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TIME 2000 GRADUATES RETURN TO SHARE THEIR TEACHING EXPERIENCES

Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Twenty-four TIME 2000 graduates from the classes of 2002 through 2016, were guests at the monthly seminar held during the winter recess to accommodate their full-time teaching schedules. Most of the graduates shared their experiences and advice. Just as successful as the panels on 16 February 2016, 17 February 2015, 18 February 2014, 19 February 2013, 21 February 2012, 22 February 2011, 16 February 2010, 17 February 2009, 19 February 2008, 20 February 2007, 21 February 2006, 22 February 2005, 17 February 2004, and 4 March 2003 (see Past Events), everyone’s so impressed with the graduates that they will definitely be invited back next year along with members of the class of 2017!

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TIME 2000 SOPHOMORES BEGIN FIELD WORK JOHN BOWNE HIGH SCHOOL

Thursday, 2 February
On Thursday, 2 February 2017, the TIME 2000 sophomores began their field work associated with SEYS 201W: Historical, Social, and Philosophical Foundations of Education, at John Bowne High School. Mrs. Sabrina Joseph, a TIME 2000 graduate, Class of 2010, is hosting the sophomores as she meets with them for pre-lesson discussions and invites them to observe her teach seniors in Financial Algebra and freshmen in Algebra 1. The sophomores will also be tutoring algebra students. It will be a busy and exciting semester for everyone!
​AN EXCURSION TO THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS

18 January 2017
On Wednesday, 18 January, the TIME 2000 undergraduates took a fascinating journey into the world of mathematics at the National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, New York City. In addition to exploring the many hands-on exhibits, they participated in a knot theory seminar. The motivational power of informal, exploratory mathematics activities made a lasting impression on the future secondary mathematics teachers.

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​EIGHTH GRADERS ATTEND CLASS WITH TIME 2000 FRESHMEN

Thrusday, 8 December 2016
On Thursday, 8 December, 30 eighth graders from the Louis Armstrong Middle School accompanied their teacher, Ms. Merna Porter, to Queens College, where they participated in an educational psychology class with 21 TIME 2000 freshmen. The lesson, conducted by TIME 2000 Director, Dr. Alice Artzt, was on attribution theory. Following the lesson, the eighth graders were guests at a pizza party, thanking them for allowing the freshmen to observe them learning mathematics throughout the fall semester.

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TIME 2000 December Seminar  ​

Tuesday 6 December 2016
At the December seminar, six seniors, Alicia Bharat, Jean Chen, Daniel DeSousa, Jessica Hannon, Razana Khan, and Joanna Ortiz and shared lessons they created in their methods course and their technology and learning course. They demonstrated how well prepared they are to begin student teaching in spring 2017!

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TIME 2000 FRESHMEN COMPLETE 10-WEEK FIELD WORK AT THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG MIDDLE SCHOOL (LAMS)

Monday, 5 December 2016
On Monday, 5 December, the TIME 2000 freshmen completed their required 10-week field work for SEYS 221: The Psychology of Learning Mathematics. Ms. Merna Porter, grade 8 mathematics teacher at LAMS, shared her insights and practices related to motivating students to learn mathematics.

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TIME 2000 STUDENTS EXPLORE EXCITING STATE-OF-THE-ART HAND-HELD TECHNOLGY AT THE MONTHLY SEMINAR
 
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
The TIME 2000 undergraduates were treated to a very special technology seminar on Tuesday, 15 November. Mr. Dana Morse, Educational Technology Consultant, Texas Instruments, Inc., discussed “TI Tips for Building Mathematics Confidence (GL 8-12).” The extraordinary power and the instructional potential of the state-of-the-art TI hand-held device were revealed and explored.

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​ DR. JENNIFER QUINN DELIVERS THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL TIME 2000 CONFERENCE
 
 
On Friday, 4 November, TIME 2000 hosted its fifteenth annual conference, Celebrating Mathematics Teaching. More than 400 high school students from 27 schools in the New York- Metropolitan region, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, attended with more than 35 of their teachers. Also in attendance were 85 undergraduates, preservice teachers, and college faculty members. The opening session featured Dr. Jennifer Quinn, Professor of Mathematics, University of Washington-Tacoma. Her dynamic presentation, “Epic Math Battles,” set the tone for an outstanding conference. Exemplary mathematics teachers made exciting presentations that involved the conference participants in mathematical investigations and explorations. The 65 TIME 2000 undergraduates volunteered to prepare for and assist at the conference. Seven TIME 2000 graduates returned to be on the program and two participated in a panel discussion conducted by TIME 2000 Senior, Alicia Bharat. Special guest, Dr. James Simons, long-time supporter of the Conference, shared some inspiring personal remarks. A Texas Instrument handheld device and TIME 2000 gifts were raffled at the luncheon. Many thanks to Mathematics for America, MfA, for generously funding the conference.

