part of the College of Education • College of Education Advisory Committee focus has shifted to graduate education • Just like its review of UG programs, hard questions will be asked GRADUATE EDUCATION • AFI’s from last NCATE visit largely directed at Graduate Education • Program Coordinators will meet with Joyce this fall • Significant growth opportunities • Review curriculum for currency and relevance • Use Advisory Committees with external members • New markets • Survey of Independence teachers for site delivery GRADUATE EDUCATION • New Award to support faculty Research • Support for scholarly activity • Not restricted to Graduate Faculty • Flexible award depending upon research proposal • • • Dedicated GA for research assistance, or Reassigned time if appropriate, or Monetary support for project, or… • Defined by CoE Awards Committee this fall YOU MISS ALL THE SHOTS YOU DON’T TAKE AFRICAN PROVERB Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running! LET’S HAVE A GREAT YEAR TAKE THOSE SHOTS, AND RUN LIKE HECK!