The MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program

And The Education Arcade



Our Mission

The MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade focus on creating playful, powerful learning experiences using the affordances of new educational technologies. We leverage design-based research to study and develop solutions to pervasive challenges in teaching and learning

Design and Create New Experiences

We use games and other tools to help kids experiment, explore, and build math and science skills.


Implement and Scale Experiences

We use technology to create powerful learning environments in schools, in the home, and in the community.

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Develop Capacity for New Experiences

We work with schools, governments, NGOs and other organizations to help them learn new design and development skills and build teacher support capacity.

We Create Games, Platforms and Curriculum

We Create Games, Platforms and Curriculum

Choose a category to get started.  Or see them all on the projects page.

We Teach Teachers

We Teach Teachers

We offer courses for MIT students, professional development and school partnerships.


We offer courses for MIT students in education, educational technology and games.  We also have online course offerings. 

Teacher Licensure

We offer an option for teacher licensure for MIT undergraduates.  We also offer a range of other course sequence options.

Professional Development

We offer options for professional development for teachers from days to weeks on campus and online.

Latest News

Latest News
Here is what is going on in The Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade.
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“Just Atoms and Molecules? Or Something More?” Screening and discussion of Searching: Our Quest for Meaning in the Age of Science

April 12th, 5pm-7pm Join us for a screening of clips from “SEARCHING: Our Quest for Meaning in the Age of Science” and comments from MIT’s Alan Lightman, Nancy Kawisher, Kieran Setiya producer/director Geoff Haines-Stiles (Carl Sagan’s COSMOS)…and YOU! Lightman, MIT Read more…

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Submissions are now open for the Sixth Annual Connected Learning Summit, happening virtually October 26-28!

The Connected Learning Summit was first convened in 2018 with the mission to fuel a growing movement of innovators harnessing the power of emerging technology to expand access to participatory, playful, and creative learning. With Read more…


DAILy AI Curriculum and STEP Researchers in the NY Times

Natasha Singer, a technology reporter in the Business section of the New York Times, highlighted the work of the MIT STEP Lab’s Everyday AI PD program in the article “At This School, Computer Science Class Read more…

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Connect With Us
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700 Technology Square, Suite 328

Cambridge, MA 02139