2nd Annual Massachusetts STEM Week
October 21 - 25, 2019
See Yourself in STEM
Here in Worcester, each of our Worcester Public Schools will be participating in and/or hosting an event for their students, staff and families. We are excited for all of our students to be able to see themselves in a STEM career in their future.
Some of the events that we are taking part in are:
EdCamp October 19 | Worcester Technical High School - A for-teacher-by-teacher PD event sponsored by the Office of Instructional Technology and Digital Learning.
Seeing Myself In STEM October 21-25 | All Elementary Schools - Students will be creating digital images of themselves as positive digital citizens in a future STEM Career.
Pumpkin Palooza October 21 - 25 | Various elementary schools - A schoolwide STEM integrated activity where students engage in inquiry learning to build their STEM skills.
Project Lead the Way Challenge October 21 - 25 | 18 schools across the district participating - A statewide initiative where students are challenged to solve real world problems centered around Zero Waste. Students will take part in 10 hours of STEM instruction and present their findings virtually or in person in a celebration event.
Project Lead the Way Celebration October 25 | Various schools participating depending on school wide project selection - Students and teachers will travel to Boston to present their final projects from the PLTW Challenge to active members of the local STEM community.
Ecotarium - Exploring Modeling October 24 | Various K-8 teachers throughout the district - A PD opportunity provided by the Ecotarium and the Central Mass STEM Network where educators will examine a variety of ways to model/represent a phenomenon and discuss the ways that scientists, engineers and mathematicians use models in their daily work.
Scientist in My Classroom October 21 - 25 | Various elementary schools including Chandler Magnet School and Belmont Street School - Scientists and engineers will engage with students in their classrooms in various forms, including: inquiry activities, discussions and career pathways.
Rocket Building and Launching October 22 | Hosted by Worcester East Middle School - What better way to see yourself in STEM then by engaging in rocket building here in Worcester, where Robert Goddard himself engineered the fuel powered rocket model. Students and teachers will embark on the engineering design process building a rocket and culminating with a launch in conjunction with Central Massachusetts Space Modeling Society.
Designing My Future STEM Career Expo - October 16 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester will be hosting a community event for students in grades 8 -12 looking to see themselves in STEM.
Hanover Insurance & STEM Career Opportunities - October 22 | Participating schools are Worcester Technical High School, North High School, South High School and Burncoat High School - Hanover Insurance Company will host four local high schools to participate in activities and discussions around STEM careers at Hanover Insurance Company.
See Yourself in STEM at Worcester Technical High School - October 21 - 23 | Participating schools are Worcester Technical High School, Wawecus Rd. School, Burncoat Prep Elementary School, Norrback Ave School, Lake View School, Belmont St. School, Clark St. School and Tatnuck Magnet School - Worcester Technical High School has organized an amazing opportunity for 6th graders to tour the various technical departments at WTHS that will bring STEM learning to life through peer led hands on activities.
I2Learning - October 21 - 25 | University Park Campus School - I2 Learning provided PD for teachers and now will be coming in to co-teach lessons during STEM week with UPCS teachers.
Burncoat High School Robotics Team Competition - October 26 | Burncoat High School - The Green Reapers will take their robot to compete in New Hampshire at the MCC Robotics VRC Kickoff in MAnchester, NH.
Embedding Technology to Increase Student Engagement - October 22 | Various schools participating - A PD session for 4th grade teachers presented by the OCPL office that will engage teachers in an interdisciplinary lesson for their classrooms.
Organized by the Executive Office of Education and the STEM Advisory Council in partnership with the state’s 9 Regional STEM Networks. It is a statewide effort to boost the interest, awareness and ability for all learners to envision themselves in STEM education and employment opportunities, and compliment the formal instruction happening in the Commonwealth beyond STEM week.