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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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phone: (715) 836-4741
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UW-Eau Claire To Host
Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Forum
MAILED: April 27, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE —Educators interested in exploring or sharing ideas about the benefits of interdisciplinary learning are invited to attend a forum titled "Crossing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning," sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
         The forum will run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Tamarack Room, Davies Center, at UW-Eau Claire. Refreshments will be available at 9:30 a.m.
         Educators from all disciplines and grade levels, kindergarten through college, are encouraged to participate in this one-of-a-kind forum that includes a presentation by internationally known artist Dick Termes, who incorporates mathematics and art in his dramatic, revolving Termespheres.
         In addition to the presentation by Dick Termes, activities will include viewing of a UW-Eau Claire produced documentary on Termespheres, a faculty panel discussion of interdisciplinary projects and applications, and a chance to choose between participation in a hands-on mini-workshop with Dick Termes or a discussion and sharing of interdisciplinary projects with fellow educators. The day will end with breakout discussion groups on key concepts and issues and a final large group discussion and summary.
         Forum Coordinator Cynthia Gray-Mash, assistant professor, foundations of education, hopes educators from a variety of grade levels and disciplines will participate. Gray-Mash, who is especially interested in the brain and human learning, as well as curriculum development, believes attendees who have been thinking of experimenting with integrated learning will find the questions addressed at this forum extremely helpful.
         UW-Eau Claire junior Jeff Shurtleff, Pewaukee, is serving as project assistant for the documentary and forum. UW-Eau Claire faculty project consultants include Lori Bica, assistant professor of psychology; Li Ying Bao, assistant professor of art; John Drost, professor of mathematics; and Eugene Hood, associate professor of art.
         To reserve a seat, call (715) 836-2635 or send e-mail to Cynthia Gray-Mash by May 4.

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Updated: April 27, 2001