Tuesday 16 January 2018
Teachers Making for Learning in Science Classrooms

Tuesday, January 16, 6-7 pm

Teachers Making for Learning in Science Classrooms, Dr. Colby Tofel-Grehl, Utah State University

This talk explores teachers’ different approaches to engaging electronic textiles within their core content classrooms. From elementary classrooms to advanced placement physics, electronic textiles offers teachers a unique context from which to explore integrated STEM learning with a strong focus on computing. Mixed methods findings are shared exploring the various areas of impacts that e-textiles affords teachers in improving learning and instruction as part of their professional practice.

Colby Tofel-Grehl is an assistant professor at Utah State University and director of the secondary science education program in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Science Education. Her research is situated between the worlds of science education, technology integration, and classroom interaction.  She explores the ways in which novel technologies afford teachers new approaches to improve their classroom instruction through discourse.  Currently, she is the principal investigator of Project STITCH, a professional and curriculum development NSF grant looking at the implementation of electronic textiles in science classrooms across three states.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/makerslearnersteachers-event-tickets-41975504865

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