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)

Don’t forget, this is a SPECIAL TLQP December workshop

Dear TLQP Friends:
December is a busy month for all of us, and we know it! Come to TLQP to talk math and to find respite from holiday stress. Don’t forget to register!

Please join us on Saturday, December 17, for “Baiting the Hook and Reeling Them In: Facilitating Math Discussions” with Professor Rachel Bachman, Weber State University. 

Come discover a new trend in mathematics classrooms across the country called Three-Act Tasks. Learn how these engaging tasks can be used to set the stage for meaningful mathematics discussions in your classroom. Also, come away with strategies to use before, during, and after facilitating these conversations.  

As usual, we’ll have brunch, lunch, free parking, and good times. If we’re lucky and the weather permits, Dr. Sweeney will join us too! This invitation is open to all our TLQP friends in both cohorts: please do come.

Three-Act Tasks
Saturday, 17 December
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (coffee available at 9:30)
Binghamton University, Academic B 124
Park in Visitors’ Parking Lot

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? Let us know.

Three-Act Tasks TLQP Workshop December 17

Dear TLQP Friends:

Please join us on Saturday, December 17, for “Baiting the Hook and Reeling Them In: Facilitating Math Discussions” with Professor Rachel Bachman, Weber State University. 

Come discover a new trend in mathematics classrooms across the country called Three-Act Tasks. Learn how these engaging tasks can be used to set the stage for meaningful mathematics discussions in your classroom. Also, come away with strategies to use before, during, and after facilitating these conversations.  

As usual, we’ll have brunch, lunch, free parking, and good times. If we’re lucky and the weather permits, Dr. Sweeney will join us too! This invitation is open to all our TLQP friends in both cohorts: please do come.

Three-Act Tasks
Saturday, 17 December
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (coffee available at 9:30)
Binghamton University, Academic B 124
Park in Visitors’ Parking Lot

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? Let us know.

Best,
Paul-William and Beth

TLQP Workshop #2 on October 22

Get ready for TLQP workshop #2 on October 22! 

In this workshop we continue our focus on collaborative, creative teaching following Jo Boaler’s work laid out in Mathematical Mindsets. We investigate more “low floor – high ceiling” tasks to improve our ability to create engaging, mathematical discussions in the classroom. Come and work with your colleagues on tasks rich enough to pique your curiosity, connection making, and creativity! The atmosphere will be pleasant and the food good. Let’s have a great Saturday together. As usual, park in the Visitors’ Parking Lot and we will give you a ticket to exit without charge.

Also, don’t forget that TLQP is approved by New York State Education Department for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit. 

TLQP Workshop: Low Floors and High Ceilings
Binghamton University
Saturday, 22 October 2016
Academic B 124
10 to 3 with brunch available from 9:30

This workshop is over.

TLQP Sept. 17 WORKSHOP – archived files

This workshop is over, but here are the files for your review.

Dear TLQP Friends,

Summer has gone by so quickly! Just yesterday we were enjoying the Summer Institute—and now the academic year is upon us again. We look forward to another great year of working with you in the Teacher Leader Quality Partnership project.

We are starting early this year to get in lots of good work. September 17 is our first workshop at Binghamton University, Academic B, Rooms 124 and 125, and you are invited, regardless of whether you work with the Binghamton or the Sage cohort.Come join us as Dr. Sweeney leads us in a close investigation of a current and exciting approach to teaching mathematics suggested in the book Mathematical Mindsets by Dr. Jo Boaler.  Each participant will receive a copy of her book, which provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. We will discuss how Boaler presents mathematics to students, structures the problems, guides students through them, and gives feedback in a way to help students develop a growth mindset. We will follow this theme for several workshops of our TLQPworkshops this year.

Please register for this workshop via this link:  TLQP September Workshop

Park in the Visitors’ Parking Lot south of Bartle Library (we will give you a pass to exit the lot free) and walk down into campus to Academic B, Room 124. We provide a light breakfast to get you started and lunch to keep you going.You will also find an updated campus map as well as our calendar for the year attached. Please mark all the dates on your calendars. We look forward to seeing you.

