ML Liaisons Link

Middle Level Liaison’s Resource Page

As representatives of statewide middle level education, our purpose is to advocate for middle level needs, inform SED about ML issues, and collaborate with SED on matters that impact Middle Level Education. Interested in becoming a Middle Level Liaison? Send an email to ron.nichols@nysed.gov to be added to the list to receive registration materials and meeting agendas when they are distributed.

The meeting dates for the 2017-18 school year are December 7-8, 2016 and March 8-9, 2017.


Spring 2017 Meeting, March 9-10, 2017

Agenda

Fall 2016 Meeting, November 17-18, 2016

Agenda

  • meeting notes
  • Computer-Based Testing and Scoring (slides)
  • Oceanside Middle School  Interdisciplinary Projects for Exploratory Areas (video)

 

Spring 2016 Meeting, March 17-18, 2016

Agenda

 

Fall 2015 Meeting, November 19-20, 2015

Agenda

 

Spring 2015 Meeting, March 19-20, 2015

Registration
Agenda
Connected Leader

New Essential Elements: Schools-To-Watch announcement
Broome-Tioga STLE presentation

Oceanside Middle School

Research and the Common Core presentation
RTI at the Middle Level presentation

  • Wappingers Central School District RTI plan

The Magic of Student Empowerment presentation
Science update
Meeting summary

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Fall 2014 Meeting, November 6-7, 2014

Registration
Agenda
BYOD Presentation
Social Studies Presentation
Accountability Update
NYSED Update
Meeting Summary

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Spring 2014 Meeting, March 27-28, 2014

Registration
Agenda
Ken Wagner: Update from the NYSED Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Ed Tech
Shu Chin Chen, Joel Weiss, Brian Sherman: Developing Relationships with Schools in the Peoples Republic of China
Leslie Yolen: Update on the National Arts Standards
How Middle Level CTE Supports the Common Core Learning Standards
Notes from the Facilitated Discussion Topics
Math Notes from SED
Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch highlight: Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School
Meeting Summary

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Fall 2013 Meeting, October 10-11, 2013
Registration Form
Agenda
Curriculum, Assessment, and Ed Tech Update (Ken Wagner presentation)
Research about Essential Elements Implementation and Student Achievement (Jeff Craig presentation)
Accountability (Ira Schwartz Presentation)
Growth Scores (Theresa Gray presentation)  Scenarios
Assessment Update (Candace Shyer presentation)
Supporting Parents through the Change (Ken Slentz presentation)
Summary


Spring 2013 Meeting (March 14&15, 2013)
Registration form
Agenda
Balanced Assessment Design handout
Performance Based Assessment and APPR presentation    materials    handout
Essential Elements: Schools to Watch presentation
Office of Assessment presentation
Evidence Based Claims presentation
Summary Presentation


Fall 2012 Meeting (November 1&2, 2012)
Agenda
Teacher Effectiveness presentation
Common Core Implementation presentation
Dignity Act presentation
SLO presentation
Minutes


Spring 2012 Meeting (March 29 & 30)
Registration Form
Agenda
Link to provide feedback about day 1
Link to provide feedback about day 2
Basic MS Resources for the Common Core
Revised SLO Roadmap
Common Core Breakout Session Discussion
Getting ready to implement the Dignity Act
APPR Update
RTTT Update from Ken Slentz
Summary presentation


Fall 2011 Meeting (October 27 & 28, 2011)
Registration Form
Agenda
Minutes
Summary presentation
Regents Reform Agenda Update (from Larry Paska)
Eric Sweet presentation  (ELA Common Core)
David Abrams presentation (assessment)
Jeff Baker presentation (data systems)
NCLB Waiver presentation
Hugo Newman College Prep STW presentation
NYSED Curriculum & Instruction Department presentation
Middle-Level Regulations presentation
ISLLC Standards presentation


