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Steering Committee Minutes: 10/21/09 & TAP Agenda 11/9/09

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

T/LQP Professional Development Program

Steering Committee meeting – Minutes: 10/21/2009

Thomas Reynolds Center – Board Room / Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm

 

In Attendance: Jeff Arnold, Pat Loncto, Marion Munoz, Carol Mullen, Catherine Sodota, Jennifer Twist

 

Greetings: Jeff Arnold welcomed and thanked the group for past contributions.

 Old Business: Approve minutes from last steering committee meeting (on Blog)

Catherine moved to accept the minutes from our last meeting and Marion seconded the motion.

The minutes for our September 30, 2009 meeting were accepted.

 

• RATE /Benchmarking updates 

• Original time log and journals – are kept by Jeff / Pay at the end of January and June

Time Log / Goals

• Our project’s benchmarking is still outstanding.

• Original time log and journals – are kept by Jeff / Pay at the end of January and June

• The members in attendance were asked to complete time logs at the end of the meeting. The rate of pay is $18.72 the same as summer work. The meeting is scheduled for two hours to address agenda items with an optional 1 hour for open discussion and conversation on project related issues.

• Work on action teams cannot be authorized until the chair of an action team establishes. Each action team will need to have a chair, a mission and goals with clear outcomes identified before a budget and/or recourses can be allocated.

 

Review: Meetings Schedule and TAP Agenda

Review dates and objectives (TAP see agenda)

Tentative Steering Committee dates (meeting times 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

  • - September 30, 2009
  • - October 21, 2009
  • - January 7, 2010
  • - March 8, 2010 (updated)
  • - May 13, 2010 (updated)

Committee Reports: Propose Dates / Chairs / Format

Format- Chair – Mission Budget / Recourses / Product/ Schedule

• Action Teams Review /Schedule

Data Strategies (Paid)

• Data & Instruction – Developing

• Equity / GESA- – Developing

• Classroom Management – Marion Munoz chair 

• Assessment – – Developing

• Literature Circle – first meeting scheduled for December 2, 2009 from 4:30-6:30 pm

* Targeted book – Science for All Americans (AAAS Project 2061)

Standards Based Instruction (Paid)

• Teaching to the Standards (EDU 327) Meeting dates for classes peer reviews  10/22, 10/29 and 11/5 Meeting dates for LE Scoring Sessions are scheduled for 10/26, 11/4, (from 4:00 – 6:00 unless otherwise arranged) and 11/9 (after the TAP meeting)

• Lesson Study – Full day meeting scheduled for 12/30 from 9:30 am  – 3:00 pm

• Web Based LE’s- Develop a new course—Web based Learning Experiences:

• Learning Units – Full day meeting scheduled for 12/30 from 9:30 am  – 3:00 pm:

Topic Sorting

• Web Site Review – Developing

• Peer Review Video – Developing

 

 

 

• Community Outreach- Chair: Catherine Sodota 

Catherine has taken the initiative to develop a learning experience for the Buffalo Zoo- She will present a lesson study at our next TAP meeting. She will give me the materials she needs to have copied 10/29 or at the latest 11/5. This committee has be designated 90 hrs of work – and Catherine has been approved for 60 hrs. Her current work product is on-line in our incubator at http://my.daemen.edu/offices/teacher_leader/le/SedotaCatherine/buffalo_zoo/

• Collegial Circles (in-kind)

• Equity- Jeff Arnold will call the K-16 Alliance to determine the status of the GESA trainings.

• Technology – Dates will be established by our next TAP meeting

The sessions will run from 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm. The suggested topics include

Google Tools

Bloging /Ninging

Dreamweaver

Photoshop

MS Office 

• Classroom Management- Dennis Scheitinger and Jeff Arnold went to school 54 on 10/21 and met with the entire faculty on classroom management issues and concerns. Dennis and Jeff met with the school principal, Ms. Elizabeth Martina, from 12:30 p.m.–1:30 P.M and meet with the staff from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and debriefed with Ms. Elizabeth Martina from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The project logged in 7 hours of contact hours in the school building with this event.

• Book Club / Study Group – – Developing

• Professional Development opportunities

A sign-up sheet was provided at our last TAP meeting for the following professional development opportunities

 

• Western Section STANYS Fall mini-conference (October 13, at ECC South)—Free

Time: 3:30 –6:30 pm

• Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference (October 23-24, Niagara Falls)

Time: Oct 23: 8:00 am- 5:00 p.m.  Oct 24: 8:00 am – 1:00 p.m.

• Rick Lavoie – Co-sponsor with Parent Network (October 29, 2009: Millennium Hotel)

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (session)

Time: 5:00 – 8:30 (Awards Dinner – short talk)

• STANYS 114th Annual Conference (October 31-November 3 in Rochester)

Time: all day

• AMTNYS 59th Annual Conference (November 12-14 in Buffalo)

Time: all day

 

At our last TAP meeting, registration approval was given to the project participants named below, for the following professional development opportunities:

• Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference (October 23-24, in Niagara Falls)

- Jennifer Molfese and Kathleen Murphy (Kathleen withdrew her request)

• Rick Lavoie – Co-sponsor with Parent Network (October 29, 2009 at the Millennium Hotel)

- Marian Munoz

• STANYS 114th Annual Conference (October 31-November 3 in Rochester)

- Delores Anderson, Melanie Koch, and Catherine Sedota

 

Reimbursement will be provided for registration. Only travel expenses for the STANYS Conference, in Rochester will be reimbursed. Funding cannot be provided for substitutes, so please make sure you have administration permission before you register to attend any event. (Unless otherwise arranged, you are required to register and pay for each conference in advance, after you attend please submit your expenses for reimbursement.)

 

 

 

Priority will be given to stakeholders who have registered to present at a conference when they request to attend that conference. Stakeholders will be given special consideration if they make a commitment to present at an upcoming conference or at our summer workshop.

 

• Board Meeting – Board members will be contacted for an meeting

• Awards Dinner – A TLQP award will be given at the Daemen College Awards ceremony in May.

• Future Opportunities – It was suggested that the group pursue differentiated instruction and RTI as possible follow-up topics.

