Santa Fe Community Educators’ Network
Meeting for March 30, 2018
Santa Fe Children’s Museum
Amanda Lee, SITE Santa Fe; Shannon Bay, Georgia O’Keefe Museum; Susan Mclntosh, Santa Fe Science Institute; Lisa Noriega, City of Santa Fe; Mollie Parsons, Santa Fe Botanical Gardens, Elysia Poon, SAR; Shawna Jones, Santa Fe Botanical Gardens; Nick Kunz, NM MESA; Alanna Herrera, Wise Fool NM; Carol Aubrey, Transformational Learning; Rene Harris, NMHM/POG, Molly Timmins, VISTA; Dana Greenblatt, VISTA; Mollie Toll, Office of Archaeological Studies; Chris Nail, New Mexico Museum of Art; Veronica Silva, Santa Fe Children’s Museum; Leona Hillary, Santa Fe Children’s Museum Northern Youth Project; Lucia Duncan, Hands-On Heritage; Patricia Sigala, Museum of International Folk Art.
Amanda Lee, SITE Santa Fe; Mollie Toll, Museum of NM; Veronica Silva, Santa Fe Children’s Museum
I. Focus: Discussion of Making Summer Last: Integrating Summer Programming into Core District Priorities and Operations reading by Catherine H. Augustine and Lindsey E. Thompson.
Thoughts on the Report:
How do you coordinate more than one program in one single district?
How can we have more buy in from the schools where we are holding summer programs?
Many employees were new to their position this year and some new to the district. Coordinated staff development in science is happening through Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation and the Santa Fe Science Initiative.
Individuals who bridge the gaps:
Training: Formative assessment and self assessment for kids, what does that look like?
Push for math professional development for teachers
SFPS - may have a week devoted to Math PD and that SFSI is doing a week on Formative Assessment
LANL Foundation will be providing ISEC (Inquiry Science Education Consortium) training for new teachers and for teachers who change grade levels) in late July and the the NMPED will do Making Sense of Science Training (MSS) in June
Preparing materials for teachers:
The CEN can turn around and dynamic and bring educators up to speed when that is needed - there is a wealth of knowledge in the CEN group.
Obtaining support from City Councillors
There are many new councillors this year (4) and they are therefore more likely to be willing to visit our summer programs
City Councillors are the individuals that vote to ensure that city rec program continues to happen → and therefore that the CEN summer programs continue as well
Involved in CYC grant process
County grant just received - invite people from grant to see programs
Other individuals that should be invited
Maureen Cashman (?)
Kate Noble (?)
Mayor Alan Webber
July 12 - National Summer Learning Day
What do the teachers know about what we are doing? How can we increase buy-in from them?
District Driven Support
CEN training is taking place next month about incorporating literacy curriculum
Would be helpful to receive training on art, math, science standards as well
Currently there are than 10 math programs in the district
Teachers are stressed for how they will incorporate extensive curriculum in limited time
How can we (CEN) supplement what is lacking in the public education system?
Education parents on how you can do inquiry based learning with your kids?
Give answer that helps kid over stumbling point without just handing them the solution (critical thinking)
Comes in how we talk to kids and parents, in materials that we send home → materials will show up in their home and they can talk about it later
CEN has an advantage because often it is easier to inspire/motivate children in informal learning settings
Important to connect with their learning in school so that they can understand the value of being in school
Community Educators are also stressed as part of their organizations in terms of time and resources
How do we assess the growth of individuals in our programs?
How can we look at social emotional learning (SEL)?
II. Committee Reports:
Event happens weekly at Sweeney: Provide programming/activities for families or kids
Dates still available for organizations to sign up
Shannon Bay has reimbursement forms
b. Creative Collaborations
Two organizations pairing together to work with a classroom teacher conducting an eight week activity in a classroom
Culminating Event CCA April 24th (?) 5:30
Shannon & Mollie worked with Grace Meyers class
c. 21st Century Training
21st Century Grant was NOT cut from the budget
Train teachers 2x a year to run after school programs, training usually in August and January
This years training is on August 25 in Los Luceros
Asked teachers to come up with topics they want to see curriculum around based on the interest of students
Train teachers for one day on a project that they could implement in a six week span
Comes out to roughly 24 hrs of curriculum
Project based learning - hands on
Themes in past: Grades K-2 focused on habitat (SF Botanical Gardens), Grades 3-5 focused on mapping Santa Fe (History Museum)
21st Century Learning Curriculum
d. After School Program
Pilot after school for next year
2.5 - 3 hr program at sweeney
Organizations sign up for to two weeks in a row
First week is in the classroom
Second week is a field trip
Budget: $400 a week for 20 wks
Target sweeney b/c they do not have the 21st Century Program
e. Summer Programming
Still a few weeks left to sign up
Just got $15000 secured from county
If you are going to participate and have not turned in curriculum do so
Make sure to indicate the specialty supplies that you may need
III. Close of meeting/Plan for next month
Will be a longer session - 2 hrs, 12-2
April 27 (?)
Summer curriculum must be sent before that meeting so that literacy group can review