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Robb Lindgren and Emma Mercier give an overview of the Digital Environments for Learning, Teaching, & Agency (DELTA) program in the College of Education and discuss related faculty projects.


Our campus's newest institute is the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and the Environment (iSEE), which has three foci: research, education & outreach, and campus sustainability. Mr. McCall will give an overview of iSEE, a look at how well our campus is meeting the targets set out for 2015 in the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP), and a vision of how our campus will set concrete plans in place to meet our long-term sustainability goals, including carbon neutrality by 2050.


Kathleen Harness will give an overview of the Etoys programming language and the EtoysIllinois.org website.


Jana and George will share the discussions theyre having with the Math 199 students surrounding "The box problem".

The conversations have led them to wonder about which math concepts all students need to know, and, assuming such a concept, how a teacher could get all students to learn it.


George Reese will lead a discussion with the group on "Math Workshops for Teachers."


Gloriana González from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction will join the group to discuss "Teaching with Dynamic Geometry: Is There Something New for Students to Learn?" this week.


Frank Petkunas will join us via Polycom this week. Frank is the science department head at our partner school, Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School. He will be discussing his summer experience in Santa Fe at the Emergent Life Conference, and perhaps the Merit MIST program as well. (Frank and two of his colleagues were part of the Merit MIST program for teachers that we spoke of some last week.)


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.


Our presenters this week will describe the Merit Programs for Emerging Scholars at the University of Illinois and MIST (Merit Immersion for Students and Teachers) Project as well as share some early results of the impact of the MIST Project.


Pam Riss will talk about her experiences using TI-Robots in her classroom.


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