MIT STEP Lab Presents

Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT)

Teacher professional development that brings innovative teachers from around the world to talk shop with an outstanding group of passionate educators


For one week every summer, teachers from across the world gather on MIT’s campus to learn more about the groundbreaking research that is happening on campus. Teachers attend presentations and lectures presented by MIT professors and then reflect on their own curriculum and how they could utilize what they’ve learned back at their own schools.


This past year, we expanded SEPT to include two separate tracks of applied learning. One track went through a design-heavy crash course in project-based learning (PBL) and inquiry, while the other track engaged in crucial conversations about broadening participation in STEM for underrepresented groups, while also designing and practicing approaches that will produce a more inclusive classroom.



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Kristina Heavey