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DeGraff accepts MIT Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award

Comments on My Acceptance of the MIT Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award By: Michel DeGraff I am from Haiti. In Haiti, when we enter a room and greet our audience, we say, in Haitian Creole, “Onè,” which means that we honor each and all of you in the audience. And the audience responds “Respè” [...]

By | May 5th, 2015|Featured, News, Video|1 Comment

NSF Spotlight – Revolutionizing Education in Haiti

Revolutionizing Education in Haiti For the first time ever, Haitian faculty are using digital resources for active learning in their national language of Haitian Creole (aka “Kreyòl”) for high school and university-level education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Open digital resources created at MIT and elsewhere and translated into Kreyol, are providing portable [...]

By | May 4th, 2015|News|1 Comment

January 2015 Workshop: Pedagogy, Biology, Mathematics and Physics

MIT-Haiti Workshops on Technology-Enhanced and Open Education Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 15-17, 2015 Organizers: Haiti's Ministry of National Education and Professional Training (MENFP) and MIT-Haiti Initiative Coordinators: Michel DeGraff and Vijay Kumar (MIT) and Paul Mentor (MENFP/MIT-Haiti Bureau) PDF Workshop Schedule The MIT-Haiti Initiative and Haiti's Ministry of National Education and Professional Training (MENFP) are hosting [...]

By | January 1st, 2015|History, News|0 Comments

MIT-Haiti Workshops on Technology-Enhanced and Open Education

MIT-Haiti Workshops on Technology-Enhanced and Open Education Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 15-17, 2015 Organizers: Haiti's Ministry of National Education and Professional Training (MENFP) and MIT-Haiti Initiative Coordinators: Michel DeGraff and Vijay Kumar (MIT) and Paul Mentor (MENFP/MIT-Haiti Bureau) PDF Workshop Schedule The MIT-Haiti Initiative and Haiti's Ministry of National Education and Professional Training (MENFP) are hosting [...]

By | December 22nd, 2014|History, News|0 Comments

A Creole Solution for Haiti’s Woes

The New York Times - The Opinion Pages By Michel DeGraff and Molly Ruggles CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — IN a classroom in Port-au-Prince, Chantou, 9, sits silently at her desk. Nervously watching the teacher, she hopes to be invisible. Like most of her 60 classmates, she understands little of the French from the lecture. But if [...]

By | September 3rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Star video tutorials now available in Kreyòl

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By | August 22nd, 2014|Featured, News|0 Comments

A New Leadership Model for a New Haiti

Prime minister and cabinet members attend leadership workshop with MIT professors. MIT Sloan School of Management August 4, 2014 Two MIT professors traveled to Haiti this summer to conduct an intensive leadership workshop with the country’s prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, and more than 50 Haitian government ministers and cabinet members. MIT Sloan professor Deborah Ancona [...]

By | August 7th, 2014|Featured, News|0 Comments

Leadership lessons in Haiti

In search of positive change: Deborah Ancona (left), Laurent Lamothe and Michel DeGraff The poverty-stricken Caribbean country of Haiti faces intense challenges. A World Bank report in 2014 states that Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world. Its problems were exacerbated by the devastating earthquake in [...]

By | July 29th, 2014|News|0 Comments

June 2014 Workshop: Leadership and Teamwork

Leadership and Team Workshop Objectives Why Leadership and Teams? Because if you are to participate in a larger campaign to have Haiti become an “Emergent Country,” you will need to be leaders of change. You will need the skills to understand the context, reach out to network with others, create a new vision for the [...]

By | June 19th, 2014|History, News|0 Comments

MIT launching initiative to help Haiti

[NECN Business] It's been four years since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. Now there's an initiative at MIT to help the people of Haiti get their economy back on track and to create business and education opportunities. Michel DeGraff and Deborah Ancona, professors at MIT, say they were inspired to help by helping the country [...]

By | May 8th, 2014|News|0 Comments