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Highlights for High School: MIT OpenCourseWare


Found in: arts, language arts, math, science, 9-12

Highlights for High School: MIT OpenCourseWare is intended for teachers and students in grades 11-12 but can be used with grades 9-12.

Highlights for High School has two main sections: subjects and exam preparation. Subjects covered include biology, chemistry, engineering, humanities & social sciences, mathematics, and physics. Labs, courses, and video resources are provided for each subject. Each course contains video lectures, lecture notes, transcripts, assignments and solutions. Physics, for example, offers seven courses, labs, and a collection of demo videos. In addition, MIT’s High School Studies Program offers two enrichment courses for 7th-12th grade students. The exam preparation section contains supplementary learning materials for students taking AP exams in biology, calculus, chemistry and physics.

For Students outlines how students can use the Highlights website, how it is organized, and provides stories from high school students, teachers, and self-learners who have used the resources

For Teachers suggests ways to use Highlights and OpenCourseWare (OCW), provides examples of how OCW was used and advice from teachers, and answers FAQs.

Other MIT Resources for High School include MIT+K-12 Videos, Software Tools for Academics and Researchers (STAR), Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (BLOSSOMS) video modules for high school math and science classes, the InvenTeam initiative which provides grants to teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors to invent technological solutions to real-world problems, and more.

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