MIT STEP offers a teacher licensing program that can be done entirely at MIT or in conjunction with courses at Wellesley College. This program licenses students to teach mathematics or science in grades 5-12. The Scheller Teacher Education Program, offered through the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, prepares MIT students to become teachers who are competent to teach in their field, willing to challenge established norms, able to bridge the boundaries among disciplines, and eager to help students develop the desire to question and explore. Click here for more info on STEP and here for more info on classes.
STEP is actively engaged in many research and development projects, designing and testing new learning technologies for use in formal and informal education. While some projects are in limited testing with partners, others are freely available for all to try and to use (some complete with curriculum and assessment). Find out more about these projects on the projects page.
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Josh is a educational technologist with a primary focus in science, math and computing. A former high school and middle school science teacher, Sheldon has an extensive background in developing curricular materials in the sciences and various forms of new media for science learning. In addition to freelance web and curriculum development, he worked at the JASON Foundation for Education, an innovative non-profit that focused on expedition-based science supplementary materials for middle schools. Sheldon holds a MA from Stanford University's Learning, Design & Technology Program, and Bachelor's Degrees in Math and Physics from the Pennsylvania State University.
PHOTO INSPIRATION: Android is an integral part of Josh's work on the TaleBlazer and App Inventor projects. More importantly, the mascot is a toy and inherently playful, which is something Josh strives to bring to his work and products.