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Creating A Community of Education Stakeholders

Big Idea Week started with a clear challenge: create a program that would build a bridge between Brooklyn, NY startups and a local elementary school. The program brings schools together with mentors from tech companies who work with students on a problem-solving project over the course of a week. Big Idea Week has grown since 2013, guided by the mission of connecting communities to light the imagination of students and inspiring them to be the next generation makers and doers. In 2016, 19 schools joined 72 volunteer mentors to reach nearly 1,500 students. We'll explore how Big Idea Week has become a model of project-based learning, engaging the community to teach students about STEM careers.

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Molly Cronin, Community & Partnerships Mgr, Flocabulary


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