 

At 6:30 p.m. Jennifer Twist excused herself. Jeff Arnold, Pat Loncto, Marion Munoz, Carol Mullen, and Catherine Sodota continued the conversation for one-hour – Pat will share with us a list of educational terms she has developed with corresponding definitions.  T/LQP Professional Development Program

Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP) – Agenda: 11/9/2009

Thomas Reynolds Center – Conference Room

 

4:30 – 4:45 Registration (Update TAP Mailing list)

4:45 – 5:15   Welcome and Updates

• Review TAP meeting schedule

   Tentative Schedule

* November 9, 2009 (Monday)

* January 14, 2010 (Thursday)

* March 18, 2010 (Thursday)

* May 20, 2010 (Thursday)

• New Project web site:

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

- Updates / Web Based Learning Experiences /Bio

- Blog / Counter / Standards Project

• Final Report (08-09) due October 31, 2009

• New Project (09-10) Contract submitted (10/16/09)

• Goals / Action plan / Needs Assessment

• Supplies credit update

• Teaching to the Standards Class (327/518)

- Mini-Grant Update

• Equipment / Books Sign Out / Resources / Class Visits

- Delores Anderson: 11/17 10:30 –11:30 Campus West

• The Accreditation process (RATE) / our role

• Action Teams Updates (Tentative)

• Classroom Management

• Literature Circle (December 2, 2009 – 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm)

- Science for All Americans – Project 2061 AAAS

 - Next Possible Books

-On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities (DuFour, Eaker) Key Phrases: professional learning communities, professional learning community, school improvement process, New York $17.95

-Culturally Proficient Coaching: Supporting Educators to Create Equitable Schools

Delores B. Lindsey, Richard S. Martinez, Randall B. Lindsey 

Key Phrases: cultural proficiency, cognitive coaching, personal action plan, States of Mind, Culturally Proficient Coach $31.95

• Teaching to the Standards (EDU 327)

- Mini-Grant Update

- In Class Peer Review

- Scoring (Tonight after meeting)

- Benchmarking dates

+ New checklist

• Web Based LE’s

• Learning Units (Dec 30 full day – Sorting Unit)

• Community Outreach

• Collegial Circles (in-kind)

 

• Technology

Google Tools – November 24, 2009 – Reynolds Center

MS Office – December 8, 2009 – Reynolds Center

Bloging /Ninging – January 12, 2010 – B 207

Dreamweaver – February 9, 2010 – B 207

Photoshop – March 16, 2010 – B 207

MS Office – April 6, 2010 – B 207

Others – May 18, 2009 – B 207

 

 

• Classroom Management (Update with 54 at 78)

• Book Club / Study Group

• Professional Development opportunities

     – Reports

-  Western Section STANYS Fall mini-conference (October 13, at ECC South)

-  Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference (October 23-24, in Niagara Falls)

-  Rick Lavoie – Co-sponsor with Parent Network (October 29, 2009 at the Millennium Hotel)

- STANYS 114th Annual Conference (October 31-November 3 in Rochester)

    – Upcoming Events

    – AMTNYS 59th Annual Conference (November 12-14 in Buffalo)

 

    – STANYS Membership:

        – Attending (Membership possibly included with conference registration)

Delores Anderson

Melanie Koch

Catherine Sedota

 

          – New Members:

Ann Marie Baker

Connie Kudrna

Pamela Hays

Shirley Mackinnon

Marian Munoz

 

• Proposed dates and format for summer program

Assessment Workshop (June 28-July 2)

Learning Community TLQP Strand (July 5-9, 12-16)

Cooperating Teacher /New Teacher Strand (July 19-23)

 

5:15 – 6:30 Lesson Study/ Review WHERE DOES IT GO? 

by Catherine Sedota

http://my.daemen.edu/offices/teacher_leader/le/SedotaCatherine/buffalo_zoo/

 

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

 

6:45 – 7:00 Evaluation / Feedback

 

 

 

Notes

 

Reading Circle Resources: TBA

 

Tentative Steering Committee dates (meeting times 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm with an optional hour for open discussion on project related activities)

January 7, 2010

March 8, 2010 (updated)

May 13, 2010 (updated)

 

At our last TAP meeting, registration approval was given to the project participants named below, for the following professional development opportunities:

• Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference (October 23-24, in Niagara Falls)

- Jennifer Molfese and (Kathleen Murphy)

• Rick Lavoie – Co-sponsor with Parent Network (October 29, 2009 at the Millennium Hotel)

- (Marian Munoz)

• STANYS 114th Annual Conference (October 31-November 3 in Rochester)

- Delores Anderson, Melanie Koch, and Catherine Sedota

 

Reimbursement will be provided for registration. Only travel expenses for the STANYS Conference, in Rochester will be reimbursed. Funding cannot be provided for substitutes, so please make sure you have administration permission before you register to attend any event. (Unless otherwise arranged, you are required to register and pay for each conference in advance, after you attend please submit your expenses for reimbursement.)

 

 

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 $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. To redeem 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.

 

 

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TAP Letter- Dated Oct 19, 2009

Monday, October 19th, 2009

October 19, 2009

 

 

To:                   Daemen College T/LQP Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP)

From:               Jeff Arnold (jarnold@daemen.edu)

Subject:            Reminder for our next TAP meeting

Where:             Daemen College

                            Thomas Reynolds Center

When:             Monday– November 9, 2009

                                    4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

 

You are cordially invited to attend our next Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP) meeting scheduled on November 9, 2009 (Monday) in the Thomas Reynolds Center. The meeting is scheduled from 4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., and light snacks will be provided.

 

The agenda for our next meeting will be posted on our blog at least one week before our meeting. Please use our blog or e-mail me directly to suggest agenda items or to request additional information. To use our blog, please log in using the following information:

 

Url: http://blogger.daemen.edu/teacher_leadership

User Name: teacher

Password: XXXXX -(not given here – see mailing or summer notebook)

(Meeting dates for our future TAP and Steering Committee meetings are included on blog.)

 

At our last TAP meeting, registration approval was given to the project participants named below, for the following professional development opportunities:

• Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference (October 23-24, in Niagara Falls)

            - Jennifer Molfese and Kathleen Murphy

• Rick Lavoie – Co-sponsor with Parent Network (October 29, 2009 at the Millennium Hotel)

            - Marian Munoz

• STANYS 114th Annual Conference (October 31-November 3 in Rochester)

            Delores Anderson, Melanie Koch, and Catherine Sedota

 

Reimbursement will be provided for registration. Only travel expenses for the STANYS Conference, in Rochester will be reimbursed. Funding cannot be provided for substitutes, so please make sure you have administration permission before you register to attend any event. (Unless otherwise arranged, you are required to register and pay for each conference in advance, after you attend please submit your expenses for reimbursement.) 

 

Our next steering committee meeting is on October 21, 2009 from 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. in the Reynolds Center. We will set the agenda for next TAP meeting. Thank you for your continued support.

