Justin Reich | Executive Director
PK12 Initiative at MIT | United States

Justin Reich, Executive Director, PK12 Initiative at MIT

Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is an Assistant Professor in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an instructor in the Scheller Teacher Education Program, a faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and the director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab. The Teaching Systems Lab investigates the complex, technology-rich classrooms of the future and the systems that we need to help educators thrive in those settings. He is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, a professional learning consultancy devoted to helping teachers leverage technology to create student-centered, inquiry-based learning environments. He was previously the Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, where he led the initiative to study large-scale open online learning through the HarvardX Initiative, and a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He earned his doctorate from Harvard University, where he created the Distributed Collaborative Learning Communities project, a Hewlett Foundation funded initiative to examine how social media are used in K-12 classrooms. He writes the EdTechResearcher blog for Education Week, and his writings have appeared in Science, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Educational Researcher, the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, the Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. Justin started his career teaching wilderness medicine, and later taught high school world history and history electives, and coached wrestling and outdoor activities.

Appearances:



EduTECH M.E. day 1 @ 09:30

Keynote: Tomorrows learning today: paradigm shifts in the future of learning

  •     Visualising what the modern teacher is and what PD looks like 
  •     Understanding the science of learning 
  •     What constitutes an effective and powerful learning experience in the 21st century? 
  •     Incorporating design thinking: empathy, challenge, discovery, sharing 
  •     Getting ready for the future workplace: what are the impacts of AI, machine learning, robots, VR

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