Recognizing NYU-Poly’s successful experience in teaching advanced STEM content knowledge and hands-on research experiences to K-12 teachers, NYU-Poly was competitively selected to participate in a national initiative to better prepare STEM teachers. 100Kin10 seeks to train or retain 100,000 high quality STEM teachers over the next ten years.
NYU-Poly and NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education are collaborating to respond to this critical national call for innovations in STEM teacher preparation programs that will transform K-12 student performance in STEM disciplines. 100Kin10 represents a unique opportunity for the two NYU institutions to integrate successful program elements, design new initiatives for pre-service and in-service teachers to acquire advanced STEM content knowledge, and change the ways in which STEM education happens in classrooms and schools with an emphasis on inquiry, the scientific method, and activity based techniques, projects and demonstrations that are known to engage students and lead to greater mastery of STEM subjects.
NYU-Poly also won recognition for its K-12 STEM education work through its selection as a participant in Partnering for Excellence. 34 colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations with programs that meaningfully involve STEM professionals in K-12 STEM education come together in this initiative to share knowledge and designs that will establish a strong framework for involving STEM professionals from industry, academia and other sectors in long-term, part-time engagements with schools, teachers and students.