STEMteachersNYC and Partners Win $ 195,000 Grant

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Announced by 100Kin10 at the White House Science Fair – STEMteachersNYC has been selected to receive a $195,000 grant from, to expand the reach and quality of engineering and computer science education across New York State. The project is a collaboration of STEMteachersNYC with the American Modeling Teachers Association, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the Bootstrap project.

100Kin10 unites the nation’s top academic institutions, nonprofits, foundations, companies, and government agencies to train and retain 100,000 excellent STEM teachers by 2021 to educate the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. STEMteachersNYC, AAPT, and AMTA are all members

Project Leader The project will be led by STEMteachersNYC, an organization dedicated to training teachers to use highly-effective teaching methodologies to get students engaged in mastering the critical STEM subjects. The two-year project will involve 21 teachers in writing curriculum modules, which they will test with about 1,000 students each year. STEMteachersNYC will organize the project workshops, to be held at Teachers College, Columbia University. The result will be a hands-on, inquiry-based pedagogy supported by a set of tested, engaging curriculum modules for teachers around the country to use in their classrooms. After the project period, all four project partners plan to promulgate the approach through professional development workshops.

Dr. Fernand Brunschwig, President of STEMteachersNYC, said, “We are very excited to be chosen for this grant, especially because this project goes to the heart of STEMteachersNYC’s core mission of driving student success through cultivating excellence in STEM teaching. By equipping teachers, we can directly help students incorporate computational thinking into their investigations about how the physical world works. This dynamic will result in some very exciting, very deep learning for both teachers and students.”

Project Partners

  • American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) has a 20-year history of training and supporting science teachers who use Modeling Instruction.
  • Bootstrap, a project founded at Brown University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute uses the Pyret programming language to “bootstrap” middle school algebra learning.
  • American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is the national professional organization of physics teachers.

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Read and see our mention in The 74, an online educational newspaper.

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