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  • Welcome! | Science and Engineering Program for Teachers
    been selected to participate in SEPT all recognized as innovative creative and dedicated leaders in their schools and communities Each year SEPT teachers attend lectures from top scientists try out the latest technology developed on campus and talk shop with an outstanding group of passionate educators professors students researchers and teachers at sessions together all week long Check out these pages with materials from the presentations tours and hands on workshops that took place at SEPT 2015 plus find information on how to apply for SEPT 2016 SEPT Class of 2015 This year s group of teachers came from the US Germany Italy Argentina and for the first time Brazil and South Africa With more international teachers involved SEPT extends the mens et menus tradition beyond MIT and US borders and the program s participants gain invaluable perspectives from their peers in other countries Read more about SEPT 2015 Winners of the 2015 MIT SEPT Design Challenge with the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory staff Taylor Tracy Mariangeles Staffa Lisa Beckel Susan Russo Kathleen Legg Thomas Bork NEST 2015 Teacher of the Year David Iverson SEPT Class of 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Ave Bldg E15 Rm 301 Cambridge

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  • Schedule | Science and Engineering Program for Teachers
    Drive MIT Building W1 Getting to know each other and MIT 7 00 pm to 8 30 pm Maseeh Hall 305 Memorial Drive MIT Building W1 Link to Day 2 photos from Class of 2015 teachers Electrochemical Pathways Towards Sustainability Don Sadoway Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering 9 00 am to 10 00 am Hey Atoms What Have You Done For Me Lately Jeffrey Grossman Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering 10 15 am to 11 15 am Magnetic Materials and Applications Caroline Ross Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering 11 30 am to 12 30 pm Voyager 1 in The Insterstellar Medium There at Last John Belcher Professor Department of Physics 1 30 pm to 2 30 pm Cosmology Max Tegmark Professor Department of Physics 2 30 pm to 3 45 pm The Fantastic Simplicity of Tropical Peat Forests Charles Harvey Professor Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 4 00 pm to 5 00 pm Link to Day 3 photos from Class of 2015 teachers Giving New Life to Materials for Entergy the Environment and Medicine Angela Belcher Professor Department of Biological Engineering 9 00 am to 11 15 am Picturing to Learn Felice Frankel Research Scientist Center for Materials Science and Engineering 11 30 am to 12 30 pm MIT BLOSSOMS Interactive Video Lessons for High School Science and Math Classes Richard Larson Mitsui Professor of Engineering Systems Director Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals 1 30 pm to 2 30 pm Learning about Machine Learning Leslie Pack Kaebling Panasonic Professor of Computer Science and Engineering 2 30 pm to 3 30 pm Two equals one Street fighting mathematics and science for better teaching and thinking Sanjoy Mahajan Acting Director of Digital Residential Education 3 45 pm to 4 45 pm Link to Day 4 photos from Class of 2015 teachers Hands on Physics Gray Group Black Group see afternoon session Ed Moriarty and Alban Cobi Instructors Edgerton Center 9 00 am to 11 30 am MIT Building 4 room 409 MIT Museum MIT Museum 11 30 am to 1 30 pm MIT Building N51 Genetics Deconstructed Picking up Molecular Processes by Manipulating Models Gray Group Black Group see morning session Drs Kathy Vandiver Director and Amanda Mayer Outreach Coordinator Community Outreach Education and Engagement Core CEHS 1 30 pm to 4 00 pm MIT Building N51 310 265 Massachusetts Avenue Link to Day 5 photos from Class of 2015 teachers Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience John Gabrieli Grover M Hermann Professor Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences 9 00 am to 10 00 am PRIMES Circle High School Math Enrichment at MIT Isabel Vogt Program Coordinator PRIMES Circle 10 00 am to 11 00 am A Slower Speed of Light Philip Tan Research Scientist MIT Game Lab 11 00 am to 12 00 pm Pizza with StarLogo Undergraduate Research Opportunity students UROPs UROPs 12 00 pm to 1 00 pm StarLogo Daniel Wendel Project Manager and Lead Software Developer StarLogo 1 00 pm to 3