Spring 2011 Meeting (March 24-25, 2011) 20th Anniversary Meeting!
Registration Form
Agenda – Revised 3.14.2011
Minutes
Meeting Summary Presentation
Update from the NYSED Office of Curriculum and Instrruction
Link to the 9th Grade Arts Assessment
Update on the P-12 Common Core Learning Standards
Link to PARCC information  at a glance
John King’s and Ken Wagner’s address to DATAG (simultaneous to Liaison’s meeting) slides
Slides from Ken Slentz’ presentation
Update from the Office of Teaching Initiatives
Jericho Middle School EE:STE presentation
Accountability presentation
Mobile Learning Devices in Watkins Glen Infomation
APPR Update slides
APPR Summary of decisions and options for consideration by Regents (March 2011)
Link to SED’s information about APPR changes


Fall 2010 Meeting (November 4 & 5, 2010)
Registration Form
Agenda
Minutes
Meeting Summary Presentation
Latest Draft of Teaching Standards
Response to Intervention (RtI) presentation
Link to Pennsylvania’s RtI Guide for the Secondary Level
NYS Accountability System Presentation
Link to SED’s Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Toolkit
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Update 
EE:STW Model Practice — Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School
Regents item about graduation requriements (inclduing potential middle level changes)
Link to submit a middle-level best practice
Schools to Watch report from David Payton
AED presentation
Timeline of RTTT Standards and Curriculum changes
Timeline fo teachers and leaders initiatives
Timeline for data systems changes

 


 

Spring 2010 Meeting (March 22 & 23, 2010)
Agenda
Minutes
Link to Google Doc (collaborative work space)
Meeting Summary Presentation
Link to Special Education Certification Regents Item
Link to Changes in APPR Regents Item
Link to Description of Proposed Certification Changes Impacting Middle-Level
Link to Drafts of Common Core Standards (mathELA)
Link to give feedback about Common Core straight to CCSSO
Link to give feedback about Common Core via SED
Access the Library Media Center Rubrics
Home and Careers/Family and Consumer Sciences Fact Sheet
Library Media Center rubric presentation
PBIS presentation from Hilton
NYSUT Teacher Certification presentation
Faculty Meetings as Professional Development presentation
Learning Lessons from A Crisis presentation
Link to In Transition (Research at A Glance article on page 9 provides succinct review of achievement and ML research)
Budget Cuts presentation
Leader’s Role In… (transcribed chart paper)


Fall 2009 Meeting (November 5 & 6, 2009)
Liaisons Registration Form
Agenda
Minutes
Meeting Summary Presentation
China Trip Details
SED Update from Jean Stevens, Associate Commissioner
List of summits includes links to resources
NY Student Engagement Summit links
(National Dropout Prevention Center-Model Programs Database 
SED Web address cheat sheet
Middle Level Summit update
Latest Draft (November) of the Technology Plan
Link to October Regents item about special edcuation teacher certification, memo seeking input
175hr PD FAQs from Office of teaching Initiatives
Thinking Maps Overviewpresentation
Wappingers Central School Technology presentation
Peaceworks presentation (Sayville Middle School)
SEARCH Insititute (40 Developmental Assets) presentation
3-8 Testing Issues
CTE Update from Howard Goldsmith, CTE Executive Coordinator
Comissioner Steiner’s address about CTE (video)
Future Directions of CTE DRAFT document
Follow and view the CTE e-forum held on November 5th


Spring 2009 Meeting (May 7 & 8, 2009)
Agenda
Minutes
Liaisons’ Registration Form
ELA/ESL Standards Update
Library 2009 Summit DRAFT Agenda
Link to Social Emotional Learning Site at SED
Social Emotional Development and Learning DRAFT
PALMS presentation
Link to PALMS Project
Law Youth and Citizenship presentation
Formative Assessments: What Teachers Need to Know (article)
Release of 3-8 ELA Results presentation
Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch Feature Presentations (Barker Road and Calkins Road)
Differentiated Accountability presentation and Poem– Ira Schwartz
Supporting the Essential Elements (Nassau Suffolk Principal’s approach)
Link to the Nassau Suffolk postion paper
Link to the Nassau Middle Level Principals Page
America’s Schools and our Education Crisis – Taking Reform to Scale (Jean-Claud Brizard)
Middle Level Summit
Meeting Summary Presentation


