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Winter 2020

COMMITTEE/CAUCUS/SIG MEMBERS
Ritu Chopra, University of Colorado Denver, Matt Brock, Ohio State, Sarah Douglas, Michigan State

 

CURRENT MEASURABLE GOALS

  1. Promote professional practices for effective paraeducators l supervision, training and utilization.
  2. Produce policy briefs and position papers to promote best practices for appropriate use of the paraeducators
  3. Conduct research on issues related to paraeducators

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  1. Survey administered to TED members (primarily teacher educators) to learn about how teacher education programs are preparing teachers to work with paraeducators - manuscript accepted for publication and wll guide teacher preparation programs in paying attention the important issue of paraeducator supervision by teachers
  2. Published the TED brief on the TED website - Download PDF
  3. Advocacy with the standards workgroup to ensure that the language in the new teacher preparation standards highlights the teachers role in directing and coaching paraeducators
  4. Working on a publication on importance of building paraeducator- to-teacher programs
  5. Mentoring doctoral students who are interested in paraeducator issues and encouraging them to pursue research in topic related to paraeducator utilization and training

 

ACTION ITEMS

  1. Increase membership through activities defined by SIG Membership Co-chairs (i.e. create Facebook page; contact CEC presenters; contact CEC divisions
  2. More frequent SIG meetings to create opportunities to learn about each other’s work and make connections
  3. Position paper/Survey on paraeducator supervision with CASE.
  4. Consider interveners (paraprofessionals who work with student with deafblindness) in all conversations focused on paraprofessionals
  5. Updating Newsletter content –Discuss ideas e.g. paraprofessional related policy update, featuring a paraeducators or scholar,

 

OUTCOMES

  1. Guidelines and policies for training, supervision and utilization for paraeducators serving individuals with exceptional needs
  2. Guidelines and polices for teacher education programs to prepare teachers who are able to address issues related to paraeducator training and utilization and effectively direct and support the work of paraeducators.

 

STRATEGIC THEMES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN
Professional Development

 

STRATEGIC INIVIATIVES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN
Responsive Organizational Structure

COMMITTEE/CAUCUS/SIG MEMBERS
Jen McKenzie, Associate Chair, Ruby Owiny, Past Chair, Leigh-Ann Brown, Secretary, Adam Moore, Symposium, June Robinson, Outreach (Ad Hoc), Liz Hartman, Treasurer, Kathy Boothe, Communications, Jody Siker, Membership, Kelly Acosta, Student Representative

 

CURRENT MEASURABLE GOALS
By 2021, maintain formal and informal communication with membership with at least 10 communications from across all sources.
By 2021, proposed a change to the SSEPC Board structure to include a Professional Development chair.
By 2021, maintain or increase collaboration with other SIGS, Caucuses.
By 2021, increase SSEPC at both TED and CEC through presentations, involvement in the TED Board, and flags on name badges.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
In 2019, more than 10 communications were provided to members including two newsletters, 5 reminder messages via the Communications person, and various social media communications
In 2019, it was decided by the Board and membership to use the previously used stipend for the Chair to go toward the Nasim Dil Award as long as TED was reimbursing the Chair for conference and TED Board attendance.
In 2019, an electronic voting system was developed, but was not needed .
In 2019, the Early Childhood SIG and SSEPC hosted a joint writing retreat at TED.
In 2019, SSEPC collaborated to provide SSEPC Symposium, SSEPC Shares!, SSEPC Roundtables, and SSEPC/EC Writing Retreat
In 2019, SSEPC held the Nasim Dil Award reception and honored a nominated recipient

 

ACTION ITEMS
The Chair will hold monthly Presidential Line meetings via Zoom in order to increase communication with the Board and check in on goal progress
The Communications Chair will develop a communications table so each Executive Board member will be able to sign up for a time to communicate with members via social media
The Associate Chair will work with the Board on Constitutional changes if needed due to changes of the Board structure to include a Professional Development Chair
The Symposium Chair will work with the Ad Hoc Outreach person (these roles will change with Board restructure) to plan for PD at TED 2020
The Membership Chair will work collaboratively with the Board to recruit new, diverse membership
The Symposium Chair will work with members on a Symposium focused on diversity

 

OUTCOMES
At TED 2019, the Nasim Dil Award was presented to Amy Stevens and a reception was held in her honor
At CEC 2020, it was reported SSEPC membership is up 12 from two years ago and 4 from one year ago.
At TED 2019, the Silent Auction was held and there was an increase in total funds earnedfrom prior year.
At TED 2019, SSEPC hosted Symposium, SSEPC Shares!, SSEPC Roundtables, and SSEPC/EC Writing Retreat
At TED 2019, SSEPC elections were held and all board positions are currently filled with members who have been actively involved in SSEPC

 

STRATEGIC THEMES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN
Professional Development

 

STRATEGIC INIVIATIVES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN
Membership

COMMITTEE/CAUCUS/SIG MEMBERS
Jeongae Kang, David Hoppey, Kathryn Haughny, Kate Peeples, Bethany McConnell, Victoria van Uitert

 

CURRENT MEASURABLE GOALS
Conduct sessions at TED sponsored by the committee
The Tech-Style Meet-Up has resulted in a working group
PD Committee is collaborating with the CEEDAR TAG
Successful meetings at TED and CEC

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
PD Committee presented 3 session plus our meeting at TED 2019
This collaboration has planned products and publications
Will collaborate on HLP sessions for TED 2020, and are active in the TAG
Active members attending and through email communication

