professional development


Design-Make-Play STEM Institutes

Join us for a series of professional development courses to help you engage your students in STEM learning.

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Amazing Animal Adaptations Professional Development

Learn how to incorporate playful and interactive activities that demonstrate animal adaptations across various biomes.

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Urban Advantage Parent Coordinators having a blast!

Urban Advantage middle school Parent Coordinators to spent the day at NYSCI becoming novice rocket scientists.

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Urban Advantage Professional Development for Teachers

Watch a video about NYSCI’s involvement in the Urban Advantage program.

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SciPlay Summer Institute 2014

SciPlay invited 18 New York City middle school science teachers to take part in the SciPlay Summer Institute at NYSCI in August 2014. The goal was to explore the use of playground experiences to teach middle school science, such as topics on energy, simple machines, motion, and force….

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NYSCI Wins Pinnacle Award

NYSCI has been recognized by CILC for our high quality educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery.

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SciPlay Summer Institute: Call for teachers

SciPlay is seeking middle school science teachers for their Summer Institute. The Sara Lee Schupf Family Center for Play, Science and Technology (SciPlay) is part of NYSCI’s overall mission of transforming science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in the 21st century. SciPlay’s goal is to…

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Force Lens

New SciPlay App Needs Teachers

Be a part of the SciPlay Physics Noticing Tool (PNT) research. SciPlay PNT is a mobile app that will reveal the hidden physics of the playground. With a little technology, SciPlay PNT can turn typical playground activities into powerful educational tools. We’ve worked with designers…

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SciPlay Information Request

Are you a teacher? Student? Parent? Researcher? SciPlay has a range of projects and resources centered around play and playful STEM learning. Fill out the information request to find out more. 

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Hands-On Elementary Science and the Common Core

Join NYSCI for a fun-filled professional development day designed for K–5th grade teachers.

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Middle School STEM: Inquiry, Engagement, Discovery

Integrate hands-on STEM based activities into your classroom curriculum with this professional development program for middle school teachers.

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Interactive Online Workshop Inquiries

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Professional Development Inquiries

Please note: requests for professional development or science outreaches should be made at least one month in advance. Special arrangements can be made for shorter-term notice requests, on a case by case basis.

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STEM Institutes

STEM Institutes are offered as full-day, half-day, or multiple day programs that can be customized to meet your requirements.

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Portable Lab Training

Educators are expected to provide hands-on lessons, yet many of New York City’s classrooms are not equipped with the tools to teach these activities. NYSCI has four different kits that cover a range of topics. Each kit contains equipment and expendable materials for a class…

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