Jennifer Groff

Lifelong Kindergarten
  • Research Assistant

Jennifer is a research assistant and PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Education Arcade, where her research focuses on redesigning learning environments and experiences through learning technologies and system innovations. She is also the co-founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign, an international NGO dedicated to redesigning the general curricula for the 21st century. Previously, she 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 led the national Playful Learning initiative. She also served as the technology SME on the OECD Innovative Learning Environments project, and was a Fulbright Scholar to the UK, at Futurelab Education in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Jennifer 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. She is the author of numerous frameworks on innovation in education systems, transformation, and design over educational reform—including the i5 framework and the … View full description

Jennifer is a research assistant and PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Education Arcade, where her research focuses on redesigning learning environments and experiences through learning technologies and system innovations. She is also the co-founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign, an international NGO dedicated to redesigning the general curricula for the 21st century. Previously, she 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 led the national Playful Learning initiative. She also served as the technology SME on the OECD Innovative Learning Environments project, and was a Fulbright Scholar to the UK, at Futurelab Education in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Jennifer 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. She 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 current work is the LearningGraph—a platform that supports a universal model of learning progressions and standards to support learning technologies and education systems.