TLQP Math Magic WORKSHOP with DR. SWEENEY

Dear TLQP Friends:

You really don’t want to miss Binghamton University’s next workshop on 21 April, this coming Saturday!

Dr. Sweeney will perform his usual mathematics magic in helping us to consider the connection between mathematical freedom in the classroom and creativity. He will also lead us in extending our discussion of NCTM’s Principles to Actions to the second mathematical practice of the Teaching and Learning Principle.

We also have something special, cool, and useful that will be given only to workshop attendees, and you really don’t want to miss it. Plus, there really is a free lunch—and light breakfast and free parking too!

We hope to see you there. This invitation is open to all our TLQP friends in both cohorts: everyone is welcome.

TLQP Workshop with Dr. Thomas Sweeney​

Saturday, 21 April 2018

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (coffee at 9:30)

Binghamton University, Academic B 124

Park in Visitors’ Parking Lot across from Bartle Library​

Please register via THIS LINK.

Your registering  helps us order the right amount of food and goodies and allows us to prepare your certificate of professional development hours. Please let us know before Thursday the 19th if you can.

Questions? Contact us

APRIL 21 TLQP WORKSHOP with THOMAS SWEENEY RSVP…

Dear TLQP Friends:

You are invited to Binghamton University’s next great workshop on 21 April.

In this workshop we will highlight two sessions: a mysterious, intriguing one and a delightfully informative mathematical one.

We will be cryptic about the former—but be confident that we have a special surprise for everyone attending.

As for the delightfully informative mathematics, we will (a) consider the connection between mathematical freedom in the classroom and creativity; and (b) extend our discussion of NCTM’s Principles to Actions to the second mathematical practice of the Teaching and Learning Principle, viz. implementing tasks promoting reasoning and problem solving. We will investigate a few activities that target both (a) and (b).

And there really is a free lunch—and light breakfast and free parking too!

We hope to see you there. This invitation is open to all our TLQP friends in both cohorts: everyone is welcome.

TLQP Workshop with Dr. Thomas Sweeney​

Saturday,  21 April 2018

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (coffee at 9:30)

Binghamton University, Academic B 124

Park in Visitors’ Parking Lot across from Bartle Library​

Please register via: THIS LINK.

Your registering  helps us order the right amount of food and goodies and allows us to prepare your certificate of professional development hours.

MARCH 10, 2018 TLQP WORKSHOP – Materials for Review

This workshop has ended, but there are materials you can download for your review:

Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction powerpoint presentation

Small-Book-discussion-310

Open Questions and Paralletl Tasks worksheet

OpenQuesnParallelTsk-wrksheet-3-10

Dear TLQP Friends:

​Please join us for our March 10th TLQP Workshop at Binghamton University as we greet warmer weather (we hope)!

Dr. Sweeney has a great program lined up for us.

We will focus on Marion Small’s 2012 classic, Good Questions: Great ways to Differentiate Marthematics Instruction. We will discuss ways to adjust mathematics instruction to meet the needs of students at different developmental levels—a critical element in differentiating instruction for all students. Small focuses on two core strategies for differentiating mathematics instruction: open questions and parallel tasks.

Open questions are framed so that all students can respond, regardless of the stage of mathematical development. We will investigate the process for designing such questions and provide many examples across content strands and grade levels.

Parallel tasks are Small’s version of tiered assignments. With tiered assignments, students all work on the same big idea but are engaged in tasks that reflect different levels of complexity. Designing effective tiered assignments in mathematics demands deep mathematical understanding. The book provides lots of ready-to-go parallel tasks across content strands and grade levels.

Everyone attending will get a copy of the book!

So come, share some professional time with your colleagues.This invitation is open to all our TLQP friends in both cohorts: everyone is welcome.

TLQP Workshop with Dr. Thomas Sweeney​

Saturday, 10 March 2018

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (coffee at 9:30)

Binghamton University, Academic B 124

Park in Visitors’ Parking Lot across from Bartle Library​

Test Creation Process – please review…

Dear TLQP Participants,

I received this note from the Association of NYS Teachers and I thought you might find it helpful.

