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​Fall 2003 till Spring 2004

TIME 2000 Class of 2004 Graduates

3 June 2004
On Thursday, 3 June, the third cohort of TIME 2000 graduated.

TIME 2000 Seniors Receive Graduation Awards

2 June 2004
On Wednesday, 2 June 2004, graduating seniors received recognition for their academic achievements. Tova Babakhanov, Wen Yu (Sara) Liu, and Maryann Sadera received FREE Foundation scholarships to continue their graduate studies at Queens College. Wen Yu (Sara) Liu also received the Herbert Fremont Award for outstanding undergraduate work in secondary mathematics education.

TIME 2000 Junior Receives Two Mathematics Awards

17 May 2004
On Monday, 17 May, TIME 2000 Junior, Rebecca Steiner, received two awards from the Queens College Mathematics Department: The Most Outstanding Junior Math Major ,and The Budne Prize. Congratulations, Rebecca!
Class of 2004 Ready to Graduate

12 May 2004
On Wednesday, 12 May 2004, eight TIME 2000 seniors, undergraduates in the third TIME 2000 cohort, were honored at a graduation party in the Queens College Patio Room. More than 50 family, friends, and TIME 2000 students, faculty, and staff were on hand to congratulate them and view their dynamic PowerPoint yearbook, cleverly presented based on the theme of “Friends.” The seniors received awards from Dr. Alice Artzt, Director of the TIME 2000 Program; Mrs. Naomi Weinman, Program Administrator; and Ms. Vidya Sriprasad, outgoing President of the Tutoring Club, MT4.

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​NEW OFFICERS ELECTED FOR MT4

27 April 2004
At the April seminar, the TIME 2000 students elected the new officers for the Tutoring Club. The new officers are Mamadou Diallo, President; Rachel Faranak Eghbali, Vice President; Kevin (Chun Kai) Huang, Treasurer; May (Yan Mei) Guo, Secretary. Congratulations!
​CYBERCHASE FEATURED AT A SEMINAR

27 April 2004
At the April seminar, Mr. Chris Czajka, Associate Director of the National Teacher Training Institute, enacted a lesson plan integrating a Cyberchase episode entitled, "Snow Day to Be Exact," illustrating ways to develop estimation concepts across the grades. This presentation was a continuation of the seminar on 16 March 2004.

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​TIME 2000 Tutors at the Dedication of Powdermaker Hall

23 April 2004
On Friday, 23 April 2004, the home of the Division of Education and the TIME 2000 office, Powdermaker Hall, was dedicated. One of the special classroom demonstrations was planned and conducted by members of Today’s Tutors, Tomorrow’s Math Teachers, the TIME 2000 Tutoring Club. Eighth graders from the Louis Armstrong Middle School, East Elmhurst, NY, were guest participants at the session which included problem-solving practice for the New York State Grade 8 Assessment, and a game session, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” to reinforce their mathematical skills. The tutoring event was coordinated by the Tutoring Club President, Vidya Spriprasad.
 
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TIME 2000 Grads Speak at NCTM

22 April 2004
On Thursday, 22 April 2004, four TIME 2000 graduates, Mr. John Chae, Mr. Eric Glatz, Ms. Rocío Saborido, and Ms. Irina Zavurov, were on the program of the 82nd Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The title of their session was “Creating PowerPoint Lessons that Engage Secondary Mathematics Students."(Click on “handout” to download the handout distributed at the session, “slideshow” to view and download the entire presentation, and “Manual” to download the “Basic PowerPoint Manual, created by R. Saborido.)
ISA Recruiters Visit Queens College

20 April 2004
On Tuesday evening, 20 April, recruiters from the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), a privately funded enterprise established through the generosity of the Leeds Foundation to provide teachers and students with support to ensure academic success, visited Queens College to introduce TIME 2000 students to the philosophy, goals, and mission of ISA, and to recruit teacher candidates.
Thirteen/WNET Comes to Queens College

