MAET Words, 2014

One of the¬†great activities from this summer was the collaboration between all three MAET courses to create the video you see below. Those of us in Chicago teamed up with the East Lansing cohort and the overseas cohort in Galway, Ireland to piece together this excellent Steve Jobs quote (which you can see in it’s entirety below).

MAET Words, 2014 from Punya Mishra on Vimeo.


Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that people can use. Maybe that’s the most important thing, to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it. However you learn this, you’ll want to change life, and make it better. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same. – Steve Jobs

MSUrbanSTEM Wipro Fellowship


For the past few weeks I have had the honor of working as a member of the MSU-Wipro Urban STEM Fellowship’s instructional team, with twenty-five of the most dedicated, inspiring and motivated educators in Chicago’s Public Schools. These past two weeks were the initial face to face portion of a year long fellowship that focuses on helping STEM educators create transformative, innovative and multimodal learning environments for their students.

Throughout the two weeks, I had the privilege of watching fellows dive into content, pedagogy, technology and social justice as they collaboratively worked towards revolutionizing the way young learners in Chicago experience the STEM subjects.

I will do my best to share the amazing ideas and creations developed by the fellows. There have already been too many to explain in one post. Please visit the web portfolios for each fellow, as they will be showcasing their work by publishing on their personal sites. After spending the past two weeks around these amazing fellows, I am thrilled for all of the Chicago students whose STEM related experiences will be profoundly different this school year.