STEM Integration for Education Leaders is a year-long program designed to provide individualized guidance to education leaders and administrators as they move to improve STEM outcomes for all students in their school/district.

In support of Massachusetts’ Plan for Excellence in STEM Education, the program helps participants develop a strategic plan for STEM integration to:

  • enhance students’ interest and proficiency in STEM subjects
  • increase graduation rates
  • support teachers as they become more effective STEM educators

Program Overview

  • A year-long program, consisting of a summer opening institute, 6-7 academic year sessions, and a culminating presentation at the end of the year.
  • Guides teams of school and district leaders in developing STEM goals, analyzing STEM needs, and identifying funding opportunities, tailored to the specific needs of each school/district.
  • Teams collaborate on subjects of policy, practice, evaluation, equity, and funding issues related to STEM integration.
  • Incorporating the WPI model, theory and practice are intertwined with teams receiving assignments to conduct with their staff after each session.
  • Teams review a variety of successful STEM integration models and adapt the ones that best fit their needs.
  • Participants are guided by WPI staff with mentorship from business and education leaders who have successfully integrated STEM in their school/district.

Current Teams – Year VI

  • Al-Hamra Academy (Shrewsbury)
  • Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District
  • St. Peter Central Catholic Elementary School

Past Participants

  • Alhuda Academy (Worcester)
  • Andover School of Montessori
  • Belchertown Public Schools
  • Berlin-Boylston
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • Concord Public Schools
  • Douglas Public Schools
  • Fitchburg Public Schools
  • Holy Name Jr/Sr High School (Worcester)
  • John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science (Boston)
  • The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham
  • Leominster Pubic Schools
  • Mendon-Upton Regional School District
  • Millbury
  • Pioneer Valley Regional School District
  • Quaboag Regional School District
  • Shrewsbury Montessori School
  • Springfield Renaissance School
  • Thomas Prince School (Wachusett school district)

Special Thank You

Dell-EMC has recognized the value of STEM Integration for Education Leaders and has supported it in the past years. The majority of Dell-EMC's contribution is given to accepted teams as 'seed money' for implementation of their STEM plans. The rest of the support has been invested in program development as well as in research & evaluation of the long-term effect of the program. Thank you Dell-EMC.

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