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Archive for the 'General teaching' Category

Seminar Series: Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

STEM Outcomes of Second-Generation Israeli Immigrant Students with High-Skilled Parental Backgrounds: A discussion with educators Dr. Svetlana Chachashvili-Bolotin Israel is a multicultural society that has experienced waves of Jewish immigration since its foundation in 1948. Most of the Jewish population in Israel are either immigrants or their offspring. STEM-related careers often open doors to economic […]

Seminar: Immigration, Education, and Social Mobility: The Case of Israel

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Have you ever thought about the connection between immigrant students’ STEM education outcomes and their ability to succeed in a new society? This question has probably crossed your mind. You also would agree that STEM education opens many doors for upward social mobility to the students. However, how do we encourage students, especially immigrant students, […]

Happy New Academic Year!

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

This is a very short message to wish everybody a very exciting new academic year and to invite you to our 9th Family Mathematics and Science Day. It will take place on October 19th here at UBC Faculty of Education. Here is the event flyer: Family Math Science Day Poster 2019 The event is free, […]

Exploring Coding with Raspberry Pi

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

This summer we explored how students can start playing with Raspberry Pi and acquire the basics of coding. This is a possible project they can engage with as a start. There are many online resources suggesting exciting projects with Raspberry Pi. This is only the beginning. We hope our teacher-candidates will consider how they can […]

New Year, New Challenges, New Beginnings

Monday, August 19th, 2019

As we are enjoying the last weeks of summer, many of us start thinking about the new academic year. This is always an exciting time for teachers, students, university professors, and families. This is also a perfect time to ask ourselves about our personal goals for the next year. What would we like to achieve […]

GIREP 2019 Congress in Budapest

Friday, July 5th, 2019

I am very fortunate to be invited to participate in a Symposium at the GIREP 2019 Congress in Budapest. I was invited by my esteemed Hungarian colleagues from Eotvos Lorand University , whom I met in 2017. I met Prof. Tamas Tel and his colleagues two years ago, when I visited Budapest for the first […]

AR and VR in STEM Education

Friday, June 7th, 2019

My student Ryan Lin and I are working on introducing Google Tours to future STEM teachers. We think this technology has a lot of potential in a STEM classroom as it allows to connect Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) into science teaching. This is something that our students are exposed to in their […]

ISfTE 2019 Conference

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

I have been very fortunate to attend the ISfTE 2019 conference. This was a very special experience for me for at least three reasons. First of all, this was a new community for me. It is a truly international community of scholars and practitioners who work in teacher education. Hearing ideas from the colleagues from […]

CSSE 2019 at UBC

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

On June 1-6, 2019, UBC hosted the conference of the Canadian Society for the Studies in Education. This was very lucky for me and for many UBC graduate students who could attend a conference right at home. The Conference has a very active SERGĀ  (Science Education Research Group) that organized a number of very relevant […]

UBC Celebrate Learning Week

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

My team and I are very excited to participate in the 11th Annual UBC Celebrate Learning Week. We are presenting a poster on the 3D Learning project we have been involved in. We have been working on the OmniGlobe project with the UBC Pacific Museum of Earth, on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) […]

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