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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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