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)

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