Archive for the ‘Teacher Leadership’ Category

Tap Meeting November 16, 2011

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

T/LQP Professional Development Program
Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP) – Agenda: 11/16/2011
Thomas Reynolds Center

4:30 – 4:45 Registration /Welcome / Sign-in (Update TAP Mailing list)
4:45 – 5:45 Peer Review: Making Tracks
Presenter: Paul Young, Ph.D.
Facilitator: Pam Hays Recorder: Jennifer Twist
Presentation: 10 minutes (Clarifying Questions)
Quiet Time: 10 minutes
Feedback: 5 minutes
Response: 5 minutes
Open Conversation: 20 minutes
Reflection: 2 minutes
Summary: 3 minutes
Criteria for Reporting
1) Relation to the standards
2) Intellectual Challenge
3) Assessment Plan
4) Engagement / Inquiry
5) Adaptability
6) Technology Integration
7) Presentation /Implications

5:45 -6:00 Welcome and Updates / Thank you to our Steering Committee
• TAP meetings are scheduled from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
• Approve a TAP meeting Tentative Schedule:
*TAP Meeting: October 4, 2011: Wick Board Room
TAP Meeting: November 16, 2011: Wick Board Room
TAP Meeting: January 12, 2012: TBD
TAP Meeting: March 13, 2012: TBD
TAP Meeting: May 21, 2012: TBD
Topics for upcoming planning (steering) committee meetings
TLQP Procedures: Connie
Website: Jennifer Twist, Pat Loncto, John Zaepfel
Common Core updates: Jennifer Molfese, Melanie Koch
6:00 – 6:30 Updates
- Budget and Final Report completed
- Deadline post marked by October 31, 2011
- 2011-2012 Project Approved
- Goals, action plan and needs assessment need to be submitted electronically
o Goals can be modified and update through the year
• Goals are required for
• summer project
• payment for action team work
• supply credit
- requests needs to be linked to a project goal
o Follow-up – Grade 5 Science Activities – Rod Doran, Ph.D.

• Teaching to the Standards Class (327/518)
• Mini-Grant Update – Six project teachers have scheduled mid-term reviews
• Equipment / Books Sign Out / Resources / Class Visits
• The Accreditation process (TEAC / RATE) / our role
• Selected Action Teams Review /Schedule (Paid)
• Data Strategies
• Equity / GESA
• Classroom Management (Ask Dennis)
(Functional Behavior Plan/ Intervention Plan / Single Subject Research)
- Social Skills Training
• Literature Circle: Productive Group Work by Frey, Fisher, and Everlove
• Technology: Advanced (multiple session mini-courses)
• Sunshine (1 hour / person)
• Collegial Circles (In-kind)
• Equity
• Technology: Basic Level (single monthly sessions)
• Classroom Management (Ask Dennis)
• Literature Circle
• Book Club / Study Group
- URL for Project web site:

http://www.daemen.edu/academics/centersinitiatives/TeacherLeadershipQualityPartnership/Pages/default.aspx

Technology support – John Zaepfel: e-mail: jzaepfel@daemen.edu and office phone: 839-8312
URL for preview of new Website (http://my.daemen.edu/offices/tlqp/tlqp.php)
• Professional Development opportunities
• Co-sponsor with Parent Network (November 3, 2011 at the Heartstone Manor)
-Dr. Ross Greene – Handout (Empathy, Identifying the problem, Invitation)
• STANYS 116th Annual Conference (November 5-9, 2010 in Rochester)
STANYS Conference – Attendees:
Melanie Koch, Pam Hays, Sarah Shugarts, Tristan D’Angelo, Lenore Patrone
Rod Doran, Jeff Arnold
• Buffalo Museum of Science

6:30 – 6:45 Set Agenda for our next meeting

6:45 – 7:00 Evaluation / Feedback

A $35 supplies credit will be recorded for each TAP member attending the meeting. Only teachers/administrators currently teaching in a Buffalo School are eligible to redeem the credits. After June, to redeem up to $70 in outstanding credits you must attend our summer project and complete the Goal/Action plan/ Needs Assessment package. The terms and conditions of supplies credit are subject to change after review by our steering committee.

Support for the development and production of this material was provided by a grant under the New York State Higher Education Teacher / Leadership Quality Partnership program administered by the New York State Education Department.

• Summer Programs – Location TBA
• Science Assessment Workshop: June 25 – 29, 2012
• Learning Community: July 9-13 and July 16-20, 2012
• Optional workweek: July 23 – July 27, 2012
• Cooperating Teacher / New Teacher Institute: July 23 – July 27, 2012

• A Tentative Schedule of our Upcoming Events
*Steering Committee
Meeting: September 28, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
*TAP Meeting: October 4, 2011: Wick- Board Room
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Literature Circle: October 18, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Planning Steering Committee: October 19, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Classroom Management: October 24, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
*Steering Committee Meeting: November 2, 2011: TBA
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Equity: November 15, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room (T)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: November 16, 2011: Wick-Board Room
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Literature Circle: November 22, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Classroom Management: November 28, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room (T)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sorting Action Team Meeting: December 29, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: January 3, 2012: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room (T)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: January 12, 2011: TBA
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: February 29, 2012: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: March 13, 2012: TBA
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: May 16, 2012: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: May 21, 2012: TBA
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

New Planning Steering Committee (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM) Dates:
October 19, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
November __, 2011: Location: TRC – Board Room: Resource Allocation
December __, 2011: Location: TRC – Board Room: Review Action Plan / Product / Schedules
January __, 2012: Location: TRC: – Board Room Summer Program Update
June __, 2012: Committee Chairs provide updates on progress

Technology Collegial Circles:
Google Documents: October 26, 2011: TBA
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Dreamweaver: December 1, 8, 15, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dreamweaver students sessions:
January 5, 6, 9, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. – noon
May 17, 18, 21, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. – noon

Tags:
Posted in Teacher Leadership | No Comments »


