The IBL Workshops 2015

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

July 7-10, 2015 (tentative)


The next IBL Workshop is in San Luis Obispo, CA, hosted at Cal Poly.  The workshop will be held July 7-10, with lodging and most meals covered by the workshop.  Early career faculty are eligible for travel scholarships up to $500.  More details are forthcoming. 

We are pleased to offer two workshops in 2014!

Workshop 1: Kenyon College, June 23-26, 2014, Gambier OH *

Workshop 2: MathFest 2014, August 3-6, 2014, Portland OR **

SPIGOT (Supporting a Pedagogical Innovation for a Generation of Transformation NSF DUE-1225833) is an NSF Funded collaborative research project with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Dominguez Hills, University of Colorado Boulder, and Kenyon College.  SPIGOT’s main objective is to conduct The IBL Workshop, which is a professional development workshop for mathematics instructors***, teaching at the college level.  The IBL Workshop provides an intensive, 4-day program for college math instructors, interested in learning to implement inquiry-based learning in a college-level mathematics course.  A comprehensive follow-up program is also provided after the workshop that includes mentoring, course materials, and continued interaction at upcoming conferences.

  1. *Workshop 1 is funded by NSF DUE-1225833

** Workshop 2 is funded by NSF DUE 0920057

***Eligibility: Faculty of all ranks employed at colleges and universities with undergraduate programs are eligible to apply.  Graduate students, postdocs, and assistant professors are especially encouraged to apply.

Professor Stan Yoshinobu, SPIGOT Project Director,

Department of Mathematics

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Director of the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning

The IBL Workshop is an MAA PREP Workshop (Due-0817071).  Many thanks to MAA for their generous support for this workshop!

With support from the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning 

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Inquiry-Based Learning Workshop in Mathematics

“Were all instructors to realize that the quality of mental process, not the production of correct answers, is the measure of educative growth something hardly less than a revolution in teaching would be worked.” 

John Dewey, Democracy and Education

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Funded by NSF (DUE-1225833)

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