J-WEL Webinar, "Fostering K-12 Outreach Through Development of STEAM Activities," March 3, 2020 | MIT J-WEL

J-WEL Webinar, "Fostering K-12 Outreach Through Development of STEAM Activities," March 3, 2020

Kirky DeLong

J-WEL Webinar: 
Fostering K-12 Outreach Through Development of STEAM Activities

Date and Time
March 3, 2020, online
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

How to join: Please register here: http://bit.ly/STEAM-webinar


It's time to celebrate Open Education Week (OEW)! Founded in 2013 by Open Education Global, the goal of OEW is to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. 

In observation of OEW, we're hosting a webinar on STEAM education. Kirky DeLong, Assistant Director for Special Projects, and Joe Diaz, pK-12 Action Group Program Coordinator, will discuss how to create engaging activities using our openly licensed modules.

We hope you can join us! 

Webinar description

This webinar will focus on the process we use to develop hands-on activities for our STEAM Camps that take inspiration from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We will discuss both how MIT’s motto, "mens et manus," informs our approach for engaging learners and how MIT’s community - including students, staff, groups, and faculty - come together to develop hands-on, learning-by-doing activities.

About our speakers

Kirky DeLong

Kirky DeLong has over 20 years of experience in the development of learning technologies, online laboratories, and open-source projects. During her time at MIT, she has worked on many projects involving a broad range of technologies, including the MIT iLab Project, which developed online laboratories that enable students to access real instruments online that can be shared around the world; the MIT-Haiti Project, which promotes teacher professional development through active learning and Kreyòl language in STEM disciplines; and the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) project, which aims to improve the professional and academic prospects of high schools students from underserved communities in India. Currently, she is part of the J-WEL pK-12 Collaborative.

Joe Diaz

Joe Diaz is an MIT graduate and advocate of hands-on STEAM activities for K-12 students. An alumnus of MIT’s Scheller Teacher Education Program, he has spent time both inside and outside of the classroom, developing programs for kids who do not always have access to quality education. For the past three years, he has worked with MIT Open Learning to bring MIT’s learning approach to middle school students and teachers via the STEAM Camp project in a variety of locations including Hong Kong, China, and Greece.

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 10:00

Register here