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Spring 2013 San Juan Scholars Seminars
Monday, January 21st
Monday, February 11th
Wednesday, February 20th
Google Earth and Code Talkers
Google Earth is more than a great way to find places. It can also be used as an effective presentation tool. Rich media integration and dynamic display techniques are at the heart of this presentation.
Recent assessment results show our students have lower critical thinking scores than we’d like. Brainstorm ways to improve assessment results and discuss critical thinking. Share how you teach critical thinking.
Black Bears, Rattlesnakes and Figworts; towards the making of a New Mexico Flora
See photographs of the Pecos Wilderness, Gila Wilderness, the Chama Land & Cattle Company, Rio Costilla Land Grant, Chuska Mountains and other interesting places. You will see photos of animals met along the way and rare and endemic plants of New Mexico.
Wednesday, March 6th
Cynthia Rapp Sandhu
Wednesday, April 10th
Tuesday, April 2nd
And You Think Bedbugs Are Strange
Come learn about the lives of ticks. Amazing anecdotal and many times humorous stories about an entomologist and his fascination with ticks (which are not insects).
Education about Religion in America
America was founded on religious freedom with a religiously diverse population, but evidence suggests that Americans are relatively uninformed about their own religions and those of others. While some people interpret freedom of religion as freedom from religion, is there a place for education about world religions in the public school setting?
SJC Horticulture Program: A Unique Learning Opportunity
An overview of the partnership between NMSU and SJC in developing and implementing a horticulture program that includes research, hands-on learning, and a classroom component. This design will allow students to fully transfer to NMSU.
Wednesday, April 17th
Monday, April 22nd
How Math Works: A Guide …
Taking readers on a tour of the history of arithmetic, and its growth into the subject we know it to be today, this book explores the beauty and relevance of mathematics by focusing on the great conceptual depth and genius already inherent in the elementary mathematics familiar to us all, connecting it to other well-known areas such as language and the conceptual aspects of everyday life.
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Developmental Online Education
The literature is showing that increased social distance and a lack of structure in an online class are some of the contributing factors to low success rates in developmental online education. As part of my dissertation I am examining the use of Brookfield and Preskill’s model for discussion and applying it to an online class. Join me as I share what I have found so far in my research.