Host site: Executive
Building Room 103
Remote site 1: Alliance High School
Remote site 2: Wayne State College
Remote site 3: ESU 10
Remote site 4: UNMC Business Services Center Room 3037B
(Members were present at the sites but due
to technical and other issues
VOTING MEMBERS/ALTERNATES PRESENT:
Dr. Michael Chipps
Mr. Stephen Hamersky
Mr. Ed Hoffman
Ms. Yvette Holly
Mr. Jeff Johnson
Mr. Randy Schmailzl
Mr. Jeff Stanley
LIAISONS/ALTERNATE MEMBERS PRESENT: Ms. Lois Dietsch,
Seward Public Schools; Ms. SuAnn Witt
LIAISONS/ALTERNATE MEMBERS NOT ABLE
TO CONNECT: Mr. Ron
Cone, ESU 10; Mr.
MEMBERS/LIAISONS ABSENT: Mr. Arnold Bateman, University of Nebraska; Mr.
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was
called to order at 1:05pm by Co-Chair Terry Haack. The Meeting Notice was
posted to the NITC Web site and the Nebraska Public Meeting
Calendar on December 1
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR THE JANUARY 14
Mr. Hamersky moved approval of the January 14
APPROVAL OF NOVEMBER 30
Johnson moved approval of the November 30
There was no public comment.
Dr. Jim Woodland
Mr. Schmailzl arrived to the meeting at 1:26 p.m.
State Collaboratives on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS). The
State Collaboratives on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) are groups of
State Education Agency (SEA) career service professionals who work together to
solve common educational problems. With a focus on assessment development and
Dr. Woodland provided a demonstration of the
Science-SCASS item bank that contains over 1
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE LR 542 LOTTERY ANALYSIS
Mr. Rolfes reviewed the committee’s 40 options (more detail available in above link) for budget cuts and how some would affect the Nebraska Lottery distribution in regards to the Excellence in Education Fund and Distance Education Equipment/Incentives.
Excerpt taken from LR 542:
LR 542 Overview. There
are seven state agencies under the jurisdiction of the Education Committee: the
University of Nebraska
modifications play a prominent role in the Committee’s LR 542 options list
• Elimination of the annual statewide writing assessment at two grade levels annually;
• Elimination of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and poverty plan approval;
• Reduction in aid for high-ability learners;
• Reduction in aid for Early Childhood Projects; and
• Reduction in matching funds for school lunch programs
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 2011 INTRODUCED BILLS (UPDATED DAILY)
As of the meeting date
NETWORK NEBRASKA ADVISORY GROUP (NNAG)
Mr. Linster was not available to
report. Mr. Rolfes reported that NNAG members
were asked by Co-Chair John Stritt to research other state networks’ websites
to research services, costs, and financial models. Within the next couple of months
TASK GROUP REPORTS
Funding/Erate Task Group. No report.
Services Task Group. No report.
Governance Task Group. Ms. Holly reported that there was no progress to report. She acknowledged and thanked Mr. Rolfes and Ms. Witt for getting the Governance Task Group survey distributed and the results compiled.
Marketing Task Group and Network
survey highlights both challenges and opportunities for Network
maturing of Network Nebraska and Network Nebraska-Education as a service
provider for public and private K-12 and higher education
existing partners and potential new partners there continues to be limited
knowledge of network benefits
partner public relations initiatives and new partner marketing campaigns should
focus on reduced costs
It was suggested that the survey results be
shared with Senators at any of bill hearings pertaining to education and should
possibly send it to the Education Committee members. Rather than send the whole
Discussion followed regarding the development of new strategic initiatives and action items dealing with leading edge technologies and e-Learning that were more classroom based and less network based.
moved that the Education Council create a new task group called Emerging
Educational Technologies. Mr. Johnson seconded. Roll call vote: Chandler-Yes
Mr. Johnson agreed to get the group
together. The task group was charged to
meet prior to the next meeting to assign a group leader
Task Group Membership. After discussion
Governance Task Group:
Schmaizl (Group Leader)
Marketing Task Group:
Hoffman & SuAnn Witt (Group Co-Leaders)
Recruitment/Membership (Sub-Group of Marketing Task Group): Bob Uhing
Network Nebraska Services Task Group:
Clipperton & Ron Cone (Group Co-Leaders)
Emerging Educational Technologies:
(Group Leader to be
determined) Jeff Johnson
Group: Since the task group had completed its tasks
and action items
group consensus it was decided to dissolve the task group.
Action Item Matrix of assignments and Action Item Review. This agenda item was tabled until next meeting. Task Groups were directed to meet before the next meeting to review their action items and to develop new action items if they saw a need. Group leaders are to send action item recommendations to Mr. Rolfes so members have plenty of time to review them before the next meeting. Mr. Rolfes will send council members an action item template and updated task group membership.
Nebraska Distance Learning Association and Mr. Roethmeyer has
invited the Education Council members to a Videoconferencing Vendor Fair
The question was raised as to the status of the Learning Management initiative. The members discussed that statewide learning management and statewide content management could be the technologies that enables the Governor’s virtual school initiative successful.
AGENDA ITEMS AND LOCATION FOR THE 3/2011 MEETING
next meeting of the NITC Education Council will be held on Thursday
Mr. Chandler moved to adjourn. Mr. O’Neill seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.
The meeting minutes
were taken by