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Curious about teaching with OER? Wondering how to get started? In this webinar, designed for faculty just beginning to explore teaching with open educational resources, we’ll cover all the basics: what OER are, why faculty use them, tips for finding them, and how to evaluate them. We’ll demystify the Creative Commons license and answer all your questions about retaining, reusing, and remixing OER. We’ll also have an experienced professor on the panel to share how she got started with OER, where the journey has taken her, and tips for wayfinding. 

This webinar is free and open to the public.

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, online learning surged as never before. MITx courses saw enrollment numbers double and more over previous course runs. The MITx MOOC, 7.00x, Introduction to Biology, saw a particular spike in interest as learners all over the world—locked down at home, and facing new fears and uncertainties—sought a better understanding of the science of life. But did increased enrollment result in greater engagement, higher completion rates, or greater learning?

See past and upcoming events in the Open Learning Talks series. This series is open to the public!

Two years into a global crisis, the world is asking education to regain lost ground, address newly-exposed fault lines, and reshape itself to enable more resilient and productive societies. More is being asked of many who have been making do with less. Meeting this moment calls for new ways of looking at the world and working with each other. We need a deep understanding and awareness of perspectives -- our own perspectives and those of our colleagues, community, and organizations. This J-WEL Connections spotlights the power of problem-solving through an approach anchored in perspectives. By invitation only..

This workshop will provide you with a variety of approaches for introducing human skills into your curriculum or workplace. Over the course of three days, you will have the opportunity to interact with a panel of experts who have integrated human skills into their instruction in different contexts, as well as with other participants having common interest in a particular model of integration.

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 7th, as we celebrate global education with T4 Education at #WorldEduWeek.

We'll share best practices in remote, hands-on learning offered through the #MITFullSTEAM Ahead program, created by MIT’s pK-12 community In response to Covid. Full STEAM Ahead (FSA) is a program that embodies the ethos of MIT and the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) by leveraging the capacity and resources of our communities through an innovative “mens et manus” approach. We will consider the future and how you can scale these types of programs.You’ll also learn how you can scale similar programs at your school.

The event will stream in English with live automated captions in the following languages:

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This webinar will showcase the experience of the Transforming Refugee Education Towards Excellence (TREE) program in applying the Design Thinking approach to develop effective and responsive teacher professional development solutions with educators and for educators.

Join MIT SOLVE's Global Solv[ED] Solveathon Workshop for an interactive design thinking workshop focused on helping you unpack problems and create solutions to problems you care about. This Solveathon workshop will use human-centered design principles and rapid ideation to generate solutions to a real-life challenge.

Young people aged 24 and under from around the world are welcome to participate! 

Interested J-WEL members: Please email us if you would like a young learner affiliated with your organization to attend. Please note that seats are limited to one per member organization.

Dr. Newman, the Director of Sustainability and Lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, will join us for an interactive webinar to explore and demonstrate how institutions of higher education are positioned to respond to and address the unprecedented challenges of climate change and sustainable development.  

Participants will leave with ideas on how to address, or continue to address, sustainability and climate at their institutions. 

This hands-on workshop is an introduction to the tools and approaches that have been developed for implementing what we call a “Compassionate Systems” framework. A framework that is being used at both the level of classroom innovations and collective leadership in shaping a more generative school culture.  Learn more about the program on the Center for Systems Awareness website. J-WEL members: If you are interested in participating, please email jwel AT mit DOT edu.

Informed by MIT practice and research, our team at J-WEL has led an effort to establish community spaces that provide learners with an intentional platform to support their development and well-being throughout their learning journey. This webinar addresses effective practices for generating and growing support structures that elevate the richness of internships, project-based learning, remote coursework, training, and beyond. Join us to learn about -- and experience -- a new approach to creating virtual cohort communities.