MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BLOSSOMS Lessons Now Available in Spanish

June 19, 2015

As part of the MIT BLOSSOMS’ partnership with Tecmilenio of Mexico, ten BLOSSOMS video lessons have now been provided Spanish subtitles by educators at the Tecmilenio ITESM University. This university has 30 campuses located in 25 cities in Mexico and it also has an Online Campus. Its vision is "To train people with life purpose and skills to achieve it". Its community is composed of 38,000 students; 4,500 teachers; 1,500 employees and 34,000 graduates.

The agreement with MIT BLOSSOMS works in stages. In Stage 1, just started, Tecmilenio has agreed (at their expense) to translate into Spanish at least ten existing BLOSSOMS lessons. The Tecmilenio team has selected the lessons they wish to translate. The first ten have just been completed, and Tecmilenio will now select ten more lessons for translation.These twenty lessons will be the first BLOSSOMS lessons available in Spanish.

The MIT BLOSSOMS Team is thrilled with this initial step. The signed agreement states that there will be follow-on steps, written as amendments to this agreement, that will likely involve not only additional translations, but also BLOSSOMS Team members traveling to Mexico to train teachers in the BLOSSOMS “Teaching Duet” pedagogical model and to identify Mexican teachers who want to work with us in designing and creating new BLOSSOMS lessons. These new lessons would be created in the Spanish language and also would be available with English language subtitles. 

The following ten BLOSSOMS lessons are now available with Spanish subtitles:

How to Estimate the Value of Pi

ATP: The Fuel of Life

Can Earthquakes Be Predicted?

From Teenage to Old Age: How Cancer Develops Over Time

Pollination: Saying It with Flowers

Methods for Protein Purification

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: A Lesson in Human Evolution

The Power of Exponentials, Big and Small

Static and Kinetic Friction Forces: Similarities and Differences

Taking Walks Delivering Mail: An Introduction to Graph Theory