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Marymount Science Camp :: Science 3 Head Teacher :: Grades 5-7 :: Summer 2011

Head teacher facilitating lab periods on Science and Technology during a five-week Summer Camp. Technologies used include Scratch, Arduino and Pico Boards.

GreenFab :: Program Manager, Green Technology Instructor :: Grades 9-12 :: Fall 2009 – Spring 2011

Managed a National Science Foundation academic enrichment program designed to teach STEM concepts through hands-on, project-based learning activities. Offered in partnership with Vision Education & Media, Sustainable South Bronx and New York University’s Interactive Telecommunication Program, GreenFab provided participants with classroom instruction in mechanical and electrical engineering, 3D modeling, computer programming, sustainable design practice, community advocacy and the engineering design process. Taught class on Green Technologies.

NYU, Interactive Telecommunications Program :: Assistant Adjunct Professor :: Fall 2010

Co-taught graduate level class on Technology Education called, Designing for GreenFab. During this two credit, graduate level course, ITP students designed small, creative, inexpensive, kit-able electronics to be utilized in activities reinforcing GreenFab’s core curriculum and mission. Topics of discussion included the application of physical computing in regards to secondary education, creative uses of sustainable technologies, STEM curriculum development, user testing, and open source hardware and software tools. During the semester bi-weekly classes were held both at ITP and at GreenFab’s facilities in the South Bronx.

Newark First Lego League :: Mentor :: Grades 6-8 :: Winter 2009 – Spring 2010

Periodically visited eight different public schools throughout Newark, NJ. Advised teams and coaches as they prepared for the 2010 First Lego League competition. Helped organize and facilitate the competition held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

P.S. 5 :: Pre-Robotics :: Grades K-1 :: Fall 2009 – Spring 2010

Taught two semesters of weekly after-school class on pre-robotics using Legos pieces and Lego motors for 8 students. Projects included motorized gear chains, treaded tanks, conveyor belts, robotic animals and remote control vehicles. The semester ended with an exhibition of individual final student projects for the parents. Class also taught at Manhattan Day School, Fall 2010 and Birch Wathen Lenox, Fall 2009.

Salk School of Science :: Scratch :: Grades 6-7 :: Spring 2010

Taught weekly after-school class on video game design and animation using the Scratch programming environment for 6 students. Projects included animated tours of foreign lands, a fishing game, baseball and a pac-man clone.

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