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Dr. Jo Clay
Washington State University
 Jo Clay
Student Learning in Inquiry Based STEM Classrooms
102 Cardwell Hall
September 15, 2014
4:30 p.m.


We will briefly discuss characteristics of an inquiry approach to teaching. Making Mathematical Reasoning Explicit (MMRE), a NSF funded Math/Science Partnership grant, provides the context to illustrate how inquiry can support students' learning. In addition, Dr. Clay will provide an example from her personal experience teaching to portray how this approach supports students' learning in science. The participants will be invited to extend our conversation on one of two topics. These topics focus on (a) collaboration between groups of people who wish to support inquiry or (b) mechanism that supports systemic change in school districts.


Sponsored by the K-State Departments of Physics & Mathematics and the Center for Science Education.