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Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC) Minutes - September 19, 2022

Attendees: Natalie Albers, Hans Anderson, Kathleen Boland, Sarah Brass, Michelle DeMers, Lucas Dugan, Claire Feldhaus, Alex Hermanny, Sachin Isaacs, Niambi Jackson, Jackie Magnuson, Sakawdin Mohamed, Meti Negewo, Karla Neuenschwander, Nathan Simms, Steve Troen, Lindi Shanon Warner, Nicole Wente, and Jaime Winchell (Guest: Mark Aronson)

I.    Welcome, Introductions, Announcements, Review of Agenda

II.    Purpose/Charge of the Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC)

Steve Troen shared the purpose of CIAC which is to serve in an advisory capacity; ensuring active community participation in regards to planning and improving the instruction and curriculum aligned with academic standards, student achievement goals/measures, district assessments, and other components of the district’s strategic work in supporting student achievement. In addition, input from the CIAC helps inform decisions and the work of the Teaching and Learning Department and district administration.

III.    District 196 Agenda Items for November 7 CIAC Meeting – Google Form

A google form is being sent via email as a follow-up to the Sept. 19 meeting, asking CIAC members to indicate topics they are most interested in exploring in further depth at remaining CIAC meetings this year. The broad focus areas shared at the meeting (listed below), and the survey will list several specific topics related to these broad areas.
•    Fostering social emotional well-being
•    Facilitating shared understanding and implementation of new state academic standards
•    Expanding the use of data to inform and guide culturally responsive, inclusive instruction
•    Promoting the balanced, purposeful use of digital tools
•    Supporting teacher learning teams (PLCs) and school leadership teams
•    Guiding professional learning through coaching
•    Advancing program evaluation/assessment

IV.    Learning and Technology in District 196

Mark Aronson, Teaching and Learning Specialist shared information about the learning and technology framework, the district’s digital citizenship and well-being campaign, and a k-3 1:1 iPad reset for fall 2022. See below for links to the information and resources shared by Mark:
•    Elementary Digital Expectations 
•    Middle School Digital Expectations
•    High School Digital Expectations 
•    Digital Citizenship Definition 
•    L&T CIAC Slide Deck (PDF Version) 

V.    Nominations for Chairperson

Niambi Jackson nominated Meti Negewo, a student member from Rosemount High School, to serve as CIAC Chairperson for 2022-23. Hans Anderson volunteered to be a chairperson. Meti and Hans will serve as co-chairs; and will work with Teaching and Learning Department Staff in preparing agendas for the year, and will facilitate the remaining 2022-23 CIAC meetings.

Note: Remaining CIAC Meetings for 2022-23 are November 7, February 27 and April 17. All meetings are 5:15-6:45 p.m. Please call Cathy at 651-423-7885 or email if you cannot attend. Location: Dakota Room at the District Office

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