Science and Mathematics Learning Technologies in Education Program

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Monday, March 26

Time Session/Lecture info
Registration and Refreshments
Prof. Anat Yarden, Weizmann Institute of Science 
Opening Session
Prof. Gail Jones, NC State University
Keynote lecture:
Presence, Development and Visualization: Learning Science with Haptic and Virtual Reality Technologies
Coffee Break
Parallel Sessions
Chair: Emil Eidin, Weizmann Institute of Science
Chemical education workshop

Experiencing Molecular Models of Matter
Sharona T. Levy, University of Haifa
Elon Langbeheim, Weizmann Institute of Science
Sigal Samon, University of Haifa
Asnat Zohar, University of Haifa
Janan Saba, University of Haifa
Chair: Yael Feldman-Maggor, Weizmann Institute of Science, The Open University of Israel
Innovation in learning technology

Educational Data Mining for Analytics and Adaptivity in Online Learning Environments
Giora Alexandron, Weizmann Institute of Science
Cultivating Perspective Taking through Game Making Minducate Center for the Science of Learning
Gidi Dishon, Tel Aviv University
Ecological learning of a foreign language in a virtual reality environment
Orly Fuhrman, Tel-Aviv University and The Center for Educational Technology
Chair: Ella Yonai, Weizmann Institute of Science
Experiences from the classroom

Tangram-based puzzle as a tool for developing geometric thinking levels in a technological and tangible environments
Huda Shayeb and Michal Tabach, Tel-Aviv University
Visual skills and their importance in teaching and in online exams in biology
Rivka Misgav, Biology moderator and MSc student in The Rothschild-Weizmann Program
Learning Genetics on the Fly: Interrelating Three Conceptual Models in Genetics
Michal haskel-Ittah Weizmann Institute of Science; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Anat Yarden, Weizmann Institute of Science
Panel: Scientific online courses in the eyes of participating students
Chair: Rachel Rosanne Eidelman, Weizmann Institute of Science 
Lunch Break
Parallel Sessions
Chair: Gil Schwarts, Weizmann Institute of Science
Mathematic education research

Perimeter - More Points of View (Workshop)
Gali Shimoni, Israel Center for Excellence through Education
Chair: Ohad Levkovich, Weizmann Institute of Science
Online modeling tool (Workshop)

Making sense of phenomena by using a free online modeling tool
Tom Bielik, Michigan State University
Closing session
Avi Warshavsky, MindCET CEO
Startup, Evolution and the Future of Education: Educational Technological Entrepreneurship

Organizing committee

  • Yael Feldman-Maggor
    Weizmann Institute of Science,
    The Open University of Israel
  • Asaf Bar Yosef
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Ella Yonai
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Emanuel Eidin
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Gil Schwarts
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Rachel Rosanne Eidelman
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Dr. Shelley Rap
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Shira Liberti
    Weizmann Institute of Science

Scientific Staff

  • Prof. David Fortus
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Dr. Zahava Scherz
  • Weizmann Institute of Science


  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Department of Science Teaching
  • The Chorafas Institute for Scientific Exchange

Conference Coordinator

Reut Hershenhoren