As we approach the end of 2017 and the start of 2018, there is some key information from SED that we want everyone to have:

1)  Information regarding the Next Generation Standards can be found at http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/teachers/new-york-state-next-generation-mathematics-learning-standards

· the Snapshot is a 1 page highlight of all changes from the CCLS

· the Crosswalk is a more detailed comparison of the Next Gen Standards and CCLS

· the Implementation Timeline explains the entire process from now through the Spring of 2021

· there is also a Glossery of Verbs to assist with the vocabulary used in the standards

2)  If you are interested in getting involved with the test-creation process (everything from item writing to ‘final eyes’ review), visit http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/teacher/home.html  and complete the appropriate application.  SED is always looking for teacher involvement; if you applied in the past and were not selected, it is suggested that you update your information every few years.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or another member of the Executive Board.

From all of us at TLQP, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

On behalf of us all.

Tom, Rachel, Beth & Paul-Wiliam

RSVP for December 16th Workshop…

Dear TLQP Friends,

Don’t forget! The TLQP December Workshop with Dr. Rachel Bachman is about a week away. Join us for a relaxing and entertaining way to spend the day during this hectic time of year. We hope to see you there.

Dr. Rachel Bachman, Assistant Professor at Weber State University in Utah. Dr. Bachman, a graduate of Binghamton’s doctoral program in Mathematics Education, returns every December and June to lead us in a workshop, usually in concert with Dr. Sweeney. This December, however, Dr. Sweeney can’t be with us; he’s having rotator cuff surgery. Tom, we wish you a very speedy healing, and we will miss you!

Dr.  Bachman has, as always,  planned a terrific workshop where you will explore assessment tools to orchestrate class discussions, support productive struggle, plan follow- up lessons, and choose intervention strategies. These  strategies include  unique uses of exit tickets, number talks, manipulatives, and technology. Please bring your favorite assessment questions that have been most enlightening to you about where students are in their understanding. 

So do come, enhance your assessment techniques, and give yourself a pleasant break during this frenzied time of year! 

This invitation is open to all our TLQP friends in both cohorts.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 with Dr. Rachel Bachman

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (coffee at 9:30)

Binghamton University, Academic B 124

Park in Visitors’ Parking Lot across from Bartle LibraryPlease register via this link.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Principles, Action and Techniques to Success 2016-2017 Sage Cohort Math Rules! TLQP

FULL CALENDAR PDF: BU TLQP Calendar 2017-2018 with holidays and events

Principles, Action and Techniques to Success
2016-2017 Sage Cohort Math Rules! TLQP

Dates Workshops, Places, Times, Hours
Fall, 2017

SEPT 30
(Saturday)

Dr. Thomas Sweeney
The Sage Colleges Troy Campus Science Hall 101 10 AM to 3 PM (5 hours)

SEPT Dates
TBA by
Districts

Local curriculum and professional development after- school workshops in each partner
district (2 hours); ESL consulting by arrangement with Dr. Hilliker

OCT 28
(Saturday)

Dr. Thomas Sweeney
The Sage Colleges Troy Campus Science Hall 101 10 AM to 3 PM (5 hours)

OCT Dates
TBA by
Districts

Local curriculum and professional development after- school workshops in each partner
district (2 hours); ESL consulting by arrangement with Dr. Hilliker

Nov. 18
(Saturday)

Dr. Thomas Sweeney
The Sage Colleges Troy Campus Science Hall 101 10 AM to 3 PM (5 hours)

NOV Dates
TBA by
Districts

Local curriculum and professional development after- school workshops in each partner
district (2 hours); ESL consulting by arrangement with Dr. Hilliker

DEC Dates
TBA by
Districts

Local curriculum and professional development after- school workshops in each partner
district (2 hours); ESL consulting by arrangement with Dr. Hilliker

Spring, 2018

FEB Dates
TBA by
Districts

Local curriculum and professional development after- school workshops in each partner
district (2 hours); ESL consulting by arrangement with Dr. Hilliker

MAR 3
(Saturday)

Dr. Thomas Sweeney
The Sage Colleges Troy Campus Science Hall 101 10 AM to 3 PM (5 hours)

MAR Dates
TBA by
Districts

Local curriculum and professional development after- school workshops in each partner
district (2 hours); ESL consulting by arrangement with Dr. Hilliker

APR 14
(Saturday)

Dr. Thomas Sweeney
The Sage Colleges Troy Campus Science Hall 101 10 AM to 3 PM (5 hours)

