Teaching STEM in New York City: The Benefits of Urban Advantage
Lauren and Sephali are Urban Advantage middle school teachers who discuss their unique experiences incorporating UA into their classrooms at their respective schools (In-Tech Academy in the Bronx, and Columbia Secondary School in Harlem), and beyond.
Celebrating 10 years of Urban Advantage
UA teachers and students shared their presentations at the American Museum of Natural History on June 7th, 2014, where the halls teemed with their stories. Since its launch 10 years ago, UA has linked New York City’s students, teachers, and families to 8 major science-based cultural institutions to conduct investigations and inspire learning.
Urban Advantage in Denver, Colorado
UA Denver began through a collaboration with UA in New York City. Then a five-year grant awarded in 2010 launched the partnership with three cultural institutions—Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Zoo, and Denver Botanic Gardens—and two public school districts—Denver Public Schools and Aurora Public Schools. Find out more!
Urban Advantage in Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City (KC) Urban Advantage is modeled on UA in New York City and UA in Denver. KC Urban Advantage gives priority to low-income urban students in grades K-6 to increase’ their exposure to STEM subjects.
Planning: The ‘KLEWS strategy’ in UA’s elementary pilot
The ‘KLEWS strategy’ supports explanation-building in science. Watch Ms. Katsanos plan instruction using ‘KLEWS.’ Questions to Consider: How does the KLEWS strategy differ from the traditional KWL chart?Watch Video
Lesson: the ‘KLEWS strategy’ in UA’s elementary pilot
Watch Ms. Katsanos teach a lesson using ‘KLEWS.’ Questions to Consider: How does the KLEWS strategy help students develop scientific explanations?Watch Video
Reflection: the ‘KLEWS strategy’ in UA’s elementary pilot
Watch Ms. Katsanos reflect on her ‘KLEWS’ based lesson. Questions to Consider: How can the KLEWS chart act as a backwards planning tool?Watch Video