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CERL hosts STEM outreach refresher using video gaming tool

Published Nov. 16, 2012

Nov. 16, 2012

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Champaign, Ill.—ERDC Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) recently hosted training by the National Center for the Advancement of STEM Education – a DimensionU Refresher workshop for middle school mathematics teachers.

The video gaming tool, DimensionU, supplements the math curriculum appropriate for middle school pre-algebra students.  The tool provides students multiplayer missions and can be downloaded for home or school use.

Mathematics teachers from Champaign School District Unit 4 and Urbana School District Unit 116 attended either the one-day refresher workshop for teachers who previously completed the initial three-day training, and six new teachers attended both days.

At the end of training, the instructors announced that, compared to the 17 sites across the nation, the Champaign/Urbana school districts were number one in online usage of the math gaming software tool.


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