May
Dates TBA by
Districts

Local curriculum and professional development after- school workshops in each partner
district (2 hours); ESL consulting by arrangement with Dr. Hilliker

June 16
(Saturday)

Dr. Thomas Sweeney
The Sage Colleges Troy Campus Science Hall 101 10 AM to 3 PM (5 hours)

JUNE 25-26
(Monday &
Tuesday)

Dr. Rachel Bachman and Dr. Thomas Sweeney Summer Institute for All Partners
Binghamton University | Academic B 125 & TBA 10 am to 3 pm (10 hours)

JUNE – JULY
Dates TBA by
Districts

Local curriculum and professional development after- school workshops in each partner
district (2 hours); ESL consulting by arrangement with Dr. Hilliker

OCTOBER 21st TLQP WORKSHOP RSVP

Dear TLQP Friends:

​Please join us for our

October 21  • TLQP Workshop at Binghamton University

​ as we launch our year!

Dr. Sweeney has a rich and full year planned for us.

  • First, he will lead us in continuing the work we did last year with Jo Boaler’s Mathematical Mindsets, beginning with a review of  the online course she gave in the summer 2017.
  • In addition to incorporating Boaler’s techniques in our instruction, we will focus on NCTM’s Principles to Action, a book that will be provided to TLQP participants who attend consistently. The first part of the volume specifies eight mathematical teaching practices that are crucial for successful instruction. The second half focuses on the essential elements for Mathematics Teaching Practices to be effective.
  • Along with these two themes, we will also work with the book: Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction. We will also distribute this book to consistent participants. This book is especially helpful because it gives many examples of the two types of questions the book suggests using: open-ended and parallel tasks. 

And some surprises await you!

So come, share some professional time with your colleagues, and start your TLQP year off right.This invitation is open to all our TLQP friends in both cohorts: please do come.

TLQP Kick-Off Workshop with Dr. Thomas Sweeney​

Saturday, 21 October 2017

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (coffee at 9:30)

Binghamton University, Academic B 124

Park in Visitors’ Parking Lot across from Bartle Library​

Please register via

​ THIS LINK.

Your registering is important because it helps us order the right amount of food and goodies and allows us to prepare your certificate of professional development hours.

Questions? Contact us via the information below.

Best,

Paul-William and Beth

TLQP Cohort Calendar for 2017-2018 updated

Dear TLQP Colleagues:
We are sending by attachment this year’s calendar of Teacher Leader Quality Partnership events. This is the Binghamton cohort’s calendar, and Dr. Sweeney will send the Sage cohort’s calendar. Note that the BU initial workshop is October 21(well past Homecoming, in case you were worried about parking!).
Please mark your calendars! Also, look for an invitation/registration form about two weeks before the workshop. Teacher Leaders, if you have new participants, please send us their names and email addresses so that we can sign them up for the list and ensure that everyone receives an invitation.
We hope you are off to an excellent school year. May there be happy students and cheerful teachers all ’round!
Best,
Paul-William & Beth
Updated calendar for you review –

TLQP Summer Institute is over, presentation links are here.

Part one of Powerpoint presentation for Summer Institute is here. Part two is here.
Dear TLQP Colleagues:
 
This is a gentle reminder not to delay registering for the 2017 TLQP Summer Institute. The Office of Residential Life MUST know if you are planning to stay overnight by Thursday, June 15.
 
If you have registered, thank you! We will send housing information to those who are staying in the dorm in the next couple of days. This year, Res Life is housing us in Mohawk, which is close to the Union and Visitors’ Parking lot too! Also, please ask for a dorm parking pass only if you are taking your car. If you are carpooling, only the drivers should request the dorm/overnight passes. 
 
How Do I Sign Up?
We hope you can join us! Please do register soon at this link. We don’t want you to be caught without a room, and we don’t want to run out of parking passes! We apologize, but the link in the previous reminder was not working!
 
Binghamton University TLQP Summer Institute
Unleashing Students’ Potential
June 26 and June 27 (Monday and Tuesday)
10 AM to 3 PM with coffee at 9:30 AM 
University Union 111
 
Where Do I Park?
Park in the Visitors’ Parking lot south of Bartle Library; you will receive a pass to exit without paying. Those of you who stay in the residence halls will also need a special parking pass to park overnight near the dormitory.
 
 
Questions? Contact us!