WCNY seeks New York elementary school teachers for FREE engineering professional development workshop

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, invites teachers in grades 3-5 to be part of a free professional development workshop as part of the Teaching Engineering in New York project featuring education facilitators from New York City’s WNET. The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at WCNY in Syracuse, NY.

This workshop and accompanying Teaching Engineering in New York resources are designed to help teachers incorporate engineering concepts and skills into science lessons and address the new NYS science and Next Generation Science standards. Those interested should register by March 5 at Space is limited to 30 teachers. The workshop is free, and lunch will be served.

Teachers will practice the engineering design process and understand how it can be applied to their science teaching. Participants will identify engineering concepts that area already part of their lessons and discover opportunities to tie them into existing and new lessons. Teachers will explore PBS LearningMedia, a free online service that contains thousands of media-rich STEM resources aligned to science standards including those specifically supporting engineering practices emphasized in the standards. Participants will undertake an engineering design challenge, which will be use in the planning of an engineering lesson for their classroom. Teachers will also participate in a 90-minute follow-up workshop later in the spring to share their lessons and learn from each other’s experiences.

Both workshops qualify for CTLE hours, with the assistance of our BOCES partners including the Center for Instruction, Technology, and Innovation (CITI), OCM-BOCES, and O-H-M BOCES.

For more information contact WCNY’s education department at (315) 453-2424 or To register, visit

Haley Dubnoff

Director, Marketing, Communications & Creative Services


415 W. Fayette St.

Syracuse, NY 13204

(315) 385-7317



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