CL17 Buddies

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In our application to attend Cyberlearning 2017, PIs of NSF-funded projects with a cyberlearning theme were given the opportunity to nominate a non-Principal Investigator “buddy” (teacher, informal educator, technologist, designer, graduate student, etc.) who could jointly attend the meeting and enrich our deliberations. Interest in bringing a buddy was very high; a subset of nominees were invited to apply, and selection was very competitive.

The Buddies accepted to attend Cyberlearning 2017 are:

Zachary Alstad Disability Specialist, VR/AR Landmark College
Jennifer Baltes Graduate Student DePaul University
Nigel Bosch Post Doctoral Scholar University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Andrea Gomoll Graduate Student Indiana University
David Gerritsen Graduate Student Carnegie Mellon University
Barry Joseph Museum Staff American Museum of Natural History
Riley Leary Teacher Nobel Charter Middle School
Zachariah Mbasu Teacher African Maths Initiative
Arej Mwassi Graduate Student Arizona State University
James Planey Technology Coordinator Urbana High School
Daniel Rees Lewis Graduate Student Northwestern University
Deborah Silvis Graduate Student University of Washington
Christy Waishwile Teacher Nobel Charter Middle School
Helen Wauck Graduate Student University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Korah Wiley Graduate Student University of California – Berkeley

Notes for Buddy Participants

CIRCL held two Buddy Orientation meetings for last year’s (CL16) conference. Since Cyberlearning 2017 will have a very similar format of active participation, we suggest that you review recordings of last year’s orientation, below. The meetings covered:

  • An overview of the program and the different types of sessions
  • The roles you can take on before, during, and/or after the meeting
  • Reimbursement for travel and hotel
  • An optional Monday evening group dinner opportunity

Teachers and graduate students who attended the conference last year also joined the discussion to share their tips and perspectives.

Orientation Materials (from last year). Updated slides for 2017 will be available soon.

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