MIT will partner with Maker Ed, a national nonprofit, to develop and evaluate practices of embedded assessment in maker-centered learning. The 2-year project will support design-based research in middle school science and engineering classrooms.
The project immerses up to 4000 youth (Grades 6-8) in simulated internships that mirror the collaborative computing and computational work of practicing scientists, and that can be embedded within a school's core science curriculum.
Two thousands youth grades 7-10 learn science through making electronic music and musical instruments. Programs developed in-school and in after school settings. Professional development and online resources for teachers.