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MIT BLOSSOMS to Begin New Partnership in China

September 1, 2013

Starting on September 1, 2013, MIT BLOSSOMS will initiate a one–year partnership with the Verakin High School of Chongqing, China.  This partnership will be funded by the Verakin Group, Inc. , a real estate development company that supports the Verakin High School. Under this partnership, BLOSSOMS staff will travel to China in January to conduct a five-day workshop on the utilization and creation of MIT BLOSSOMS lessons and on the several teaching approaches employed in BLOSSOMS lessons.  Over the coming year, Verakin teachers, students and technical staff will design and create eight new BLOSSOMS lessons, and five current BLOSSOMS lessons will be translated into Mandarin Chinese. During the summer of 2014, two Verakin educators will visit MIT for professional development and to explore MIT’s high school-related programs.