MIT STEP offers a teacher licensing program that can be done entirely at MIT or in conjunction with courses at Wellesley College. This program licenses students to teach mathematics or science in grades 5-12. The Scheller Teacher Education Program, offered through the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, prepares MIT students to become teachers who are competent to teach in their field, willing to challenge established norms, able to bridge the boundaries among disciplines, and eager to help students develop the desire to question and explore. Click here for more info on STEP and here for more info on classes.
STEP is actively engaged in many research and development projects, designing and testing new learning technologies for use in formal and informal education. While some projects are in limited testing with partners, others are freely available for all to try and to use (some complete with curriculum and assessment). Find out more about these projects on the projects page.
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Klopfer and Haas Release The More We Know
Eric Klopfer and Jason Haas release The More We Know: NBC News, Educational Innovation, and Learning from Failure. In The More We Know, Klopfer and Haas describe the rise and fall of iCue, an interactive learning venture that launched in 2006 and combined social networking, online video and gaming. In focusing on what iCue can teach us¬ about the challenges of innovation in education, they remind us of all that we can learn from failure. James Paul Glee calls The More We Know a must read for would-be reformers and “for all the rest, a delicious insider’s tale.”