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
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,
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.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 27, 2001