Boston STEM Week is an innovative, hands-on STEM learning experience that will be run in Boston middle schools during the week of October 3 – 7, 2016. During this week, classrooms will be transformed into learning labs where regularly scheduled classes will be replaced by hands-on STEM curriculum developed by MIT and a number of other leading STEM organizations. Over the five days, teachers and students will work in teams to solve real-world problems in a classroom where hands-on experimentation, critical thinking, and collaboration, will be encouraged and used as teaching techniques to engage and inspire students.
In addition to the 20-25 hours of curriculum that will be taught during Boston STEM Week, volunteers from local STEM corporations will come to Boston middle schools to work in the classroom with teachers and students and share what they do at work, their own career paths, and the many long-term opportunities STEM fields can provide. On the last day, each school will hold a showcase for friends, family and other community members and students will present their projects and learning from the week.
i2 Learning, which has organized this event, is already planning to bring STEM week to cities across the country in 2017-2018. If interested, you can contact them to learn more and get your school involved.
Host Organization: i2 Learning