Steering Committee Meeting 11/2/2011

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

T/LQP Professional Development Program
Steering Committee meeting – Agenda: 11/2/2011
Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room / Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Optional Follow-up: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

In Attendance:

Greetings: Welcome
Old Business: Review meetings minutes from last meeting / Review updated master schedule
Time Log / Goals
• Complete time logs:
Time logs cannot be altered after the meeting
– Two-hour steering committee meeting with one-hour optional follow-up
• Original time log and journals – are kept by Jeff / Pay at the end of January and June
• Goals Update: Set and type clear goals – with assessment criteria – Post samples on-line
TAP/ Steering Committee dates (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
*Steering Committee Meeting: November 2, 2011
Steering Committee Meeting: January 3, 2012: TRC Board Room
Steering Committee Meeting: February 29, 2012: TRC Board Room
Steering Committee Meeting: May 16, 2012: TRC Board Room

Planning Steering Committee (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM) Dates:
October 19, 2011: Location: TRC – Topic: STANYS Conference
November:
December:
January:
Topics: TLQP rules and procedures / Web site / On-line review / Peer Review Video
Summer program, Article, Open discussion

Review: TAP Meetings Schedule and TAP Agenda for next meeting

Acknowledgement – and thanks

STANYS Conference
Attendees
Melanie Koch, Pam Hays, Sarah Shugarts, Tristan D’Angelo, Rod Doran, Jeff Arnold
STANYS Presentation
- Confirmation / Conference Schedule
- Advanced Organizer
- Membership / Registration
- Hotel
- Travel
- Food
- New Criteria for Reporting Form
- PowerPoint (Agenda)
- Video
- Learning Experience (Copies)

Committee Reporting Out Updates
• Data Strategies
• Equity / GESA
• Classroom Management (Ask Dennis)
• Literature Circle
• Technology: Advanced (multiple session mini-courses)-(Marian)
• Sunshine (1 hour / person) – (Marian)
• Sorting –
• Awards Committee (Connie / Catherine)
• Website (http://my.daemen.edu/offices/tlqp/tlqp.php)
• Teaching to the Standards
• Others: Statewide Conference / Dissemination / On-line Courses /Grants /Video

Tags:
Posted in Teacher Leadership | No Comments »


Steering and TAP meeting Fall 11

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Daemen College TLQP Program
TAP Steering Committee meeting – Agenda: 9/28/2011
Thomas Reynolds Center – Board Room
Time: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

In Attendance:

Greetings: Welcome
Old Business: Review Purpose of meeting:
TAP Steering committee meetings are scheduled to develop a TAP Agenda
• Provide updates
• Set program goals / direction
Planning Steering committee meetings are scheduled to coordinate committee work:
• Appoint committee chair
• Set goals
• Set priorities
• Identify roles and function of committee
• Identify Products / assessments
• Allocate resources (Provide a budget)
• Report progress
• Summer Program Planning
Time Log / Goals
• Complete time logs:
Time logs cannot be altered after the meeting –
– Two-hour steering committee meeting with one-hour optional follow-up
• Original time log and journals – are kept by Jeff / Pay at the end of January and June
• Goals Update: Set and type clear goals – with assessment criteria – Post samples on-line
Review: Meetings Schedule and TAP Agenda

Focus Topics:
Select Technology Topics / Tentative Dates:
- Collegial Circles Topics
o Smart Boards:
o Dreamweaver: December 1, 8, 15, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
o Dreamweaver students sessions:
• January 5, 6, 9, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. – noon
• May 17, 18, 21, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. – noon
o Goggle Documents / Calendar:
o Photoshop:
o Video taping and editing (flip camera):
o Publisher:
- Action Team
o Illustrator / Learning Experience / Lesson Study
• Six two (2) hour sessions from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
o PowerPoint
o Epsilon: e-portfolio
o Word
o Excel
o Access
o Prezi

The following Action Teams have been suggested as possible options for this year:
• Action Teams Review / Schedule
Data Strategies (Paid)
• Equity / GESA
• Classroom Management
• Assessment
• Literature Circle
Standards Based Instruction (Paid)
• Teaching to the Standards (EDU 327) – study guides / assistance / learning experiences
• Lesson Study
• Web Based learning experiences
• Learning Units
• Web Site Review
• Peer Review Video
• Community Outreach
• Technology: Advanced Sessions: Dreamweaver, Publisher, Photoshop, Excel, Illustrator
• Collegial Circles (in-kind)
• Equity
• Technology: Introduction Sessions
• Classroom Management
• Book Club / Study Group
• Professional Development opportunities can be requested to assist committee members in meeting approved goals.

Requests to schedule consultations and/or peer review can be made directly to Jeff Arnold (the project director). Possible requests may include:
Consultations / Incubator reviews
Fish Bowl Review
Project Review
Regional Reviews (Science)
State Reviews (Science)

T/LQP Professional Development Program
Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP) – Agenda: 10/4/2011
Wick – Board Room

4:30 – 4:45 Registration /Sign-in (Update TAP participant list / Google Doc)
4:45 – 5:00 Welcome and Updates / Thank you to our Steering Committee
• TAP meetings are scheduled from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
• Approve a TAP meeting Tentative Schedule:
TAP Meeting: October 4, 2011: Wick – Board Room
TAP Meeting: November 16, 2011: TBA
TAP Meeting: January 12, 2012: TBA
TAP Meeting: March 13, 2011: TBA
TAP Meeting: May 21, 2011: TBA
5:00 – 5:45 Welcome and Updates
• GESA updates from August / Equity committee September 20, 2011
• Classroom Management / September 26, 2011
• Project web site initiative – Review and Revise

http://www.daemen.edu/academics/centersinitiatives/TeacherLeadershipQualityPartnership/Pages/default.aspx

