The MIT-Haiti Initiative: An International Engagement

March 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The MIT-Haiti Initiative: An International Engagement

By: Haynes Miller I had the following dream the other night. I was getting my 10-year-old daughter ready for school. School was important: an education was the only pathway to a better future for her.

Register for the June 2016 Workshop

June 6th, 2016|0 Comments

MIT-Haiti Workshops on Technology-Enhanced and Open Education Université d’État d’Haïti, Campus Henry Christophe Limonade Monday–Thursday, June 13–16, 2016 MIT-Haiti/CHCL Workshop on Technology-Enhanced and Open Education Université d’État d’Haïti, Campus Henry Christophe de Limonade (CHCL) Monday–Thursday,

August 2015 Workshop Announcement

July 24th, 2015|0 Comments

MIT Workshops on Technology-Enhanced and Open Education Campus Henry Christophe Lemonade, State University of Haiti Monday - Wednesday, 24-26 August 2015 Organizers: Audalbert BIEN-AIMÉ (CHCL, UEH) Michel DeGraff & Vijay Kumar (MIT) The MIT-Haiti Initiative

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Michel DeGraff on Haiti’s new policy for teaching in Kreyòl

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

MIT scholar, and advocate of native-language instruction, backs linguistic change. by Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office July 20, 2015 This month, Haiti’s government announced a new policy to educate students in Kreyòl, the native

First Ever Kreyòl Alphabet Songs and Videos

June 24th, 2015|0 Comments

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., June 22, 2015 | PRNewswire The first ever Kreyòl (Haitian Creole) alphabet songs as educational videos have been created and made available online, it was announced today. The groundbreaking project is the

Today, Friday, May 15: Last call for votes in NSF Video Showcase

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Please help the MIT-Haiti Initiative make this video go viral for the greater good in Haiti. We need more than 8,000 to move up from 2nd position among more than 100 contestants. Contest ends this

Laurent Lamothe at MIT Sloan on MIT-Haiti Initiative

May 11th, 2015|0 Comments (Video is in English) Laurent Lamothe (Former Prime Minister of Haiti, 2012-2014) at MIT Sloan on April 13, 2015, giving "Dean's Innovative Leaders Series" lecture. This excerpt is from the question-&-answer period during which

DeGraff accepts MIT Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award

May 5th, 2015|1 Comment

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

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NSF Spotlight – Revolutionizing Education in Haiti

May 4th, 2015|1 Comment

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,

January 2015 Workshop: Pedagogy, Biology, Mathematics and Physics

January 1st, 2015|0 Comments

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

MIT-Haiti Workshops on Technology-Enhanced and Open Education

December 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

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

A Creole Solution for Haiti’s Woes

September 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

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

Star video tutorials now available in Kreyòl

August 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

[portfolio projects="6" title="Star Video Tutorials" show_title="yes" columns="3" filters="Star, Kreyòl"]

A New Leadership Model for a New Haiti

August 7th, 2014|0 Comments

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

Leadership lessons in Haiti

July 29th, 2014|0 Comments

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

June 2014 Workshop: Leadership and Teamwork

June 19th, 2014|0 Comments

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

MIT launching initiative to help Haiti

May 8th, 2014|0 Comments

[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

MIT Sloan Executive Education Creates Leadership Initiative for Haitian Cabinet

May 8th, 2014|0 Comments

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

March 2014 Workshop

March 27th, 2014|Comments Off on March 2014 Workshop

MIT Workshops on Technology-Enhanced and Open Education Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 24-27, 2014 Organizers: Michel DeGraff & Vijay Kumar We are pleased to announce an introductory statistics & Probability workshop for Haitian professors. This workshop will

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

August 21st, 2013|0 Comments

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:

Go, Haiti, Go!

