Using IBL in IBL Workshops

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 1:25pm

Dear Colleagues, Friends, & Supporters,

We had a wonderful time at MathFest, at the IMAGINARY conference, and the International Congress on Mathematical Education in Germany this summer.

In this month's blog we present a vignette of a "typical" workshop experience, highlighting an activity we like to use. We hope that in the future more faculty who are using inquiry in their classes will offer workshops to spread the word. Let us know if you would like support in creating your own IBL workshops. The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) has just released a statement calling on institutions to include more active learning (PDF) and the White House has made a similar call. It is an exciting time to get involved in this important work :)

Are you interested in visiting Westfield and joining some IBL classes for a day or two? We have updated our schedule for Fall 2016 (scroll down inside the blog for the full calendar) and would love to collaborate with you!

Sincerely,

Julian Fleron, Phil Hotchkiss, Volker Ecke, & Christine von Renesse.

NDMATYC Workshop

I believe that one learns best using inquiry. Therefore the guiding principle of our workshops is to not lecture about how to teach using inquiry but to facilitate activities what will lead the participants to discover the teaching ideas themselves. Since we don't have video clips (yet) from most of our workshops, we invite you to read this vignette.