• Final Report (10-11) due October 31, 2011
• New Project (11-12) Reapplication pending at a proposed 15% decrease in funding
• Goals / Action plan / Needs Assessment – Submitted electronically
• Develop TLQP handbook – Thank you Connie
Follow-up at a Planning Steering Committee
• Teaching to the Standards Class (327/518)
• Mini-Grant Update – Six teachers
• Equipment / Books / Resources / Class Visits
- On-line Sign Out / In protocol
• The Accreditation process (TEAC / RATE) / our role
• Action Teams Review /Schedule (Paid upon completion of work product)
• Data Strategies (Connie)
• Equity / GESA (Catherine) – Teacher Beliefs –possible article
• Classroom Management (Ask Dennis) Book :123 Magic
(Functional Behavior Plan/ Intervention Plan / Single Subject Research)
• Literature Circle; Productive Group Work- Frey, Fisher, Everlove (Pam)
• Sorting
• Technology: Advanced (multiple session mini-courses)
John Arnold: Lesson Study
Adobe Illustrator – Six (6) two hour sessions (4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
• Sunshine (1 hour / person)- (Marian)
• Collegial Circles (In-kind – not paid – no work product is required)
• Equity
• Classroom Management (Ask Dennis)
• Book Club / Study Group
• Technology: Basic Level (single monthly sessions)
Cathy Zawodzinski and John Zaepfel; Technology support – please make request on back of evaluation form
SmartBoards/ Video Taping/ Virtual field trips/ PowerPoint/
Epsilon: e-portfolio,Word, Excel, Access, Prezi
(Addressed: On-line posting and graphic design)
• Professional Development opportunities
• Co-sponsor with Parent Network (November 3, 2011 at the Hearthstone Manor)
• STANYS 116th Annual Conference (November 6 – 9, 2011 in Rochester)
- Registration Forms / Workshop offerings
- Presentation plan / assistance
o Call for co-presenters
• Buffalo Museum of Science
• Review program schedule

5:45 – 6:30 Dr. Rod Doran – Science Articles
An Invitation for discussion and explore possibilities*
A Collection for Kindergarten through Grade 5
List of Materials for Measuring in Science
Measuring in Science — An Activity for Third Graders
• Data collection Sheet
Grade 5 Grandpa Science Activity
Follow-up
Writing Articles / support
Leaning experience Development
Learning progression
Support / Incentives

6:30 – 6:45 Set Agenda for our next meeting

6:45 – 7:00 Evaluation / Feedback

Reading Circle Resources: TBA

A $35 supplies credit will be recorded for each TAP member attending the meeting. Only teachers/administrators currently teaching in a Buffalo School are eligible to redeem the credits. After June, to redeem up to $70 in outstanding credits you must attend our summer project and complete the Goal/Action plan/ Needs Assessment package. The terms and conditions of supplies credit are subject to change after review by our steering committee.

Support for the development and production of this material was provided by a grant under the New York State Higher Education Teacher / Leadership Quality Partnership program administered by the New York State Education Department.

• Extend our protocol
• Write an Article
• Infuse a literature connection
• Use materials in class
• Classroom help and support to implement in classroom
• Collect student work
• Write as learning experience
• Explore on-line versions of tasks
• Research differences between on-line and hands-on tasks
• Design template for a learning progression
• Develop single task – pre/post assessments / LEs
• Infuse ELA Common Core (Science)– Anticipating a shift in Science Standards (skills based)

• A Tentative Schedule of our Upcoming Events
*Steering Committee
Meeting: September 28, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
*TAP Meeting: October 4, 2011: Wick- Board Room
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Literature Circle: October 18, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Planning Steering Committee: October 19, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Classroom Management: October 24, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
*Steering Committee Meeting: November 2, 2011: TBA
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Equity: November 15, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room (T)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: November 16, 2011: TBA
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Classroom Management: November 28, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room (T)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sorting Action Team Meeting: December 29, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: January 3, 2012: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room (T)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: January 12, 2011: TBA
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: February 29, 2012: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: March 13, 2012: TBA
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: May 16, 2012: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: May 21, 2011: TBA
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

New Planning Steering Committee (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM) Dates:
October __, 2011:
November __, 2011: Location: TRC – Board Room: Resource Allocation
December __, 2011: Location: TRC – Board Room: Review Action Plan / Product / Schedules
January __, 2012: Location: TRC: – Board Room Summer Program Update
June __, 2012: Committee Chairs provide updates on progress

Technology Collegial Circles:
Google Documents: October 26, 2011: TBA
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Dreamweaver: December 1, 8, 15, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dreamweaver students sessions:
January 5, 6, 9, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. – noon
May 17, 18, 21, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. – noon

Summer Programs – Location TBA
Science Assessment Workshop: June 25 – 29, 2012
Learning Community: July 9-13 and July 16-20, 2012
Optional workweek: July 23 – July 27, 2012
Cooperating Teacher / New Teacher Institute: July 23 – July 27, 2012

Tags: ,
Posted in Teacher Leadership | No Comments »


TAP Meeting – May 2011

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

T/LQP Professional Development Program
Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP) – Agenda: 5/25/2011
Thomas Reynolds Center

4:30 – 4:45 Registration /Sign-in (Update TAP Mailing list)
4:45 – 5:00 Welcome and Updates / Thank you to our Steering Committee
• TAP meeting schedule (meetings are scheduled from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM):
TAP Meeting: May 25, 2011: TRC Board Room
• Planning Steering committee:
• June 15, 2011 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM in TRC Board Room
- Site visit – Mr. David Lovell – TLQP statewide coordinator
• July 7, 2011 from 10:00 AM – Noon in Business 201
• August 1, 2011 from 10:00 AM – Noon in Business 201
• Tentative TAP Meeting schedule 2011-2012:
October 4, 2011 from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm (initial meeting – Location TBD)
5:00 – 5:30 Welcome and Updates
• Appreciation / Awards Dinners
ß Education Department – May 18, 2011
• Congratulations – Delores Anderson and Vivian Newman
ß STANYS – May 24, 2011
• Congratulations – Mariusz Kozik, Ph.D. and Robert Martin
• Registration for Summer Projects
- Goals, action plan and needs assessment need to be submitted electronically
o Post on TLQP server
- Goals can be modified and updated through out the year
o Goals are required for summer project
ß supply credit* (requests need to be linked to a project goal)
- -Payment for action team work (June 26 ends next pay period) – Peer Review Comments
- URL for Project web site:

http://www.daemen.edu/academics/centersinitiatives/TeacherLeadershipQualityPartnership/Pages/default.aspx

