Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Promoting Math and Science in the Library Online Class Through Ed2Go

Dates: November 1 - 20
Fee: $95
CEUs: 1.4
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Course description:

Math and science education standards are a priority these days as students in the United States fall behind their international counterparts. This class will explore ways the library can help boost that knowledge and improve the disciplines' persona. We'll look at current research, including techniques for teaching, the differences between boy and girl brains, and how play factors into education. There will also be opportunities to discuss programs, displays and books, and tackle resources for teachers and parents.

Topics covered:

  • Preschool level: books, programs, developmental cues and research
  • Lower elementary level: schoolwork, books, programs, developmental cues and research
  • Upper elementary level: schoolwork, books, programs, developmental cues and research
  • Family, parents and teachers: how to help and encourage, books and resources


Students will be expected to read and discuss assigned articles and books, participate on discussion boards and complete a book review (list provided during the course).

Recommended reading beforehand:
  • Boaler, Jo. What's Math Got to Do with It? NY: Viking, 2008.
  • Eliot, Lise. Pink Brain, Blue Brain. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.

Ruhama Kordatzky-Bahr earned her MLS at Indiana University Bloomington, focusing on children's studies. Upon graduation, she moved back to Wisconsin to take the youth services position in Burlington, which she held for over 7 years. Currently, she is doing private consulting, helping out libraries with a variety of programming for all ages.

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