 

ACTION ITEMS
Keynote webinar
Members will check and update our webpages
PD Committee will collaborate with the Diversity Caucus in 2020-2021 at TED and CEC
PD Committee will submit proposals for TED 2020 Long Beach
Will initiate discussions with Kaleidoscope for possible proposals

 

OUTCOMES
We will schedule with Jane West for Spring 2020 and respond to Board requests for other webinars
Jeongae, our Secretary, created an online sign up to task this out
We are planning a book club and movie night on critical diversity topics
We are planning to host a mid-career session, Now I Have Tenure--So What Now?, and another tech style meet up
Will initiate discussions with Kaleidoscope for possible proposals

 

STRATEGIC THEMES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN
Collaboration

 

STRATEGIC INIVIATIVES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN
Diversity

COMMITTEE/CAUCUS/SIG MEMBERS Shannon Budin, Lisa Finnegan, Dena Dillenseger, Cindy Caniglia, Anna Myers, Lydia Beahm, Bethany Hamilton-Jones, Karen Fisher, Michelle Parker-Katz, Lindsay Pike

 

CURRENT MEASURABLE GOALS Submit revised inclusion specialist specialty set standards to CEC Knowledge & Skills Committee for review Complete revision process to finalize new standards

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS Completed literature search task for revised inclusion specialist specialty set standards

 

ACTION ITEMS Connect with professional development committee to discuss activities around the new CEC standards

 

OUTCOMES Provide meaningful PD for members related to new standards

 

STRATEGIC THEMES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN Professional Development

 

STRATEGIC INIVIATIVES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN Membership

COMMITTEE/CAUCUS/SIG MEMBERS
Liz Bettini, Hannah Morris, David Hoppey, Tiffany Fisher, Christopher Cormier, Mary Margaret Hughes, Lindsay Carlisle, John Romig, Matt Rock

 

CURRENT MEASURABLE GOALS
Award Early Career Publication Award.
Increase member capacity to conduct high quality research that addresses issues of teacher and student sociocultural identities and equity, in relation to the SET workforce (recruitment, preparation, support, retention), including expand methodological and conceptual approaches by drawing on expertise from communities outside of TED for presenting at TED 2020 (e.g., education policy, urban ed, critical educational studies).
Increase number of mentors and mentees of color to participate in the Research Roundtable event.
Collaborate with other committees to design valuable, high interest sessions at TED 2020 and CEC 2021.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Successful, well-attended sessions at TED 2019 and CEC 2020
Fruitful discussion at CEC 2020 identifying committee priorities and purpose, as well as critical role the committee may have on advocating for diverse voices and methods

 

ACTION ITEMS
Review application/other materials for "signaling" language and other challenges that may dissuade a doctoral student/junior faculty member of color to participate in the research round tables
Recruit senior faculty members of color to participate in the research roundtables
Seek out panelists from outside of TED to participate in the research committee spotlight session/panel

 

OUTCOMES
TBD

 

STRATEGIC THEMES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN
Research

 

STRATEGIC INIVIATIVES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN
Diversity

COMMITTEE/CAUCUS/SIG MEMBERS
David Peyton, Elizabeth Reyes, Belkis Choiseul-Praslin, Victoria VanUitert


CURRENT MEASURABLE GOALS
Engage Membership: Developing a blog called "Doc Talk" to encourage more participation of student members (by submitting posts for the blog)
Prepare for the TED conference Kaleidoscope session


ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Had over 25 doctoral student present in the Kaleidoscope session at CEC
Had 4 successful roundtable discussions running simultaneously
An estimated 50 individuals participated in some form during the KScope session (whether as reviewers, presenters, panelists, or attendees)


ACTION ITEMS
Develop a call for participation on the Doc Talk blog
Develop and publish the Doc Talk blog on the website
Prepare for the 2020 TED conference in Long Beach (panelist discussion topics, identify panel members, streamline review process of proposals)


OUTCOMES
Increased student engagement in TED and Kaleidoscope


STRATEGIC THEMES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN


STRATEGIC INITIATIVES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN

COMMITTEE/CAUCUS/SIG MEMBERS
Melinda Leko, Cyndy Griffin, Fred Spooner

 

CURRENT MEASURABLE GOALS
Expand current board of reviewers
Develop specific guidelines for proposals for special issues
Publish inaugural special issue "What's Past is Prologue"

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The TESE editorial team has expanded the board of reviewers both in quantity and in specific areas of expertise
The TESE editorial team has created and published specific guidelines for special issues
Inaugural special issue published with Feb 2020 issue

 

ACTION ITEMS
Develop special panel for TED 2020 based on Sage special issue
Submit TESE-sponsored sessions for TED 2020 conference

 

OUTCOMES


STRATEGIC THEMES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN
Research

 

STRATEGIC INIVIATIVES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN

COMMITTEE/CAUCUS/SIG MEMBERS

 

CURRENT MEASURABLE GOALS
Participate in IDC meeting.
Participate in Presidential Line Meetings

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Attended IDC Meeting
Attended Presidential Line Meetings
Developed draft evaluation form for Executive Director
Attended Diversity Caucus meeting (one caucus that I serve as liaison for Presidential Line

 

ACTION ITEMS
Complete final draft of ED evaluation

 

OUTCOMES

 

STRATEGIC THEMES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN
Collaboration

 

STRATEGIC INIVIATIVES OF TED STRATEGIC PLAN
Responsive Organizational Structure

Last Updated:  2 December, 2020

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