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MIT BLOSSOMS Conducts Online Teacher Training Workshop for Over 100 Teachers in Pakistan

August 29, 2013

On August 29th, Professor Richard Larson and Elizabeth Murray led a virtual workshop with Pakistani math and science teachers—along with teacher educators—who gathered for the event in Lahore. The goal of this workshop was two-fold:

  1. to introduce the MIT BLOSSOMS resource and instruct teachers around utilization of that resource; and
  2. to encourage participating teachers to incorporate some of the BLOSSOMS teaching approaches into the creation of their own lessons.

During the 4-hour workshop, a large number of BLOSSOMS lessons were sampled and various teaching approaches were presented, including Inquiry, the 5-E’s and Problem-Based Learning. This workshop was part of a USAID-funded initiative at MIT, “Piloting Contemporary Approaches to Online Teacher Education in Pakistan”, a collaboration between MIT and the Education Development Center (EDC).