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!

TLQP SUMMER INSTITUTE – RSVP now…

Dear TLQP Friends,

You are invited to the 2017 TLQP Summer Institute, “Unleashing Students’ Potential
​ ​for Mathematics​​,” ​on June 26 and June 27, Monday and Tuesday, at Binghamton University. Workshop leaders will be our long-time and excellent colleagues, Dr. Rachel Bachman and Dr. Thomas Sweeney.

We invite you to come to Binghamton, stay in BU’s very nice residence halls, enjoy meals together, and talk mathematics for two days. We provide free breakfast, lunch, parking, and overnight lodging.

What Will We Be Doing?
This year we have spent considerable time reviewing and discussing the ideas and methods in Jo Boaler’s Mathematical Mindsets and Cathy Humphreys’ and Ruth Parker’s Number Talks Matter.

A theme common to both books is that we can help students learn more and understand student mathematics better when we help them approach the subject with a positive growth mindset, creativity, and computational flexibility—and when we help them connect interrelated concepts and techniques.

On the other hand, the situation we often see in the classroom is distressing. Unmotivated students, poor classroom performance, students who do not believe they can achieve, conditioned responses, negative messages, fixed mindsets—these factors often combine to create apathetic, bored students.

The Summer Institute will provide teachers with strategies and techniques to counteract this damaging student propensity. Several workshops will help you build a positive growth mindset by overriding automatic responses so common in our students. Other sessions will focus on heterogeneous group work in problem solving and on using open and rich classroom tasks.

We will continue working from Jo Boaler’s book. Dr. Rachel Bachman will develop the theme of Unleashing Students’ Potential through Warm Up Exercises and share techniques for initiating growth in mindset thinking in the classroom. Dr. Tom Sweeney will lead us in thinking about Unleashing Student Potential with activities related to Boaler’s book.

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!

Binghamton University TLQP Summer Institute
Unleashing Students’ Potential​ for Mathematics​
June 26 and June 27 (Monday and Tuesday)
10 AM to 3 PM with coffee at 9:30 AM
University Union 111

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 near the dormitory.

Again, you can register at this link​.

Questions? Contact us!

TLQP WORKSHOP MAY 13 – RSVP

Dear TLQP Friends:

Please join us for our  May 13 TLQP  Workshop at Binghamton University as we continue our discussion of number talks.

As you  all know, mathematically powerful classrooms support students in sense-making— that is,  exploring, conjecturing and building on other ideas both individually and collectively. “Number Talks” are a means of making such exciting and productive mathematical discussions take place in your classroom.  In our last workshop, we  talked about strategies for subtraction and multiplication. This time, we focus on strategies for addition and division for whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. One of our related investigations aims to help students discover why the “invert and multiply” rule is valid.

Come, share some professional time with your colleagues, and find out more about this effective and engaging teaching strategy.

We will provide brunch, lunch, free parking, and some great number talk! This invitation is open to all our TLQP friends in both cohorts: please do come.

TLQP Number Talks Workshop with Dr. Thomas Sweeney
Saturday,  13 May 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (coffee available 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

pburch@binghamton.edu & bburch@binghamton.edu

TLQP workshop April 1

Dear TLQP Friends:
 
​Please join us for our April 1 TLQP workshop at Binghamton University and begin the month with a great professional development adventure.
 
On April 1, we expand one of the concepts Jo Boaler claims leads to high student achievement—number sense. Our development will follow Cathy Humphrey’s and Ruth Parker’s approach as set forth in their book Number Talks.  
 
Number talks are powerful tools for helping students develop computational fluency. They are short classroom discussions with students about how to solve a particular mental math problem. The focus is not on the correct answer but on possible methods of finding the answer.
 
Come, share some professional time with your colleagues, get a book, and find out more about this effective and engaging teaching strategy.
 
We will provide brunch, lunch, free parking, and some great number talk!

This invitation is open to all our TLQP friends in both cohorts: please do come.

 
TLQP Number Talks Workshop with Dr. Thomas Sweeney​
Saturday, 

​1 April
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (coffee available at 9:30)
Binghamton University, Academic B 124
Park in Visitors’ Parking Lot

​ across from Bartle Library​
 

This event is over.

TLQP workshop on March 18th MATERIALS for your review…

Dear TLQP Friends:

Binghamton is thawing, and we’re looking forward to warmer weather and a spring full of TLQP workshops—beginning March 18! 

Please join us on Saturday, March 18, for  our last workshop focusing on Jo Boaler’s Mathematical Mindsets.

Dr. Sweeney will  lead us as we . . . . 

  • reflect on issues of equity and teaching math
  • consider the homework question
  • investigate the painted cube problem from Boaler’s book
  • and finally, consider assessments.

Assessments give us a marvelous opportunity to provide students with information about their learning.

Considerable research evidence showthat a change from grading to providing diagnostic comments impacts student achievement positively.

As always, we’ll have brunch, lunch, free parking, and good conversation. This invitation is open to all our TLQP friends in both cohorts: please do come.

Jo Boaler Finale—and More

Saturday,18 March

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

Binghamton University, Academic B 124

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER – but you can download the workshop materials here:

Practice Assessing student work – g3

Practice Assessing student work – g6

PaintedCube-HO

1-8 Math Puzzles

Workshop 4 Binghamton Powerpoint in pdf format (for easy download)