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January 26, 2011

Investing in math and science education: “Our generation’s Sputnik moment”

Last month, President Obama coined the phrase Sputnik moment in regard to the race for new innovations in science and technology. Last night, he raised this issue again in his State of the Union address. The President asserted that in order to support innovation, advance alternate energies, compete in the new global economy, and create […]

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January 13, 2011

Conceptionary in action: Learning through play

One of our favorite teaching modules is about conceptual diagrams, and the activity associated with this module is called Conceptionary. It is a game in which teams of 4-10 people are formed and one team member is designated as the ‘science illustrator’. The ‘science illustrator’ is given a card with an environmental concept explained and […]

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January 3, 2011

Bill Dennison speech to Latornell conference, Ontario, Canada: Part 8 – Communicating Science Effectively poster

PART 8; Communicating Science Effectively poster In real time, as the plenary talk was being delivered, Dr. Charlotte Young from Envision Synergy quietly recorded the seminar as a story board on a large colorful poster in the back of the room. Following the seminar, I was able to view her graphical interpretation of the talk. […]

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