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STEAM Teacher Advanced Mentoring Program (STAMP)

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If you know a high school teacher who is passionate about STEAM innovations, tell them to apply for the Fall 2020 STEAM Teacher Advanced Mentoring Program (STAMP).

NYIT faculty mentors will provide guidance on techniques and tools for dynamically enhancing content for K-12 students, and upon program completion, participants receive $300 for participation and $200 for classroom innovation seed money.

Apply by June 15, 2020 (extended to July 6!). 

This program has been made possible through generous Voya Foundation support.

“In early 2019, Voya Foundation funding made it possible for New York Tech to survey 225 public school teachers and assess their needs in STEAM training. Only half of the teachers surveyed said they felt confident in their skills to teach STEAM content to their students, and just 35% felt confident enough to answer students’ STEAM-related questions. The subjects in which the teachers are most comfortable are: Math (56.4%), English (54.2%), Science (50.2%); they are least comfortable in: Business (7.6%), Engineering (9.8%), and Technology (2%). Additionally, 80% of teachers are interested in learning more about the careers available to students interested in STEAM.

This data prompted New York Tech’s College of Engineering and Computing Sciences Dean and his faculty to develop the STEAM Teacher Advanced Mentoring Program (STAMP), with New York Tech faculty providing high school teachers with STEAM content and online learning tools to create instructional activities that will inspire youth to pursue STEAM education and jobs. Additionally, participation in STAMP will enrich teachers’ scientific and content knowledge, enabling them to apply analytical concepts to more effectively teach students to solve scientific problems. STAMP will select high school teachers passionate about STEAM concepts and innovations who are excited about the possibilities of dynamically enhancing STEAM content. New York Tech mentors will prepare participants with the skills needed to confidently teach technology-integrated STEAM lessons to diverse student populations. STAMP will partner 16 high school teachers with four faculty mentors. A program administrator with a background in urban education and instructional technology will provide additional support to teachers selected for the program. This collaborative effort will help address the needs of New York public school students so that they are effectively prepared for the STEAM fields.”

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