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The following is a news release from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Commission. If there are more details that we can provide for you, please feel free to contact us (see Contact Us).
 
 
  TSPC meeting on August 4-6, 2010
  Released: Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 4:00 PM
 
 
 

The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission will meet August 4-6, 2010, at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center, 3075 N. Business 97, Bend, OR in the Deschutes C meeting room. The Executive Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 3, from 10:00 a.m, to 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at the Riverhouse Hotel. The full Commission will convene on Wednesday, August 4, at 8:00 a.m. to consider Preliminary Business, Program Approval issues, Commission business and Licensure issues.

On Thursday, August 5, 2010, the Commission will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. with presentations by Dr. Troy Hutchings on the Role of Higher Education in Ethics Preparation and the Slippery Slope of Teacher Sexual Misconduct followed by Nicole Amador on Pearson NES/ORELA Tests and the "Results Analyzer" for Higher Education and Data Analysis. Continuation of Program Approval issues and Licensure issues will begin at 11:00 a.m. with administrative rule proposals, adoptions and reports near the end of the day.

On Friday, August 6, the full Commission will reconvene in executive session (non-public) for consideration of disciplinary hearings and investigation reports. At the conclusion of executive session, the Commission will meet in public session for adoption of disciplinary orders.

The Agenda has been broken up so that committee issues are distributed throughout the two business days on Wednesday and Thursday in order to accommodate presenters and to support various policy discussions.

Business will include:
* Willamette University ESOL and Reading Programs Modification
* Salem-Keizer Continuing School Counselor Program Approval
* Northwest Christian Post Baccalaureate and Med Proposal
* Northwest Christian University Site Visit Update
* University of Oregon Site Visit Update
* Marylhurst University Site Visit Update
* Budget Issues for 2011
* Civil Rights Test Legal Issues
* New Career and Technical Education Licenses (CTE)
* Scope of Administrator Licenses Meeting Report
* Presentation on the Slippery Slope of Teacher Sexual Misconduct
* Presentation on new Pearson NES/ORELA Tests
* PRAXIS World Language Tests Score Adjustments
* Update on Candidate and Employer Survey
* C-2 Fast Track Audit Update
* Continuing Professional Development Meeting Report
* School Social Worker Licenses
* Accepting Other State Tests
* Autism Specialty Endorsement
* Conditional Assignment Permits (CAP) Analysis
* Administrative Rule Proposals, Adoptions and Reports

The agenda contains the entire list of topics to be considered. You may subscribe for free email notification of future meetings by creating your own Online Service Account. You may also review the agenda and materials from past meetings on our Web site.

Directions to The Riverhouse Hotel

From Northern California
Take I-5 North to Weed, California and take Exit 746 (US 97). Continue North on US 97 for approximately 197 miles into Bend. When in Bend stay left and enter the Bend Parkway. Exit at Revere, go straight through the light and you are now on division St. traveling North. At the next light turn left on Hwy 97. After one light you will see the hotel on your left (west side of Hwy 97) across from the Bend River Mall.

From Redmond Airport
Exit the airport turning left on Airport Way heading towards Bend. You will pass the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center complex on your left. Drive underneath the highway overpass and turn left entering Hwy. 97 traveling South to Bend. You will pass Staples, Home Depot, Target and the Mountain View Mall on your right. Stay in the right lane (and stay right) as you will be on Business 97. You will be in a business district (The Bend Welcome Center, Burger King, Subway) and approximately 1 mile on your right (west side of the street) you will see the Riverhouse.

From Portland Airport
Exit the airport and take I-205 South to I-84 East. Take exit 16 (Wood Village Exit) South towards Gresham. Follow the signs for US 26 East. Continue on US 26 East over Mt. Hood and Government Camp. You will travel through Warms Springs Indian Reservation, then into Madras where US 26 merges with US 97. Continue on US 97 South where you will come to Redmond. Continue on US 97 through Redmond. As you begin to enter Bend on the north end, you will pass Staples, Home Depot, Target and the Mountain View Mall on your right. Stay in the right lane (and stay right) as you will be on Business 97. You will be in a business district (The Bend Welcome Center, Burger King, Subway) and approximately 1 mile on your right (west side of the street) you will see the Riverhouse.

From Seattle
Take I-5 South past Auburn to I-205 (Exit 7) approximately 154 miles. Continue South on I-205 to Oregon. Take Exit 19 to US 26 and follow the directions above "From Portland Airport".

From Eugene/Springfield
Take I-105 East to OR 126 East. Approximately 76 miles you will take US 20 continuing 21 miles to Sisters. You will continue on US 20 for another 20 miles to Bend. You will then take US 97 South into Bend entering from the North end. Stay in the right lane (and stay right) as you will be on Business 97. You will be in a business district (The Bend Welcome Center, Burger King, Subway) and approximately 1 mile on your right (west side of the street) you will see the Riverhouse.

From Salem (Portland Westside)
Take I-5 South to Hwy 22 East (Santiam Hwy). Hwy 22 then merges with Hwy 20. continuing 21 miles to Sisters. You will continue on US 20 for another 20 miles to Bend. You will then take US 97 South into Bend entering from the North end. Stay in the right lane (and stay right) as you will be on Business 97. You will be in a business district (The Bend Welcome Center, Burger King, Subway) and approximately 1 mile on your right (west side of the street) you will see the Riverhouse.

The Riverhouse Hotel
3075 N. Business 97
Bend, Oregon 97701
Hotel Direct (541) 389-3111
Toll Free (866) 558-9893
 

 

  Archived: August 9, 2010  [KR:413-1] 
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