Professional development:

EI Institute: STEAM Changemakers

July 17-21, 2023
9:00AM to 4:00PM

For K-12 educators, administrators, support staff. No prior experience necessary.


A customized STEAM integration workshop

A customized learning experience – based on your school’s goals – to create more hands-on learning and build student choice and voice. 

This fellowship is designed for:

  • School leaders and instructional coaches who are looking to shift their school into a more hands-on, high-engagement learning environment with more student choice and agency.
  • Educators – both individual and teams –who want to integrate more STEAM concepts and tools into their classroom and/or school system. 

Participants will have full access to:

  • Spending the week at the Acera Lab School, learning alongside other innovative educators. 
  • Working to advance a personal project for your school or school system through daily meetings with an AceraEI coach, as well as specialists in the area of your unique project. 
  • Daily professional learning in our STEAM Innovators and Enchanted Electronics sessions, which focus on enhancing educators skill sets in maker space teaching and incorporating cutting-edge learning – like circuitry and coding – into their practice.
  • An ongoing cohort of innovative educators who support each other beyond the cohort experience.
Materials: Computer; we will provide everything else

Program information

When: July 17-21, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, lunch served!

Where: The Acera School
5 Lowell Avenue
Winchester MA 01890

Program fee: $1950

Contact: Irina Uk

Hear from Pyne Arts principal Wendy Crocker-Roberge on how collaborating with AceraEI has helped create an environment where students want to come to school every day.


*AceraEI is an approved DESE Professional Development Provider in Curriculum & Instruction – General, and Science and Technology/Engineering

Program instructors

Irina Uk, Education and Innovation Program Manager​

Irina is a graduate of the Technology, Innovation, and Education program at Harvard. She has been teaching Math and Creative Computing in formal and informal settings for the last 14 years. She also has worked in EdTech and is very passionate about making educational technologies accessible to teachers and students.

Sarah Zuckerman, Director of Education and Innovation​

Sarah is a graduate of the Arts in Education program at Harvard. Prior to her work in education leadership and program design, she was an art teacher in K-12 classrooms for 10 years, and has received numerous awards for her work, including Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Urban Scholars Fellowship and the Sontag Prize for Urban Education, and has had works published by Education Leadership, Ed Week, and Americans for the Arts.

Program details

AceraEI is an approved DESE Professional Development Provider in Curriculum & Instruction – General, and Science and Technology / Engineering.

Fee: $20
Register by April 21st for a chance to win $100 VISA gift card

Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity, and Leadership is a K-12 school founded in 2010 to offer hands-on, STEAM-rich learning in an individualized and question-driven environment. All of AceraEI’s curricula have been developed and pilot-tested with Acera students. Visit the school online at

Acera Education Innovation – AceraEI – is our public outreach division. AceraEI partners with teachers and school/district leaders to cultivate a love of learning in students through choice, voice, agency, and hands-on STEAM learning in public schools.

Contact us

The Acera School
5 Lowell Avenue
Winchester MA 01890
Phone: 781.729.3489

Irina Uk