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Archive for the 'Outreach' Category

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 […]

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 […]

Professional Development Day @ UBC

Monday, February 24th, 2020

I have been a member of the BC Association of Physics Teachers for almost 16 years now. Very soon after joining the organization, I became a member of the Executive Board. Since then, I had an opportunity to help organize many professional development events. This time, I hosted a special Pro-D day for physics teachers […]

Visiting Gibson Elementary School in Delta, BC

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

For the last fifteen years, I have been visiting K-12 schools in British Columbia with science and mathematics presentations and hands-on activities. I am one of many scientists, engineers, educators, and innovators who donate their time and who are supported by Scientists and Innovators in the Schools organization. We volunteer our knowledge, time, and expertise […]

The Second Decade at UBC

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Today, I realized that this term I am starting my second decade at the UBC Faculty of Education. Time certainly flew fast and much faster that I could ever expected. It feels as if I returned to UBC only recently and at the same time as if I came a long time ago. Thinking of […]

STEM in Education 2019 Symposium Chongqing, China

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

I just returned from the STEM in Education 2019 Symposium that was held in Chongqing, China: http://stem2019.swu.edu.cn/English/ . Southwest University organized the symposium. It was a very interesting conference as we had a few opportunities to visit local schools, to interact with the students and faculty members and learn about this amazing city. I was […]

STEM Outcomes of Second-Generation Students

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

I am very proud to share with you that our new paper has been published. This is a collaboration between Svetlana Chachashvili-Bolotin, Sabina Lissitsa and myself: Chachashvili-Bolotin, S., Lissitsa, S., & Milner-Bolotin, M. (2019). STEM outcomes of second-generation immigrant students with high-skilled parental backgrounds. International Journal of Science Education, 20. doi:10.1080/09500693.2019.1686549

GIREP Newsletter (European Physics Education Group)

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

While we naturally focus on the science and physics education communities in North America, there is a log going on in the field in Europe, Australia, Asia and South America. Last summer I was lucky to participate in GIREP 2019 Conference in Budapest. And today I got a Newsletter published by our Australian colleagues. The […]

UBC Tec Expo 2019

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Once again my team and I participated in the UBC Faculty of Education annual TEC Expo – this is an opportunity to share how innovative technologies can be used to make our teaching more engaging, meaningful and impactful. This year Ryan Lin and Jenny Zhu have helped to discuss our project – the AR and […]

Celebrating Math and Science at UBC Faculty of Education

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Yesterday, on October 19th, 2019 we hosted our 9th Family Math and Science Day. We had more than 600 guests and almost 150 volunteers. We started this event in 2010 and we were not sure how many people would be on board. I was lucky that my colleague – a math educator Dr. Cynthia Nicol […]

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