STEM Programs for Teachers and Students, at MIT
Wouldn’t it be great if more kids took STEM classes in high school?
Maker projects in the lower grades give students the skills and familiarity with current technologies, and reduces barriers to them continuing on a STEM path.
Get kids doing digital fabrication, coding, electronics, and prototyping, and watch them get good at problem-solving, collaboration, research, experimentation and communication!
At the MIT Edgerton Center K-12 MakerLab, we believe Making is a practice every teacher can use to empower students in any subject. Our team consists of experienced classroom teachers and master Makers who know first-hand how Making can succeed in traditional school environments
Build your skills with our teacher PD:
Maker skills workshops - Teachers spend a day learning a new Maker technology and exploring how it can be used in the classroom
Master Making in the Classroom - Teachers and Makerspace leaders get 12 weeks of coaching on our teacher-tested process and project design tools.
Custom Maker PD in your district - Tool skills, project design, classroom practice, or all.
Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) for rising seniors, and Beaver Works Middle School Program for grades 7 and 8, are transformational STEM experiences, using project-based, workshop-style curricula. These programs are funded by sponsors including MIT and the Lincoln Laboratory - there is no cost for students to participate in these programs.
High School juniors: Imagine working on projects where you create applications that understand your voice, create a flu forecast by modeling disease propagation, read hand gestures, or look for cyberbullying in tweets; these are actual projects BWSI teams have built. Our students work hard at learning and innovating with coding, AI / machine learning, and data science.
More interested in things that drive, fly, and swim, on their own? We’ve got courses where you build and operate high-speed race cars, marine drones, and mini-satellites. Get experience with design, prototyping, and coding, and learn how to work hard with a motivated team.
Air, land, sea, space, cyber, and most importantly human projects are all available in BWSI. So pick a project and challenge yourself to be transformed at BWSI!
Middle Schools: Programs for grades 7 and 8 are offered during the school year at collaborating schools, and at MIT in the Summer for individual students. We are now scheduling programs in Fall 2020 and Summer 2021.
Build Racecars or create Assistive technology!
For teachers and other non-profit organizations, we will share our curriculum that can be used to help students prepare for college and beyond. We will help others create similar programs and are working to build a network of schools that will collectively improve engineering education worldwide. For information on Beaver Works Summer Institute please email email@example.com.