At MIT, the nature of work in math, science and engineering is transforming around us. Across fields, we can can see how skills like computational thinking, design thinking and systems thinking are increasingly important in academia and in industry. This gives us a unique perspective on what kinds of shifts will be needed in K12 education.
Explore the intersections between online learning and teacher education. We’re offering two MOOCs, “Launching Innovation in Schools,” and “Design Thinking for Leading and Learning.” Learn strategies to become a change leader and improve education in your communities.
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.