Archive for November, 2009

Collegial Circle- Technology – November 24

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

November 16, 2009

 

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

From:               Jeff Arnold (jarnold@daemen.edu)

Subject:            Collegial Circles Update and schedule

Where:             Daemen College

                            Thomas Reynolds Center

When:             Tuesday– November 24, 2009

                                    4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

 

You are cordially invited to attend our Collegial Circles Technology Sessions. The sessions are scheduled from 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm. The first two sessions (Google Tools and MS Office) will be located in the Thomas Reynolds Center, and the remaining sessions are scheduled for the small computer lab (Room 207) in the Business Building. If you have a laptop, you are encouraged to bring it to the sessions. If you do not have a laptop, a computer will be provided.

 

The schedule for the Collegial Circles Technology Sessions is outlined below: 

           

            Google Tools – November 24, 2009             (Thomas Reynolds Center)

MS Office – December 8, 2009             (Thomas Reynolds Center)

Bloging /Ninging – January 12, 2010 (Business Building, Room 207- computer lab)

Dreamweaver – February 9, 2010             (Business Building, Room 207- computer lab)

Photoshop – March 16, 2010                (Business Building, Room 207- computer lab)

MS Office – April 6, 2010                        (Business Building, Room 207- computer lab)

Others – May 18, 2010                (Business Building, Room 207- computer lab)

 

 

The sessions are free of charge to our TLQP TAP members. Your participation in the sessions is optional – based on your needs and your availability. There is no compensation for your participation in this series, however your time will be log as in-kind contributions for our project.

 

John Zeapfel will be facilitating the sessions and is available for individual consultations. An outline of the topics to be covered at our first session is included in this mailing.

 

Reminders:

 

Our Professional Literature Circle will meet December 2, 2010 in the Thomas Reynolds Center from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. The book Science for All Americans will be provided.

Our Sorting Learning Unit Action Team will meet on December 30, 2010 in the Thomas Reynolds Center from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm.

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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Change in TAP meeting location- 11/9/09

Monday, November 9th, 2009


Change in location Notice

 

 

Teacher / Leadership Quality Partnership

TLQP

 

Teacher Advisory Meeting (TAP)

 

Wick Center Board Room

 

November 9. 2009

 

4:30 P.M.  – 7:00 P.M.

 

Host: Jeff Arnold

 

 

The Wick Center is a short walk across the parking lot. The Wick Board Room is on the ground floor across from the Cyber Café (where we eat lunch during the summer program.)

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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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