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U4 Innovate

Posted on: 10/28/2014 10:22 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Outreach ] [ Technology ]

Champaign Unit School District #4 has released a new video highlighting their work with the University of Illinois and especially the computational thinking project with Kenwood Elementary School. You can see some of the collaborators in the CTRL-Shift group and hear the excitement they have for this new direction.

U4 Innovate from Champaign Schools on Vimeo.

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F'14 MSTE Friday Lunch Series - October 31, 2014

Posted on: 10/27/2014 10:37 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Friday Lunch ] [ Math ]

Speaker: Peter Braunfeld

Time: 12:00 PM

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

Title: Georg Cantor and the Idea of Infinity

Description:

Educators are always talking about "what mathematicians really do." Fact is, they do lots of very different things, most of which require technical vocabulary and a lot of mathematical background

Around 1890, Georg Cantor invents a theory of infinite sets and shocks the mathematical world. Luckily, this theory is not only genuinely elegant, butdoesn't require much background. So, it's a wonderful example for both high school teachers and students to show at least what some mathematicians do or have done.

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

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Georg Cantor and the Idea of Infinity

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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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MSTE Friday Lunches

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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.

 

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