Quadrivium 2018

The Quadrivium is an ancient and noble tradition in education. To the ancient Greeks it meant “the four ways” or a place where four roads meet. The Quadrivium combines space, time, harmony, and science to develop applied critical and creative approaches to modern issues that require innovative thinking, solutions, and practical mechanisms to our ever changing world.

VWBPE’s Quadrivium is more than just a networking event. It provides an opportunity to share and contribute to the scholarly pursuit of knowledge through interaction with a community of peers in order to develop real solutions to real problems. It is the first step in understanding the complex nature of these issues leading towards a principled path for institutions, instructional designers, facilitators, and students alike.

Future of STEAM
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: VWBPE Quadrivium
Facilitator: Spiff Whitfield (RL: Andy Wheelock)
Assistant: Elektra Panthar (RL: Elisa Segoni)
Transcriptionist: Carolyn Carillon

Join us in a discussion on the future of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) education. This interdisciplinary is fast becoming a calling for skills that produce innovation. How do we prepare students for this? Bring your ideas and join us for an engaging quadrivium discussion.

Digital Makerspaces
Date: Friday, March 16, 2018, 7:00 – 7:50 a.m.
Location: VWBPE Quadrivium
Facilitator: Linda Sautereau (RL: Peggy Lee)
Assistant: Amvans.Lapis (RL: Marie Vans)
Transcriptionist: Marcia Kjeller

Let’s talk about digital makerspaces. While makerspaces are not new, the term is, and with it a new connotation around what creates a space for those who wish to tinker and innovate, can go to do it. What makes for a good digital makerspace? What are some examples? Bring your ideas and join us for an engaging quadrivium discussion.

Waiting for the VR Evolution
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 4:00 – 4:50 p.m.
Location: VWBPE Quadrivium
Facilitator: PD Alchemi (RL: Paul Rudman)
Assistant: Amari DiRicchezi (RL: Zia Rivera-Clarkson)

Come share your thoughts on the VR Evolution. For many who have embraced change and have been early adopters, waiting for the rest of the world to catch up has not been easy. Join us for a discussion on surviving until the change happens and everyone else catches up. Bring your ideas and join us for an engaging quadrivium discussion.

Please join us and be part of these conversations. We’ll meet you at the Quadrivium.