Planetarium director and student researcher present workshop at national astronomy conference

Dr. Sara Schultz and Erick Hernandez presented a workshop on using strategic questioning (a form of formative assessment) with both formal and informal groups to better engage and educate.  The workshop was presented to an international audience during the annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.  Hernandez, a student in science education, developed much of the workshop during […]

Planetarium director, student staff present workshop at virtual conference

Planetarium Director Dr. Sara Schultz and science education student Erick Hernandez presented a workshop at the virtual Minnesota Science Teachers Association (MnSTA) Conference on Science Education (MnCOSE). The workshop was on using informal formative assessment in terms of assessment conversations to improve interaction with students for the sake of better understanding and retention. This is the second such workshop Schultz […]

Planetarium students, director present at Great Lakes Planetarium Association Annual Conference

Seven planetarium student staff and the director, Dr. Sara Schultz, presented this week for the annual GLPA conference, this year held virtually. Senior English Education major, Callie Tescher, presented on the shows she has developed based on astronomy and mythology, entitled Mythology and the Milky Way: Celebrating the Stories of the Sky in the Planetarium.Junior Chemistry major, Abigail Bormann, presented […]