School of Education Offices
« A presentation was made to Royalton schools regarding co-teaching and other TQE initiatives on November 7th.
« Elementary teacher candidates began student teaching on November 7th. There are 110 co-teaching pairs (elementary, secondary and K-12) this semester.
« Four university level teacher preparation courses are being co-taught this semester, one in Health and Physical Education, one in English, one in Child and Family Studies and one in Environmental and Technological Studies.
« Co-teaching sessions for teacher candidates have continued within the College of Education. Co-teaching has been incorporated into the curriculum in each department. This quarter, 4 additional sessions were held for teacher candidates in special education, elementary education, secondary education and child and family studies, with 93 students attending.
« Half-day pairs workshops were held on November 8th and 9th, with 58 pairs attending.
« An overview was held on December 7th for area administrators wanting more information on the TQE initiatives. 8 administrators attended the meeting.
« A half-day co-teaching workshop for university supervisors was held on October 3rd, with 7 supervisors attending. A second workshop for university supervisors was held November 15th, with 20 people in attendance.
« A half-day workshop for co-teaching university faculty was held on December 21st. Ten faculty will be co-teaching (five teacher preparation courses) during the Spring semester.
« Focus groups were held with cooperating teachers and teacher candidates in December. 24 Teacher candidates and 26 cooperating teachers participated.
« End of experience co-teaching surveys, secondary student surveys and teacher candidate self efficacy surveys were administered and/or available on-line.
« The Professional Development Consortium continued to meet monthly.
« The Professional Development Consortium designed a new professional development needs assessment survey for teachers. The survey was done on-line, with 1,357 teachers and 46 administrators responding.
« The PDC has formed a conference planning group which has met twice in preparation for the June professional development conference. The conference date this year is June 8, 2006, and the keynote speaker will be St. Cloud Tech H.S. alumni, Mark Scharenbroich.
« A Professional Learning Community informational meeting was held on December 6th. Three PLC’s have been formed, to study the following topics: Dealing with Bullying in Today’s Schools, Anxiety and Depression in Students, and Guided Reading. Each PLC includes members from more than one district.
« TQE representatives have met several times with District 742 administrators to discuss collaboration between TQE and Q-Comp activities.
« The second beginning teacher meeting was held on November 16th. Over 80 teachers attended this session, which focused on classroom management and professionalism.
« Mentor research group continues to meet and collect data as to activities they are engaged in together.
« Two building contact meetings were held, October 25 and October 26, 2005.
« Nancy Bacharach, Teresa Heck and Gayla Holmgren attended the TQE Project Director’s meeting in Washington, DC, November 29-December 2, 2005.
« TQE representatives have had papers accepted for presentation at the College Teaching and Learning conference sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research.
« An executive summary of co-teaching outcomes has been created and disseminated via a St. Cloud State University press release.
« Project director, Dr. Nancy Bacharach has been interviewed regarding the co-teaching outcomes by Minnesota Public Radio for an upcoming segment.
« The video, “Innovative Student Teaching: Making a Difference through Co-Teaching” is nearing completion under the supervision of Dr. Teresa Heck and Bob Roers from DMR.
TQE Events / Activities - August 2005
TQE Events / Activities - September 2005