16 March 2004
On Tuesday, 16 March, Christopher Czajka, Associate Director of the National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI), Thirteen/WNET, New York, and Project Assistant Lara Garvilla, presented the first part of a two-part seminar, entitled, “Overview of Thirteen/WNET’s Educational Resources.” The TIME 2000 students learned about the availability and use of instructional video and the Web-based databases useful for teaching. Everyone is looking forward to the next seminar on 27 April, when the NTTI speakers will return with ideas for developing lesson plans and integrating video in mathematics instruction.
TIME 2000 Grads Speak at LIMAÇON

12 March 2004
On Friday, 12 March, four TIME 2000 graduates, Mr. John Chae, Mr. Eric Glatz, Ms. Rocío Saborido, and Ms. Irina Zavurov, shared their innovative PowerPoint mathematics lessons at a session entitled, “Creating PowerPoint Lessons that Engage Secondary Mathematics Students.” (For an updated version of the presentation, go to 22 April 2004, to download and view the slideshow.) The conference was held at SUNY College at Old Westbury. As in the past, TIME 2000 undergraduates also attended the conference.

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​TIME 2000 Graduates of 2002 and 2003 Return to Give Advice to the Undergraduates

17 February 2004
On Tuesday, 17 February 2004, TIME 2000 graduates from the classes of 2002 and 2003, were guests at the monthly seminar, held during the winter recess to accommodate their full-time teaching schedules. The graduates were members of a panel, entertaining questions from the undergraduates about their teaching experiences. Just as successful as the panel on 4 March 2003 (see Past Events below), everyone was so impressed with the graduates that they will definitely be invited back next year along with members of the Class of 2004!

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Louis Armstrong Middle School Students visit Queens College

16 December 2003
On Tuesday, 16 December, 8th graders from the Louis Armstrong Middle School (LAMS) accompanied their teacher, Ms. Merna Porter, to Queens College, to participate with the TIME 2000 freshmen in their Psychology of Learning Mathematics course taught by TIME 2000 Program Director, Dr. Alice Artzt. The topic of discussion was attribution theory. WNBC was on hand to cover the event, which aired Tuesday, December 23 on the station's 5 p.m. newscast.(Click on "Movie" to see a clip of the broadcast.) Following the class, everyone celebrated the end of the semester with a pizza party.

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Sewanhaka Mathematics Supervisors are Guest Speakers

14 October 2003
At the October seminar, Ms. Cathy Florio, Coordinator of Mathematics, the Sewanhaka Central High School District and Mathematics Chair at Floral Park Memorial High School, and Ms. Janet Cerulli, Mathematics Chair, Sewanhaka High School, made a presentation entitled, “Making Mathematics Come Alive in the Classroom.”
TIME 2000 GRADUATE PUBLISHES ARTICLES

October 2003
As a result of her summer internship at Scholastic, TIME 2000 graduate, Tara Wachter, teacher at Herricks Middle School, has had two articles published. One article appears in the October issue of DynaMath entitled "Creepy Coordinates," and the other one entitled, "Jurnee's Journey!" appears in the 13 October 2003 issue of Scholastic Math. They both contain excellent, very imaginative activities for students that are connected to real life. Congratulations, Tara!
Two TIME 2000 Seniors Share their Leadership Workshop Experience

9 September 2003
At the monthly seminar, two seniors, Val Baci and Pelly Papoutsis, conducted an activity, "Whom Do You Trust?" that they learned at a leadership institute. Some of the 80+ TIME 2000 students volunteered to participate. Everyone was involved in a discussion of the significance of the activity. Thanks to Val and Pelly for sharing!
TIME 2000 Welcomes the Largest Freshman Class Ever!

September 2003
The TIME 2000 Program continues to thrive, accepting 30 highly qualified students and 9 qualifiers. They are all on the road to becoming secondary mathematics teachers. Welcome to all of them!
 
 

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