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Registration is now open for the sixth annual Community & Campus Day of Service!

Posted on: 2/19/2018 12:10 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ CUVolunteer ]

Register today to participate in the sixth annual Community & Campus Day of Service! On Saturday, April 14th, you can join in to package 151,000 ready-to-boil meals that will be delivered to Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Each volunteer shift lasts an hour and a half and includes one hour of work on the meal packaging lines. This event is family-friendly and seated food packaging positions are available. Sign up today to help us fight hunger in our community!

Spring 2018 MSTE Friday Lunch - Exponential Educators: How Can Education Match the Speed of Innovation?

Posted on: 2/19/2018 11:22 AM

We are back this week with the first MSTE Friday Lunch of the 2018 Spring semester! 2018 marks the 25thanniversary of the MSTE Office, and this semester’s speakers will all be MSTE alumni and former partners! Our first speaker will be Mikkel Storaasli.

About the Talk: It's been said that we are living in exponential times, based on how rapidly (exponentially) technology is changing, and how equally rapidly society is changing. What are the qualities we should look for in teachers to ensure students are prepared for the world they're facing?

Speaker: Mikkel Storaasli

Topic: Exponential Educators: How Can Education Match the Speed of Innovation?

When: Friday, February 23rd, 2018, 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!

Save the Date for the Sixth Annual Community & Campus Day of Service!

Posted on: 1/30/2018 2:31 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ CUVolunteer ]

The sixth annual Community & Campus Day of Service has been scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018! Join us and help to package 151,000 meals - one for each year since the University has been chartered - that will be distributed to local food banks to fight hunger in our community. Save the date now and check back in mid February for information on how to register!

Understanding Change in Mathematical Thinking: A Perception-Action Perspective

Posted on: 1/23/2018 9:36 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ]

The Illinos STEM Education Colloquium will have featured guest, Dr. Martha W. Alibali, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Friday, February 2, 2018. The Colloquium events will be held in the College of Education, Room 22, 1310 S. Sixth St, Champaign, IL.

From 10:15 - 11:15AM, Dr. Perry will lead a book discussion of Why Gesture?, co-edited by Dr. Alibali. Then, from 12:30-1:30PM, Dr. Alibali will present, Understanding Change in Mathematical Thinking: A Perception-Action Perspective. Light lunch will be provided.

This event is co-sponsored by the Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE), and the University Library.

About Dr. Alibali's lecture

Mathematical thinking involves perceiving mathematical problems and taking actions—both mental and physical—to solve them. Dr. Alibali studies students’ perceptions and actions to better understand mathematical thinking and learning. In her talk, she will illustrate three aspects of her work. First, how learners’ perceptions guides problem-solving actions. Second, that physical actions affect mathematical thinking because mathematical ideas are grounded in physical actions. Finally, how teachers’ instruction guides learners’ perceptions of mathematics problems and their actions. Dr. Alibali’s work helps us understand how perception and action affect mathematical thinking, while highlighting new questions about mathematics learning and instruction.

Fall 2017 MSTE Friday Lunch - Have Screwdriver: Will Hack!

Posted on: 10/30/2017 2:10 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Friday Lunch ] [ Science ] [ Solar ]

It’s time for the last MSTE Friday Lunch of the Fall Semester! Join MSTE’s own Jana Sebestik, Assistant Director of STEM Curriculum Design, for a unique MSTE Friday Lunch experience - a hands-on workshop!

About the Talk: How do solar powered path lights work? Let's look inside! Use the components to do something else. Create a night light or power a toy car...

Bring your imagination. We'll provide supplies.

Speaker: Jana Sebestik

Topic: Have Screwdriver: Will Hack!

When: Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 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!

 

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