• The Accreditation process (TEAC / RATE) /
• Equipment / Books Sign Out / Resources – Update
• Class / On-site visits
• Teaching to the Standards Class (327/518)
• Mini-Grant Update
- Equipment: Scanner (3x) and Digital Camera (1x – Sarah)
- Stipend ($500) – Paid
ß Agree to post learning experience on-line
• Selected Action Teams Review /Schedule (Paid)
• Standards Class (Connie, Catherine, and Nicole)
• Awards (Connie, and Catherine)
• Web Site (Jenn Twist)
• Data Strategies (Delores)
• Equity / GESA – Sarita Samora, Ph.D. (Catherine)
• Classroom Management – AKA: “Ask Dennis” (Connie, Shirley, and Catherine)
• Literature Circle – (Chapter 16) – Jeff
• Technology: Advanced – Illustrator sessions: (Marian, Karla, Delores)
• Sunshine (1 hour / person) – Marian
• Sorting – (Connie / Catherine / Melanie)
• Grants
• Collegial Circles (In-kind)

Technology support – John Zaepfel: e-mail: jzaepfel@daemen.edu and office phone: 839-8312
- John has agreed to assist us in updating our web site – Target release summer 2011
– Dreamweaver New Teacher sessions:
- May 18, 19, 23, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. – noon
Thank you to Cathy Zawodzinski for posting forms / Calendar
• Professional Development Opportunities
Future:
• GESA Facilitator Institute featuring Dr. Dolores Grayson
June 29 – July 1, 2011 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at SUNY Oswego
• STANYS 116th Annual Conference (November 2011 in Rochester)
- STANYS Membership
• Buffalo Museum of Science – membership available using TAP monies
• Buffalo Zoo – membership available using TAP monies
Past:
Publisher: May 19, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Business 207
• Speaker: April 20, 2011 – Temple Grandin, Ph.D. – Canisius College (Melanie)
• STANYS Western Section Mini-Conference
– March 24, 2011 from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm – West Seneca West High School

5:30 – 6:30 Peer Review: Amazing Adapting Animals
Presenter: Sarah Shugarts
Facilitator: Connie Recorder: Catherine
Presentation: 10 minutes
Clarifying Questions – optional
Quiet Time: 10 minutes
Feedback: 10 minutes
Response: 10 minutes
Open Conversation: 15 minutes
Reflection: 2 minutes
Summary: 3 minutes
Roles of leadership (Pathfinding, Aligning, Empowering, Modeling)
Criteria for Reporting
1) Relation to the standards
2) Intellectual Challenge
3) Assessment Plan
4) Engagement
5) Adaptability
6) Technology Integration
7) PowerPoint Presentation (new)

6:30 – 6:45 Review Summer Programs and Schedules

6:45 – 7:00 Evaluation / Feedback

A $35 supplies credit will be recorded for each TAP member attending the meeting. Only teachers/administrators currently teaching in a Buffalo School are eligible to redeem the credits. After June, to redeem up to $70 in outstanding credits you must attend our summer project and complete the Goal/Action plan/ Needs Assessment package. The terms and conditions of supplies credit are subject to change after review by our steering committee.

Support for the development and production of this material was provided by a grant under the New York State Higher Education Teacher / Leadership Quality Partnership program administered by the New York State Education Department.
Tentative Schedule of Upcoming Events
TAP Meeting: May 25, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Website action team May 31, 201 –Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room.
4:30-6:30 pm: Topic: Proposed changes to TLQP website
Classroom Management: June 1, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Literature Review: June 6, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room –
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Topic: Motivation Breakthrough – Chapter 4 (Jenn M) / Chapter 9 (Connie) –
Equity Committee: June 9, 2011Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: June 15, 2011 TRC Board Rom
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: July 7, 2011 Business Building 204
10:00 AM – Noon
Sorting Meeting: July 7, 2011 Business Building 204
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: August 1, 2011 Business Building 204
10:00 AM – Noon
Tentative Collegial Circles Topics and dates: Technology workshops:
Illustrator: May 26, 2011 from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM (final session)

Summer Program Flyers and Schedule
Summer Science Assessment Workshop: 9:00 am –4:00 pm
Business 207 – Computer Lab
June 27 – July 1:

Learning Community: Business 201: 8:45 am – 2:45 pm
Business 201
July 11 –15, and July 18 – 22
– Options: July 25 – 29 –

Cooperating Teacher Institute / New Teacher Institute: Business 201: 8:45 am – 2:45 pm
July 25 – 29: 8:45 am – 2:45 pm

• Request to spend TAP credits must be submitted along with goals by the end of June.
After June 30 – You may request a Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo Museum of Science or STANYS Membership – and/or a $50 supply credit from Eaton’s.

Tags:
Posted in Teacher Leadership | No Comments »


