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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Education Week - May 15, 2013 - Mobile Apps Make Field Trips More interactive
This article summarizes Augmented Reality presentations by researchers and educators at the American Educational Research Association conference in San Francisco providing specific examples of how the technolgy is being used to support both formal and informal science education.
The Scientist - January 2013 - Games for Science
This article provides specific examples of how scientists are using video games to tap the collective intelligence of people around the world, while doctors and educators are turning to games to treat and teach.
Voice of America - October 13, 2012 - Collaboration if Key in Creating Games That Make Learning Fun
This article discusses the role of collaboration in game development as well as the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Create UNAOC 2012, a global competition that awarding cash prizes to creators and developers of computer games and apps that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding. The Education Arcade and Learning Games Network are partners in the competition.
PR Newswire - March 2012 - 2012 Sandbox Summit@MIT Explores the Mobile Revolution and Its Role in Children's Play