Andy Ribner ’14 Presents: Technology in Education

Andy Ribner ’14 has had his own tag for a while now. So has “free food.” This event fulfills both categories:

Interested in the growing role of technology in education? Interested in free dinner? Come to PAC107 Thursday night at 7!

What is the power of curriculum and how can the use of computer tablets serve as a tool for enhancing students’ learning? Come experience a science instructional sequence that engages students in active learning, in which their investigations give rise to deep learning. Learn about how the current policy context in K-12 schools supports this approach to instruction and discuss the affordances of technology in creating opportunities for learner-centered curriculum.

Over the past 30 years, Jacqueline Barber has been involved in pre-K-8 science education, promoting teaching and learning among children, teachers, families and parents. She currently serves as Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where she leads the Hall’s Curriculum Center. Her interest in promoting science at home led to the creation of an award-winning collection of home science kits and a series of materials for educating parents about ways they can promote their children’s interest and success in science and mathematics. Over the past 10 years, Barber has worked to create a new curriculum research and development program, focused on the integration of science and literacy, entitled Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading. Currently, she is investigating the affordances of computer enhanced approaches to teaching and learning. Barber holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Hampshire College (1978), and conducted research in neuroendocrinology (Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Strasbourg, 1979) before turning to science education. She recently was awarded the “Eddy,” in recognition of excellence in curriculum design by the International Society of Design and Development in Education.

Date: Thursday, November 29
Time: 7 pm
Place: PAC 107