Teacher Lecture Series
From University Research to the K-12 Classroom
The STEM Education Center at WPI and Mass Academy of Math and Science are co-sponsoring a Lecture Series in which WPI faculty will present their groundbreaking research and how the principles of their research can be applied to a K-12 classroom. Following the WPI faculty member, a K-12 educator will present engaging classroom activities addressing similar topics that can be applicable to multiple grade levels. This series seeks to bring K-12 educators and university faculty members together around a common theme of relevant topics to engage and inspire the next generation of STEM-minded individuals.
Please join us for a time of networking with colleagues, engaging in intellectual thought, learning new content, and sharing ideas.
Spring 2015 Lecture: Using Data to Engage Students
May 28, 2015; 4:00-6:00pm
This engaging presentation focuses on using data in the science classroom to engage students in unique and interactive ways. Hear from WPI faculty member Lauren Mathews, Associate Professor in Biology, how she recently studied using open source data in her college classroom and how her students responded to this. Then hear from Mass Academy Physics Teacher, Bill Ellis, how he uses data with his high school students to engage them in diverse ways. This session is applicable for any science (or math) educator interested in thinking about the different ways data can help to teach different content areas.