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Kareem Farah

Executive Director at The Modern Classrooms Project

Kareem Farah taught high school math in Hawaii and Washington, DC, for six years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and later received a master’s degree in secondary education at Johns Hopkins University. Farah was awarded the 2018 DC Public Schools Award for Classroom Innovation. Instead of using a traditional lecture model, Farah taught mathematics through a blended model where students accessed content through his self-made videos. The cornerstone of his classroom was the ability for students to work through the content at their own pace and Farah’s ability to employ mastery-based grading to evaluate student learning.

In an effort to scale his classroom model, Farah launched a nonprofit, The Modern Classrooms Project. As the executive director of The Modern Classrooms Project, Farah trains and supports a yearly fellowship of teachers who seek to develop blended, self-paced, mastery-based classrooms of their own.

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  • Online Learning

    4 Tips for Teachers Shifting to Teaching Online

    An educator with experience in distance learning shares what he’s learned: Keep it simple, and build in as much contact as possible.
  • Blended Learning

    A 5-Step Guide to Making Your Own Instructional Videos

    Replacing your lectures with self-made videos can boost students’ engagement and free you up to work with them directly.
  • Blended Learning

    Answers to Your Blended Learning Questions

    Teachers had a lot of questions about an Edutopia video featuring a blended learning model developed in a public high school, and the team behind that model has answers.
  • Blended Learning

    Blended Learning Built on Teacher Expertise

    An inside look at a teacher-designed instructional model that combines blended learning, student self-pacing, and mastery-based grading.
  • Technology Integration

    How Edtech Can Expand What Teachers Do

    Education technology has the capacity to increase what a teacher can accomplish in the course of a day’s work.
  • Blended Learning

    Getting Rid of the Lecture Bottleneck

    Getting rid of the lecture in math class means that students can work at their own pace while teachers differentiate instruction.

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