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Mission

STEMtNYC strives for excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics teaching, and for deep learning, strong self-confidence, and objective success of our students, through interchange and interaction among STEM teachers.
Looking to get a better understanding of what STEMteachersNYC workshops are like and how they can impact you and your teaching practices? 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.
A short Introduction to STEMteachersNYC

1.5 min Video by Alligator Planet

Professional Community

Professional Community. Our workshops are the foundation of a growing professional learning community of more than 750 teachers that also operates online. Teachers get to know each other initially face-to-face, establishing the trust and confidence that underlies all genuine colleague and mentoring relationships, and building the foundation for a willingness to ask for help and to give it when asked.

Modeling Instruction--the basis of STEMteachersNYC

The teaching methodology known as Modeling Instruction is closely related to NGSS. It engages students in experimentation, data collection and analysis through a set of structured “paradigm” experiments, asks them to represent their understanding using whiteboards, and then deploys the resulting model in analyzing related phenomena. When the models fail to explain what students are seeing, the cycle of experimentation, data collection, and model-making begins again.

Board of Directors

Donghong Sun (Dept. of Chemistry, Columbia University, NYC), Chair

Mark Schober (Trinity School, NYC), Past Chair

Zhanna Glazenburg (Croton-Harmon High School. NY), Treasurer

Patricia Bauer (Marymount School, NYC), Secretary

Lisa Ammirati (Friends Seminary, NYC), Communications

Craig Buszka (Montgomery High School, Skillman, NJ)

Seth Guinals-Kupperman (Brooklyn Latin School, NYC)

Megan Harris-Linton Zacks (Yeshiva University High School for Boys, NYC)

Steven Lance (Democracy Prep Charter School, The Bronx)
Howard Spergel (Midwood High School, NYC)

Communications, Networking, and Recruitment- Partners

Ingrid Buntschuh, NYC DOE

Nancy Ridenour, NYS Coordinator for Science Matters

Nancy Cande, NYC DOE, Bronx

Greg Borman, NYC DOE

Eric Walters, NYC DOE

John Tom, NYC DOE

Emily Pontius, Hoboken Public Schools

John Roeder, Calhoun School and Physics Club of NYC

Lynda Kennedy, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

Gerrie Bay Hall, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

Ruthie Ousley, Teach For America

Molly Zeins, Teach For America

Josephine Salvador, Master Teacher Program at State University of New York (SUNY)

Pagee Cheung, Mesa Charter

Lew Malchick, UFT Science Committee and Physics and Chemistry Clubs of NYC

Andrew Stillman, Chief Product Officer, Amplified IT

Staff

Fernand Brunschwig, President

Jennifer Herring, VP for Development

Christopher Kennedy, Program Director

Erin Conrardy, Program Manager

Yi Li (Teachers College, NYC), Operations & Research Manager

Stephanie David, Bookkeeper

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating quality professional development opportunities in the New York City area for STEM teachers. We produce weekend day workshops during the school year and multi-day and multi-week workshop intensives in the summer led by master teachers.  We welcome and encourage teacher attendees from across the globe, the US, and the local New York City area!

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.

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