Some elementary science methods students attended the Minnesota Conference on Science Education on Friday and Saturday February 21 and 22, 2014 despite the blizzard like conditions that prevailed on Thursday and part of Friday. Emilie, Jessica and Laura attended the Citizen Science workshop that was offered on Saturday. Their smiles suggest it was worthwhile!
Students in EDU 247: Science for Elementary Educators 2 had the opportunity on Tuesday, March 4 to teach chemistry lessons to each other. They explored concepts of pattern and periodicity in Fabulous Periodic Eggs, concepts of selective membranes with Selective Service, concepts of solutions and solute with Involving Dissolving and reactions in powders with Mystery Reactions. The pictures […]
Dr. Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh presents at the 23rd annual NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education) international conference in Oakland CA, on November 7, 2013. The title of her presentation is Embracing the light and re/visioning multicultural education from a Ghanaian-American perspective. The abstract is as follows: ” A perspective that requires the re-visioning of multicultural education. […]
Education majors from the class of 2013 gather on the steps of Old Main for a final photo.
I am honored to have been elected to serve as the Junior Chair for the SSRL Special Interest Group (SIG). SIGs support the mission of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The mission of the Studying and Self-Regulated (SSRL) SIG is to pomote “the development of theory and research in academic studying and self-regulated learning across […]
EDU 247 (Science for Elementary Educators II) is a content-based interdisciplinary science course with a focus on chemistry, earth and space science. For the first three weeks of the spring 2013 semester 27 elementary education majors learned about periodicity, chemical reactions, water chemistry, and pH with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Amanda Nienow. In […]
Twelve science methods students attended the Minnesota Science Teacher Association Conference on Science Education in Duluth on Friday, February 22, 2013. Teacher candidates were able to participate in a number of break out sessions including: Is it science or Magic; Dragonflies; Outdoor Learning; Engineering with Puff Mobiles and Bird Feeders, and Assessment in science among […]
EDU 373 (Elementary Mathematics Methods and Materials) features many opportunities to peer teach mini lessons in math following activities that are outlined by Marilyn Burns and AIMS. In the activity below, students are comparing the measurements of their arm span to their height to determine if they are a square, a long or a wide […]
This semester’s elementary Social Studies methods group jumped right into teaching! For our first day of class, we helped second grade students from St. Peter’s South Elementary explore National Geographic’s Giant Map of Africa. In this activity, we asked students to estimate whether Africa is longer north-south or east-west. Then the second grade students used […]
Dr. Daniel Moos co-authored a chapter in International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies with Christopher Stewart, a Secondary Education graduate from Gustavus Adolphus College (’10). This book, published by Springer Science, includes two volumes dedicated to metacognition and self-regulation within the context of technology designed for learning, performance, and training. Our chapter outlines the […]