Welcome to ALS 500 & 600! You are in the right place if you are looking for your extensive listening opportunities. If you are not an ALS 500 or 600 student that’s ok – you can still attend these events if you would like. If you are an ALS 500 or 600 student, you need to attend one of the events from the list below. After you attend one of these events, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this. This is the THIRD Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due. Most ELLs are due next Thursday, May 15th.
1) Science Cafe: Building an Inventor
What is invention? What inspires it? How does an interesting idea become an invention? What role does an inventor’s mind play? Join us for an interactive discussion about invention with moderator Frederica Freyberg from WPT and a panel of experts, including Dan Ludois, Mark Cook and Laura Kiessling.
When: Monday, May 23rd @ 7pm
Location: Steenbock’s on Orchard, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
2) The Surprising Science of Happiness
Watch this TED talk given by Dan Gilbert. Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong — a premise he supports with intriguing research, and explains in his accessible and unexpectedly funny book, Stumbling on Happiness.
Watch this TED talk, My Daughter, Malala, by Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai.
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. “Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings.”
The UW Madison Go Big Read program has chosen Malala Yousafzai’s book, I am Malala for it’s summer read program. If this TED talk interests you, you should read her book!