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2021 Increase Teachers of Color Act Forum - Shared screen with speaker view
Timothy Berry
37:48
Greetings, Everyone.
Jean Haar
01:05:58
Are there some common barriers encountered each year when presenting the proposed legislation?
Keisha Davis
01:07:26
Is there anywhere you can point to for me to help those teachers of color who were the last ones in the district and because of cuts, are the first ones out of the district? Seniority/years in. People of Color and Amer. Indian staff are unable to get tenure due to them just being hired.
Victor Cole, Metro State U
01:08:22
what are the statistics for attrition for 2 year programs versus transfer and 4 year programs? where are we "losing" the teacher candidates of TOCAIT?
Linette Manier
01:11:32
At two-year institutions, full-time students are statistically likely to complete and transfer. Percentages at Normandale continue to improve.
Paul Winkelaar Ed MN He Him
01:11:41
I can give a bit of insight into the ethnic studies pd and ethnic studies group if you want
Roberta Hernandez (she/her)
01:11:53
Yes, Paul.
Betty H Greene
01:12:21
Can you give info on how to join Ethnic Studies coalition?
Betty H Greene
01:12:44
How do we access the social studies draft?
Roberta Hernandez (she/her)
01:13:00
Is that the Education Liberation Network doing their Ethnic Studies work?
Maria-Renee Grigsby
01:13:32
Yes, Ed Lib is one network that are doing ethnic studies work
Angelica T-O
01:15:34
Here is the Social Studies draft @betty: https://education.mn.gov/mdeprod/idcplg?IdcService=GET_FILE&dDocName=PROD034380&RevisionSelectionMethod=latestReleased&Rendition=primary
Becky LaPlant She/Her/Hers
01:16:14
Hi Paul - up here in Grand Rapids we're wondering who in the house and senate are caring the bill and which professional teacher organizations are supporting the bill? Thank you!
Angelica T-O
01:16:39
Here's the survey to submit your responses about the draft. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/28NVS33
Maria-Renee Grigsby
01:20:25
The Achievement and Integration statue requires that districts who receive A and I funding are required to provide students access to a diverse teaching staff. Is there a way to enforce what this since it is already a statute?
Paul Winkelaar Ed MN He Him
01:21:10
Lots of those integration plans are SOOOO week.
Angelica T-O
01:22:16
The survey includes jargon that is specific to social studies and/or standards work. I highly recommend to email Doug (doug.paulson@state.mn.us) and Filiz (filiz.yargici@state.mn.us) from MDE directly to support having Ethnic Studies reflected throughout the SS standards as well as having it as a 5th strand. Here are some talking points created by Navigate/Unidos that can help. We appreciate everyone's support in this. A quick email will help as public comments close on Jan 4th and the standards review committee will be meeting on Jan 11th: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11-mZ5B10G12Bb903vBZIm7LNG4gnupm8/view
Eugene Piccolo
01:24:26
How many TOCAIT graduates are there a year vs how many of those graduates find a job in schools in Minnesota? How many stay in teaching after 1- 3 years?
Becky LaPlant She/Her/Hers
01:24:35
Thank you, Paul.
Peg Lonnquist PhD
01:25:41
Congrats on all of these great steps and thanks! I have to head to a bi-coastal Solstice party . . . the light is returning!
Roberta Hernandez (she/her)
01:28:04
For those interested in research regarding BIPOC educators and their experiences and what is supportive, I recommend Dr. Rita Kohli. Her qualitative research is the best out there.
Ea Porter (she/her)
01:28:04
It sounds as if Minneapolis College has Education Prep classes. Do we know if the Tribal Colleges have anY?
Pat Medure, ISD 318
01:30:34
Which professional education organizations are supporting the bill? MSBA, ED MN, Supers etc
Becky LaPlant She/Her/Hers
01:31:12
Itasca Community College received funding to do concurrent intro to teaching courses in area high schools with an Ojibwe cultural focus.
Betty H Greene
01:32:05
Is the previous slide on your website?
Eugene Piccolo
01:32:19
How are we going to know if state is making progress if no one gathers information on how many TOCAITs get jobs in MN, or what the retention rate is for TOCAITs?
Paul Winkelaar Ed MN He Him
01:32:35
Could an Education Support Professional get the grow your own $ and the scholarship a the same time?
Becky LaPlant She/Her/Hers
01:36:14
I should know this but I don't - wondering if you've connected with the Understand Native Minnesota Initiative, supported by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
Roberta Hernandez (she/her)
01:37:06
I have heard through the years from so many BIPOC educators as to why they left. When I ask the school or district, I hear a different story. This is a consistent practice.
rahmo_ali
01:37:07
Would this powerpoint be shared after the session? This is so helpful
rahmo_ali
01:37:36
Thank you so much!
Linette Manier
01:37:44
TOCAIT complete 86 credits prior to student teaching. We need these candidates to begin their teaching journey early on.
Regina Seabrook
01:38:32
Please talk to your legislators, your friends, community members, family members and everyone else!
