Thanks again to everyone in the cohort for participating so fully during the three hours last week. Thank you to the speakers, Ms. Burk, Ms. MacLeod, Dr. Banack, Dr. Renwick, and Dr. Nashon for providing such rich experiences and discussions. Thank you Dr. Petrina and Ms. Ralph for opening up this assignment in this way so we could schedule it as such.
At our conclusion I got the feeling that everyone came away with something. We learned about the importance of “how” and “why,” explored the outdoors (from indoors), considered why knowing the difference between fruits and vegetables really matters, and saw STEM as more than just integrated topics. I am more enthralled with how I create community as an educator. The community and subsequent culture that gets established is very important in the work that I do.
We look forward to the fourth symposium in a couple of weeks 🙂 Surely it will provide a good closure to our graduate student symposia for the term.