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Steering Committee meeting – Minutes: 9/30/2009 — TAP Meeting Agenda 10/6/09

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

T/LQP Professional Development Program

Steering Committee meeting – Minutes: 9/30/2009 

Thomas Reynolds Center – Board Room / Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm

 

In Attendance: Delores Anderson, Jeff Arnold, Rod Doran, Connie Kudrna, Marion Munoz, Carol Mullen, Catherine Sodota, Jennifer Twist,

Greetings: Jeff Arnold welcomed and thanked the group for past contributions.

 Old Business: Connie moved to accept the minutes from our last meeting and Catherine second the motion.

The minutes for our June 2, 2009 meeting were accepted.

• The College is accredited through RATE until 2014

• Our project’s benchmarking is still outstanding.

• Original time log and journals – are kept by Jeff / Pay at the end of January and June

Time Log / Goals

• The members in attendance were asked to complete time logs at the end of the meeting. The rate of pay is $18.72 the same as summer work.

• Work on action teams cannot be authorized until goals are established by the chair of that action team. Each action team will need to have a chair, a mission and goals with clear outcomes identified before a budget and/or recourses can be allocated.

The dates and objectives of the TAP meeting were approved.                                

*October 6, 2009 (Tuesday)

* November 9, 2009 (Monday)

* January 14, 2010 (Thursday)

* March 18, 2010 (Monday)

  • May 20, 2010 (Thursday)

 

The agenda for the TAP meeting was reviewed and approved -Notes

Delores Anderson agreed to talk about the opportunities available through STANYS and Connie agreed to do a 30 min. presentation on PBIS. The Steering Committee has the go ahead to make arrangements with Dennis Scheitinger as part of the classroom management collegial circle.

 

The dates of the summer were proposed and will be presented to the TAP group from feedback.

 

The dates and objectives of our Steering Committee meeting were approved.

Tentative Steering Committee dates (meeting times 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

-       September 30, 2009

-       October 21, 2009

-       January 7, 2010

-       March 8, 2010

-       May 13, 2010

Jeff reviewed the action teams and the Collegial Circles and invited steering committee members to bring goals to our next TAP meeting. Jeff also asked action team chairs to consider giving permission to post the goals on-line as part of our project web site. The action teams and the Collegial Circles reviewed included;

• Action Teams Review

Data Strategies (Paid)

• Data & Instruction

• Equity / GESA

• Classroom Management

• Assessment

• Literature Circle

 

 

Standards Based Instruction (Paid)

• Teaching to the Standards (EDU 327)

• Lesson Study

• Web Based LE’s- Develop a new course—Web based Learning Experiences:

• Learning Units Scheitinger

• Web Site Review

• Peer Review Video

• Community Outreach

• Collegial Circles (in-kind)

• Equity

• Technology

• Classroom Management

• Book Club / Study Group

 

Open Discussion was started at 6:00 pm and continued until 6:30 pm

The following topics were suggested for our Technology Collegial Circle:

The sessions will run from 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm

 

Google Tools

Bloging /Ninging

Dreamweaver

Photoshop

MS Office

 

A sign-up sheet was provided for the following professional development opportunities

 

• Western Section STANYS Fall mini-conference (October 13, at ECC South)—Free

Time: 3:30 –6:30 pm

• Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference (October 23-24, in Niagara Falls)

Time: Oct 23: 8:00 am- 5:00 p.m.  Oct 24: 8:00 am – 1:00 p.m.

• Rick Lavoie – Co-sponsor with Parent Network (October 29, 2009 at the Millennium Hotel)

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (session)

Time: 5:00 – 8:30 (Awards Dinner – short talk)

• STANYS 114th Annual Conference (October 31-November 3 in Rochester)

Time: all day

• AMTNYS 59th Annual Conference (November 12-14 in Buffalo)

Time: all day

Priority will be given to stakeholders who have register to present at a conference when they request to attend that conference. Stakeholders will be given special consideration if they make a commitment to present at an upcoming conference or at our summer workshop.

 

All requests for attending any of these professional development workshops given by stakeholders before or at the TAP meeting will be considered immediately following the October 6 meeting.

Jeff Arnold encouraged stakeholders to only sign up for the professional development that they are definitely willing to attend. Jeff stated that – Limited resources are available. Requesting funding for participating in these events doesn’t guarantee the funds will be provided. Resources will be allocated to active steering committee members and/or conference presenters first. Committing to make a presentation at a conference or our summer program may increase your likelihood of receiving funding. (Before requesting to attend any professional development please make sure you have the approval of your district.)


T/LQP Professional Development Program

Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP) – Agenda: 10/6/2009

Thomas Reynolds Center – Conference Room

 

4:30 – 4:45         Registration (Update TAP Mailing list)

4:45 – 5:30   Welcome and Updates

                            • Approve a TAP meeting schedule                                                                                                          * October 6, 2009 (Tuesday)

   Tentative Schedule

* November 9, 2009 (Monday)

* January 14, 2010 (Thursday)

                                                            * March 18, 2010 (Monday)

* May 20, 2010 (Thursday)

• New Project web site:

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

• Updates / Web Based Learning Experiences /Bios

•  Blog / Counter / Standards Project

• Final Report (08-09) due October 31, 2009

• New Project (09-10) Revised Budget submitted

• Goals / Action plan / Needs Assessment

• Supplies credit update

• Teaching to the Standards Class (327/518)

• Mini-Grant Update

• Equipment / Books Sign Out / Resources / Class Visits

• The Accreditation process (RATE) / our role

• 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)

• Lesson Study

• Web Based LE’s

• Learning Units

• Web Site Review

• Peer Review Video

• Community Outreach

• Collegial Circles (in-kind)

• Equity

• Technology

• Classroom Management

• Book Club / Study Group


 

• Professional Development opportunities

• Western Section STANYS Fall mini-conference (October 13, at ECC South)—Free

Time: 3:30 –6:30 pm

• Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference (October 23-24, in Niagara Falls)

Time: Oct 23: 8:00 am- 5:00 p.m.  Oct 24: 8:00 am – 1:00 p.m.

• Rick Lavoie – Co-sponsor with Parent Network (October 29, 2009 at the Millennium Hotel)

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (session)

Time: 5:00 – 8:30 (Awards Dinner – short talk )

• STANYS 114th Annual Conference (October 31-November 3 in Rochester)

Time: all day

• AMTNYS 59th Annual Conference (November 12-14 in Buffalo)

Time: all day

 

Limited resources are available. Requesting funding for participating in these events doesn’t guarantee the funds will be provided. Resources will be allocated to active steering committee members and/or conference presenters first. Committing to make a presentation at a conference or our summer program may increase your likelihood of receiving funding. (Before requesting to attend any professional development please make sure you have the approval of your district.)

