October 9-12, 2017
MIT • Cambridge, MA – for members and invited guests
The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab will hold its inaugural J-WEL Week on the MIT campus from October 9-12, 2017.
J-WEL Weeks are signature, goal-oriented programs that provide members with first-hand access to MIT’s educational resources and practice. Two distinct J-WEL Weeks are run per year, each thematic, and comprising multiple modules. Members address challenges in their organizations, by defining goals and considering next steps that will allow implementation.
Each J-WEL Week is a connected learning and exploration journey for participants. Knowledge and expertise attained in the first J-WEL Week will set the context for the second J-WEL Week. Most importantly, J-WEL Weeks will develop a close collaborative network of innovators able to impact education on local and global scales.
J-WEL Weeks set the stage for ‘deeper dive’ J-WEL Exchanges—bootcamps and workshops focusing on key topics in education, as well as for specific partnership programs including those for innovative institutional design.
The first J-WEL Week has the theme “The Power of Problem Solving”, emblematic of MIT education.
The three J-WEL Collaboratives, pK-12, Higher Education and Workplace Learning, will share initial sessions, including ‘Essence of MIT Education’, ‘How MIT Works’, a powerful ‘MIT Success Story’ and analysis of the ‘Science of Learning’.
Members of each Collaborative will then convene separately for relevant presentations, research briefs, hands on exercises, panels, and workshops. Throughout the program, in collaboration with MIT faculty and staff, members are challenged to define their key goals, and mechanisms to address these.