I’ll be off to New York for two events this week and next. First up is a two-day workshop in Brooklyn with middle school students and their science teachers. We are wrapping up a year of working with Brooklyn middle schools doing integrated science and technology projects. These projects include robotics and programming in MicroWorlds, combined with technology literacy certification through TechYES Science.
This workshop will be led by Dr. Gary Stager, who has been working with these schools since a summer kickoff workshop last year. It’s always exciting and fun to have workshops that involve students, and I expect this will be no exception!
Next I’ll be in Rye Brook, New York, for the NYSCATE Metro conference. This is a always a great opportunity for schools in the eastern half of New York to get together and share the progress they are making in technology integration. I’m sure a major topic of discussion will be the one-time ed-tech funding coming soon from the federal stimulus package. (Our website has more details and links to information about that.)
If you are in New York City or going to the Metro conference, be sure to say hello!