We work to enhance active learning and engagement for PreK–12 students. We help envision how programs can achieve relevance and coherence across curriculum, instruction, learning spaces, policy, and organizational culture.

While we specialize in STEM programming, all aspects of education benefit from active engagement. Our work spans across educational systems in order to optimize conditions for active learning.

Our Experience

STEM Learning Design staff have extensive experience with:

  • School redesign
  • Learning space design
  • Educational program design
  • Educator development
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Learning standards
  • Education policy

Our Founder

Jake Foster - Tufts LEGO Keynote 6-2018
Jake Foster delivering the keynote address at the Tufts LEGO Engineering Symposium, June 2018

Jake Foster, the founder of STEM Learning Design, has extensive experience in education. His prior work at the MA Department of Education focused on improving educational systems for active learning broadly and STEM programs in particular. Jake has been a member of the Next Generation Science Standards writing team, an active implementor of Coalition of Essential Schools principles and strategies, and a teacher educator. Jake’s early career included teaching high school physical and earth sciences as well as coaching middle school educators on project-based learning and technology integration.