SCIENCE COMMITTEE MEETING
In attendance: Kristin Coolidge, Penny Jessop, Beth Brooke, Pat Keene, Sarah Hanley, Karen Baker, Mark Koenig, Jeanne Lysobey, Mary Whitten, Shelly Simpson
Absent: Ryan Avery, Russ Anderson
Howie presented the changes agreed upon by the CCC committee. We no longer have to have committee approval for new assessments. They are to be done within the grade level, with all members signing the assessment , for approval and then send to Howie. Shelly would like a heads up on who is doing what so there is not a duplication of work.
We have recently purchased $1200 of books from Amazon for the K-5 teachers to accompany their science units. We are sending 7 people to the National Science Conference in Boston in March.
We still do not have all of our assessments in place to date. Some of the present assessments are not current and need to be removed and or updated. Grade 1, K, and 3 are currently working on assessments collectively. We are hoping that the other assessments will be in place by the fall. Summer work and after hours work is available . Send your proposal to Howie and Shelly , if interested.
6-12 felt they needed to talk as a group , as recommended in the Academic Audit. They need to review the units currently taught for developmental appropriateness. through researched based efforts. It was agreed and approved by Howie that this work can and should be done prior to working on assessments. This is also a paid subcommittee.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M.