The Museum's Community Engagement & Family Programs team has worked across settings, including in the HS on Rikers Island, to teach students and prepare instructors to teach Math in Motion, a program designed to involve all students in the intersection of math, engineering and design. The curriculum is aimed at sixth, seventh and eighth graders and utilizes a range of algebra, geometry, data collection and problem-solving skills, ultimately using these to have students design their own craft with 3D modeling. The team has worked with educators and instructors of all levels of knowledge to get them confident with content as well as adaptable to the spatial and cultural contexts they are teaching in.
Schools across the nation are struggling to build computer science teacher capacity. The WeTeach_CS project has created both online and in-person professional development that has supported over 180 teachers to become CS certified. Presenters will share resources your organization can use to support and train the teachers you work with as well as a model for effectively scaling CS teacher support statewide.