Revised to include new blogs on: Friday, May 28 2014, 11:10 pm.
Past News & Announcements
We are posting news, announcements, and status reports as our project progresses. Please feel free to contact us if there is information that you would like that you cannot find here or elsewhere on our site.
This month we spent a wonderful week in Santa Barbara, CA, offering several workshops at Westmont College. We are thinking a lot about which activities are the most effective for practicing IBL during a one or two-day workshop. See our new blog post for more details on our workshops.
We have openings for 2 more workshops next year (one in Fall 14 and one in Spring 15) so please email us if you are interested. We are traveling to you and the workshops are fully sponsored by the NSF.
This semester we are co-teaching some of our MLA courses to learn and think more about differences and similarities in our teaching styles. One aspect we discussed is how we each start our first class. Our new blog posts on setting the stage and good activities will give you an overview of our ideas, including videos from our classes last semester.
As we were talking with visitors at the Baltimore Joint Mathematics Meetings about why we are using inquiry-based learning, especially with liberal arts students, we realized that we needed to put it in writing. To explain why, we wrote a blog post, including a classroom video and beautiful examples of original student work (a painting, poem, song, and quote).