    Original URL path: https://sept.mit.edu/schedule (2016-01-06)
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  • Call for Applications | Science and Engineering Program for Teachers
    their week at MIT are known to Integrate technology in their classrooms particularly technology that enables students to create and Demonstrate innovation in their teaching practice and advancement through past professional development or other extracurricular experiences To apply download and fill out the 2016 appliction below and email it to sept mit edu before February 15 2016 Past applicants who were not selected in previous years are welcome to reapply But please note that only full time educators will be considered and accepted applicants should commit to attend all sessions from Sunday June 26 to Saturday July 2 staying overnight in double occupancy dorm rooms Application for MIT SEPT 2016 Download Application for 2016 MIT SEPT Microsoft Word A new blank web page will open check your download folder for the file SEPT Class of 2015 This year s group of teachers came from the US Germany Italy Argentina and for the first time Brazil and South Africa With more international teachers involved SEPT extends the mens et menus tradition beyond MIT and US borders and the program s participants gain invaluable perspectives from their peers in other countries Read more about SEPT 2015 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts

    Original URL path: http://sept.mit.edu/apply (2016-01-06)
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  • SEPT 2015 in Review | Science and Engineering Program for Teachers
    extends the mens et menus tradition beyond MIT and US borders and the program s participants gain invaluable perspectives from their peers in other countries One teacher who returned this year as a co organizer of SEPT pointed out that an international group keeps the week uniquely upbeat teachers see how they re connected to a global network of professional educators rather than as educators under a common system that falls short of their professional needs in the US Teachers are inspired when there s an exchange of ideas and especially when there are examples of how those ideas work in other school systems worldwide Throughout SEPT the flow of inspiring ideas is multi directional One MIT researcher who led a workshop this year said her session was such a learning experience for me we had a great brainstorm as well and a few faculty members who presented want to lead sessions next year that will let them interact more with the teachers As organizers of SEPT that s the best kind of feedback we hear We welcome teachers to MIT as professionals so we feel we ve done our job when the MIT faculty and SEPT teachers engage with each other as peers as professional educators facing similar challenges in teaching current science to the next generation A final detail to highlight about this year s program is the Nuclear Reactor Laboratory Design Challenge that brought out the best in our teachers On the Thursday of SEPT the week grew notably more intense when the evening program s presenter pitched a challenge to help redesign the outreach programming offered by the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory NRL it was a hackathon that demonstrated the talent of SEPT teachers along with their competitive sides The proposals that developed from 7 teams

    Original URL path: https://sept.mit.edu/blog/sept-2015-review (2016-01-06)
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  • McNamara Workshop - Nuclear Reactor Lab Lecture and Design Challenge | Science and Engineering Program for Teachers
    you know there s a nuclear reactor at MIT What would happen if we combine the extraordinary talents of SEPT and NEST teachers with experts at the MIT Nuclear Reactor Lab As an exciting edition to our NEST Reunion program this year we re incorporating a design challenge into this year s McNamara Workshop With guidance from researchers at the Nuclear Reactor Lab NRL we ll form teams to design activities materials or lessons on nuclear science in the style of an MIT hackathon Following a lecture about nuclear science NRL staff will pitch a challenge to SEPT and NEST to redesign or add instructional elements to their outreach program a combination of a tour and lecture for visitors to the reactor For NEST members who arrive by Thursday evening it s not too late to sign up to be part of the full Nuclear Reactor Lab Design Challenge NEST members who participate are eligible to receive 10 PDPs 1CEU and prizes too just email me sept mit edu to join the fun Check out the final presentations here Winners of the SEPT 2015 Nuclear Reactor Lab Design Challenge Read more Session topic s Evening Program Session Resources PowerPoint Presentation