March TAP Meeting

Monday, March 14th, 2011

TAP Agenda
Registration/Sign-in 4:30 – 4:45
Welcome and Updates 4:45 – 5:30
Thank you to our Steering Committee
TAP meetings are scheduled from 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Next TAP meeting: May 24, 2011
Thank-you to Cathy Z for posting forms/calendar on Google docs
Goals, action plan and needs assessment need to be submitted electronically
Goals are required for
• Summer project
• Payment for action team work
• Supply credit
• Supply credit requests need to be linked to a project goal
URL for Project Website:
http:www.daemen.edu/academics/centersinitiatives/TeacherLeadershipQualityPartnership/
Teaching to the Standards Class: (3/27 – 5/18)
Mini-Grant Update
Course Registration Material
Equipment
Stipend ($500.00)
Agree to post learning experience on-line
Equipment/Books sign out/Resources – Update
Class Visits
The Accreditation process (TEAC/RATE) /our role
Selected Action Teams Review/Schedule (PAID)
Data Strategies (Delores)
Equity/GESA – Sarita Samora, Ph.D.
Classroom Management (Ask Dennis)
Functional Behavior Plan/Intervention Plan/Single Subject Researh
Literature Circle (Pam, Jen Twist)
Technology: Advanced (multiple session mini-courses) – Marian, Delores, Karla
Human Resources (Sunshine) (1 hour-person) – Marian
Sorting – Connie/Catherine/Melanie
Standards Class
Planning Steering Committee
Other Updates
Collegial Circles (In-kind)
Equity
Technology: Basic Level (single monthly sessions)
• (Photoshop changed to MS Paint)
Classroom Management (As Dennis)
Literature Circle
Book Club / Study Group
Professional Development Opportunities
GESA – End of March Science Exploration Day, March 16, 2011, 9:00am – 1:10pm
Buffalo Museum of Science Gwen Pough, March 30, 2011, 7:30pm Sign up at: http://my.daemen.edu/student_life/leadership/leads_form/form.php
STANYS Western Section Mini-Conference – March 24th, 2011 from 3:30pm to 7:00pm
Address: West Seneca High School, 3300 Main St, West Seneca, NY, 14224
STANYS 116th Annual Conference (November 2011 in Rochester), Proposals to present at conference, due by end of April
Peer Review 5:30 – 6:30
Presenter: Yolanda White
Facilitator: Connie Recorder: Delores
Presentation: 10 minutes
• Clarifying Questions, Optional
Quiet Time: 10 minutes
Feedback: 10 minutes
Response: 10 minutes
Open Conversation: 15 minutes
Reflection: 2 minutes
Summary: 3 minutes
Roles of Leadership (Pathfinding, Aligning, Empowering, Modeling)
Criteria for Reporting
Relation to the standards
Intellectual Challenge
Assessment Plan
Engagement
Adaptability
Technology Integration
PowerPoint Presentation
Set Agenda for our next meeting 6:30 – 6:45
Evaluation/Feedback 6:45 – 7:00

Posted in Teacher Leadership | No Comments »


Steering / TAP Meeting January 2011

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

T/LQP Professional Development Program
Steering Committee meeting – Agenda: 1/5/2011
Reynolds Center Board Room / Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Optional Follow-up: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

In Attendance: Jeff Arnold, Delores Anderson, Melanie Koch, Connie Kudrna, Marian Munoz, Catherine Sedota, Dennis Scheitinger, Jennifer Twist

Greetings: Welcome
Old Business: Review meetings minutes from last meeting / Review updated master schedule
Time Log / Goals
• Complete time logs:
Time logs cannot be altered after the meeting
– Two-hour steering committee meeting with one-hour optional follow-up
• Original time log and journals – are kept by Jeff / Pay at the end of January and June
• Goals Update: Set and type clear goals – with assessment criteria – Post samples on-line
TAP / Steering Committee dates (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
Steering Committee Meeting: January 5, 2011: TRC Board Room
Steering Committee Meeting: March 2, 2011: TRC Board Room
Steering Committee Meeting: May 17, 2011: TRC Board Room

Planning Steering Committee (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM) Dates:
January 25, 2010: Location: TRC: – Board Room Summer Program Update

Review: TAP Meetings Schedule and TAP Agenda for next meeting

Set priorities for planning Steering Committee meeting (January 25, 2011)
Review Goals
Committee Reports
Select committee chairs
Project protocols / procedures – TLQP Handbook
Program Flyers for summer program

Requests to schedule consultations and/or a peer review can be made directly to Jeff Arnold. Possible requests may include:
Consultations / Incubator reviews
Fish Bowl Review
Project Review
Regional Reviews (Science) – SERG / STANYS
State Reviews (Science) – STANYS
Selected Action Team Update:
Standards Class Update
- Thank you –
- Updates – Scoring tools
- Plan for next semester
- Tuesday / Thursday Class – Class 5 – Live Review – Thursday 2/24, Tuesday 3/1
o Peer Review Classes
o Classes 7, 8, and 9
ß Thursday: 3/10, 3/24, 3/31 – Room DS 224
ß Tuesday: 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 – Room DS 221

T/LQP Professional Development Program
Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP) – Agenda: 1/20/2011
Thomas Reynolds Center

4:30 – 4:45 Registration /Sign-in (Update TAP Mailing list)
4:45 – 5:00 Welcome and Updates / Thank you to our Steering Committee
• TAP meetings are scheduled from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
• TAP meeting schedule:
TAP Meeting: January 20, 2011: TRC Board Room
TAP Meeting: March 15, 2011: TRC Board Room
TAP Meeting: May 24, 2011: TRC Board Room
5:00 – 5:30 Welcome and Updates
- Our 2009-10 final report has been accepted / final payment issued (1/4/11)
- Thank you to Cathy Zawodzinski for automating our work log
- Goals, action plan and needs assessment need to be submitted electronically
o Goals can be modified and updated through out the year
ß Goals are required for
• summer project
• payment for action team work
• supply credit
- supply credit requests needs to be linked to a project goal
- URL for Project web site:

http://www.daemen.edu/academics/centersinitiatives/TeacherLeadershipQualityPartnership/Pages/default.aspx

• Teaching to the Standards Class (327/518)
• Mini-Grant Update
Course Registration material
Equipment
Stipend ($500)
- Agree to post learning experience on-line
• Equipment / Books Sign Out / Resources – Update
• Class Visits
Campus West (12/6, 12/23)
- Class visit / Rules (expectation) poster
BEST (12/14, 12/23)
- Program overview
Gow School (12/10, 1/3)
- Peer Review Overview
West Hertel (Dennis)
BPS 54 (Pending)
• The Accreditation process (TEAC / RATE) / our role
• Selected Action Teams Review /Schedule (Paid)
• Data Strategies (De;ores)
• Equity / GESA
• Classroom Management (Ask Dennis)
(Functional Behavior Plan/ Intervention Plan / Single Subject Research)
• Literature Circle (Catherine/ Melanie)
• Technology: Advanced (multiple session mini-courses)-Marian
• Sunshine (1 hour / person) – Marian
• Sorting – Connie / Catherine/ Melanie)
• Collegial Circles (In-kind)
• Equity
• Technology: Basic Level (single monthly sessions)
• Classroom Management (Ask Dennis)
• Literature Circle
• Book Club / Study Group