• Proposed dates and format for summer program

Assessment Workshop (June 28-July 2)

Learning Community TLQP Stand (July 5-9, 12-16)

Cooperating Teacher /New Teacher Stand (July 19-23)

 

6:00 – 6:30         Classroom Management (Connie Kudrna’s)

                           PBIS updates for BPS

 

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. To redeem 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

 

 

Note:

 

Approved Steering Committee meeting dates (meeting times 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

-       September 30, 2009

-       October 21, 2009

-       January 7, 2010

-       March 8, 2010

-       May 13, 2010

 

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Steering Committee Minutes: 6/2/09: Summer Program Planning

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Steering Committee Agenda: 6/2/09
Summer Program Planning
Present: Catherine Sodota, Jeff Arnold, Connie Kudrna, Carol Mullen, Pat Loncto
• Funding Status TBD
• Review Agenda
• Action Item- check on 7/6 – College is closed
- Food/ access to building – Jeff provides doughnuts but bring your own brown bag, and steering committee bring dish to pass, not a lot of refrigeration, Connie relish tray, Catherine chips and salsa, Pat fruit, Carol dessert.
- Room set-up on July 3-5: (Issue access to Business Building)
• Jeff fix calendar by merging PM cells, end at 3:00
Day 1:
• Start day at 8:45 gathering time, end AM at 11:45
• Teambuilding – Books for resources (Catherine) 15-30 min.
About us – Teacher Evaluation PowerPoint (Connie) 30 min. project eval are products that determine if funded in future.
• All people will have a blank calendar and they will put codes to signify their personal schedule:
o an X(or shade)= booked with the programmed event
o write in block=where you are and what you are doing
o NP = not present
• Scheduling- Pat explains her role as coach for writing/editing Learning Experience, day 8 rubric criteria
• Review of other available support people: Jane, Gail (Tues, Wed, Thurs), Steering Committee members
• Food —(for day and menus)
• TLQP site (blog)
• Project Server Space – user names and passwords
• Goals are word documents on TLQP website. Download and type personal goals into the document. Post your document on server space AND email to Jeff.
• Supplies Order
• Pat open sign up for coaching if Goals on MST server space
• New People welcome / orientation (Marion)
ITEMS needed:
ÿ Brainstorming Goal Setting: bio, lesson sketch, button, rules and procedures, hyperlink, learn Vista (resource needed, is there a cheat sheet available-Jeff will ask? should we brainstorm issues and share solution? Should we look at Wed as a day with Gail for Vista support)
ÿ Making a button supplies
ÿ Notebooks
ÿ Mugs
ÿ Website / Project site
ÿ Key Documents on sites to assess electronically
ÿ Recommended Catalogs: Eatons, Science Kit, EAI (need to complete order sheets), $35 minimum per vendor , no more then two different vendors per participant
ÿ Desk references
Day 2:

• Dennis – Letter needs to be sent / MERGE cells for AM TOPIC: Classroom Management
• Jane – open sign up AM and PM
• Pat – open sign up for AM coaching and open sign up for LE Starter Tools (MERGE cell) for PM.

Day 3:
• Carol –Challenge Problem on visual logic (Figure this)/ Jeff – Challenge Problem (on-line at Resource page) (30 min)
• Peer Review process, Power Rubric, On line learning experiences, Checklist, Beyond the fishbowl (1hr)
• Preview of Zoo LE – Catherine (30 min)
• Write comments as a group for an online learning experience (1hr 11:00-11:45)
• Pat – open sign up for AM coaching
• Gail sign up for coaching
• Posting and support for Vista – John and participants
Day 4:
• Gail sign up for coaching
• Follow-up on items and overview of Peer Review, share student comments from class about peer review process from server space and notebook
• Delores Peer Review (Need learning Experience) Facilitator: Carol, Recorder: Catherine (10:00)
• Catherine zoo clarification, food sign up – Jeff subs sign up (11:15)
• Pat – open sign up for PM coaching
• Make and Take-hole punch
• Science supplies (Filter paper –science kit)
Day 5:
• Zoo Trip
Day 6:

• Reminder to bring rubric day 8
• Goal reporting (1hr)
• Catherine Peer Review Facilitator: Connie, Recorder
• Pat, Connie, Catherine debrief while main group Philosophical overview of program
• John blogging, Ning, Web 2.0 tools

Day 7:
• Gail sign up for coaching
• Rod/Jeff icebreaker What is Inquiry? Make connection to Power Rubric, Inquiry tool kit (9-9:30)
• Lesson Study: someone can teach their LE:
Sorting – give people different items to sore and score on rubric – feedback on quality of rubric (9:30-10:15)
• Measuring – Dr Doran (10:15-11:00)
• Jenn Molfese science vocab (11-11:45)
• Smart Boards DS 227 (Reserve Room)
• Jane sign up for coaching
Day 8:
• Gail sign up for coaching
• Dr. Mary Fox or Jeff Congruency Table collegial circle, or work day (9-10:00)
• Cooperating Teacher Feedback discussion about challenge of placing students in Buffalo, what works with student teachers – follow up from last year (10-10:30)
• Rubrics – review how to design and rubric overview, participants bring in rubric to analyze – personal or on line.
• Change Game
• Pat sign up for coaching
Day 9:
• GESA / S. Green jeopardy II do half and then solicit questions from audience (9-10)
• Differentiation – Pat 10-11:30
• Book Club selection and preview Committee Organization on next day 11:30-11:45
Day 10:
• Celebration: Reporting out- required for participation in week three, optional for those not continuing in week three (9-10:30)
• Set dates for TAP 2009-10
• Committee dates/chair/budgets
• Picnic (Food)
Notebook Organization
Proposal Updates
Amy Stewart Update
Web site updates ( 3 new LES)
Assessment workshop
Retention Data
Facebook site? Tracking for 5 years
Supplies for TAP
Pay for Steering Committee work

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Steering Committee Agenda: 6/2/09 : Summer Program Planning

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Steering Committee Agenda: 6/2/09
Summer Program Planning

Funding Status
Review Agenda
• Action Item- check on 7/6 – College is closed
- Food/ access to building
- Room set-up on July 3-5: (Issue access to Business Building)

Day 1:
Icebreaker – Books for resources (Catherine)
About us – Teacher Evaluation PowerPoint (Connie)
Scheduling- Pat (Time for Pat)
Other Ideas

- Notebooks
- Mugs
- Goals
- Website / Project site
- Key Documents

Supplies Order
New People welcome / orientation
Food —(for day and menus)

