The Youngstown Vindicator is reporting that Youngstown, Ohio, city schools will use MIT OpenCourseWare materials in a effort to improve academic offerings in that system. From the July 14 article:
Beginning this school year, all high-school classrooms will use the free Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Courseware website.
Hiscox said the district has the equipment and plans to embed the MIT program into the curriculum beginning in the upcoming school year.
“It’s a supplement to what we teach” and not a stand-alone program, he said.
It’s a Web-based publication of MIT course content.
Some professional development will be needed to prepare for the program, and Hiscox expects it to be used primarily in math and science courses in seventh through 12th grades with particular concentration in ninth and 10th grades.
“It’s very rigorous and requires a certain skill level to do the work and to understand it,” the deputy administrator said. Read more.