Fall 2008 Meeting (November 13 & 14, 2008)
Agenda
Adopted Mission and Vision for the Middle Level Liaisons
ML Summit Report
Growth Model Presentation (Ira Schwartz)
Best Practices Submission Form
Essential Elements poster
Standards Review Initiative (Howard Goldsmith & Nancy Noonan)
Standards Review Timetable
ELA/ELL Standards Review Report (July 15, 2005)
Differentiation of Instruction presentation (South Glens Falls Team)
Minutes
Meeting Summary Presentation
Agenda
Accountability Update (Ira Schwartz’ presentation)
Assessment Update (Howard Goldsmith’s presentation)
Liaison Response to Howard’s Questions
Instruction Update (Anne Schiano’s presentation)
Destination Diploma Information
Silent Epidemic (Attendance) Report
Meeting Minutes
NYSED Curriculum and Instruction Site
Virtual Learning System (VLS)
Committee for Economic Development
Asia Society


Spring 2008 Meeting (May 8 & 9, 2008)
Agenda
Minutes
Adopted Mission and Vision for the Middle Level Liaisons
Essential Elements Introduction and Implementation Ideas
NYS Middle Level Summit Overview
Creating a Sustainable Advisory Program
Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch Overview
Revised EE:STW rubrics and rating forms
Agenda
NEW Mission and Vision for ML Liaisons
NEW Organizational Structure for the Middle Level Liaisons
OCIS Update (Howard Goldsmith’s presentation)
Learning Standards Review Plan (from Regents)
Minutes
Response to Intervention (presentation)
Ideas to Increase Implementation of Essential Elements
Agenda
Minutes
Meeting Introduction
Transition Matrix
P-16 Iniative
P-16 Overview
P-16 Responses (our list of responses to selected P-16 items)
Link to the SED CIAI site
Integrated Algebra Information
Assessments (David Rutherford presentation)
Accountability (Martha Musser presentation – not from Liaison’s meeting)
OCIS Update (Howard Goldsmith’s presentation)
Liaison’s Mission (brainstormed at meeting)
JMT Organizational structure


Spring 2007 Meeting (May 17 & 18, 2007)
Meeting Minutes
Agenda
OCIS Update (Howard Goldsmith’s presentation)
3-8 Testing (Steven Katz’s Abrams’ presentation)
Physical Education (Trish Kocialski’s presentation)
Assessments & Special Education (Becky Cort’s presentation)
NYSED Curriculum and Instruction Site
Virtual Learning System (VLS)
Link to SED Middle Level Education site
Commissioner’s P-16 Paper (details 13 recommendations to the Regents)
NYS Plan to Enhance Teacher Quality
NYSUT’s AIS Guide
Essential Elements: Schools to Watch (Can it work for you?)
Jay McTighe’s website
Big Ideas website
AIS in ELA survey (data collected Friday morning)
nySTART presentation
Sample nySTART reports

 

 

Fall 2013 Meeting (October 10&11, 2013)
Registration Form
Agenda
Curriculum, Assessment, and Ed Tech Update (Ken Wagner presentation)

Research about Essential Elements Implementation and Student Achievement (Jeff Craig presentation)
Accountability (Ira Schwartz Presentation)
Growth Scores (Theresa Gray presentation)  Scenarios
Assessment Update (Candace Shyer presentation)
Supporting Parents through the Change (Ken Slentz presentation)
Summary


Spring 2013 Meeting (March 14&15, 2013)
Registration form
Agenda
Balanced Assessment Design
handout
Performance Based Assessment and APPR
presentation    materials    handout
Essential Elements: Schools to Watch
presentation
Office of Assessment
presentation
Evidence Based Claims
presentation

Summary Presentation


Fall 2012 Meeting (November 1&2, 2012)
Agenda
Teacher Effectiveness presentation
Common Core Implementation presentation
Dignity Act presentation

