Girl Scout Research Institute STEMinar: The voices of girls & women and the future of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
When: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Time: 2PM EDT (time in your time zone)
This “STEMinar” will bring together experts from diverse backgrounds and different sectors of the STEM work force to speak about the current status of girls’ interest and engagement in STEM fields, as well as current efforts to diversify the STEM workforce by boosting the number of women in STEM careers in the next decade.
We will highlight new research from the Girl Scout Research Institute, along with exciting new mentoring initiatives from Women@NASA, science education programs from the New York Academy of Sciences, and outreach efforts to college STEM majors from Johns Hopkins University.
Reserve your Webinar seat now!
Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (2012)
Here is the archive of the Connected Learning webinar I participated in recently.
Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy
Discover how giving students more responsibility in shaping their own curriculum can lead to more active participation.
This was a really interesting experience. The panel, moderator, and main speaker Howard Rheingold all convened in a Google Hangout. The Google Hangout is very good for groups and it was easy to have a very natural conversation. There was also a livestream and a moderated chat so that questions were coming in from the virtual audience.
You can watch the video, and read the PDF capture of the online chat here.
Even though Howard Rheingold opened the session talking about college-age leaners, I connected with many of his thoughts about how to create open-ended classrooms where the students co-create the learning. In my experience in K-12, it’s very similar as you figure out how to be a learner and/or a teacher in these kinds of situations.
I’ll write more later to expand on some of the points made in this webinar, but for now, I hope you enjoy watching the recorded video!
Scott McLeod of CASTLE is hosting a free webinar on the ‘flipped classroom.’
Despite its now-famous Dan-Pink-sponsored affiliation with our esteemed colleague, Karl Fisch, is the ‘flipped classroom’ a true innovation or just a new label on the old stale wine of lectures? Is it something we should be encouraging or discouraging? If it has benefits, are they worth the accompanying drawbacks? Please join us for a lively, 1-hour online discussion about the ‘flipped classroom.’
WHEN: June 15, 2:00pm to 3:00pm Central Standard Time (Chicago).
WHERE: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/flippedclassroom [enter as a guest]
WHO: An all-star lineup of educators who have been writing and thinking about this topic lately!
What do I think about the “flipped” classroom? I wrote a bit about it in my series on Khan Academy.
Hope to see you there!