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F'14 MSTE Friday Lunch Series - October 24, 2014

Posted on: 10/22/2014 9:35 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Friday Lunch ]

Speaker: Kerris Lee

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Classroom 201, 505 E. Green St. Champaign IL 61820

Title: What It's Really Like on the Champaign Unit 4 School Board

Description:

Kerris Lee is a local entrepreneur who has been active in the Ctrl-Shift University-Community Collaboration. For the past year, he has served on the Champaign Unit 4 School Board. Kerris will share his experience navigating policy mandates, innovation in schools, collaborations, partnerships and community input challenges.

For more information and to RSVP, please view the newly updated MSTE Friday Lunch Website!

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May Berenbaum awarded National Medal of Science

Posted on: 10/10/2014 4:11 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ BeeSpotter ] [ Science ]

Congratulations to May Berenbaum on being awarded the National Medal of Science this year!

May is not only an Entomology Professor at the University of Illinois, but she is also the founder of BeeSpotter and the Insect Fear Festival (among many, many other acxomplishments).

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Entomology professor May Berenbaum awarded National Medal of Science - Inside Illinois

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Bringing School and Community Together

Posted on: 10/10/2014 3:41 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ]

The Center for Education in Small Urban Communities is hosting a free lecture on Monday, October 13, 2104, from 4-6PM in Room 2 of the College of Education. Professor Emeritus Chip Bruce will discuss, "Bringing School and Community Together."

Visit the calendar event for full details.

F'14 MSTE Friday Lunch Series - October 10, 2014

Posted on: 10/6/2014 10:15 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Friday Lunch ] [ Outreach ]

Speakers: Jessica Pitcher, Todd Lash and Minsoo Park

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Classroom 201, 505 E. Green St. Champaign IL 61820

Title: Kenwood Kennovation: An elementary school community promoting collaboration, creativity, computational thinking and computer science.

Description:

Kenwood Elementary in Champaign Unit 4 embraced the mission of technology and literacy for the community less than 18 months ago. With strong partnerships, and a dedicated staff, they are re-envisioning educational experiences for students and families. Explore how educators are engaging students, teachers, and the community using code.org, computational thinking lesson planning, unplugged activities, the collaborative framework, Etoys & Scratch, and Community Tech Time.

For more information and to RSVP, please view the newly updated MSTE Friday Lunch Website!

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F'14 MSTE Friday Lunch Series - October 3, 2014

Posted on: 10/2/2014 2:31 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Friday Lunch ] [ Outreach ]

Speakers: Ray Price and Amy Koester

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Classroom 201, 505 E. Green St. Champaign IL 61820

Title: Celebrating High School Innovators

Description:

Innovation is critical to the advancement of our communities, state and society. Yet, relatively little is done to encourage innovation among our youth. We will talk about our “Celebrating High School Innovators” project. The project will identify, describe, and celebrate 100 of the most innovative high school students in the state of Illinois. Our long-term goal is to change how the University of Illinois and Illinois High Schools understand and encourage innovative students.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit MSTE Friday Lunch Website!

 

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