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Tap Meeting November 16, 2011

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6:45 – 7:00 Evaluation / Feedback

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Steering Committee Meeting 11/2/2011

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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

In Attendance:

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

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

Review: TAP Meetings Schedule and TAP Agenda for next meeting

Acknowledgement – and thanks

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

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

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Steering and TAP meeting Fall 11

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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

In Attendance:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6:45 – 7:00 Evaluation / Feedback

Reading Circle Resources: TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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