CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING
September 9, 2020
Civic Center, Augusta Capital Pine Tree Room, Second Floor North Wing
Committee Members Present: Chair: Pia Holmes; Staci Fortunato, Jan Michaud
Board Members Present: Edward Hastings, Kevin Lamoreau
Administrators Present: James Anastasio, Katy Grondin, Troy Alexander, Teresa Beaudoin, Heather Gauthier, Sarah Landry, Theresa Violette
Others Present: Paula Bourque, Jessica West
1. Jessica West and Paula Bourque will share information regarding grade level meetings that occurred during workshop days to give teachers guidance and planning for the start of the school year.
Katy Grondin, Assistant Superintendent, wanted to share with the committee the work they have been doing with teachers in preparation for this year. Ms. Grondin met with Jessica West, Math Mentor, and Paula Bourque, Literacy Mentor, to plan grade level meetings and to learn Google Classroom so they will be able to help teachers. They worked on learning plans for remote teachers, hybrid teachers and in class teachers. They looked at the standards, Atlas Curriculum Mapping, and report cards to identify outcomes they are looking for. They also considered social/emotional aspects and what the focus will be at each grade level. It gave them an opportunity to hear from all teachers. They then broke out into grade level meetings to discuss plans and lessons using the math curriculum and the CCC literacy program. Ms. West and Ms. Bourque did a presentation on Google Classroom that will be used as a planning template. It will be updated and adjusted as teachers continue their plans for learning throughout the school year.
Topics for discussion at the next meeting is an overview on NWEA and teacher presentation on the work they’ve been doing on Seesaw and Google Classrooms.
The meeting adjourned at 6:18 p.m.