STEMteachersNYC is dedicated to interchange and interaction among teachers of STEM. Our general purpose is to cultivate excellence in STEM teaching and to promote learning, self-confidence and success for our students. Our weekend workshops are offered during the school year and multi-week workshop intensives occur in the summer, led by master teachers. We welcome and encourage teachers from across the globe, the US, and the local New York City area!
STEMteachersNYC is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) vendor for the New York City Department of Education (#STE-068881).
STEMteachersNYC programs draw from a teaching methodology known as modeling, which is closely related to Next Generation Science Standards. Modeling is a student-centered approach to teaching that emphasizes the use of scientific models in an interactive learning community. Students are engaged with simple scenarios and learn to model the physical world. The approach 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.