Registration FAQ

Schedule and Location

A majority of workshops take place at Teachers College, Columbia University (Zankel Hall Rooms 414 and 404, 525 West 120 St., New York, NY 10027). During the school year, weekend workshop sessions will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday or Sunday.

School Purchase Orders

Teachers! Ask your school to pay for your ticket! All the school needs to do is send us a Purchase Order (PO). If you’d like, click here to download and print information that they will need to send us a PO. Or just copy and paste the information above and let them know the workshop you want to attend.  STEMteachersNYC encourages Districts/Schools to send Purchase Orders (POs) to and/or request invoices (bills) from our Billing Office. Please email: billing@stemteachersnyc.org OR Via US Mail: STEMteachersNYC – Billing Office 245 West 107th Street, Suite 10B New York, NY 10025

If requesting an invoice, please be sure to include the attending teacher’s name, email, workshop, and price (full ticket price), plus the email or US mail address where the invoice should be sent.

Does your school need to be convinced to pay for your ticket? We have a template letter for requesting financial support to explain the value of our workshops in detail and to help you convince your school that paying for your ticket is a good investment. Don’t be afraid to ask. There’s always a chance the money will be available and they’ll say yes, but if you don’t ask, there’s no chance at all.

 

Is there a fee to attend workshops?

Yes.  The fee will be identified for each workshop.

 

Is there a special pricing for Teachers College students?

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 for a workshop should be addressed to STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org).

 

Is the reservation fee refundable?

It depends, please be sure you are able to attend the workshop prior to registering for it.

If you for some reason can no longer attend and let the Registrar know (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) one week or more before the workshop, you can get a free credit for a future workshop.  If less than one week notification is given no refund is given, but if you want to take it as a donation, you must email and directly request an official acknowledgment of your donation.

If you mistakenly register for 2 workshops that take place at the same time, we will not be able to refund the fee.

 

Is my reservation/ticket transferrable?

Possibly, please contact STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) if you need to transfer your reservation to a different person/name.

 

Can I update my reservation information?

Yes, you can update your reservation information. Please contact Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org

 

The name on the reservation/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

No, please contact STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) to address this

 

Can I buy Whiteboards?

If you wish to do so, you can order whiteboards ($5 each plus Eventbrite fee) or T-shirts ($10 each plus fee). The whiteboards and T-shirts will be available for pickup after the workshop. We will bundle the whiteboards so you can carry them but a bundle of more than 6 may be heavier than you find comfortable to carry for more than a block or two. You can also buy whiteboards or T-shirts at the workshop, but you must have the exact amount of cash ($5 and $10 each, respectively).

 

Photographs and Video Recordings

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.

How do I join STEMteachersNYC?

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

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