Day 2:
Dennis – Letter needs to be sent / reminder topic /
Pat – Tips/coaching session
Jane –on Tuesday

Day 3:
Carol –Challenge Problem / Jeff – Challenge Problem (on-line)

Beyond the fishbowl
Posting —No Jane / Gail

Day 4:
Delores Peer Review (Need learning Experience)
Facilitator
Recorder
Zoo trip
Make and Take-hole punch
Science supplies (Filter paper –science kit)

Day 5:
Zoo Trip – (Food-sign-up)

Day 6:
Goal reporting
Catherine Peer Review

Day 7:
Lesson Study
-Inquiry Tool Kit
-Sorting
-Measuring
Jenn Molfese??
Smart Boards DS 227 (Reserve Room)

Day 8:
Faculty Review –Date Change for Mary Fox –(Jeff)
- Congruency Table -
Cooperating Teacher Feedback
Change Game

Day 9:
GESA / S. Green
Differentiation
Book Club selection
Committee Organization

Day 10:
Celebration
Reporting out
Set dates for TAP
Committee dates/chair/budgets
Picnic (Food)

Notebook Organization
Proposal Updates
Amy Stewart Update
Web site updates ( 3 new LES)
Assessment workshop
Retention Data
Facebook site
Supplies for TAP
Pay for Steering Committee work

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May 2009 – Steering Committee Minutes

Friday, May 15th, 2009

May 2009 – Steering Committee
T/LQP Professional Development Program
Steering Committee meeting – Outline: 5/14/2009
Thomas Reynolds Center – Board Room / Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
In Attendance: Rod Doran, Carol Mullen, Catherine Sodota, Marion Munoz, Pat Loncto, Jeff Arnold

Greetings: Welcome – Steering Committee Pilot Year / Vision
Old Business: Approve minutes from last steering committee meeting (on Blog) Catherine and Carol accept minutes
• TLQP New Application completed – June 5, 2009
• Original time log and journals –kept by Jeff / Pay at the end of January and June
Time Log / Goals
• Complete time logs
• Goals Update: Set and type clear goals —with assessment criteria – Post samples goals on-line – one hour paid. Email to Jeff in word document.
- Sample: Assist in the design/instruction of EDU 327

New Business:
• Review: TAP Agenda –See next page
• Review: Summer Program – see summer schedule / participant selection
• Policy and procedure manual – teacher evaluation Literature Circle action team follow-up
• Select Steering Committee Action Team Reports
• Sorting Task – Learning Experiences Unit.
• Literature Circle Resources: Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice
by Charlotte Danielson and Thomas L. McGreal ($24.95) –Chapter 9-10 /appendix
• Technology: Bios / Photos / Web based learning experiences
• Teaching to Standards –score mid-terms and final projects
• Web site – overview – Standards navigation
• Classroom Management: see tab on website
• Carol Mullen reported on National Math Conference in Washington. Consider if want to do Challenge Problem on Visual Logic during summer program on Wed 7/8
• Review Summer Program Agenda
o Delores review: Facilitator Carol Mullen, Recorder Catherine Sodota. Catherine Sodota review will be by volunteer during program.
o Sign up sheet for afternoon
o On first day tell how Pat is being used and for what purpose, she will not be available for Coaching on Peer Review days, Pat will explain what her workshop on Tuesday is about. (10:00)
o On first day introduce Marion as Mentor.
o Look at Product Menu next meeting to be used during Goal Setting Day 1 of Program.
o Old and New Make and take Centers with feature: Mystery Conducting Cards. Might want to put an online version of this. Encourage someone help with making session. Explore how to have this session be more curriculum and assessment focused. Encourage people to create sketch around a make and take. Next meeting create an options for extending the Make and Take IE sketch, LE outline.
o Catherine volunteers to do ice breaker session on day one. Will ask people for favorite ice breaker to get a collection of ideas. Rod suggested one from white book (BSES) on scientific inquiry to be used on July 14.
o Change Fri picnic to say Pot Luck Picnic. Catherine will check on location for picnic.
o July 7 will be intro to Peer Review process in more depth than in the past.
o Jeff send Pat a calendar to grey out the times not available.
o Ask Jenn Conklin to come to Catherine’s review. Catherine may invite guests.
o Announcement: N.E.T.T. at NCCC August 26.
o 7/16 GESA focus: Catherine and Connie will take care of this.
o If funded Catherine would like to look into more technology savvy way to do GESA jeopardy.
o Melanie Differentiation on 7/16
o Everyone must report out, presentation optional on Friday 7/17. Reporting out is gateway into next week by explaining clear goals for the third week.
o Gil will help with cooking on 7/17
o Book club selection discussion for following year 7/17

________________________________________________________________________
TAP Agenda: T/LQP Professional Development Program
Project web site: http://www.daemen.edu/offices/teacher_leader
Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP) – Agenda: 5/20/2009
Reynolds Center – Board Room
4:30 – 4:45 Registration (Update TAP Mailing list)
4:45 – 5:30 Welcome and Updated list for summer program
• Review TAP meeting schedule
• May 20, 2009 (Wednesday in Reynolds Center – Board Room)
• Review Steering Committee meeting Dates:
• May 14: 4:30pm – 6:30pm (Reynolds Center – Board Room)
• June 2: 4:15pm – 7:15 pm (Reynolds Center – Board Room)
• Review Action Team Schedule- Sorting Learning Unit – Catherine will report out how an LE Unit incorporates Learning Experiences
• April 6: 10am –3pm (Spring Break)- Update
• Review Literature Circle Schedule – Teacher Evaluation to Enhance
Professional Practice by Charlotte Danielson and Thomas L. McGreal
•Literature Circle Next meetings: June 16, 2009: 4:30pm – 6:30pm Chapters 9-end of book including Appendix.
• Summer Science Assessment Workshop (6/29- 7/2)- Place Daemen/UB
• Dates for summer program (July 6 – 17) – Flyer/ Goals
• New TLQP Application/Interim Report sent
• 3-day GESA Facilitator Institute conducted by Dr. Dolores Grayson
June 30-July 2, 2009/ 8:30 am to 4:30 SUNY Oswego, 117 Wilber Hall,
Oswego, NY
• STANYS Award Dinner – May 28, 2009: Daemen College Wick 5:30 pm
• Related Events:
-Online calendar: The “Ning Thing”- http://wnyscienceleaders.ning.com/
Follow-up on:
-Cliff Stoll – March 18- 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Buffalo Museum of Science – joint programming
-Science Exploration Day – March 11: 9:00 am-2:00 pm (UB Amherst) – for High school students only at this time. Next year is March 10 Website for this project: http://www.gse.buffalo.edu/org/SED/ Note: UB campus closed for break on this day.
-STANYS Mini-Conference –March 25 @ 3:30 am-7:00 pm (W. Seneca West) – report by Catherine, call for presenting an LE at Rochester conference and then for our local mini-conference. STANYS would like more members/attendees, can we help?

