Jason Blonstein

Master Teacher of Science Education

Phone: 212-992-9369
Office Hours: 2:30-5PM M-Th

Former Co-Founder and Co-Director, Cascades High School, a New Visions school. Teacher of the Year, NYC Alternative High Schools and Programs, Teacher of the Year, Washington Irving HS, Cascades HS; Co-Founder, Alternative High Schools and Programs Professional Development Committee; Lead Teacher, Teaching Science in Alternative HS, Lehman College. Thirty-three years in NYC high schools and middle schools as a teacher of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, created courses in Astronomy and Cosmology, Kitchen Chemistry, Microbiology, and Physical Foundations of the Living Environment.

Ten years as an Urban Master Teacher at NYU/Steinhardt. Courses in Methods in Teaching Science in MS/HS, Recent Advances in Chemistry, Recent Advances in Physics, Student Teaching Seminar, Evaluating Educational Programs. Research in Self-Evaluation, Co-Teaching, and Evaluating Teacher Quality (DRSTOS-R development and implementation), CRISP (Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program), Mexico Science Curriculum Study. NYCDOE/NYU Partnership for Teacher Excellence, Partnership Liaison (East Side Community HS), Early Career Program. Served as editor and consultant for PBS (VITAL Network) video and lesson series.

Published and Presented: (with Professor Catherine Milne) Co-Teaching (AERA, NARST, NASTA); Self-Evaluation (AERA, NASTA).

Affiliations: NASTA, NARST, AERA, ASTE, PBS (VITAL Network), Greenwich Village Youth Council.

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