2018 NE-IBLM


Past Conference: November 10 2018, 10 AM - 5 PM, Westfield State University, Nettie Stevens Science and Innovation Center

The following google drive folder makes documents from the conference available: pictures, slides, resources, etc.

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in a regional conference on November 10th on inquiry-based learning (IBL), the first event of the newly-formed New England IBL in Mathematics Consortium (NE-IBLM) (web site at https://sites.google.com/view/ne-iblm). We are specifically seeking participants who have some experience in using IBL techniques to brainstorm about next steps; we need your help! Please note that we are considering IBL in a broader sense, including problem-based learning, student-centered teaching, active learning, ambitious teaching, discovery learning, and inquiry-oriented learning.

Two important goals of the consortium are broadening the use of IBL in the New England area and creating a regional community of IBL practitioners, and we will focus on these two goals in particular at this event.

This is a great opportunity for you to have a pivotal role in the future of NE-IBLM, and to contribute in a meaningful and significant way to its development. We will also use this conference as an opportunity to discuss the role of IBL in inclusive learning, an important connection that is ripe for further exploration and research.

The conference will be at Westfield State University, in the Stevens Science and Innovation Center, on November 10th from 10am-5pm and will actively involve and engage all participants. You can park anywhere on campus. The lot closest to the Science Center is the commuter lot.

NE-IBLM email list/Google Forum: If you'd like to keep in the loop about the work of the NE-IBLM community going forward, sign up for the NE-IBLM email list (email new-england-ibl-math+subscribe@googlegroups.com to subscribe).

Program Details: 10AM - 5 PM, Stevens Science & Innovation Center (SCI 304)

Registration: fee of $20 includes full participation in the program, as well as lunch at the Dining Commons, coffee, and snacks. Please register before October 10 2018 to reserve your spot.

Directions/Campus Map: Westfield State University, 577 Western Avenue, Westfield MA 01086

Best Parking (Google Maps): Westfield State University Commuter Lot

Looking forward to connecting and learning with you!

The NE-IBLM 2018 Conference Organizing Committee,

  • Nermin Bayazit, Fitchburg State University
  • Volker Ecke, Westfield State University (*)
  • Christine von Renesse, Westfield State University (*)
  • Rachel Schwell, Central Connecticut State University
  • Ileana Vasu, Holyoke Community College

Many thanks also to Carolyn Gardner (Mathematics for Teaching, Harvard) and Karl-Dieter Krisman (Gordon College).

Acknowledgements: We are grateful to Mathematics Learning by Inquiry (MLI) for a grant to support the inaugural brainstorming and visioning work of the NE-IBL organizing group.

(*) Communicating organizers: Christine von Renesse & Volker Ecke, Westfield State University.