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THIRTEENTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, called the thirteenth meeting to order at 8:36 AM on Thursday, February 12, 2009 in the basement hearing room of the State Office Building.


The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:


Members present:

MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
KATH, Kory
ABELER, Jim
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMMER, Randy
DITTRICH, Denise
DOEPKE, Connie
DOWNEY, Keith
FAUST, Tim
GREILING, Mindy
LOON, Jenifer
MCFARLANE, Carol
MURDOCK, Mark
NEWTON, Jerry
NORNES, Bud
NORTON, Kim
OBERMUELLER, Mike
PETERSON, Sandra
SLAWIK, Nora
SWAILS, Marsha

Members Excused:

BENSON, John



A quorum was present.

Rep. McFarlane moved that the minutes of February 11, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Ms. Cynthia Stevenson, project coordinator of the Metro Region Math and Science Teacher Center, Ms. Deb Rykken, math specialist at Centennial Middle School, and Dr. Mike Lindstrom, trainer at Metro Region Math and Science Teacher Center, presented on the Math and Science Teacher Academies.
Handouts: "Region 11 Math and Science Teacher Center Overview"
"Quotes about MSTA from my colleagues…"

Questions and discussion followed.

Ms. Liesl Chatman, director of professional development at the Science Museum of Minnesota, and Mr. Larry Thomas, Science Museum of Minnesota, presented on the Science Museum of Minnesota’s teacher professional development.
Handout: "MUSE Materials & Understanding for STEM Educators in Minnesota"

Ms. Cyndy Crist, Board Chair of SciMathMn, and Dr. William Schmidt, Michigan State University, presented on setting priorities for STEM education in Minnesota and the recommendations from the TIMSS participation.
Handouts: "Minnesota and TIMSS: Insights from 2007 and 1995" PowerPoint Presentation
"Minnesota TIMSS Report: December 2008"


The meeting was adjourned at 10:07 AM.



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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR



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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

SciMathMN presentation on setting priorities for STEM education, recommendations from Minnesota's TIMSS participation Discussion of Math and Science Teacher Academies

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