Friday, December 19, 2014

Kristin Searle to join ITLS faculty August 2015!

The ITLS department is pleased to announce that Kristin Searle will be joining ITLS faculty as an assistant professor in August 2015. 

Kristin Searle is currently completing her degree at the University of Pennsylvania (a dual doctorate in the Graduate School of Education and the Department of Anthropology).

We look forward to having her join us at Utah State University!

Active Learning Lab: Wilson Elementary project

"During the month of November, the Active Learning Lab participated in an art installation project with Wilson Elementary School. Wilson is a local school which integrates Art with STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as a STEAM school. The school hosted Atlanta-based artist Jeff Mather to guide students in the construction of the relief sculpture, which captures STEAM ideas in the school’s main entry."

To read the full story, please visit Active Learning Lab blog post. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mimi Recker Quoted in Marketplace Story

“Classrooms tend to be larger, they tend to be demographically more diverse, and they have learners of various abilities all grouped together,” says Mimi Recker, professor of educational technology at Utah State University “There’s a big need for differentiated instruction.”

Mimi Recker was quoted in a Marketplace story, carried by more than 500 public radio stations, regarding the growing market of online resources for teachers, especially the “Teachers Pay Teachers” website.

To hear this radio show or read the story, so to:
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/education/learningcurve/teachers-needs-drive-growing-online-marketplace