STEME Education Weekend

May 30-31, 2014

STEME Education Weekend

STEME Educator Workshop

Friday, May 30
12–3:30 p.m.

STEME Education Center
239 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012 (map)

Sponsored by New York University and the Jhumki Basu Foundation, this workshop will focus on providing New York City STEME (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and environmental) teachers with an opportunity to learn about high quality, long-term professional development programs available in the city. In hosting this event, we hope to build a pipeline of educators that feel confident and supported and view teaching STEME in New York City as a sustainable career.

The event will feature six mini-workshops from leading educational STEME organizations. Two mini-workshops will be running simultaneously during each of the three, 45 minute sessions. After a brief introduction, guests will have the opportunity to choose which mini workshops they will attend during each session.

11:30-12:00 Arrival/ Registration/ Check-In
12:00-12:15 Welcome
12:20-1:05 Session I
1:10-1:55 Session II
2:00-2:45 Session III
2:45-3:30 Closing

Featured mini workshops:

  • Sci-Ed Innovators
  • Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots
  • NASA Endeavor
  • Math for America
  • City Science
  • STEM Teachers NYC

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STEME Education Showcase

Saturday, May 31
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Coles Athletic Center
181 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012 (map)

Sponsored by New York University, the Jhumki Basu Foundation, and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, this STEME Education Showcase, brings together students and teachers, from more than 50 underrepresented New York City public schools, as well as researchers, policy makers, leading educational, governmental, non-profit and corporate organizations, providing each with an opportunity to share and observe innovative teaching and learning strategies.

10:00 Guest Arrival/ Registration/ Check-In
10:00-10:15 Showcase Kickoff
10:15-1:00 Showcase
1:00-2:00 Keynote Speaker

Featured Events:

Sci-Ed Innovators Expo

The Sci-Ed Expo brings together current, past, and future Sci-Ed Fellows and their students to present projects and investigations that demonstrate how teachers are using innovative teaching methods, to build student authority, expertise, and enthusiasm for STEM. Also on exhibit are projects and information from leading STEM organizations and institutions.

CRISP Exhibition
Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program is an innovative urban teacher residency program offered by the Steinhardt School of Culture Education, and Human Development at New York University. The curriculum immerses aspiring teachers in urban science classrooms and integrates theory, practice, and science content into daily teaching and learning experiences. During the exhibition, current and former CRISP residents and their students will present rigorous, engaging, authentic projects they have designed specifically for their diverse classrooms and learners.

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots: Celebration of Service
The Celebration of Service is the annual culminating event where participating educators and students in the Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots service learning program come together to celebrate the past Roots & Shoots season. It is an opportunity for groups to showcase their achievements and be recognized for all the work they have done in investigating, reflecting, and taking action in their communities.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adam Ruben: Comedian, Writer, and Scientist
Adam Ruben is a writer, comedian, storyteller, and molecular biologist. For over a decade, he has performed at clubs, colleges, and private venues across the country, including at some of the best-known storytelling shows and comedy clubs. He is the author of Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School (Random House, 2010), a satirical guide to the low points and, well, lower points of post-baccalaureate education.   More >

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