Faculty Colloquium Inspires Candidates
On Monday, May 9, the GSE faculty hosted a Faculty Research Colloquium. The purpose was to allow faculty the opportunity to share their current inquiry efforts with candidates as well as for candidates to think critically about their own inquiry efforts and how these can be informed by faculty interests, skills, and strengths. Candidates selected two different sessions to attend, during which faculty engaged participants in discussion about current inquiry projects.
"It was great to hear from Steve Rhine regarding his tips on how to get grants," said Jasmin Rivera, MAT Aspire 2011. "In these hard economic times, we need to take advantage of those opportunities that are going to benefit our students."
Terah Wright added, "I attended Steve Rhine's algebra discussion and Jennifer's agency seminar. Both were very interactive. My only regret was that neither were long enough. Overall I was encouraged by both and it gave me some ideas for my own research. I was also reminded about the importance of finding and researching something that intrigues me, even after I get a job. It's so important to continue personal development and the pursuit of new inspiration. Both talks inspired me to do this for myself."
Jill Bryant, Robin Fromherz, Karen Hamlin, Steve Rhine, Neil Liss, Jennifer Roberts, and Linda Tamura hosted sessions on a wide range of topics related to each person's current area of scholarship. Candidates not only learned valuable content knowledge but also saw effective ways to present research, which they can then use as they prepare their own presentations for the Teacher Research Symposium at the end of the month. Feedback from faculty and students was very positive, and the event resulted in great conversations about teaching and learning.
Thanks to all who participated and made this event possible! Find the complete program abstract here.
Below, candidates find inspiration (and fun) at the Faculty Colloquium: