The 100Kin10 Summit was held in New York City this spring at the The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. STEMteachersNYC offered a presentation on our unique Professional Learning model, and also a feedback session with Colleen Megowan from the American Modeling Teachers Association. Both sessions were well received, with current and past STEMteachersNYC members
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:
We are thrilled to announce that STEMteachersNYC has been awarded a grant of $300,000 to help elementary teachers in NY City increase their confidence and their capacity to teach STEM topics. 26 Elementary K-3 teachers will be paid a stipend to participate in this 2 year project, which includes a 2-week intensive workshop this summer
STEMteachersNYC is always delighted when we hear success stories from our members and workshop participants; especially when they get inspired from attending one of our workshops. Check out how physics teacher Alan Zollner from Hendrick Hudson High School took what he learned from Mark Schober in his Photoelectric Effect Workshop and talentedly incorporated it into
STEMteachersNYC hosted 4 full Modeling InstructionTM workshops this summer. During this time, we also hosted 4 high school interns. This provided us with some unique perspectives about what it is like for students to witness teachers engaged in professional development. Personally, I was curious to hear what students would pick up on, and what they thought about watching teachers
STEMteachersNYC had an enviable problem. The nonprofit, which is dedicated to cultivating excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teaching and to promoting- self-confidence and success for students, was growing so fast that the group’s part-time volunteer organizers were having a difficult time keeping up.