i2 STEM Week is an immersive program that transforms middle schools 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.

i2 programs are designed to be implemented with teachers and students of all backgrounds and abilities, including English language learners. 

A COMPLETE STEM PROGRAM

5 Full Days of Curriculum | 4-5 Hours Per Day

Curriculum

i2 Learning has partnered with over 20 of the world’s leading STEM organizations to develop 60 unique hands-on STEM courses. All courses are 20-25 hours of hands-on, project-based curriculum, designed to be taught over the course of a week. The courses can be run for students of all abilities and backgrounds in grades 4–8 and all curriculum maps to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Professional Development

i2 Learning provides face-to-face training for all i2 courses. Because the curriculum is designed to integrate multiple subject areas (including disciplines beyond STEM, such as English language arts and history) i2’s professional development workshops are designed to include teachers from all fields.

During the i2 professional development, teachers assume the role of learners and experience the same activities and pedagogical strategies they will later implement with their students during the school day. Ideally, the workshops run over two consecutive days, though it can be broken out into four half day sessions over a longer period of time if necessary. The first half of the first day of training is focused on project-based learning. The remainder of the time is spent on the specific activities that will be implemented in the course. All materials and supplies necessary for the workshops are provided by i2.

Course Kits

i2 Learning provides complete course kits containing all materials needed to run each of the courses. Some courses have technology requirements such as laptops and internet access that i2 does not provide and these requirements are discussed with schools before choosing an appropriate program. Teacher and student guides are available for each course, with some course booklets available in Spanish.

24/7 Support and i2 Online

i2 Online provides educators a platform with access to curriculum, activities, worksheets, tutorial videos, a finished product gallery, and a variety of “just-in-time” support tools. Through i2 Online, teachers can share their experiences with other teachers and give and get support during course preparation and while class is in session. Teachers also have access to curriculum trainers through interactive webinars and email.

LOCATIONS

i2 STEM Week has been run for over five years in more than 1,000 classrooms around the world including annual district wide programs in Massachusetts and New Jersey. Based on the success of i2 STEM Week, the Governor of Massachusetts along with the Secretary of Education proclaimed October 22 – 26, 2018 Massachusetts STEM Week.

District Wide Participating Schools

Massachusetts

Boston Teachers Union School
Cristo Rey High School Boston
Dana Hall School
Dearborn STEM Academy
Edison K8 School
Edward Brooke Charter Schools
Eliot K-8 Innovation School
Franklin High School
Fuller Middle School
Haley Pilot School
Henderson K-12 Inclusion School
Hernandez School
Higginson Lewis School
Holyoke STEM Academy
Hopkinton High School
Irving Middle School
Jackson Mann K-8 School
James. W. Hennigan School
John F. Kennedy Middle School
John J. Duggan Academy
Joseph J. Hurley School
King K-8 School
Lincoln Sudbury Regional HS
Lyon k-8 School
Mario Umana Academy
Marlborough High School
Medford Vocational Technical High School
Mission Grammar School
Monument Mountain Regional High School
Monument Valley Middle School
Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center
Needham High School
Perry K-8 School
Richard J. Murphy K-8 School
Richmond Consolidated School
Roosevelt K-8 School
Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy Columbia
Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy Lower Mills
Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy Neponset
Sarah Greenwood K-8 School
South High Community School
St. John North End School
Sutton Middle School
Swampscott High School
Tabor Academy
TechBoston Academy
The Rivers School
Timilty Middle School
Warren Prescott School
Whitcomb Middle School
William McKinley School
William Monroe Trotter Innovation School
Wilson Middle School
Young Achievers Science and Mathematics Pilot School

Newark, NJ

13th Ave School
Ann Street
Belmont Runyon School
Brick Avon Academy
Brick Peshine Academy
Camden Street School
Chancellor Ave School
Cleveland School
Discovery Charter School
First Avenue School
Great Oaks Legacy - 8th Grade Academy
Great Oaks Legacy - Downtown
Great Oaks Legacy - Legacy Campus
Hawkins School
Ivy Hill
Lafayette Street School
Lincoln School
Link Community Charter School
McKinley Elementary School
Mount Vernon School
Oliver Street School
Philip's Academy Charter School
Quitman St. School
Rafael Hernandez
Ridge Street School
South Street School
Speedway Academies
Spencer Miller Community School
Sussex Avenue Renew School
Wilson Avenue School

COURSES