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Archive for the 'Conferences' Category

40th UBC Physics Olympics

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

  We held our 40th UBC Physics Olympics today: http://physoly.phas.ubc.ca/ . It was an extraordinary event. We had 6 very successful heats that the students were very excited about. We also had a record number of teams and students: 73 teams and 721 students. We had teams from all over BC and we had teams […]

Presenting at BCAPT Professional Development Day

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

This winter I helped to organize a professional development day for BC physics educators. We gathered at Capilano University and spent a day discussing how we teach physics, how students learn physics, and how we can use technology to engage students with physics in a meaningful way. To learn more about the event visit BC […]

Presenting at Conferences: Death by PowerPoint

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

I always thought that effective communication is crucial for promoting science education. And even though I have been an educator for almost quarter of a century now. I always feel that I can be a better communicator of science. This is the reason why for the last eight years I have been actively involved in […]

Teachers and Teaching in the Era of Change

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

For the last year my colleagues (Dr. Dragana Martinovic from the University of Windsor and Dr. Yifat Ben David Kolikant from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and I have been working to make our dream a reality. We had a dream of organizing a workshop where scholars, graduate students, teachers, policy makers, and administrators from […]

Beijing Normal University Seminar 3: The Future of Education

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

This May I had an opportunity to participate in the third seminar organized by Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education. More than 20 people were invited to attend this seminar. The researchers from the UK, Finland, Australia, Canada, the US, Greece, and China presented their collaborative research projects focused on rethinking the future of […]

STEM Keynote Presentation in Beijing, China

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

On May 26, 2017 I will be giving a Keynote address in Beijing China. I will be speaking to STEM educators, STEM teacher-educators and teachers. I will talk about the role of technology in STEM education. Title: Developing deliberate pedagogical thinking with technology in STEM (physics) teacher education In this interactive presentation I will demonstrate […]

Reflections on the 4th International STEM Conference at BNU

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

This was one of the most productive conferences I have ever attended. I think the size of 200+ attendees is perfect. I met so many amazing people and I hope we will have a few collaborations as the result. Being able to visit BNU and see how professors work with the students is very inspiring […]

Future School 2030 Conference in BJ

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

I am very fortunate to participate in a very special conference organized by the Beijing Advanced Innovation Centre for Future Education under the auspieces of the Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University. The goal of the project to facilitate a collaboration between researchers at BNU and other countries (Finland, Canada, etc.) in the field […]

4th International STEM in Education Conference at BNU

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

I am very fortunate to be able to participate in the 4th International STEM in Education Conference at Beijing Normal University. I am also proud to represent UBC and to be a member of the Executive Organizing Committee. I feel I am a part of a very exciting group and I hope we will become […]

Different countries – similar problems

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

I have been surrounded by science this week… As more than 60 people from 9 European countries and Canada (Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Czech, Switzerland, Ukraine, Finland, Nederlands, Estonia and Canada) ┬ácame to Iceland to participate in the EuroScienceFun 2016 Conference, I had a chance to meet the next generation of scientists and science educators. Yes, […]

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