• Teaching to the Standards: next step Graduate Level Course – web-based design focus
• Course Registration / Mini-Grant Update all 4 TLQP participants received A.
• Daemen College TLQP Reunion / Dinner / Program / May 13 cooperating teachers and TLQP members, hopefully next year a teacher and student awards.
• Retention Survey (On-line) starting next year need data and information on people for all years in the program and for 5 years after to see if teachers are staying in program as a result of the support of the program.
• Supplies credit update* – begin wish list thinking
NOTE: add to TAP agenda Carol Mullen report on National Math Conference, Catherine will announce need for ice breaker day 1 of summer program as group dynamics focus or learning focused. After Catherine will type up ideas.
5:30 – 6:30 Peer Review: Vivian Newman – Celebrating Diversity – hope to encourage her to edit LE as a model for Teaching to Standards Class by following the class outline for all the details.
Facilitator: Catherine Sodota Recorder: Marion Munoz
6:30 – 6:45 Set Agenda for our next meeting/ Review Summer Schedule
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. To redeem 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

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May 2009 – Steering Committee and TAP Agenda

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

T/LQP Professional Development Program
Steering Committee meeting – Outline: 5/14/2009
Thomas Reynolds Center – Board Room / Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
In Attendance:
Greetings: Welcome – Steering Committee Pilot Year / Vision
Old Business: Approve minutes from last steering committee meeting (on Blog)
• TLQP New Application completed – June 5, 2009
• Original time log and journals –kept by Jeff / Pay at the end of January and June
Time Log / Goals
• Complete time logs
• Goals Update: Set and type clear goals —with assessment criteria – Post samples goals on-line – one hour paid. Email to Jeff in word document.
- Sample: Assist in the design/instruction of EDU 327
New Business:
Review: TAP Agenda –See next page
Review: Summer Program – see summer schedule / participant selection
Policy and procedure manual – teacher evaluation Literature Circle action team follow-up
Select Steering Committee Action Team Reports
Sorting Task – Learning Experiences Unit.
Literature Circle Resources: Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice
by Charlotte Danielson and Thomas L. McGreal ($24.95) –Chapter 9-10 /appendix
Technology: Bios / Photos / Web based learning experiences
Teaching to Standards –score mid-terms and final projects
Web site – overview – Standards navigation
Classroom Management: see tab on website

________________________________________________________________________
TAP Agenda: T/LQP Professional Development Program
Project web site: http://www.daemen.edu/offices/teacher_leader

Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP) – Agenda: 5/20/2009
Reynolds Center – Board Room

4:30 – 4:45 Registration (Update TAP Mailing list)
4:45 – 5:30 Welcome and Updates
• Review TAP meeting schedule
• May 20, 2009 (Wednesday in Reynolds Center – Board Room)
• Review Steering Committee meeting Dates:
• May 14: 4:30pm – 6:30pm (Reynolds Center – Board Room)
• June 2: 4:15pm – 7:15 pm (Reynolds Center – Board Room)
• Review Action Team Schedule- Sorting Learning Unit
• April 6: 10am –3pm (Spring Break)- Update
• Review Literature Circle Schedule – Teacher Evaluation to Enhance
Professional Practice by Charlotte Danielson and Thomas L. McGreal
• Next meetings: June 16, 2009: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
• Summer Science Assessment Workshop (6/29- 7/2)- Place Daemen/UB
• Dates for summer program (July 6 – 17) – Flyer/ Goals
• New TLQP Application/Interim Report
• 3-day GESA Facilitator Institute conducted by Dr. Dolores Grayson
June 30-July 2, 2009/ 8:30 am to 4:30 SUNY Oswego, 117 Wilber Hall,
Oswego, NY
• STANYS Award Dinner – May 28, 2009: Daemen College Wick 5:30 pm
• Related Events- The “Ning Thing”- http://wnyscienceleaders.ning.com/
Follow-up on /
Cliff Stoll – March 18- 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Buffalo Museum of Science
Science Exploration Day – March 11: 9:00 am-2:00 pm (UB Amherst)
- http://www.gse.buffalo.edu/org/SED/
STANYS Mini-Conference –March 25 @ 3:30 am-7:00 pm (W. Seneca West)
• Teaching to the Standards: Graduate Level Course
• Course Registration / Mini-Grant Update
• Daemen College TLQP Reunion / Dinner / Program / May 28
• Retention Survey (On-line)
• Supplies credit update*

5:30 – 6:30 Peer Review: Vivian Newman – Celebrating Diversity
Facilitator: Recorder:

6:30 – 6:45 Set Agenda for our next meeting/ Review Summer Schedule
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. To redeem 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.

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Steering Committee meeting – Minutes: 3/5/2009

Monday, March 9th, 2009

T/LQP Professional Development Program
Steering Committee meeting – Minutes: 3/5/2009
Thomas Reynolds Center – Board Room / Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
In Attendance: Elaine Swing, Catherine Sodota, Marion Munoz, Connie Kudrna, Rod Doran, Pat Loncto, Jeff Arnold
Greetings: Welcome
Old Business: Approve minutes from last steering committee meeting (on Blog) Accepted minutes
• RATE /Benchmarking updates – Field team and Board reviews have taken place. Had a college peer review with faculty and faculty has accepted this process as a norm. Now have three tier learning community at Daemen: students, school district teachers, Daemen college faculty. Future goal is to have three tiers work together.
• Original time log and journals – are kept by Jeff / Pay at the end of January and June
Time Log / Goals
• Complete time logs
• Goals Update: Set and type clear goals —with assessment criteria – Post samples on-line can be paid for one hour. Email to Jeff in word document.
- Sample: Assist in the design/instruction of EDU 327
Review: Meetings Schedule and TAP Agenda
Review dates and objectives
Committee Reports: Propose Dates / Chairs / Format
Steering Committee Action Teams- (Work session): Sorting Task Have a rubric and have a Unit where Learning Experiences can be plugged in.
Literature Circle Resources: Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice
by Charlotte Danielson and Thomas L. McGreal ($24.95) : Chair (_______) Trying to use the information for our summer program. Present in summer and use one of our meetings to plan activities using the book.
Equity: Book Club: Chair (_______)
Technology: maybe Dreamweaver
Teaching To Standards:
Developing Teaching to Standards –score mid-terms and final projects
Ticket into steering committee–$500, 3 college graduate credits, camera and scanner.- Graduate expectation – peer review at TAP to post on-line in summer project. Standards Class Update: Four teachers (Delores, Ann Marie, Marian, Vivian, Delores (over summer) Capstone Course – Co-teaching model – assist next semester (Paid)
Retention / Reunion: survey needed two times a year maybe at next TAP, not this month
Web Site: http://www.daemen.edu/offices/teacher_leader/index.php
for Bios / Photos (optional)
Standards navigation: Jane is putting Standards project on line with fancy icons related to Jeff’s dissertation.
Web site development progression – overview – next phase a List of Steering Committee Members /TAP Members
Classroom Management: see tab on website
Develop a new graduate course—Web based Learning Experiences, posting on line.
Summer Program Planning: look at charts and handouts from Jeff to brainstorm possible schedule.

