It is a pleasure to welcome the spring term with our March newsletter. The theme of this update is “partnerships,” which are essential to supporting innovation in our fellows’ projects,
Learning in the World programs, and hybrid efforts. Our partners, who range from collaborators on campus and in our local community to those on other continents, demonstrate that the whole is indeed greater than the sum of its parts.
Recent work with Khan Academy
is one example. Math faculty and students have shared their knowledge to improve learning content on the Khan site; and, in exchange, Khan’s worldwide reach has extended our teaching tools to millions of learners. In recent months we have also collaborated with the Makerspace at the OWHL, helping to support student events. We are excited to develop several emerging partnerships in
Learning in the World, especially for teachers involved in scouting trips in locations such as Taiwan and the Dominican Republic. Through strong partnerships such as these, we ultimately connect with a host of new capabilities and experiences. The outcome is that we enrich our programs, while helping others enrich theirs—and together advance new forms of education for students and teachers.
I hope you enjoy the update that follows, and keep us in mind as you explore your own networks. As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback and seeing you at a Tang Institute event.
Precourt Director of Partnerships