J-WEL Webinar, "Equity and Excellence in K-12 Remote Learning," June 4, 2020 | MIT J-WEL

J-WEL Webinar, "Equity and Excellence in K-12 Remote Learning," June 4, 2020

Equity and Excellence in K-12 Remote Learning: What does research tell us? What happened this spring? What can we plan for the fall?


Date and Time
June 4, 2020, online
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

How to join: Please register here




Webinar description

Over the past two months, schools in the United States and around the world have conducted an emergency pivot to remote learning. Fragmentary sources of data are beginning to reveal what these practices really look like: state policies (see https://edarxiv.org/437e2), district policies, interviews with educators (see https://osf.io/2fjtc/), and journalistic reporting. To plan for the fall, we need to bring together the long history of research on distance and online learning with these more recent data and reports. In this webinar, we’ll discuss key relevant research, the emerging picture of remote learning, and strategies for planning during this summer for the challenges of the fall. 

About our speaker

Justin Reich

Assistant Professor, Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Faculty Associate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society
Director, MIT Teaching Systems Lab


Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is an Assistant Professor in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and the director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab. The Teaching Systems Lab designs, implements, and researches the future of teacher learning. He is the instructor for four free, openly-licensed MOOCs about change leadership in education.

He is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, a professional learning consultancy devoted to helping teachers leverage technology to create student-centered, inquiry-based learning environments. He was previously the Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, where he led the initiative to study large-scale open online learning through HarvardX, and a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

His writings have appeared in Science, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Educational Researcher, the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, the Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. For several years, he wrote the EdTechResearcher blog at Education Week. Justin started his career teaching wilderness medicine, and later taught high school world history and history electives, and coached wrestling and outdoor activities.


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