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Spring 2016 MSTE Friday Lunch - Michael McKelvey & Rebecca Byrd

Posted on: 2/1/2016 1:12 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Friday Lunch ]

This Friday, February 5th, MSTE's own Michael McKelvey & Rebecca Byrd will present “Getting Started with Minecraft in the Classroom”.

About the Talk: MinecraftEdu is a special version of Minecraft designed for classroom use. Learn how to install MinecraftEdu server software and use downloadable lesson resources. No Minecraft experience necessary!

Topic: Getting Started with Minecraft in the Classroom

When: Friday, February 5th, 2016, from 12:00-1:00pm

Where: 505 E Green St, Classroom 201, Champaign, IL 61820

All are welcome, but please don’t forget to RSVP via the MSTE Friday Lunch website so that we have enough pizza.

2016 CCDOS Food Packaging Project Registration Open!

Posted on: 1/26/2016 11:00 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ CUVolunteer ]

At last year's Community & Campus Day of Service (CCDOS), more than 1,500 volunteers packaged 160,722 meals, which were delivered to Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Additionally, hundreds of volunteers participated in dozens of other volunteer projects across Champaign-Urbana. This year, on Saturday, April 9th, members of the local community and University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students will join forces once again to kick off National Volunteer Week 2016, which will take place from April 10-16.

Our primary project, The Food Packaging Project, involves packaging at least 149,000 meals - one thousand for every year of public engagement since the University was chartered - for local foodbanks to be distributed to needy families in Champaign-Urbana.

Hundreds of volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 9th for the food packaging project as well as a number of other projects being planned to benefit the local community. Several volunteer shifts will be available during the day. If you would like to help out, please register for a timeslot in advance. Space is limited and this project is very popular!

Visit the CCDOS website to sign up for the Food Packaging Project now! All are welcome (and encouraged!) to participate!

Spring 2016 MSTE Friday Lunch - Morgan Johnston

Posted on: 1/25/2016 11:09 AM

This Friday, January 29th, Morgan Johnston will present “Renewable Energy at the University of Illinois”.

About the talk: Morgan Johnston will give an overview of the use of renewable energy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From the existing solar and geothermal installations to a planned biomass boiler and wind power purchase agreement, Ms. Johnston will share details about the projects, process, and lessons learned.

Topic: Renewable Energy at the University of Illinois

When: Friday, January 29th, 2016, from 12:00-1:00pm

Where: 505 E Green St, Classroom 201, Champaign, IL 61820

All are welcome, but please don’t forget to RSVP via the MSTE Friday Lunch website so that we have enough pizza.

MSTE Friday Lunches are (almost) back!

Posted on: 1/22/2016 2:51 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Friday Lunch ]

MSTE Friday Lunches are returning soon for the Spring 2016 semester! The guest lecture series will resume on Friday, January 29, 2016, at noon.

The MSTE Friday Lunch Upcoming Events listing will be updated for Spring 2016 as speaker details are confirmed for the semester.

2016 EdCampCU

Posted on: 1/14/2016 11:43 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ]

EdCampCU is a place for teachers, pre-service teachers, administrators, community members, university students and faculty, high school and middle school students, as well as anyone else who is interested in talking and learning about education and ed innovation. EdCampCU is free professional development for you, by you.

Join EdCampCU for this unconference as participants share their knowledge with each other. You could get answers to a topic you've been struggling with lately, or you may be the expert someone else has been looking for -- all in the same session! There is no need to prepare; just show up and we'll figure it out together.

Please arrive by 8am to the College of Education building at 1310 S. Sixth St, Champaign IL 61820. From 8-8:30am we will collaboratively create the schedule, then from 8:30am - 1:00pm you can join in on sessions of interest to you.

A light breakfast and coffee will be provided.


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