I’m truly excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and look forward to witnessing the profound impact these four exceptional delegates will have on STEM education in Wales. As a business, Equal remains dedicated to fostering innovation and excellence in education, and this initiative serves as a testament to our commitment to empowering educators and promoting educational advancement across the nation.Rebecca Martin Senior Associate (International Partnerships), Equal Education Partners
What is MIT's SEPT initiative?
The Science and Engineering Program for Teachers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) gives 55 innovative and dedicated teachers from around the world the opportunity to attend lectures from top scientists, try out the latest technology developed on campus and network with an outstanding group of passionate educators.
Welsh Government, via Equal Education Partners, is funding 4 STEM educators from across Wales to attend and participate in the programme to develop STEM subject knowledge to support the implementation of the New Curriculum for Wales, and digital competence across all subject areas.
How Equal Education Partners has supported the 2023 SEPT Programme
At Equal, we are delighted to play a part in providing support to the four outstanding delegates, enabling them to attend the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as part of this innovative programme.
As part of this initiative, Equal have facilitated the entire process, including booking flights, assisting with visa arrangements, and securing comfortable accommodation options. By doing so, Equal’s aim is to help empower the delegates and equip them with all the necessary information and provisions needed to make the most of this fantastic opportunity and to bring their experiences back to Wales to enhance STEM education across the nation.
The four Welsh representatives chosen to participate in the SEPT programme will visit MIT and engage in:
- Daily lectures from MIT scientists on new frontiers in science and engineering research
- Hands-on workshops with Lego DNA, computer games and simulations, and technology developed at MIT
- Tours of labs and demonstrations led by MIT scientists
- Additional exposure to MIT K-12 initiatives for students and teachers
- Community-building among the outstanding group of teachers for which SEPT is known
It has always been a goal of SEPT to keep each year’s class size small to ensure that each participant gets the most out of their experience.
SEPT offers a high faculty-student ratio, with a class size between 50-60 and expanding each year.
Learn more about the project here.
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