We are so fortunate to have one of the newest, most innovative centers for technichal knowledge and learning, Cornell Tech, as one of our neighbors here on Roosevelt Island.
The expertise and skills they've imparted throughout the entire school, among all teachers and students over the past 4 years, is truly amazing!
A lot of fun was had by all at the Family Makers Night. A huge number of automatons were made, along with a dazzling array of creative craft projects and light-up decorations.
Thank you to the many 217 teachers who stayed after a long day, to Cornell Tech's Niti Parikh, Dianne Levitt, Meg Ray, and the numerous Cornell Tech students who helped make dozens of projects come alive. Thanks also to Council Member Ben Kallos for stopping by to join the making!
Cornell Tech will get us making tonight!
Join us before Maker Night at 5.30 for an internet safety presentation by Diane Levitt and a PTA meeting.
See you there!
While our school is closed for Election Day, our teachers used the opportunity to spend a day training in computational thinking with visiting computer science educator, Phil Bagge at Cornell Tech.
There was such a massive turnout at the Cornell Tech Family Coding Night that a second room needed to be opened!
We all enjoyed the opportunity to learn a bit more about coding from visiting computer science educator, Phil Bagge - author of the code-it curriculum.
The MakerSpace is back up and running on the 217 playground! Every second week, 217 students enjoy the opportunity to get creative and explore making with different materials and techniques.
With the help of Cornell Tech’s Niti Parikh, our MakerSpace Co-ordinator, along with Cornell Tech students and members of the Teacher Support Team, students are encouraged to design and experiment as they engage in building, inventing, and learning basic engineering concepts.
PS/IS 217 Calendar