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MA STEM Week 2020


Thanks to a grant from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, the STEM Education Center developed a special challenge for PK-5 students: I am STEM – STEM I am.

The STEM Week 2020 challenge focuses on solving problems in books and designed to empower students to become problem solvers. All lessons are aligned with grade-level ELA and math or STE standards.

STEM, WPI, solving problems, Engineering design

I am STEM Celebration and Share-out

Join us and our special guest for this culminating event, celebrating the I am STEM STEM Week Challenge. Attendees can expect to hear about the lessons that teachers used with their students and the problems their students solved. It is meant to serve as a discussion, share-out and reflection on their experience with the hope that educators will be empowered to continue solving problems with their students throughout the school year.

STEM Week 2020, STEM I am

I am STEM - STEM I am

Looking for new ways to engage your students during STEM Week? Thanks to a grant from the MA STEM Advisory Council, you can join us for an interactive and immersive FREE online professional development experience for PK-5 Educators.  Identify the steps of the engineering design process and work together with colleagues to solve problems in storybooks aligned with grade level standards.  Then, guide your students to collaboratively solve problems too!  Take the idea back to your classroom and use it as presented or use your new found knowledge to develop additional problem solving activities that your students will love.  Limited stipends available for advanced participation.

The I am STEM lesson library was created by teachers for teachers!  It consists of a wide variety of STEM challenges for PK-5 Educators, all focused around solving problems in books! The library will be available to all educators before, during, and after STEM Week.  Be sure to check it out and choose your STEM Week book today!

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One PD - Two Parts

We know how hectic your schedule is right now, so we've made this opportunity flexible!

In order to earn 5 hrs of professional development, you need to participate in two parts, each 2.5 hrs in length.  Each part will be offered several times beginning Sept. 8 and ending Oct. 17.  When registering, please be ready to select which days you will join us.  Note: Part 1 must be completed before Part 2.

Part 1 Dates: Sept. 8,12,17,22,26 and Oct. 1,6,10,15,17
Part 2 Dates: Sept. 10,15,19,24,29 and Oct. 3,8,10,13,17

Tuesday and Thursday PD's are 6 - 8:30 pm
Saturday PD's are 9 - 11:30 am
Saturday (Oct 10 & 17 only): 
Part 1 is 9 - 11:30 am and Part 2 is 1 - 3:30 pm

Choose your dates and register


3 Ways to Participate

1- Level 1 participation earns you a Certificate for 5 PD hrs.  Educators who attend both Part 1 and Part 2 PD's will experience the I am STEM PD, learn how to implement this design challenge with their students and be given access to the I am STEM lesson library.  

2 - Level 2 participation earns you a $25 gift card. Educators who attend the PD, implement one of the available STEM lesson during STEM Week in their classroom, and complete a survey about the experience will receive a $25 gift card. Note: Level 1 participation required.

3 - Level 3 participation earns you a $75 gift card. A limited amount of $75 gift cards is available for teachers who are interested in developing a lesson plan based on our template, and complete the survey about the experience. Interested teachers should attend the I am STEM PD before 9/26/2020 and submit the developed lesson plan by 10/4/2020Note: Level 1 participation required.