    Original URL path: https://sept.mit.edu/session/mcnamara-workshop-nuclear-reactor-lab-lecture-and-design-challenge (2016-01-06)
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  • NEST Teacher of the Year Award | Science and Engineering Program for Teachers
    back MIT He gave a presentation on Friday June 26th at the MIT Media Lab that was a perfect fit for NEST s prestigious award plus Dave fit right in with this year s SEPT teachers joining the 2nd place winning team at the Nuclear Reactor Lab Design Challenge Thursday evening for the annual McNamara Workshop and sharing drinks with the gang at the Muddy The presentation of the NEST Teacher of the Year Award lets us all find out about the outstanding work that one teacher can do and Dave is no exception A nomination letter from Dave s principal Dr Richard Hartzell first shared some of Dave s outstanding achievements to the NEST Board followed by an introduction by his Head of School Sharon Hennessy at the award presentation But as Dave preferred most of the evening s program was devoted to sharing his students achievements Dave showed a compilation of videos that his Physics students have created for the popular Physics is Everywhere project he s been leading since 1999 Similar to the spirit that is celebrated by the NEST Student Awards the student videos promote Physics by covering a topic in a super entertaining manner that shows how Physics applies to everything If you ask him Dave will share how the Physics is Everywhere project has worked at his school and much more As Chair in the Department of Science at Taipei American School he s made outreach a top priority e xtending invitations to teams of teachers and administrators world wide to visit and check out his school s success As a host I m sure Dave demonstrates the same generosity humility and professionalism as he has at MIT Dave is considered a dedicated and remarkable leader by his peers in Taiwan and he s

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  • Program Details | Science and Engineering Program for Teachers
    demonstrations led by MIT scientists Additional exposure to MIT K 12 initiatives for students and teachers Community building among the outstanding group of teachers for which SEPT is known It has always been a goal of SEPT to keep each year s class size small to ensure that each participant gets the most out of his or her experience SEPT offers a high faculty student ratio with a class size between 25 and 30 teachers Registration fee The tuition for the week is 1 150 00 per participant Course registration covers Lodging on campus in double occupancy MIT dormitory housing Three meals each day from restaurants on campus Course handouts and all other materials related to the program It is the participant s responsibility to seek funding If a participant is sponsored she or he must indicate the sponsor s name organization and contact information on the application Upon completion For completion of the 40 hour program participants will receive equivalent professional credit in the form of 4 Continuing Education Units CEUs or 40 Professional Development Points PDPs from MIT The program is not graded therefore graduate credit is not offered A certificate of completion will be provided at the

    Original URL path: http://sept.mit.edu/program-details (2016-01-06)
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  • SEPT 2015 in Review | Science and Engineering Program for Teachers
    extends the mens et menus tradition beyond MIT and US borders and the program s participants gain invaluable perspectives from their peers in other countries One teacher who returned this year as a co organizer of SEPT pointed out that an international group keeps the week uniquely upbeat teachers see how they re connected to a global network of professional educators rather than as educators under a common system that falls short of their professional needs in the US Teachers are inspired when there s an exchange of ideas and especially when there are examples of how those ideas work in other school systems worldwide Throughout SEPT the flow of inspiring ideas is multi directional One MIT researcher who led a workshop this year said her session was such a learning experience for me we had a great brainstorm as well and a few faculty members who presented want to lead sessions next year that will let them interact more with the teachers As organizers of SEPT that s the best kind of feedback we hear We welcome teachers to MIT as professionals so we feel we ve done our job when the MIT faculty and SEPT teachers engage with each other as peers as professional educators facing similar challenges in teaching current science to the next generation A final detail to highlight about this year s program is the Nuclear Reactor Laboratory Design Challenge that brought out the best in our teachers On the Thursday of SEPT the week grew notably more intense when the evening program s presenter pitched a challenge to help redesign the outreach programming offered by the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory NRL it was a hackathon that demonstrated the talent of SEPT teachers along with their competitive sides The proposals that developed from 7 teams

    Original URL path: http://sept.mit.edu/blog/sept-2015-review (2016-01-06)
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