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DISTRICT 75 - STEM DEPARTMENT

The D75 department of STEM is dedicated to equipping our community with the tools, practices and resources to build awareness of how our daily lives are impacted by Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

 

We provide diverse culturally responsive content that is accessible to all community stakeholders and develop opportunities for every individual to contribute their unique voice to the progress of our evolving world. 

2023-2024 HIGHLIGHTS

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your partnership with our Department this year. It has truly been a fantastic year of learning and growth in STEM. Here are some of our highlights from the year: 

  • Engineering Design Process: We have been delighted to see many schools implementing the engineering design process in their classes. This hands-on approach allows students to engage in real-world problem-solving and critical thinking skills. We will continue supporting the District with PDs to support this work during the 2024-2025 academic year!

  • Math Curriculum and Instruction: Our Math Team worked hard vetting various math curricula to make suggestions to Central, along with facilitating a number of professional development sessions aimed at helping math teachers skill stream. We are so excited to continue this work next year! 

  • 9th District-Wide STEM Fair: Our students had the incredible opportunity to showcase their projects at the American Museum of Natural History. It was a day filled with creativity, innovation, and excitement for talented presenters and all our visitors.

  • LEGO League Expo: Our students had a blast at the LEGO League Expo held at the New York Hall of Science. They demonstrated their teamwork, engineering skills, and creativity around the Masterpiece theme.

  • Hydroponics Program Expansion: We have expanded our hydroponics program, providing students with valuable insights into sustainable agriculture and environmental science.

  • Climate Action and Sustainability: D75 schools participated in the four Citywide Climate Action Days, demonstrating their creativity and commitment to making positive change in our schools and communities. Students addressed a different theme on each Climate Action Day, including Energy, Waste, Health, Wellness and Green Space, and Water.

  • Professional Development Sessions and Coaching: We successfully organized over 50 professional development sessions for our dedicated educators. These sessions enhanced the teaching strategies and promoted excellence and independence in STEM education for our learners. Additionally, we supported dozens of educators individually at their schools through coaching support. 

As we look ahead to the next school year, we are excited to continue supporting all our schools. We are planning to pilot new programs that will further promote student engagement and learning in STEM disciplines.

Have a fantastic summer and we look forward to partnering with you all next year! 

DISTRICT NEWS

At a Glance

Children in Science Class

MATH DEPARTMENT

If you have any general or specific questions, concerns, or challenges with math instruction, please don't hesitate to reach out to the math coaches for assistance or resources such as visuals and/or individual training. We are available to schedule a visit to your school, or hold a virtual meeting, to help provide any guidance regarding best practices and developing math rich environments. We look forward to working with you! Thanks! Danielle Clermont: dclermont2@schools.nyc.gov Jack Catalano: jcatalano4@schools.nyc.gov

TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT

  • Lego League ExpoQueens Hall of Science - 5/22/24

    • Your school is responsible for contacting OPT for bussing

  • MagicSchool.ai

    • District 75 has launched a pilot that runs through Chapter 683

  • BrainPOP is excited to host a virtual event for all NYC teachers on May 13th from 2:20-3:20 pm Eastern. We’re eager to help District 75’s teachers plan engaging lessons to close out this school year and provide a sneak peek for next school year. Registration link for the event can be found here. As a reminder, all teachers who attend will receive one hour of CTLE credit

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SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

  • The D75 Science Team will soon be rolling out another exciting year of science resources! You can find the topics for next year on the D75 Science Website under Year 2.

  • We proudly announce that 277Q will be representing D75 at the New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) 2024 STEM Expo on June 3 at the Hall of Science!

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APPLIED LEARNING

  • Sustainability

    • Check out the D75 Climate Action Padlet to see how our schools have been addressing the themes of Energy, Waste, and Health, Wellness and Green Spaces. NYC has one final Climate Action Day for the year coming up on June 12 with a focus on Water

  • Plant Learn Grow

    • Do you have grow towers with missing parts? Do you have extra parts that you don't need? Are you no longer using your grow tower and would like to pass it on to a school in need? D75 just launched the first of its kind Hydroponics Swap Meet! Join the fun!

  • 3D World

    • The student avatars of 3D World have been busy going on trips around the city to explore different job opportunities. After experiencing Gleason's Gym, the Brooklyn Public Library, and IKEA, on their most recent excursion, 721Q, 277Q and 993Q visited Wegman's Supermarket in Brooklyn and practiced the skills necessary to be a personal shopper. Read more here

Gleason's Gym
Gleason's Gym
Chicken Coup
Chicken Coup
Gleason's Gym
Brooklyn Library
Brooklyn Library
Brooklyn Library
Brooklyn Library
Brooklyn Library
  • LEGO League
    LEGO League
    May 22nd 2024
    Queens
    May 22nd 2024
    Queens, 47-01 111th St, Queens, NY 11368, USA
    May 22nd 2024
    Queens, 47-01 111th St, Queens, NY 11368, USA
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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats. We strive to ignite that fire in our students, inspiring a love of math that will last a lifetime. Our department is dedicated to providing high-quality education and valuable resources to students of all ages and abilities.

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