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Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Michel DeGraff :: Updates about work in linguistics and education
(also see other recent publications in linguistics )

MIT-Haiti Initiative
A project for the development, evaluation and dissemination of active-learning resources in Kreyòl to help improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education plus leadership and management in Haiti.

"A Creole solution for Haiti's woes"
In New York Times, August 1, 2014.

"MIT Sloan Executive Education Hosting Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe on MIT-Haiti Initiative"
Business Wire , June 5, 2014.

"MIT-Haiti Initiative to help Haiti"
New England Cable News Business, May 7, 2014.

"Atelye fòmasyon sou byoloji, matematik ak fizik pa yon gwoup pwofesè inivèsite MIT nan Otèl Le Plaza soti 24 pou rive 27 "
On website of Ministère de la Communication, Government of Haiti, March 24, 2014.

"Inisyativ MIT-Ayiti ap kore edikasyon san baryè ann Ayiti"
In Le Nouvelliste, March 20, 2014.

"Open Education Resources and Active Learning in Haiti"
(with Molly Ruggles and Vijay Kumar) EdTech Times Blog of MIT's Office of Educational Innovation and Technology, December 17, 2013.

"Vers une utilisation des outils technologiques en créole dans l'enseignement en Haiti"
In Le Nouvelliste, August 16, 2013.

MIT-Haiti Initiative Uses Haitian Creole to Make Learning Truly Active, Constructive and Interactive.
In Educational Technolology Debate: Exploring ICT and Learning in Developing Countries, July 2013.

Ayiti, ann avan! (Go, Haiti, go!)
Visit of Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to MIT for the signing of an agreement between Haiti's Ministry of Education and the MIT-Haiti Initiative, April 17, 2013

Ayiti pare (Haiti is ready)
A video introduction to the MIT-Haiti Initiative, George Zaidan & Per Hoel, April 2013

How Science, Math and Creole Education Can Lead to Prosperity in Haiti
In Caribbean Journal, May 14, 2013.

MIT and Haiti sign agreement to promote Kreyòl-language STEM education: Initiative designed to help Haitians gain technical education.
In MIT News, April 17, 2013.

Landmark MIT-Haiti Initiative Will Transform Education In Haiti
In Wall Street Journal (online), April 17, 2013.

" Haiti et MIT signent pour une éducation mieux adaptée "
In Le Nouvelliste, April 17, 2013.

Men anpil, chay pa lou: An nou sèvi ak lang kreyòl la pou bonjan edikasyon ak rechèch ann Ayiti
In Akademi Kreyòl Ayisyen: Ki pwoblèm? Ki avantaj? Ki defi? Ak kolòk entènasyonal sou Akademi Kreyòl Aysiyen an, 2013.

"Many hands make the load lighter: Haitian Creole and technology-enhanced active learning toward quality education for all in Haiti."
In Proceedings of the Sixth Conference of Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC 2013), April 2013.

Ti koze ak pwofesè Michel DeGraff sou nouvo teknoloji pou ansèyman syans ak matematik ann Ayiti
Nan AlterPresse, 6 janvye 2013.

DeGraff awarded one-million NSF grant for linguistics research in Haiti
In MIT News, October 3, 2012.

Interview with Michel DeGraff about NSF grant
In Said and Done, MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, October 16, 2012.

"Pour une éducation pratique et moderne"
In Le Nouvelliste, Avril 3, 2012.

Mother Tongue Books

"MIT's Michel DeGraff on Expanding Access to Education in Haiti"
In Education Portal, September 2011.

"Our word is our bond"
In Voices from Haiti, September 2011.

"Se pawòl nou ki mare nou ansanm"
In Voices from Haiti, September 2011.

"The Power of Creole"
In Boston Globe, July 24, 2011.

"Pouvwa kreyòl la"
In Alterpresse, November 7, 2011.

"A champion of Creole"
In MIT News, May 12, 2011.

"Should Creole replace French in Haiti's schools?"
In BBC News, August 23, 2011.

"Should Haiti's kids learn in Creole rather than French?"
In BBC News, August 19, 2011.

"Baryè lang ann Ayiti: Kreyòl se lang peyi a; se pou sa fòk lekòl fèt an Kreyòl"
In Le Nouvelliste, August 20, 2010.

"Language barrier: Creole is the language of Haiti, and the education system needs to reflect that"
In Boston Globe, June 16, 2010.