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Archive for the 'General teaching' Category

Presentation at the International LUMAT Symposium 2020

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

I was honored to give an invited talk at the International LUMAT Research Symposium 2020 on June 3, 2020.¬† The goal of my talk was to consider the following questions: What does it mean to move from STEM to STEAM? What do we gain and what do we lose by expanding the acronym? What is […]

The Silver Lining of the Pandemic: Implications for STEM Teacher Education

Friday, May 29th, 2020

While it is clear that the pandemic wreaked havoc in many areas of education, there is a clear positive outcome of the pandemic – we realized that we can use technology to bring us closer, rather than to move us apart. It is very unfortunate, it took a disaster like COVID-19, to show us the […]

Online education vs. Emergency remote teaching

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

I have been asked a lot lately to compare online learning our children are experiencing now with the face-to-face learning. I try not to do it for a very simple reason. It seems to me that what is going on now is not a well thought-off online learning, but a remote teaching that had to […]

If Corona Doesn’t Kill Us, Distance Learning Will

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

I have watched this video a number of times now and I realize that I do want to share it with you. I love the title and even more, I feel the plight of this mom of four who is actually a special education teacher in Israel. We need to support the parents during the […]

One Hour @ UBC

Friday, April 10th, 2020

To support our community during the pandemic, I was asked to give a free interactive lecture on online learning and homeschooling. I will be doing it on April 23, 2020. It will be an interactive seminar where I will show the community how they can use existing online resources to support their children. Please notice, […]

Selected Media Interviews & Community Events: Education during COVID-19

Monday, March 30th, 2020

This is a list of my recent interviews on the topics related to the education in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: Vancouver Sun interview with Tiffany Crawford. https://vancouversun.com/ July 31, 2020. Cofactor Conversations¬† Lab an online interview about the educational implications of COVID-19 pandemic – June 19, 2020. Only one-third of the students return […]

Learning with Your Children in the Times of Quarantine

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

I dedicate this post to my parents Marina Bolotina and Mikhail Goykhman who taught me how to learn by example. Dear friends: This is a somewhat unusual post and I will keep updating it as the time goes. I decided to share with you some ideas about what you might be able to do with […]

Educational Technologies in the Era of Pandemics: 10 easy lessons from an online educator

Monday, March 16th, 2020

When I started teaching at UBC more than 10 years ago, I was asked to teach an online course to graduate students in our Masters in Education course. The course was focused on mathematics and science teaching. It was a challenge as I had never taught online before. I was also unfamiliar with the platform […]

Decision Making in Action: 2020 UBC Physics Olympics

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

A few thoughts on a current situation and how our reaction to the health crisis can help find the solution… As we are witnessing an unprecedented spread of the Coronavirus around the world, it is very easy to get into a panic state. The situation is exacerbated by the social media and the avalanche of […]

STEM Teachers and Teaching in the Digital Era

Friday, February 28th, 2020

I am very excited to see our edited book coming out this fall!¬† Two years ago we organized a collaborative workshop at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. We came together to discuss the changing field of STEM education and how digital technologies shape and affect it. This workshop was supported by a grant […]

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