This weekend, Stuart's technology faculty took advantage of the New York Maker Faire to learn about and share some of the new and exciting technology available to educators. On Friday, Stuart's technology innovation specialists Alicia Testa and Sarah Rusnock participated in the Make: Education Forum at the New York Maker Faire, a day focused on the leaders and influencers who bring making into schools. In addition, our Lower School STEM Teacher Elena Nickerson and Lower School Media Specialist Jill Work attended the Maker Faire over the weekend, and Upper School Teacher Dr. Ronah Harris was invited to exhibit and share her experience as a technology educator (see Faculty Spotlight).
Ms. Testa and Ms. Rusnock spent the day learning about Chibitronics, Micro:bit, and how others incorporate making into the curriculum. In addition, they explored George Hart's research on making math visible and learned how schools are rethinking professional development through makerspace and design thinking activities.
Attendance at the Maker Faire is a highlight for Stuart faculty, and just one example of how Stuart continues to be a leader in STEM education for girls.