At WPI’s STEM Education Center, we believe that teaching high-quality STEM is more than simply emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
STEM is an educational philosophy, a way of teaching that prepares students for the world of the future by creating interconnected, authentic, relevant and inclusive learning experiences while promoting skills that allow students to become successful problem solvers.
We build and support the capacity of STEM educators to provide equitable opportunities that excite and inspire all students by offering standard-aligned PBL experiences tackling issues of real-world relevance and research-based best practices
Collaboration with DESE
The STEM Education Center’s quality professional development (PD) work led to a number of collaboration projects with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE). The Center was the recipient of several DESE grants, including the Massachusetts Mathematics & Science Partnership (MMSP) and the Math & Science Ambassadors. In addition, the Center was selected to provide PD to teachers across the state for the Innovative Science Assessments Pilot Project and the Open Access Professional Learning (OAPL) for science.
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