Design Thinking Online Professional Development

Design-based thinking. What is it? And how can you use design to engage your students in motivating, real world problems to master 21st century skills, while at the same time find new pathways into STEM content? During our free, four-week Design Thinking online professional development…

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OER Commons: (Re)Mixing in the Common Core Classroom

August 24 – 25; 9 am – 3 pm Join the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management In Education (ISKME) as they provide teachers with the opportunity to learn about a free online resource called OER Commons. This two day workshop will focus on…

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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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Verizon Schools Registration for Noticing Tools

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SciPlay, in partnership with The Concord Consortium, presents GeniGames, a web-based application that supports the teaching and learning of genetics in high school.

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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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cropped sciplay laura playground

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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MASTER Program

Fifteen teaching residents were tinkering at Design Lab today as part of a program called MASTER – Math and Science Teacher Residency Program. MASTER is a collaboration between NYSCI, Hunter College, and New Visions for Public Schools and is funded by the National Science Foundation….

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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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Images from the Making Meaning [M2] conference at the New York Hall of Science in New York

Register Now – Middle School STEM: Inquiry, Engagement, Discovery

Learn how to integrate hands-on STEM activities and literacy strategies into your science classroom with this free professional development program for middle school teachers. Apply by February 9.

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Teacher Mentorship Program

NYSCI has partnered with Queens College on a new teacher mentorship program. Experienced middle and high school science teachers will receive mentorship training and provide classroom opportunities for pre-service science teachers. Mentors will receive a $1,000 stipend for completing the program. To be eligible, teachers…

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Teachers TryScience

Teachers TryScience is a web site for teachers that provides free and engaging lessons, teaching strategies and resources.

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Teacher Resources

NYSCI’s Science Technology Library offers educators access to our Teacher Resource collection, which includes lesson plans, activities and curriculum standards.

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Educator Guides

Educator guides are developed to support academic standards, and focus on important topics, skills, and activities for students of different age and classroom ranges. Each guide is Based on the New York State Elementary Science Core Curriculum and the New York City New Standards™. Each…

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