Michigan school partners with MIT to boost learning process

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A prestigious Michigan school is teaming up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology so its teachers can learn from some of the best at the collegiate level.

The Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/2fMidNq ) reports Cranbrook Schools will in turn become a test site for MIT's Edgerton Center to study potential changes in the way a K-12 curriculum is developed nationally.

MIT faculty members are training Cranbrook staff, helping the school expand its curriculum and providing other guidance. Cranbrook teachers have attended MIT faculty workshops on teaching particular science lessons and on the design learning process, a method for teaching students to solve problems through hands-on experience rather than a lecture.

Cranbrook Schools director Arlyce Seibert says officials are "very excited" about the relationship with MIT. Cranbrook is the first school outside the Boston area to be part of the program.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com


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