Greater UPSTATE NEW YORK ibl Consortium

For the past several years, a group of professors in upstate New York have been meeting to share experiences related to the use of Inquiry Based Learning in their mathematics classes.  Together with funding from the Educational Advancement Foundation, they have built upon this community in new and profound ways. They invite you to see what is happening in their area, and how you may join in and get involved!

Consortium Goals:

  • Support for your IBL experience.  There are gatherings such as dinner meetings, or e-mail conversations to discuss all aspects of teaching IBL: planning, initial implementation, daily workings of the classroom, and writing of course notes.
  • Mentoring for those who want a personal connection to another IBL practitioner.  This allows for a supportive network to exchange ideas between the more experienced and novice users.
  • Workshops to help develop IBL skills and practices.  These workshops are usually aligned with the MAA Seaway Meetings.
  • Open Classrooms of IBL practitioners in our area.  The aspect of classroom visitation can be very enriching, regardless of personal experience or comfort level with IBL. We coordinate visits with one or more professors using IBL in their classrooms.
  • Funding may be available to support our IBL community. We can fund mentors and mentees with classroom visitations if needed, or to attend a Seaway Section meeting. Our funding also allows for the numerous activities listed above, and for additional personal projects upon request.
  • For more information and to join our consortium at any time, please contact us at

Come Join Us!

We have many opportunities for getting together to continue the IBL conversations. See announcements below

IMPORTANT Announcements:

  • PRODUCT Workshop: Nazareth

    • The National Science Foundation is sponsoring a series of 4-day summer IBL workshops.  In 2017 there will be one in our backyard at Nazareth College July 18 - 21.  Several people from our region will be in attendance

    • Update: This workshop (and the others this summer) are full.  There will be another round of workshops next summer, including one at Nazareth College.  To make sure to receive an announcement when they are open for enrollment, send e-mail to uny.ibl at gmail dot com.