The way students learn is changing.
The way teachers learn should change too.

The Teaching Systems Lab investigates the complex, technology-mediated classrooms of the future and the systems we need to develop to prepare teachers for those classrooms.

Get Involved

Our next Playtest will be on Tuesday, May 8th!

The MIT Teaching Systems Lab invites teachers, student teachers, and education professionals to playtest our new interactive tools for teachers. At Dine and Play, you will try out our games and share your feedback over dinner. Join us!

powered by Typeform
  • How can you apply design thinking to large, systemic educational challenges? Unit 3 of #DTLLMOOC explores this ques… 18 hours ago
  • How do schools think about incorporating design thinking in the classroom? In Unit 2 of #DTLLMOOC, you'll hear from… 18 hours ago

We conduct research in the following areas:

Playful Assessment

To best support student-centered learning and teaching, assessment should be as fun and engaging as authentic learning can be. Our work includes designing playful assessments for our existing learning experiences, standalone K-12 assessment projects, and resources to support teachers, teacher educators, students, and designers.

Online and Blended Learning

Explore the intersections between online learning and teacher education. We’re offering three MOOCs, “Launching Innovation in Schools,” “Envisioning the Graduate of the Future,” and “Design Thinking for Leading and Learning.” Learn strategies to become a change leader and improve education in your communities.

Practice Spaces

Teachers need spaces to practice teaching strategies in low-stakes settings. We’re drawing on models from games and simulations to create these practice spaces. We seek to establish collaborations with other teacher education programs, school districts, and research institutes to design and test these spaces.



Start typing and press Enter to search