July 10th, 2013|2 Comments

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

Physics resources (PhET) now available in Kreyòl

June 12th, 2013|0 Comments

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

Ayiti Pare (Haiti is ready)

April 23rd, 2013|2 Comments

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

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

April 22nd, 2013|1 Comment

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

January 2013 Workshops

January 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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-

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An MIT–Haiti Initiative Toward Active Learning for All

November 9th, 2012|1 Comment

MIT Professor of Linguistics Michel DeGraff and Dr. M.S. Vijay Kumar of the Office of Educational Innovation and Technology presented on the MIT-Haiti Initiative at the Globally Engaged MIT Symposium on September 20, 2012. The

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MIT-Haiti team receives funding for Kreyòl-based STEM Cyberlearning

October 8th, 2012|0 Comments

Credit: Brandon MuramatsuMichel DeGraff Michel Degraff, Associate Professor of Linguistics, is pleased to announce that the team from MIT has been successful in winning a significant five-year grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to,

MIT Visit in Le Nouvelliste

April 12th, 2012|1 Comment

The recent workshop hosted by MIT was written about in one of the main Haitian newspapers Le Nouvelliste: Une équipe de sept professeurs du Massachussetts Institute of Technology a organisé deux journées de formation pour

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TEAL Workshops in Haiti

March 29th, 2012|0 Comments

On March 29-30, 2012, Peter Dourmashkin, MIT, presented interactive workshops on Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) to 38 participants from Haitian schools and universities. Photo Credit: Michel DeGraff, Creative Commons Attribution License For the

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STAR Workshops in Haiti

March 29th, 2012|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Brandon Muramatsu On March 29-30, 2012, Lourdes Aleman presented interactive workshops on STAR Biochem and STAR Genetics to 25 participants from Haitian schools and universities. The STAR (Software Tools for Academics and Researchers)

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Workshops on Technology-Enhanced and Open Education

March 28th, 2012|1 Comment

From March 28-31, 2012 faculty and staff from MIT visited Haiti to present workshops on STAR (Software Tools for Academics and Researchers), TEAL (Technology Enhanced Active Learning) and Open Education to over fifty educators from

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OCW Scholar Introduction in Kreyòl

November 15th, 2011|0 Comments

OCW Scholar introduction in Kreyol.

This post is also available in: Haitian Kreyòl

MIT’s Educational Materials Available for Faculty and Students in Haiti

November 11th, 2011|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE Port-au-Prince, Haiti, October 26, 2011 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Faculté des Sciences at the Université d’État d’Haïti (FdS/UEH), the Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty (FOKAL) invite all media organizations to

MIT’s Michel DeGraff on Expanding Access to Education in Haiti

September 14th, 2011|1 Comment

Education Portal interviews Michel DeGraff on expanding access to education in Haiti. Dr. Michel DeGraff is a professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In two of his current projects at MIT,

Konbit: How a simple phone call could provide Haitians with work

January 27th, 2011|0 Comments

How a simple phone call could provide Haitians with work: Media Lab students deploy trial of free phone service in Port-Au-Prince to match Haiti's unemployed with reconstruction jobs. By Morgan Bettex, MIT News Office "One

Open House Presentations

October 25th, 2010|1 Comment

During the Open House on Friday, October 22, 2010, MIT Professor Michel DeGraff and Senior Associate Dean Vijay Kumar provided an overview of the symposium. MIT-Haiti Symposium IntroductionView more presentations from MIT OEIT. MIT-Haiti Symposium

MIT-Haiti Symposium Concludes

October 24th, 2010|0 Comments

After nearly two days of intense meetings, the MIT-Haiti Symposium concluded on Friday with a call to action. Symposium organizer, Michel DeGraff, provides a brief summary: Our Haitian colleagues, like us at MIT, do realize

Charles Vest: Open Education for an Open World

October 19th, 2010|0 Comments

“I believe the role of the university is to create opportunity, pure and simple. We create opportunity for young people, for cities, and nations ... And people everywhere need opportunity. ” Charles M. Vest

MIT & Haiti: The Year Ahead

October 15th, 2010|0 Comments

Thomas A. Kochan, chair of the MIT faculty and professor of management, describes the next steps in MIT's collaboration with Haiti. "Our role in helping Haiti recover from the devastating earthquake illustrates both the strengths

Symposium Information Available for Participants

October 3rd, 2010|0 Comments

We have published information about the symposium for invited participants. You should have received an email detailing how to access these protected portions of the website. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Michel

