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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.
An Introduction to STEMteachersNYC a 1 1/2 min video by Alligator Planet.
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

Nancy Cande, NYC DOE, Bronx

Greg Borman, NYC DOE,

Ingrid Buntschuh, 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
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

Erin Conrardy, Program Manager

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

Professional Community

Professional Community. Our workshops are the foundation of a growing professional learning community of more than 500 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.

“The STEMteachersNYC workshops are extraordinary. I saw teachers absorbing both content and pedagogy in an intense, supportive environment guided by master-teachers. The participating teachers were obviously inspired and strongly engaged in figuring out how to best motivate and guide their students.“

- James J. Wynne, senior IBM physicist and 2011 recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

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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.

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!

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