​A STEAMy Introduction – Building to Code with OpenSCAD​

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Up to 15 teachers paid by NYC DOE can earn compensation at the “per session ($45.65/hour)” hourly rate for attending this workshop. (More info in the FAQ section)

A STEAMy Introduction to OpenSCAD and 3-D Printing

Led by Justin Gohde

Computer Science. Computational Thinking. STEAM. 3D Printing. Engineering. Spatial Reasoning…. Everyone agrees that these 21st Century Skills are vitally important, but how in the world can schools fit all of this “new” content into their already packed curriculum? This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to a promising solution: OpenSCAD, an easy-to-use and accessible open source 3D programming language. Participants will learn to use arithmetic, loops, decisions, and modules to quickly code a virtual 3D model that can be either 3D Printed or imported into most 3D/Virtual Reality applications. After quickly learning the basics, participants will work through a case study where they use a simple mechanical drawing as a guide to build to specification, design a physical interface for interlocking components, and apply the essential skills learned in the first part of the workshop. This workshop will present many resources that can easily be integrated into existing middle and high school Computer Science, Science, Math, Art, Design, Engineering, or Robotics curricula.  So educators join us for this fantastic opportunity to explore methods for teaching computational thinking in a STEAM-infused environment that actively engage students. So come give it a try!  No experience necessary.

Pizza lunch for all at 1 pm!

Note: Please sign up for ONLY 1 workshop on April 2nd NOT BOTH.  As these two workshops are both 3 hours and run simultaneously from 10am to 1pm in separate rooms at Teachers College.



You can buy a:

  • STEMteachersNYC T-shirt for $10 (S, M, L, XL, XXL, some sizes limited availability)
  • Whiteboards: 6 Whiteboards in a bundle for $30, or single boards for $5 each (unbundled) at the workshop

Cash and carry

You MUST have cash in the right amount; we can’t give change.



We take photographs and record video of our workshops in order to publicize a positive image of science teaching, and of STEMteachersNYC – a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you register, you are agreeing to be photographed and to have your voice and image video-recorded. You are also agreeing to relinquish all your rights to the photographs and video recordings.

If you do not wish to be photographed or video-recorded, you must inform us when you check in at the beginning of the workshop. We will take one photograph of your face so that we can erase your image if we happen to catch it by chance during the workshop, and we will do our best to avoid you. We would also appreciate your cooperation in positioning yourself at the edge of the group so as to help us avoid you.


To join STEMteachersNYC, fill out survey: <tinyurl.com/modelingsurvey>

(Members find out about workshops first and can sign up before others.)




Is there a fee to attend this workshop?

Yes.  There is a $19.99 attendance fee.

For weekend workshops after January 1, 2017 the ticket price has increased from $16.29 ($15 plus $1.29 Eventbrite service fee) to a flat $19.99. To hold the fee below $20, we will now pay the Eventbrite service fee.

This small increase will help us move toward our goal of making STEMteachersNYC a fully sustainable organization. We appreciate your understanding and support and look forward to seeing you this coming 2017 season.


Is STEMteachersNYC an approved NYC DOE Vendor?

Yes. Here is the Vendor #STE-068881


How can NYC DOE teachers receive compensation at the per session ($45.65/hour) rate for attending this workshop?

Teachers must purchase one of the available 15 NYC DOE tickets. Following this teachers must visit the following Google Drive folder 2017 NYC DOE Forms and Instructions, download and read the instruction sheet,  bring a printed resume, print 2 additional forms and bring them completed to the workshop.  At the workshop the resume and forms will be submitted.

Please note that the DOE can be notoriously slow about issuing per session checks. STEMteachersNYC will submit your per session documents promptly to the DOE, but we do not have any control over, responsibility for, or involvement in the payment process after we submit the forms to the DOE.

If you have any trouble accessing the forms please email registration@stemteachersnyc.org


Is there a special pricing for TC students for this workshop?

Yes. TC students recieve a 50% discount on STEMtNYC workshops. To receive your discount code, please send an email to STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org). You will be asked to present a current TC student card at the door on the day of the workshop.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions about registration and payments for this event should be addressed to STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org).










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