- Fact Checking: Your re-assigned NAfME division (double-checking your friend’s work) by the end of next week (5:00PM Eastern, Friday, August 21) to ensure accurate info across the board. More detail as needed, especially in the “Structure” and “Guidelines” columns.
- After that, everyone compile the data in your assigned column/demographic for inclusion in the presentation. Some will be easy “number of yes/no,” “number of years.” Others will require more work and may need help from a partner (e.g., Guidelines and Structure).
- THEN, we need to share and start compiling the presentation with salient findings. The more in-depth info we gather this round should give us a few things to discuss at SMTE, as well as springboards for ideas to submit for NAfME. Take note of any of these things (some listed below in our notes).
- Let’s plan to Google Hangout one more time before SMTE, after our data is compiled and we’ve started a PPT (which we can do on Google, as well). Date/time to come as we get school rolling.
- When fact-checking, look closely at those marked “none” and research further to be sure
- Could be state DOE, MEA, or other site
- Swap regions for deeper “double-checking”
- Look for other resources listed
- Report how programs are mentioned on either EA site
- If tied to licensure?
- Focus on funding
- DOE vs. BOE
- Who is really supporting these programs/requirements?
- Note any interesting finds for future (NAfME) presentation ideas
- Especially those that are integrated (MEA and DOE) to possibly serve as future models
- Tally all demographics (per assigned group)
Possible Interesting Points to Focus On at SMTE and/or for NAfME Submission
- Connect to “Race to the Top” and “NCLB”
- How recent these programs are
- What is “claimed” and what actually “is”
- Resources available/listed on websites?
- DOE vs/with MEA
- Differences between both programs
- When MEA exists, does a DOE exist?