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K-12 Math Education Postdoctoral Associate

K-12 MATH EDUCATION POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATEComparative Media Studies/Writing (CMS/W)-Teaching Systems Lab, to join a lab that develops digital clinical simulations–games and simulations that let teachers rehearse for and reflect upon important decisions in teaching.  Will play a lead role in the analysis of mixed-methods data collected from a cohort of math teachers in an urban school district to better understand teacher learning around equity and engagement through digital simulations, workshops, and coaching; develop and test coding schemes for interview transcripts, classroom video observation data, and simulation data; analyze, synthesize, and create presentation-quality figures for reports and manuscripts, and lead the drafting of scholarly products. Responsibilities include using standard software packages to process raw data and to analyze and synthesize findings to generate tables and figures for reports and manuscripts in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of technologists, math professional learning experts, and evaluators.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  advanced degree in math education, learning science, or related field; and experience evaluating math teacher professional learning, especially in schools serving poverty-impacted communities.  Seek a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who is able to work well with cross functional groups and can demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to equity and diversity.  PREFERRED:  experience with practice-based teacher learning designs and evaluation of teacher learning in such designs; experience with design-based and evaluation research; experience executing sophisticated research designs and a track record of impactful scholarly publications; and proficiency with R, Stata, Tableau, or equivalent software and/or qualitative tools (e.g., ATLAS.ti).  Job #19446



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Master’s Degree In Comparative Media Studies

The MIT Comparative Media Studies (CMS) program offers a two-year Masters degree focusing on the intersection of technology and the humanities. The program spans many media domains from film to virtual reality and civic media. There is a longstanding tradition and leadership in the field of game studies and game design. This year there are expanded offerings in educational technology and media, through the direction of two new faculty members in these domains, Eric Klopfer and Justin Reich. A growing research portfolio includes projects on media-rich teacher practice spaces, mobile and virtual reality game-based learning environments, massive open online courses, and technology-supported project-based learning among others. These projects combine insights from fields including game design, learning sciences, interactive video, and machine learning.

MIT’s CMS master’s students build on an MIT tradition of media and technology leadership to focus historical and theoretical attention on the world’s changing media environment. Students observe first-hand, and then contribute to, the experimentation and research leading to the next wave of media breakthroughs. We provide a bridge between the technological and humanistic sides of MIT, by examining the social and cultural impact of the changing media landscape.

CMS is not the study of interactive technologies themselves; it focuses on social and cultural interactions with technology. As media become increasingly integrated into all aspects of modern experience, it is impossible to fully understand our central institutions and practices without understanding media. The most urgent questions confronting us are social and cultural, not purely technological.

Our courses are thus designed to teach students to make and reflect upon media and in the process, to acquire important skills in teamwork, leadership, problem solving, collaboration, brainstorming, communications, and project completion, which will prepare them for a wide range of academic and professional careers.

The program is seeking highly talented and motivated graduate students to study and work in these areas. You can find out more about the program on the CMS masters program on its website, as well as the websites of the two programs leading the work in educational technology and media, The Teaching Systems Lab and The Education Arcade.

K-12 Math Education Postdoctoral Associate

K-12 MATH EDUCATION POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATEComparative Media Studies/Writing (CMS/W)-Teaching Systems Lab, to join a lab that develops digital clinical simulations–games and simulations that let teachers rehearse for and reflect upon important decisions in teaching.  Will play a lead role in the analysis of mixed-methods data collected from a cohort of math teachers in an urban school district to better understand teacher learning around equity and engagement through digital simulations, workshops, and coaching; develop and test coding schemes for interview transcripts, classroom video observation data, and simulation data; analyze, synthesize, and create presentation-quality figures for reports and manuscripts, and lead the drafting of scholarly products. Responsibilities include using standard software packages to process raw data and to analyze and synthesize findings to generate tables and figures for reports and manuscripts in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of technologists, math professional learning experts, and evaluators.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  advanced degree in math education, learning science, or related field; and experience evaluating math teacher professional learning, especially in schools serving poverty-impacted communities.  Seek a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who is able to work well with cross functional groups and can demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to equity and diversity.  PREFERRED:  experience with practice-based teacher learning designs and evaluation of teacher learning in such designs; experience with design-based and evaluation research; experience executing sophisticated research designs and a track record of impactful scholarly publications; and proficiency with R, Stata, Tableau, or equivalent software and/or qualitative tools (e.g., ATLAS.ti).  Job #19446