Rise: the membership is an online community and learning platform is for soon-to-be and recent female college grads interested in learning life skills partnered with an awareness for spiritual and personal growth.
Awardees project seeks to address this problem through an easy-to-understand and free website or software that educators could use to (a) consolidate their data, (b) analyze their data, and (c) move quickly from analysis to action-planning.
To tackle the problem of millennial employee turnover, awardees are working on a web-based application that focuses on professional learning development through monthly one-on-one conversations between an employee and their manager.
Awardee wants to design an affordable one-stop art education online platform for Chinese families. They plan to educate the public about the broad definition of art education and design a series of online courses for families with children aged 5-12.
The lack of students moving from an interest in STEM to a STEM career is problematic. Awardees plan to curate the best free STEM learning resources for students (videos, tutorials, MOOCS, documentaries, career profiles) in one place, and connect them in a way that encourages exploration.
Teachers serving preschoolers in low-income and marginalized communities across the world, are struggling with issues that are affecting their ability to do their work. SAFE will be an online and mobile application platform that will give teachers access to developmentally appropriate resources to provide solutions to problems facing in their classroom, access to professional development opportunities, and the opportunity to form sub-groups of educators or educator communities connected by a similar challenge or a shared interest.
KidCollab attempts to aid students and teachers in dealing with collaborative projects in the classroom. They envision that this experience will take the form of a “quest,” in which students will work together to solve a problem.
Meira Levinson, Professor of Education, develops case studies about difficult questions in educational ethics—for example, grade inflation, charter schools, and policies that disproportionately impact low-income students of color—for A203 Educational Justice students to debate and discuss the ethical dimensions of educational practice and policy.
Karen Brennan, Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, designs her syllabus for T550: Designing for Learning by Creating to not only communicate the plan for the course, but to introduce students to the course culture.
Awardee will convene a group of faculty and staff to study and document the current range of online learning models and disseminate a matrix of findings that will inform pedagogical strategies and production activities.