Previous Lectures

Computational Modeling as a Way of “Talking” Science

Presented By: Brian Gravel, Assistant Professor, Director of Elementary Education, Department of Education, Tufts University (MA, USA). Monday, December 7, 2015. Watch Video>

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Presented By: Linda Jarvin, Dean of Paris College of Art (Paris, France), Associate Professor at Tufts University (MA, USA). Monday, September 28, 2015. Watch Video>

image_normal-8Racial Literacy in STEM Classrooms: The Urgency, Possibilities, and Hurdles

Presented By: Thomas Philip, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Monday, April 27, 2015.

s200_julia.svoboda_gouveaProductive Beginnings of Interdisciplinary Reasoning across Physics and Biology

Presented By: Julia Gouvea, Assistant Professor, Tufts University, Department of Education
& Biology Department
. Monday,
October 27, 2014. Watch Video>

collins-allanWhat’s Worth Learning: That School Won’t Teach You

Presented By: Allan Collins, Professor Emeritus of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University. Monday, November 10, 2014. Watch Video>

Catherine O'Connor and William ZahnerThis Square is Not a Rectangle: The Potential of Negotiated Defining in Classroom Mathematical Discussion​

Presented By: Catherine O’Connor and William Zahner, Boston University. Monday, April 28, 2014. Watch Video>

Cas HolmanPlay, Learning and Creativity

Presented By: Cassandra Holman, Assistant Professor of Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design. Monday, March 10, 2014. Watch Video>

Tension in Teachers’ Perceptions of Student Ideas: Incorrect Answers and Productive Resources”

Presented By: Michael Wittmann, Associate Professor of Physics, Cooperating Associate Professor of Education, University of Maine. Held on Monday, December 16, 2013. Watch Video>

Allison DruinA 21st Century Learning Future”

Presented By: Allison Druin, Chief Futurist, Division of Research, Professor, iSchool Researcher, Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland. Held on Monday, November 18, 2013. Watch Video>

Tamara MooreSTEM Integration: Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries to Foster Learning and Engagement”

Presented By: Tamara Moore, Associate Professor of Engineering Education, Purdue University. Held on Monday, October 28, 2013. Watch Video>

Screen shot 2013-03-21 at 8.40.44 AMDesigning and Making Together: University and Middle School Students in Search of STEM Participation

Presented By: Shelley Goldman, Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University. Monday, February 25, 2013. Watch Video>

“Why Do the Roads in Cape Verde Fall In and Become Ruined? A Teacher Research Perspective on Equity.”

Presented By: Cindy Ballenger, Lecturer in Education, Education Program, Brandeis University. Monday, January 28th, 2013. Watch Video>

“Computing Education for Everyone”

Presented By: Mark Guzdial, Professor, School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. Held on Monday, December 10, 2012. Watch Video>

“Teaching for Mathematical Sense-Making”

Presented By: Alan Schoenfeld, Professor, Cognition and Development, Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Held on Monday, November 26, 2012. Watch Video>

“Knowing the Stability of Model Rockets: A Study of Learning in Intrest-Based Practices”

Presented By: Flávio Azevedo, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies, UMass Amherst School of Education. Held on Monday, October 22, 2012. Watch Video>

“Implementing the Common Core as Constellations of Content and Practice Standards: An Example from Early Algebra”

Presented By: Deborah Schifter, Principal Research Scientist, Education Development Center (EDC). Held on Monday, September 24, 2012. Watch Video>

“Re-orienting Engineering Education: More People, More Things, Better Problems, and Stickier Formalisms”

Presented By: Reed Stevens, Professor in Learning Sciences, Northwestern University. Held on Monday, April 2, 2012. Watch Video>

“Examining the Use of Video to Develop Mathematics Teachers’ Professional Vision”

Presented By: Miriam G Sherin, Professor in Learning Sciences, Northwestern University. Held on Monday, March 5, 2012. Watch Video>

“Science Learning and Teaching as Intercultural Work”

Presented By: Ann Rosebery and Beth Warren, Co-Directors of Cheche Konnen Center, TERC. Held on Monday, November 7, 2011. Watch Video>

“Games to Teach and Games to Test: Developing and Assessing Innovation”

Presented By: David Williamson Shaffer, Professor of Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Held on Monday, October 3, 2011. Watch Video>

“Speaking Mathematically: Exploring How Students Align Mathematical Language with Narrative Description”

Presented By: Michelle Wilkerson-Jerde, Associate Professor, Tufts University, Medford, Ma. Held on Monday, September 12, 2011. Watch Video>

“The Emergence, Reproduction and Change of Numerical Representations and Ideas: The study of Small Communities in New Guinea and the United States”

Presented By: Geoffrey Saxe, Professor in the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley. Held on Monday, May 2, 2011. Watch Video>

“Algebra, Additive and Multiplicative Structures. Is there any coherence at the early secondary level?”

Presented By: Gérard Vergnaud, Emeritus Director of Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France. Held on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Watch Video>

“How Immersion in Virtual Worlds Helps Students in the Real World”

Presented By: Chris Dede, Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard University. Held on Monday, April 4, 2011. Watch Video>

“The Scientific Approach to Teaching: Research as a Basis for Course Design

Presented By: Eric Mazur, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University. Held on Monday, March 7, 2011. Watch Video>

“Engaging with Quantitative Thinking”

Presented By: Eleanor Duckworth,Professor,Harvard Graduate School of Education Held on Monday, February 7, 2011

“Cross-disciplinary ways of thinking, acting and being”

Presented By: Robin Adams, Assistant Professor of Engineering Education, Purdue University. Held on Monday, December 6, 2010. Watch Video>

“How Can We Help People Develop Creativity?”

Presented By: Janet Kolodner, Program Director of Cyberlearning: Transforming Education, National Science Foundation. Held on Monday, November 1, 2010. Watch Video>

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How Students Can Learn Science on the Basis of “Misconceptions”

Presented By: Andy diSessa, Professor of Cognition and Development, University of California Berkeley. Held on Monday, October 4, 2010. Watch Video>

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“Early Algebra: What Children Can Do and Why It Matters for Mathematics Education”

Presented By: Maria Blanton, Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Held on Monday, September 13, 2010. Watch Video>