Sometimes it just clicks and you realize you’ve grasped a revolutionary scientific theory, concept, or principle — but the moment someone asks you to explain it, you find yourself fumbling through the evidential definitions that were once clear to you just moments ago.
EXPLO is excited to welcome Laurie Santos, professor of psychology and cognitive sciences at Yale University, to our growing network of dynamic and innovative thought leaders.
Bill Littlefield, whose voice alone is nationally recognized as host on NPR’s Only A Game, will join EXPLO on the Yale campus as a visiting professor-of-practice during summer 2018.
Recently, one of my colleagues — Director of EXPLO Studio, Dave Hamilton — shared a story with me about a group of high school students he has been working with in one of Studio’s critical making courses.
Rolf Landua, Ph.D., is on a mission to change the landscape of science education. He chatted with EXPLO about the importance of curiosity in the classroom and how too much testing inhibits joyful learning — and deeper understanding of Nature and the universe.
With writing and producing credits including Steven Spielberg’s Hook, Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’sDracula, and Brian Henson’s Muppet Treasure Island to his name, EXPLO welcomes acclaimed screenwriter J.V. Hart to campus in summer 2018.
EXPLO is pleased to announce its first Supreme Court Justice-in-Residence — Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel.
For more than 40 years, EXPLO has created remarkable teaching and learning experiences that inspire curiosity and encourage young people to embark on a lifelong journey of turning over stones, taking healthy risks, and pursuing that which they only ever imagined.
I was excited to recently learn that my summer colleague Christopher Streat has just started a prestigious internship working on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. If you had been at EXPLO at Yale last summer, you would have seen how talented Christopher is on stage, leading community meetings in the Schubert Theatre, and act as a role model for students in improv and acting classes.