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, Nouvèl|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|Nouvèl|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|Nouvèl|0 Comments

MIT Sloan Executive Education Creates Leadership Initiative for Haitian Cabinet

First-of-its-Kind Program Provides Haitian Leaders with Professional Training in U.S. CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MIT Sloan Executive Education, in partnership with the government of Haiti, has created a new educational initiative to provide management and leadership training to members of the Haitian cabinet for the first time. Haitian ministers and senior officials are invited to participate in [...]

By | May 8th, 2014|Nouvèl|0 Comments

MIT-Haiti Initiative Uses Haitian Creole to Make Learning Truly Active, Constructive, and Interactive

An MIT-Haiti Initiative to modernize and democratize education in Haiti. Until today, quality education in Haiti has been available only to very few. This is due to brutal socio-economic impediments, including a well-entrenched language barrier: French, the primary language of instruction, is spoken by a tiny élite (no more than 10% and perhaps as low [...]

By | August 21st, 2013|Featured, Nouvèl|0 Comments

Go, Haiti, Go!

Credit: MIT-Haiti Initiative, Creative Commons By-NC-SA This is a video album of the visit at MIT on April 17, 2013, of Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and his delegation for the signing of an agreement between the MIT-Haiti Initiative ( and Haiti's Ministry of National Education and Professional Development (MENFP). The main purpose [...]

By | July 10th, 2013|Nouvèl|2 Comments

Physics resources (PhET) now available in Kreyòl

PhET provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for free. To help students visually comprehend concepts, PhET simulations animate what is invisible to the eye through the use of graphics and intuitive controls such as click-and-drag manipulation, sliders and radio buttons. In order to further encourage quantitative exploration, the simulations also offer measurement instruments [...]

By | June 12th, 2013|Nouvèl|0 Comments

Ayiti Pare (Haiti is ready)

Credit: MIT-Haiti Initiative, Creative Commons By-NC-SA Video by George Zaidan on the MIT-Haiti Initiative which aims to develop, evaluate and disseminate Open Educational Resources in Kreyòl in order to enhance the capacity for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math ("STEM") teaching and learning in Haiti. This 6-minute video sketches the rationale, methods and aspirations [...]

By | April 23rd, 2013|Nouvèl|2 Comments

MIT and Haiti sign agreement to promote Kreyòl-language STEM education

Peter Dizikes, MIT News April 17, 2013 MIT and Haiti signed a new joint initiative today to promote Kreyòl-language education in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, part of an effort to help Haitians learn in the language most of them speak at home. “This government will make every effort to make this [...]

By | April 22nd, 2013|Featured, Nouvèl|1 Comment

January 2013 Workshops

Kreyòl MIT hosted workshops on technology-enhanced and open education from January 16–19, 2013 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This is the second of a 5-year series of workshops whose main goal is to implement and evaluate faculty- and curriculum-development activities based on Kreyòl-based Open Education Resources for science and math courses in Haitian schools and universities. How [...]

By | January 1st, 2013|Nouvèl|0 Comments