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The MIT Refugee Action Hub (ReACT) accelerates opportunity among learners affected by forced migration to become agents of positive change in their communities. Founded by MIT Prof. Admir Masic and driven by his own experience as a refugee, the program brings MIT’s strengths in online learning and innovation together with academics, entrepreneurship, skills training, and experiential learning. MIT ReACT will share insights from its curricular and pedagogical approach to education to employment pathways, lessons learned in the shift to a virtual program, and ways J-WEL members can get involved in expanding opportunities to underserved learner communities globally. 

The Lemelson-MIT program has a 16-year history of helping educators learn ways of supporting the development of young inventors. This workshop will explore essential elements of the opportunities for learning afforded to educators during LMIT sponsored professional development sessions.

This session is part of our new (free and public!) Teacher Education and Professional Development Webinar Series, where J-WEL members and the MIT community will come together to share their approaches to professional development for teachers.

Math 18.03 at MIT is a large (400+ student) class. Due to Covid-19, it was conducted remotely during the Fall 2020 semester. Guest speaker Prof. Tristan Collins will describe some of the approaches he and his team implemented to try to address issues of equity, accessibility, and community building. He will also describe what worked and what did not. This webinar is free and open to the public.

This session is part of our new Teacher Education and Professional Development Webinar Series, a lead-in to April 2021 J-WEL Connections.

Join us for a discussion with J-WEL Associate Director and Head of Operations Steve Carson to discuss J-WEL benefits, including our opportunities through affiliated organizations. This discussion is appropriate for current member organizations interested in getting the most out of their membership, and for organizations that might be thinking about joining J-WEL. We'll also be joined by Dr. Lars Frølund, Research Director at the MIT Innovation Initiative, who will provide a short introduction to our highly popular 2020 workshop, Success Factors in University and Industry Collaboration. Registration for the workshop, which will run again this May, will open shortly. 

The High Meadows Graduate School of Teaching and Learning, a new competency-based teacher education program built in collaboration with MIT, is reenvisioning the way that educators are prepared. This webinar will introduce the Graduate School's structure, including its competencies and approaches to design and assessment. 

This session is part of our new (free and public!) Teacher Education and Professional Development Webinar Series, where J-WEL members and the MIT community will come together to share their approaches to professional development for teachers.

The Lemelson-MIT Program and MIT J-WEL's pK-12 Collaborative are offering four free professional development opportunities for educators to engage in activities needed to launch students on the pathway to inventing. Learn how to find and define problems, and design and build novel, useful and unique solutions that improve the lives of others. Opportunities are offered to primary and secondary education teachers who teach ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-18.

The Lemelson-MIT Program and MIT J-WEL's pK-12 Collaborative are offering four free professional development opportunities for educators to engage in activities needed to launch students on the pathway to inventing. Learn how to find and define problems, and design and build novel, useful and unique solutions that improve the lives of others. Opportunities are offered to primary and secondary education teachers who teach ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-18.