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Solomon Labs, Room B35

3720 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Come to the MakersLearnersTeachers Speaker Series and learn from prominent education scholars about the intersections between making, learning, and teaching!

January 16: Teachers Making for Learning in Science Classrooms

Dr. Colby Tofel-Grehl Utah State University

Abstract: This talk explores teachers’ different approaches to engaging electronic textiles within their core content classrooms. From elementary classrooms to advanced placement physics, electronic textiles offers teachers a unique context from which to explore integrated STEM learning with a strong focus on computing. Mixed methods findings are shared exploring the various areas of impacts that e-textiles affords teachers in improving learning and instruction as part of their professional practice.

Bio: Dr. Colby Tofel-Grehl is an assistant professor at Utah State University and director of the secondary science education program in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Science Education. Her research is situated between the worlds of science education, technology integration, and classroom interaction. She explores the ways in which novel technologies afford teachers new approaches to improve their classroom instruction through discourse. Currently, she is the principal investigator of Project STITCH, a professional and curriculum development grant funded by the National Science Foundation looking at the implementation of electronic textiles in science classrooms across three states.


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The Solomon Labs building is located at 3720 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. It is not visible from the street but located behind 3700 Walnut Street. The room B35 is located on the ground level in the middle of the building.

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3720 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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