Other Happenings

There are many education-related events, programs, and projects occurring across the MIT campus and elsewhere in our community.  When we hear about offerings by other groups that might be of interest to participants in the Education Group, we’ll post them here!

If you would like to spread the word about an education-related event, let us know!

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2013 LearnLaunch Conference

Across Boundaries: Innovation & The Future of Education

Co-Organizers: LearnLaunch and MIT Sloan.Ed

February 1-2, 2013 @ MIT

The purpose of the conference is to promote dialogue about the impact of digital learning on the future of K-20 education in the United States. The conference will examine the potential of technology to tangibly improve learning and educational access, as well as explore market and investment opportunities.

For more information, please see the conference website and agenda.


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BioBuilder Professional Development Workshops

Hosted by: Dr. Natalie Kuldell, MIT Department of Biological Engineering

View Program Flyer

Apply Now

Go to the BioBuilder website.

For more information, contact: info <at> biobuildereducationalfoundation <dot> org

The BioBuilding Professional Development Workshops will impact your understanding of biology AND your approach to teaching. A mixture of classroom, laboratory and design activities provide a professional development experience that is both accessible and inspiring. You’ll leave with ready-to-teach lessons that bring engineering into your biology classrooms, labs or science clubs.

1-day and 5-day workshops are available. Please see the website for more details.

Pre-registration is required for all participants, as space is limited.



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MIT Museum Volunteer Opportunity

MIT Museum Volunteer Invitation Postcard

This is an electronic postcard, which if clicked on will link to the online volunteer application.

The MIT Museum is looking to strengthen its connection to the MIT community by encouraging members to share their knowledge. There are a number of ways people can volunteer their time, such as helping visitors explore upcoming exhibitions on environmental change, physics, photography, etc. A full description of all the available volunteer opportunities is listed in the online application form.

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BioBuilder Professional Development Workshop for Middle School Teachers

Hosted by: Dr. Natalie Kuldell, MIT Department of Biological Engineering

Workshop dates: August 1-3, 2012

View Program Flyer

View Program Application (due March 16th, 2012)

Go to www.BioBuilder.org

Read “Mendel’s Modern Legacy: How to incorporate engineering in the biology classroom”

For more information, contact: info<at> biobuilder <dot> org

Middle School teachers are invited to apply to the BioBuilding Curriculum workshop @ MIT. This 2.5 day professional development class will help middle school educators bring engineering into their science classrooms and laboratories. Learn more…

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HHMI Biology Department Seminar Series: A Conversation with Professor David Botstein

Hosted by: The MIT Department of Biology

Date: January 17th, 2012

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Place: 68-181

Professor David Botstein is the Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute of Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. Professor Botstein joined the faculty of MIT in 1967 and developed an innovative series of undergraduate courses called “project labs,” which emphasized current research questions and cutting-edge techniques. In 1987 he moved to Genentech, Inc. as Vice President – Science, and in 1990 he joined Stanford University’s School of Medicine, where he was Chairman of the Department of Genetics. In 2003 he joined Princeton University, where he has helped developed an innovated science curriculum called Integrated Science. Integrated Science is a multidisciplinary introductory science curriculum intended for students considering a career in science. The curriculum breaks down traditional disciplinary barriers to foster deeper connections between various scientific disciplines. The curriculum is founded on the expectation that much of the most important science of the future will lie in areas that span two or more disciplines.

Professor Botstein’s research has centered on genetics, especially the use of genetic methods to understand biological functions. In 1980, Botstein and three colleagues proposed a method for mapping genes that laid the groundwork for the Human Genome Project. Professor Botstein was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1981 and to the Institute of Medicine in 1993. He has served on many policy-making and peer-review committees.

For more information, contact: Dr. Mandana Sassanfar (mandana <at> mit <dot> edu)
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HHMI Special Seminar Series

Hosted by: The MIT Department of Biology

For more information, contact: Dr. Mandana Sassanfar (mandana <at> mit <dot> edu)

The speakers selected for the HHMI Special Seminar Series have demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates, focusing on science education and basic research at minority-serving institutions.

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TLL’s Graduate Student Teaching Certificate Program

NEW THIS SUMMER! The MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory (TLL) will be offering this program in an intensive two-week format, running May 25-June 6, 2011.  MIT graduate students who wish to develop their teaching skills are invited to participate.  The program is designed for students with a variety of interests and career goals, from those who wish to develop better skills to support their teaching at MIT to those who are planning careers in academe. SPACE IS LIMITED!  Enrollment opens at 9:00 am on Monday, April 18th, 2011.

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