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Archive for June, 2012

Supporting Active Learning and Technological Innovation in Science Education

Friday, June 29th, 2012

I recently became aware of a new Canadian resource for science educators that merges technology, science education and active learning: http://www.saltise.ca/The site comes from Quebec and I personally know the people involved in its development. I hope to have an opportunity to collaborate with them. The site addresses a lot of the issues I am […]

The Scale of the Universe

Friday, June 29th, 2012

As I am getting ready to teach my summer course, I keep looking for resources. It is a fabulous website. I love the idea of scale and how technology can help us visualize it more interactively. As soon as I think of it, the famous movie by Charles and Ray Eams (a husband and a […]

Provincial Government Cancels Support for Science Literacy Program for BC Children and Families

Friday, June 29th, 2012

 British Columbia Public Education scene has been in turmoil in the past few years. Last year, a job action of BC teachers has shaken it even more. However, the actions by the BC Government towards public education make many of us even more puzzled than the actions of BC Teachers’ Union. Just yesterday, our Premier, […]

Lee Shulman and the Importance of Content Knowledge

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

It is hard to find a person who has made a more significant contribution to education than Prof. Emeritus from Stanford – Dr. Lee S. Shulman. I have never had a chance to meet Prof. Shulman in person, yet his name popped up so often in discussions on teaching, that I felt as if I […]

A History of Ideas in Science Education

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

As I am preparing for teaching my summer course EDCP 585A_2012 Milner-Bolotin_June 28_2012 – Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning through Technologies, I have a chance to rethink how technology has changed (or has not changed) how we learn mathematics and science. To help me rethink it, I decided to look at the history of […]

Famous Five and CAP Meeting in Calgary

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

  I just came back from the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physicists that took place in Calgary, Alberta. It was a very intensive meeting for me as I am a member of the Division of Physics Education that has 9 sessions and of the Committee on Women in Physics. We were lucky […]

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