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.
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To best support student-centered learning and teaching, assessment should be as fun and engaging as authentic learning can be. We are working to innovate on the assessment experience for teachers, teacher educators, students, and designers. This includes designing playful assessments for our existing learning experiences, standalone K-12 assessment projects, and resources to support educators.
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.