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Archive for the 'Overcoming technology barriers' Category

Teaching Online Graduate Courses for Teachers

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

This semester I am teaching an online course in our fully online MEd in Science Education Cohort: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/sced/. This is very exciting as my colleagues and I have been working for a long time to make our dream of having a graduate online science education cohort become a reality. I also have heard from my […]

Math & Science Teachers as Learners

Friday, June 8th, 2018

This summer I was asked to teach an Inquiry course in our STEM Teacher Education Program. The course is the last inquiry course that teacher-candidates take after they have completed their school practicum. As a result, they come to this course with much richer and more interesting experiences as compared to their previous, pre-practicum courses. […]

Inquiry III course at UBC Teacher Education

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

I am teaching a summer Inquiry course for future mathematics and science teachers. As I was planning this course I decided to make it as exciting and relevant for the teacher-candidates and for myself as I could. So every meeting I try to share some interesting teaching ideas with them and to learn from them […]

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 […]

Online M.Ed. Program in Science Education

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Dear friends, I hope you can help me distribute this information in British Columbia and outside of it. We are starting our new online Master’s of Education program in science education. Anybody around the world who registered and was admitted into the program (we will have fewer than 20 teachers in our first cohort) will […]

UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

  Since coming to UBC in 2004, I was very fortunate to participate in many projects aimed at improving educational experiences of our students. These projects would not have been possible if not for the UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund – TLEF. This fund’s goal is to support innovation in teaching and learning at […]

Scientific Communication: Creating STEM Videos

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Learning how to share your ideas with your students in creative ways is a great skills for any educators. It is even more important for mathematics and science teachers. In British Columbia, with the introduction of the new science curriculum, learning how to engage students with big science ideas in an interactive and creative way […]

Teachers and Teaching in the Era of Change

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

On February 5-7 2018, a group of Israeli and Canadian educators will meet at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to participate in an interactive workshop that will explore how technology may shape teaching and teacher education. We decided to call it “Teaching and Teaching in the Era of Change”. The workshop was funded by the […]

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 […]

Research Presentation: An International Comparisons on Technology Use in STEM

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

I am very excited to have an opportunity to share my research with my colleagues at the UBC Faculty of Education and the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. This work has been done in collaboration with my colleague, Dr. Christine (Jungsook) Oh from Daegu University in South Korea. We also have presented this paper in Beijing […]

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