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Jennifer Groff
PhD Candidate/Researcher

Jennifer is a PhD Candidate / Researcher at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Education Arcade, where her research focuses on redesigning learning environments and experiences through educational innovations and technologies. Jen is also the co-founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign, an international NGO dedicated to redesigning the general curricula for the 21st century. Most recently, Jen was the Vice President of Learning & Program Development for the Learning Games Network—a non-profit spin-off from the MIT Education Arcade, where she leads the national Playful Learning initiative. Previously, she was the technology SME on the OECD Innovative Learning Environments project and a US-UK Fulbright Scholar at Futurelab Education in Bristol, United Kingdom, where she continued her work on system innovation and researched the use of console-games in Scotland’s schools. Jen is a former K-12 educator, and for her innovative teaching in the classroom she was named a Microsoft Innovative Teacher Leader in 2005 and a Google Certified Teacher. Jennifer is the author of numerous frameworks on innovation in education systems, transformation and design over educational reform—including the i5 framework and the ‘whole-mindedness’ pedagogical approach. Her primary areas of expertise are in the learning sciences, digital innovations for learning, new models of assessment and curricula, and the nature of innovation in education systems.

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