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2014 Conference for Promoting STEM

Center for Promoting STEM

Friday, November 14, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)

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Motivating and Encouraging Students for STEM

Friday, November 14, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

1600 E. Golf Road, Room 1610
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Keynote Speaker

Lee Shumow
Presidential Teaching Professor, Educational Psychology
Northern Illinois University

Enhancing Student's Motivation for Science

Lee Shumow received her doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1995. She examines relationships between educational adjustment and aspects of parenting (especially parental school involvement), neighborhood/ community characteristics, and time use  (especially homework, after school activities, reading, and community service). 

Featured Speaker

Jashid Fakhrid-Deen
Professor of Mathematics
Harold Washington College

Mathematical Glass Ceiling: Developmental Education

With approximately 60% of all students entering Higher Education requiring some sort of remediation in Mathematics, many institutions have/are redesigning their Dev. Ed. Math sequences to cater to student intent.  These Institutions are introducing Dev. Ed. students early to specific math skills necessary for success within their fields of study.   
As “we” develop these alternatives to the traditional Algebra heavy sequence, are we somehow turning students away from STEM concentrations by limiting students’ access to mathematics based on our preconceived notions of their abilities and interests?  Or are “we” truly tailoring our curriculum to better meet the needs/interests of our current students?

This talk will look at the structure of the Mathematics Developmental Education curriculum, trends, practices and issues.  It will also discuss preconceived notions of what Developmental Mathematics Students are capable of, given various identifiers: class, gender, ethnic background, socio-emotional issues, etc. 

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When & Where

Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Friday, November 14, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)

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Center for Promoting STEM

With a significant grant from the National Science Foundation, Oakton's Center for Promoting STEM (CP-STEM) offers diverse activities including a summer "bridge" program; peer tutor training; student-industry-teacher simulations; study sessions; seminars; and field trips. The New York Times recently cited Oakton among the top-ten community colleges in the nation and called attention to CP-STEM. In addition, the Peer Tutor Training and Student-Industry-Teacher Simulations programs captured the Innovation Award from the Illinois Council of Community College Administrators in 2003 and 2005 respectively.

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