Technology support – John Zaepfel: e-mail: jzaepfel@daemen.edu and office phone: 839-8312
John has agreed to assist us in updating our web site – Target release summer 2011
New Learning Experience are posted on our web site!
• Professional Development opportunities
• Buffalo Museum of Science
• Future City Competition (January 22 – Mount St Mary Academy, 3756 Delaware Ave, Kenmore)
• STANYS Western Section Mini-Conference – March 24 – Location TBA
• STANYS 116th Annual Conference (November 2011 in Rochester)
- Proposals to present at conference – due by end of April

5:30 – 6:30 Peer Review: Singapore Math: A Strategy for Solving Word Problems
Presenter: Nicole Getman
Facilitator: Connie Kudrna Recorder: Catherine Sedota
Presentation: 10 minutes
Quiet Time: 10 minutes
Feedback: 10 minutes
Response: 10 minutes
Open Conversation: 15 minutes
Reflection: 2 minutes
Summary: 3 minutes
Criteria for Reporting
1) Relation to the standards
2) Intellectual Challenge
3) Assessment Plan
4) Engagement
5) Adaptability
6) Technology Integration
7) PowerPoint Presentation (new)

6:30 – 6:45 Set Agenda for our next meeting

6:45 – 7:00 Evaluation / Feedback

A $35 supplies credit will be recorded for each TAP member attending the meeting. Only teachers/administrators currently teaching in a Buffalo School are eligible to redeem the credits. After June, to redeem up to $70 in outstanding credits you must attend our summer project and complete the Goal/Action plan/ Needs Assessment package. The terms and conditions of supplies credit are subject to change after review by our steering committee.

Support for the development and production of this material was provided by a grant under the New York State Higher Education Teacher / Leadership Quality Partnership program administered by the New York State Education Department.

Daemen College TLQP Project
Tentative Mater Schedule of Upcoming Events
*Steering Committee Meeting: September 28, 2010: Resource and Information Commons (Room 101)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Classroom Management: October 5, 2010: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
*TAP Meeting: October 6, 2010: Resource and Information Commons (Room 101)
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Planning Steering Committee: October 12, 2010: Location: TRC – Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Literature Circle: October 19, 2010: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
*Steering Committee Meeting: November 3, 2010: Resource and Information Commons (Room 101)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Literature Circle: November 9, 2010: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Topic: Motivation Breakthrough – Chapter 3 (Dr. Paul Young)
TAP Meeting: November 16, 2010: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Planning Steering Committee: November 23, 2010: Location: TRC – Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Classroom Management: November 30, 2010: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Literature Circle: December 7, 2010: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Topic: Motivation Breakthrough – Chapters 11 & 12 (Delores Anderson)
Planning Steering Committee: December 15, 2010: Location: TRC – Board Room: Review
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sorting Action Team Meeting: December 29, 2010: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: January 5, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Literature Circle: January 6, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Topic: Motivation Breakthrough – Chapters 13 & 14 (Melanie and Catherine)
Classroom Management: January 19, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: January 20, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Planning Steering Committee: January 25, 2010: Location: TRC: – Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Literature Circle: February 28, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Topic: Motivation Breakthrough – Chapters 6-8 (Jennifer and Pam)
Steering Committee Meeting: March 2, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: March 15, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Literature Circle: March 21, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Topic: Motivation Breakthrough – Chapters 5 (Dennis)
Classroom Management: March 30, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Literature Circle: April 11, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Topic: Motivation Breakthrough – Chapter 16 (Jeff) / Chapter 2 (Marian)
Steering Committee Meeting: May 17, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: May 24, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Classroom Management: June 1, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Literature Circle: June TBA: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Topic: Motivation Breakthrough – Chapter 4 (Jen T) / Chapter 9 (Connie)

Tentative Collegial Circles Topics and dates
Smart Boards: November 19, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Confirmed: Reynolds Center)
Dreamweaver: December 2, 13, 16, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Confirmed: Reynolds Center)
Dreamweaver student sessions:
January 6, 7, 10, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. – noon (Confirmed: Reynolds Center)
May 18, 19, 23, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. – noon (Confirmed: Reynolds Center)
Goggle Documents: February 16, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Photoshop: March 23, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Flip camera and video editing software: April 6, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Publisher: May 19, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Action Team
Illustrator / Learning Experience / Lesson Study
Six two (2) hour sessions from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
January 4, 11, 18, 2011 (Tuesdays)
January 24, 31, February 7, 2011 (Monday)

• Proposed dates for summer program
Summer Programs – Location TBA
Chapter 10 of Motivation Break Through
Science Assessment Workshop: June 27- July 1, 2011
Learning Community: July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2011
Optional workweek: July 25 – July 29, 2011
Cooperating Teacher / New Teacher Institute: July 25 – July 29, 2011
August Opportunities – TBD
- Steering Committee

Tags: ,
Posted in Teacher Leadership | No Comments »


Advice to new students from people who have completed the Teaching to the Standards Class

Friday, December 17th, 2010

What advice would you give students taking this class next semester?
Complete each assignment as they are given
Keep up with assignments, don’t put anything off
Do homework assignments on time, they will really help with your final LE
Start your LE early and take the peer review SERIOUSLY, it will help you
Start at the beginning of the semester and do a little at a time
Don’t underestimate how much time is needed to have a successful LE
RELAX, really get into your LE
Look at the learning experience positively!
Additional Comments
I loved the process of peer reviewing, even though I am petrified of presenting in front of a large audience!
This class was GREAT!!! Thank-you for all of your help!
GREAT class! Wish it could be more than one day a week!
Loved the peer review process, and would love to be part of it again!

