SIMRA Meeting (Invitation Only)

October 19 8am – 3pm

8:00 Welcome and Call to Order – Alan Griffin, President
8:15 Minutes from 2015 ACTS Conference – Elizabeth Flasnick, Secretary
8:20 Financial Report – Marcie Buckle, Treasurer
8:25 ACTS update – Randy Lee, Vice President
8:30 SIMRA Initiatives – All

  1. Policies and Procedures – Bylaws, Finances, etc.
  2. Tools of the Trade – Standards, Rubrics, and Criteria
    1. IMET and EQUIP
    2. 10 Criteria
    3. Rubrics and Tools from the States
  3. OER
  4. SIMRA and Local Control
  5. Collections and Aggregated Data
  6. Dealing with Digital Materials
    1. Cataloging – ISBNs? DOI?
    2. Sampling and Logins
    3. Specific Rating Criteria

11:30 Luncheon
1:00 New Directions and Trends
2:00 State Profiles and Reports
3:00 Adjourn

What is SIMRA?
The State Instructional Materials Review Association is dedicated to the process of thorough and ongoing review of curriculum materials, to insure that they (1) are aligned to core standards, (2) are accessible to all students, and (3)demonstrate high quality in both physical characteristics and pedagogical design. For more information please contact Alan Griffin, President.

Registration Fees
Each SETDA member state is eligible to have two members attend the event with no registration fee. States with three or more attendees will have a $295 registration fee for each additional attendee. Please note: In most cases, the SIMRA member will be required to pay the registration fee. Any SIMRA members ONLY attending the October 19 event will also be required to pay the full $295 registration fee. SETDA will invoice registration fees directly to registered participants as appropriate. Contact Christine Fox with questions.

Hotel Reservations
To reserve your room with SETDA’s special room rate, please visit SETDA’s reservations page.  The rate is $239 per night and the deadline is September 8.

For more information: To learn more about SETDA’s Title IIA Collaborative, please contact Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director at 202-715-6636 or [email protected].

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