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TIME 2000 STUDENTS MEET MATHEMATICS ON A POOL TABLE

Tuesday, 18 October 2016
At the monthly seminar, TIME 2000 students participated in “The Mathematics of Billiards,” presented by Mr. Andy Segal, Trick-shot World Champion. The students had the opportunity to study the angles, apply their skills, and experience the mathematics in a different context. Everyone was impressed with Mr. Segal’s presentation.

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​​TIME 2000 FRESHMEN BEGIN FIELD WORK AT THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
19 September 2016
On Monday, 19 September, the TIME 2000 freshmen and new students began their 10-week field experience at the Louis Armstrong Middle School, East Elmhurst, NY. The freshmen will observe Mrs. Merna Porter (far left) teach one of her grade 8 mathematics classes, and participate in prelesson and postlesson discussions with Mrs. Porter and Dr. Frances Curcio (far right), Queens College supervisor. The field work fulfills a New York State certification requirement in conjunction with SEYS 221: The Psychology of Learning, taught by TIME 2000 Director, Dr. Alice Artzt.
​A WARM WELCOME TO NEW AND RETURNING TIME 2000 STUDENTS

13 September 2016
On Tuesday, 13 September, new freshmen and qualifiers had the opportunity to meet their TIME 2000 peers at the first monthly seminar of the 2016-2017 academic year. The seminar was designed for students to meet and to get to know each other. Several TIME 2000 faculty members were also present to join in the festivities.

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TIME 2000 TUTORING CLUB ELECTS A NEW VICE PRESIDENT AND PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

13 September 2016
At the September seminar, Katherine Cordoba, former publicity manager of the TIME 2000 Tutoring Club, MT4, was elected vice president, and Emily Fung was elected public relations manager. These two newly elected officers join Sam John, president, Amalia Kouloglou, treasurer, and Yael Eleyahouzadeh, secretary
TIME 2000 CLASS OF 2006, MS. OMEGA, AND MR. ALBANEZE HONORED AT DR. ARTZT’S REUNION

Thursday, 9 June 2016
Dr. Artzt’s annual reunion attracted more than 150 former and current students. The fifth TIME 2000 cohort, the Class of 2006, was honored on the 10th anniversary of their graduation. Of the 13 original graduates, 10 were present, with one, Mr. Sahil Kapoor, traveling from Canada. Also honored were Ms. Sylvia Omega, Class of 2006, mathematics teacher at the Queens School of Inquiry, nominated by Ms. Theresa Simorella, TIME 2000 Class of 2015, and Ms. Sabrina Joseph, TIME 2000 Class of 2010, for her role as an outstanding cooperating teacher. Mr. Frank Albaneze, mathematics teacher at Christ the King High School, was recognized for inspiring one of his students, Angelina Ezratty, Class of 2017, to become a mathematics teacher. A special presentation about Google Apps was delivered by Ms. Kendal Askins, TIME 2000 Undergraduate Class of 2007, and Graduate Class of 2012, mathematics teacher at East Strasburg Middle School, PA. A great time was had by all!

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TIME 2000 STUDENTS PLAN, HOST, AND PARTICIPATE IN THE FOURTH ANNUAL FIELD DAY

Tuesday, 7 June 2016
On Tuesday, 7 June, 27 TIME 2000 undergraduates and 6 recently graduated TIME 2000 seniors participated in the Fourth Annual Field Day. There was plenty of enthusiasm, energy, and excitement during each activity. The event was such a big hit, plans are already being made for the Fifth Annual Field Day in 2016!

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​Graduation Day at Queens College

2 June 2016
On Thursday, 2 June, the fifteenth cohort of TIME 2000 participated in the Queens College graduation on the Quad—CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

CAPTION: Members of the 15th TIME 2000 cohort on the Quad for the Queens College graduation ceremonies, from left to right: Lu, Yuting, Alan, Crystal, Kathleen, Alexander, Yovanny, and Douglas
TIME 2000 SENIORS GRADUATE

1 June 2016
On Wednesday, 1 June, the fifteenth cohort of TIME 2000 graduated. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Professor Theresa Gurl, Mrs. Naomi Weinman, Professor Alice Artzt, and Professor Frances Curcio, posing with the 15th TIME 2000 Cohort, from left to right, Crystal, Carolina, Chrissoula, Mahrukh, Lu, Kathleen, Yuting, Yovanny, Alexander, and Alan
​TIME 2000 SENIOR RECEIVES THE HERB FREMONT AWARD

1 June 2016
At the Secondary Education and Youth Services Awards Ceremony, Lu Li received the Herb Fremont Award. The Fremont Award is given to an outstanding senior who will enter the Graduate Program in Secondary Mathematics Education following graduation from Queens College. Congratulations, Lu!

