5 STEM Instruction & Partnership Opportunities in NYC

The NYC Department of Education regularly partners with great city science, sustainability, and educational technology organizations to improve student learning and professional development. These outside organizations often provide free resources and training, so they are really worth looking into. These opportunities are only available to NYCDOE teachers with a valid DOE login.

Science

Scientist In Residence Teacher Application

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Bring a scientist or STEM professional to your classroom to conduct scientific investigations with your students.

Registration Deadline: Sep. 29, 2017

Grades: Elementary, Middle, & High School

Dates/Times: 4 days during school hours in Oct-Apr depending borough/grade

Locations: Training & integration in all 5 boroughs

Citizen Science Program Application

Middle school classes are paired with ‘research missions’ through local science & sustainability organizations to focus on the health of NYC estuary ecosystems. It is structured as an after-school program.

Registration Deadline: Sep. 20, 2017

Grades: Middle School

Dates/Times: 4 days in October, December, and January as well as year round in school activity

Locations: TBD

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Budding Scientists-The Urban Ecosystem Application

Elementary school classes explore the New York City ecosystem in the classroom and beyond it.

Registration Deadline: Sep. 29, 2017

Grades: Elementary School

Dates/Times: 5 days in November-March as well as year round in school activity including field trips

Locations: TBD

Sustainability

NYC Solar Schools Program

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The NYCDOE Office of Sustainability and the STEM Department are partnering to launch a program that will install solar cells across city schools to improve sustainability & resiliency.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 24, 2017, or when full

Grades: Elementary (3-5), Middle, & High School

Dates/Times: 3 days during school hours in Oct-Apr depending borough/grade

Locations: Training & integration in all 5 boroughs

Educational Technology

Partner Certification for #NYCSchoolsTech

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This program partners educators with various education technology companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft to learn more about the tools, become certified and even receive special perks can access the application directly.

Registration Deadline: Sep. 22, 2017

Grades: Elementary, Middle, & High School

Dates/Times: Usually 1 day (Common Sense Education & Microsoft are 2 days) with ongoing online participation and training

Locations: Mostly Manhattan with some in Staten Island & Brooklyn

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