The deadline for the 2020 SEPT applications has passed. Please keep us in mind for next years program!

Please keep an eye on the website for announcements. 

SEPT 2020 is scheduled for the week of July 5th- 11th. 

In 2020, we will accept up to 60 outstanding educators from secondary schools worldwide who teach science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM) subjects. They come to MIT from schools around the world where they are recognized as innovative, creative, and dedicated leaders in their communities. Would you, or a teacher you know, be a good fit for SEPT?  In the past, the teachers who have made the most of their week at MIT are known to:

  • Integrate technology in their classrooms - particularly technology that enables students to create; and,

  • Demonstrate innovation in their teaching practice, and advancement through past professional development or other extracurricular experiences.

This year, we will be running three simultaneous tracks of afternoon programming. We are asking applicants to rank which they are most interested in, but cannot guarantee they will be placed in their first-rated pick.

Track 1: "Broadening Participation in STEM" 

  • This track will support teachers in their aquisition of skills needed to coach and encourage student populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields.
  • Afternoon programming will consist of workshops, reflections and discussions focused on increasing and maintaining participation in STEM for women, students with disabilities, ethnic and racial minorities, and other underserved communities.

Track 2: "Bringing Project-Based Learning & Inquiry into STEM Classrooms" 

  • This track will provide small and large moves that teachers can make to help make their class more student-centered by increasing inquiry and giving students voice and choice
  • Afternoon sessions will include introductions and use of existing and in-development tools, simulations, games, technology and curriculum that can be brought into various contents and classrooms.

Track 3: "Use and Design of Games and Simulations" 

  • This track will inform teachers in the use and design of games and simulations, of use in classrooms to support both systems learning and computational literacy. 
  • Afternoon sessions will include introductions and use of existing and in-development tools, simulations, and games, as well as workshops in game design and game programming. (Prior knowledge of programming and computer science is not required.) 

*The date to submit applications has passed* Please keep an eye on our website to apply for next years program! 

Please note that we are not accepting applications for 2020- Application for MIT SEPT 2020:  Download Application for MIT SEPT 2020 (Microsoft Word) (A new blank web page will open - check your download folder for the file)

SEPT Class of 2019

This year’s group of teachers came from the US, Germany, Argentina, and Brazil.  With more international teachers involved, SEPT extends the mens et menus tradition beyond MIT and US borders, and the program’s participants gain invaluable perspectives from their peers in other countries.