STEP creates playful, powerful learning experiences for students of all levels. The program is situated within MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and works in conjunction with the Media Lab, Comparative Media Studies and myriad science and engineering programs.
STEP is built both on MIT’s philosophy of “minds and hands” as well as MIT pioneers like Seymour Papert. STEP works with educators to create content-rich, active, dynamic learning experiences that allow students to explore and understand the world around them. We use relevant technologies (e.g. mobile devices and games) to support and inspire learning, while also making sure to address teachers’ needs.