Panel: Engaging Our Adolescent Males of Color in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for Our 21st Century Learners

by NYC Firm Schools on April 26, 2010

We highly recommend this event, which is part of the NYC Department of Education, Division of Teaching & Learning, Closing the Achievement Gap Series (2009-10)

Thursday, April 29, 2010
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.)
American Museum of Natural History – Kaufmann Theater
Central Park West at 79th Street (Enter theater on 77th Street)
New York, NY 10024

Special Guest Speakers / Panelists include:
Dr. Christopher Emdin, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Teachers College
Ntiedo Etuk, Co-founder and CEO, Tabula Digita, Inc.

“Effective educational communities of today respond thoughtfully and strategically to the question: how do we facilitate rigorous, relevant and relational learning for a population of potential scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians? Join Dr. Christopher Emdin, Ntiedo Etuk and a panel of distinguished guests as we discuss the role STEM plays in engaging our young boys of color and preparing them to take part in high-level, critical and reflective thinking. We will also examine strategies for increasing achievement among males of color by specifically determining the role STEM should play in preparing our students to be successful 21st century learners.”

Pre-registration required online at:
For more information, contact Nancy Calzada at

Closing the Achievement Gap is a year-long speaker series and professional learning program sponsored by the NYCDOE Division of Teaching & Learning and designed to engage educators, education advocates, parents, politicians, and all interested members of our community in collective knowledge sharing, dialogue and strategy development related to closing the achievement gap. The series is a component of our Campaign for Middle School Success and focuses on, but is not limited to, the middle grades.

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