Fall 2010

MSTE Friday Lunches are paused indefinitely, but you can still find historical archives, including videos, on this site.

Join us this week to learn about Barbara Hug's NIH-funded project to create neuroscience education resources for middle and high school teachers and students.

Leadership Public School, a San Francisco Bay Area charter school, is beginning to close the achievement gap in 9th grade Algebra. With the creation of a math intervention class called Academic Numeracy and an interactive, online, standards-based program, student proficiency has consistently increased from 17% in 2007 to 58% in 2010. A former teacher, now a curriculum author for the program, will discuss her experience, share the school's website, and answer questions

We will be taking our first MSTE Friday Lunch Field Trip this week!  

The University of Illinois Pollinatarium is the first free-standing science center in the nation devoted to flowering plants and their pollinators.  On our trip to the Pollinatarium we will learn about pollinators and the BeeSpotter project, a joint project between the MSTE Office with the Department of Entomology for the past 3 years.

We will be having an open discussion and will also have math problems available to work on.

Debra Woods will join the group to discuss, "Calculus with and without Mathematica: Some questions about student thinking."

Anita Martin will be joining the group to discuss the EnLiST Program (Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching and learning: Preparing Science Teacher Leaders for the 21st Century).

Join us to learn from Jeffrey Sandler about the unique learning and community development experience of Illinois Bridge to China (IBTC).  Students with IBTC work with the Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation and universities in Mainland China and Hong Kong to design, plan, and construct foot bridges for underprivileged villages in China. 

Illinois Bridge to China is a University of Illinois LINC (Learning in Community) course.

The group will reminisce about Jerry Uhl, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University and developer of Wolfram's Calculus & Mathematica, and his significant contributions to the field of mathematics.

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