PROGRAM

i2 Month represents the next step in our vision of the future of education, expanding the immersive experience of STEM Week into a single one month project incorporating key principles across all major content disciplines. Over the four weeks of i2 Month, students are tasked with solving a real world challenge that has been designed so that the class works collaboratively and uses integrated age appropriate concepts from English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Art to be successful, just as engineers and problem-solvers do in the real world. With this in mind, all i2 Month programs require students to read and write, do numerical calculations, use new technologies, study history and government, create, take risks, and find an artistic ways to express themselves. The real world context of the challenge gives students purpose to their learning.

MONTH-LONG COURSES

RESULTS TO DATE AND NEXT STEPS

After a successful inaugural program in five schools in 2017, we are excited to be running i2 Month in ten schools in fall 2018.

 The number of participating i2 Month schools has doubled since our first pilot in 2017

The number of participating i2 Month schools has doubled since our first pilot in 2017

 Next year we will offer 3 unique one-month courses to schools, and will be running a summer 2019 program for girls

Next year we will offer 3 unique one-month courses to schools, and will be running a summer 2019 program for girls

 

Road Map for Future Years

2021

Five schools run i2 Semester, extending the i2 program from one month to half a school year

2025

At least one school district spends an entire school year on one immersive, interdisciplinary i2 challenge replacing their entire subject specific curriculum


 A bilingual advertisement created by students to encourage brave pioneers to live on the moon.

A bilingual advertisement created by students to encourage brave pioneers to live on the moon.

 
“It was a great experience, especially the building part. I learned lots of new things. It was fun.”
— 6th Grade Student
 
Everybody was just having fun, but we were actually learning.
— 6th Grade Student
 Students design and build a lunar colony during i2 Month, read and write science fiction, and then form a government with a constitution to engage future colonists.

Students design and build a lunar colony during i2 Month, read and write science fiction, and then form a government with a constitution to engage future colonists.