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. We are excited to announce that with generous funding from the Educational Advancement Foundation we are building this community in new and profound ways. Keep reading to find out what's going on and see how you can get involved!

Where are we? What can we offer you?

We are all over the place! There are currently IBL practitioners or instructors interested in IBL at the following institutions in the greater upstate New York region:

Specifically, the consortium offers

If any of this sounds interesting to you, please contact us at


What is going on in the consortium?

Art and IBL

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, those interested can meet a group of us at 4:00pm at the Memorial Art Gallery at 500 University Ave., Rochester to view their exhibit M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion. Afterwards we'll go to Salena's Mexican Restaurant for dinner and IBL discussion. The restaurant is only about a block away and there is plenty of free parking there. Contact Ryan Gantner at if you're interested so we know to look for you.


Summer workshops

The Academy of Inquiry Based Learning is hosting three IBL workshops in summer 2017. One of them will be at Nazareth College here in NY, July 18 - 21, 2017. For more information, click on the links above.


Another IBL Consortium formed!

Following in our footsteps, we'd like to announce the formation of the MD-DC-VA IBL Consortium. They're running a bunch of IBL events at their MAA Section meetings and it looks like IBL is beginning to take off in their region. Congrats and good luck!


Call for mentoring

We will be in a position to have several mentoring relationships throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. If you'd like to teach an IBL course for the first time (or nth time for very small n) and would like to engaged in regular conversations with someone with more IBL experience, an IBL mentor is a great idea. We have several people in the region who can help, depending on the topic of the course and the geographical area in which you are located. Mentoring involves a regular exchange of ideas and usually involves visiting classrooms as well. To find out more or request a mentor send an e-mail to


Calendar of Events


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

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