NYSCI Talks (What School Could Be): What educational facility surprised you the most?

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NYSCI Talks: What School Could Be by Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith talks about his visits to different schools across the country. According to Dintersmith, it was his trip to the Naval Academy that was the most surprising in terms of their approach to innovation. He discusses the Academy’s changes in admissions policies and in the movement from lectures to project-based learning. Dintersmith discusses what other colleges and schools could learn from the approach used at the Naval Academy. Peggy Brookins discusses the innovative approach to learning that is happening at another Maryland location – the University of Maryland in Baltimore County.


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The New York Hall of Science

The New York Hall of Science, also known as NYSCI, is a science museum located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the New York City borough of Queens. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year. NYSCI serves schools, families and underserved communities in the New York City area, offering informal, hands-on learning through various products and services that use the “design-make-play” method of bringing delight and play to educating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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