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Three teachers in our project presented at the 2014 Boston National Science Teacher Association Conference annual conference. Their presentation is about how to guide teachers using ICTs to develop students' new literacy skills in the science classrooms. Presenters are Marvin Cadornigara, Elizabeth Whelan and Joshua Ng. In this video, teachers will learn what is the new literacy framework, why students need to learn new literacy skills, what is ICTs, and what tools can be adopted in the classrooms. Teachers then explained how they integrated these tools in their classrooms, and demonstrated students artifacts. If you are interested in technology integration and literacy integration in the science classroom, this is a must-see video.
Many of our teachers encourage their students to conduct scientific inquiry activities through the knowledge and skills they learned from this project. Following is one example, wrote by our cohort 3 teacher Lidia Fuego, a science teacher from I.S. 349. She took several students to present their exit projects to Columbia University for a STEM Science Fair Project Showcase. Two of their projects won first and third places. Following please read the letter from Lidia Fuego.
We have updaded the complete module materials for the first and the second module. Please find them in the PD Modules page. Teachers who are interested in adopting these modules can find the resources, rubrics, and ICTs tutorial video clips that can support your technology integration.
Drs. Wang and Hsu, associate processors from School of Education, successfully completed professional development workshops for 33 New York City middle school science teachers. The workshops were conducted during July 8-19. The two cohorts of teachers received training simultaneously on two sites, Manhattan and Old Westbury. The training modules covered topics in water quality and evolution theory, and focused on using technologies to enhance students’ new literacy and scientific practices.
Drs. Shiang-Kwei Wang and Hui-Yin Hsu, associate professors from School of Education, hosted their 1st National Science Foundation grant institute at NYIT Manhattan Campus on April 12. The “Cyber-Enabled Learning” grant is a 5-year grant, awarded in 2010. The attendees included teachers, assistant principals, and principals from 17 New York City public schools. The institute was to celebrate the progress of this project, highlight teachers’ achievements, share impact this project has on students’ learning, and establish a learning community for teachers and administrators so they can help sustain the project goals.
The information session for cohort 3 seed teachers was held at NYIT Old Westbury Campus, 1 pm, April 6. The cohort 3 teachers will begin with our program from 2013 summer.
Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org), associate professor of instructional technology, Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D. (email@example.com), associate professor of teacher education, and School of Education graduate students, John Gienau and Edward Powers, presented two papers on March 2 at the 2013 Hudson Valley (N.Y.) Conference hosted by the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education. They include "Using Mobile Devices to Conduct Water Quality Research" and "Using Cyber Databases and Google Earth to Conduct Inquiry in Learning Evolution Theory." (Click to view picture)
The Cyber-enabled Learning Program, led by Drs. Shiang-Kwei Wang and Hui-Yin Hsu of the School of Education, conducted the photosynthesis workshop for cohort 2 teachers at the NYIT Manhattan Campus. The central technology we adopted in this module is video and image. Teachers learned how to faciltate students to use image and image to support scientific inquiry. Click to see more.
The Cyber-enabled Learning Program, led by Drs. Shiang-Kwei Wang and Hui-Yin Hsu of the School of Education and Dr. Lisa Runco of the College of Arts and Sciences, kicked-off their first summer workshop for the Cohort 2 science teachers at the NYIT Manhattan Campus.