________________________________________________________________________
TAP Agenda
T/LQP Professional Development Program
Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP) – Agenda: 3/12/2009
Reynolds Center – Board Room
4:30 – 4:45 Registration (Update TAP Mailing list)
4:45 – 5:30 Welcome and Updates
• Review TAP meeting schedule
• March 12, 2009 (Thursday) (Reynolds Center – Board Room)
• May 20, 2009 (Thursday) (Reynolds Center – Board Room)
• Review Steering Committee meeting:
• March 5: 4:30pm – 6:30pm (Reynolds Center – Board Room)
• Tentative: May 14: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
• Review Action Team Schedule- Sorting Learning Unit
• April 6: 10am –3pm (Spring Break) (Reynolds Center – Board Room)
• Review Literature Circle Schedule – Teacher Evaluation to Enhance
Professional Practice by Charlotte Danielson and Thomas L. McGreal
• Update : February 5: 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
• Next meeting: March 19 Chapters 2-4, April 30 Chapters 5-8
• Reading Circle – Set dates and time—Book/Format: student book concerning equity, no dates yet
• Technology Workshop – Set dates and time—Topic/Format: How to use Excel on first two days at UB on June 29-30. Open to region but only TLQP members paid for.
• Summer Science Assessment Workshop (7/1- 7/3)- Collect and analyze State data then participate in Action planning for how will use data in instruction. Place Daemen.

• Related Events- The “Ning Thing”- http://wnyscienceleaders.ning.com/ A Ning is a website that lists activities happening in region. Show at TAP meeting.
Event: Cliff Stoll – March 18- 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Buffalo Museum of Science – Physical Science, conceptual Physics.
Science Exploration Day – March 11: 9:00 am-2:00 pm (UB Amherst) High School students come on UB campus to learn about Science. Title: Tune into Science
STANYS Mini-Conference –March 25 ~ 3:30 am-7:00 pm (West Seneca West) K-12 Three sessions 40 minutes long, no sign up, no fee
Follow-up on / January 24 – Future City went well. March 14 Power Authority display of Future Cities.

• Dates for summer program (July 6 – 17) – Flyer
• Feedback from the RATE process
• EDU 327 – Capstone
• Benchmarking updates (K-16 Alliance)
• Project web site: http://www.daemen.edu/offices/teacher_leader/
• Updates / Web Based Learning Experiences
• Program resources – Surveys / Form G / Rules and procedures / blog / Counter: Set a record for people visiting the website. Can see a record at our website.
• GESA / Teacher Observation/ JP and Student Teachers
• Supplies credit update: begin to put list together now
• Goals / Action plan / Needs Assessment
• Teaching to the Standards Course
• Course Registration / Mini-Grant Update
• Student Intern Feedback
• New TLQP Application
• Daemen College TLQP Reunion award / Dinner / Program /
• Retention Survey (On-line)
5:30 – 6:30 Peer Review: Marian Munoz – What Happened to Humpty Dumpty?
Facilitator: Carol Mullen Recorder: Jennifer Molfese
6:30 – 6:45 Set Agenda for our next meeting
6:45 – 7:00 Evaluation / Feedback
• Supply stipend – Amount / Conditions
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. To redeem 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.

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Steering Committee: March 5, 2009 & TAP: March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

T/LQP Professional Development Program
Steering Committee meeting – Agenda / Minutes: 3/5/2009
Thomas Reynolds Center – Board Room / Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
In Attendance:

Greetings: Welcome
Old Business: Approve minutes from last steering committee meeting (on Blog)
• RATE /Benchmarking updates
• Original time log and journals – are kept by Jeff / Pay at the end of January and June
Time Log / Goals
• Complete time logs
• Goals Update: Set and type clear goals —with assessment criteria – Post samples on-line
- Sample: Assist in the design/instruction of EDU 327
Review: Meetings Schedule and TAP Agenda
Review dates and objectives
Committee Reports: Propose Dates / Chairs / Format
Steering Committee Action Teams- (Work session): Sorting Task
Literature Circle Resources: Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice
by Charlotte Danielson and Thomas L. McGreal ($24.95) : Chair (_______)
Equity: Book Club: Chair (_______)
Technology:
Teaching To Standards:
Developing Teaching to Standards –score mid-terms and final projects
Ticket into steering committee–$500, 3 college graduate credits, camera and scanner.- Graduate expectation – peer review at TAP to post on-line in summer project. Standards Class Update: Four teachers (Delores, Ann Mari, Marian, Vivian) Capstone Course – Co-teaching model – assist next semester (Paid)
Retention / Reunion:
Summer Program Planning:
Data Strategies;
Web Site: http://www.daemen.edu/offices/teacher_leader/index.php
o Bios / Photos (optional)
Standards navigation
Web site development progression – overview – next phase
o List of Steering Committee Members /TAP Members
Classroom Management:
Develop a new course—Web based Learning Experiences:

_______________________________________________________________________________
TAP Agenda
T/LQP Professional Development Program
Project web site: http://www.daemen.edu/offices/teacher_leader
Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP) – Agenda: 3/12/2009
Reynolds Center – Board Room

