All around the world, educational leaders are working to support more ambitious teaching and learning in classrooms–with less recitation and passive listening, and more active engagement and student-centered learning. Having more ambitious teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms will require dramatically increasing the quality and quantity of learning opportunities for teachers and school leaders throughout their careers. Better student learning depends upon better teacher learning.
At the MIT Teaching Systems Lab, we design, implement, and research the future of teacher learning.
Justin is the executive director of the Teaching Systems Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a research scientist in the MIT Office of Digital Learning, and a lecturer in the Scheller Teacher Education Program.
Rachel manages research activities across the Teaching Systems Lab to ensure a robust agenda of funding, research, and publication. Previously, she was a senior researcher at the American Institutes for Research, leading federal, state and district K-12 research and evaluation.