This spring STEMteachersNYC is launching a MakerSTEM working group and we are excited to be linking up with several incredible institutes and organizations across NYC! Each month the group will meet at a different Makerspace in NYC. Participating locations include Cooper Union’s Albert Nerken School of Engineering center for K-12 STEM Outreach (Feb), Skill Mill NYC (Mar), NY Historical Society’s Tech Commons (Apr). Educators should come prepared to work! We will be learning how each organization manages their space, programs, and projects, get our hands into some tinkering and assessment tools! We will all share as learning and engagement professionals to create a collaborative experience! Please note space is limited and group size varies by event. We ask that individuals register for a maximum of 2 sessions of the series.
March 29 1:30-3:30pm, join the educators from Skill Mill NYC for an introduction to Makerspace planning and logistics! Skill Mill NYC will showcase makerspace resources, and how to combine high tech and low tech learning experiences for students. You will have the opportunity to explore electronics and robotics (with a focus on Microbits), 3D printing and laser cutting and how to integrate those tools with paper and cardboard engineering. This workshop will get you cutting, folding, connecting and building in a matter of minutes, and be ready to implement new activities when you are back in your classroom. Please come prepared to tinker, to work and to discuss!
Space is extremely limited and seats are free!