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Annual Retreat of the Professional Development Schools Consortium 2009 September 25 2009 8 00 3 00 Erie 1 BOCES Center West Seneca NY Attendance 21 Cooperating Teachers 8 Principals Administrators 32 BSC NCCC Faculty 14 Students and 3 Others attended the meeting for a total of 78 attendees I Welcome Leslie Day welcomed all attendees to the retreat and asked them to fill out the globalization surveys The ACEI award was given during this time PDS Representative John McGowan presented the award to Pamela Weinrieb librarian at Westminster Charter School for her efforts to create a multi cultural library collection Leslie Day recognized the faculty principals mentoring teachers and teacher candidates in attendance First time PDS attendees were asked to stand and introduce themselves These included Laura Klenk Nancy Kenny Carrie Max Kimberly Vaughn Ashlee Amoia Michelle Laesser Jolie Pilsbury Marisa DeBacco and Deepa Govindaraj Dr Nancy Chicola EER Chair made opening remarks thanking the attendees and introducing globalization as the department s key focus this academic year II Announcements and Reports Rachel Barnard graduate assistant gave the website report indicating that the number of PDS website visitors is continuing to increase There were no reports from CEURE or the Educational Foundations department Dr Satasha Green from the Exceptional Education department issued an invitation to the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention PDS Advisory Council slate nominees Maureen Gambino and Kelly Pershyn each shared about themselves and their interest in serving on the Advisory Council Maureen Gambino shared that she has worked in Grand Island schools for 12 years and serves as a mentoring teacher Kelly Pershyn shared that she works at William Street School and uses the Minerva Project in her classroom III Keynote Speaker Deepa Govindaraj After being introduced by Leslie Day keynote speaker Deepa Govindaraj shared her presentation on globalization Govindaraj is a



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