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Monday, June 17 • 9:00am - 12:30pm
Pre-Conference Workshop: MIT BLOSSOMS

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This workshop will introduce MIT BLOSSOMS, a ten-country partnership creating an ever-growing repository of free, online active learning video lessons for high school math, science and engineering classes. In addition to their classroom use, BLOSSOMS lessons can also serve Teacher Professional Development (TPD), and they can be used as anchor lessons for multi-week student-team Project-Based Learning (PBL) assignments. MIT BLOSSOMS encourages universities around the globe to partner with secondary school educators to improve the teaching of STEM subjects. BLOSSOMS works with universities, ministries of education and high schools in developing international partnerships to improve STEM education worldwide.

Workshop Goals:
  • To introduce MIT BLOSSOMS by providing an overview of the program
  • To present how teachers use the BLOSSOMS active learning videos in their classrooms
  • To discuss how these learning videos can be used for Science Teacher Professional Development
  • To demonstrate how BLOSSOMS lessons can anchor multi-week student PBL assignments, providing teachers with all resources necessary to guide students
  • To examine the 6-stage process of creating an MIT BLOSSOMS lesson
  • To review the process of becoming an MIT BLOSSOMS partner.

Themes: Online learning for secondary education, STEM education, Active, inquiry-based learning, High school teacher professional development, Project-Based Learning, Global and cross-cultural education.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

Project Manager, BLOSSOMS
Elizabeth Murray is co-founder of MIT BLOSSOMS and has been Project Manager of this initiative since it began in 2008. During these ten years, Elizabeth has overseen all nine BLOSSOMS international partnerships and has supervised the creation and production of the more than 200 video... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Richard Larson

Dr. Richard Larson

Principal Investigator and Mitsui Professor of Data, Systems, and Society at MIT, BLOSSOMS
Richard Larson is Principal Investigator of the MIT BLOSSOMS Initiative. He is Mitsui Professor (Post-Tenure) of Data, Systems, and Society at MIT. He is also the Founder and former Director of MIT LINC (Learning International Networks Consortium), an MIT-based international project... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm
32-124 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139

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