Betty H Greene
01:40:16
I have to leave at 5:30 but will participate until then.
Linette Manier
01:41:08
I must leave now. Thank you!
TIFFANY WILLIAMS-RICE
02:00:51
The removal of the exams
Ea Porter (she/her)
02:01:46
Removal of the exams. But we need more principals and superintendents of color.
Ea Porter (she/her)
02:01:59
Thank you, I have to go!
Jennifer Mueller
02:02:53
Getting systems to collaborate and work together is challenging but necessary. Higher Ed, PK-12, MDE, PELSB, legislature - there is a lot we don't know about each other's work
Ruth Anne Olson
02:03:35
Gen’l sense in our group that it is the totality … maybe not one piece over another.
Timothy Berry
02:04:05
I like the pressure being put on to remove the barriers of exams. I also am excited about the prospects of the support to recruit and onboard/induct new TOCAIT into schools.
Jennifer Mueller
02:05:41
Agree, Paul - we ALL need to be good at this work, and have the capacity to do so
Amber Jones
02:07:41
agreed
Jeannine Erickson
02:07:45
100%
Meron Joseph
02:08:13
Meron Joseph
Meron Joseph
02:08:22
Meron Joseph
Meron Joseph
02:08:35
meronsg2@gmail.com
Ruth Anne Olson
02:08:41
olson248@gmail.com
Jeannine Erickson
02:08:44
And more accessible to students as well. Cuz this will impact them the most
Gloria - she, her
02:09:23
Our small group also talked about the importance of creating a letter/script that people can work from when contacting legislators
Gloria - she, her
02:09:38
I’d love to help work on this: gloria.narabrook@gmail.com
Irene Mineoi
02:11:13
^^ If this is helpful to anyone, our PR coordinator at South High School, Minneapolis Public Schools, Lisa Ramirez put this together
Jeannine Erickson
02:11:29
Thanks Irene! Lovely to see you ;)
Irene Mineoi
02:11:42
You too ;)
Daniel
02:11:59
I can help to translate the script in Amharic.
Daniel
02:12:30
This is Daniel, danielsahille@gmail.com
Angelica T-O
02:12:32
Here's the website version too from South High's BIPOC group created from Paul's slides. Great to share with students and families. Bullet point format :-): https://south.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/toca_summary_final.pdf
Ruth Anne Olson
02:12:36
Daniel, could you share
Gloria - she, her
02:12:51
Daniel that’s a great idea
Timothy Berry
02:16:20
YES! Concrete!
Jeannine Erickson
02:16:44
Another thing in regards to contacting leglisators,etc.that our group discussed is creating a prescript email or prescript for an insta post that people can easily utilize
Felicia Leammukda
02:18:42
can you share the chat when you share the ppt please?
Angelica T-O
02:19:57
Roberta and anyone else interested in the Ethnic Studies bill. Elementary language are in lines 2.9 and 4.14 in the bill (in short, it would be the ES board that would put those details together - but yes elementary is included in the bill!) Rep Fue Lee is the author and it is still being updated by the Coalition. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF4663&type=bill&version=0&session_year=2020&session_number=0
Meron Joseph
02:21:03
I have to go. Thank you so much . This was very informative. Looking forward to working together to get this done.
Gloria - she, her
02:22:16
Anyone else who is interested in helping creating messaging, please share your email in the chat
Roberta Hernandez (she/her)
02:22:42
Thanks, Angelica!
TIFFANY WILLIAMS-RICE
02:23:11
tiffany.williamsrice@gmail.com-Please send me a copy of the talking points to share
Jennifer Mueller
02:23:23
Thank you!
Roberta Hernandez (she/her)
02:23:57
Yes, thanks for doing all this work to inform us. It helps us inform our networks!
Barbara Williams
02:23:59
Thank you so much!
Irene Mineoi
02:24:00
Thank you to everyone who has done work on this proposed bill! We appreciate all the work you have done to get it to this point.
TIFFANY WILLIAMS-RICE
02:24:03
Thanks!
Cliff Vrieze
02:24:13
Reach out state to community education etc. leaders in Worthington, Willmar, i.e. Outstate communities with persons of color and American Indians. I heard/saw no one from those outstate areas except Grand Rapids.
Pat Medure, ISD 318
02:24:15
Thank you, Great Information
YRB
02:24:20
Thanks really - what a great group here tonight!
Jayant Anand
02:24:22
Thanks.
Kristen Campbell
02:24:25
Thank you all!
Timothy Berry
02:24:26
Thank you everyone!
Regina Seabrook
02:24:34
Thank you!
Victor Cole, Metro State U
02:24:38
Thank you, Regina, Remi, and Paul.... et al.
Angelica T-O
02:24:50
Thank you Paul, Regina and everyone who coordinated this forum. Nice to see everyone!
Gloria - she, her
02:24:51
Goodnight, everyone!
Becky LaPlant She/Her/Hers
02:24:51
Thank you!
Ruth Anne Olson
02:24:58
thanks all!