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    Name: Learning through Food: Interdisciplinary Instruction in the Kitchen
    Date: January 11, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
    Website: Register HERE
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    Are you interested in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning? Are you looking for ways to enhance students’ learning in fun, meaningful ways? Join us for a night of learning how educators are successfully using food to teach children and adults topics like science, math, and social science.

    This event will include:

    · A cooking lesson integrating Math, Science, and Social Studies by Harvard Professor Michael Brenner and Chef Koochooloo founder, Layla Sabourian

    · Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments

    · Q & A with Layla Sabourian and Michael Brenner, experts in the field of food education

    · Networking with other educators and food enthusiasts


    Michael Brenner and Layla Sabourian will be co-teaching a cooking lesson, demonstrating how we can use food to teach science and math.

    Michael Brenner:

    Michael Brenner is the Glover Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics, and Harvard College Professor at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He developed the popular Harvard class, "Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter," with his colleague David Weitz and chef Ferran Adrià. His research uses mathematics to examine a wide variety of problems in science and engineering, ranging from understanding the shapes of bird beaks, whale flippers and fungal spores, to finding the principles for designing materials that can assemble themselves, to answering ordinary questions about daily life, such as why a droplet of fluid splashes when it collides with a solid surface.

    Layla Sabourian:

    Layla Sabourian is the founder and CEO of Chef Koochooloo, an after-school, interdisciplinary cooking program that teaches students about science, math, and social science through exploring the cuisines of cultures around the world. For three years, Chef Koochooloo has taken over 2,000 children on international culinary journeys, supported by an app that includes hundreds of easy to follow recipes and educational materials. In addition to her work with Chef Koochooloo, Layla is a seasoned international entrepreneur with a background in product management, partner marketing, digital media and community development. She has worked for leading tech and media consumer brands in US and global markets, including SAP, where she worked in Global Product Marketing.

    Who Should Attend:

    Educators, Food Lovers, Chefs, District Administrators, Superintendents, and anyone interested in how to integrate interdisciplinary learning to K-Career education.



    1172 Castro Street

    Mountain View, CA 94040

    Date/Time Information:

    Thu, January 11, 2018

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

    $10 - General Admission
    $20 - Price at Door
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