Spring 2011

Bill Cope from the College of Education will present "Assessing Science by Assessing Writing: A Report on the Assess-As-You-Go Writing Assistant Project."


This week we will be taking a MSTE Friday Lunch field trip to the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College! The Planetarium has recently undergone some major upgrades, including installation of the Digistar 4 full-dome system from Evans & Sutherland. On February 25th, MSTE Friday Lunchers will be treated to a special presentation with Dave Leake (of Parkland College) of "Secrets of the Sun" on the full dome. 

From the Planetarium's description of the "Secrets of the Sun" presentation:


Join MSTE,the Office for Math, Science, and Technology for Education, for the Friday Lunch series. Quinn Baetz will discuss various jobs he has had and how he got involved with MSTE. He will go over some of the interesting projects he has done at the University, along with the work done at MSTE. Quinn will end by talking about his future and what he will be doing at HP Palm.


Join us for our MSTE Friday Lunch field trip to the Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Here is more information on the Hydrosystems Lab


Join us for our MSTE Friday Lunch with Peter Braunfeld as he talks about  numerals. What do the ordinary English names for numbers like one, two, three, hundred, thousand, etc. (and those of other languages) reveal about the history of our understanding of numbers? 


Open discussion with the MSTE Friday Lunch Group.  Bring your ideas!


Join MSTE, the Office of Math, Science, and Technology for Education, for the Friday Lunch series with Brenda Pacey as she talks about Project Lead the Way (PLTW).


Elena Railean, visiting from the Republic of Moldova, will present a new didactical model with core dynamic and flexible educational strategies. She will present electronic textbooks for mathematics and chemistry (at the K-12 level) and informatics (at the University-level).


Morten Lundsgaard will give demonstrate how a cheap, homemade stroboscope can be used in activities that help MS and HS students change their conceptions about motion and forces.


Join us for our MSTE Friday Lunch with presenter, Bruce Litchfield as he presents “Enhancing Creativity: Assisting students whether you have  15 minutes or 15 weeks”.


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