​CLASS OF 2016 READY TO GRADUATE

16 May 2016
On Monday, 16 May, 11 TIME 2000 seniors, undergraduates in the fifteenth TIME 2000 cohort, were honored at a graduation party in the Patio Room at Queens College. More than 125 family, friends, and TIME 2000 students, faculty, and staff were on hand to congratulate them, after viewing their e-Yearbook. The seniors received awards from Dr. Alice Artzt, Director of the TIME 2000 Program, Mrs. Naomi Weinman, Program Administrator, and from officers of the Tutoring Club, MT4.

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SEVENTH  GRADERS FROM THE QUEENS SCHOOL OF INQUIRY PARTICIPATE IN A TIME 2000 CLASS

Monday, 16 May 2016
On Monday, 16 May 2016, 26 7th graders and their mathematics teachers, Ms. Nicole Francipane and Ms. Krysten Malloy, from the Queens School of Inquiry (QSI), participated in the Historical, Social, and Philosophical Foundations of Education class with TIME 2000 sophomores and their instructor, Professor Frances Curcio. The focus of the class was on a social issue—gender equity. Following the class, everyone was treated to a pizza party to celebrate the collaboration between QSI and TIME 2000.

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TIME 2000 JUNIORS ELECTED INTO PI MU EPSILON

Monday, 16 May 2016
On Monday, 16 May, TIME 2000 Juniors, Angelina Ezratty and Victor Liu, were elected into New York Alpha Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Honorary Mathematics Society. Congratulations to them for their superior achievement in mathematics!

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TIME 2000 STUDENTS ATTEND THE QUEENS COLLEGE GALA

Tuesday 10 May 2016
On Tuesday evening, 10 May, eleven of the TIME 2000 undergraduates joined Queens College faculty and staff in attending the Queens College Gala at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. A wonderful time was had by all!

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TIME 2000 SOPHOMORES COMLETE 10-WEEK FIELD WORK AT THE QUEENS SCHOOL OF INQUIRY

Tuesday, 10 May 2016
During the spring 2016 semester, the TIME 2000 sophomores enrolled in SEYS 201W: Historical, Social, and Philosophical Foundations of Education, fulfilled their required field work at the Queens School of Inquiry (QSI), observing TIME 2000 graduates, Ms. Nicole Francipane, and Ms. Krysten Malloy, in a collaborative team-teaching grade 7 mathematics classroom. In addition to meeting with the teachers after each lesson, they also met with the principal, the assistant principal, and the parent coordinator, to get a comprehensive, holistic perspective of middle level education.

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TIME 2000 SOPHOMORES VISIT THE VOORLEZER’S HOUSE

Friday, 6 May 2016
On Friday, 6 May, the TIME 2000 sophomores enrolled in SEYS 201W: Historical, Social, and Philosophical Foundations in Education, visited Historic Richmond Town in Staten Island, with Professor Frances Curcio, to visit the oldest original school house in the North America, The Voorlezer’s House (c. 1695).

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NEW TUTORING CLUB OFFICERS ELECTED

Tuesday 5 April 2016
At the April seminar, the officers for the 2016-2017 academic year were elected: President, Sam John; Vice President, Ignacio Guzman; Treasurer, Amalia Kouloglou; Secretary, Yael Eleyahouzadeh, and Public Relations Rep, Katherine Cordoba.Congratulations!

Newly elected officers of the TIME 2000 Tutoring Club, Today’s Tutors, Tomorrow’s Math Teachers (MT4), for the academic year 2016-2017 from left to right, Yael Eleyahouzadeh, Secretary; Katherine Cordoba, Public Relations; Sam John, President; Ignacio Guzman, Vice President; and Amalia Kouloglou, Treasurer

SHARING EXCITING SESSIONS ATTENDED AT LIMAÇON

Tuesday, 5 April 2016
At the April seminar, TIME 2000 undergraduates, Katie, Sam, Amalia, and Victor shared lessons learned at LIMAÇON, a mathematics education conference held at SUNY Old Westbury, attended by the TIME 2000 students on Friday, 11 March 2016, at SUNY Old Westbury.

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