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Colloquium Series

Greater than the Sum of its Parts? Integrated Approaches to STEM Education in Pre-K-16

National discourse and several reports published recently by the National Academies raise questions about opportunities and challenges associated with STEM education, in particular, the integration of individual fields represented in STEM. The speakers in this series will address multifaceted dimensions of integrated STEM education, examining questions such as the following: What is integrated STEM education? What are the purposes and expected outcomes of integrated STEM education (e.g., STEM literacy, interest and engagement, learning and achievement, and STEM identity)? What are potential models of STEM integration in PreK-16 formal and informal learning environments? What are the implications of integrated STEM education for student learning, assessment, and teacher education?

Please click here for a printer-friendly version of the Spring 2015 Colloquium Series. All colloquia will be given on Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:00 PM in Willard Hall 207 unless noted otherwise. A discussion with the speaker will follow each colloquium.

Date Time Location  Spring 2015 Speakers
Monday, March 9 10:30 207 Willard Robert S. Siegler, Teresa Heinz Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
March 11 1:00 207 Willard UD Panel on Stem Efforts (Jenni Buckley, Mechanical Engineering; John Jungck, Biological Sciences and Mathematical Sciences; Rachel Karchmer-Klein, Education; Jon Manon, Education and PDCE; Lori Pollock, Computer Sciences)
March 18 1:00 207 Willard Jan L. Plass, Paulette Goddard Chair in Digital Media and Learning, New York University Steinhardt
April 29 1:00 207 Willard Janet Kolodner, Regent’s Professor Emeritus in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology
May 13 1:00 207 Willard Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Michigan State University


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