TLQP Workshop: Mathematical Mindsets

Binghamton University SUNY

Academic B, Rooms 124 and 125

September 17

10 AM to 3 PM with refreshments at 9:30 AM

Brunch, lunch, free parking, intellectually stimulating fun!

Regards,

Paul-William

June TLQP Workshop

Dear Colleagues:
You are invited to Binghamton University for the 13th Annual TLQP Summer Institute, June 27 (Monday) and June 28 (Tuesday). We will meet both days from 10 to 3, with morning refreshments at 9:30. Brunch, lunch, free parking, good ideas to take away, and great conversations! Plus, you can stay in one of the new residence halls overnight. 

What We’ll Focus On
The theme of the institute is Equal Reaction: Connecting Representations to Build Understanding of Mathematical Equivalence. 

What We’ll Do
We will begin by investigating current problems surrounding the understanding of the equal sign and mathematical equivalence. Dr. Rachel Bachman will lead us to explore various hands-on activities to correct and avoid these misconceptions. These activities will draw on familiar manipulatives including base ten blocks, fraction strips, tangrams, and algebra tiles. Activities will also include ideas from Singapore mathematics curriculum and draw upon physical motion activities used in the Math Dance class at Weber State University. As a terrific bonus, Dr. Shannon Hilliker will bring expertise to the discussions in facilitating success for ENL students with the activities shared throughout the two-day institute.

What Our Daily Schedule Will Be

Monday, June 27—We will investigate current problems surrounding how we understand equivalence. We’ll talk about base ten equivalence, do paper folding, make fraction kits, do a candy bar problem and some mental math—and then get loopy!

Tuesday, June 28—Dr. Hilliker will start the day with a discussion about using concrete-pictorial-abstract activities with ENL students. We’ll work with tangrams and algebra tiles, and we’ll build and share lessons, finishing by looking forward to algebra.

Throughout both days, we’ll have time to have Q & A sessions as well as informal conversations with both Dr. Bachman and Dr. Hilliker.

Where We’ll Meet

Please note that this year we are meeting in the University Union West (new Union), rooms 324 and 325. We will have more space there—and the Union is closer to the parking lot and the dormitories! An updated campus map is attached: look for University Union West and Visitors’ Parking Lot (above the Bartle Library).

How To Register
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. We will ask you whether you’ll be at the Institute, when you’ll arrive, whether you plan to stay in the residence hall, whether you have any special dietary needs.

What to Remember
Here’s a recap of everything:
  • TLQP Summer Institute 2016
  • June 27 and June 28—Monday and Tuesday
  • 10 to 3
  • Brunch, Lunch, Goodies
  • Binghamton University Union 324 and 325 West
Questions? Write or call us. We hope to see you there!

MAY TLQP Workshop Materials

Dear TLQP Colleagues:
The May TLQP workshop is just around the corner—this weekend!
Join us May 7 here at Binghamton University for our last regular workshop of the year. Professor Sweeney will lead us through a two-part experience. First, we’ll have a refresher on using patty paper, followed by some classroom-appropriate puzzles to challenge you and to review some basic geometry. Then we’ll take a look at popular mathematics as seen on social networks. We will consider some problems, puzzles, and ideas that have been circulated on Facebook and other popular networks.
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Saturday, May 7
Binghamton University
Academic B 124 & 125

10 AM to 3 PM; refreshments at 9:30*********************************************

THIS EVENT was a great success, but it is now over – but you can download materials here:  May workshop.

TLQP Workshop April 9, 2016 + event materials

Dear TLQP Colleague:Don’t forget the TLQP workshop on Saturday, April 9! In this workshop Dr. Sweeney will lead us in as we explore and deepen our understanding of multiplication. This common mathematical topic can be studied from several viewpoints, and we’ll examine several lesser known methods that will augment our classroom repertoire of teaching and learning strategies.The workshop promises to be enlightening, instructive and fun: do join us!
Binghamton University TLQP Workshop
April 9, 2016
Academic B 124 and 125
10 AM to 3 PM with refreshments available at 9:30
Light breakfast, lunch, and parking passes!
Register via this link. Please take a few moments to register now so that we have an accurate count for food and supplies.
Questions? Write to us!
Best,
Paul-William and Beth
This event is over – for materials, APRIL 9, 2016 MATERIALS zipped files.
Thank you.