Program Profile: Community Boat Building Transforms Boston’s Waterfront into a Rich Learning Environment
Offering students boat construction and marine science experiences, Community Boat Building provides students with opportunities to apply mathematics to real world projects and build connections to Boston’s waterfront and maritime industry.
“We use the thing that we are passionate about – building wooden boats – to engage kids in their learning,” says Stockton Reece, Executive Director of Community Boat Building. “Taking the kids out of the school environment and getting them to work on something tangible really helps them view their learning in a different way – it’s exciting, its hands-on, and they can see immediate results.”
RSVP | AQP/BoSTEM Winter Summit January 17
On January 17th, join Boston After School & Beyond and Boston Public Schools for the AQP/BoSTEM Winter Summit. During this meeting, participants will receive fall 2016 program quality data, discuss trends across programs, explore Boston After School & Beyond’s Insight Center, and hear from the BPS Office of School-Community Partnerships.
Date: January 17th, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2nd Floor
2300 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119
Resource Spotlight: Science and Engineering Practices Progression for Students and Families
Created by the BPS Science Department, this document breaks down each of the eight science and engineering practices outlined by the Next Generation Science Standards into a series of questions that can be used to help teachers, students, and families understand what competency in each practice looks like.
Each practice is divided by grade level to help teachers understand how students at various ages should engage with them.
Partner Events and Announcements
MathPOWER Job Opening
MathPOWER is currently seeking a Math*STARS Site Director to manage its afterschool program at the Curley School in Jamaica Plain. Click here for more info
Lena Park CDC Job Opening
Lena Park Community Development Corporation is currently seeking a part-time Fab Lab Coordinator. Click here for more info
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is Hiring
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is currently offering a number of spring and summer employment opportunities. Click here for more info
Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership Statewide STEM Survey
The Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership (MAP) is gathering data about the various STEM afterschool programs in Massachusetts in order to gain a more complete picture of informal STEM in Massachusetts. Click here to take the survey