Related Link: MSTE Friday Lunches
This week Samantha Lindgren will be talking with us about the virtues of Integrated Secondary Science and her current NSF proposal to increase students' exposure to engineering practices.
When: 12-1pm on December 6th, 2013
If you have never been to a Friday lunch before, now is the perfect time to start! This will be the last Friday lunch for the Fall Semester but we will return for the Spring Semester.
Related Link: MSTE Etoys Brown Bag
You won't want to miss the MSTE Etoys Brown Bag at the College of Education this week!
Speakers: George Reese, Avigail Snir and Maya Israel
Date: Thursday, Nov 21, 2013
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Room 242, College of Education, 1310 S. 6th Street, Champaign, IL
Sponsor(s): Bureau of Educational Research and MSTE
Description: The MSTE Office, home of the EtoysIllinois project, has developed a classroom observation tool with some unique features. The tool allows a single observer to create a map of the classroom that includes the relevant geography (tables, blackboards, whiteboards) and position icons to represent student locations and teacher movements. As the class progresses, the observer can add time-stamped transcriptions or notes to the map that can later be assembled into a detailed record of the classroom events. This tool was developed in Squeak Etoys, an object-oriented authoring tool used by elementary school children as well as adult programmers. The classroom observation tool is free and easy to use by anyone familiar with the rudiments of the Etoys interface. While the tool is still under development, and we hope to have a tablet version, this Etoys version has provided a rapid prototype and is highly functional. This presentation will include examples of how the tool has been used in observations of mathematics classes, some insights gained through debriefing sessions with teachers. We will also discuss future directions for research and development.
Related Link: MSTE Friday Lunch - RSVP
After a fabulous trip to FabLab last Friday, we’ll be back in Classroom 201 for MSTE Friday Lunch this week. Our very special guest, Maya Israel, will be joining us to speak about “Engaging struggling learners and students with disabilities in STEM learning.”
This will be the last Friday Lunch until after Thanksgiving break. Don't miss out - RSVP now!
Speaker: Maya Israel (Special Education, College of Education)
Topic: Engaging struggling learners and students with disabilities in STEM learning
Date & Time: Friday, November 15, 2013 from noon-1pm
Location: Classroom 201, 505 E Green St., Champaign, IL