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Dr. Dean Spaulding, our TLQP project evaluator from College of Saint Rose, sends us this excellent story from Education Week.
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A recent Binghamton City School District newsletter announces that “Elementary Math Staff Developer Brenda Lidestri has been selected to participate in the 2011 Illuminations Writing Group and Summer Institute, a program of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Brenda was selected as one of just 12 teachers nationwide after submitting a video lesson and two other lesson plans.Participants will collaborate through a series of e-workshops to create lessons and videos that will be published in “Illuminations,” the NCTM’s website that provides resources such as lessons and activities for teaching math. By the end of the program, all participants will have completed two lessons and one video.The summer institute is a week-long residential program held at NCTM headquarters in Reston, VA. Building on the Illuminations Writing Group opportunities, participants will attend face-to-face professional development activities and prepare more resources for the Illuminations library. The group will collaborate to write a unit on a single math topic, and each participant will write an additional individual lesson. The unit of lessons along with the personal lesson will be published on Illuminations.
|Competition for this opportunity was strong. ‘This year’s finalist group was the strongest yet,’ said Julia Zurkovsky, Illumination’s Content Coordinator. ‘You should be proud of your excellent work.’”Brenda has been part of the Teacher Leader Quality Partnership from its beginnings and graduated from Dr. Schmittau’s program here at Binghamton University. CLICK HERE to read the newsletter in its original format.We love this kind of TLQP news!Brenda also did a presentation at the TLQP workshop on Saturday, March 5. Click here to download Brenda’s lesson plans, and for a podcast of highlights click here. Or you can view all of TLQP’s workshop podcasts on iTunesU, where you can subscribe to TLQP!.Brenda’s Chip Trading ProjectCLICK HERE for Brenda’s data from the chip trading work she did. (This is a zip file containing 2 docs and one XLS sheet – There are two tests because one was for first graders and the other was for second graders.) Also, because so many TLQP people also teach ELA, here’s a link to ELA curriculum maps that reflect the CCS..