Patrick Attié Tours Haitian Universities and Describes their Needs

September 30th, 2010|0 Comments

In the video, Patrick Attié shows the destruction at the Faculty des Sciences, Université d'État d'Haïti and at L'Ecole Supérieure d'Infotronique d'Haïti (ESIH) just after the earthquake. He also describes how they are working on

MIT in Action in Haiti

September 30th, 2010|1 Comment

Thomas Kochan, chair of the MIT faculty writes: "While the devastation in Haiti may have slipped off the front pages, colleagues at MIT continue to help our neighbors address their monumental challenges. Moreover, the Provost

OCW & Haiti: Bringing Renewable Energy to Haiti

September 30th, 2010|0 Comments

Shigeru Miyagawa, chair of the MIT OpenCourseWare faculty advisory committee and professor of linguistics, describes how OCW has aided reconstruction in Haiti. "Just one of the stories of OCW use that has moved me recently

Pi Bon Zouti Pou Nou Rebati Symposium

September 7th, 2010|1 Comment

MIT is hosting an invitation-only symposium in late October to explore the advantages of OER & ICT in higher education. Participants will identify Haiti's basic needs for OER and ICT and related current projects in


Inisyativ MIT-Ayiti / MIT-Haiti Initiative shared Neighborhood Network News's post — supporting Lang matènèl=FONDASYON Konesans, Libète, Dwa Moun, Lajistis & Devlòpman.

Neighborhood Network News & Michel DeGraff discuss key questions & issues about dual-language education programs at Boston Public Schools' Office of English Language Learners & beyond
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Tonight's segment with Dr. Michel DeGraff, Director of the Inisyativ MIT-Ayiti / MIT-Haiti Initiative, about the start-up of the first Haitian Creole dual language program in the Boston Public Schools.

Inisyativ MIT-Ayiti / MIT-Haiti Initiative shared BIC Tizon Dife's video — supporting Lang matènèl=FONDASYON Konesans, Libète, Dwa Moun, Lajistis & Devlòpman.

BIC Tizon Dife
BICTizonBIC Tizon Dife, @NickMoFo Nick Montfort @MIT_CMSW @MichelDeGraff @MITHaiti nan kòmansman konsè BIC @MIT kote BIC ap esplike ki jan chante li yo se sòlda k ap goumen--se grenadye alaso 👊🏾 Mèsi BIC, Nick, MIT Comparative Media Studies / Writing, MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, @MITHaiti, Arts at MIT, MIT Video Productions, MIT Student Life, MIT Institute Community and Equity Office - ICEO, MIT Radius, MIT Linguistics
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Diskou BIC nan MIT (Massachussets Institute of Technology) avan prestasyon 19 Septanm 2017 la

Inisyativ MIT-Ayiti / MIT-Haiti Initiative added an event.

Haitian poet, singer & song-writer Roosevelt Saillant, better known as "BIC Tizon Dife" (B.I.C. = Brain. Intelligence. Creativity) is one of the best known and most creative and prolific artists in Haiti. He has been writing and singing his poems for the past 20 years. B.I.C.’s songs, now taught at Haitian universities, reveal a unique philosophy of development and justice. His trenchant criticism about, and positive messages for, Haitian society are expressed in mordant, yet beautiful, lyrics in his native Haitian Creole, replete with word play and rhyme crafting. His songs—a mix of hip hop, rap, folk and traditional Haitian rhythms—express a profound love for his Haiti, along with an active engagement for the defense of human rights. Thanks to a grant from Arts at MIT, B.I.C. is visiting MIT to help develop digital poetry in Kreyòl with Prof. Michel DeGraff (MIT Linguistics, Inisyativ MIT-Ayiti / MIT-Haiti Initiative) and Prof. Nick Montfort (MIT Comparative Media Studies / Writing), and he will present a concert that will include some discussion, and will be free and open to the public.

B.I.C. Concert
Tuesday, September 19, 5:15 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Ray and Maria Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Room 32-155, Cambridge MA 02139
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