- On September 15, 2020
All Made Possible
Funded by MassMEP, Sean Killam and Joe Griffin teamed up in October of 2019 to ensure every middle school student in Massachusetts has access to the highest quality educational resources possible. By the Spring of 2020, All Made Possible successfully grew to more than 1,700 student participants and became a lasting integrated curriculum solution for Ottoson Middle School (Arlington) and Holbrook Middle School.
Remote Learning Solution:
All Made Possible proved its value as a remote-learning solution for Holbrook Middle School’s 8thgrade STEAM class. All Made Possible pivoted immediately to develop original content and worked closely with the school (March-June) to meaningfully increase teacher-student engagement from 0% to 90%.
As of September 2020, new schools and returning partners are in discussion with All Made Possible for the 2020-2021 academic year (e.g., Margarita Muñiz Academy, Nissitissit Middle School (North Middlesex Regional), St. Catherine of Siena School (Norwood), Weymouth Public Schools, Norton High School, Ottoson Middle School, and Holbrook Middle School, Brockton Public Library, and a local Girls Scouts Council.)
Through business/educator partnerships and project-based learning, All Made Possible united a network of stakeholders critical to educating the workforce of 2025 and beyond:
· K-12 educators
· Regional STEM Networks
· Mass STEM Hub
· Innovation Pathway schools
· School to Career Partnerships
· MIT, UMass, Bridgewater State University
· Local manufacturers
· MFG USA Institutes
· MassHire Workforce Boards
All Made Possible’s curriculum provides students a platform to envision themselves becoming a champion for the Commonwealth’s advanced manufacturing sector. In this role, students discover innovative applications for emerging and future manufacturing technologies.
The performance data indicates a measurable impact but the sample size is limited. Sean Killam will supply references and testimonials from educators or stakeholders upon request. An example, All Made Possible received recognition as a “champion” in its own right, by the Commonwealth’s first Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Assistant Secretary, Katie Stebbins.
In August 2020, the Southeastern STEM Network invited MassMEP to present All Made Possible as a success story during SE STEM Network’s annual conference: “Educating for the Future.” During the event, All Made Possible revealed an all-new innovative hands-on STEM Week project, developed specifically for the Commonwealth’s STEM Advisory Council. The project, entitled “Advanced Manufacturing, Where STEM Goes to Work” is for all grade levels and designed for all learning scenarios: in-person, remote, or hybrid plans.