For three days this summer, science teachers from 12 Brooklyn middle schools came together to plan an innovative program combining science, engineering and technology. With our TechYES Science program as the key, teachers learned how to use Lego Robotics and LCSI’s Microworlds EX Robotics software with their students to build, program, and learn hands-on science.
This fall, these teachers will go back to their schools and lead students in the exploration of science and engineering as they build projects that show technology literacy. Using the TechYES Science materials, student projects will be assessed to meet the national ISTE technology literacy standards, and meet the NCLB 8th grade technology literacy mandate.
The workshop, led by Gary Stager and Dennis Harper, was ably assisted by Janine Maletsky and Jeff Conor (a former GenYES student and currently a first year teacher in Brooklyn).
More photos from the workshop.
2 Replies to “Brooklyn Technology and Science Workshop”
How can educator’s see a portion of the curriculum for Tech Science before committing to a full purshase?
I sent you an email offline – but in general, there are downloadable materials here: http://genyes.org/programs/techyes/features and a video of TechYES in action here: http://www.genyes.com/programs/techyes/techyesvid
You can contact us online to request a sample student guide. http://www.genyes.com/scripts/form.php