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Archive for the 'Science Education' Category

New Academic Year: Old challenges and new possibilities

Saturday, August 5th, 2023

As I am getting ready to start a new academic year, I keep thinking about what I will carry on from the past and what I will try to do differently this year. I also keep thinking about what I learned this year and what I should change in my own teaching. In addition, I […]

45 UBC Physics Olympics in Numbers

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

Dear physics enthusiasts and friends: This Saturday, more than 700 secondary students from all over BC travelled to UBC to participate in the 45th Annual UBC Physics Olympics: https://physoly.phas.ubc.ca/ . It was our first face-to-face post-pandemic event and I am so glad to report that it went exceptionally well. The event is a long time […]

The evolution of smartphones in my Physics Classroom: Beyond engagement

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

As the winter 2022-2023 term is coming to an end, it gives me an opportunity to think about how we have been using smartphones in my physics classrooms in the last few years. While the original goal was to engage students, especially when we had to teach fully online, as our experience grew, we were […]

New Academic Year – Have a Great Ride

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

This year, for the first time in my life I had an opportunity to visit a rodeo. Even though my Ph.D. is from the University of TX, I never had a chance to see a real rodeo there. I also have never visited the famous Calgary Stampede or similar events. To be honest, I didn’t […]

Public Voting: International LUMA StarT Competition

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

This year I was invited to be one of the judges of the International LUMA StarT competition. This is a large international competition organized by my colleagues at the University of Helsinki in Finland. StarT competition invites educators and students from all around the world to present and share exciting ideas about teaching and learning […]

Getting Ready for Virtual Physics Olympics

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Last year we decided to conduct UBC Physics Olympics virtually. It was the choice we had to make in order to make the Olympics happen. Despite all the challenges more than 40 teams participated and the event went very well. However, surprisingly (at least to me), very few teams from outside of the Lower Mainland […]

Online M.Ed. in Sci. Ed. Program @ UBC

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Dear Science Educators: Today is an exciting day for many of us in British Columbia, as we are starting our new academic year.  It is especially exciting as many of us who had to teach online can return back to our campuses. While online education has its advantages, seeing students in person is also very […]

Academic Year 2021-2022: New challenges, new possibilities, and new hopes

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

As I am preparing for my fall semester (I am teaching my physics methods course for the 10th time), I keep thinking about how this year feels and what I expect of it. While last year, it wasn’t entirely clear to us what we could do and how the term would go, this year it […]

Summer course EDCP 544 – Final Projects

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

This summer I had an opportunity to teach an intensive online course in our M.Ed. in Science Education program. My course focused on using technology in STEM education. One of the assignments in the course was to design a professional development activity that would support teachers in incorporating technologies in their practice. This is what […]

STEM in Education 2021 Conference: The Countdown begins

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

For the last two+ years, my colleagues and I have been working hard to organize an international STEM in Education Conference. It is the second time we are organizing it and Prof. David Anderson and I are co-chairs this time around. When we started our preparation in 2018, we had no idea that the conference […]

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