Events

This is an online seminar centered on mathematics education at the university level. Talks will cover curriculum, pedagogy, inclusiveness, professional development, blended and flipped classrooms, and other topics of interest. Check out the Electronic Math Education Seminar webpage for information on seminar topics. This session features MIT's Susan Ruff.

This is an online seminar centered on mathematics education at the university level. Talks will cover curriculum, pedagogy, inclusiveness, professional development, blended and flipped classrooms, and other topics of interest. Check out the Electronic Math Education Seminar webpage for information on seminar topics. This session features Gavin LaRose from the University of Michigan. 

With Alfonso Gracia-Saz, University of Toronto

In an ideal world, when a student asks for help with a math problem, we do not answer directly. We help them realize what is confusing them and we help them solve the problem by themselves. From the perspective of a beginning instructor (or TA), this is easier said than done. How do you do it exactly? What if the student does not cooperate? What if they just answer "I do not know" to anything we ask? What if they grow impatient or resent me? "Ask. Don't tell" is a training session developed at the University of Toronto for TAs. 

The term “Guided Discovery” refers to a teaching and learning environment where students are actively participating in discovering knowledge. The goal of discovery is to facilitate deep learning on the part of the students – learning that has its basis in fundamental understanding and often arises from viewing a problem from multiple perspectives. This highly interactive presentation will showcase some of the guided discoveries used, in collaboration by Prof. Sachs and his colleagues, in teaching 2.001. Data on student response will be presented.

In September 2013 the first TU Delft MOOC started. Five years later Willem van Valkenburg will reflect on the impact of MOOCs: more open education, blended learning becoming the standard in campus education, TU Delft recognized by MIT as one of the front-runners in online education, launch of TU Delft Teaching Lab, and more.

Learn and practice principles of electricity, series and parallel circuits, switches, LEDs, buzzers, wiring materials, soldering, component selection, multi-meters, tools, and techniques; and review and discuss project samples.

Learn and practice design for 3D printing, solid modeling (Tinkercad or similar introductory program); explore components, function, materials, and effective use of 3D printer; and review and discuss project samples.

Learn and practice design for laser etching and cutting, design for vinyl/craft cutters, 2-D vector modeling (Inkscape, Gravit, or similar program); explore components, function, materials, and effective use of laser and vinyl cutters; and review and discuss project samples. 

J-WEL is inviting Jeff Dieffenbach, Associate Director of the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili), to share with the J-WEL community the research of the science of learning. Jeff will introduce the idea of the science of learning, then share a series of specific findings. In a mix of breakout and full group conversations, we will discuss examples of where participants have delivered or seen examples of these findings. We will also brainstorm on how some of these findings might be used to create future learning experiences.

J-WEL is inviting Jeff Dieffenbach, Associate Director of the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili), to share with the J-WEL community the research of the science of learning. Jeff will introduce the idea of the science of learning, then share a series of specific findings. In a mix of breakout and full group conversations, we will discuss examples of where participants have delivered or seen examples of these findings. We will also brainstorm on how some of these findings might be used to create future learning experiences.