In June 2018, two teachers from our school, BVIS, attended a training week at MIT. Along with Mr. Barney from the Primary School, we collaborated with over 100 teachers from 50 different Nord Anglia schools in a week-long professional development course. We were fortunate enough to meet scientists and engineers who are at the forefront of ground-breaking research that has the potential to change the world. We discussed how we can bring this research, as well as the MIT philosophy, back into our schools in order to enhance the 21st century skills of our students.
As part of this collaboration, MIT has designed three challenges in which our students will be participating at various points of the year. The first of these will soon be tackled by students in Year 8 and Year 9 and is based on designing wearable technology to enhance human performance. In the Primary Section, students have been developing their creative skills through a hacking challenge.