pK-12 Network Webinar: "Full STEAM Ahead: Supporting K-12 learning during the pandemic," May 20, 2020 | MIT J-WEL

pK-12 Network Webinar: "Full STEAM Ahead: Supporting K-12 learning during the pandemic," May 20, 2020

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Date and Time
May 20, 2020, online
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET

How to join: Please register here:

Webinar description

Hear from Dr. Claudia Urrea (MIT PhD '07), J-WEL pK-12 Senior Associate Director, and Joe Diaz, MIT pK-12 Action Group Coordinator, about MIT Full STEAM Ahead, a new resource site for teachers and learners launched in response to Covid-19. The site is an MIT community effort to support online K-12 learning.

The conversation will highlight the types of resources available on the site, how they reflect MIT’s unique approach to hands-on learning, and ways to use and help share Full STEAM Ahead in your community. There will also be time for your questions on supporting K-12 learning. 

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The MIT pK-12 Network is a community for alumni, parents, educators and anyone interested in getting involved in pK-12 education at MIT, organized by MIT's pK-12 Action Group.

About the speakers

Dr. Claudia Urrea

Claudia Urrea is the Senior Associate Director for pK-12 at the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL). Claudia was born in Colombia, where she received an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from EAFIT University. In 1994, she joined MIT as a visiting research engineer at the Center for Educational Computing Initiatives and later as one of the last doctoral students of Seymour Papert. Claudia received her master’s degree in Educational Media and Technology from Boston University, and her doctorate degree from the MIT Media Laboratory. Her Ph.D. thesis studied the implications of one-to-one learning in a rural setting in Costa Rica. Read more.

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: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:00

Register here