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June 2022 Newsletter
Promoting excellence and transformation in education globally.

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Join us online for the launch of the Global Opportunity Initiative on June 17th, 10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. EST

The Global Opportunity Initiative has an important goal: to improve the career opportunity of millions of people through workforce learning.
  • For workers: career navigation and education so they can increase their income and job satisfaction.
  • For small businesses: training and tools to help leaders expand opportunity by improving the way they manage their businesses and workers.
  • For all organizations: practices, tools, examples, and collaboration opportunities to help organizations innovate their workforce learning activities.
No single organization can meet this challenge alone. We’ll do it only by creating a movement. A community of members — companies, non-profits, governments, student groups, and entrepreneurs — who can share their practices and learn from each other. While each member focuses on what it cares most about, the GOI will curate best practices, conduct world-leading research, and help each member organization to succeed. We’ll help organizations to help people and communities to thrive. Register for free now!


Former J-WEL pK-12 faculty advisor Angela Belcher elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2022

Former J-WEL pK-12 faculty advisor Angela Belcher was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Prof. Belcher helped to lay the foundations for J-WEL's pK-12 efforts and participated in many of our early events prior to being named head of the Department of Biological Engineering.


Don't miss J-WEL's last Learning Approaches Webinar

Curious about some of the approaches and strategies experienced educators are using in their classrooms? Have you always wondered why these approaches are popular, and what can they add to the experience of the learners at your school, university, or organization?

J-WEL is offering a series of webinars introducing several evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning. The first two, Design Thinking and Active Learning, were held June 7th and 14th and can be viewed on the J-WEL website.  The third and final webinar in the series, Hands-on and Experiential Learning, will be held June 21st at 10:00 a.m. EST. Register now!

Featured Resources


The J-WEL library includes resources addressing a range of educational and pedagogical topics supporting the work of our members. The library contains resources that are publicly viewable and some that are exclusive to our members.


In this webinar, designed for faculty just beginning to explore teaching with open educational resources, we cover all the basics: what OER are, why faculty use them, tips for finding them, and how to evaluate them. We demystify the Creative Commons license and answer all your questions about retaining, reusing, and remixing OER.
Member Exclusive Content
What Are Human Skills and Why Are They Important?
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During the March 4th, 2020 workshop "Human Skills: From Conversations to Convergence," George Westerman, Gilda Colin, Jean Hammond, and Mariam Kakkar define human skills and share their importance in the workplace.
About J-WEL
An initiative of MIT and Community Jameel, the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) works with our member organizations to promote excellence and transformation in education at MIT and worldwide. 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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