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                NEWSLETTER 
                      June 2018
Promoting excellence and transformation in education globally.

pK-12 @ J-WEL Webinar: Compassionate Systems

Mette Miriam Böll
From our May 23rd webinar: Dr. Mette Miriam Böll explains social and emotional learning and systems thinking in education.

Registered users can watch the full webinar

Upcoming Events

HybridEd Workshop
June 21 at MIT 
This workshop includes inspiring talks, participatory activities, and the latest research findings on blended learning (BL). The workshop will encourage attendees to share their BL scenarios and the metrics for success that guided their blended educational practices using MOOCs or other online resources, as well as share the lessons learned from those promising practices that did not turn out as expected. Read more.

Connected Learning Summit
August 1-3 at MIT 
With a unique focus on cross-sector connections and progressive and catalytic innovation, this event brings together leading researchers, educators, and developers. The program includes a mix of engaging presentation and workshop formats ranging from speculative design to game walkthroughs, sharing work in progress, and research panels. Register now.
 
For J-WEL Members
Register for upcoming courses/programs, discounted for J-WEL members:

pK-12 Workshop: Intro to Compassionate Systems Framework in Schools
With Drs. Peter Senge & Mette Miriam Böll
June 20-22, 2018 at MIT
Join Drs. Senge and Böll for a hands-on workshop introducing the tools and approaches that have been developed for implementing a “compassionate systems” framework. Drs. Senge and Böll will also share examples from the IB prototypes, with the aim that participants can begin working together on similar prototypes in their own settings. Learn more or contact jwel@mit.edu to register. 

Higher Education @ J-WEL: Curriculum Design Workshop
July 9-20 at MIT
We invite university faculty from any institution to apply, and faculty from J-WEL member universities, for this intensive workshop. Participants will develop a rubric for curriculum design, MIT-style, and leave with implementation-ready curriculum. Applicable to individual faculty or groups wishing to effect major curriculum redesign across a discipline. Learn more.

MIT Management Executive Education & MIT CSAIL courses
For the MIT community


Apply now for a grant in Workplace Learning Innovation. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. 

Reminder: MITili Learning Effectiveness grant applications are due today! 

Are you an MIT student? Discover opportunities to engage with J-WEL.

New on the J-WEL Website

The J-WEL Website shares videos and other resources supporting educational transformation, including both public content and content available exclusively to our members. Visit our library often, as we are constantly adding new materials. If you don't have a website account, please email us.
From our May 29th webinar: MIT Bootcamps' Vimala Palaniswamy explains how corporate employees grow after attending Bootcamps. 

 

>> Watch the full webinar (registered users)

Public Content 
Member Content (login required)
Report: The global state of the art in engineering education

Read the study that informs MIT's New Engineering Education Transformation, an initiative charged with developing and delivering a world-leading program of undergraduate engineering education. Or, if you just want a quick overview, read our summary.
Video: The Science of Learning


Learn about recent discoveries in our understanding of how the brain learns with MIT Prof. John Gabrieli.
 

Featured News 

For J-WEL, a year of transforming education
Last month, MIT News helped J-WEL to celebrate its one-year anniversary with a feature article. Fady Mohammed Jameel, president of Community Jameel International, reflected on J-WEL's mission: “We are acutely aware of the importance of transforming education and learning at all levels, and equipping individuals — both young and of working age — with the skills and abilities needed for the future." Read more.

MIT OpenCourseWare helping people to renew their careers
"In the span of about six months, I went from a nearly unemployed dropout with poor ad-hoc computer science skills to a six-figure technical position at one of the world's leading technology firms, in large part thanks to the open availability of [OCW] materials," says Trent Parker, a software engineer at Google. Read more.   
MIT Video Productions wins Emmy with "Imagination Off the Charts"
The film features the 2016 residency of visiting artist Jacob Collier, a Grammy Award-winning musician. “[Collier's compositions] are kind of what our lives are like,” says composer Jamshied Sharifi ’83, “We try to reduce them so that we can get through the day, but there is stuff going on that - if we just pay attention to it - is beautiful, inspiring, frightening.”​ Read more.



Bridging the education gap for refugees through online learning 
A new collaboration between the MITx MicroMasters program in data, economics, and development policy (DEDP); the MIT Refugee Action Hub (ReACT), and the Abdul Latif Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) will help bridge this gap in access by providing selected refugee learners with scholarships for DEDP courses. Read more.

Updates from Community Jameel initiatives at MIT 

J-PAL launches "Policy Insights," an expanded library of short briefs 
The Policy Insights library highlights lessons emerging from randomized evaluations. In addition to summarizing results, Policy Insights discuss the mechanisms, theories, and/or insights about human behavior that help readers understand why similarities or differences exist across studies. 

J-WAFS awards over $1.3 million in fourth round of seed grant funding
“The J-WAFS seed grants continue to stimulate new thinking about how to address some of our most serious water and food problems, whether by new junior faculty at MIT or senior professors,” noted Renee Robins, executive director of J-WAFS.
Read more.   
About J-WEL
The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) promotes excellence and transformation in education at MIT and globally by engaging educators, technologists, policymakers, societal leaders, employers, and employees. Through online and in-person collaborations, workshops, research, and information-sharing events, J-WEL member organizations work with MIT faculty and staff to address global opportunities for scalable change in education. 
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