Tags:
Posted in Teacher Leadership | No Comments »


Sept / October 2010 Steering Committee and TAP Meetings

Friday, October 1st, 2010

T/LQP Professional Development Program
Steering Committee meeting – Agenda: 9/28/2010
RIC – Room 101 / Time: 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm

In Attendance: Jeff Arnold, Delores Anderson, Pam Hayes, Melanie Koch, Pat Loncto, Marian Munoz, Catherine Sedota, Dennis Scheitinger, Jennifer Twist

Greetings: Welcome
Old Business: (TAP) Steering Committee Meeting will follow the same format as last year.
Time Log / Goals
• Complete time logs:
Time logs cannot be altered after the meeting –
– Two-hour steering committee meeting with one-hour optional follow-up
• Original time log and journals – are kept by Jeff / Pay at the end of January and June
• Goals Update: Set and type clear goals – with assessment criteria – Post samples on-line
Tentative TAP/ Steering Committee dates (meeting times 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
*Steering Committee Meeting: September 28, 2010: *RIC (Room 101)
*Steering Committee Meeting: November 3, 2010: *RIC (Room 101)
Steering Committee Meeting: January 5, 2011: TRC Board Room
Steering Committee Meeting: March 2, 2011: TRC Board Room
Steering Committee Meeting: May 17, 2011: TRC Board Room
Review: Meetings Schedule and TAP Agenda
The dates for all but the January 12, 2010 TAP meeting were approved.
- Corrections / changes made based on input from participants
- TAP Agenda approved
Reflection / open discussion of our 2009-10 TLQP project: Warm and Cool Comments
- Warm Comments: Several of the action teams are up and running – The sorting team commented on the progress they have made. It all seems to be coming together for some of the action teams.
- Warm Comment: The summer program was well organized and well run. Teachers new to the program made many contributions and strengthened our learning community. The structure of the summer allowed for creativity and collaboration – and the participating teachers were highly productive (focused) during the scheduled work sessions.
- Warm Comment: Participants feel valued and appreciate being part of the Daemen College TLQP learning community.
- Warm Comment: The peer reviews during the summer program were well organized and highly productive. The protocol really works well – and with a core of trained teachers new members really catch on fast.
- Warm Comment: Having Dr. Mary Fox, the Education Department chair present a learning experience helped bridge the gap between the college and in-service teachers.
- Cool Comments: The TLQP web site needs to up updated and better organized.
- Cool Comments: The protocol and the time frame for posting learning experiences on our web site needs to clarified
The structure for running action teams was discussed. It was s decided that committee chairs will lead action teams. The chair of each paid action team will need to submit a set of proposed activities, including; participants names, proposed meeting dates and times, goals/products, and resources requested. Payment for the work done by participants will be based on products produced.
Format- Chair needs to work with the committee to develop a Mission statement and a Budget.
A needs assessment must be done that outlines the Recourses needed, Product produced, and the schedule events

The following Action Teams have been suggested as possible options for this year:
• Action Teams Review / Schedule
Data Strategies (Paid)
• Data & Instruction
• Equity / GESA
• Classroom Management
• Assessment
• Literature Circle
Standards Based Instruction (Paid)
• Teaching to the Standards (EDU 327) – study guides / assistance / learning experiences
• Lesson Study
• Web Based learning experiences
• Learning Units
• Web Site Review
• Peer Review Video
• Community Outreach
• Technology: Advanced Sessions: Dreamweaver, Publisher, Photoshop, Excel, Illustrator
• Collegial Circles (in-kind)
• Equity
• Technology: Introduction Sessions
• Classroom Management
• Book Club / Study Group

• Professional Development opportunities can be requested to assist committee members in meeting approved goals.
• In addition to the (TAP) Steering committee meeting scheduled to set the TAP Agendas – additional (Planning) Steering committees meetings are needed to coordinate committee work. (Planning) Steering committees need to be scheduled to:
• Set goals
• Set priorities
• Identify roles and function of committee
• Appoint committee chair
• Identify Products / assessments
• Allocate resources (Provide a budget)
• Report progress
• Summer Program Planning
The role of the committee chair is to schedule and conduct action team committee meetings:
- Provide opportunities for committee work
- Report progress at Steering Committee and Board meetings
The following tentative dates for additional steering committee meetings were approved:
October 12, 2010: Location TBA: Identification of needs / Request Format
November 23, 2010: Location TBA: Resource Allocation
December 15, 2010: TBA: Location TBA: Review Action Plan / Product / Schedules
January 25, 2010: Location TBA: Summer Program Update
A Board meeting was scheduled for June 15, 2010: At the Board meeting Committee Chairs provide updates on progress and showcase completed products.
Requests to schedule consultations and/or peer review can be made directly to Jeff Arnold (the project director). Possible requests may include:
Consultations / Incubator reviews
Fish Bowl Review
Project Review
Regional Reviews (Science)
State Reviews (Science)
In Parking Lot: Awards Dinner / Publications

T/LQP Professional Development Program
Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP) – Agenda: 10/6/2010
RIC –Room 101

4:30 – 4:45 Registration /Sign-in (Update TAP Mailing list)
4:45 – 5:00 Welcome and Updates / Thank you to our Steering Committee
• TAP meetings are scheduled from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
• Approve a TAP meeting Tentative Schedule:
*TAP Meeting: October 6, 2010: *RIC (Room 101)
TAP Meeting: November 16, 2010: TRC Board Room
TAP Meeting: January 12, 2011: TRC Board Room:
Need to Change to: January 7 (F), 10 (M), 11 (Tu), 20 (Th), or 21 (F)
TAP Meeting: March 15, 2011: TRC Board Room
TAP Meeting: May 24, 2011: TRC Board Room
5:00 – 5:45 Welcome and Updates
• GESA updates from August
• Dissertation complete – submitted and accepted
- Implications for project – Application / EDU 327/518
• Project web site initiative – Review and Revise

http://www.daemen.edu/academics/centersinitiatives/TeacherLeadershipQualityPartnership/Pages/default.aspx

