Greater Upstate New York Inquiry-Based Learning Consortium

For several years a small group of professors in upstate New York have been meeting informally to share their enthusiasms, frustrations and triumphs related to the use of inquiry based learning in their mathematics classes. They are excited to announce that with generous funding from the Educational Advancement Foundation there is now enhanced opportunity for others to join this community.

Where are we, and what can we offer you?

Specifically, the consortium offers support and mentoring for those new to inquiry based learning and a supportive network for exchange of ideas for both novice and experienced users. For those new to inquiry based learning, we can offer some funding to help support your attendance at the national IBL workshop for new users to be held at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, June 23 - 26, 2014 , in addition to funding for follow-up activities in the region. For both novice and more experienced users we have funding for a workshop on Friday October 10, just before the Fall MAA Seaway Section Meeting, in Alfred, NY, including the possibility of travel support. Stan Yoshinubu (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo) an expert in the use of IBL, will be at these workshops.

There are currently IBL practitioners at the following institutions in the greater upstate New York region:


We invite you to join our consortium!

We have the capacity to help those in upstate New York and nearby regions with funding at various levels.

1) Novice practitioner, planning to teach an IBL course in Fall 2014:

We can offer support for a limited number of novice practitioners. If your application to the consortium is accepted, we can offer you:

To apply to the consortium, fill out this application form. Priority will be given to applications submitted by March 23th, 2014, but will be continued to be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter.


2) Intermediate practitioners

For practitioners who do not yet consider themselves experts but are too experienced to be considered novices, we would be happy to have you participate in our Fall MAA workshop. We can offer:

If you are interested, please send an e-mail with your background and aims to , with your CV attached.


3) Experienced practitioners

Finally, for the experienced IBL practitioners in our region, we can offer:

If you are interested, please send an e-mail with your background and aims to , with your CV attached


For questions or more information, please send e-mail to .

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