(Approved on March 21, 2013)
February 27, 2013
3 to 4 p.m.
Science Subject Matter Committee Vice Chair Lori Freiermuth called the meeting to order.
1. Welcome and Introductions (Information)
Commissioners, California Department of Education (CDE) staff, and public members present at the seven sites participating in the conference call identified themselves.
The following Commissioners participated:
Lori Freiermuth at Olympian High School
Angie Estonina at San Francisco Unified School District
Ed D’Souza and Lauryn Wild at Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta Center for Education
Kristyn Bennett at Grace S. Thille Elementary School
Julie Spykerman at Anaheim Union High School District
Bill Honig in Mill Valley
The following CDE staff members were present at the CDE, Sacramento:
Kristen Cruz Allen
The following public members were present:
Jeni Freiermuth, Teacher, Olympian High School
Kathy Shamrell, Science Teacher, Anaheim High School
Beverly Berekian, Science Teacher, Magnolia High School
Yvonne Abril, Science Teacher, Western High School
Steven Flitsh, Coordinator Math/Science San Bernardino City Unified School District
Jennifer Allison, Curriculum Specialist, San Bernardino City Unified School District
2. Update on Next Generation Science Standards (Information)
Phil Lafontaine, Director of the CDE Professional Leaning Support Division provided an update on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Following the presentation, Vice Chair Freiermuth called upon members of the Instructional Quality Commission (Commission) to ask questions which were subsequently addressed by Mr. Lafontaine. Members of the public present on the conference call asked brief questions regarding the NGSS.
Next, Diane Hernandez, Administrator of the CDE High School and Physical Fitness Assessment Office, provided an update on the assessments in science. Following the presentation, Vice Chair Freiermuth called upon members of the Commission to ask questions which were subsequently addressed by Ms. Hernandez. Members of the public present on the conference call asked brief questions regarding the assessments in science.
No actions were taken by the committee.
3. Public Comment
Vice Chair Freiermuth adjourned the meeting.