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IAP 2024: Flipping Failure 'Storytelling' Workshop Series
Jan/09 Tue 11:00AM–02:00PM
Jan/11 Thu 11:00AM–02:00PM
Jan/16 Tue 11:00AM–02:00PM

During your time at MIT, have you ever faced a challenge and wished you could share what you learned with peers?

Join us for the Flipping Failure IAP Storytelling Workshop Series! The workshop series will be a guided process of reflection and discovery to craft and record your unique story in a small cohort of MIT undergraduate and graduate students. You do not need any prior knowledge or storytelling experience to participate! 

This series of workshops will offer participants the opportunity to:

  • Reflect on the meaning of your past challenges and your coping strategies
  • Take a creative approach to storytelling in a highly collaborative and supportive environment
  • Connect with a small cohort of peers at MIT, hear their stories, and support their storytelling process
  • Help other students recognize and accept challenges as a normal part of academic transitions rather than as signs they don’t belong at MIT (through exposure to your story)
  • Engage with resources to support your well-being

For more information about this workshop series, including frequently asked questions, go to this page on Flipping Failure's website. 

Workshop Schedule:

Approximately 10 hours of in-person meetings in total with lunch provided:

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024 from 11am – 2pm; Lunch break included
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 11am – 2pm; Lunch break included
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024 from 11am – 2pm; Lunch break included
  • 1.5-hour individual meeting scheduled at a time that works for you during the week of Jan 22 – 26 

To apply, click here.

Please submit your application by 11:59pm on Thursday, December 14th, 2023. Admitted participants will be notified by Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

Flipping Failure is a collection of stories told by MIT students about the challenges they have faced while at MIT. The goal of this community initiative is to support students’ sense of belonging at MIT. It provides visibility to stories of challenge and resilience so that we can begin shifting the conversation around struggle from a source of shame to a source of learning and growth.

IAP 2024: Generative AI in Teaching & Learning at MIT
Jan/09 Tue 11:00AM–01:00PM
Jan/11 Thu 11:00AM–01:00PM
Jan/16 Tue 11:00AM–01:00PM

Join Janet Rankin, Director of MIT’s Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL), and Sheryl Barnes, Director of Digital Learning in Residential Education, MIT’s Office of Open Learning, for this three session, non-credit exploration of generative AI (GAI) in teaching & learning at MIT and beyond. All sessions will be highly participatory and therefore in-person only, though resources from the session will be shared out publicly afterwards.

Schedule (All workshops from 11-1 PM and will be held in E19-607)

  • Introduction to Using Generative AI for Learning (Sheryl Barnes) - Tuesday, January 9
  • Generative AI in Teaching (Janet Rankin) - Thursday, January 11
  • Showcase of Participant Projects - Tuesday, January 16

Register here. Please note, due to space constraints, workshops are limited to 20 participants. Preference will be given to those who can attend all three. Once all of the sessions are filled, we will maintain a waiting list.