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WW Academy in Nature Magazine

According to both Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, children are born curious scientists. But somewhere along the way, schooling fails to nurture their natural inquiry. In a recent article, Nature magazine looks at innovative moves being made by some institutions, like the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, to better the way science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers are prepared:

Located in a small office just a 15-minute walk from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning is home to a handful of staff and incoming students. They are busily identifying some of the problems with current STEM teacher training and are working on ways to overcome them. One challenge is to give teachers more practice managing classrooms, working with colleagues and even dealing with parents.

Read the full article to find out more about the way the WW Academy is using approaches like design thinking and simulation to help master’s candidates become effective and engaging educators.

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