SLO presentation
Minutes


Spring 2012 Meeting (March 29 & 30)
Registration Form

Agenda
Link to provide feedback about day 1

Link to provide feedback about day 2
Basic MS Resources for the Common Core
Revised SLO Roadmap
Common Core Breakout Session Discussion
Getting ready to implement the Dignity Act
APPR Update
RTTT Update from Ken Slentz
Summary presentation


Fall 2011 Meeting (October 27 & 28, 2011)
Registration Form
Agenda
Minutes
Summary presentation
Regents Reform Agenda Update (from Larry Paska)
Eric Sweet presentation  (ELA Common Core)
David Abrams presentation (assessment)
Jeff Baker presentation (data systems)

NCLB Waiver presentation
Hugo Newman College Prep STW presentation
NYSED Curriculum & Instruction Department presentation
Middle-Level Regulations presentation
ISLLC Standards presentation


Spring 2011 Meeting (March 24-25, 2011) 20th Anniversary Meeting!
Registration Form
Agenda – Revised 3.14.2011
Minutes
Meeting Summary Presentation
Update from the NYSED Office of Curriculum and Instrruction
Link to the 9th Grade Arts Assessment
Update on the P-12 Common Core Learning Standards
Link to PARCC information  at a glance
John King’s and Ken Wagner’s address to DATAG (simultaneous to Liaison’s meeting) slides
Slides from Ken Slentz’ presentation
Update from the Office of Teaching Initiatives
Jericho Middle School EE:STE presentation
Accountability
presentation
Mobile Learning Devices in Watkins Glen Infomation
APPR Update slides
APPR Summary of decisions and options for consideration by Regents (March 2011)
Link to SED’s information about APPR changes


Fall 2010 Meeting (November 4 & 5, 2010)
Registration Form
Agenda
Minutes
Meeting Summary Presentation
Latest Draft of Teaching Standards
Response to Intervention (RtI) presentation
Link to Pennsylvania’s RtI Guide for the Secondary Level

NYS Accountability System Presentation
Link to SED’s Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Toolkit

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Update
EE:STW Model Practice — Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School

Regents item about graduation requriements (inclduing potential middle level changes)
Link to submit a middle-level best practice
Schools to Watch report from David Payton
AED presentation
Timeline of RTTT Standards and Curriculum changes
Timeline fo teachers and leaders initiatives
Timeline for data systems changes

 


 

Spring 2010 Meeting (March 22 & 23, 2010)
Agenda
Minutes
Link to Google Doc (collaborative work space)
Meeting Summary Presentation
Link to Special Education Certification Regents Item
Link to Changes in APPR Regents Item
Link to Description of Proposed Certification Changes Impacting Middle-Level
Link to Drafts of Common Core Standards (math, ELA)
Link to give feedback about Common Core straight to CCSSO
Link to give feedback about Common Core via SED
Access the Library Media Center Rubrics
Home and Careers/Family and Consumer Sciences Fact Sheet
Library Media Center rubric presentation
PBIS presentation from Hilton
NYSUT Teacher Certification presentation
Faculty Meetings as Professional Development presentation
Learning Lessons from A Crisis presentation
Link to In Transition (Research at A Glance article on page 9 provides succinct review of achievement and ML research)
Budget Cuts presentation
Leader’s Role In… (transcribed chart paper)


Fall 2009 Meeting (November 5 & 6, 2009)
Liaisons Registration Form
Agenda
Minutes

Meeting Summary Presentation
China Trip Details
SED Update from Jean Stevens, Associate Commissioner
List of summits includes links to resources
NY Student Engagement Summit
links
(National Dropout Prevention Center-Model Programs
Database
SED Web address
cheat sheet
Middle Level Summit
update
Latest Draft (November) of the Technology Plan
Link to October Regents item about special edcuation teacher certification, memo seeking input
175hr PD FAQs from Office of teaching Initiatives
Thinking Maps Overview, presentation
Wappingers Central School Technology presentation
Peaceworks
presentation (Sayville Middle School)
SEARCH Insititute (40 Developmental Assets) presentation
3-8 Testing Issues

