Collaboration with MIT
Governors Academy was designated as a partner school with MIT in a grant to develop and test educational aps for smart phones. The first test occurred in Dr. Hal Scheintaub’s class in the spring of 2010. The researchers from MIT were impressed with our student’s patience and insight. During summer ’10, Dr. Scheintaub made two presentations of work carried out at Govs. (1) “Developing Graphical Intuitions of Motion through Game Play” at the Games and Learning Conference at U Wisconsin. (2) “Agent-Based Modelling and Complex Systems Concepts as Useful Prior Knowledge in Secondary School Science Students’ Understanding of Evolution” at the Constructionism Conference at the American University of Paris. Hal is also a planner of and will be a facilitator at the SEPT program at MIT.
For more than 20 years the MIT Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT) has been engaging and enlightening teachers from around the world. Through a heavy dose of the latest science and engineering research delivered by MIT researchers and teachers, the program has reached teachers in a unique way. The program captures a snapshot of MIT and delivers it to teachers for one week every summer. http://web.mit.edu/scienceprogram/program.html