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BROOKLYN STEAM CENTER
Closing the gap between school and the world of work.
Fall 2020 Parent Teacher Conferences
Dear STEAM Scholars and Family Members,
Our annual Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the following dates and times. Please use the links below to schedule a virtual meeting with a member of our Faculty on:
Thursday, November 19th, 2020: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Friday, November 20th, 2020: 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Meetings are approximately 7 - 10 minutes in length, so as to accommodate more parents, and will be completed virtually using Google Meet / Zoom. Access to a Google Meet or Zoom application will be required for this meeting. Information on downloading and/or using these apps can be found by visiting the Zoom Download Center or by logging on to the Google Play App Store.
Please click on the Faculty Members name below to schedule an appointment.
Mr. Ismail Ocasio, Post-Secondary Planning (PSP) Course
We look forward to virtually meeting with you.
The Brooklyn STEAM Center Faculty
COVID - 19 Temporary School Closure
Dear STEAM Center Scholars, Families, and Community Members,
I hope this email finds you and all your loved ones safe and healthy.
It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you that the City of New York has exceeded the COVID-19 positivity rate of 3%, which has resulted in a decision to close ALL public schools for in-person learning effective tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, 2020, and until further notice. All scholars will transition to full remote learning and are expected to engage with their instructors during available times. STEAM Center scholars that were scheduled for in-person/blended learning on specific days and times are encouraged to log in and remotely interact with our instructors during those periods. Depending on the length of our closure, the STEAM Center will be exploring options that would allow our students access to some of the resources that are typically only available in-person. More information on that will be forthcoming.
We have seen so many of our scholars smiling and expressing their gratitude and excitement during their in-person sessions over the past several weeks, and it breaks my heart to know that they will once again be losing out on that opportunity until further notice. It is my hope that we are able to greet them again soon, and will continue to be in touch as we receive more information from the Department of Education. Please see attached for a copy of a letter from our Chancellor regarding school closures.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
The Brooklyn STEAM Center Team
Effective, Thursday, November 19, 2020 all New York City Public Schools are closed for in-person/blended learning until further notice. Please click on the link below for a message from our Chancellor.
Chancellors Letter to Families
REMOTE LEARNING CONTINUES FOR ALL NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS
For the latest information on school closures, please visit:
Latest STEAM Parent/Family Presentation
Dear STEAM Center scholars and family members,
We are aware of some of the scheduling conflicts between the academic courses that our scholars are programmed for at our Partner Schools, and their In-person or remote session times at the STEAM Center. Please use the link below to request changes to your schedules.
STEAM Schedule Fall 2020
In an effort to accommodate the varying schedules of our 8 partner schools and to limit the number of students who attend the STEAM center in person on any given day, we have had to adjust our daily program. During the Fall of 2020, all STEAM scholars will:
Have the option to participate in STEAM center programming remotely or in person
Engage in high quality project/challenge based learning activities daily, that is aligned to academic, industry and professional standards
Be programmed for classes in mixed grade levels (11th and 12th grade together)
Daily opportunities to engage with STEAM instructors up to 3x per day, regardless of blended vs remote learning preference
Have access to tools and materials that can be picked up and used for projects at home
Virtually and physically network with business professionals, and gain insights and feedback from our industry partners
Participate in paid and unpaid Work Based Learning (WBL) activities
The Brooklyn STEAM Center delivers innovative, industry-informed experiences which empower students to take charge of their futures, and creates a diverse, skilled talent pipeline for the technology and manufacturing industries.
The Brooklyn STEAM Center is more than tracking students into industrial and manufacturing jobs.
Innovative approach to career and technical education.
Inclusive opportunity for underrepresented students to excel outside of the traditional classroom.
Real-world environment and hands-on industry exposure giving students real-world skills.
Empowering students to experience different paths and determine their own future.