Leaning over a multitouch table, middle schoolers examine a digital underwater environment, shifting blocks across the screen and building lures to capture computerized fish. While the game introduces engineering principles and logic through an entertaining vehicle, the surface of the table is only half the story.
The 2014 Teaching & Learning Symposium, a two-day event taking place May 19-20 at Union South, will focus on “Transforming Education” as this year’s theme.
Two teams have been selected to receive the inaugural UW–Madison Teaching and Learning Innovation Awards for their work to promote educational innovation on campus.
Three finalists for the newly created position of Educational Innovation director will give public presentations on campus next week.