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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.

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