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​Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
TIME 2000 SOPHOMORES VISIT THE VOORLEZER’S HOUSE

Friday, 5 May 2017
On Friday, 5 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 schoolhouse in the North America, The Voorlezer’s House (c. 1695).

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TIME 2000 STUDENTS ATTEND THE QUEENS COLLEGE GALA

4 May 2017
On Wednesday evening, 3 May, eleven of the TIME 2000 undergraduates joined Queens College faculty and staff in attending the Queens College Gala of the Queens College Foundation at Gustavino’s in Manhattan. A wonderful time was had by all!

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NEW TUTORING CLUB OFFICERS ELECTED

4 April 2017
At the April seminar, the officers for the 2017-2018 academic year were elected: From left to right, Public Relations Rep, Emily Fung; Vice President, Yael Eleyahouzadeh; President, Amalia Kouloglou; Secretary, Movina Seepersaud; and Treasurer, Anastasia Papatheodorou. Congratulations!
SHARING EXCITING SESSIONS ATTENDED AT LIMAÇON

4 April 2017

At the April seminar, TIME 2000 undergraduates, Yael and Bushra, Xinying, and Sam shared lessons learned at LIMAÇON, a mathematics education conference held at SUNY Old Westbury, attended by the TIME 2000 students on Friday, 17 March 2017, at SUNY Old Westbury. Exemplary portfolios were also available for students to review.

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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
 
 

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