Support in exploring IBL: videotaping, workshops, and PRIMUS

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 5:30pm

Dear Colleagues, Friends, & Supporters,

We had a wonderful time seeing many of you at the joint meetings! Now we are getting ready to start our spring semester -- looking forward to meeting our new students. For this month's blog one of our future high school teachers, Lauryn Zaimes, wrote about her experience video taping a full inquiry-based calculus 1 course.

If you are interested in spending a week during the summer planning an inquiry class of your own, consider registering for one of the weeklong IBL workshops. They are taking place in Chicago, California and New York State this year and will be a wonderful networking/learning opportunity.

PRIMUS has two special issues devoted to IBL that are currently free for download. We highly suggest reading them - we have a paper in there as well :) See Illuminating Inquiry, and Implementing Inquiry.

Also, if you would like to visit Westfield and join some IBL classes for a day or two, we have updated our schedule for Spring 2017 and would love to collaborate with you!


Julian Fleron, Phil Hotchkiss, Volker Ecke, & Christine von Renesse.

In this blog, guest writer and aspiring teacher Lauryn Zaimes describes her insights into the intricacies of teaching with inquiry gained while videotaping a semester of Calculus. I hope that reading her experience will motivate practitioners like you to ask students to video tape your class sometime. While Lauryn clearly learned a lot from her experience, I learned at least as much!