• Final Report (09-10) due October 31, 2010
• New Project (10-11) Reapplication approved at the same projected funding level
• Goals / Action plan / Needs Assessment – Submitted electronically
• Develop TLQP handbook – Rules and procedures
- Summer project registration / projected participation
o Flexible and understanding / accountable
o Past participation consideration in registration for summer program
- Supply credit update: limit summer supply office supply requests to $70
o Requests made after 20 hours of participation and goals have been accepted: Only written requests need to link to TLQP activities
o Examples: books / copies
- Sunshine Committee
o Thank you cards (gifts) / Get well cards (flowers)
ß Individual contribution
• Teaching to the Standards Class (327/518)
• Mini-Grant Update – Six teachers
• Equipment / Books Sign Out / Resources / Class Visits
• The Accreditation process (TEAC / RATE) / our role
• Action Teams Review /Schedule (Paid)
• Data Strategies
• Equity / GESA
• Classroom Management (Ask Dennis)
(Functional Behavior Plan/ Intervention Plan / Single Subject Research)
• Literature Circle
• Technology: Advanced (3-4 session mini-courses)
• Sunshine (1 hour / person)
• Collegial Circles (In-kind)
• Equity
• Technology: Basic Level (single monthly sessions)
• Classroom Management (Ask Dennis)
• Book Club / Study Group
Interest Survey: Technology sessions: (Paid after competition of product)
John Arnold: Lesson Study – Adobe Illustrator – Six (6) two hour sessions (4:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
- Start date:
- Frequency:
John Zaepfel; Technology support – please make request on back of evaluation form
• Professional Development opportunities
• Co-sponsor with Parent Network (October 13, 2010 at the Millennium Hotel)
• WNYMATH Conference (October 23 in at West Seneca East High School)
• STANYS 115th Annual Conference (November 6-9, 2010 in Rochester)
• Buffalo Museum of Science
• Review program schedule
• Proposed dates for summer program
Summer Programs – Location TBA
Science Assessment Workshop: June 27- July 1, 2011
Learning Community: July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2011
Optional workweek: July 25 – July 29, 2011
Cooperating Teacher / New Teacher Institute: July 25 – July 29, 2011
August Opportunities – TBD
- Steering Committee

5:45 – 6:30 Classroom Management (Marian Munoz)
PBS updates for BPS
Facilitator: Delores Anderson Recorder: Pam Hays
Presentation: 10 minutes
Quiet Time: 5 minutes
Feedback: 5 minutes
Response: 5 minutes
Open Conversation: 15 minutes
Reflection: 2 minutes
Summary: 3 minutes
Criteria for Reporting:
1) Measurable and Observable
2) Relevant and Realistic
3) Writing and Organization
4) Assessment / Consequences
5) Coordination and Collaboration (school / district)
6) Presentation

6:30 – 6:45 Set Agenda for our next meeting

6:45 – 7:00 Evaluation / Feedback

Reading Circle Resources: TBA

A $35 supplies credit will be recorded for each TAP member attending the meeting. Only teachers/administrators currently teaching in a Buffalo School are eligible to redeem the credits. After June, to redeem up to $70 in outstanding credits you must attend our summer project and complete the Goal/Action plan/ Needs Assessment package. The terms and conditions of supplies credit are subject to change after review by our steering committee.

Support for the development and production of this material was provided by a grant under the New York State Higher Education Teacher / Leadership Quality Partnership program administered by the New York State Education Department.

A Tentative Schedule of our Upcoming Events
*Steering Committee Meeting: September 28, 2010: Resource and Information Commons (Room 101)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Classroom Management: October 5, 2010: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
*TAP Meeting: October 6, 2010: Resource and Information Commons (Room 101)
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Literature Circle: October 19, 2010: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
*Steering Committee Meeting: November 3, 2010: Resource and Information Commons (Room 101)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: November 16, 2010: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Classroom Management: November 30, 2010: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sorting Action Team Meeting: December 29, 2010: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: January 5, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: January X, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Classroom Management: January 19, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: March 2, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: March 15, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Classroom Management: March 30, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Steering Committee Meeting: May 17, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TAP Meeting: May 24, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Classroom Management: June 1, 2011: Thomas Reynolds Center Board Room
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

New Planning Steering Committee (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM) Dates:
October 12, 2010: Location: TRC – Board Room: Identification of needs / Request Format
November 23, 2010: Location: TRC – Board Room: Resource Allocation
December 15, 2010: Location: TRC – Board Room: Review Action Plan / Product / Schedules
January 25, 2010: Location: TRC: – Board Room Summer Program Update

Summer Programs – Location TBA
Science Assessment Workshop: June 27- July 1, 2011
Learning Community: July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2011
Optional workweek: July 25 – July 29, 2011
Cooperating Teacher / New Teacher Institute: July 25 – July 29, 2011

*Please note our fist two Steering committee meetings and our first TAP meeting are in the Research and Information Commons (Room 101). The Research and Information Commons is located at the front of the campus (off Main Street) and it is also known as our new library.

Posted in Teacher Leadership | No Comments »


Peer Review

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

I really enjoyed being a part of the peer review process today. I have been a part of a peer review process when my school reviewed its SIP Plan with other schools in the district. But, it was interesting to see how the peer review process works with learning experiences. What I find valuable is that the environment is kept positive and I also learn about things I may want to include in my own learning experience.

Has anyone used the peer review process in their own building? I am interested in learning about ways to include this on a school-wide level.

~ Nicole

Posted in Teacher Leadership | No Comments »


Classroom Architect

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Jeff,
Would it be possible to make a link on the website to “Classroom Architect” for teachers who are trying to create their classroom map? It can be found at http://classroom.4teachers.org/. Thanks-Pam

Posted in Teacher Leadership | No Comments »