Spotlight On Success: Samuel Fields Y - Hall of Science NYC

Congratulations to Samuel Fields Y (Sites P.S. 220 and P.S. 206) and Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens (P.S. 62, P.S. 100 and P.S. 90) who have been invited to participate in the STEM-Rich Afterschool Making Project! This project is a collaboration between the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI). This collaboration will train a cohort of 21st CCLC afterschool educators on a six-hour STEM-rich maker curriculum. The curriculum will be implemented in the Fall of 2019 and Spring 2020 with two cohorts of students at each site. These sites will receive fun, creative, hands-on STEM learning for their students.

Each community based organization (CBO) must assign a staff member to participate and be trained in the curriculum. They will receive professional development on how to implement a six-hour maker/STEM curriculum focusing on circuitry concepts. The students will build 21st Century skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. The Hall of Science will provide all materials necessary to implement the program. They will also co-implement the program with one cohort of 15 students from the school site in the fall and one in the spring. The CBO assigned staff member will receive online resources and ongoing technical support to cultivate a community of practice and support sustainability.

We are so very excited to have these two grantees accepted to participate with the Hall of Science, U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. We hope to see plenty of pictures of what the students have created.