Posts by gina

Dr. Cherkowski named to the Executive Board of C21 Canada

By on Oct 10, 2015 in Blog |

STEM Learning Lab’s own Dr. Cherkowski is named to the Executive Board of C21 Canada: Canadians for 21st Century Learning and Innovation. C21 Canada is a national, not for profit organization that advocates for 21st Century models of learning in education. The goal of C21 Canada is to witness an accelerated pace of 21st competencies, instructional practices,...

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Girls and Robotics Camp

Girls and Robotics Camp

By on Sep 21, 2015 in Girls in STEM, STEM, Visual Spatial Skills and Learning |

I got to spend this week with Hillary Clinton, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars.  Hillary gave an amazing speech, while Bruno did a headstand and Taylor “shook it off.”  Also, there was a cameo by Queen Beyonce herself.  This amazing experience was created by 8 wonderful girls ages 8-15 during a Robotics camp. As a scientist, I often approach robots as gears and motors...

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STEM Learning Lab Featured In The Calgary Herald

STEM Learning Lab Featured In The Calgary Herald

By on May 11, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Thanks to STEM Learning Lab, a handful of Calgary schools are looking at robots as new tool for teaching math and science! It’s no secret — most kids hate math. But what if playing with robots was part of the equation? Rundle College Elementary School is one of a handful of Calgary schools exploring the use of robots to facilitate learning around more daunting...

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Math and Music

Math and Music

By on Apr 29, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Math, Music and Movement Reports show that North American students continue to underperform in mathematics (National Assessment of Educational Programs [NAEP], 2005; National Center for Educational Statistics [NCES], 2009; PISA, 2007 & 2013). This leaves large gaps in our schools, universities, and in our current and future workforce (Gateway, 2006; NSF, 2010;...

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