4:30 – 4:45 Registration (Update TAP Mailing list)
4:45 – 5:30 Welcome and Updates
• Review TAP meeting schedule
• May 20, 2009 (Wednesday in Reynolds Center – Board Room)
• Review Steering Committee meeting:
• Tentative: May 14: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
• Review Action Team Schedule- Sorting Learning Unit
• April 6: 10am –3pm (Spring Break) (Reynolds Center – Board Room)
• Review Literature Circle Schedule – Teacher Evaluation to Enhance
Professional Practice by Charlotte Danielson and Thomas L. McGreal
• Next meetings: March 19: Chapters 2-4, and April 30: Chapters 5-8
• Reading Circle – Set dates and time—Book/Format
• Related Events- The “Ning Thing”- http://wnyscienceleaders.ning.com/
Cliff Stoll – March 18- 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Buffalo Museum of Science
Science Exploration Day – March 11: 9:00 am-2:00 pm (UB Amherst)
- http://www.gse.buffalo.edu/org/SED/
STANYS Mini-Conference –March 25 3:00 am-7:00 pm (W. Seneca West)
Follow-up on / January 24 – Future City
• Summer Science Assessment Workshop (6/29- 7/2)- Place Daemen/UB
• Dates for summer program (July 6 – 17) – Flyer/ Goals
• Feedback from the RATE process / EDU 327 – Capstone
• Supplies credit update
• Teaching to the Standards: Graduate Level Course
• Course Registration / Mini-Grant Update
• Student Intern Feedback
• New TLQP Application/Interim Report
• Daemen College TLQP Reunion / Dinner / Program / Date
• Retention Survey (On-line)

5:30 – 6:30 Peer Review: Marian Munoz – What Happened to Humpty Dumpty?
Facilitator: Carol Mullen Recorder: Jennifer Molfese

6:30 – 6:45 Set Agenda for our next meeting/ Review Summer Schedule
6:45 – 7:00 Evaluation / Feedback
• Supply stipend – Amount / Conditions
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. To redeem 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.

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Steering Committee Minutes-Decemeber 16, 2008

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

T/LQP Professional Development Program
Steering Committee meeting – Agenda: 12/16/2008
Thomas Reynolds Center – Board Room / Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm

Greetings: Welcome
Old Business: Approve minutes from last steering committee meeting (on Blog)
• 2008 funding has been received/ Cut in funding / manage growth in project
• RATE /Benchmarking completed
• Assessment tools (HTML w/links) – updates being made – (Jenn Twist/Dr. Doran –and Delores, AnnMari, Marian, Vivian)
Time Logs
• Original time log and journals – are kept by Jeff / Pay at the end of January and June
• Shift: Pay form hours to pay for products tied to Goals – pre-determined
(Implications: summer project morning sessions pay time—afternoon pay for products)
• Set and type clear goals —with assessment criteria
- Sample: Assist in the design/instruction of EDU 327
Next Meeting Steering Committee:
Next two TAP meetings: * January 8, 2009 (Thursday)* March 12, 2009 (Thursday)
• Supply stipend – Amount / Conditions
- Sorting Task – test question / sorting Candies 1 –
o Group Development – A design team – Sorting
ß Project LE – a project Goal
• First Draft on-line
- Developing Teaching to Standards –score mid-terms and final projects.
Review TAP Agenda and handouts for next meeting
Action Team- Work session: December 30 from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Committee Reports:
School Visits: West Hertel- December 10 from 11-3 –Classroom management (handout)
Conference Updates: WNYMATH
Standards Class Update: Four teachers (Delores, Ann Mari, Marian, Vivian)
Ticket into steering committee–$500, 3 college graduate credits, camera and scanner.
- Graduate expectation – peer review at TAP to post on-line in summer project
Capstone Course – Co-teaching model – assist next semester (Paid)
- Scoring papers
- Develop a new course—Web based Learning Experiences
Web site Updates: http://www.daemen.edu/offices/teacher_leader/index.php
- Bios / Photos (optional)
- Standards navigation
- Standards Charts
- Links: Partners
In development
- Vision of how we work –guidelines and rules /List of Board Members
- List of Steering Committee Members /TAP Members
- Web site development progression – overview – next phase
Propose dates for Book club, study group, next work session, and technology session

Key Components of the program: Planning Document
• Board Members: Planning / Updating – (Not paid – Food) – 2x/year
~ 5-10 people with w/~two teachers from project
- Start next year with funding / Key Project partners
• Steering Committee (Leaders): Reviewing planning TAP meetings – Paid
Updating / Professional Development-sharing work from Steering Committee
• Action Team: Committee Work sessions during the school year—Paid –Opportunities tied to Goals
Professional Development / Workdays (Shift summer project time to school year)
Refine LE – web progression – flow diagram –- Fishbowl —what needs to be done to move to project LE?
Project Learning Experiences – Clear Expectations – Incentives
A sample —a current exemplar
Score Sheet – Power Rubric – Checklist- Link to Fishbowl—posted comments / Cover sheet – bio link /Feedback and responses /Refinements to LE itself – Additional Information /Floor Plan, Letter home, rules, procedures, expectations, schedules (routines), Video—photos
Summer project – Planning Committee
Score a student paper –a peer paper—review assessment tools—course updates
Web Based LE’s – web based course – Graduate level class
Web site review of on-line learning experiences / Peer Review Video
Develop protocol for an on-line review—developing Web literacy –use of Blog
• GAP- Getting Ahead Professionally Professional Development / Workdays – (Not Paid)
• TAP Meetings: Meetings during school year – Not paid (food & supplies)
Entry into project – post first LE on-line
• Book Club – Select and discuss a book –ie–NightJohn – Not Paid – (food & book)
• Study Group Meetings: Book Study – Teacher Evaluation – (Paid and book) – product PowerPoint
• Community Meetings: Reunion • Book Club – Not paid (food maybe/room)
• Course Work – EDU 518- see above –$500, 3 college graduate credits, camera and scanner
• Summer Project 3 weeks – Includes summer assessment workshop/week 4 (optional)
• Cooperative and supervising teacher institute (hold)
• New Daemen College teachers must express interest in working in Buffalo
• Conferences: SOS conference / STANYS/ Math Conference (WNYMATH)/ GESA Reunion /Other planned work sessions (on-site?) The role of teacher evaluation-(pay registration)
• Class Visits – On-site observations / Professional development
Committee – Action team resource allocation —Prioritize objects – balance with interest
STANYS membership – next year – conference attendance 4-5 people
SOS – next year – not this year –budget concerns
—Set dates for Action team /steering committee meetings
n Book club meeting (not paid) – TAP committee (Food/book/space) – 3x’s
n Study Group (paid) –Steering Committee Action team – 4x’s
n Reunion / Project showcase / Dinner / Awards – Combine with Education Department?
o TLQP Award – not so much a reunion this year invite (Board members)
n December / January – GAP Training – on-line work session – Individual goals (not paid)
n Action team meeting – Group project (Paid)
o Time/Product funding available-topic sorting LE
Wrap-up—-Feedback—-Next Steps—Format / Protocols
New Resources- Project 2061: Atlas of Science Literacy II

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.**

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