What is Catalyst?
Catalyst is a predominantly teacher driven organization that has its legacy in Second to None. It is co-chaired by a teacher and the AP of instruction. It’s area of interest are school change and staff professional development. Meetings are once a month and open to all.
Members in Attendance: Dottie Burkhart, Kumi Williams, David Jauregui, Carlos Jimenez, Kathleen Wright
Members not in Attendance: Carlos Villagomez, Keisha Marvin, Student reps
Meeting called to order at 3:15. Norms reviewed.
Minutes will be forwarded to all members by Jazz from this meeting and the 12/15/12. They will be reviewed by members and approved at the next meeting.
Reviewed the proposed agenda. Permits? Jazz will check with Maria regarding whether or not the permit has been filed. Dottie will contact Mark about the availability of the auditorium. Dottie will put start and ending times. Room locations – David J. for Bullying. Titles of workshops will be updated.
Career Center, A-30 and A-24. Focus on impact on student achievement and how to use information in classrooms.
We need to have an evaluation form for the entire day. Sign-in sheets for each workshop and a sign-in/sign-out for the day. Jazz will ask Maria to organize.
Panel discussion. Meeting was held on Jan 12th. 25/26 students attended and completed the survey. David shared the surveys. The last panel had 12 students participate. Dottie suggested we select 15 students. No student indicated that they weren’t interested in participating. Committee members reviewed the surveys. Divided students into specific response groups. Question #22 is a “sensitive” issue. There was a discussion about the WASC response regarding the same issue. Students were selected based on responses to survey.
Dottie reviewed the questions used in the last panel. Suggestions were made about possible questions to ask. Committee agreed to the list of questions. Kathleen will facilitate the student panel.
Dottie will touch bases with the some of the students about the panel and committee members will contact/encourage others. Students will be directed to confirm their attendance with Dottie. Kathleen will pick up the breakfast items and meet the students in the David J.’s room. Committee members will encourage staff to sit forward. Dottie will provide Kumi with bulletin points
We will meet on Monday, Jan. 30th., 2:00 pm in the auditorium.