July 8 • Day 1

Today in History

This Day in History
1497 Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India.
1695 Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer, and physicist died
1822 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English author, poet, and playwright died
1857 Alfred Binet, French psychologist and graphologist is born
1947 Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico in what became known as the Roswell UFO incident.
1958 Kevin Bacon, American actor is born


Today in Chicago


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  • Get to know you activity
Today in History
  World of Wonder
Shoot and Tweet Intro 

  • To each other

TeamWow TeamAha
Surface Setup Big Picture with Punya

  • Get to know the program
Why Cosmos?

Discussion of readingsThree big ideas to be tweeted using #MSUrbanSTEM

Big Picture with Punya

  • Get to know the program
Surface Setup
Discussion of readingsThree big ideas to be tweeted using #MSUrbanSTEM

Why Cosmos?

Tech Tips


  • Course site & Facebook
Forming Groups

  • Finding a name and “introducing the groups” activity
Assignment of Days to Groups

  • World of Wonder
  • Storify
  • Tech Tips
Survey(s) & Consent Agreements

  Reflection Time

  • Today’s Moment of WOW
Video to End the Day: The three pathologies of learning



Complete the following readings and be prepared to discuss in classWhile you are reading, think about how the four key capacities Mansilla & Gardner mention relate to your discipline.

Think about the current theories of learning addressed by Wilson & Peterson, and how they connect to what you do.


Welcome to the MSU-Wipro Urban STEM Fellowship. Over the next 4 weeks, and over the next year we’ll be working together to develop our capacities for STEM teaching and leadership through our program.

The award winning MAET program has a unique and rigorous approach towards instruction and professional development. Our goal is to support and develop thoughtful, innovative practitioners who integrate content, technology and pedagogy in creative ways. The courses are designed by some of the top faculty in the nation and are taught by instructors who themselves are recognized leaders in the field and are often teachers themselves. We are going to incorporate these principles in this initiative as well.