2/17/16 Diploma Taskforce

Diploma Taskforce
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:30 PM (EST)
Indiana Department of Education, Riley Room, South Tower, PNC
302 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Agenda

1. Welcome back!

2.  Share: We Believe…

  • Review Statements

3.  Overview: Special Education

  • Discuss Core 40 committee consideration of students receiving special education service

  • General Diploma and Work Force Ready – why the changes were made

4.  Special Education

  • Dear Colleague Letter

  • ESSA flexibility

  • Current Graduation Data (2014-15) Handout

  • Questions, Conversations, Concerns and Solutions

  • Small Group Activity: Current Reality-End Result

      - Group 1: Discuss Diploma Titles/Names
      - Group 2: Discuss College and Career Planning Focus and Capstone
      - Group 3: Discuss and identify barriers for students earning a Work Force Ready or CCR Diploma

5.  Whole Group Discussion

  • Share possible solutions

6.  Overview: World Languages

  • Discuss Core 40 committee consideration of World Language-Current recommended coursework and Academic Honors
    requirement—and new proposed changes

  • Higher Education outlook

7.  World Languages

  • Share practitioner concerns and recommendations

  • Questions, Conversations, Concerns and Solutions

  • Small Group Activity: Groups 1, 2 and 3: Current Reality-End Result

8.  Whole Group Discussion

  • Share possible solutions

9.  Next Steps

  • Taskforce members reflect on work, solutions

  • Bring a ‘We Believe’…statement to next meeting

10.  Adjourn

  

Next meeting: February 24, 2016