Salvadori Center Featured at Two Conferences and Italian Heritage Month
At the National Science Teachers Association conference, held in Baltimore this past November, Leonisa Ardizzone led a workshop on using bridges as a means to create integrated science, technology, engineering and math learning experiences. It drew a healthy crowd, as participants used everyday materials to built model arches and discuss how to use these structures to enhance science learning--from examining the forces that make bridges work, to applying measurement, patterns and geometry as part of the engineering design process.
A few days later, Leonisa gave a presentation about how designers can best partner with schools and community centers at the annual A+DEN [Architecture + Design Education Network] conference in Chicago, “From the Inside: What Schools Really Need from Your Design Education Program.
In October, Leonisa was invited to give a lecture about Dr. Maria Montessori at John Jay College as part of Italian Culture and Heritage Month. In her talk, she not only discussed the admirable life and work of Dr. Montessori, but also drew parallels between Dr. Montessori and our founder – another outstanding Italian educator, Dr. Mario Salvadori.