Boston STEM Week
For a second year, teachers and students across Boston participated in Boston STEM Week, October 23-27, 2017. STEM Week is an innovative, hands-on STEM learning experience that is available to all Boston public schools with a 6th, 7th or 8th grade. During Boston STEM Week, regularly scheduled classes are replaced by hands-on STEM curriculum developed by MIT and other leading STEM organizations. Over the five days, teachers and students work in teams to solve real-world problems in classrooms where hands-on experimentation, critical thinking, and even failure were encouraged and used as teaching techniques to engage and inspire students. Throughout the week, teachers focus on developing 21st century skills such as interdisciplinary problem solving, perseverance, and collaboration.