WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404DIRECTOR'S MEETINGMINUTES
October 8, 2018, 5:30 p.m.Study Session-Woodland High School Room 2203
Janice Watts, Sarah Stuart, Lesa Beuscher, Matt Donald, Steve Madsen, Michael Green-Board Secretary, Nicole Galloway-Recording Secretary
Jake Hall, Stacy Brown, Ingrid Colvard, Denise Pearl, James Johnston, John Shoup, Dan Uhlenkott, Vicky Barnes, Amy Craig, Asha Riley, Geoff Nelson, Shari Conditt, Andrea Edwards, Leah Korpela, Fia Korpela, Piper Korpela, Seth Simonson, Bowdrie Simonson, Dolores Simonson, Pam Mauldin, Leah Pierson, Sarah Andrews, Jackson Andrews, David Ruonavaara, Lacey Rounavaara, Olivia Ruonavaara, Jeremy Roberts, Liam Roberts, Becky Sproul, Vivian Sproul, Tonya Ingle and Verity Ingle.
CALL TO ORDER
President Janice Watts called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
PUBLIC COMMENT ON WORK SESSION TOPIC
There was no public comment.
Director Stuart moved to approve the consent agenda.
Director Stuart – yes
Teaching and Learning
Teachers, Andrea Edwards and Amy Craig, started the workshop with modeling two number talks with students. Number talks is a short 15 minute daily activity between teacher and students that can change students view of mathematics, develop mental math skills and engage in creative, open mathematics. Ms. Edwards always starts the activity with students saying it is time to have fun, think and talk about number and make sense of your ideas and other people’s ideas. The students took turns and provided answers to the math problems and defending the strategies. The school board asked a few clarifying questions to the teachers.
The next portion of the workshop introduced how the school district supports teacher growth through the teacher evaluation process. Shari Conditt started by explaining how the year looks for teacher evaluations and how the process is ongoing all year long. The comprehensive evaluation is a very in-depth process that involves eight (8) criteria. When a teacher is on focus, this allows the teacher to pick one of these criteria as their focal point for the school year. The principals each took two of the eight and spent a few minutes to explain to the school board.
Next month’s workshop will be a student panel on November 13, 2018.
President Watts adjourned at 7:41 p.m.
_______________________________Secretary to the Board
WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404BOARD OF DIRECTORS