Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 9:07am
Our @IS34 7thGr #coders are programming shapes in their Intro to @Sphero course today! The students were incredibly excited and can’t wait for the upcoming challenges we have planned! @SpheroEdu https://t.co/u9XKqa4V9V RussosRoom photo
Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 3:01pm
A BIG TY to #UAU & @PS44ShineOn for having me host a #StemNight @ their #DTYCTSD event w/ their 3,4 & 5th graders! To all the parents & Ss, if you enjoyed our session & want more, look for #STEM majors in your local JHS’s! #DYCDAfterschool #NYCYouth https://t.co/RDVb5MAEAd
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“The traditional model is that the teacher imparts knowledge to the children, but if there aren’t enough teachers with the knowledge, why not let the kids teach themselves? Give them a basis to start with and let them try stuff out. There’s no getting stuck––only creativity in looking for the best path forward. The new generation is incredibly resourceful in finding information, and we as STEM facilitators need to aim in supporting them in whatever situation they encounter. Coding, designing, creating, building, discovering and troubleshooting are all parts of what it means to be in a STEM class. STEM isn’t about showing them how to do something, but empowering them with the right tools to create and discover it on their own.”

Mr. Russo