Milton's Faculty Lead Online Discussions
Through technology offered by Instant Access Plus, Milton’s development office hosts a number of online presentations led by veteran faculty. Covering subjects from art to science and math to diversity, these Webcasts offer alumni and parents the opportunity to hear from faculty and connect with the School.
Vivian WuWong: Boston's Chinatown
Vivian WuWong, chair of Milton Academy's history and social sciences department, walks alumni and parents through Boston's Chinatown. The webinar explores the neighborhood's history, it's place in the world, and it's connection with Milton. [View Webcast]
Jim Connolly and Lisa Baker: The Writing Workshop
Alumni and parents collected online to touch base once again with faculty members Jim Connolly and Lisa Baker, along with nine creative writing students in a "workshopping" session. Training in how to workshop effectively, that is, to read, critique and support fellow writers, is a particular and cherished Milton experience. Alumni report that the quality of Milton "workshopping" is rarely matched by their college versions of the same. During the online session, faculty discussed the creative writing process at Milton, and the importance of collaboration as the centerpiece of that process. Students read poetry and critiqued selected pieces. [View Webcast]
Heather Flewelling: A Duality of Thinking: Diversity in the New Millennium
Heather Flewelling, Director of Multiculturalism and Community Development, touches on some of the tensions, opportunities and initiatives in place or under development that will continue the exploration of how Milton fosters dynamic thinkers and leaders in the global millennium. [View Webcast]
Michael Edgar: Using Molecular Biology in the Milton Academy Science Classroom
This webinar explores the evolution of the Milton Academy molecular biology curriculum over the past decade. Ten years ago, resources and lab experiments were limited in our biology and genetics classrooms, but today’s lab is an integral and exciting part of how we teach biological sciences. This Milton classroom examines our inquiry-based molecular biology curriculum, and addresses some of the challenges this model presents. We also explore specific examples from Milton's curriculum and discuss what the future holds for this academic field. [View Webcast]
Gregg Reilly: The Effect of New Technologies on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
Throughout history, new technologies have created opportunities in the teaching and learning of mathematics. In recent years, two new technologies in particular, the TI-Nspire CAS Handheld Calculator and the SMART Board, have allowed us to approach classical mathematical topics in new ways. These technologies have led to more effective learning, and have also allowed students to explore more remote mathematical ideas. This Webinar demonstrates some of the innovative ways in which Milton students are learning mathematics. It also addresses some of the new directions the technologies are allowing students to take in their thinking about mathematics. [View Webcast]
Larry Pollans: "How do we make sense of contemporary art? What's going on out there?"
As we stroll through contemporary galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beijing, there seems to be no constant aesthetic to help us create an overview of our own culture. We all know about the 19th century and the rise of the bourgeoisie, but what do we know about our time? What does the art reflect? What are the patterns? Who is the target audience? Has the world become too multi-cultural to find a standard?