CTE Update from Howard Goldsmith, CTE Executive Coordinator
Comissioner Steiner’s address about CTE (video)

Future Directions of CTE DRAFT document
Follow and view the CTE e-forum held on November 5th


Spring 2009 Meeting (May 7 & 8, 2009)
Agenda
Minutes

Liaisons’ Registration Form
ELA/ESL Standards Update

Library 2009 Summit
DRAFT Agenda
Link to Social Emotional Learning Site at SED
Social Emotional Development and Learning
DRAFT
PALMS presentation
Link to PALMS Project
Law Youth and Citizenship presentation
Formative Assessments: What Teachers Need to Know (article)
Release of 3-8 ELA Results
presentation
Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch Feature Presentations (
Barker Road and Calkins Road)
Differentiated Accountability presentation and Poem
– Ira Schwartz
Supporting the Essential Elements (Nassau Suffolk Principal’s approach)
Link to the Nassau Suffolk postion paper
Link to the Nassau Middle Level Principals Page
America’s Schools and our Education Crisis – Taking Reform to Scale (Jean-Claud Brizard)
Middle Level Summit
Meeting Summary Presentation


Fall 2008 Meeting (November 13 & 14, 2008)
Agenda
Adopted
Mission and Vision
for the Middle Level Liaisons
ML Summit Report
Growth Model Presentation (Ira Schwartz)
Best Practices Submission Form
Essential Elements poster
Standards Review Initiative (Howard Goldsmith & Nancy Noonan)
Standards Review Timetable
ELA/ELL Standards Review Report (July 15, 2005)
Differentiation of Instruction presentation (South Glens Falls Team)
Minutes
Meeting Summary Presentation

Agenda
Accountability Update (Ira Schwartz’ presentation)
Assessment Update (Howard Goldsmith’s presentation)
Liaison Response to Howard’s Questions
Instruction Update (Anne Schiano’s presentation)
Destination Diploma Information
Silent Epidemic (Attendance) Report
Meeting Minutes
NYSED Curriculum and Instruction Site
Virtual Learning System (VLS)
Committee for Economic Development
Asia Society


Spring 2008 Meeting (May 8 & 9, 2008)
Agenda
Minutes
Adopted
Mission and Vision for the Middle Level Liaisons
Essential Elements Introduction and Implementation
Ideas
NYS Middle Level Summit Overview
Creating a Sustainable Advisory Program
Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch Overview
Revised EE:STW rubrics and rating forms
Agenda
NEW Mission and Vision for ML Liaisons
NEW Organizational Structure for the Middle Level Liaisons
OCIS Update (Howard Goldsmith’s presentation)
Learning Standards Review Plan (from Regents)
Minutes
Response to Intervention (presentation)
Ideas to Increase Implementation of Essential Elements

Agenda
Minutes
Meeting Introduction
Transition Matrix
P-16 Iniative
P-16 Overview
P-16 Responses (our list of responses to selected P-16 items)
Link to the SED CIAI site
Integrated Algebra Information
Assessments (David Rutherford presentation)
Accountability (Martha Musser presentation – not from Liaison’s meeting)
OCIS Update (Howard Goldsmith’s presentation)
Liaison’s Mission (brainstormed at meeting)
JMT Organizational structure


Spring 2007 Meeting (May 17 & 18, 2007)
Meeting Minutes
Agenda
OCIS Update (Howard Goldsmith’s presentation)
3-8 Testing (Steven Katz’s Abrams’ presentation)
Physical Education (Trish Kocialski’s presentation)
Assessments & Special Education (Becky Cort’s presentation)
NYSED Curriculum and Instruction Site
Virtual Learning System (VLS)
Link to SED Middle Level Education site
Commissioner’s P-16 Paper (details 13 recommendations to the Regents)
NYS Plan to Enhance Teacher Quality
NYSUT’s AIS Guide
Essential Elements: Schools to Watch (Can it work for you?)
Jay McTighe’s website
Big Ideas website
AIS in ELA survey (data collected Friday morning)
nySTART presentation
Sample nySTART reports