What is STEM Week?
STEM Week is an immersive program that transforms middle schools across the country into STEM learning labs. During STEM Week, regularly scheduled course periods are replaced by hands-on curriculum developed by MIT and a number of other leading STEM organizations. Over the five days, teachers and students work in teams to solve real-world problems in a classroom where hands-on experimentation, critical thinking, and collaboration are encouraged and used as teaching techniques to engage and inspire students.
In October 2016, 36 Boston schools, 300 teachers, and 6,500 students participated in the first ever districtwide STEM Week. Visit our Storify post to see a recap of Boston STEM Week 2016.