About

The goal of the OpenSciEd Equitable Instruction (OEI) Initiative is to help disrupt inequalities in science education by supporting schools and teachers in instruction that begins with the interests and curiosities of students and empowers student voice to support more equitable learning opportunities for all students. In partnership with One8 and MassSTEM Hub, the OEI Initiative will recruit, select, provide grants, and support schools through professional learning and on the ground support as they implement the OpenSciEd curriculum. 

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Meet the Team

Kate McNeill

Kate McNeill

Co-Director
katherine.mcneill@bc.edu

Renee Affolter

Renee Affolter

Co-Director
renee.affolter@bc.edu


Hillary Paul Metcalf

Hillary Paul Metcalf

Program Manager
hillary.paulmetcalf@bc.edu

Bruce Kamerer

Bruce Kamerer

School Support Specialist
bruce.kamerer@bc.edu

Jana Brinkhaus

Jana Brinkhaus

Senior Financial Administrator
jana.m.kilduff@bc.edu


Sarah Fogelman

Sarah Fogelman

Doctoral Student
sarah.fogelman@bc.edu

Ben Lowell

Ben Lowell

Doctoral Student
benjamin.lowell@bc.edu

Nicole Ruttan

Nicole Ruttan

School Support Specialist
nicole.ruttan@bc.edu

Funding

The One8 Foundation

The One8 Foundation propels and supports outstanding leaders with compelling ideas that deliver scaled, sustainable social impact. The One8 education team identifies, supports and scales high impact programs and approaches that help schools and teachers prepare students for success in a rapidly changing, high tech world. One8 education focuses on applied learning opportunities, oriented around STEM and 21st century skills, that make learning relevant, stimulating and rewarding for students while amplifying understanding and interest.

Mass STEM Hub

Mass STEM Hub is a program of the One8 Foundation and its mission is to provide schools with access to and support for applied learning and STEM education that builds knowledge and skills students need to succeed in a rapidly changing, high-tech world.  Mass STEM Hub currently supports four programs in the Commonwealth: OpenSciEd, Project Lead The Way, STMath, and PBLWorks. 

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