The MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program

And The Education Arcade

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PLAYFUL, POWERFUL LEARNING

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
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Design and Create New Experiences

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

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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.

Courses

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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Science and Engineering Program for Teachers 2022

Due to the continued impact of Covid, which led to restrictions on travel and being on MIT’s campus, the Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT) offered a remote conference, the past two summers. We Read more…

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MIT STEP Lab Visits AERA

The experience of attending the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Conference (better known as AERA) often feels much closer to diving into a tidal wave than it does attending a conference. With Read more…

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K-12 Educational Technologist Position Open

K-12 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIST, Comparative Media Studies/Writing-MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP)/Education Arcade, to join a highly collaborative team.  Will assume two primary roles:  1) curating existing resources and co-creating original computing curriculum for integration into grades Read more…

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Connect With Us
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Contact Info

700 Technology Square, Suite 328

Cambridge, MA 02139

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