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STEMteachersNYC is dedicated to interchange and interaction among teachers of various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines. Our general purpose is to cultivate excellence in STEM teaching and to promote learning, self-confidence and success for our students.

Upcoming Spring Workshops

Upcoming Spring Workshops

** Notates workshops where up to 15 NYC DOE teachers can earn $$ at the “per session ($45.65/hour)” hourly rate for attending. (View workshop pages for more information)

April 2nd
10:00am - 1:00pm
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Led by: Pat Connick, Ph.D.

Do you find it challenging to incorporate authentic experimental design into your already packed curriculum? This workshop will offer some time saving and effective techniques…

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April 2nd
10:00am - 1:00pm
STEAMy OpenSCAD

Led by: Justin Gohde

Computer Science. Computational Thinking. STEAM. 3D Printing. Engineering. Spatial Reasoning…. Everyone agrees that these 21st Century Skills are vitally important, but how can schools fit in all of this “new” content?

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April 23rd
10:00am - 1:00pm
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Led by: Zhanna Glazenburg

Utilizing multiple representations helps students create a deeper and more thorough understanding of scientific concepts. The purpose of this workshop is to share some excellent strategies

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April 23rd
10:00am - 1:00pm
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Led by: Jason Sullivan

This workshop is aimed to be an introduction for the summer program. All spots have been filled for this summer!

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May 13th
10:00am - 1:00pm
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Led by: Kelly O’Shea

Lab practicums are an engaging and effective way for students to demonstrate

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May 13th
10:00am - 1:00pm
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Led by: Tammy Gwara

Learn a fantastic approach to deepen your students understanding of core chemistry concepts: states of matter and energy. The workshop will focus on…

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June 4th
10:00am - 1:00pm
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It’s FREE

Register to attend and reserve a table.  Share what you are doing, see what your colleagues are doing, network with other teachers, and find out what’s being planned for the future. We encourage you to reserve a table to showcase your favorite demo, activity, resource, or student work.

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Upcoming Summer Workshops

July 5-7
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Led by: Mark Schober and Manjula Nair

This three-day workshop will guide you through the steps to set up your classes for standards-based grading..

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July 22-23
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Led by: Mark Schober

This workshop will provide tips, training, and some practice planning a successful STEM teacher professional development workshop of your own

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July 10-14
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Led by: Mark Schober

During this one-week introduction to the principles of Modeling Instruction we’ll introduce several aspects of modeling such as.

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July 10-21
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Led by: Michael Crofton

Intended for teachers who have taken Mechanics Modeling. Teachers will work through electric charge and the electric fields produced by charges.  Next they will delve into electrical energy, the concept of electric potential, circuits, electric fields, and magnetic fields.

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July 17-28
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Led by: Zhanna Glazenburg 

Learn a fantastic teaching method known as Modeling Instruction, and how it can help improve and deepen your students’ understanding of crucial concepts in physics. This workshop will immerse you in Modeling Instruction

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July 24 - Aug 4
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Led by: Donghong Sun and Rachel Ward

Intended for chemistry teachers who have taken the Chemistry 1 Modeling workshop. Participants will be guided through the development and application of the structure of the atom, covalent bonding, intermolecular forces, equilibrium and acids and bases.

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July 31-Aug 11
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Led by: Jeff Hengesbach

This workshop will engage participants in some great STEM activities to invigorate your teaching practices which will improve student engagement, content retention, and student discourse…

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Aug 7-18
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Led by: Christopher Resch and Glen Stuart

Aimed at expanding teachers’ best practices toolbox for facilitating student discourse and reflection in their high school biology class. Participants will learn strategies

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July 24 - Aug 4
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Led by: Jason Sullivan and Craig Buszka

For K – 3 teachers. This workshop will focus on active learning in early elementary science.

No longer accepting applications this workshop is Full

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July 31-Aug 18
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For NY State or NY City physics teacher who use Modeling Instruction. The workshop will focus on integrating computational modeling using Bootstrap’s Pyret language in Modeling Physics First.

No longer accepting applications this workshop is Full

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July 24 -Aug 28
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Modeling Leadership Development Workshop

Led by: Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz and Tammy Gwara

The Modeling InstructionTM Leadership Workshop trains experienced Modeling Instruction teachers to lead workshops for other teachers…

No longer accepting applications this workshop is Full

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Looking to get a better understanding of what STEMteachersNYC workshops are like, and how they can impact you and your teaching practices? Check out our new video.

Check out this  8 min video highlighting how the core idea behind forces and motion (pushing and pulling) is demonstrated to teachers in one of STEMteachersNYC’s workshops.  All our summer workshops will provide a similar experience. Now is the time to register so check out our summer workshops below and find the one for you!
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From a Teacher’s Perspective – How STEMtNYC impacted me

When I attended my first STEMteachersNYC chemistry workshop, I was in the middle of the roughest year of teaching that I have had in my six years (new city, new school, a class of kids really testing my limits).  What I began to find in the organization was the exact piece that I was missing: a community of individuals committed to educating students in the best way possible, regardless of the absurd metrics we as teachers get held to.

So when I was asked to teach physics for the first time, I had a place to turn, and STEMteachersNYC’s Mechanics Modeling workshop taught by Master Teachers Zhanna Glazenberg and Paul Bianchi gave me the tools I needed to succeed.  

A community of teachers is nice and all, but we’re all data people so if it doesn’t work who cares? It worked.  I took over a physics department that was in disarray and not serving the best interest of all students. At Democracy Prep, all juniors must take physics, but when I took over, only about 50% had passed the Regents exam two years prior.  Because of the PD provided by STEMteachersNYC, my students’ scores jumped from the abysmal 50% pass rate to more than 80%. 5% of all IEP students in NYC that passed Regents exam for physics came from my class.  Because of the large number of students and the atrocious lack of physics education in the City, this meant that the majority of students in District 5 who passed the physics Regents succeeded due in no small part to STEMteachersNYC.

Because of the PD provided by STEMteachersNYC, I was able to take a class that was despised by kids and turn it into a class where students saw why these skills were important. Beyond the basic curriculum, they saw the problem solving, academic discourse, and critical reasoning skills at work that they would need in any career going forward.

To those of you curious about the workshops, jump in. To those of you who support our work, I thank you on behalf of my students, who have had amazing access to student-centered learning as a result of this organization. 

Steven Lance, Physics Depart.  Democracy Prep HS – Harlem, New York

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