S-T-E-A-M! The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

International Symposium, Education and Research | Olga Fellus
Monday, 30 May 2022 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
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Description: Researchers from the Centre for Educational Technology (CET), Oranim College of Education, and University of Ottawa's Faculty of Education discuss the why, what, and how to integrate S-T-E-A-M in teacher education programs and school curriculum with a focus on elementary school. This event is hosted by Olga Fellus, PhD, from the University of Ottawa, Yaniv Biton, PhD, Head of the Mathematics Department at CET, and Ruti Segal, PhD, Department Chair of the Master's program in Primary School Mathematics and Science at the Oranim College of Education.

9:00 - 9:05 AM EST (4:00 - 4:05 PM IS)

Opening Remarks

Lilach Lev-Arinorth, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Oranim Academic College of Education

9:05 - 9:10 AM EST (4:05 - 4:10 PM IS)

Opening Remarks

Richard Barwell, Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa

9:10 - 9:40 AM EST (4:10 - 4:40 PM IS)

STEM is A Story

Dan Meyer, Keynote speaker:

Summary: Students often like the "A" more than the "STEM" in "STEAM," especially stories. They spend their spare money consuming stories and their spare time producing them. Cognitive psychologists also identify stories as “psychologically privileged,” a particularly powerful vehicle for learning. We'll discuss three ways we can adapt the structure of stories for our learning of math.

9:40 - 10:10 AM EST (4:40 - 5:10 PM IS)

STEAM in Teacher Education Programs

Ruti Segal, Department Chair of the Master's program in Primary School Mathematics and Science, Oranim College of Education

Yaniv Biton, Head of the Mathematics Department, CET

10:10 - 10:30 AM EST (5:10 - 5:30 PM IS)

STEAM Forward: Arts, Fractions, and the Concept of Infinity

Olga Fellus, Part-Time Professor, University of Ottawa

10:30 - 10:50 AM EST (5:30 - 5:50 PM IS)

Breakout rooms & interactive document for discussions and questions to speakers

10:50 - 11:00 AM EST (5:50 - 6:00 PM IS)

Q&A from interactive document: STEAM! From Theory to Practice

Boaz Silverman, Content Developer, CET